Hannity interviews Akin
Monday, August 20, 2012 at 07:10pm 68 Comments
Hannity laid it on the line for Todd Akin, is he willing to drag down the presidential ticket and the goal of taking back the Senate.
Listening to the audio, you can see how Akin would be a good candidate against McCaskill if he had not shot himself in the foot.
The question is whether Akin is the hill to fight on at this point in time. The answer is obvious.
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Mark Levin, who I have some respect for, loved his latest book, is saying Akin staying in would be a mistake.
It WILL be a mistake, the man doesn’t seem to understand how much this will damage not just him, but every repub candidate.
The man needs to resign. Steelman or Brunner need to step up, I have my credit card ready to make a donation to either of these candidates to defeat that witch Claire from MO.
Akin needs to resign, and asap, tommorow is the deadline.
The charge is absurd, he is talking about “legitimate rape” in the negative, as in if it is a legitimate charge of rape, not as if some forms of rape are legitimate! That would be absurd, there are no legitimate forms of rape, its a crime upon the face of it as well as outlawed in all 50 states. If you have an exception for rape, and all you have to say it was rape, then everyone would claim rape, hence the exception would be a loophole they would drive a truck through.
We try to be a civilized country, we don’t execute 3rd parties for the crimes of others.
Yes, I know that’s what he was trying to say – key word being trying. I know what he meant, you know what he meant but the fact is – he said something really stupid. And he will have to pay for that or else we all pay. He needs to bow out gracefully and let someone less accident prone take over or we’re screwed.
Everyone says something stupid. Take Obama, he came out against rape today. I can see the campaign ad now, “Obama, it took him almost 4 years to condemn rape” “Why did he take so long?”, “Is the reason why, because Obama is really for rape?”
Everyone knows what he meant, this is nothing but silly posturing pretending to take an alleged ambiguity and turn what he was saying on its head to mean something its not. Its not like when Obama said “you didn’t build it”, Obama actually meant it.
There’s no point in bitching about double standards and the unfairness of it all- fact is, they’re what we have to deal with. The press might one day be fair-handed and the electorate might get a bit more sophisticated in its thinking, but it ain’t going to happen between now and November, and it ain’t going to happen over Todd Akin.
I’m perfectly willing to believe Akin is a wonderful man who simply stuck his foot in his mouth and is struggling to pull it out.
But I still want him gone, and here’s why:
These aren’t our friends, they are politicians. They are vehicles for policy, nothing more. That goes for Akin, Palin, and every other would-be elected official on our side. We don’t owe them our loyalty or dedication, and we are not obligated to pull their asses out of the fire when they find themselves in a bad spot. And we damn sure aren’t obliged to winnable elections on their behalf. They’re all, every single one, expendable. That’s not mercenary, that’s reality. We choose candidates and hold elections so that our preferred policies are carried out, and the only way that happens is by winning. I am in no way inclined to jeopardize our chances of taking the Senate, and worse, maybe even the White House, because Todd Akin is a really good guy. Is it a hill I’m ready to die on? Hell, it isn’t even a hill I’m willing to fire a shot from.
If we were eight months out from the election, or if this was an off year, or the deadline for stepping down wasn’t tomorrow, I might feel differently. But its none of those things, and this cowboy doesn’t see any percentage in taking the risks his continued candidacy would require.
The man made his bed, and now he has to lie in it, regardless of how unfair that might be. The stakes are simply too high.
This movie clip seemed appropriate…
This just goes to show that the choice of “best and brightest” is tossed aside in politics. Further, Christian fundamentalists often are not representative of the “best and brightest.” Worse is the gross example of the lack of common sense.
Akins should just drop out. The people of Missouri deserve better and better must exist out there somewhere.
Apparently, vetting was not part of the primary process…
This has nothing to do with Akins’ religion. He’s an idiot. Leave it at that.
Claire Bear knew this would happen. That witch was running ads for him in the primaries, I am an ex-dem, now independent, this is how the dems operate, its all about power.
Gotta hand it to Claire Bear for doing whatever she needed to do to win. Repubs fall for this everytime.
Akins, drop out so the rest of the repub people do not get tainted! Getting the senate back & repealing ObamaCare is a hell of a lot more important!
He may be a nice man, what he said was incredibley stupid and in a perfect little soundbite, it cannot be defended and will reinforce all the stuff dems say about repubs.
The man needs to resign, in 2 weeks, it will be all forgotten what he said, and people in MO will again remember how much they want to kick out Claire Bear in december.
Are you saying that one stupid idiotic statment is all it will take to get the good people of MO to re-elect Claire McCaskill THe Witch ?
your statement does not say much for the intelect or thoughfulness of the people living in MO.
seroiusly, what world do you live in?
Every single republican BEYOND MO will be tainted by this!
Jeff Flake in AZ has his opponent going after Flake for this Akin idiot. Scott Brown in MA has his idiot opponent Warren going after him, George Allen of VA has his idiot Tim Kaine using this Akin line after him
Now AxelRod is bringing in Ryan into this because Ryan and Akin had some bill last year.
I’m an ex-dem, I know how these scumbags work! They will use every damn little opening and paint every repub with it, including Romney and Ryan!
All Akin had to do was yell jobs jobs jobs, and he couldn’t do that!
If you know Dems are A$$holes why are you not going over to Dem sites and hysterically beating up Dems?
they’ve driven out all the conservative/centerist dems out.
and if the repubs want to make this Akin’s thing the main issue, looks like this country is screwed this election cycle.
My apology, if you know that Dems are scumbags-rahter than a$$holes- then why not go after the scumbags in the Dem party.
This is the world I live in, the one where we all know that beating down Republicans takes little courage because it is the safe and hip thing to do but if you are seriously about the Scumbags in your former party then grow some spine and take your hysterics over to your freinds in the Democrat Party to beat on them for a while!
Remember this Democrats brought us OBAMACARE, $6 Trillion in Debt, $1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt, collapsing Job market, High Misery Index, Fast and Furious, UNION THUGS, bloated Federal workers environment,an undefended Nation, Lawless Dept of Justice, out-of-control EPA, amnesty for millions of illegal citizens, Hate, Divison, Class Warfare!
WTF!?!? I just read that Huckabee sort of threw him a lifeline on his radio show, didn’t that idiot Huckabee endorse him, so lets see Claire Bear and Huckabee ran ads for him.
This idiot better withdraw, the repubs deserve to lose if they are this stupid to not force him to leave.
Why the hell isn’t Huckabee calling his man Akin up and telling him he needs to withdraw from the race!! MO is at stake, so is the Senate, every damn repub senate race will be tainted by this idiot’s words.
I cannot stand Huckabee, idiot, complete idiot.
OMG. This freaking moron is going to go on Pier Morgan’s CNN show tonight.
omg. This really is the stupid party. I give up, I cannot believe this crap. Stupid. This election is done, with this close an election, 2-3% swing in polls is done by this idiot man’s words. It will be used by every damn dumb demonrat in every single damn race!
Done. Senate is going to stay in dem hands, Barry Soetero will be in the WH, House will lose some seats, but most likely stay in repub hands. Its done.
Some dumb arrogant idiot from MO think his little 15 mins of fame is more imporant that anything else. Another sharron angle, but much worse. And this was supposed to be the easiest pickup senate seat. Idiot huckabee.
This guy needs to shut his trap. WTH is wrong with him?
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He ran a “stealth” primary campaign. He didn’t start runnign TV ads in the Kansas City area until about three weeks before the primary election. John Brunner started running TV ads in 2011 and ran them consistently. Brunner probably outspent Akin (no ‘s’) 20:1.
The point is that for Akin to be competitive against McCaskill in November, he needed the financial support of the NRSC, Crossroads, and other SuperPACs. Since they have cut him off, he can not win – especially now that McCaskill, the DNC, DSCC, and Democratic SuperPACs think they can win after this incident.
The only question now is does he stay in the race out of spite because almost everybody in the Republican Party has turned against him, or does he oblige them and get out tomorrow. His political career is over whether he abandons the race or not. His only consideration now is how spiteful he wants to be. The way Republicans have piled on and treated him like a pariah today, I would not hold it against him if he decides to stay in the race and hand deliver the election to McCaskill.
However, he’s a religious man so I doubt he will succumb to his base instincts to seek revenge on his party. If I were wearing his shoes, I’d probably stay in and throw the race.
“The way Republicans have piled on and treated him like a pariah today, ”
He opened his mouth and said the most idiotic thing, he could have kept his damn mouth shut about it, and just hammered jobs jobs jobs jobs, ObamaCare and he would have won.
He stays in, it will cost Romney and Ryan, and every other repub in the country points and perhaps elections.
You are a confessed ex-Dem, please explain why your former party never, ever, ever takes on Democrat’s corrupt idiots?
And do you ever beat down your Dem friends over people like Pelosi, Obama, Schumer, Sebellius, Reid like you are doing here with the Republicans?
I myself used to be a brain-dead Liberal but since 2001 I decided that the Democrat Party of Evil was easy to take down because they are so evil.
I do not much worry about the Republican Party getting free passes because-as we all have seen-they have everyone beathing them down all the time, they even beat themselves to a pulp.
When are Democrats ever going to beat down their own idiots?
“why your former party never, ever, ever takes on Democrat’s corrupt idiots”
the party is corrupt, “ends justify the means”, they have no morals, no shame, I was a dem until 2008, now independent.
the party is just a bunch of groups all put together, they have no goal, no theme, its all about groups who can keep them in power.
Why would corrupt dems take on other corrupt dems? They’re all corrupt.
We already know this about the Democrat Party, many of us knew this long before 2008.
The question is, since you know Democrats are scumbags why are you not taking it to them rather than complying with their methods, which you are doing by hysterically going after this Akins guy for saying one statement JUST LIKE DEMOCRATS DO!
I am having difficulty understanding your post.
And of course Akins will tie Ryan to all this, because he and Ryan so-sponsored some “personhood” bill. so the romney/ryan ticket will be directly tainted by this. And of course little Piers Morgan will let this moron talk, his Hannity interview this afternoon, Akins sounded incoherent and all other the place.
Just f**king great.
What were you listening to? He didn’t sound incoherent at all. He was apologetic, contrite and pretty humble. I thought he was lucid and able to switch into campaign mode quickly.
Look he made a blunder of epic proportions. He’s going to try to save his campaign tonight and, if he fails, resign tomorrow. He wants to fight for it. It’s not going to change anything if he ends up quitting tomorrow instead of tonight.
Beyond Akin, someone ought to talk to Dana Loesch and tell her to learn how to back off sometimes.
I have heard exactly this from four liberal friends now. It’s apparently circulating.
He has GOT to get out. He already has hideously tainted all running Republicans and the only save here is for the Republican party as a whole to stand up and say: that’s not us and we don’t support this kind of ignorance.
(And, audio above, it wasn’t a “single word” or a “single error”. It was a major screw up in facts upon which he at least in part presumably bases his position.)
This was reported on NBC (via Hot Air):
“[A] source with ties to Akin’s political operation tells First Read that the GOP congressman most likely won’t quit the contest, saying Akin believes this race is ‘providential’ and even if Akin was ready to get out, his wife would never let him quit.”
Providential… My foot!
Hey Akin, this race is not “providential”: it’s suicidal.
It’s obvious he will not quit. Time to throw him out to the sharks.
yes, the man needs to go. This cannot be salvaged and is dragging down every other repub with him.
If he doesn’t drop out Missouri Republicans, Tea party independents and conservatives of all stripes need to get Sarah Steelman on the ballot as an independent party, or go all-in for a massive write-in campaign. The Right in Missouri needs to make sure voter intensity doesn’t drop off.
He still holds to self-delusions.
He doesn’t seem to get that he was used by the Democrats right before that primary election, and they’re going to use him all until the very end, when he goes down in flames.
He has been USED. By Democrats. And yet he thinks it’s fine.
Wait till he realizes they will drop him to the compost pile like a squeezed lemon…
Nope. He’s an idiot. The entire Republican Party and the Tea Party have the right to make sure his coffers are good as empty. He doesn’t belong there.
David Axelrod: Todd Akin’s Comments Are ‘Inconvenient’ For Romney-Ryan, ‘Not Inconsistent’
yep, just like on scedule, the dumocrats are using this. My god. I’m just shaking my head, such an easy MO seat pickup.
If this idiot does not withdraw, he needs to be completely cut out from the repub and tea party (who endorsed Steelman) and run a third party with steelman or Brunner.
What a freaking disaster. Where the hell is Huckabee?!? Why isn’t he telling his man to get out. Shaking my head, what a disaster.
Whatever comes of this one thing is certain, neither Mitt Romney or Paul Ryan will ever survive one misstep or overcome one misplaced word.
I hope that between now and Nov 6th- extend this to four years in the White House- that both Romney and Ryan have the necessary strength to never, ever, never say anything wrong or stupid.
I’m done with this subject, at this point we have placed both Romney and Ryan in an unattainable position because noboby is that perfect.
syn, this goes beyond saying something wrong. It was a moronic statement. Anyone who believes the statement that he made is a moron. It is kind of like saying the earth is flat. Does that make sense?
Pelosi said that GOP would leave women dying on the floor if they do not give women their free abortions.
Pelosi is still in office.
Yes the man said a moronically stupid thing, but hey Congressional Democrats have sex in rest area bathrooms with underaged boys and the attention given by everyone is on the stupid statment..
What does not make sense is that fact that we are as complicent in driving the Democrat narrative as Democrats are in creating the narrative.
This needs said. This has the smell of a lynch mob. I agree he should step down but his only sin is he said something stupid for which he immediatly apologized. I dont know where he was positioned politically but why do I suspect he was not the man the insiders wanted. I know we dont need the distraction and taint the dems would make of his words but by our own reaction we enable the dems to do this time after time. Remember Dan Maes , Sharon Angel , Sara Palin. All good people we allowed the left to define. If we dont get in the face of the media left , call them for what they are , we will continue to lose when we should win.
It wasn’t that he SAID something stupid. It was that he apparently BELIEVED something stupid. (The Democrats already are propagandizing as to what other misogynistic stupidities does he believe, and also expressing the point of view ! that he should stay in the race and that he and Ryan lockstep.)
To confront the biased liberal media successfully and fruitfully will be a major battle, taking years to win. It is a battle we are all eager to engage. However, the question is this: With 77 days to go in an incredibly important election, is this the hill upon which we ought to stand and make that fight? For Todd Akin, his belief in female physiological magic, and his belief that his campaign is “providential”, that is, determined by God?
If so, we can kiss the White House and Senate goodbye, a goodly portion of our House majority, and a couple Supreme Court nominations.
This is not the time, and Todd Akin is not the hill.
“His wife would never let him quit.”
The whole story may be right there.
Or it’s an equally dreary story of the malignant narcissist who simply isn’t able (so there’s no point in appealing to him) to understand the greater good. Now, we hear, his cause is “providential,” meaning “the demands of my ego have been given divine sanction.” Look out.
He won’t quit. He CAN’T quit. Not without inflicting a sufficient degree of pain for the cost of forcing him to confront his stupidity. This is how it works in our degraded state. Did we really think it would be easy? In any case, malignancy never goes without a fight. It must be radioactively bombed. We have no morally authoritative surgeons to carve out the cancer in one neat operation, no grand patrician figures of respect who might prevail upon Mr. Akin to make the selfless choice; just as Akin would have no inclination to listen anyway.
It’s not that he was trying to say he is against abortion even in cases of rape w/o saying it. It was said with utter lack of tact – in an environment that Republicans earlier this year were attacked by Democrats and their special interests groups for supposedly being anti-woman because they believe the government, or insurance companies via regulatory mandate, shouldn’t be forced to cover contraception.
To be a good candidate for the conservative cause, a person needs to be aware that the Democrat friendly media is laying traps for Republicans – especially conservatives – all the time (24/7).
My fear is that my fellow Christians choose this hill to die upon, rather than the bigger hill this November. Let’s not lose sight of the forest for the trees.
Sarah Steelman ought run as an independent.
I just told my husband of the whole thing. (He doesn’t follow politics that much.)
He just gave me the one word that describes, in all its glory, this whole situation. Ready? Here it is: Sabotage.
All-around sabotage. Sabotage from the Dems, and now sabotage from Akin himself.
Call it by its proper name.
SOURCE: AKIN TO HAVE PRAYER VIGIL, DECIDE FUTURE TONIGHT
UPDATE 5 p.m. EST: A long-time Missouri GOP insider tells Human Events that Akin is planning a prayer vigil for Monday night and meeting with his staff as he searches for a more graceful way to step out of the race. The source believes that Akin is coming to terms with his limited options and the prospect of the beleaguered candidate staying in the race past tomorrow is unlikely.
If he won’t go, they WILL throw him out.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus just read Akin the Riot Act.
The RNC is now aware of the sabotage. Akin’s goose is well and truly cooked. If he stays now, it’s out of spite.
Yesterday: Republican makes stupid statement … everyone swarm. Even Dana Loesch (female, for sure) was willing to deal with it.
Today: f’n, g’n … z’n; bleepity bleep — off with his head. Fear and loathing on the Campaign Trail?
I know I said I’m ending my discussion of this topic but THIS IS TOO MUCH- how many even know this fracking happened? In July?
And why are we not associating this democrat with broad and wide strokes to with Obama, Biden and every Democrat candidate on the Democrat ticket?
Minnesota Democrat Urged To Step Down After Admitting Sex With 17-Year-Old Boy
In July this Democrat had sex in a rest area with an underaged boy and he is still in office!
It’s not about principle. It’s about doing what is smart as far as this race and Republican races around the country. Let’s take Congress and the presidency first, and then we can make an issue of the double standard and the media and etc.
Akin backs out of the interview tonite with Piers Morgan. It’s over.
All that matters is what will Republicans do when Romney or Ran say something stupid?
Will Repugs have the courage to overcome the mobs shouting ‘off with their heads”?
Great advise, the Akin Rule- this is how we can it take to our opponents
“They’ve even gone so far as to pin this idiotic notion on Paul Ryan when he never held such a position ever.
That’s exactly how ridiculous and stupid this “debate” is, which is really just an attack by the lapdog media to help the democrats keep the Senate.”
There is even an Akin Rule for Claire MCCaskill
I think Akin’s campaign team is playing this hour by hour. The prevailing believe today must have been, “If we can get through this hour we will be okay.” And that got them to the end of the daily news cycle just barely. Tomorrow’s news cycle probably won’t be as kind. Getting through another 16 to 18 “one hour at a time” tomorrow is going to be brutal.
I wonder what the Missouri polls will look like later this week. Whatever they are, I suspect his fate is already sealed with all the big money getting yanked early in the day.
One has to wonder at the remarkably ignorant things people believe. And one has to wonder about the remarkable stupidity it takes to not realize when to shut up. I have almost never regretted NOT saying something. It is a lesson worth pondering…
1. Intrade now has the Missouri race about the same as Massachusetts: a toss-up with the edge to the Democrat. Missouri, like Massachusetts!
2. I understand that the election is not about me, but let me vent a bit, folks. Don’t take the following too seriously.
3. Every time since 1988 (inclusive) that I work up enthusiasm for the Stupid Party, they jerk me around like Lucy yanking the football away from Charlie Brown. Every time!
The really amazing thing is that they keep coming up with novel ways, ways that I could not possibly have imagined, to do it.
Been saying that for years. The GOP establishment can snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in novel ways every election cycle. They are like the Braxton Bragg of political parties…
Like Hitler sitting in his bunker staring at Fredrick the Great’s portrait, desperate for a cosmic sign that he will be delivered in the eleventh hour, Obama is staring at his Frank Marshall Davis doll hoping for the same. Hitler divined that the death of FDR was the universe realigning itself, as it had for him when his hysterical blindness was cured after the Great War. In the same vein, Obama sees Akin’s grave mistake as a deliverance on the order of the “leaking” of Jack and Jeri Ryan’s divorce decree.
“Yes!” the narcissist says! “The Universe likes me! It really likes me! We’re gonna win Goebbels / Axelrod! We’re going to win!” [Does the National Socialist Happy Dance]
Narcissists gonna narce! — Uncle Fenn
In the same vein, Obama sees Akin’s grave mistake as a deliverance on the order of the “leaking” of Jack and Jeri Ryan’s divorce decree.
You put your finger on something that concerns me. Say what you will, Obama is lucky.
Napoleon valued luck and had luck, but it eventually ran out. May the same shortly happen to Obama.
If Akin bows out and is replaced, this sad event will be largely forgotten in the heat of the new GOP/McCaskill battle, and Obama’s luck on this will be short-lived and unproductive, a minute skirmish on a very large battlefield.
McCaskill was polling horribly no matter which GOP primary candidate she was measured against. Missouri voters want her out and any decent GOP replacement candidate will do.
Alas, I share others’ concern that the GOP could easily manage to screw it up anyway (“GOP Replacement Candidate Arrested For Public Intoxication While Skinny Dipping With Underage Sheep In Lake Of The Ozarks Resort On A Sunday Morning”)
Sorry, I had to deal with a rattlesnake: Janitor -So you suggest we be like dems and purge people for their beliefs? The Evangelicals hitched their wagon to the GOP years ago to the point today they are not nearly as effective as they were. I said I thought he should step down ,but with dignity and not hounded out like a pariah.
Any chance he had at bowing out with dignity was negated by his statement of belief in medical magic, an understanding of female biology that is roughly as thorough as that of the average 10 year old boy.
Secondwind, this is not a battle I would take on right now. There are priorities.
Janitor: Sorry ,I didnt mean anything personal. I really did have to deal with a rattlesnake.
As i posted on the former thread _and got the usual dislikes – why is rape determined abortion even an issue”
Every woman is offered a “morning after pill ‘ the chemistry of which prevents conception .
There is absolutely no reason for anyone who has been raped to be pregnant.
This also covers those who do not want to report for various reasons . Go to a doc & receive confidential care plus I am sure some counseling will be offered.(+ the tablet of course ).
For those who freak at the mention of abortifant – 12 -24 hours remotely possible gestation i. The overwhelming majority of fertilizations suffer failure in the early days. eally a baby is a miracle that they get through naturally at all.
eally = Really .
We, as conservatives, continue to gritch about the double standard and how we eat our own when something goes wrong but the Dems continue to do what they do (care to think of all the stupid stuff said by Dems? Just google Joe Biden) and we just take it and continue to live by the standards the Dems set for us. WHY?
When are we going to fight back? When are we going to demand that the press be honest and fair? When are we going to stick to our guns and put any media out of business by not supporting their organization? There are more of us than there is of them, yet we are still dancing to the Dem play book drummer.
Todd Akins said a stupid thing. But so did John Conyers. “Read the bill? Why should we read the bill?” Or have y’all forgotten that? But let a Republican say a stupid thing and we all turn into guppies who eat their young.
It’s disgusting and we let it happen.
The whole thing though poorly presented by Akin should have been a snooze fest and would have been and has been if it’s a Democrat. If Republican would learn to ignore the liberal press like Democrats do those of us out here in the real world could rest easier. Republicans are so easy…what can I say?
This people is what the whole election cycle would have looked like if foot in mouth Santorum was the Republican nominee. I expect an apology from every misinformed person who voted for Santorum, the disaster just waiting to happen. This doesn’t even include the exposure of his faux fiscal and social conservatism.
Romney should have ignored the liberal media frenzy over Akin. Republican need to stop taking the bait.