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  1. say what says

    actually mike B.

    he isn’t

    pre this he was double digits ahead and now latest PPP poll has it a tied race with only 1% separating (margin of error)and this only happened 2 days ago….majority of missouri voters aren’t even aware yet

    he needs to just stay in till 5:01 tonight then he can do whatever

    post 5:00 tonight = his name on the ballot no matter what happens and Claire most likely to win re-election

  2. Gus says

    @Kenneth. The voters believe this stuff because they hear it every Sunday from the preacher who went to a non-accredited Bible college that did not teach basic science, history or math except a little accounting. (someone has to do the books)

  3. Ninong says

    He should stay in the race. His position on rape is exactly the same as that of the Republican Tea Party’s leader, Rep. Paul Ryan, the presumptive GOP vice-presidential nominee. That’s why he and Ryan co-sponsored a bill to redefine rape as “forcible rape” only. It didn’t pass because it was a bridge too far for some of the less-insane Republican House members.

    Here’s what they really believe. “Good” girls don’t get pregnant. If the victim gets pregnant, that’s proof that she enjoyed it and it wasn’t a “legitimate” rape. If she had resisted and yelled and screamed a lot, that would have scared off the stork and she wouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place.

    Now let me tell you how you can determine if a woman is a witch or not.

  4. dancobbb says

    These guys are as whacked as the Taliban.
    Crazy bat sh crazy! King seems to be saying that there are magical powers at world that prevent a woman from becoming pregnant in cases of rape or incest or statutory rape. These guys REALLY don’t know where babies come from. It’s amazing!

  5. johnny says

    I really am loving how this problem just won’t go away for the rethugs. And it keeps affecting a wider and wider circle all the time – i.e. Mittens and his sidekick.

  6. BobN says

    The GOP establishment and party apparatus are running away from this guy because he publicly articulated GOP policy and explained the rationale behind it for many party members.

    Why anyone would vote for a party that doesn’t want you to know what they stand for is beyond me.

  7. Jack M says

    It’s a wonder the GOP can stand up and walk around with all the heavy millstones around their necks like this guy. The Repubs are in quicksand and sinking further every day.

  8. gr8guya says

    Ultimately, this is great news. It opens up the race for Claire to win.

    Actually, the extreme Right Tea Party are a gift to the Democrats. As with Harry Reid, they lost a seat that they might have won because of their extreme views.

  9. Rick says

    “Ultimately, this is great news. It opens up the race for Claire to win.”

    I doubt it. If the Rachel Maddows and the rest of the left-leaning national media continue to attack him, the almost certain result is that people in rural Missouri will turn out in droves to vote for him just to spite the “elites” in New York and California that they despise more than anything…..

  10. Tony N SF says

    This will be an interesting. Just how far can Akin take his base’s hatred of East Coast elites and pride in their own ignorance? I think he may be able to take it all the way to the Senate.

  11. AnotherG says

    Credit to Akin: he appears to be sincere in his convictions despite mounting pressure to downplay or disavow them.

    This isn’t the fight that the GOP wants. It’s good for firing up the base, but forcing a raped woman to carry a child to term is not as popular a position with the general public as they’d like to believe, despite the frequency with which they coo it into the ears of said base.

  12. AnotherG says

    Credit to Akin: he appears to be sincere in his convictions despite mounting pressure to downplay or disavow them.

    This isn’t the fight that the GOP wants. It’s good for firing up the base, but forcing a raped woman to carry a child to term is not as popular a position with the general public as they’d like to believe, despite the frequency with which they coo it into the ears of said base.

  13. andrew says

    Thankfully he is staying in the race. That may be the only chance that Sen Claire McCaskill D-Missouri has of winning re-election in a pretty conservative state. Control of the Senate may be riding on this Missouri race.

  14. Diogenes Arktos says

    “Why anyone would vote for a party that doesn’t want you to know what they stand for is beyond me.”

    Substitute ‘religion’ for ‘party’ and that’s just the philosophy of the LDS when it comes to their missionary work. (It’s called ‘lying for the lord.’) It certainly seems to be Romney’s basic guiding principle.

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