Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

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    Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    Huckabee wants to know who in the GOP ordered the "hit" on Rep. Akin for his comments about "legitimate rape" and abortion policies.  Huck supported Akin in the GOP primary in MO and continues to stand by his man, as it were.  Now, as a result, some are calling for Huckabee to be withdrawn as a speaker at the convention next week.

    Let's be clear: we're talking about many prominent republicans, including the party nominees and, famously, Scott Brown - who immodestly said that he was "the first person in the country" to call for Akin to step aside.  The usual b**ching about the 'liberal media' does not apply here.  It's an intra-party fight that some in the GOP won't let go.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    Ryan seems to share Akin's views.  And the source of Akin's ideas has been praised by Romney.

    Akin's views are held by the mainstream leaders of the GOP. 

    ".....the person who is the source of Akin’s theory, Dr. Jack C. Willke, the father of the antiabortion movement."

    “Dr. Willke is a leading voice within the pro-life community and will be an important surrogate for Governor Romney's pro-life and pro-family agenda,” the Romney campaign said...."

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/21/news/la-pn-doctor-behind-todd-akins-rape-theory-was-a-romney-surrogate-in-2007-20120821

     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

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    [QUOTE] The usual b**ching about the 'liberal media' does not apply here Who said it did?
    Posted by WhichOnesPink2[/QUOTE]

    Akin and a few of his media apologists, for example, but more pre-emptive on my part.

    Incidentally, I answered, "yes".
     
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    [QUOTE]Ryan seems to share Akin's views.  And the source of Akin's ideas has been praised by Romney. Akin's views are held by the mainstream leaders of the GOP.  Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    Which would seem to make their 'gang rape' (in the words of one prominent christian conservative) of Akin all the more contradictory, wouldn't it...??

    Or could it be that some repub leaders don't want some of their key views exposed so nakedly to general public opinion...?

    I'm not sure, which is why I tend to think they mugged him.




     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    The left over re-acted and the right rolled over and said f free speech, fire him!!
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    Mr. Limbaugh's fatwah was his whole show for several days running, and Mr. Hannity's interviews were brutal.

    Is Mr. Huckabee's stance surprising?  But look when he's coming out with it, when the downside risk of being painted with the same brush is much lower.

    But this is all early.  Many news cycles to go.  Remember when we heard, across the board, that the president taking on The Catholic Church was catastrophic, cataclysmic, from the members of the Knights of Columbus?  This will be a long time ago, too.
     
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    [QUOTE]The left over re-acted and the right rolled over and said f free speech, fire him!!
    Posted by tvoter[/QUOTE]

    This is a campaign; no doubt the dems were going to run with it all day, so that's just a red herring on your part.

    I'll take the rest of your post as another "yes", then.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    If Mr. Limbaugh ever listened to anyone, he might have heard that it was past time to either let this metastasize or rot.  Instead he just let callers on who wanted to defend Rep. Akin so he could rail.  And Mr. Hannity wanted mightily to be credited with bringing him down.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    But, again, note that the righteous right calling for Mr. Akin to step aside do not call for him to resign from congress, or for his censure by the House.  That would be substantive.  Not just theatre.  Need that vote.  Too clever by half.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    I believe in the sanctity of life but the bottom line here is Akin is a freaking moron and an embarassment to himself and anyone who defends or follows him.

    Whoever said all politicians are smart? Look at Biden.

    No doubt the Democrats will try to tie in all Republicans with this neanderthal.

     
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    [QUOTE]I believe in the sanctity of life but the bottom line here is Akin is a freaking moron and an embarassment to himself and anyone who defends or follows him. Whoever said all politicians are smart? Look at Biden. No doubt the Democrats will try to tie in all Republicans with this neanderthal.
    Posted by ThatWasMe[/QUOTE]

    But they don't need to.  Is that why all the noise is coming from the rightwing noisemakers? 

    And forgot to mention Messrs. Urbanski (sp), filling in for Mr. Limbaugh on Monday, and Mr. Hitchcock all week on the EIB network.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    Would anyone here from the loyal opposition tell how Fox, beyond Mr. Huckabee, is handling it?  Haven't been near a TV since this occurred.  It would seem that they could argue it either way.  But probably down on Rep. Akin, since Mr. Romney has come out that way?
     
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    [QUOTE]Would anyone here from the loyal opposition tell how Fox, beyond Mr. Huckabee, is handling it?  Haven't been near a TV since this occurred.  It would seem that they could go either way.
    Posted by Firewind[/QUOTE]

    By and large I think that Akin has proven himself to be a nitwit and unelectable one at that.

    All the sites and everything that I've read and heard is that the Republicans feel that the McCaskills Senate seat is up for grabs, that she can be beaten but at this point no believes that Akin can and why the outcry for him to step down.

    Everywhere I've been they're denoucing his comments.

    The Republicans realize to repeal Obamacare they need the Whitehouse and majorities in the Senate and the House.

    Mr. Akin has them concerned.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    "Look at Biden".  Biden has issues talking off the cuff and legitimately mis-speaks on occassion.  But Akin truly believes that women can't get pregnant from "forcible rape".  And so does Romney and so does Ryan.  Ryan cosponsored a Bill with Akin using the language "forcible rape".

    But regardless of whether he mis-spoke or what any of them believe, Akin's position on Abortion is in lockstep with the leadership of the party.  No abortions for any reason.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

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    [QUOTE]Huckabee wants to know who in the GOP ordered the "hit" on Rep. Akin for his comments about "legitimate rape" and abortion policies.  Huck supported Akin in the GOP primary in MO and continues to stand by his man, as it were.  Now, as a result, some are calling for Huckabee to be withdrawn as a speaker at the convention next week. Let's be clear: we're talking about many prominent republicans, including the party nominees and, famously, Scott Brown - who immodestly said that he was "the first person in the country" to call for Akin to step aside.  The usual b**ching about the 'liberal media' does not apply here.  It's an intra-party fight that some in the GOP won't let go.
    Posted by MattyScornD[/QUOTE]

     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So... : By and large I think that Akin has proven himself to be a nitwit and unelectable one at that. All the sites and everything that I've read and heard is that the Republicans feel that the McCaskills Senate seat is up for grabs, that she can be beaten but at this point no believes that Akin can and why the outcry for him to step down. Everywhere I've been they're denoucing his comments. The Republicans realize to repeal Obamacare they need the Whitehouse and majorities in the Senate and the House. Mr. Akin has them concerned.
    Posted by ThatWasMe[/QUOTE]

    All indications are that Akin held similar views before this particular kerfuffle and had served several terms in congress already, so it didn't bother them then...

    ...especially considering just how many gop pols have similar views about the definition of rape viz. abortion.

    In part, I think it also exposes the tee partee contingent (if merely in MO) as more socially conservative than they claimed to be.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    Have three words for you hyperventilating libs:

    "Paul Wellstone funeral"

    If you dont know what happened, better look it up.

    The Dem Convention is now going to be a 3 night celebration of radical feminism and abortion....  
    Voters who are looking for Obama's 2d term economic plan won't be thrilled with this.
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    No the Repubs (the ones that wanted him to withdraw) didn't over react.  Aikins is an ignorant idiot and he must go; his hanging around continues the Dem BS "war on women" theme.

    Huckabee, on the other hand is on the wrong side of this issue.

    Sen Brown was spot on, with his immediate call for Aikin to withdraw.
     
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    [QUOTE]"continues" the Democrats' theme. Interesting way of putting it. Soft. Neutralizing. Distancing. Protective. It's not that this is one of many examples of a GOPer saying or wanting to legislate things that harm women's rights, of course. It's just some aberrance that...what did you say...it "continues" - rather than substantiates - a "theme" Sigh. The phrase "War on Women" captures the notion that there are those in the GOP with Akins' views. Hell, the GOP is about to debate whether to put in its platform that women should not have the right to abort. Ever. It's not a "theme". It's what your party says . It's not necessarily the greatest consolation that you've got some like Brown who say "this is crap" and whole bunch of others who are willing to sign on to a platform and excuse it with "what? what are you worried about? It's not like the Democrats will ever let us a amend the constitution...?" If the GOP would just stop trying to legislate vag!nas, there wouldn't be any 'theme' to speak of.
    Posted by WhatDoYouWantNow[/QUOTE]


    the War on Women is a farce.  you have spokespeople like Sandra Fluke claiming she can't afford $7 of birth control each month, while chomping on a $4 muffin, a $5 latte, and a $3 bottle of orange juice at Starbucks every day.

    There is a War on Women, and it is within the ranks of the Democrat party, who intend to make women dependent on government, rather than encourage them to expand their horizons.
     
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    [QUOTE]"Look at Biden".  Biden has issues talking off the cuff and legitimately mis-speaks on occassion.  But Akin truly believes that women can't get pregnant from "forcible rape".  And so does Romney and so does Ryan.  Ryan cosponsored a Bill with Akin using the language "forcible rape". But regardless of whether he mis-spoke or what any of them believe, Akin's position on Abortion is in lockstep with the leadership of the party.  No abortions for any reason.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover[/QUOTE]

    I go to bed every night praying that we get to 2013 whithout Joe Biden in the Oval Office.

    Biden spent 8 years attacking George Bush in the press and on the talk shows now he has the show and turns out he is the biggest klutz doofus in American politics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3Fdgcdt4jc
     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    The viral Onion-like article making the rounds about him quitting the race notwithstanding, Rep. Akin did hold a news conference today at which he..... following the great anticipation that it generated..... doubled down.

    He just might turn the corner on this.  (One Checkers speech and...)  To be sure, the great majority of the usually loyal caller comments on all the EIB network talk shows included "...under the bus..."  In the event, it seemed that they were strawmen allowed through as props for the hosts to rail against, but you never know how these things are going to metastasize.  As I've said elsewhere, EIB collectively (sorry) kind of left him the path to recovery as martyr.  Mr. Huckabee may be the herald.
     
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    [QUOTE]Typical moonbat hypocrisy on display. Today: "Akin and his dumb remark on "legitimate rape" are nothing but another part of GOP War on Women". At their convention: a big demonstration in support of the speaker - an accused rapist and serial womanizer, a man who received the original "Lewinsky" in the Oval Office from an intern, a man who gave every man the excuse to cheat claiming a "lewinsky" was not sex, a man who dodged accountability for his actions with the famous "it depends on what you mean by the word is", a man that was the only elected President to be impeached for lying to a judge about his conduct demenaing women. Yeah, the Demcorat Party is sooooo supportive of women. Too bad Kennedy and Dodd are no longer available to re-enact their moment of glory in their support of women: THe Waitress Sandwich. Demcorat Party values = anything is OK as long as you support the political agenda. Disgusting. Anyway, the moonbats delight in talking about this so we aren't talking about what really matters - getting the economy going after that failure of Obama to do so. And the Demcorat Party War on Youth: college loans up the wazoo, exploited to pay for ponzi scheme programs of Social Security and Medicare where they do nothing but pay and get nothing in return, saddled with the impact of paying for TRILLIONS in government debt which represents theft of their prosperity. If the  youth of this country ever wake up to what the Democrats have done to them, the Party of Rats is finished. IF.
    Posted by Newtster[/QUOTE]

    Although Ted was never tried for rape, his nephew, William Kennedy Smith, was. On Good Friday 1991, Kennedy took Smith and his son Patrick out for a long night of drinking. The young men brought two young women home with them. Hoping perhaps for his share of the action, a drunken Ted Kennedy, nearly 60 now, wandered without any pants on into the room where everyone had gathered. "I got totally weirded out," said one of the women. She got up and told the others, "I'm out of here. I'm leaving." The woman left behind the woman who would accuse Smith of rape. He would be acquitted.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/dems_better_put_some_ice_on_that_rape_talk.html#ixzz24fOLopOY
     














     
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    Re: Did GOPers Overreact Re: Akin? - Huckabee Thinks So...

    To ThatWasMe: "Newtster", the one who with every post pays homage to the disgraced Mr. Gingrich - the most acutely ironic actor on the public stage today - was talking about a former president.  I think.  But he generalizes enough that the reader may be forgiven for the lack of precision.  One brush, one unifying theme.  One could infer parody, but -- well, actually.....

    And to the moonbat's protégé: Rapist? Got to be a product of the whisper game. Or the Murdoch&Ailes formula of repeat it enough, for enough news cycles, and it becomes true?  But not even they call that president this.
     

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