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Missouri Senate Race
Model For the Nation

Scripps News Service, by Star Parker

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Posted By:Jakester2344, 10/22/2012 4:57:06 PM

A new poll from Wenzel Strategies shows Rep. Todd Akin leading incumbent Senator 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. Akin, who refused to succumb to pressure from his own party leadership to get out of the race after poorly expressing himself in an interview on the issue of rape and abortion, has been left to his own resources and friends to raise funds. According to the just published fundraising report for the last quarter, going through September,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/22/2012 4:59:36 PM     (No. 8953351)

Sorry, Star, but it's not a model for anything.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rubinski, 10/22/2012 5:02:51 PM     (No. 8953356)

I have a friend from Missouri that I was talking to. People are planning on voting for him, mostly to get rid of Clare McCaskill.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 10/22/2012 5:14:16 PM     (No. 8953369)

# 1 ... I think was Star means is that is Akin wins... it will be a big night for Republicans.

I am from Missouri.

Akin is my current U.S. Rep.

It is simple. Our United States Senator will be one of two people. Either it will be Akin or it will be McCaskill.

McCaskill's ads are all over the place...but the one thing she avoids like the plague is anything mentioning that she was a big vote for Obamacare.

We had a vote on that a couple of years ago. Voters were against Obamacare.. 71%.

My family has 4 votes for Akin. We have to get McCaskill out.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/22/2012 5:14:16 PM     (No. 8953370)

This whole debacle shows Claire McCaskill to be too smart by half. She contributed money to Akin's primary campaign because she thought he was the weakest contender.

Jokes on you, Claire!!! It wasn't your opponents...the people of Missouri wanted rid of you!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: William1, 10/22/2012 5:16:50 PM     (No. 8953375)

The model is "How to persevere against a feckless national party". We have spent endless electrons on this site b******* about Akin's stupid remarks. This is about as unproductive as the the repubs showing Akin the door, apparently willing to let McCaskill win, just to maintain a preening, morally superior posture.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 10/22/2012 5:18:39 PM     (No. 8953377)

I sent Akin a small amount because the national Republican Party leadership acts like an ass sometimes. Akin is a Conservative who said something stupid - and apologized for it.

McCaskill is stupid to the bone.

I see no problem with voting for Akin in this choice between the two.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Intentional, 10/22/2012 5:25:30 PM     (No. 8953388)

Akin said something stupid but he votes conservative. McCaskill talks a good talk but votes liberal.

November 6th, I'm voting for Akin.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/22/2012 5:27:04 PM     (No. 8953390)

The Republicans didn't abandon Akin out of petulance. In the first place, there was reason to hope that Akin would throw in the towel and allow a candidate with far less baggage, such as John Brunner, to run in his stead. In which case, we wouldn't be having this discussion. In the second place, the Republicans knew, right away, that Akin's idiotic remark would be used to tar all Republicans, and it was. Elizabeth Warren was the first out of the box to accuse Scott Brown of being a right-wing extremist with an anti-woman agenda worse than Akin's.

But...Akin IS the candidate, and we have to live with that. I'd rather him than McCaskill. But I'm glad I don't have to vote for him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/22/2012 5:32:34 PM     (No. 8953396)

But, the RNC and Republican Senatorial Committee continued to fund the campaigns of the RINO gals from Maine, even though they were not reliable. At least Akin would be a reliable and consistent conservative vote. Big mistake by the party leadership.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 10/22/2012 5:38:14 PM     (No. 8953404)

These are the most recent RCP polls. It ain't lookin' good. I expect that next go around the MO GOP will have a runoff system in place (Akin was first in a five way race - but was nowhere close to a majority).

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/mo/missouri_senate_akin_vs_mccaskill-2079.html

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 10/22/2012 5:40:20 PM     (No. 8953407)

I don't think Akin said anything stupid at all.

He used the term "legitimate rape" to distinguish a true crime from the Tawana Brawley/Crystal Mangum type of publicity-seeking and utterly false rape claims.

We all know that many claims of rape are false - - the figment of the imaginations of psychologically-damaged women.

Akin said and did nothing wrong - - but that didn't stop the craven, linguini-spined Pubbies from momentarily crawling out of their hiding places in the tall weeds to gutlessly denounce him.

I hope he wins - - and wins big - - just to toss it in the face of the gutless Pubbie establishment.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/22/2012 5:41:23 PM     (No. 8953410)

#9, the Maine senators are incumbents. Funding goes to incumbents where possible.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/22/2012 5:42:38 PM     (No. 8953413)

That was indeed Star's point, #3. Conservatives are so totally p*ssed off and angry with the destruction of our country, that we are willing to vote for a dolt rather than a "good" democrat. Since Missouri, and maybe Massachusetts, are the extremely polarized races, if the Pubbies take these, they may run the table.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/22/2012 5:54:24 PM     (No. 8953424)

#11, you do have a way with words==and I agree with every one of them.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: baxter1, 10/22/2012 5:55:31 PM     (No. 8953426)

Took my son and a friend to Branson this past weekend. Did not see a single McCaskill sign but plenty of Akins. I was surprised, the way the media is I thought he was all but dead.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 10/22/2012 6:02:02 PM     (No. 8953432)

Sorry folks, Star is right on this... Read more about her, she has learned the hard way.

Akin is a true conservative, endorsed by Jim DeMint and Senate Conservatives... just not the GOPe... whose numbers need to decline and this is how to do it!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/22/2012 6:03:29 PM     (No. 8953434)

Just to be clear, what Akin said was the the female body has defenses that enable it to shut down the reproductive system during forcible rape, thus ensuring that women who are forcibly raped rarely get pregnant. This would be news to the women impregnated by invading armies throughout history. Judaism is matrilineal precisely for this reason--they could never be sure whether the baby's father was the husband or a Cossack.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MissouriMan, 10/22/2012 6:08:11 PM     (No. 8953439)

I am still on the fence about Akin. I dislike Claire more. I will either not vote for either or hold my nose again and vote for Akin.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: whiskey, 10/22/2012 6:13:01 PM     (No. 8953448)

hi #11
You are not from MO are you?

Akin said "Non-legitimate" rapes CAN get pregnant. And they should have the baby because their rapes weren't "legitimate"

But if you were "legitimately" raped your magic vagina CAN'T get pregnant. Got it.

No nothing stupid or wrong with that!

Polls this morning said Akin down by 6%.
The Libertarian polls 6%, Thank you Akin.

And that was before diarrhea-mouth called Claire a dog! Romney may not have a war on women but Akin does!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/22/2012 6:19:04 PM     (No. 8953457)

I'm a native Missourian here (but have lived out of state for 35 years). Watched the latest Akin/McCaskill debate. He comes off as mildly retarded. I've vote for her if for no other reason than to have a Senator with an IQ in the triple digits. I'm embarrassed for my home state.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/22/2012 6:19:08 PM     (No. 8953458)

Michele Bachmann is an incombent and the RNC isn't giiving her any funding either.
They have declared war against the TEA Party candidates.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/22/2012 6:21:52 PM     (No. 8953463)

Meant to say "I'd" (not "I've").


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Reply 23 - Posted by: whiskey, 10/22/2012 6:26:04 PM     (No. 8953473)

FYI I'm not "gutless' not a "Pubbie" and I'm certainly not "establishment"

What I am is someone who dislikes Claire so much that I am willing to vote for a total idiot! There are quite a few of us in MO.
Also FYI I would not recomend getting "in our face" because we are already mad as
h*ll that we are in this bind.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bassman, 10/22/2012 6:26:56 PM     (No. 8953475)

I sent $ to Akin. He needs our help. If all he does is give the deciding vote to get rid of ObamaCare it is $ well spent.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: curious1, 10/22/2012 6:29:01 PM     (No. 8953482)

Well folks, the libtards have no problem supporting their stupid candidates that think Guam might tip over or that an American flag is planted on Mars or that islam and socialism are just peachy, and so forth, so why should pubbies cut their own throats and let a libtard win a seat that can be taken from them? The libtards understand this is about politics and power, not laws or personal perspectives. Until enough American citizens understand that, the libtards will continue their work to destroy this Republic.
In other words, fighting a war with 'rules' when your opponent won't (ever), is a recipe for disaster.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 10/22/2012 6:44:17 PM     (No. 8953495)

Sorry, but anyone who votes for Claire is getting someone with an IQ in the SINGLE digits! And then only because an IQ can't be negative.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/22/2012 7:01:00 PM     (No. 8953521)

St. Pitbull: Watch the latest debate and tell me you'd be happy to have that idiot (Akin) representing you in the US Senate. McCaskill has a lot of baggage but he is so stupid it's truly disturbing.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: angelesgift, 10/22/2012 7:05:43 PM     (No. 8953529)

This Missouri voter will be voting for Akin. I've only ever voted for a Democrat once in 37 years (in Louisiana when it was the crook vs. the klan for governor, and I chose the crook). McCaskill would have to be a true blue-dog moderate to get this broken-glass republican vote, which she is not.

I'm visualizing a Taranto "metaphor alert".

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Reply 29 - Posted by: St. Pitbull, 10/22/2012 7:12:53 PM     (No. 8953542)

I've seen Claire with her head so far up the Øtard's posterior that she could technically be considered a hemorrhoid. Akin is not in my first dozen choices for Senator of Missouri - but he's still far and away better than Claire. A vote for Claire is a vote for the continuance of the Øtard's policies, even when he gets defeated. Akin will be a one-termer. Anyone who thinks that he is representative of Republicans is just a dim. And if you want to start talking about Claire the kleptocrat... well, that's a whole nuther book.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 10/22/2012 7:24:50 PM     (No. 8953562)

If I lived in MO I'm pretty sure that I'd vote for Akin - but I wouldn't tell any of my friends about it.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MDConservative, 10/22/2012 7:30:03 PM     (No. 8953569)

Akin doesn't have a chance...I know because I was told that weeks ago by in-the-know Missouri REPUBLICANS posting here when I suggested they get to work for Akin. Meantime, McCaskill can't get 50% running against an "idiot" carrying as much baggage as could be heaped on him by both parties.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whiskey, 10/22/2012 7:48:25 PM     (No. 8953601)

Akin loaded his own baggage.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/22/2012 8:03:05 PM     (No. 8953627)

Akin is an ideologue. He cant help himself. Mccaskill is a corrupt liberal (I repeat myself) who poses as a moderate. She is compromised to her core. It's no contest. Vote Akin.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rafter, 10/22/2012 8:24:13 PM     (No. 8953669)

Nothing will be more hilarious than to see Akin whip McCaskill.

The Dems are going down in flames this time.

We are even rid of Hillary now.
She's so evil - getting our ambassador to Libya assassinated.
Then lying about it.

Raised as a Democrat in Missouri myself.
Many Democrats now sicken me.
Jimmuh Cahtah - "Southern Fried McGovern."
My dad even had his picture taken in the White House with Jimmuh.
How repugnant.
1980 I voted for Reagan.
All GOP since.

McGovern is gone.
Teddy is gone.
Hillary will be a goner.
Obama is a goner.
There are others.

This is a very big year.

A tipping point in our history - For America.
Mitt Romney is a blessing.
I pray for him and thank GAWD every day for him.
He and the GOP will still be able to save America from the commie liars.
It's not too late.

Go Akin!
Witch-slap McCasket.
A tisket, a tasket.
Ignominious Defeat for Claire McCasket.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Penney, 10/22/2012 8:37:55 PM     (No. 8953700)

McCaskill has always been an0bama flunkie, as her Senate voting record clearly displays. But she is a lawyer and so, as with her mentor 0bama, Claireis quite the spinmaster with words and theatrics.
Missouri voters have rejected her constant disconnect with the citizens of the Show Me State. She has repeatedly ignored the will of the people here whom she swore an oath to represent. McCaskill has not kept her oath of office.

The media is out to elect McCaskill by destroying Akin so they ignore her betrayals while magnifying and/or manufacturing accusations against Akin, whose voting record throughout the past 8 years of representing Missouri residents is STELLAR.

Compare the voting records of both and it is evident that Todd Akin best represents Missouri residents. ...We can thus excuse his verbal gaffs, -we all have them, and we know the dems' lsm is out to get him. But he is ethical and a genuine conservative who, -unlike Mc Caskill, has proved that he respects his oath of office and the will of the people of Missouri.
Clair, like 0bama, has proved to be a dud.

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A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the incident did not take place at CIA headquarters in McLean, Va. “We can confirm that there was an individual fatally injured at a facility where agency work is done,” White told the Washington Free Beacon. “He was rushed to a local area hospital where he subsequently died. Due to privacy reasons and out of respect for the family, we are not releasing

´The debate over repealing this law is over´: Obama
boasts 7.1 MILLION have signed up to Obamacare
but study shows just 858,000 newly insured*

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Daily Mail (UK), by DAVID MARTOSKO    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 4/5/2014 7:49:46 AM     Post Reply
A triumphant President Barack Obama declared Tuesday his signature medical insurance overhaul a success, saying it has made America´s health care system ´a lot better´ in a Rose Garden press conference. But buried in the 7.1 million enrollments he announced in a heavily staged appearance is a more unsettling reality. Numbers from a RAND Corporation study that has been kept under wraps suggest that barely 858,000 previously uninsured Americans – nowhere near 7.1 million – have paid for new policies and joined the ranks of the insured by Monday night.

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

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Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

Beating of white driver by
angry mob after he accidentally
ran over young boy ruled NOT
a hate crime by Detroit police

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Daily Mail [UK], by Ryan Gorman    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/4/2014 5:01:05 PM     Post Reply
A 54-year-old white man has been left barely clinging to life after he was brutally beaten by a group of black men when he got out of his car to check on a young black boy he accidentally hit. Steve Utash, from suburban Roseville, was beaten into a coma Wednesday by an angry mob in a poverty-stricken Detroit neighborhood after David Harris, 10, ran in front of his truck on a busy street, but police insist the incident was not racially motivated. The gang also stole his wallet before leaving him for dead. Utash is in extremely critical

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

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Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Eric Holder defends using Justice
Department airplane for 27 personal trips

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Washington Examiner (DC), by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
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Attorney General Eric Holder disputed a Government Accountability Office report on his use of Justice Department airplanes for personal trips, saying it overstated the number of trips he took and failed to recognize that some trips were job-related. "My staff keeps telling me to take it easy, you know, well, this is one that gets me," Holder told Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. "There was this notion that we´ve taken -- I think it was described as hundreds of personal trips. That was wrong. GAO counted flights, not round trips. And we looked at it

If You Think YOU Can’t Name A Hillary
Accomplishment, Wait Til You See HER Try

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Independent Journal Review, by Mike Miller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/5/2014 5:15:26 AM     Post Reply
Following her speech at the “Women of the World Summit” in New York City on Thursday, Hillary Clinton was asked this simple question by a moderator: “When you look at your time as Secretary of State, what are you most proud of? And what do you feel was unfinished, and maybe have another crack at one day?” Here are a few excerpts from her response: ”Look, I really see my role as Secretary, in fact leadership in general in a democracy, as a relay race. When you run the best race you can run, you hand off the baton.” “Some

Back to Africa? For some African-
Americans, the answer is yes

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Christian Science Monitor, by Chris Stein    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 4/5/2014 12:58:38 PM     Post Reply
Accra, Ghana — Jimmy Thorne says that relocating to Ghana is one of the best moves he’s ever made. It doesn’t matter if he, an African-American, gets called “obroni,” the local word for white person, in the streets, or if some of his family can’t quite figure out what he’s doing in this West African nation so far from his roots in North Carolina. (Snip) Whether motivated by love, money, or the desire to rekindle a long-lost connection, black repatriation to Africa remains alive and well, even if it never quite became the high-volume, emotional return to African roots


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