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Todd Akin support group

Postby Huckleby » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:06 am

To err is human, to forgive divine. A good man misspoke.

I hope you will keep Mr. Akin in your prayers today. Missouri needs a true conservative in the Senate. Stay strong Todd!
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby rabble » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:10 am

Wow Huck. I bet you typed that with a straight face. And sober.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby wack wack » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:14 am

Huckleby wrote:To err is human, to forgive divine. A good man misspoke.

I hope you will keep Mr. Akin in your prayers today. Missouri needs a true conservative in the Senate. Stay strong Todd!


Who is the good man? What did he say?
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Huckleby » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:39 am

6 hours, 20 minutes till the deadline to drop out of the race.

Oh, won't you stay
just a little bit longer
Please let me hear
You say that you will
Say you will
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby peripat » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:43 am

We can only hope...
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Huckleby » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:51 am

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/ ... story.html

It is difficult for GOP to change candidates after 5PM eastern.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:53 am

The guy's a moron and if he dosen't withdraw, the voters will decide his fate.

Of course we need to put his words into the context of some of the other mental giants that have haunted Congress: the Weiners, Franks, Kennedys, Bidens and Reids of the world.

And let's not forget the nutjob running for Senate in MA, masquerading as a Native American to gain status and support from the race-based PC crowd.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:57 am

Ned, should abortion be outlawed in cases of rape? The official Republican Party platform says it should. That is the important question raised by Akin.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby rabble » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:08 am

Ned Flanders wrote:Of course we need to put his words into the context of some of the other mental giants

Of COURSE we do. Because that's how the Republicans do it. When a non R says or does something really stupid, it stands alone.

When an R does it, we have to "put it in context."

Oh, you're so cute.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:18 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Ned, should abortion be outlawed in cases of rape? The official Republican Party platform says it should. That is the important question raised by Akin.

Hank, why don't you share that specific part of the platform with us?
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:22 am

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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Ned Flanders » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:35 am


I didn't ask for a link to some looney lefty website. Cite the wording in the current platform.
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 am

As noted in a parallel discussion, the current platform is in draft form. I saw GOP chairman Reince Priebus on the tube today saying the proposed plank on abortion will allow no exceptions for rape. But Ned, if you have a link that denies that, be sure to post it. Otherwise you have nothing (again).
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:42 am

http://gop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/ ... atform.pdf

Maintaining The Sanctity and Dignity of Human Life

Faithful to the first guarantee of the Declaration of Independence, we assert the inherent dignity and sanctity of all human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. We oppose using public revenues to promote or perform abortion and will not fund organizations which advocate it. We support the appointment of judges who respect traditional family values and the sanctity and dignity of innocent human life.

We have made progress. The Supreme Court has upheld prohibitions against the barbaric practice of partial-birth abortion. States are now permitted to extend health-care coverage to children before birth. And the Born Alive Infants Protection Act has become law; this law ensures that infants who are born alive during an abortion receive all treatment and care that is provided to all newborn infants and are not neglected and left to die. We must protect girls from exploitation and statutory rape through a parental notification requirement. We all have a moral obligation to assist, not to penalize, women struggling with the challenges of an unplanned pregnancy. At its core, abortion is a fundamental assault on the sanctity of innocent human life. Women deserve better than abortion. Every effort should be made to work with women considering abortion to enable and empower them to choose life. We salute those who provide them alternatives, including pregnancy care centers, and we take pride in the tremendous increase in adoptions that has followed Republican legislative initiatives.


No allowances given for any extenuating circumstances. Straight from GOP.com. Good enough?
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Re: Todd Akin support group

Postby ilikebeans » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:43 am

Ned Flanders wrote:

I didn't ask for a link to some looney lefty website. Cite the wording in the current platform.

GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform

The document, crafted Monday in a subcommittee meeting of the Republican Party's official platform committee in Tampa, is being closely guarded by party officials but was provided to CNN by a Republican source here.

The source cautioned that the statement of principle is still in draft form and must be approved by the full platform committee on Tuesday and by delegates to the Republican National Convention next week.

The GOP's abortion plank faces scrutiny every four years, and this year's document contains language similar to the platforms that were adopted by the party at their conventions in 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Same as it ever was, same as it ever was.
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