The End Is Near: NRSC Sends Out Scathing Email – They Want Akin Gone

Republican Todd Akin has until 5:00 PM to withdraw from the US Senate race.
And, it’s clear that the National Republican Senatorial Campaign wants him gone. They already cut funding to the Republican – an estimated $5 million. Then this morning the NRSC sent out this email:

Just a quick background update on the situation in the Missouri Senate race. While much of the press coverage has understandably focused on the statements by Republican leaders yesterday regarding Congressman Akin, I wanted to point out for your background that they have been joined by leading conservatives across the country who have called on Congressman Akin to step aside for the good of the party and the pro-life movement he cares so deeply about.

Below are just a few examples for your consideration:

  • · Radio/TV Host Sean Hannity urged Akin yesterday to reconsider running and reminded him that “elections are bigger than one person
  • · Radio Host Mark Levin similarly urged Akin to step aside saying this race is far too important to risk losing to the Democrats.
  • · Columnist/Radio Host Dennis Prager penned a column for calling on his fellow pro-life leaders to join him in disavowing Akin’s remarks.
  • · Columnist Charles Krauthammer on Fox News last night called Akintoxic” and said “he’s got to go
  • · Radio Host Hugh Hewitt tweeted – “If Akin drops out and GOP wins Senate, he has career. If he stays in and GOP doesn’t win Senate, infamy and injury to prolife cause
  • · Author Ann Coulter penned a column in Human Events calling on Akin to do the right thing and step aside for the good of the pro-life movement
  • · National Review editorial board called on Akin to step aside, writing in part, “Akin is a stalwart conservative and an honorable man, we regret to say that he inspires no such confidence”
  • · Wall Street Journal editorial board also called on Akin to step aside, writing in part, “Having uttered one of the more offensive and ill-informed comments in recent years, Mr. Akin could cost his party a seat it is favored to win this November and thus possible control of the Senate.”
  • · The Tea Party Express called on Akin to step aside saying “It is critical that we defeat Senator Claire McCaskill in November, but it will be too difficult to achieve that with Todd Akin as the conservative alternative.”

That’s brutal.

UPDATE: Add Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh to the list.

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  • Taqiyyotomist


    Toddler “fight club” at daycare center.

    Ghetto perps, and the daycare is called “Hands of Our Future”.

    My God.

  • chuck in st paul

    I’ve got money on him NOT stepping down, and we wind up losing that seat.

  • Jim W

    Hopefully a night of rest has cleared his mind and he will step down.

  • EBL

    Tick tock, tick tock.

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  • Robert W

    No wonder the Democrats spent $1.5 million to get him elected…
    The guy is an asinine idiot and should resign.

  • EBL

    Yes Democrats are hypocrites…

    But you have to go Mr. Akin. For the good of the party, the country and the pro life movement.

  • Robert W

    He should also resign from Congress, too.

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  • a former dem

    I notice the DCCC is already having ads “rape is rape” Akin ads, just saw one of those ads here on GP. And they will tie this to every other repub.

    Akin… leave and leave now!

    Independents like me want Claire McCaskill utterly defeated, your nutjob comments are helping no one! Leave now! I’m not pro-life, and was willing to donate to any repub candidate opposing McCaskill, but not a chance in hell am I donating to you after your insane comments, and this is an easy senate seat to pick up!

  • Spider

    Folks, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    We are in sight of taking both houses and the executive branch.

    We can begin to heal America, and re-point her on path to prosperity for all.

    Mr. Akin please FOCUS.

  • bg


    rape is rape, and correct you are Mr. Obama..

    as is a lie is a lie, no matter who perpetrates it..

    God is not going to help US..

    only the TRUTH shall set US free..

    ergo, we shall reap what we sow..

    because we obviously cannot help ourselves..


  • surfin’ bird

    …he sure plays a mean pinball.

  • JR

    We all knew he was probably going to say something stupid, and here he does it pretty near to Day One of his campaign. And he steps right into the enemy’s wheelhouse, this make-believe ‘war on women’. If Akin is too stupid to know when to keep his mouth shut, he cannot be trusted to run a decent campaign. He needs to go. I’m for Steelman, but she does need some polishing.

  • a former dem

    I agree, should have listened to Gov Palin. There is still time, this Akins was going to screw up at some point, better now than later, little Claire of course was hoping this wouldn’t happen until later this year.

  • Michael

    Missourians recently went to the polls and Aiken defeated several strong candidates in the primary. Are we seriously to believe the political garbage being hashed around that Conservatives are going to now work to re-elect Marxist-Progressive McCaskill? Aiken’s mistake was being ill prepared for the normal and routine media hacks to come after him. I am more disgusted by the bashing of an honorable Congressman that has a sterling conservative voting record than I am disturbed by the garbled answer he gave about rape. Keep letting the Libs define the debate and THAT is what will cost the GOP control of the senate. And, did you people ever stop to think that McCaskill’s preference for Aiken is “reverse psychology” and she knows he is the strongest opponent – starkest contrast to her? Think about it before you open your mouth and spit forth nonsense about Mr. Aiken.

  • Jim W

    Agreed, but Steelman came in third behind Brunner who pols showed had the biggest lead of the three over MCCaskill. Steelman does seem to have a halting, choppy delivery that gives the wrong appearance of being not sure of what she wants to communicate.

  • Robert

    Pro-abortionists always want to turn the onversation toward a fringe example such as abortion in the case of rape. And we all go along with it just like a bunch of dumb lemmings.

    A “woman’s right to choose”, the “right to privacy”, abortion “in the case of rape”. These are all mere rhetorical devices that serve to divert attention from the core principles, that abortion is in the vast, vast majority, an act of convenience that denies the right to life, let alone the very humanity, of a child in the womb.

    As do we, when we forsake vital principles in order to win an election. Rather than fight back, and use the opportunity to advance the argument to its true dimensions, we reinforce the appalling double standards employed by the liberal media, and allow another conservative to be destroyed by a single remark, while liberals get away with the most disgusting statements time and again.

    And so, we get the government we truly deserve.

  • a former dem

    “And, did you people ever stop to think that McCaskill’s preference for Aiken is “reverse psychology” and she knows he is the strongest opponent – starkest contrast to her?”

    Riiiight, because the dimocrats are going to waste 1.5 million in the republican primaries on their strongest opponent. Riiiight.

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  • Robodog7

    The GOP senate primary in MO. was very close, so I suspect that MO. voters would support one of the other candidates if Akin steps down.

    Race is called at 10:15 PM CST
    U.S. Senate – GOP Primary
    2764 of 3428 Precincts Reporting – 81%
    Name Party Votes Vote %
    Akin, Todd GOP 197,871 36%
    Brunner, John GOP 161,176 30%
    Steelman, Sarah GOP 158,775 29%

    Who ever ends up on the ballot, I hope the voters in MO support in order to get McCaskill ot o office.

  • rrpjr

    Everybody in the known universe wants him gone. But he wants to stay. How does one deal with this kind of selfishness and idiocy?

  • Mekan

    Should Akin go? Probably. I just wish our Republican party would get this much backbone and fight when it came to fighting Dems and progressive policies.

    Let’s see: Akin said something stupid but McCaskill fails to pay taxes, cast a deciding vote on Obamacare which will cause the early deaths of tens of thousands, supports planned abortionhood which was caught hiding statutory rape and sex trafficking.

    The shrill sound coming from the Republicans against a Republican is deafening when they fail to do this to their opponents.

  • Monkey Wrench

    What exactly did Akin say that is so horrible? He incorrectly said that women who are raped have a biological mechanism that prevents them from getting pregnant. According to doctors that is wrong. About 30,000 women become pregnant by rape each year. Akin has now admitted that his facts were wrong.

    So what is his crime? He had his facts wrong. When this was pointed out to him, he corrected himself. Where does all this outrage come from? This happens to all of us all the time. We think something is true, but it turns out to be false. So what?

    Can someone explain why the Republican Party is so outraged with Akin?

  • snewb

    “Can someone explain why the Republican Party is so outraged with Akin?’

    It’s not so much what he said it’s what the Dems & MSM will do with it
    and Alinskyize it.

  • Monkey Wrench


    He won the Republican primary. More Republicans want him to run than any of the other candidates. Why should he step down? What did he say that was so horrible he needs to leave the race?

  • Spider

    I said it in other thread.

    If he can win, fine. If he is going to lose, get out.

  • Patty

    One comment, so explosive. All day yesterday, all day today. We are living through an election where you need to walk on eggs and you must listen to the words you are going to say, before you say them. We live in a time where you cannot offend anyone.

    You can call others killers, felons, racists but now a days women are the real issue.

    They are one of the biggest voting blocks and Akin has put his foot into quick sand and he can’t get out.

  • Blue Hen

    “He incorrectly said that women who are raped have a biological mechanism that prevents them from getting pregnant.”

    The problem is, where in Hell did he get this from? Is there some sort of source? Is it something from his fevered imagination? I’d like to know if he’s pulling this out of his nether regions or if he is a fan of some crackpot group or school of thought like 9/11 cranks. You are right in that if members of Congress were shot for saying crap like this, there’d be a flow of blood coming from Capitol Hill. But this happens to be our idiot, and I agree with Krauthammer; there’s already enough stupidity in Congress. McCaskill is a prime example. We don’t need to send more.

  • Sasja

    Seems to me this is a Missouri problem and should have been handled as such. But everyone needs to put in their two-cents worth and, unlike the progs who circle the wagons, our people fall all over themselves expressing outrage and calling for a candidate’s head. In doing so, in my opinion, just gives the progs more ammunition. But, it is what it is.

    Now about that congressman in Minnesota who likes to get it on with boys behind the rest rooms at rest stops. How are things going with him? It was Minnesota, wasn’t it? What is his name? I forget even though there has been a whole deluge of news reports, or not.
    This guy should be jealous of all the attention being paid to Akin over a non-story.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Riddle me this:

    A politician says something outrageous.

    His party unanimously condemns it and demands his resignation.

    To which political party does this politician belong?

    There is only and ever one answer.

  • Patty

    August 13, Akin was 9 points up,

    Now, they are tied.

  • Patty

    And if Akin leaves the race. Then who will take his place. Catch 22.

  • Spider

    Our righteous indignation is valid….

    But that’s as far as it goes.

    The guy will not only effect his own election, he will be fodder for ads against Ryan, Romney, etc., etc.

    Fall on our swords for the good of the party?

  • Kate

    “I just wish our Republican party would get this much backbone and fight when it came to fighting Dems and progressive policies.” Isnt’ that the truth.

    Akin needs to go. Just get it done so we can move on and fight Claire. He is delusional if he thinks he can continue under these circumstances. It was an appalling thing to say and if he believes what he said, I don’t want him as my senator.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    If the Dan Quayle “potatoe” incident happened today, it would still be front-page news and exemplary of the Complete Stupidity of All Republicans, but on top of that, Republicans would demand his resignation.

    The GOP has no spine, one and all.

    MN Democrat had anal with a 17-year old boy at a rest stop? Democrats all say “Defend him! Rally ’round the family! Circle the wagons! Stay out of our rest stops!!”

    Tom Foley’s inappropriate e-mails? Republicans all say “Kick him out!”



  • Spider

    The dems have a working ‘cover up’ process.

    We don’t have this elaborate apparatus.

    Gotta play the hand you’re dealt.

  • Despiser

    This makes the GOP look really dumb, not what Akin did what the Conservative media is doing. Nothing like taking a stupid comment and blowing it completely out of proportion and gives the Democrats yet another distraction…

    If this is how the GOP handles things they deserve to lose…

    We are all fecked…

  • Despiser

    #28. Woman voting IS the problem in America. The founders knew without question Woman live in a emotional bubble and these emotions always take precedent over everything else. Woman, you know, be honest with yourself and the rest of us…

    I’m trying not to sound mean but sometimes reality is unfair…

  • sandy

    Sounds like Akin was a plant by the Dems and it was time for him to fall on his sword. Therefore out comes the obligatory screw up. Repubs are going to have to learn to think like their scum opposition. Remember John Roberts — most people can be bought if the price is right. With Aiken — chump change was all it too.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #38 Despiser

    Indeed. Every time, no matter what the incident, the Republicans bow, scrape, grovel, appeal, don sackcloth, cover themselves with ashes, and beg forgiveness from the World for their unforgivable sin.

    Imagine if, like Hilary did, a Republican white woman went into a “black” church, and adopted a “negro” accent and cadence.

    ZOMG the rending of garments by Republicans, one and all, that would ensue.

  • Yes the hypocrisy on the liberal side is overflowing but unfortunately I still think Akin has to go for the good of the party. The liberals can accuse Romney of being a felon and a murderer, excuse a national security chief when stealing documents, feign ignorance while Cold Cash Jefferson gets away, and totally ignore the unconstitutional acts of BHO – but if a GOP candidate steps in it, it’s national news for days.

    Bottom line: what Akin said was absolutely stupid.

  • raybojabo

    Did you hear about the revolutionary new birth control for men? When you have sex with a woman just smack her around and “legitimately” rape her, and she will not gat pregnant. Its called the “Todd Akin Method” and its all the rage with the GOP.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Imagine if a conservative 1%-er entertainer — say, Mel Gibson — said “…it wasn’t rape rape.” like Whoopi Goldberg did.

    The GOP is astounding and surreal, but so is the DNC, for some opposite reasons.

    For Democrats anything goes:

    — KKK Grand Cyclops? No problem! Re-elect forever!
    — Ran a gay whorehouse out of your condo? No problem! Re-elect forever!
    — Raped two young women with the help of Secret Service? No problem!
    — Left a girl to die in the Chappaquiddick river? No problem!

    For Republicans?

    — Tapped your shoe in an airport bathroom? KICK HIM OUT!
    — Said “dark clouds” in a speech about a black opponent? KICK HIM OUT!
    — Stepped on an ant? KICK HIM OUT!

  • Spider

    When you are the party of Truth, Justice, and the American way, you are held to an impossibly high standard.

    When you are the party of lies, fraud, scams, dirt, and marxism you get away with everything.

    Just the way it is, folks.

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  • sandy

    While little crap like Akin keeps the idiots in the media busy — the October surprise could decide the election. Israel is going to attack Iran in October. They are worried that Obama will win and that he will be much tougher on Israel if he gets a second term. Will we change horses in midstream if there is a full blown war in the Middle East? Obama signed an executive order which will allow him to control the media in an event like this.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #42 katablog

    Yes the hypocrisy on the liberal side is overflowing but unfortunately I still think Akin has to go for the good of the party.

    I agree (surprised?)

    But only because of Alinsky’s Rule 4. Not because he spoke stupidly, but because of how it will be used by the opposition.

    Who all ignore real, actual rape when a Democrat like Clinton or a Hollywood director do it, or when Muslims do it in the UK, Sweden, France, Michigan, or Texas. Or when Tyrone Woodfork does it to 90-year-old Nancy Strait and her husband. Or when 5 blacks torture and rape and murder Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

    But AKIN? OMG he’s gone too far.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Corey Feldman, who was passed around Hollywood for rape, is ignored by the Democrats.

    Republicans didn’t do it, so it’s no big deal.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Michael Jackson? He can give little boys “jesus juice” and use them.

    After all, he’s not a Republican.

  • bg


    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..


  • Taqiyyotomist

    Clinton’s former surgeon general (J. Elders) can write the forward to a book, in support of it, which posits that we should teach our children sex by having it with them

    It’s all Good!™

    Because she’s a Democrat!

    Obama can have as an advisor actual domestic terrorists like Ayers, whose actions killed and maimed many people, and whose organization sincerely discussed actual genocide in America of non-progressives, or people like Dunn who idolize Mao.

    It’s All Good!™

    They’re Democrats!

    But AKIN went too far. Chik-fil-A should be nuked from orbit. Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney should be raped and hanged and shot in the face and shat upon and have heart attacks. Because they are the ENEMY.

    That’s the Modern American Democratic Party.

    I can’t really see anything good coming, in the near term.


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    That’s an interesting list – they’re all media personalities.

    What do the voters in MO think? Anyone bother to ask them?

  • Patty
  • Freddy

    * · Radio Host Mark Levin similarly urged Akin to step aside saying this race is far too important to risk losing to the Democrats.

    This is an UNTRUE statement.

    Making up false statements is no way to run a blog!

    IF Jim Hoft cares about the truth, he will correct this error.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    This, as far as I know, is the first time the Democrats will have fought, with millions of dollars in advertising and legal fees, to keep their opponent in the race.

    And just think: Akin didn’t even rape anyone! He didn’t leave someone to die at the bottom of a river! He didn’t even have two people from his former church shot in the back of the head, execution-style!

    Just amazing. Surreal and amazing to witness.

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  • Patty
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  • Taqiyyotomist

    #58 Patty

    I don’t even read or listen to Levin, but apparently he understands as I do. Amazing.

    Juanita Broderick.
    Paula Jones.
    Gennifer Flowers.
    Kathleen Willey.

    But, OMG, Akin went too far.

    Salvador Dali could never even have conceived this, in his head, while on LSD.

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  • Patty

    This is even worse than Akin

    Dem Lawmaker Urged To Resign After Giving _____ To 17 Year Old Boy At Rest Stop

    Fox News: A Minnesota state lawmaker who authorities say admitted having a liaison with a 17-year-old boy at a rest stop faced calls from party leaders on Monday to give up his re-election bid.

    Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, hasn’t been charged in the July incident, and authorities said he wouldn’t be because the boy was older than 16, the legal age of consent, and no money was exchanged. Police say the teenager responded to the lawmaker’s Craigslist ad for “no strings attached” sex.

    Gauthier admitted to the liaison, according to police reports made public late last week. The teen told police the two had oral sex, according to the reports.

    The scandal has hurt Democrats’ hopes of retaking at least one chamber of the Legislature. They need to pick up at least six seats in the House, and Gauthier’s Duluth-area seat is usually reliably Democratic. But if he drops out, any Democrat seeking to replace him would have to run as a write-in candidate, making the race much more difficult to win.

    Scandals don’t discriminate.

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  • Patty

    #60 August 21, 2012 at 11:47 am
    Taqiyyotomist commented:

    I don’t read everything of Levin’s. But he is a good conservative. I was just posting something that I thought would be beneficial for Freddy.

  • Robert

    And thus does hysteria, by and on behalf of the few, obscure and diminish morality.

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  • bg


    Jaco Report: Full Interview With Todd Akin

    listening to it now..


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