Barack Obama Tries to Smear MO Rep. Todd Akin – FAILS …Update: Todd Akin Responds

Obama arrives at his taxpayer funded campaign speech at the University of Iowa on Wednesday where he smeared Missouri conservative Rep. Todd Akin. (AP)

On Wednesday at a campaign stop at the University of Iowa, President Obama mischaracterized and ridiculed Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO) who is running for US Senate in Missouri. Obama’s attack came in response to a statement Akin made when asked about government funding of student loans at a debate last weekend.

Here is what Rep. Todd Akin said about the current administration during the debate:

“America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism, because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in. So first, to answer your question precisely, what the democrats did to get rid of the private student loans and take it all over by the government was wrong, it was a lousy bill, that’s why I voted ‘no’.”

The President responded by smearing Todd in front of students and supporters:

“You’ve got one member of Congress who compared these student loans – I’m not kidding here – to a ‘stage-three cancer of socialism.’ Stage three cancer?… Come on.  Just when you think you’ve heard it all in Washington, somebody comes up with a new way to go off the deep end.”

in response to the President’s remarks, Todd said,

“The President’s attack mischaracterizes my comments. The cancer infecting our society today is not student loans themselves, but the massive expansion of federal government into every sector of private business. From Obamacare to the failed stimulus, and from Freddie and Fannie to student loans, this administration has consistently trampled private business and our personal freedoms to expand the power of the federal government.

“The President’s comments today show the deep divide between our philosophies of government – mine of states’ rights and free markets and his of socialistic government expansion.

Any Republican who is not afraid to use the word “socialism” in reference to Barack Obama’s policies gets a gold star in my book.

UPDATE: I spoke with Rep. Todd Akin on Thursday night and here is his response to this smear by President Obama.

“He’s good at personal attacks but bad at attacking problems. He uses the same solution on every problem – that is more government and more and more and more debt. Obamacare has taken over one-sixth of the economy and the government has pushed private lenders out of student loans. Now they’re creating the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac of student loans. And as the government takes it over, more and more debt is created.  The reason Obama is upset about use of the word socialism is because his administration is asserting the government into what was once private sector areas. The reason Obama is attacking me is that I don’t have the same faith in big government as he does.”

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  • forest

    Another day another slander.

  • That last paragraph quote should be a political ad.

  • JKB

    Well, they don’t like it when you call socialism, socialism. It undoes all the work since the 1920s of dissembling the topic. So much so that almost everyone informed by the Academy since then buys into the myth. You have to go back before the conquest of the intellectual thought.

    Here is a definition I find clear and distinct.

    The Socialist, under this definition, would be the man who, in general, distrusts the effects of individual initiative and individual enterprise ; who is easily convinced of the utility of an assumption, by the State, of functions which have hitherto been left to personal choices and personal aims ; and who, in fact, supports and advocates many and large schemes of this character.

    A man of whom all this could be said might, in strict justice, be termed a Socialist. The extreme Socialist is he who would make the State all in all, individual initiative and enterprise disappearing in that engrossing democracy of labor to which he aspires. In his view, the powers and rights of the State represent the sum of all the powers and all the rights of the individuals who compose it ; and government becomes the organ of society in respect to all its interests and all its acts. So much for the Socialist.

  • BurmaShave

    “The President’s comments today show the deep divide between our philosophies of government – mine of states’ rights and free markets and his of socialistic government expansion and lying about it.

    Fixed it for you.

  • donh

    Mr Aiken is a fine , even tempered , and well spoken conservative man of courage.

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  • 1RedBeard

    Todd Akin presents a positive lesson for ALL Republicans. Stop cowering in the corner; come out and speak plainly and honestly against the Obama cabal.

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  • Finncrisp

    Obama does not have faith in big government. He has faith in the Communist Manefesto. I read it last week. Every act he has taken is right out of that play book. Bring an end to private property, Nationalize as many businesses as possible. Take control of the banks. Take control of agriculture. Erode the power of the wealthy through taxation; stunt growth and weaken systems to allow the workers and the enlightened ones of the ruling class to seize power. Violently.

    This was written in 1847. What part of Barry’s agenda do you not see in this?


    Obama and Obama Jr agree on the expansion of socialism.

    Write in for POTUS becuase RINO’s are worse than the democraps

  • mg4us

    I can’t help but notice the more Obama speaks these days and twists words to suit his script, the dumber he sounds. . not like a Harvard Grad or President of a GREAT Country but as a know-nothing street punk in a schoolyard. Name calling and personal attacking is so undignified for the office. .

    If he cannot treat the Office of the President with respect, then he should be thrown out. He should be the President of ALL AMERICANS not just Holder’s people and socialists.


  • mg4us

    Obama knows he is in trouble when economy continues to slow. . .

    so he looks to distract and divide. . .

  • Warthog

    You see, the thing about cancer is that it is really a lot of little things. It is little disruptions here or there that disrupt natural, efficient function and eventually kill the whole body.

    Socalisim is a lot like that.

  • batman

    Who would have thunk; That Brutal honesty:
    “A new way to go off the deep end.

    All it took was the simple Truth. to put him on the defensive.

    Obviously, more of that, is necessary.

  • Stlcat

    Great rebuttal! I am proud to say I am volunteering for his campaign for Senate in MO.

  • Votemout2012

    I am a proud supporter of Todd Akin for this very reason. He is a articulate, constitutional conservative. He is just the ticket to REPLACE McCaskill in MO. Let’s make it happen MO.

  • owl

    Good for Todd Akin. Bravo.

    The problem is getting his voice out of the Silence. Every Republican should be backing Inhofe in making a stink over that crucify tape. They should all be up in arms and shouting about the taxpayer paying for Obama’s re-election.

    Then shout about the vacation money being excessive. Ask how much 25 SS cost to protect a 13 yr old on spring break.

  • owl

    Even if Romney gets elected, he is one. One voice. If these ELECTED officials sit back and allow the MSM/DEM to do to him what they allowed to Bush and Palin, it will happen again.

    Somebody that can actually explain this to them, needs to get in their ear. They can not allow it to happen again. The WH has the mic but they can be just as loud if they would.

    Maybe Todd Akin can help lead.

  • Robert

    “You’ve got one member of Congress who compared these student loans – I’m not kidding here – to a ‘stage-three cancer of socialism.’ Stage three cancer?… Come one. Just when you think you’ve heard it all in Washington, somebody comes up with a new way to go off the deep end.”

    This paragraph in particular is campaign style rhetoric and is definitely NOT ‘discussing policy’ as Obama’s flacks claim that he is out doing, and on the taxpayer’s dime.

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  • Truth Teller

    Todd Akin has more intelligence in his excrement than the whole Dem party combined.

  • Joe Blow

    Obama makes more noise and stinks more than his f*rts

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  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “The President’s attack mischaracterizes my comments.”

    More Republicans need to grow a spine and call Obie out vigorously every time he does this.

    Every. Single. Time.

  • John Fembup

    Akin said ““He’s good at personal attacks but bad at attacking problems.”

    Sound-bite version: “Obama attacks people, not problems.”

    Hey, that’s pretty good!

  • liberalsRstupid

    Why cant the GOP nominate THIS GUY instead of the weak kneed moderates that lean further left than right. Dole, McCain, Romney, need I say more?

  • Speaking of stage three cancer Socialism (Marxism, Communism, Nazism) by any other name.

    ‘During his Thursday morning radio broadcast, Glenn Beck asked if America, on its current trajectory, is headed toward the values and principles of the Constitution, or rather, those of the Communist Manifesto.

    To glean greater insight, The Blaze expanded on each of the Manifesto’s 10 planks and juxtaposed them with modern day American society. The picture revealed, while perhaps not shocking, is unsettling to say the least.

    Considered the playbook, the framework, the founding document of Communism, it is argued that no other political volume has altered the course of history more than Karl Marx and Friedrich Engel’s tiny yet effective blueprint for the proletariat.

    Commissioned by the Communist League, Marx and Engels laid out their analysis of capitalism and class struggle while supposedly offering economic and socio-political “solutions” rooted in what they called science. While every instance of Communism attempted around the globe has since failed abysmally and without exception, proponents still cry that Marx’s inviolable political and economic theories were simply “improperly executed” and thus, if true to the Manifesto, Marxism is, in itself, “perfect.” A little known fact, however, is that these champions’ premise is based on a flawed narrative, as Karl Marx in fact falsified much of the data he used to support his untenable political and economic system. Of Marx’s flagrant disregard for the facts, British philosopher Anthony Flew wrote:

    …the first and only volume of Das Kapital to be published in the lifetime of Marx was, in his own words, to demonstrate that “In proportion as capital accumulates, the lot of the labourer must grow worse. Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation at the opposite pole.” But by 1867, when that volume was first published, Marx had known for 15 or more years that this thesis was false.

    Flew continued that Marx’s response was “merely to suppress the falsifying data.” This was manifested in the first edition of Das Kapital where “various available British statistics—about the reliability of which there was no question—were given up to 1865 or 1866, whereas those for the movement of wages stop at 1850.” In Kapital’s second edition, however, according to Flew, all subsequent runs were “brought up to date, while that of wage movements still stops at 1850.”’…

    Are We Headed Toward the Constitution or the Communist Manifesto? This Breakdown Tells You

    And Goebbels knew there was no difference.

    ‘Only the means are different for the various socialist branches, but the principle is the same for all: the end justifies the means. Joseph Goebbels, propaganda minister of Hitler, is quoted in Germany with the statement “… it is not for nothing that we have chosen the name National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP), because at heart we are Communists.” Briefing his generals before the invasion of the Soviet Union in June of 1941, Hitler told them that he wanted to bring them “real socialism.” His declared intention was to destroy the Christian churches after victory.’

    The real threat to America: Godlessness

  • Gravelyvoice Jim

    Anyone checked Akin’s record lately on voting for C.R.s to fund Obama Care and Planned Parenthood throughout 2011 while continuing to run up our national debt? Akin has been one of Obama’s BEST FRIENDS in congress recently on these issues despite his rhetoric.

  • greg

    I am a dem fedup with inmates and his crap. I for one look for marshal law before long so he can stay in office and if so we are all sp screwed!

  • Votemout2012

    Gravelyvoice Akin is one of the few in congress who continues to stand with the ppl of MO he voted against TARP, stimulus, Obamacare against raising the debt ceiling. Let me guess a McCaskill troll or a steeleman fan.