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:-?His campaign stands by his claim that doctors are performing abortions on women who are not pregnant.

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Good. If that's the hill he wants to die on, so be it. NADT.

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$10 says he's talking about D&Cs and equating the two.

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More Todd Akin deliciousness, from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:








Akin failed to report 10 years of Missouri state pension payments





2 hours ago • BY KEVIN McDERMOTT





Congressman Todd Akin failed to report almost $130,000 in Missouri legislative pension income over the past 10 years on his congressional financial disclosure report, his office acknowledged this morning.





“This was an unintentional oversight and I regret any inconvenience this may cause,” Akin wrote in a letter to the House Ethics committee this week.





snip





Akin, whose Republican Senate campaign has been rocked by his August comments about “legitimate rape” and pregnancy, has made personal financial issues a centerpiece in his challenge of Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.





It's not the first time Akin has had to amend his congressional disclosure report after failing to disclose assets. Last year, he amended nearly a decade’s worth of personal financial disclosure forms, reporting previously undisclosed property assets for 2010 worth a minimum of $355,000 after a Post-Dispatch inquiry.[/break1]stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/akin-failed-to-report-years-of-missouri-state-pension-payments/article_fa34a66a-0e32-11e2-9c66-0019bb30f31a.html?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed]http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... witterfeed





There seems to be some lost decades in Akin's life :-k
I love the poorly educated!!!

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Boom.

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The above advertisement is one of 3 new ads for Sen McCaskill.


Incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill unleashed three new television ads this morning featuring rape victims blasting Republican challenger Todd Akin.





A campaign statement noted: "The ads feature Diana, Joanie and Rachel, three survivors of sexual assault, who speak directly to Missouri voters in stark terms about Todd Akin’s belief that emergency contraception should be criminalized, even for survivors of rape and incest.


[/break1]stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/nick-pistor/mccaskill-features-rape-victims-in-ad-against-akin/article_5f3f457a-12ec-11e2-9bd8-001a4bcf6878.html]http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... f6878.html











If you go to the comments section of the St Louis Post-Dispatch (above link) you will readily notice Missouri has some folks who would probably be happier living in Kentucky. Even if they're not, I'd be happier if they were there.

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Congressman Akin can't seem to get Missouri Republicans to want to actively campaign with him (hmmm, wonder why?). Previously it was Mike Huckabee's wife stumping for him, now it's...The Duggar Family of "19 Kids and Counting" fame will take a tour across Missouri next week to campaign for Rep. Todd Akin.[/break1]kshb.com/dpp/news/political/duggar-family-of-19-kids-and-counting-to-campaign-for-todd-akin-in-missouri]http://www.kshb.com/dpp/news/political/ ... n-missouriThings haven't been this strange here since we elected a dead guy over then-Sen John Ashcroft in a previous US Senate race in 2000 for this very same Senate seat.

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To be fair, the dead guy would have been a step up from Ashcroft.
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Mel Carnahan would have been a very good US Senator for Missouri. My comment was based on the fact a dead man won the election, not who he was.Ironically in 1976 the candidate who won the Missouri Democratic US Senate primary election (45% in a 10 person race) was killed in a plane crash along with his wife, their two children and two others on election night flying to a victory party in Kansas City from their home in Chillicothe. Congressman Jerry Litton's death occurred with enough time for the party to select a replacement (former Gov Warren Hearnes who lost badly to then-MO Attorney General John Danforth) for the general election.[/break1]daviesscountyhistoricalsociety.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=160]http://www.daviesscountyhistoricalsocie ... le&sid=160[/break1]wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Litton]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_LittonThere are still many in Missouri who believe Litton would have run for President in either 1988 or 1992 and many of those, myself included, believe he could have won. We lost a very good man that night who hasn't been forgotten by those my age.

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May he rest in peace.
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You know you're old when you remember volunteers hanging election material on screen door knobs.In what has become a growing trend in political campaigns, a national Democratic group has targeted Akin with a mailer that plays audio when you open it, like a singing birthday card.Except instead of singing, it has Akin uttering the sentence that has thrown a wrench in Missouri's U.S. Senate race and drawn the attention of the nation: “If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”The mailer replays the comment, which Akin made in a St. Louis television interview that aired Aug. 19, then goes on to play other comments from him, criticizing Social Security and student loans. Then a female narrator intones: “Todd Akin: We've heard enough.”10,000 of these sent to Missouri voters.The mailer was contracted by American Bridge 21st Century, a Democratic PAC, through a company called MailPOW, founded in 2010 by northern California political consultant Crystal Martin, who was inspired by a singing birthday card that her young daughter brought home, according to material from the company.[/break1]stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/kevin-mcdermott/akin-s-legitimate-rape-comment-gets-the-talking-greeting-card/article_f36e85a0-193e-11e2-95b0-001a4bcf6878.html]http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... f6878.html

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A St Louis television station has reported a new Rasmussen poll showing Sen McCaskill leading Congressman Akin 51-43 (3% another candidate & 3% undecided). The survey was conducted prior to last night's final debate.[/break1]ksdk.com/news/world/article/343719/18/Poll-McCaskill-leads-Akin-]http://www.ksdk.com/news/world/article/ ... eads-Akin-

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Remembering that Sen McCaskill was behind all 3 Republican Senate candidates earlier this year, this looks reassuring...http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -10-19.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/senate/mo/missouri_senate_akin_vs_mccaskill-2079.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -2079.html...until I view this.http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n63 ... -10-19.jpg[/break1]realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/mo/missouri_romney_vs_obama-1800.html]http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls ... -1800.htmlI'll probably be worried about a coattails effect until I hear Akin's concession speech or the race called by all the networks.

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Congressman Akin's "legitimate rape" comment had a profound effect on his fundraising abilities according to the Federal Election Commission.


Todd Akin's money troubles showed up in black and white today in his quarterly financial report and an unusual fundraising letter questioning whether Republicans nationally want Claire McCaskill to win.Akin raised $1.6 million from July through September while Sen McCaskill raised $5.3 million during the same quarter.


His [Akin's] campaign turned up the heat on "party bosses" this afternoon in a solicitation with the headline, "Do They Want Her to Win?"





The letter contends that the National Republican Senatorial Committee and American Crossroads, the super-PAC set up by Karl Rove, are spending money unwisely on candidates in Maine, Virginia and Wisconsin. The letter notes that the GOP candidate in Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson, was an early support of a key portion of the new health-care law.





"Meanwhile, none of them will invest a dime right here in Missouri, where the latest poll shows Todd leading Claire McCaskill ... So it's worth asking the question again, do the DC Party Bosses want Claire McCaskill to win?"


[/break1]stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/akin-s-d-quarter-take-million/article_7254a2b6-6c4f-517a-9815-c31183b30e67.html]http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt ... 30e67.htmlAll 3 Republican Senate candidates in Maine, Virginia and Wisconsin are losing although Republican George Allen in Virginia is in a tight race with Democrat Tim Kaine. The "latest poll" Akin refers to is a "Citizens United" internal poll that shows him leading McCaskill 49-44. All other polls since Aug 22 (except for Gravis Marketing) show McCaskill leading Akin (see my Oct 3 post).





Akin reported having $553,000 on hand Sept 30 while McCaskill reported $2.13 million for the same date.

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Oops, he's done it again. ?( [/break1]huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/21/todd-akin-claire-mccaskill_n_1995088.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003]Todd Akin Likens Claire McCaskill To 'One Of Those Dogs'With a little more than two weeks until Election Day, GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin's Saturday fundraiser was highlighted by a questionable analogy.Two months after his "legitimate rape" comments sparked a firestorm of criticism, PoliticMo captured audio of Akin in Springfield, Mo., comparing Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill's work in office to that of a dog.

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Mourdock would be a disaster as a Senator. He is why I crossed the aisle for the first time in my life to vote for Dick Lugar in the primary, because I had to say "fuck you Mourdock" somehow.After thinking about the harm Todd Akin could do as a US Senator, I apologize for criticizing you for not voting for Richard Mourdock in the primary. doG help us all if either is elected to the Senate.

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An aide to GOP Senate hopeful Todd Akin used a profanity to refer to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, extending Akin's weekend characterization of McCaskill as a "dog" who fetches problems from Washington.The website Politico.com captured audio from a Saturday night fundraiser of Akin telling supporters that his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. goes to Washington, and, like a game of "fetch," brings home red tape, bureaucracy and executive orders. Akin says a senator should "bless" Missouri with solutions instead of more problems. At a Saturday night fundraiser, Akin likened McCaskill to a "dog" who plays "fetch" by bringing home red tape, bureaucracy and executive orders from Washington.On Monday, senior campaign adviser Ricky Tyler tweeted, "If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she'd be a 'Bullshitsu.' "After the initial "dog" comment, McCaskill responded by saying her campaign strategy with two weeks to go is to "just keep Todd Akin talking."

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An aide to GOP Senate hopeful Todd Akin used a profanity to refer to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, extending Akin's weekend characterization of McCaskill as a "dog" who fetches problems from Washington.The website Politico.com captured audio from a Saturday night fundraiser of Akin telling supporters that his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. goes to Washington, and, like a game of "fetch," brings home red tape, bureaucracy and executive orders. Akin says a senator should "bless" Missouri with solutions instead of more problems. At a Saturday night fundraiser, Akin likened McCaskill to a "dog" who plays "fetch" by bringing home red tape, bureaucracy and executive orders from Washington.On Monday, senior campaign adviser Ricky Tyler tweeted, "If Claire McCaskill were a dog, she'd be a 'Bullshitsu.' "[highlight]After the initial "dog" comment, McCaskill responded by saying her campaign strategy with two weeks to go is to "just keep Todd Akin talking."[/highlight] :lol: I love that woman.

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After the initial "dog" comment, McCaskill responded by saying her campaign strategy with two weeks to go is to "just keep Todd Akin talking."always smart to get out the way when you opponent is shooting himself. :lol:

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Todd Akin’s militia ties exposed


The senate candidate's claims that he had nothing to do with an extremist group is unraveling fast





On May 9, 1987, police arrested 30 anti-abortion protesters for blocking the front door of an abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. Among those arrested, according to new information uncovered by the liberal advocacy group People for the American Way, was Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate best known for saying women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” The arrest ties Akin to one of the most radical anti-abortion activists of the 1990s — a man later convicted in federal court of threatening abortion doctors — and, through him, to a right-wing militia group he’s long denied having anything to do with.





[/break1]salon.com/2012/10/23/todd_akins_militia_ties_exposed/]http://www.salon.com/2012/10/23/todd_ak ... s_exposed/

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What do you get when you cross a Bulldog and a Shih Tsu?A Bull Shit

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Todd Akin has a new attack ad out where he attempts to get the focus off him (wonder why?) by accusing Sen McCaskill's husband of using her Senate seat for his personal gain.The commercial rests on statements made by a former employee of Joseph Shepard, McCaskill's husband. That ex-employee told the Daily Caller that Shepard entertained investors in the Senate dining room; McCaskill's campaign has denied that accusation and pointed out that the accuser, Craig Woods, has a criminal record and acknowledged he never personally saw Shepard engaged in the acts he describes.[/break1]politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/10/akin-unveils-harshest-attack-ad-yet-147431.html]http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-hab ... 47431.htmlSorry, haven't figured how to embed the video[/break1]me/bu22xng2]http://bcove.me/bu22xng2I anticipate Akin to continue to throw mud until he runs out of funds. Akin desperately needs to get the focus off himself.

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Todd Akin has a new pro-life ad featuring two women who say he is really a good guy who wants to protect the unborn and make sure we have more freedom not like in Russia.[/break1]youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doY2YSU8FBY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... oY2YSU8FBYFrom this you would think that the law was that women are forced to have abortions even when they are raped and want to keep a child. Isn't having a choice the pro-freedom position? Isn't not have the option a curtailment of a basic freedom?Freedom is just another abused word that has come to mean it's opposite.

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Akin's ad is more reminiscent of a warm & fuzzy get to know the candidate type of ad you regularly see at the beginning of a candidate's campaign; not a damage control one needed at the end.Like Loh, I am concerned there are a lot of RWNJs in my state that could vote for this man in spite of what he's said and done.

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NBC has called this race for Claire McCaskill

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