Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Get Over the Gaffe and STILL Support Akin for Senate

Todd Akin Family
John R. Houk
© August 22, 2012

GOP Rep. Todd Akin is running for the Senate Seat currently held by the Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill. Akin has enjoyed an ever widening poll lead over McCaskill until a gaffe moment made him out to be an uncaring male concerning the issue of rape and abortion.

Democrats jumped on Akin like flies on manure. That was to be expected from Leftist hypocrites. The irony has been is that many big dog Republicans including presumptive Republican Nominee for President Mitt Romney.

Now I think I can guess why these Establishment Republicans sold Akin out.

I am certain at the top of the list is Political Correctness and the ability of the Democratic Party to control (or at least manage) the Media talking points when it comes to Republicans, Tea Party Candidates and Social Conservatives. Establishment Republicans are ever concerned on the damage the Left Mainstream Media (MSM) can form in the mind of voters concerning image.
Next on the list of the Establishment sell-out of Akin is an actual Establishment Republican dislike of the ever growing Conservative wing of the GOP that primarily dedicated to Tea Party politics and Social Conservatism. In essence it is my belief the Establishment Republican power base are the Crony Capitalists that Tea Party Conservatives are weary of being associated.

For a little clarity’s sake, what is Crony Capitalism?

Crony capitalism and genuine capitalism, if not opposites, are fundamentally opposed. Unfortunately the broader public, to date, is largely unaware of this.

Crony capitalism is the marriage of the state and private special interests. Some people have called it corporatism, mercantilism, fascism, or even Communism.

We will call it crony capitalism.

By whatever name, it is phony capitalism.

Over the years the public has been taught that many of the problems it faces on a day to day basis such as the lack of jobs, rising prices, corruption in Congress, and so on are a result of capitalism.

If so, it is a perverted capitalism.

These unsavory realities are largely the result of government/private “partnerships.”

Whether in banking, agriculture, housing, energy, transportation, manufacturing, or nearly any other facet of the economy, the “unsavory” parts are often the result of public/private collusion.

Why can’t you get any kind of return on … READ THE REST (What is Crony Capitalism; website

These are my thoughts on why Akin’s own Republican Party has sold him out on a gaffe.

As I said, I am not surprised the Dems went after Akin’s gaffe because Dems are hypocrites when it comes to the moral high ground. If I Googled enough I can come up with a number of Dems that had moral or near criminal behavior that the Dems and the MSM never called for a resignation or not to run an election campaign. However I like to point out one of the biggest Dem dog the Democrats protected from political fall-out.

That big dog Dem is former President Slick Willie (Bill or William) Clinton. Clinton’s behavior at the least was an adulterous skirt chaser and at the worst a serial rapist. When Clinton’s sperm was proven to be on the skirt of then intern Monica Lewinsky, it was indisputable proof an unfaithful husband. Clinton should have resigned and of course he refused. AND the Dems and the MSM backed Clinton’s desire to remain in the Office of President of the United States.

Rep. Todd Akin in his campaign to unseat Claire McCaskill from the Senate is a Pro-Life Social Conservative. He believes life begins at conception (as do I). His thoughts on abortion and the right to life run so deep that he is in the crowd that rape should not be a reason for killing a baby (I waver back and forth on this issue). In explaining his Pro-Life stance he used the words “legitimate rape” in an interview. Of course there is no such thing as a legitimate rape. So what other phrase could Rep. Akin have used?

Perhaps there is a difference between rape and consensual rough sex. In which case, a better word for “legitimate” would be actual rape. Statistics do show that actual rape produces far less pregnancies than consensual sex. Do the statistics line up with Akin’s thought that a woman’s biology somehow prevents male sperm from fertilizing a female egg in rape? This is where Akin screwed up. The statistics and the alleged science Akin refers to are not a match.

The statistics refer more to the occasions of rape and pregnancy has more to do with the sexual prowess of the rapist. An example I read runs something like - a rapist is impotent or prematurely ejaculates - hence the statistics implicates a failure of planting the male seed rather than the female body rejecting a rapist’s sperm.

Below are three WND articles that defend Rep. Todd Akin’s right to stick to his guns and continue to run for the Office of Senator from the State of Missouri based on his politics rather than a gaffe – really the first if not only gaffe in Akin’s campaign to unseat a Liberal Democratic Party Senator.

JRH 8/22/12

Exclusive: Jack Cashill contrasts misspeaking about sexual assault with committing it

August 21, 2012

As far as I know, Bill Clinton, unlike U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, has never misspoken on the subject of rape. In fact, he is somewhat of an authority on the subject.

Clinton knows just what a woman who has been raped should do. As he told Juanita Broaddrick in that Little Rock hotel room some years back, “You better get some ice on that.”

Broaddrick was not alone in being sexually abused by Clinton. Indeed, in the Ken Starr investigation, Broaddrick emerged as “Jane Doe No. 5.”

Broaddrick was likely not unique in being raped by Clinton either. In his book, “Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story,” Michael Isikoff relates how Clinton, then Arkansas governor, had sex with former Miss America Elizabeth Ward Gracen.

“It was rough sex,” Isikoff writes, “Clinton got so carried away that he bit her lip, Gracen later told friends. But it was consensual.”

Isikoff missed the lip-biting connection. He also failed to acknowledge that at least one of Gracen’s friends, Judy Stokes, had told the Paula Jones legal team that the sex was not consensual at all.

“Do you believe Clinton raped her?” investigator Rick Lambert asked her. “Absolutely,” Stokes replied. “He forced her to have sex. What do you call that?”

I cite the Gracen story because it helps substantiate the story Broaddrick told Lisa Myers on NBC’s “Dateline” in 1999.

Broaddrick: “And he came around me and sort of put his arm over my shoulder to point to this little building and he said he was real interested if he became governor to restore that little building and then all of a sudden, he turned me around and started kissing me. And that was a real shock.”

Myers: “What did you do?”

Broaddrick: “I first pushed him away and just told him ‘No, please don’t do that,’ and I forget, it’s been 21 years, Lisa, and I forget exactly what he was saying. It seems like he was making statements that would relate to ‘Did you not know why I was coming up here?’ and I told him at the time, I said, ‘I’m married, and I have other things going on in my life, and this is something that I’m not interested in.’”

Myers: “Had you, that morning, or any other time, given him any reason to believe you might be receptive?”

Broaddrick: “No. None. None whatsoever.”

Myers: “Then what happens?”

Broaddrick: “Then he tries to kiss me again. And the second time he tries to kiss me he starts biting my lip (she cries). Just a minute … He starts to, um, bite on my top lip and I tried to pull away from him. (crying) And then he forces me down on the bed. And I just was very frightened, and I tried to get away from him and I told him ‘No,’ that I didn’t want this to happen (crying) but he wouldn’t listen to me.”

Myers: “Did you resist, did you tell him to stop?”

Broaddrick: “Yes, I told him ‘Please don’t.’ He was such a different person at that moment, he was just a vicious awful person.”

Myers: “You said there was a point at which you stopped resisting?”

Broaddrick: “Yeah.”

Myers: “Why?”

Broaddrick: “It was a real panicky, panicky situation. I was even to the point where I was getting very noisy, you know, yelling to ‘Please stop.’ And that’s when he pressed down on my right shoulder and he would bite my lip.”

[SlantRight Editor – Here is the Youtube video from above link entitled: “HILLARY THREATENED JUANITA BROADDRICK 2 WEEKS AFTER RAPE”]

Hillary Clinton has a rape problem, too. From the beginning of Bill’s career, she has been busy suppressing “bimbo eruptions,” which is a deceptive way of saying she has been silencing women like Broaddrick and Gracen.

The media have been enabling both of them. Allow me to share a nugget from Bill and Hillary’s memorably dishonest “60 Minutes” appearance in late January 1992, the one that would save his candidacy and help launch the perversely labeled “Republican War on Women.”

Steve Kroft: [Gennifer Flowers] is alleging and has described in some detail in the supermarket tabloid what she calls a 12-year affair with you.

Bill Clinton: That allegation is false.

Hillary Clinton: … Bill talked to this woman every time she called, distraught, saying her life was going to be ruined, and he’d get off the phone and tell me that she said sort of wacky things, which we thought were attributable to the fact that she was terrified.

Bill Clinton: It was only when money came out, when the tabloid went down there offering people money to say that they had been involved with me, that she changed her story. There’s a recession on.

A master politician, even in this moment of deepest political peril, candidate Clinton remembered to remind the American people “there is a recession on.” For the record, Clinton would admit the affair with Flowers under oath but lie about the details. Perjury, rape, no big deal!

While Todd Akin is stewing in the woodshed, Bill Clinton is preparing to speak at the Democratic National Convention, and the women most offended by Akin’s dumb remarks will be queuing up to cheer Clinton on. Yes, it is a mental disorder.

Jack Cashill is an Emmy-award winning independent writer and producer with a Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue. His latest book is the blockbuster "Deconstructing Obama."
Exclusive: Joseph Farah defends stumbling congressman in face of GOP outrage

August 21, 2012

WASHINGTON – So, let me get this straight.

A worthy Republican challenger to Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri made one dumb comment to an interviewer and the entire Republican establishment is pulling the rug out from under him, essentially conceding the race to a very vulnerable Democrat.

Here’s the entirety of Rep. Todd Akin’s comment defending his pro-life position that has caused such a massive furor: “From what I understand from doctors, that’s (conception as a result of rape) really rare. 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.”

Now let’s take this statement apart word for word and see where Akin went wrong.

§  “From what I understand from doctors, that’s (conception as a result of rape) really rare.” So far, he is absolutely, 100 percent right. It’s exceedingly rare. Some feminist sources claim as many as 5 percent of women raped get pregnant. Though you will find studies placing the percentage at 1 percent to 5 percent, many of them are politically loaded. The fact of the matter is that women can only get pregnant when they are fertile. One-third of women are either too young or too old to get pregnant. A woman is capable of being fertilized only 3 days out of 30 every month. A fourth of all women in the U.S. of childbearing years have been sterilized. Only half of all rapists deposit sperm in the victim’s vagina. Many sexual attackers are impotent or ejaculate prematurely. But, at the end of the day, it’s very rare for a rape victim to become pregnant following one attack.

§  “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” This is where Akin is on thin ice. He probably meant to say “forcible rape” instead of “legitimate rape.” It is also not sound science to suggest the female body has a mechanism to shut down during a rape that protects her from pregnancy.

§  “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.” Again, how can anyone argue with this logic? Why should an innocent child, a product of rape, be exterminated because of an act of violence by someone else?

So Akin made some unfortunate, inaccurate comments. We’ve all done that. Every human being on the plant. Joe Biden does it daily, hourly.

Akin has also apologized profusely for his comments.

I’m not surprised at all that the media and the Democratic Party refuse to let the matter go. What is more disappointing is that the Republican establishment immediately dropped Akin like yesterday’s mashed potatoes – completely writing off his chances and worthiness for victory within hours of the statement.

Who among the Republicans calling on Akin to drop out of the race have never been responsible for a gaffe?

Republicans are quick to turn on their own to show just how magnanimous and respectable they are. They want to demonstrate to the media and the electorate that they are smarter than those who occasionally stumble. And this is why they remain the minority party even when Democrats are destroying the country before our eyes.

Think about it. It’s like a friend of mine said recently. “Which of the following do you find more troubling? 1) Ted Kennedy kills a woman; 2) Barney Frank runs a homosexual prostitution ring out of his apartment; 3) Bill Clinton is credibly accused of raping Juanita Broaddrick; (4) Todd Akin misspeaks.”

Does that help put this in perspective?

Joseph Farah is founder, editor and CEO of WND and a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate. He is the author or co-author of 13 books, including his latest, "The Tea Party Manifesto," and his classic, "Taking America Back," now in its third edition and 14th printing. Farah is the former editor of the legendary Sacramento Union and other major-market dailies.
'Do I want to join this mob?

August 22, 2012

PALM BEACH, Fla. – While many top Republicans are urging Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri to exit the race for the U.S. Senate after controversial remarks about rape, the six-term GOP House member is getting some support from the nation’s best-known conservative, Rush Limbaugh.

“When everybody seems to be uttering, voicing, doing the same thing, that’s when I put on the brakes and say, ‘Do I want to join this mob?’” Limbaugh said on his radio show this afternoon, referring to the Republican calls for Akin to quit.

Akin sparked a firestorm with comments Sunday saying pregnancy could be prevented in the case of “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

“That’s just absurd. It’s not intelligent,” Limbaugh said. “On the one hand, here we have a guy in glorious ineptitude attempting to defend every conceived life. … On the other hand we got a political party (the Democratic Party) who’s gonna have a former president actually accused of rape introduce and keynote Barack Obama. And that’s fine. This is why I am hesitant to join the mob that says throw this guy out. We have a circular firing squad.”

Limbaugh was referring to former President Bill Clinton who is slated to play a starring role at the upcoming Democratic convention.

“Their keynote speaker was accused of rape, and they love the guy. He was held in contempt of court. He was disbarred for several years. He has had numerous extramarital affairs. You talk about somebody who has less than a respectful view of women? And this is the keynote at the Democrat National Convention. And the Democrats love the guy.”

Limbaugh suggested what Akin was trying to say was something very simple.

“I don’t think abortion should even happen in rape. That’s what he was trying to say. Let’s just strip away all the other stuff,” Limbaugh explained. “There are a group of pro-lifers who profoundly believe that, and they talk to each other, and they try to come up with ways of persuading other people to agree with them on this. Because their view is, it’s not the baby’s fault.”

While admitting Akin’s remark was “stupid,” Limbaugh noted, “How about the economic policies running this country? They are stupid! They are indefensible, and they are stupid. The economic policies led by this administration, they are indefensible and they are stupid, and they are causing real damage and real harm to real people.”

Despite Limbaugh’s defense of Akin, the radio host seemed to imply Akin should give serious thought to leaving the Senate race.

“We just cannot lose this November,” he said, “and in addition to not losing the presidential race, we must take the Senate. We must hold the House. We must win the White House. These things must happen. There is no question about it. This is what Todd Akin needs to understand. And that’s what he needs to president foremost in his mind. What I think Mr. Akin should try to realize here as he makes his decision is that all of these things that he truly cares about will be much easier to make happen if we win the Senate and the White House and hold the House this November. He must put the nation and its future ahead of everything else that he’s considering.  And I hope he comes to the right conclusion.

Akin has also received support from TV star-turned-activist Kirk Cameron.

“He clearly is a pro-life advocate, and for that, I respect him,” Cameron said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “He said that he misspoke and that he misphrased something and that he apologized.”

“I’m the kind of person that believes that I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and then later apologize for,” he added. “So he’s in a tough spot.”

Meanwhile, a defiant Akin said today he’ll stay in the Missouri Senate race against Democrat Claire McCaskill.

“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.”

Joe Kovacs, author of the brand-new No. 1 best-seller, "The Divine Secret: The Awesome and Untold Truth About Your Phenomenal Destiny", as well as the No. 1 best-seller "Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You've Never Been Told," is executive news editor for WND.
Get Over the Gaffe and STILL Support Akin for Senate
John R. Houk
© August 22, 2012
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