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Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:40 PM

Scott Brown says Rep. Akin should step down after ‘legitimate rape’ comment

Source: Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News - The Ticket

Brown is facing a challenge from Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren this November. Brown called Akin's comments "outrageous" in a statement:

As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akin's comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akin's statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.

Earlier on Monday, Mitt Romney called Akin's comments "insulting" but stopped short of asking him to step aside. Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom is also an adviser on Brown's campaign. At least four other Republican Senate candidates have criticized Akin since Sunday, Talking Points Memo reported, and no national Republican has ventured to defend Akin.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/scott-brown-says-rep-akin-step-down-legitimate-145729298.html

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Reply Scott Brown says Rep. Akin should step down after ‘legitimate rape’ comment (Original post)
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LynneSin Aug 2012 #1
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nolabear Aug 2012 #2
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Aug 2012 #4
hedgehog Aug 2012 #5
democrat_patriot Aug 2012 #6
bigdarryl Aug 2012 #7
Coyotl Aug 2012 #12
cr8tvlde Aug 2012 #8
jsr Aug 2012 #9
TheCowsCameHome Aug 2012 #10
tawadi Aug 2012 #11
maxsolomon Aug 2012 #13
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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:41 PM

1. That's a nice thing for him to say but still ain't gonna help him win re-election

I think as we draw nearer to election day Warren is going to win this one pretty easily.

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. Agreed

It's a save-your-own-skin move on the part of vulnerable republican candidates.

But it damages their credentials with the right-wing nuttery.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

2. .

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. No, Scott

He needs to remain there and take his beating.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. Woo-hoo! If every Republican congressman who has foot in mouth disease

steps down, we'll take the House for sure!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

6. And Ryan too? Eh Scott?


How about his views?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:46 PM

7. I got a feeling old Scotties daughters probably got in his ass about this issue

 

And made him make a statement

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:00 PM

12. Brown knew this thing had already cost him the election, so now he is paddling against that stream

 

in a river of deep phoooo in a small canoe named the USS Futility

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:48 PM

8. I'm with Claire McCaskill...keep him in the race

Make those Missouri voters face their dark side, because the troglodyte Akin just threw open the basement door wherein reside all manner of ugly political beasts. Besides, remember our girl Sarah was stumping for Steelman who could likely be the pick.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:51 PM

9. Nonsense

Let Todd Akin talk all he wants.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:59 PM

10. No, let him defend his remarks during his campaign.

He made the comments, now let's see him stick by them.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:00 PM

11. Yes he should.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:03 PM

13. Nice triangulating, Brown

You look enlightened to liberals in Mass, and your opinion doesn't mean jack to the voters in Missouri.

Look for Akin to win despite his idiocy. After all, Rand Paul is a Senator, David Vitter is a Senator, etc.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:06 PM

14. You know you stepped in it when the Republicans say you went too far. (nt)

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:12 PM

15. I Fning hate having to agree with him on anything

But.........I agree with Scott Brown on this one issue. Fortunately I also agree with his opponent on almost everything including this.

Liz Warren rocks

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 01:35 PM

16. Fuck you Scotty

We're going to wrap the Akin albatross around every fucking Republicans neck. MA voters need to know what the fucking party you are in stands for.

So, Scotty...are your going to demand that Paul Ryan also step down as VP nominee for co-sponsoring the hate-filled fucking bill where this "if she didn't enjoy it, she can't get pregnant, therefore, if she's pregnant, she must have enjoyed it" idea comes from?

Fuck you and your entire Teabagged-asshatted-Cheetoes stained penis party!

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