Tag Archives: Todd Akin

President Obama Signs Defense Funding Bill That Includes “Protections” For Anti-Gay Military Members & Clergy

Last night President Obama signed the funding authorization bill for the Department of Defense which includes “protections” against the punishment of military members and clergy who harass gay soldiers. Those so-called protections, sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin, were discussed here last month and were backed by GOP House members opposed to the repeal of DADT.  The president included a signing ...

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House Republicans Push Bill Allowing Soldiers To Harass Gay Comrades

Rep. Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin got booted out of Congress last month, but he’s not leaving without one last attempt to insert a clause into the Defense Authorization Act that would allow anti-gay members of the military to harass gay soldiers without retribution. Via Chris Johnson at Washington Blade: Under the language, the U.S. military would have to “accommodate the ...

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Quote Of The Day – Todd Akin

(Via JMG reader A.J. Bockelman)

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Todd Akin NOT To Speak At FRC Event

UPDATE: I’ve inserted a big NOT into the above headline: Just minutes after Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told reporters and C-SPAN cameras that Rep. Todd Akin would attend the Values Voter Summit this weekend, officials from the FRC and the Akin campaign told TPM that’s actually not the case. Akin will not be at the Values Voter Summit, ...

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Legitimate Rape: The Country Song

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Christian Super-PAC Calls On Romney To Denounce Karl “Kill Akin” Rove

“Congressman Akin made a misstatement on the subject of rape and conception for which he apologized. Apparently Karl Rove believes the apology is not enough and that Akin should pay with his life. Jokes about murder are not jokes when it comes to politicians where the risks of assassination are real. If Karl Rove does not immediately apologize to Congressman ...

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Phyllis Schlafly Vs Karl Rove

“Karl Rove has made himself toxic to Republicans by his incredibly offensive and dangerous statement suggesting the murder of Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri. Any candidate or network who hires Rove will now be tarnished with this most malicious remark ever made in Republican politics. A private phone call by Rove to Akin to sort of apologize does not erase ...

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Karl Rove: I Should Kill Todd Akin

“We should sink Todd Akin. If he’s found mysteriously murdered, don’t look for my whereabouts!” – Karl Rove, speaking to major Republicans donors at an RNC breakfast yesterday. The audience, as you would predict, roared. Rove’s Crossroads Super-PAC yanked all of its pro-Akin ads after the “legitimate rape” scandal caused Akin’s poll numbers to plummet.

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