Newt Gingrich Leads Charge in Missouri: It’s Time for Republicans to Support Todd Akin (Video)

On the day of his fund-raising appearance with Congressman Todd Akin, Newt Gingrich called in to Jamie Allman in the Morning on FM News Talk 97.1.

Newt is the first big national candidate to come in and campaign for Todd Akin. He described the enormous gap between the two candidates:

“I would simply say to anybody who has any confusion – Six seconds of Todd Akin Saying something dumb doesn’t offset six years of McCaskill voting destructively… You know she’s going to smear him because a straight up honest fight over her voting record she’s just going to get wiped out. “

Agreed.

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  • Kissmygrits

    Bout dang time someone in the Big R Camp woke up to the fact we need all the Rs we can get in the senate. Guy made a big gaffe is no reason to toss him overboard.

  • dwdude

    newt, the pit bull unleashed. we need guys like him fighting this sad bunch of socialists

  • donh

    THANK YOU NEWT !

  • iamsaved

    It’s in Missouri’s hands now! Surely they’ll do the right thing.

  • Tired Okie

    GOOD! GOOD! GOOOOOD!!!!!

  • bg

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    Amen!!

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  • bg

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    it wasn’t a ‘BIG GAFFE’.. the Reps with an agenda (aka: Rove)
    and the MSM stole Claire’s inflateaball and ran with it into the
    oppositions end zone vs analyzing what he stated in context..

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  • MicahStone

    The choice: STUPID vs. EVIL.
    Not a good choice.

  • dwd

    McCaskill was the 60th vote that passed Obamacare.

    Remember on November 6th, Missouri. MO has already said NO to Obamacare with Proposition C — say NO to Obama and McCaskill on November 6th.

    http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/prop-c-passes-overwhelmingly/article_c847dc7c-564c-5c70-8d90-dfd25ae6de56.html

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  • Votemout2012

    #8 He been a pretty good congressman for my district. He said something stupid something Obama Biden and McCaskill do daily. I think we can give Todd a little slack.

  • NeoKong

    I sent him some money the other night. Reince Priebus ought to be ashamed of himself for conceding a Senate seat to the Democrats.
    It isn’t about Akin.
    It’s about controlling the Senate.
    It’s about SCOTUS picks too.

  • Akins past RECORD speaks much louder than any ‘gaffe’ (the new word constantly being floated around, ugh) … he is a true conservative, period. What the republicans AND the media (even some of the ‘new’ media) has done to damage his race is despicable. SHAME.

  • JoyO

    Since when has a candidate being “STUPID” or “EVIL” ever been a big deal with the Democrats? It didn’t happen when the GA Representative said Quam was going to tip over. It didn’t happen when Teddy drove his car off the bridge or with Clinton’s “It depends on what the definition of “is” is.” or with Weinergate. It didn’t happen when the Democrat Congressman solicited sex from an 18-year old male several months ago. And it probably won’t ever happen!

    We must have a majority in the Senate if we want to repeal Obamacare and I will donate to Akin this week. Hopefully, some of you will donate too.

  • Esteban

    Thank you Newt, and a middle finger to the rino Cornyn.

  • cecil dildine

    When the NRSC calls me I tell em “shame on the RNC, shame on John Cornyn….no $$$$ for R;s Until Akin is supported”

  • Kathteach

    Sometimes ya’ll just have to hold your nose and vote for a guy who said such a stupid thing….(probably not the first time)…..

    You Missouri folks MUST do this for our nation. We’re counting on you.

  • Votemout2012

    #18 It Won’t be hard to support a GREAT conservative in MO like Akin. I’m glad he did not cave to republican establishment.

  • jayceeinjcmo

    I will proudly vote for Todd Akin. The man has a 92% rating in 2011 ACU. I believe the leaders of the Republican Party have something against him as he is a favorite of Tea Partiers here in Missouri. The fact that he made a so-called gaffe is no reason not to check his record and see where he stands on conservative issues via votes. He will be a great senator for the state of Missouri, mark my words!

  • Peter Warner

    Thank you for posting this, Mr. Hoft.

    It is especially encouraging for those of us who felt Todd Akin was being treated unjustly, and encouraging for those who take the promotion of ‘abortion rights’ as a mark of great shame on the soul of this nation.

    It is also gracious of yourself, considering how this web site seemed to want him replaced as a candidate.

    For the record- Todd Akin’s publicized remarks may have been politically ‘stupid’, but they were factually accurate. They were also the words of a man who sincerely cares for the lives of the unborn. His critics should recognize that.

    May Todd Akin go on to win this election, and stand among the righteous with honor.

    May those who profess to support the Right to Life, yet abandoned him, confess their shame and resolve to stand firm for life and conservative values at the next opportunity.

    Pray for America and her leaders.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

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  • Lady Mondegreen

    So here’s the question. Is Newt really going to bring in anyone who wasn’t going to vote for Akin anyway? I would doubt it.

  • Redwine

    Good on ya, Newt. We need EVERY win. Go for it!

  • Truth Teller

    I will support Akin as well.

  • dmacleo

    would be nice to see pundits (HINT HINT) pull for him too.

  • John

    GP… I hope this reporting means you are back… I had started to think you had sold your soul to Karl Rove and company

  • Steve
  • bg

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    re: jayceeinjcmo #20 – page 1 September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    August 26, 2012

    the semantics game

    [Akin is a solid conservative who voted against No Child Left Behind,
    despite being pressured in a phone call by President Bush. He has a
    97% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. A favorite
    of social conservatives, he obtained a Master of Divinity degree from
    seminary and has co-chaired the House Prayer Breakfast. No doubt
    his background is why many are targeting him so viciously.]

    Rep. Akin earned a 0-percent score in NARAL

    Akin scores A by NRA on pro-gun rights policies

    Akin Statement on Attack on U.S. Consulate in Libya

    Date: Sept. 12, 2012
    Location: Saint Louis, MO

    “The attack on our consulate and thoughtless killing of American
    diplomats in Libya serve to remind us of the sacrifice of those in
    service overseas. This senseless attack and murder underscores
    the irrational hatred that some still harbor for our country and our
    citizens. Our heart and prayers go to those who have made the
    ultimate sacrifice and for their friends and family.”

    August 22, 2012

    Shouldn’t We Trust The Person?

    [Truth be told, there is medical opinion that supports his answer:
    “From what I understand from doctors…if it’s a legitimate rape, the
    female body has ways to try to shut [the female reproduction ability
    down].” I recall reading the same thing going back to my early years
    of college. And more important, I can recall hearing adults saying the
    same thing when I was a child.

    [..]

    Republicans need to figure out that standing up for what a person
    believes in shouldn’t disqualify a person from office. I would double
    down on Akin and tell the media we’ll stop supporting Akin when
    Obama stops supporting Eric Holder and Joe Biden. Go Akin.]

    ==

  • Flintstone F.

    Quick piece from Slate. It says Akin is within a point of McCaskill on a left leaning poll and with a three point lead on a conservative poll.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/09/06/todd_akin_claire_mccaskill_senate_race_gop_climbs_back_into_race_polls_show_.html

    That’s got to be very troubling for McCaskill.

  • Jonah Vark

    I happened to be watching the Akin interview that Sunday morning and was not taken aback by his “notorious comment”. I understood Akin was meaning to say forced rape, as opposed to statutory rape.

    And as a woman, I understand the complex female reproductive system and am aware that stress and, most certainly, trauma CAN (can, not will) cause impending ovulation to be delayed or halted. No ovulation means no pregnancy. Does that mean pregnancy will not occur in case of rape? Of course not! If ovulation has already occurred shortly before unprotected intercourse, no matter if it is rape or consensual sex, pregnancy is likely to occur.

    Todd Akin’s gaffe was not worthy of destruction of his political career. He did not do anything illegal or immoral or malicious. He did not deliberately disparage women who were impregnated by rape. His words were sadly misconstrued by some people and deliberately distorted by political operatives in efforts to affect the November election.

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  • DaMav

    Good call by the Newster!

  • Mark S.

    Jim, I have to say… You should be the LAST person saying Newt was right.. Unless you want to admit you had no principles toward the candidate’s election in the first place..

    Like many of those who commented toward the ‘current’ end of this thread, we’ve said, you don’t throw Akin under a bus for a bad comment, especially with his voting record.

    There were many of us, who were defending Akin (despite his remark), while you were one of those who were sliming Akin RIGHT ALONG WITH THE DEMOCRATS and the Party Bosses. So for you to even make one smarky remark… You should be smarky remarks out of this one, unless you’re willing to apologize for your own tone against Akin:

    You agreed with Salon.. or may I quote _your_ comment:

    Barack Obama now leads in Missouri 47-46 and plans on running ads starting next week in a state that was lost to Democrats one week ago.

    You basically went negative against Akin blaming him for anything that could go wrong with the election here as well

    and here… (your biggest slime of Akin of any of your articles)

    and here

    Shall we continue? Don’t get on your high horse and claim “Newt was right’.. when you were one of the _first_ to ignore his voting record (and pushed your own (non-existant?) principles) and pushed the “Akin should get off the ticket” meme.

  • Mark S.

    #2 September 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    John commented:

    GP… I hope this reporting means you are back… I had started to think you had sold your soul to Karl Rove and company

    John, other than the “nice” anti-Democrat story, GP has already tarnished themselves with their stance…. If the polls weren’t back to as close as they were, do you _Really_ think Jim wouldn’t be right back out there trashing Akin?

  • jamie is a girls name

    Jamie is a girls name. He is also the biggest douchebag on the radio. That’s all I have to say about that.

  • I could not vote for Akin. He has shown all the arrogance, ego, and poor judgment of a Democrat. I know we are in an election for the fate of the country so i thank God i dont live in Missouri. Akin is a piece of crap who gets his pats on the back from bigger piece of crap Mike Huckabee. Those two make me want a third party just to get away from them.

    Akin will be a horrible Senator if he wins. He will screw over the GOP somehow just to soothe his hurt ego. It is a no win choice for voters in Missouri.

    I honestly hope we win every possible seat so we have 53 or 54 Republicans so Akin can lose and it wont matter.

    If it comes down to 1 seat for control of the Senate and Akin loses, he will have cost this country the repeal of Obamacare.

    He just disgusts me in so many ways, Im sorry. Akin is a disgrace and if thats what we are pushing for, how do we point fingers at Democrats.

    The whole situation makes me ill.

  • iamsaved

    #12 September 25, 2012 at 7:27 am
    AlecJ commented:

    Your attempt at being a conservative doesn’t fly based on your comments above. Go back to your mole-hole at the Obama’s Truth Squad Headquarters and root for your narcissistic god Obama. Maybe he’ll find a position for you as court jester in his throne room if he’s re-elected.

  • westie

    Even Jim Hoft was on the corrupt Rove bandwagon and demonized Akin! It is pitiful how even the more Conservative Repugs get bambozzled by the worthless R Party!

  • OldSailor

    I agree with Newt. If saying something stupid was an automatic disqualification for public office then NO ONE would qualify.

    Thanks for putting this up Jim.

  • Miller Time

    Ditto to most of the above. Mr. Akin never deserved the flogging he got, and it was especially reprehensible from our side. He didn’t leave a woman to die underwater; he wasn’t in a black book of prostitutes, he didn’t Facebook his crotch, nor leave a seaman stain on anyones dress.

    I believe we SHOULD “eat our own” if the act (from someone on our side) was something disgraceful…this clearly was not.

  • Mark S.

    And Alec.. when you write this

    I could not vote for Akin. He has shown all the arrogance, ego, and poor judgment of a Democrat. I know we are in an election for the fate of the country so i thank God i dont live in Missouri. Akin is a piece of crap who gets his pats on the back from bigger piece of crap Mike Huckabee. Those two make me want a third party just to get away from them.

    You’re either lying about your conservative, or you’re buying into the Bible Belt elite bull$#!T Go LOOK AT his voting record and then come back and tell me he’s got the judgement of a Democrat..

    And Westie..

    Even Jim Hoft was on the corrupt Rove bandwagon and demonized Akin!

    We’re still waiting for an apology from Jim… How much you want to bet we’re not going to get one?

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  • OldOllie

    The choice: STUPID vs. EVIL. Not a good choice.

    No, it’s not a particularly good choice, but it’s an easy one. I’ll take stupid (Akin) over evil (McCaskill) any day.

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