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WAKE UP, GOP, AND QUIT OSTRACIZING TODD AKIN

plainsense Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 6:47 PM
Well said Diana. When a decent person said something out of line, he should be challenged, allowed to correct his statement or apologize. The hateful campaign against Akin was much worse than anything that he did. Coulter, Malkin, and even Limbaugh turned in shameful performances. Romney and Ryan have not only said dumb things. They have done dumb things, like supporting the financial bailouts. The smart thing for them to do was keep their mouth shut. But they aren't smart enough. This will be another hold your nose and vote election.
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 6:57 PM
Rush Limbaugh throwing this guy under the bus over a foolish remark is staggering in its hypocrisy and ingratitude.

Think about it, it was only yesterday when the left was demanding his head on a stick for a foolish remark they called offensive to women, and the only reason they didn't get his head is because of us conservatives who had his back.

Make no mistake about it, if we conservatives threw Rush under the bus the way he is throwing Akin under the bus, if the GOP elites came out against him the way they came out against Akin, his career for all intents and purposes would be over.

So it is particularly galling that Rush, of all people, would be joining this lynch mob.
Troglodite Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 7:31 PM
D'Mite:

In terms of an answer to the classic question, "What is to be done?" I offered my own answer on the Buchanan thread. It is weak and unsatisfying, but perhaps the best that I can come up with. Following my own advice, at least I will not have to say,if or when our freedom and our Republic are gone, that all I did was complain and shovel poop on TH! Having poor hands, let us play them as best we can.
speedoSanta Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 8:41 PM
The back-stabber that most gets to me is Sarah Palin. Words fail me. They don't really, but I'd descend into obscenity and blasphemy.
JanelleH Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 8:48 PM
Why don't you call Limbaugh's program and ask him directly why he feels that way, Dobermite?
jkash1776 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:18 PM
OR...it's proof that someone who you have previously trusted, is still trustworthy and YOU have misunderstood the situation. Rush went to great pains to say he didn't want to tell Akin to step out, and he applauded his beliefs, but he knew history and when all of Akins' similarly well intentioned predecessors had had to step down to survive.
We have all been pointing out the realistic consequences but just as the left does, these well intended explanations are dismissed by you and all you do is self-righteously label us as stupid monsters.
jkash1776 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:21 PM
Janelle, the transcripts are completely available online at rushlimbaugh.com, no need to cal.

As for Palin, words fail me that with Palin's now well documented record, which presumably won her the admiration of these people, it is SHE who is the traitor.

It is absolutely inconceivable to them that if those they have trusted are all agreeing here and htey disagree with them, perhaps it is NOT Rush and Sarah who are thinking illogically..

also, it means now they are as elite and isolated in their 'right' thinking as your garden variety lib.
Dave M Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 12:19 AM
The difference is that Rush was right- both in his attitude and calling Fluke what she is.
Akins was not just wrong, but stupid to boot. He rationalized rape to support his position on abortion. He didn't mis-speak either. He said what he thought. The answer to that trick question if you are pro-life is simple. Rape is an evil act and catastrophic - whether pregnancy occurs or not. There is no silver lining or shades of gray. And it doesn't matter whether you are pro-life or not. The unborn child is an innocent. Those who hold with the rape exception can accept that argument as valid even if they do not hold it themselves.

Prediction: If the GOP establishment doesn't follow Republican Rep. Todd Akin's example with a big, fat apology -- to Akin -- the whole party goes down in flames come November.

I don't mean every Republican will lose, but there is great political peril in not sealing the hole in Republican armor that has opened in Missouri and instead permitting it to remain a Democratic pressure point. Further, "for the good of the country" (the mantra accompanying the partywide chorus of pleas to Akin to drop out of his U.S. Senate race), Republicans must resume funding Akin's viable campaign ASAP, after cutting it...