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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 03:56 PM

RNC Chair Reverses Course, Says Republican Party Will ‘Absolutely’ Support Todd Akin

Source: ThinkProgress

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Today, after Akin stayed in the race and polls showing it tied, Priebus took a far different tone:
Asked directly if he considered Akin to be a better option for Missouri voters than McCaskill, Priebus did not hesitate.

“Well, absolutely,” he said in the interview. “That’s a given, and as chairman of the party, I have an obligation to make sure we win as many seats in the Senate as possible.”

Akin again grabbed headlines this week when he told a reporter after a debate that Sen. McCaskill is not as “ladylike” as she was six years ago.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/09/28/927121/priebus-support-akin/

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Reply RNC Chair Reverses Course, Says Republican Party Will ‘Absolutely’ Support Todd Akin (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2012 OP
Shrike47 Sep 2012 #1
CrazyOrangeCat Sep 2012 #2
MindMover Sep 2012 #3
TrogL Sep 2012 #4
Tx4obama Sep 2012 #5
ChairmanAgnostic Sep 2012 #7
ChairmanAgnostic Sep 2012 #6
DollarBillHines Sep 2012 #8
CanonRay Sep 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg Sep 2012 #10
Sherman A1 Sep 2012 #11
pstokely Sep 2012 #12

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:12 PM

1. Of course they're supporting him; they always did.

Besides, no one believes they have any real principles.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:12 PM

2. We all knew they'd change their tune

Rinse Pubis, however, doesn't grasp the fact that Akin self-destructs every time he opens his trap. He is an idiot, and no amount of money will make Missouri overlook that.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

3. That is because they are gonna lose there asses off this election cycle ....

they have to stand up for these tools ....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:22 PM

4. You do realize if you shake an Etch-a-sketch too many times it stops working, right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:28 PM

5. And TODAY Todd Akin Suggests Employers Should Be Able To Pay Women Less

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:30 PM

7. missed that. Thank you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:29 PM

6. This really IS romney's party, isn't it?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 04:44 PM

8. The Party of No Principles

Spineless crack whores, every single one of them.

I hope the true crack whores don't hold this against me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 05:05 PM

9. This is exactly whey the Republican party is dying off

if a Democratic candidate said something this idiotic, the party, and all of us, would condemn and abandon that candidate. The Republicans, however, don't care how stupid their people are, as long as there is an "R" after their name.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 09:03 PM

10. The republican Party therefore wants to destroy Medicare

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:58 AM

11. Well, as a practical matter, what choice do they have?

he is the candidate on their ticket in a state they want to win, if they want control of the Senate. I read where their Senate Committee will not be sending any money, but I doubt if that makes much difference. Senator Blunt said he would support him, former Senator Bond said the same, former Senator Danforth went the other way and said no.

He will still get a whole lot of votes because the GOP voters want to get rid of McCaskill, not because they particularly like Akin.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 05:43 AM

12. McCaskill who isn't loved here will get votes from many here simply because they hate Akin

I don't think voters really like either, they'll vote for the candidate that least offends them

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