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(Talking Points Memo)   Todd Akin now asking Claire McCaskill why she doesn't drop out for being offended about rape. This has now degenerated into an elementary school argument   ( 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2012-08-23 07:52:59 PM  

quatchi: "If she can't break 50 percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down."

[howaboutno?]

I'm pretty sure Claire McCaskill can safely disregard any helpful suggestions proffered by the increasingly unhinged Akin campaign.

Obvious troll is painfully obvious.


And concerned.
 
2012-08-23 07:54:10 PM  

Thunderbox: Akin needs to go on a ' fact finding mission ' which includes a few nights in the cells with Bubba, to find the real meaning of the word rape.


With any luck he'll get ass pregnant with a rabid badger.
 
2012-08-23 07:56:55 PM  
The voters of Missouri clearly made thier choice about McCaskill before Rep. Akin's unfortunate statement. What is driving the polls now is liberals and their media allies continued coverage of his statement. Give them few more weeks when Missourians have managed to get back to the real issues of the economy and jobs and not a overblown "controversy" which is being forced down thier throats. McCaskill and her failed ideology can't win when the narritive is turned back to jobs, which it will be.
 
2012-08-23 07:58:03 PM  
 
2012-08-23 07:58:28 PM  
I like it, he is trying to get a job at the Onion writing satire I guess - "Politician criticises opponent as weak due to not beating such a terrible candidate as himself by a greater margin"
 
2012-08-23 07:58:42 PM  

fusillade762: [www.oldbridgerepublicans.com image 400x414]

"I know you are but what am I?"


Was just about to post the same thing, with a different pee-wee poster. This seems to be the theme of this campaign.

Republicans are enacting a war on women.
No Obama is fighting the real war on women!

Romney is lying in all of his ads.
No Obama is lying in all of his ads!

Romney had the same healthcare plan as me.
I know you are but what am...or you...no I...we should stick to the issues, my time as governor is irrelevant.
 
2012-08-23 07:59:07 PM  
That is some Sandusky-grade levels of ballsiness right there.

Who wants to wager how long after he loses on Nov. 6th when Fox News offers him his own show?
 
2012-08-23 07:59:47 PM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: McCaskill and her failed ideology can't win when the narritive is turned back to jobs, which it will be.


Alright. Tell me what the Republicans can do to fix the economy.

And no bumper sticker slogans...please. 

You can only say "Obama sucks" for so long before people ask..."what makes you guys so much better"?
 
2012-08-23 08:03:48 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Alright. Tell me what the Republicans can do to fix the economy.


They will propose bills that curtail abortion access.
 
2012-08-23 08:04:07 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Now?


To be fair, it had been hovering around the 7th grade level for some time.
 
2012-08-23 08:04:47 PM  
Have you ever had the dream in which it turns out your entire life was one gigantic setup for a surprise party that was the worst surprise party ever? And it won't stop? Not even after you wake up in a cold sweat, drink some Chivas and milk, down a half dozen vicodin, murmur obsceneties at the cat who doesn't give a sh*t, and pass out face down on the floor under the mail slot?


www.gq.com

"Help."
 
2012-08-23 08:07:51 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Free_Chilly_Willy: McCaskill and her failed ideology can't win when the narritive is turned back to jobs, which it will be.

Alright. Tell me what the Republicans can do to fix the economy.

And no bumper sticker slogans...please. 

You can only say "Obama sucks" for so long before people ask..."what makes you guys so much better"?


Tax cuts for the rich and loosened corporate regulations! After all, that's worked in the past, and in no way caused the current mess!
 
2012-08-23 08:08:28 PM  

eurotrader: A lottery of all registered voters to pick members of congress is looking better and better. With all the examples no one can worry about people not knowing what to do or being stupid because the picks can not be worse than what is already there.


I have to agree these days. The only people who want to become politicians are clearly the last people who should ever be politicians.
 
2012-08-23 08:12:00 PM  

impaler: Just wait until confused voters in other Missouri districts vote for the D because they think their R is Akin...


What other Missouri districts? It's a statewide office.
 
2012-08-23 08:13:47 PM  
"The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48 percent after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is"

Or how tooflessly rapey Missourah is, Captain .
 
2012-08-23 08:14:38 PM  
I see this and all I can think is how Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are cursing the news gods that this didn't happen a week earlier before they went on their two week vacation. This would have been gold for them. GOLD!
 
2012-08-23 08:15:50 PM  
Captain Steroid:
an Hetalia Face Palm?!
This is 4U

i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-08-23 08:16:04 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Proud!
 
2012-08-23 08:19:12 PM  
Another Akin thread. Another $100 for Fark from the DNC.

DRINK!!!!
 
2012-08-23 08:19:51 PM  

Mantour: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 342x240]


So many facefolds to forcibly f*ck. So very limited time for alliteration.
 
2012-08-23 08:20:00 PM  
This has now degenerated into an elementary school argument

It was an elementary school-level argument on Akin's side to begin with. His opening statement was that girls have magic in their hoo-haas that makes it so they only get pregnant when they want to. That's the argument of a kid who hasn't taken a health class and gets his knowledge about the female body from talking with the older boys on the playground.
 
2012-08-23 08:21:07 PM  
He certainly embodies the GOP.
 
2012-08-23 08:22:10 PM  

shotglasss: Another Akin thread. Another $100 for Fark from the DNC.

DRINK!!!!


Got nothing huh?
 
2012-08-23 08:27:15 PM  

eurotrader: A lottery of all registered voters to pick members of congress is looking better and better. With all the examples no one can worry about people not knowing what to do or being stupid because the picks can not be worse than what is already there.


I support this idea. Require all the person's assets (stocks and bonds, not homes or small businesses) be converted to government bonds. Small businesses can not be directly managed (control is transfered to a business partnmer or family member, but not spouse). Anyone who is an executive in a major corporation if absolutely forbidden to have any interaction with that business, their lobbiests, or representatives (e.g. lawyers) in any way. Prison terms should be handed out for violating that law.

I would accept exemptions for a very limited set of reasons, e.g. you have a fatal illness and you are bit busy dying at the moment.
 
2012-08-23 08:27:33 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Got nothing huh?


He's part of the new Generation Fail of FARK Independents. When has he had anything?
 
2012-08-23 08:27:53 PM  
Everybody knows that if a candidate legitimately wants his opponent out of the race, his campaign has ways to shut the whole thing down.

If she's here, it's because he wants it.
 
2012-08-23 08:28:19 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Got nothing huh?


You noticed, too? He's one of the weaker threadshiatters.
 
2012-08-23 08:30:02 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Mrtraveler01: Got nothing huh?

You noticed, too? He's one of the weaker threadshiatters.


He's as much of an embarrassment to Missouri as Todd Akin. 

/slight exaggeration
 
2012-08-23 08:31:35 PM  
If the GOP wanted to truly prove to women that they don't support Akin's views they would kick him out of the party and go ahead and run someone else.
 
2012-08-23 08:31:56 PM  

carrion_luggage: He doesn't use a rubber, you're covered in goo. Whatever you say bounces off him and legitimately rapes you.


*thunderous applause*
 
2012-08-23 08:32:26 PM  
Farkin elections, how do they work?
 
2012-08-23 08:32:30 PM  

shotglasss: Another Akin thread. Another $100 for Fark from the DNC.

DRINK!!!!


Thank you for your support.
 
2012-08-23 08:33:50 PM  
dtdstudios.com
 
2012-08-23 08:34:09 PM  
Can any of the Republican posters out there explain why the GOP is suddenly letting their hatred of women flow freely? Why do you hate women? Because none of this makes any sense to normal people, from "Sandra Fluke is a Slut" to "Rape Victims Can't Get Pregnant" to whatever terrifying trick you have up your old white male sleeves for next week.
 
2012-08-23 08:35:03 PM  
This is the story that just keeps on giving long after you say no.
 
2012-08-23 08:37:38 PM  

Free_Chilly_Willy: The voters of Missouri clearly made thier choice about McCaskill before Rep. Akin's unfortunate statement. What is driving the polls now is liberals and their media allies continued coverage of his statement. Give them few more weeks when Missourians have managed to get back to the real issues of the economy and jobs and not a overblown "controversy" which is being forced down thier throats. McCaskill and her failed ideology can't win when the narritive is turned back to jobs, which it will be.


That was way more than a simple "unfortunate statement". It's the kind of statement you expect from an ignorant misogynists or someone who is just plain stupid. If the people of Missouri aren't morons, they would reject him on that, alone.
 
2012-08-23 08:39:04 PM  

LouDobbsAwaaaay: This has now degenerated into an elementary school argument

It was an elementary school-level argument on Akin's side to begin with. His opening statement was that girls have magic in their hoo-haas that makes it so they only get pregnant when they want to. That's the argument of a kid who hasn't taken a health class and gets his knowledge about the female body from talking with the older boys on the playground.



salsa.wiredforchange.com


I SAID 'PUT THE ASPIRIN BETWEEN HER KNEES,' HOT-TODDY!

l2da.comwww.newyorker.com

I MEAN, HWUT THE F*CK?

cdn2-b.examiner.com

IS PUDDING TODAY IS PUDDING IS PUDDING TODAY?

latimesblogs.latimes.com 

PUDDING MAYBE.

 
2012-08-23 08:41:01 PM  

Mrtraveler01: shotglasss: Another Akin thread. Another $100 for Fark from the DNC.

DRINK!!!!

Got nothing huh?


You really think the GOP shills would -- or even could -- talk about the actual issues this election cycle?


This guy believes that lady parts are magic and wrote a bill in Congress to that effect.

A co-author of that bill wrote a budget bill which would have replaced Medicare and Medicaid with "$6000 off your next surgery!" coupons.

That guy is the running mate of the GOP's Presidential candidate, who is running on his business acumen and his executive experience as a state Governor.... except he doesn't want anybody talking about his business acumen, as it involved running profitable businesses into the ground because they weren't profitable enough so that he can line his own pockets with the carcasses, all the while making the employees of those businesses build stages for the express purpose of having his buddies stand on those stages and fire those workers; and he doesn't want anyone talking about his government executive experiences, either, since his crowning achievement was the blueprint for the pinnacle of his opponent's domestic policy.
And he prevented the last Olympics to take place in America from burning itself into the ground.... but nobody's allowed to talk about that, either, since he did it using a government handout.
And he pays "over 20%" in total taxes and "donations" to "charity" combined... but we're not allowed to know exactly how much he paid to Uncle Sam, how much he paid for his Jesus Club membership dues, anything else he might have paid or anything he might NOT have paid because every time anybody asks, he cowers behind his sick wife's skirt and soils his battle panties while she says "we paid the minimum required by law, and you people have no right to see our tax papers!"


I can't really blame them for not being too keen on discussing the actual issues, what with them being too busy defending the indefensible.
 
2012-08-23 08:42:15 PM  

TV's Vinnie: That is some Sandusky-grade levels of ballsiness right there.

Who wants to wager how long after he loses on Nov. 6th when Fox News offers him his own show?


Fox would never hire Todd Akin (D).
 
2012-08-23 08:46:23 PM  

LordOfThePings: TV's Vinnie: That is some Sandusky-grade levels of ballsiness right there.

Who wants to wager how long after he loses on Nov. 6th when Fox News offers him his own show?

Fox would never hire Todd Akin (D).


Not even as Huck's sidekick?

"Hi-yoooooo!"

www.slate.com
 
2012-08-23 08:46:37 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Can any of the Republican posters out there explain why the GOP is suddenly letting their hatred of women flow freely? Why do you hate women? Because none of this makes any sense to normal people, from "Sandra Fluke is a Slut" to "Rape Victims Can't Get Pregnant" to whatever terrifying trick you have up your old white male sleeves for next week.


It's always been there, but back before the Republican party went completely batshiat, the crazies were relegated to the fringe. Now the fringe controls the party, and the sane Republicans are RINOs.
 
2012-08-23 08:47:53 PM  

Ed Finnerty: [Oh, exploitable!]


So how long until Walter Donovan, Yui Hasegawa and Weedlord Bonerhitler sign the petition?

/give me the website and 15 minutes to set up a few throwaway email accounts, and that petition will be signed by John MacTavish, Kurenai Misuzu and Al Coholic
 
2012-08-23 08:52:00 PM  

shotglasss: Another Akin thread. Another $100 for Fark from the DNC.

DRINK!!!!


Ah, the smell of desperation."You must be getting paid to run these articles!" There's no other possible reason Fark would keep running articles about this moron flinging poo all over himself and the rest of the GOP. No reason at all. Not even the comedy gold involved.

i950.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-23 08:53:10 PM  

s1ugg0: This is the story that just keeps on giving long after you say no.


your eyes were saying yes
 
2012-08-23 08:53:31 PM  

The Why Not Guy: Can any of the Republican posters out there explain why the GOP is suddenly letting their hatred of women flow freely? Why do you hate women? Because none of this makes any sense to normal people, from "Sandra Fluke is a Slut" to "Rape Victims Can't Get Pregnant" to whatever terrifying trick you have up your old white male sleeves for next week.


We Republicans don't hate women, we hate moral turpitude. That you would lump good, honest Christian women in with the abort-o-matic 'free love' types is the precisely why it is in fact you Libs who are the true sexist ones. You lump all women into the same category, we differentiate them based upon the amount of sexual intercourse they partake in.
 
2012-08-23 08:58:09 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-23 08:59:53 PM  

kbronsito: If she says she won't drop out... he should insist more forcefully. Sometimes when broads say no, all they want is for the man to become more aggressive and turn that no into a yes.


cache.io9.com

Approves
 
2012-08-23 08:59:55 PM  
They keep voting republican, even though their arseasshole is achin'Akin.

FTFY
 
2012-08-23 09:00:38 PM  
Todd Akin, hang in there, bro! I'm behind you all the way!!
 
2012-08-23 09:00:40 PM  
And Mr. Akin does have a good point, in a way. Why is the Babby of a rapist more murderable than any other Babby? Why must we punish poor, innocent Babby for the crime of the father?
 
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