Post Tagged with: "Todd Akin"

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) receiving the 2007 Christian Statesman Award  (Source: Rep. Akin website)

Missouri Senate race serves as model

A new poll from Wenzel Strategies shows Rep. Todd Akin leading incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in the race for the Senate seat in Missouri. It’s big news that Akin is still alive and kicking despite being abandoned by the national Republican Party leadership. The fact that a persistent, principled and uncompromising conservative like Todd Akin can keep his candidacy viable under such challenging circumstances shows there’s a healthy constituency of Americans who understand that what is wrong is we’ve lost our principles and values.

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Todd Akin: Conservative Champion

Todd Akin: Conservative Champion

In recent months, Todd Akin has endured much. He made an inelegant statement, rooted in outdated science, which the left has gleefully taken out of context and cynically used to paint him as both anti-woman and insensitive to the unimaginable plight of rape victims. This characterization of Todd Akin the man – as anyone who has known him will attest – could not be further from the truth. Weak-kneed Republicans began to pressure him to go down, and stay down he did…for about seven seconds.

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Groucho Marx

A time for truth, not word games

Perhaps now, in the wake of the heat that Mitt Romney is taking over the leaked 4-month-old “47 percent” video, he can better appreciate the position of Todd Akin, the conservative Missouri congressman running for U.S. Senate. Of course Romney’s words, recorded behind closed doors at a fundraiser, were not, as he admitted, well chosen. No candidate would call half the electorate deadbeats. But when Missouri Senate candidate Akin used the unfortunate phrase “legitimate rape” in answering a question about his pro-life stand, the leadership of his own party pulled the rug from under him, despite his immediate clarification and apology.

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Republicans cannot duck the abortion issue

Republicans cannot duck the abortion issue

Republican Party operatives, who wasted no time indicting their Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin for his interview faux pas on abortion, may bear more responsibility than Akin himself for the mess that has been created. What’s going on is these influential Republicans don’t want any kind of discussion about abortion. This campaign, in their view, is supposed to just be about the lousy economy.

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Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO)

Politics: An Accidental Pursuit?

Let’s put Rep Todd Akin’s (R-MO) stupid, naively foolish and grossly ill-timed statement aside so that we may delve into the possibilities of it all. I venture down this path since it just seems too pat, too quick with this slam the door shut reaction. And above all, it stinks as media glee sets the tone.

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