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New anti-Akin ads
feature rape survivors

CBS News, by Stephanie Condon

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/10/2012 6:51:11 PM

Facing a tough challenge from the staunchly conservative Todd Akin, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill today released three new ads that go for the jugular: The ads feature three female survivors of sexual assault speaking directly into the camera against Akin's remarks on rape and abortion. "I'm a Republican and a pro-life mother, and a rape survivor," says a woman identified as Diana in one ad. "In the hospital I was offered emergency contraception. Because of my personal beliefs, I declined. Here's what else I believe: no woman should be denied that choice. What Todd Akin said is offensive, but what

I don't think Akin is smart enough to win. While McAskill is an imbecile and the anti-0bama, anti-McAskill vote was out there Akin just didn't demonstrate he has an active brain present. If he wins it will be by vote counting going on very late after the polls close.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cato the elder, 10/10/2012 7:00:09 PM     (No. 8924098)

The silver lining of an Akin loss is knowing that I will never have to hear any political discussion of this clown ever again, for any reason.

He had better win. I hope he wins. But if not...siyanora!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Laurie, 10/10/2012 7:00:53 PM     (No. 8924101)

It's interesting to hear what people who only hear the media's side of this say about it...even when they claim to be conservative. I've met Todd Akin a couple of times. He's just VERY conservative. Certainly not an idiot. He holds the principles of the founding fathers and constitutional government in very high esteem. Not even a lot of folks who call themselves conservative can handle that. He's just what this country needs right now. Wish there were 49 more senators running just like him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/10/2012 7:02:07 PM     (No. 8924106)

Akin never ever said rape was good. He used a dumb phrase and apologized.

Both Akin and McCaskill say rape is evil.

Meanwhile... McCaskill wants to keep Obamacare .. and ruin our healthcare for all in Missouri.

It is Akin or McCaskill. It is that simple.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziannr, 10/10/2012 7:17:35 PM     (No. 8924132)

I am going to love it when Akin takes this race.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gagolfer, 10/10/2012 7:20:18 PM     (No. 8924135)

He also said that a woman can shut down her reproductive system and won't become pregnant if she was truly raped against her will. That doesn't make him an idiot, just very conservative?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: horacer, 10/10/2012 7:24:39 PM     (No. 8924145)

It's sickening to think that we had this seat and now it's lost. Akin won't win. The ad is devastating. It doesn't matter if it's true or not, Akin said enough to make it believable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/10/2012 7:32:40 PM     (No. 8924165)

There's nothing quite like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/10/2012 7:32:46 PM     (No. 8924166)

How about abortion survivors?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/10/2012 7:36:13 PM     (No. 8924175)

Akin should have put his ego aside and stepped out of the race as soon as he made that ridiculous "legitimate rape" statement. He's handed the race over to McCaskill. MO Republicans will have to do more than hold their noses to vote for him, and he'll still lose. Disgusting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/10/2012 7:40:35 PM     (No. 8924186)

If Akin is such a disaster, why did the state or national GOP ever let him in? If the Missouri GOP really thought Akin shouldn't get elected, why didn't they do anything effective with their other two candidates in the primary? I don't care what ads McCaskill runs, I know who I'm voting for.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/10/2012 7:42:06 PM     (No. 8924192)

Republicans have been lectured that we need to support the R (even if a slippery RINO) because it is a NEEDED Republican vote. These "rape survivors" are despicable. If Missourans care about their state, they would vote for an orange juice can over McCaskill.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: log cabin preacher, 10/10/2012 7:43:47 PM     (No. 8924197)

#3 - His being very conservative doesn't make him an idiot. What he said was extremely idiotic, insensitive and completely on the opposite of science. Rape is such a sensitive subject, and then to insinuate that a rape victim, just having gone through the trauma of rape, can manipulate her eggs to repel sperm is idiotic.

He may not be an idiot, but anyone with the capacity to say that shouldn't be representing anyone on the Senate floor, in my opinion. We have enough idiotic statements there already.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/10/2012 8:02:13 PM     (No. 8924231)

Akin may have made a dumb remark - dumb, but dems in control of the senate is dangerous. I'll take dumb over reid any day. I have heard dumber remarks from some women who announce that they took a hot bath after sex, therefore, they could not get preggers. I would not count on that.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/10/2012 8:41:31 PM     (No. 8924286)

Dont forget how Claire won in 2006. She had Michael J. Fox come in and shimmy his way through commercials supporting embryonic stem cell research. And when the vote was close near closing time for the polls, she found a federal judge who ordered the polling places in st. louis to remain open beyond normal hours.
She and her husband are tax evading hustlers, and she doesn't deserve another term.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 10/10/2012 8:56:08 PM     (No. 8924323)

Okay. so he said something stupid, said it stupidly. Then he apologized. Move along, folks. ...well, that's what the Dem/Lefties would do, always do, do do.

Dem/Lefties can do it because they've got the propaganda machine establishment media.

He needs an ad re-affirming that he made an awkward, dumb statement, and apologized for it. He made a mistake! But we've got huge mistakes codified into Law that are going to crush the living daylights out of our economy, society, country.

Sick and tired of these demgogues polarizing us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ragenrylie, 10/10/2012 9:14:00 PM     (No. 8924349)

I sent him a donation yesterday. Perhaps some of you conservatives on here should do the same. Why are you letting the media and establishment republicans, both of whom would HATE to see someone like Akins in e senate, frame the candidat?!?!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Niedermeyer, 10/10/2012 9:29:47 PM     (No. 8924370)

I think many people will vote for Jonathan Dine (the Libertarian candidate) before they would vote for Akin or McCaskill.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/10/2012 9:47:06 PM     (No. 8924393)

Proverbs 16:18 says pride goeth before the fall. As the arrogant dim-witted Akin will discover come Election Day.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/11/2012 1:06:09 AM     (No. 8924690)

I saw the McCaskill Akin debate. McCaskill is a loquacious 100% nut. Akin 80% ok. Akin is clearly the best choice.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/11/2012 10:03:00 AM     (No. 8925352)

#2 refers to Rep. Akin-lifetime ACU score of %97.24- a 'clown' and bids him adieu should he not win. I presume #2 is upset with Rep. Akin's comments-which were TOTALLY skewed by the leftist press.

#2, you well and truly screwed up your spelling of "Sayonara". Should we discount every word you say forever simply because of your one misspelling?

I sent Rep. Akin-representing the people of MO since 1988- a donation. Anyone who loves America, and despises the left should too.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Cato the elder, 10/11/2012 7:35:15 PM     (No. 8926829)

#21: My apologies for the misspelling, but that seems a bit less severe than saying women can put the kibosh on their reproductive ststems in the event of a rape...and then refusing to duck out of an unwinnable race caused by one's own actions.

The guy is indeed a clown. He is probably going to cost us the Senate, and our best chance to repeal Obamacare.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 10/11/2012 8:01:33 PM     (No. 8926897)

Huh. Let me see if I got this straight:

The lady in the ad is a “pro-life Republican” who is soooo devastated by one man’s few words (that have nothing whatever to do with public policy) that she will now vote instead for one of the most corrupt liberal anti-life brain-dead members of Congress? Ok – knock yourself out. That is hardly compelling. Not to mention that this lady is saying with this vote that it is OK for the government to force me to pay for everyone’s voluntary child snuffing.

Yep, Akin’s comment was stupid. However, it is either Akin with his pretty stellar conservative record, or McCaskill with her supremely inept liberal record. Your choice Missouri.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/12/2012 10:17:32 AM     (No. 8928074)

#22, I apologize; I was not callig you out on a misspelling. Just trying to make a point. Clumsily, but without rancor or animosity.

I am truly troubled by the Right's insistence in buying the Left's analysis of the comment. They have whipped it up and destroyed context.

As for the body's abilities, please look up the correlation between increased stressors and spontaneous miscarriages. Proven science.

Ask the Duke Lacrossse Team and Steve Pagonas about the vast chasm between 'legitimate and illegitimate" rape.

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