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Todd189 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 2:55 PM
Carol, you hypocritically speak out of both sides of yuor mouth. On the one hand, you state that Republicnas should defend themselves from DNC attacks, no matter how outlandish; then, on the other hand you pompously excoriate Akin for all sorts of ill behavior. Shouldn't the GOP have rallied around their candidate in the same way the Dems rallied around their flawed candidates? Heck, Jesse Jackson Jr won a landslide re-election from a Mayo Clinic psych ward! Abandoning Akin and Mourdock when they need support the most was cowardly and enedmic of the GOP's inability to grow a backbone.
Kodiak5 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 3:08 PM
Horsefeathers. (Or something else horsey.) Akin was no political newcomer -- any idiot should know you don't go running off at the mouth about rape and abortion in a TV interview. Unfortunately this idiot didn't. From the moment the words were out of his mouth he had no chance and could only (and arguably did) pull other Republicans down with him. His refusal to step aside was an act of utter selfishness, and I hope the Republican party puts him out to pasture somewhere in India.
Todd189 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 5:22 PM
I raise your horsefeathers and call Bullhockey on you! You might want to duck so that my point doesn't hit you squarely in your forehead the second time around. Akin was not the establishment candidate in the primary and the RNC & RNSC were more than happy to dump him after his gaffe. The Dems, on the other hand, rally around there guys and help pick them back up after they've fallen. They do what Liebau suggests Republicans do, fight back, right or wrong.

The fact that so many Tea Party candidates don't well is because the GOP establishment refuses to support them, allows the DNC to brand them, and then not defend them. The establishment's excuse is that they were flawed candidates, when in fact it is the establishment that is flawed

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What We Don't Know

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