Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Throw Todd Akin Under Bus

Glenn Beck ripped Todd Akin this morning on his radio show.

Rush Limbaugh just threw Todd Akin under the bus.
Rush said, “For the good of the country, he knows what he should do.” Rush also called Akin “absurd” and “unintelligent.”

Dana Loesch has Todd Akin on her program today from noon to three.

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  • Jim W

    They didn’t throw him, Akin stepped in front of the bus.

  • Various newspapers are making the claim that Todd Akin was “Tea Party”. NO! Akin was never Tea Party. Akin beat the tea party candidate and the one endorsed by Sarah Palin, Sarah Steelman in the primaries.

    It seems Claire McCaskill was hoping Akin would be her opponent, hoping he would implode. Sadly, he did — far too early for her, as the GOP seems to be taking measures to get another candidate in Akin’s place. I hope the GOP swiftly finds a replacement — the race and its important to the country is such a priority we need someone in there who knows how to handle the stress.

  • snap boy

    No one is throwing Akin under the bus; Akin crawled there himself.

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  • Mad Hatter

    #1, Good point.

    Akin gave the left ammunition to use against him this November, it’s time for him to step in front of the target he put on himself. Republican candidates need to learn to take their time, and think things out before they blurt out an answer.

    If/when Romney wins, which I believe he will, the Senate is on the line.

    If Akin loses, the Republicans can lose the Senate.

    If Republicans lose their chance to win the Senate, the Republicans lose the chance to overturn Obamacare.

    If Obamacare is not overturned, we lose our freedom.

    Akin can step aside, then take the $1.5 million the Democrats raised for him, start a Super PAC for the new Republican Senate candidate to defeat McCaskill. That’s the best thing Todd Akin can do.

  • Mad Hatter

    it’s time for him to step out from in front of the target he put on himself. Typo****

  • dwd

    Any other Republican candidate will easily beat McCaskill. Akin, for the good of your party and country, step aside. If you lose and cost us the Senate, you and John Roberts will go down in history as the two people who cemented Obamacare in place forever.

  • reliapundit

    akin should fall on his sword for the party and the nation

  • bg


    mark my words..

    we will pay dearly for this Republican, Obama,
    Democratic, MSM, bloggers et al deception..

    this is what the man said:

    “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really
    [Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape.] “If it’s a legitimate rape,
    the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s
    assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be
    some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not
    attacking the child.”

    video & more here..

    read & listen to it “in context”..

    Dave Catanese, Politico Reporter,
    Defends Todd Akin Rape Comments

    [“So perhaps some can agree that all rapes that are reported are not
    actually rapes? Or are we gonna really deny that for PC sake?” he said.
    “So looks like he meant to say — ‘If a woman was REALLY raped, it’s
    statistically less likely for her to get pregnant.’ What’s the science?”]

    Updated: Politico’s Dave Catanese pulled off Todd Akin story

    [For the sake of “argument,” Catanese tried to see the controversy
    from Akin’s side, writing, “We all know what he was trying to say.”]

    Godspeed, God Bless & Thank You Mr. Akin..


  • Bob

    Why give the left ammo right now. Bye Congressman

  • bg


    tis no wonder to me how IslaMarxist
    intimidation works so well on US.. 🙁


  • Scott

    I wish Republicans would stop pretending that his comments were taken out of context or distorted.

    His assertion that the female body can somehow discern the semen of a rapist and shut down the reproductive process is nothing short of insane. And what is up with the phrase “legitimate rape”? WTF is an illegitimate rape?

    Akin needs psychiatric care.

  • pink tie Republican

    Glenn Beck, who cares, he is a nut case.
    Rush led me on today, first taking Akin’s side, THEN eventually throwing him under the bus. Rush you disappointed me.

  • Karen

    We can’t have a candidate as politically stupid and medically ingorant as Akin. We had the democrats on the rope about Medicare, unemployment, the deficit, etc. and this guy Akins opens his mouth and gives the dems a legitimate issue. Anyone supporting Akin should be boycotted because they are going to be responsible for a democrat landslide.

  • Skinner

    Interesting blog post title there Jim.

    Obviously you see nothing wrong with Akin at all.

    Why do you think he should stay?

    It’s your blog, therefore your opinion.

    I’m sure your readers would like to hear it.

  • bg


    Rush just lost a patron.. 🙁

    and yes, i know, he has 2xtea & millions more to bank on, ergo,
    no great loss, well, i for one am on Gods side, i can’t say who’s
    side he or anyone else is on..

    at any rate, how dumbed down are we??

    to paraphrase GP’s false statement, “verily we are screwed”..

    oh yeah, don’t listen to Glenn Beck anyways..


  • averagemelon

    So many people are very harsh on this man. He answered part of this question very poorly BUT THE CHILD OF A RAPE VICTIM HAS HALF HIS DNA FROM MOM. It might take a strong, strong woman to NOT KILL HER BABY no matter if it is the consequence of a rape. You are either PRO LIFE or NOT and in my opinion, God is SHOWING THIS NATION WHO WE REALLY ARE through this event. Does NO ONE have ANY PITY for the poor child?

  • bg


    Scott #13 August 21, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    i gather you’re not a Rep, and please
    point out the pretense, thank you..


  • Highlander

    Scott, it is statistically true that women who have sex willingly are far more likely to become pregnant. I agree with bg … the comments were misinterpreted, and he is being victimized by an irresponsible and partisan media. The mistake he made was even discussing this issue, because you cannot safely discuss this subject with anyone from the left, regardless of how knowledgeable you are …

  • bg


    averagemelon #18 August 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

    ~ Barry Dunham Soetoro Barack Hussein Obama

    Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say

    [Parents should be allowed to have their newborn babies killed
    because they are “morally irrelevant” and ending their lives is
    no different to abortion, a group of medical ethicists linked to
    Oxford University has argued.]

    The pro-choice case for infanticide.

    [When circumstances occur after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible. … We propose to call this practice ‘after-birth abortion’, rather than ‘infanticide,’ to emphasize that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus … rather than to that of a child. Therefore, we claim that killing a newborn could be ethically permissible in all the circumstances where abortion would be. Such circumstances include cases where the newborn has the potential to have an (at least) acceptable life, but the well-being of the family is at risk.]

    more here (#45), here (#23),
    in connecting links & threads..

    no Akin’s allowed in the Brave New One World Order..


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  • ohiochili

    Scott, I think you have a serious reading comprehension problem here.
    Republicans have all but lynched Akin but nobody has brought a rope.

    And, yes, we already were smart enough to know a woman’s reproductive system does not do an auto-shutdown during a rape.

    If saying stupid things were indicative of needing the services of a shrink, then most of the Democrats would be patients in mental hospitals.

  • bg


    Bob #11 August 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    i repeat..

    tis no wonder to me how IslaMarxist
    intimidation works so well on US.. 🙁


  • Akin was SPEAKING ABOUT A 1970’s (and then a 1999) PAPER WRITTEN BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR, which states that: a woman who goes through extreme trauma (as in during a violent rape), her body has a natural response to the trauma which makes pregnancy rare.

    As far as the word ‘legitimate’ … you can LAY THIS CONFUSION DIRECTLY AT THE FEET OF LIBERALS AND FEMINISTS. See, they have made the argument that there are ‘different types’ of rape. ie… ‘date rape’, consented and then retracted ‘rape’, ‘statutory rape’, violent rape, and on and on… Akin was saying: “legitimate rape” = “violent rape”.

    I am not an Akin supporter, did not vote for him, have never supported him, and I am currently not defending his statement. I would have to do much more research before I would be knowledgeable enough to weigh in on the rape / pregnancy issue… AND I AM A WOMAN. But the way this whole fiasco has been stretched and distorted, by BOTH the democrats and republicans, is disgusting and probably just a distraction. Now, beings IT IS WHAT IT IS and Akin cannot change how he said what he said, we are at a crossroads, NO, we are between a rock and a hard place. So, tick tock tick tock …

  • bg


    VotingFemale #22 August 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    she needs to be more careful, the mic is
    off, but even i can read her (fitb) lips..


  • bg


    re; #26 August 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm bg



  • averagemelon

    I’m right there with you. Akin made an error but HE MEANT NO HARM. All the Republicans in the headlines are so focused on winning that FOREGIVENESS IS UNACCEPTABLE and the name-calling toward one of their own is downright animalistic! Vote for the man because HE’S BETTER THAN McCATSKILL, people! Stop the infighting and flagrant need of perfection from “your” candidate.

  • Paz

    Stay away from social issues or Obamao is going to win in a landslide! Avoid social issues and hammer the Demoncraps on the ECONOMY!!!!

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  • Freddy

    Now we have Jim Hoft making FALSE claims about what Rush said.

    Jim, do you not realize we can all HEAR Rush right now?

  • bg


    TeachX3 #25 August 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    thanks for the info, do you have a link??

    whereas you have all the time in the world to research, Akin was obviously
    time constricted, ergo, he more or less summarized his statement, of which
    contrary to popular opinion, as well as his own, believe he did rather well..

    They’ve pulled the ‘RAPE’ card

    Assault Rape Pregnancies Are Rare

    i would imagine if one included pregnancies as a result of rape via incest,
    date rape, and/or, claiming rape, the stats go much higher, i mean, even
    if they didn’t, who’s to argue with Planned Parenthood.. /s/


  • juandos

    Well I missed the 1st forty minutes of Rush but there have been two Missouri callers, one from Camden and one from Lake of the Ozarks both calling in to defend Aikin and Rush’s responses didn’t sound like he was throwing Aikin under the bus to me…

    These alledged conservative Republican calling for Aikin to step down were strangely silent during Clinton’s turn at defiling the Oval Office, now they speak loudly and in public against a real conservative who mis-spoke?!?!

    I mean WTF?!?!

  • SoLongSong

    Averagemelon, bg et all, I hear you and it would all be well and good – IF! Missouri was made up of 51% tried and true voting republicans who were willing to look deeply into Akin’s comment and divine what he really meant.

    HOWEVER!! Sadly, this is not the case. This is BIGGER than one man and right or wrong. The country’s at stake!

  • bg


    FLUKE the Reps, the Dems, Obama, the MSM, the talking heads,
    and the so called “new media”, same as the old media.. *sigh*


  • Terimwal

    OK, I’m done with this blog. Unsubscribing now. Defending a Neanderthal idiot instead of doing what is right for the country in this most important election in our lifetime is over the top. Akin is not the only pro-life candidate out there. He is a stone-age idiot. If he stays he will be a distraction to the entire Republican ticket. You, sir, are not a patriot, and you are wrong.

  • bg, #32 … The paper was written by: John C. Willke, M.D.

    Here are a couple of links:

  • bg


    SoLongSong #34 August 21, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    okay so, then you too are of the “lie for the
    greater good” theory mindset, fine by me..

    as for me, i’m not intimidated by the TRUTH..


  • Sasja
  • holygoat

    Count me in with those who reject the Akin-thrown-under-the-bus characterization. Akin jumped in front of it all by himself.

  • Big Al

    Big fat dittoes #1 and #3

  • bg


    Terimwal #36 August 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    okay, so it’s your first as well as last post..

    this blog has lost way too many true Conservatives only to
    be replaced by poser conservatives such as yourself, ergo,
    losing you will be a step up imho..

    btw, opinions facts do not make, take that with you..


  • bg


    TeachX3 #37 August 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    thank you..

    albeit the literal dispute is not about how many pregnancies are
    induced via a violent rape, it’s like i said, and am still siding with
    David Cantanese (as well as many others we WON’T be hearing
    about, well, not until all but the final spear to the heart is thrust
    anyways) on this..


  • Jill

    I’ve read so many comments today lambasting Beck as a “nutcase”, but really would be interested in proof of your assertion. Simply because you may disagree with him doesn’t make him insane, nor a great voice for the conservative/libertarian movement. Akin gaffed. Badly. For the good of our country and cause, you’d think he would step down.

  • bg


    August 21, 2012

    Limbaugh rushes to Akin’s defense

    [“Let me just make it clear … that we are not getting out of this race. We
    are in this race for the long haul and we are going to win it,” he told radio
    host Dana Loesch.

    On Mike Huckabee’s radio program, Akin added, “I said one word in one
    sentence on one day, and everything changed … I believe the defense
    of the unborn and a deep respect for life. …They are not things to run
    away from.”]


  • bg


    Jill #44 August 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Glenn Beck is far from being nuts, and even
    if he were, he’d be in good company.. 😀

    i don’t listen to Beck.. but i did and would watch his tv show were it back
    on the air, unless it was cable news, canceled that long time ago, i don’t
    watch or listen to the “let me entertain you” crap vs reporting real news..


  • MicahStone

    Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Throw Todd Akin Under Bus
    …actually, this imbecile threw HIMSELF under the bus.

  • Buffalobob

    There are times when people say things that are so obviously disconnected from reality that you wonder just what else goes on in their minds. Neither Glen or Rush threw this nitwit under the bus. He walked on to a subway third rail all by himself.

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  • bg


    Jaco Report: Full Interview With Todd Akin

    listening to it now..


  • TammyChicago

    Asinine blog post Jimbo. I know your a Loesch man but you are embarrassing yourself.

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  • bg


    #51 August 21, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Dana Loesch did a wonderful job defending
    Akin & ripping the Reps a new one today.. 🙂

    i only hope and pray she doesn’t lose her job over it, as that seems
    to be the price anyone who bucks the politico machine pays.. 🙁


  • Mark S.

    Has anyone forgotten that Jim has his own stance to salvage in this “throwing people under the bus” issue? (Does anyone remember how bad Jim went after Akin over his “car wash business”?)

    Jim, this is one subject you better double check all your sources, before -you- of all people start talking about throwing people under the bus. Because you threw Akin under the bus back in the primaries.

    I gotta say that Akin’s response on the Huckabee show was the right response..

    “I said one word in one sentence on one day, and everything changed … I believe the defense of the unborn and a deep respect for life. …They are not things to run
    away from.

    Lets’ see how much play that gets from the media… oh what? They’re not going to play that VITAL quote?

  • shamsky24

    @25: “Legitimate rape” = “violent rape”? Really? So if a man slips a few roofies into his date’s drink and then proceeds to sodomize her while she’s unconscious, then in the world according to Todd Akin, it’s not a “legitimate” rape? And where did you get the ridiculous notion that the crime of statutory rape was a liberal and/or feminist creation?

  • S. West

    Too late on this report. Did you listen to Glenn Beck this morning. Now has a totally different view of this situation. People are so quick to jump on a bandwagon that is not researched. He was trying to get a point out and misstated it and you are all so quick to run the guy out of town. Give me a break! Are you telling me you all have never said something stupid or incorrectly. It’s no wonder good people don’t want to get involved in politics. God help us all if we continue to be such a narrow minded and unforgiving group of people.

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