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WAKE UP, GOP, AND QUIT OSTRACIZING TODD AKIN

Ralph56 Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:14 AM
Diana,If Akin was a viable candidate that was voted in with Republican votes alone, an apology by the Republican party would be in order for their treatment of him. However, Akin was partially financed by the Dems who actually spent money for ads supporting him. The "crossover" vote by Dems was to ensure that Akin would be the opponent they would face in the general election, because they were convinced they could beat him. He's proving them right.
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:25 AM
Ralph, before you parrot the Ann Coulter's and the party line, you should ask yourself WHY democrats supported Akin and WHY they viewed him as the most beatable?

ANSWER: Because they viewed him as too conservative, meaning a conviction conservative not unlike Ronald Reagan whom the democrats also viewed as an easy mark and for the same reason, because liberals only talk to other liberals and they always convince themselves that conservatives are out of the mainstream, which is just another feel good fairly tale liberals like to tell one another.

That said, are we to shun all conservatives because democrats root for them or support them in the primaries where they can cross over, because they assume conservatives are beatable?
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:28 AM
Well thats the part of this story Ann Coulter and company conveniently left out of these meme they are putting out there in behalf of the party bosses. They want you to believe the dems supported Akin because they knew he would say something dumb, or because they favored his politics, when the truth is, they supported the most conservative candidate because they always convince themselves that cons are extremists and easy marks in the general.
Dobermite Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 11:29 AM
Well thats the part of this story Ann Coulter and company conveniently left out of this meme they are putting out there on behalf of the party bosses. They want you to believe the democrats supported Akin because they knew he would say something dumb, or because they favored his politics, when the truth is, they supported the most conservative candidate because they always convince themselves that conservatives are extremists and easy marks in the general.
Corday_dArmont Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:04 PM
How about they supported him because he is an idiotic gaff machine and a cartoon character fool they knew they could defeat,
Corday_dArmont Wrote: Aug 24, 2012 4:10 PM
Party bosses like Rush Limbaugh Shaun Hannity and Mark Levin.

Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Huh? Think, McFly

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...