Will Air-Claire McCaskill Ever Apologize for Saying Bush Purposely Killed Poor Black People?

Some outrageous comments go unnoticed… Especially if you’re an Obama lackey.

Just wondering…
Yesterday Christian Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) misspoke on rape during an interview with liberal media host Charles Jaco. Akin immediately corrected himself. He also attacked Senator McCaskill (D-MO) on her pro-abortion record.  McCaskill, a Catholic, has a 100% rating with NARAL.

Despite his apology Akin is under heavy fire today for his comments.

In 2008 Claire McCaskill accused Bush of allowing people to die in New Orleans because they were poor and black.

“George Bush let people die on rooftops in New Orleans because they were poor and because they were black.”

For some reason the media completely ignored this.

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  • Patty

    Do politicians have a clear mind when they make such irresponsible statements. Is it a lack of sleep, off medication, or just plain ignorant.

    I have had it with Democrats, only, saying that republicans want to kill people. This is like defamation of character and who among us, liberal or conservative wish “death” on any race, color or greed. Have we become so numb to the awful comments that others make in their life and public life?

    Have we become immune to the desperation by word warfare.

    When an adult or even a child say something so disingenuous and evil, it is time to get the evil out of our life. These people are suppose to be leaders.

    Bring back the politician who has Character and moral value. It is high time.

  • mercador

    Why can’t these people be sued in court for what they say about someone without any proof?

  • olm

    At first, I thought that Mr. Akin should be given a pass. Air Claire and most of the left say outrageous and far worse things than Mr. Akin’s statement. In fact I would love to hear “rape rape” Whoopi comment.
    But now I think Mr. Akin needs to go. I don’t know how MO ended up with this guy but there surely has to be a Republican in that state with a fully functioning legitimate brain. Mr. Akin is looking like an obviously flawed candidate from here. Is this the best the Republicans have to offer?

  • olm

    I guess my last comment was off topic. Air Claire’s seat ought to be an easy pick up.
    Ought to be. My guess though is that we are in for more Air Claire and her outrageously ignorant statements.

  • Patty

    These people wish to be flamboyant with Word Warfare. It seems to give them confidence.

    And Obama and McCaskill really believe that their anger in an Election or anytime, really, will give them some sorta of recognition or more votes. When in actuality, they are not acting like Americans who love their nation and they truly are incapable of a position of leadership.

    They need to be voted out of office as soon as possible because this doesn’t do them good nor those of us who love our nation.

    We are the only ones who can make a Change and Change is desperately needed. Now, is the most important election in our Country and I for one will be fighting back the hate with more vote for new blood and a renewed respect for our Nation.

  • Mary

    #5 olm
    Not defending Rep Akin, but just saying we are all flawed individuals. Because we are human.
    You must be a very unique individual if you have never said something incorrectly.
    Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.

  • valerie

    #4 August 20, 2012 at 10:48 am
    olm commented:

    Anything to get the Democrat in, eh? Right now, I’d gladly take a RINO or overlook a gaffe, because party matters so much in the upcoming election.

    Of course the guy miss-spoke. From the sound of it, I would guess that he had two sentences in his mind, and what came out of his mouth was a mixture of the two. It happens. To everybody. That’s one of the many reasons why most people really, really hate to watch themselves on TV or to read the transcript of what they actually said.

    To me, Claire McCaskill’s remark about George Bush was much, much worse, because it was an intentional lie told with ill will. I’d forgive a gaffe far sooner than a blatantly dishonest statement made with evil intent.

  • Patty

    It isn’t hard for you and I to listen to those in our states. Listen and if the prove their love and respect for their state and country, you will know then, they are worth your vote.

    It is time for Patriots, and if they start with attacks on others with hateful comments and example, would you love to have them as a part of your family, by this I mean would YOU be proud or embarrassed by them.

    If proud, vote for them, if embarrassed kick them out.

    McCaskill and Obama are complete embarrassments.

  • valerie

    #3 August 20, 2012 at 10:48 am
    mercador commented:

    “Why can’t these people be sued in court for what they say about someone without any proof?”

    They can be, by the person who is slandered, provided the person on the receiving end is not a public figure. However, there’s a better remedy, which has been popularized under the label “Swiftboating.”

    When John F’n Kerry published what purported to be an autobiography, he slandered several people, and those people got together and published a response, titled “Unfit for Command.” The Washington Post tried to spike the story by purporting to “debunk” it, but the message about the lies in the “autobiography” got through to the general populace, and contributed to the defeat of John Kerry’s election campaign.

    The remedy for bad public speech is corrective public speech. It does work.

  • Patty

    My Case is made
    POLITICO e-book: Obama campaign roiled by conflict

    Obama’s trash-talking competitiveness, a trait that has defined him since his days on the court as a basketball-obsessed teenager in Hawaii, was on display one night last February, when the president spotted a woman he knew was close to Sen. Marco Rubio in a Florida hotel lobby. “Is your boy going to go for [vice president]?” the president asked her. Maybe, she replied.

    “Well,” he said, chuckling, according to a person who witnessed the encounter. “Tell your boy to watch it. He might get his ass kicked.”

    Other passages of the book reveal:

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79867.html#ixzz246RyY6TF

    When Politicians don’t answer hard ball questions and don’t own up to their mistakes they have no leadership capabilities.

  • mr_e_m_t


    A better candidate in your opinion would be what… pro abort or weak on the issue?

  • Everybody knows if you’re a liberal you get a pass on nearly anything you can think of.Nobody hears it because the media will bury it.Remember the guy in Florida who sent a suggestive e-mail to a teenage page?He disappeared from sight the next day and hasn’t been heard from since but the democrats hammered us on it right up until election day.The double standard is alive and well.

  • Patty

    of sorts:

    Democrats Can’t Play the Dumb Card This Year

    For only the second time in 40 years, the Republican presidential ticket is immune from attacks that one of its members is unintelligent, denying Democrats and their allied talk show hosts and comics a priceless political weapon and punchline.

    Both Gov. Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan are undeniably smart. Romney earned millions running his own complex financial business, and Ryan is the leading conservative intellectual in Congress.

    In fact, this year it’s the Democrats’ turn. The only one of the four candidates whose intelligence is coming under scrutiny is Vice President Joe Biden, who generally fails to let a week go by without saying something stupid.

    Since Gerald Ford sought to be returned to the Oval Office in 1976, Democrats have savored attacking one portion of the GOP ticket as dumb.

    Ford was commonly said by those on the left to be dim witted and seemed confirm the assertion by appearing to place Poland outside the Soviet sphere of influence during one of his debates with Jimmy Carter.

    Democrats lampooned Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984 as a former B-Movie actor who sometimes seemed confused, only to find themselves outsmarted at the ballot box by The Gipper and frequently on the floor of Congress as well.

    In 1988 and 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle was the butt of jokes about his intelligence. But then in 1996 Republicans ran Kansas Sen. Bob Dole for President and former New York Rep. Jack Kemp for VP, neither of whom showed any evident shortage of IQ points.

    In 2000 and 2004 Democrats reveled in charging that Vice President Dick Cheney was the brains behind George W. Bush, who with his Texas mannerisms and tendency to garble his words came off to some as not bright.

    And then in 2008 Sarah Palin was mercilessly mocked by her opponents and the crew of Saturday Night Live as both dumb and uniformed.


    Attacking opponents is nothing knew in Politics but when something really horrible is said who truly gets hurt. Apologies have been coming at us wildly. We wait for an apology from Obama but he never seems to give one. It seems it is beneath him, doesn’t it?

    Or his big fat ego gets in his way, I think he believes because he is president he is above the law. Because he believes he makes the laws, laws that we don’t always like.

    He show no remorse only apologizes for President Bush to other nation and has countless times blamed him. Sad when children are in some of the highest position because all we can do it listen but we don’t have to take it. We can vote them out of office.

  • Bill

    Denial is not going to work.
    Trying to compare McCaskill to what Akin said is not going to work.
    Akin is toast.
    Put a fork in him he is done.

    He just handed the election to the Democrats.

  • Patty


    In an exchange with Senator O’Malley, the legislation’s sponsor, Obama’s concern was about second guessing the abortionist.

    Here is what he said:

    As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child – however way you want to describe it – is now outside the mother’s womb and the doctor continues to think that it’s nonviable but there’s, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead, that, in fact, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved.

    SHORTER BARACK OBAMA: Let’s trust the guy who just botched the abortion to determine whether or not he actually did botch the abortion.

    That’s it. If a baby comes out and is alive, Barack Obama thought it too damned burdensome to have another doctor, someone used to dealing with live babies, check to see if the baby was viable.

    Read more: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2008/10/15/in-2002-barack-obama-supported-infanticide-a-2/

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  • olm

    Look a smart candidate doesn’t take the bait. That question was bait. So instead of talking about Air Claire we are talking about “legitimate rape”.
    I’m not in MO, so my opinion is immaterial but the way I understand it this Akin was one of 3 R’s. 2 Tea Party and one establishment. Each got a 1/3 with Akin getting 34. From far away it doesn’t look like the best guy won.
    I realized when I wrote that I would get crap, so be it. But judging me that way for my opinion is real nice, Mary. Thanks and have a nice day.

  • Patty

    Romney: Akin’s ‘Inexcusable’ Comment

    In a phone interview this morning, Mitt Romney told National Review Online that Representative Todd Akin’s recent remarks on rape are “inexcusable.” “Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.” Akin, the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, controversially claimed on Sunday that a woman’s body can block an unwanted pregnancy. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down,” Akin said in an interview with KTVI-TV. “I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What…


  • xkaydet65

    Mr E M T
    A better candidate would be one who said he recognized and empathized with the horror of being raped but he, personally, could not opt for taking the innocent life . A better candidate would not have trivialized the situation with some uninformed nonsense that a woman being raped automatically shuts down her reproductive system during the trauma. A better candidate would not have invented a nonsensical term like “legitimate rape”.Such ideas do not appear off the cuff. Akin was being interviewed by a liberal media person and knew he’d be asked about his position. His responses were prepared if not rehearsed. As for Jim’s comparison to the rantings of McCaskill, there is no comparison. McCaskill insulted and demonized the President, while despicable political demonization is par for the course of American politics. Akin basically insulted every woman who ever conceived as a result of rape, and women who’ve feared that event, by implying that if the rape had been legitimate they would not have conceived. And those women in Missouri who feel insulted will vote on Nov 7.

  • Patty

    Romney says Ryan won’t oppose abortion in rape cases (Romney supports both rape & incest abortion)
    Akin about how few pregnancies result from “legitimate rape” have done more than outrage people across the country and doom Akin’s bid to move up from the House.

    It motivated the Romney campaign – – already trailing among women voters in recent polls – – to distance itself from Akin by assuring voters that Romney and Paul Ryan – – the “Romney-Ryan administration” – – should they win in November, would not oppose raped women’s access to abortion.

    “Governor Romney and Congressman (Paul) Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape,” Romney spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.

    You’d probably say that sounds reasonable and humane – – except it was just three days ago that PolitiFact devoted a lot of space to this issue and found that while Romney backed abortions in cases of incest and rape, Ryan did not.

    The only anti-abortion exception Ryan favors is situations where an abortion is needed to save the life of the mother, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The National Right to Life Committee concurs, based on information the group says it collected in 1998 and 2000 from Ryan as a candidate.


  • I did not vote for Akin, but he won, and he will receive my vote in November. I look at it like this: would I rather eat rancid food or rat poisoning? One will probably make me sick, the other will definitely kill me. So, take my chances or seal my fate? Yeah, Akin will get my vote…

    Claire McCaskill & Barack Obama – Partners in Big Government

    Senator McCaskill’s Record:
    * ObamaCare: Voted YES for Higher Costs and an Individual Mandate
    * Obama Stimulus: Voted YES for $787 Billion More in Spending and Debt
    * Dodd-Frank: Voted YES for Price Controls on Debit Cards Resulting in Higher Banking Fees for Consumers
    * TARP: Voted YES on the $700 Billion Taxpayer Bailout of Mega Banks
    * Auto Bailout: Called the $80 Billion Taxpayer Bailout of General Motors and Chrysler “Wildly Successful”
    ^ Unemployment: 9.1%
    ^ Debt: $14.8 Trillion
    ^ Poverty: 45 Million Americans on Food Stamps

    McCaskill and Obama: Not working for Missouri. Not working for America.

    – above information from: FreedomWorks for America

  • JoyO

    McCaskill’s vote on OBAMACARE alone would cause me to vote against her. As the Supreme Court has said, “It is the responsibility of the people to VOTE THE POLITICIANS who have voted for policies the people do not support OUT OF OFFICE.” This means you have to VOTE FOR McCASKILL’S OPPONENT to get McCaskill out of office!!!

  • Nelle

    Akins is too much a part of the socially conservative right to speak off the cuff without having some of that media-condemned, religious conservative conversation spill out, shocking those who don’t share his worldview. He believes that the abortion of a child of rape is not any kind of solution to rape, but an additional trauma and horror that only compounds it. His terribly awkward and nonsensical way of expressing that kind of view shows that he either isn’t alert enough to know which way the wind blows, or prepared enough to be able to articulate his own long-held views in an accurate, concise way, or smart enough not to have to. I have happily voted for him in the past, but voted for Brunner this time, for exactly this reason.

  • JoyO, #23 & Nelle, #24 … my sentiments exactly.

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  • David

    “In 2008 Claire McCaskill accused Bush of allowing people to die in New Orleans because they were poor and black.”

    Typical right-wing kneejerk of arguing two wrongs make a right (at least couldn’t you find something a little more recent that four years ago?).

    Your argument is a logical fallacy, one the Sean Hannity often makes also… there’s even a name for it, it’s called “tu quoque”.

    A makes criticism P.
    A is also guilty of P.
    Therefore, P is dismissed.

  • AuntieMadder

    #22 August 20, 2012 at 11:45 am
    TeachX3 commented:

    I did not vote for Akin, but he won, and he will receive my vote in November. I look at it like this: would I rather eat rancid food or rat poisoning? One will probably make me sick, the other will definitely kill me. So, take my chances or seal my fate?

    Good analogy. I like it. May I use it in future discussions (when applicable, of course)?

  • AuntieMadder

    @ Patty #21: Since neither the POTUS nor the VP are legislative positions, unless a Congress-passed bill on abortion lands on the President’s desk to be either signed or vetoed, their position(s) on abortion are irrelevant.

    That said, both Romney’s and Ryan’s positions on abortion are legitimate. So are yours and mine, and those of Akin and McCaskill, too, for that matter. Akin’s perception of rape victims, however, as implied by his statement about “legitimate rape” and the rarity of conception, is not.

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  • Lefty

    Had Claire McCaskill said: “GW Bush killed poor black/white/brown/red/yellow people who served in our armed forces, and were then sent to Iraq to dig up ‘weapons of mass distruction’ “…..she would have been correct.

    Should Bush 43 or his VP ever be caught in Calfornia, in prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s district…they will be ARRESTED and charged with MURDER! (Of US troops)

    Vincent Bugliosi is famous for putting away Charles Manson and his fellow cult members.

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