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Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

Dobermite Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 6:50 PM
"The GOP RINO establishment is vicious when protecting its turf, against anyone but liberals that is!" - Dead on the money, and thats the thing that infuriates me about the establishment. I have never in my life seen them savage a liberal like they savaged Akin this week, with such conformity and unanimity of purpose. I have never seen it, ever.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 9:31 PM
In NC I can vote in whichever primary I choose to vote in.

But even if I couldn't, its a matter of principle. I will not associate my name with a party that hasn't the courage of its convictions. If I were to join the Republican party I'd be obligated to support anyone with an "R" after his/her name even though the party provides no assurance that the "R" means anything.
Joseph64 Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 7:51 PM
The problem with not registering, is that in many states not registering with a party means you can't vote in the party primary so you are letting others decide who will appear on the ballot in November and if a RINO gets on the ballot, you're going to be forced into a situation of holding your nose and voting for the lesser of two evils or not voting at all.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 7:07 PM
Which is why, as I've said repeatedly through the lifespan of this issue, I refuse to register as a Republican.

I will not put my good name behind a party that has no principle and no guts.

Liberal pundits are declaring they have no idea what Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) meant when he referred to “legitimate rape” in an interview this past week. Akin stated, "In cases of legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." It was an awkward, inarticulate statement, but the substance of it was correct. Explaining what he meant since then would be a bit crude, so he has not been able to adequately defend himself. His attackers have used the awkwardness to pounce on him and pretend they don't know what he meant, or