After debuting in 2013 to major media coverage and virulent opposition from conservative activists, Karl Rove's Conservative Victory Project political group is seemingly defunct. According to FEC filings, as of March 31, the group has...Show More Summary
THE TODD AKIN OF VIRGINIA: Arlington County Board chairman apologizes for ‘Latino time’ comment. Noting that board colleague Walter Tejada had not yet arrived at the swearing-in and would be a bit late, Fisette said that Tejada was running on “Latino time.” Fisette was questioned about the phrasing by a reporter from WJLA-TV, and said [...]
THIS YEAR’S TODD AKIN IS A DEMOCRAT: Add Iowa to the GOP’s Senate Pickup List. Related: The Iowa Senate race becomes fully competitive.
THE TODD AKIN OF THIS ELECTION CYCLE IS A DEMOCRAT: So God Made a Lawyer: What do you call Rep. Braley’s gaffe? A bad start. Iowa’s Sen. Tom Harkin, a popular left-wing Democrat, announced early last year that he’ll retire at the end of his fifth term. Elected in 1984, Harkin is now the sixth [...]
There are election cycles – 2006, 2012 – when some Republican candidates’ big mouths ruin it for everyone. They say the wrong thing, a la Todd Akin, and give the Lying Liberal Media the material it needs to elect Democrats nationwide. Show More Summary
Todd "legitimate rape" Akin Republican candidates have done themselves a lot of damage in recent years with their persistent inability to avoid making incredibly sexist comments and offensive rape references. And rather than gettingShow More Summary
We could like Ann Coulter a little more if she’d just stop waffling. We don’t agree with everything she has to say, especially concerning primarying liberal Republicans. We absolutely agree that Christine O’Donnell and Todd Akin were complete and total idiots. A case can be made for O’Donnell – not here – and no case […]
After gifting Democrats senate seats in Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Missouri, and Nevada—enough to cost Republicans control of the Senate—teabagger groups are now hard at work gift-wrapping Georgia for us. The pretentiously...Show More Summary
Democrats were hoping for a good half dozen Todd Akin's to be running for Senate this year. They did. And they're all in Georgia.
Using Google's advanced search and the key words "Todd, Akin, Rape," I stopped counting after finding 50 separate Politico stories covering or touching on Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's stupid comments about rape, between the day the story broke, August 19, 2012, and August 26, 2012. Show More Summary
After the electoral wreckage generated in 2012 by Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" and Richard Mourdock's "God-willed" pregnancy-via-rape comments, Republican leaders got the message that they need to change their message if they have any hope of narrowing the gender gap at the polls. Voilà! For the midterm races, they're focusing on the money. Show More Summary
If Republicans want to make Todd Akin their poster boy on abortion, they should go right ahead. Here's something to watch for at the Republican National Committee meetings: A group of RNC members is introducing a "Resolution on Republican...Show More Summary
Former Bush staffer Michael Gerson lays out reality his party in The Washington Post. Tea party candidates — recall Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin — often lose winnable races. Tea party primary challenges, and the fear of them, encourage a harsher ideological tone among sitting Republican legislators, undermining their general-election appeal [...]
Louisiana Republicans may have found the next Todd Akin. The post GOP Candidate Argues His Opponent Would Have Supported Slavery appeared first on ThinkProgress.
We may have our own Richard Mourdock in Oregon. Jason Conger, the presumptive front runner for the GOP nod to take on Jeff Merkley, came on “Kremer and Abrams” this Sunday. I asked him why he had, in 2011, sponsored HB 3512, a “fetal pain” abortion limitation with no exception for rape or incest victims. Show More Summary
In response to McAuliffe, 'I Will Be a Brick Wall' for Abortion Advocates: Todd Akin, I'm sure you remember, was pilloried for having an extreme position only a small minority of the American people agree with. In an interview with a St. Show More Summary
The Senate Conservatives Fund is planning to start doing in the House what it has already done in the Senate: knock out insufficiently conservative Republican incumbents -- but without re-creating the disasters that were Todd Akin and Christine O'Donnell....
Funny, I don't remember CBS having a problem repeatedly identifying Todd Akin as a Republican during the 2012 election. But CBS This Morning couldn't quite bring itself to identify Jesse Jackson Jr. as Democrat in its Wednesday report...Show More Summary
In response to Republicans Are Weaponizing Weiner Democrats Complain: That's all pretty rich coming from the party that surgically grafted Todd Akin onto every single Republican running in 2012. They managed to fuse Akin, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, and Mitt Romney into Siamese triplets. Show More Summary
As Todd Akin and the country at large learned during the 2012 elections, pregnancies resulting from rape are very real and sadly all too common. If there was one silver lining in the entire debacle and “debate” over Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment, it was that it helped expose a previously under-reported problem: 31 states allow [...]