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Akin, Family, Staff Get Death And Rape Threats

From a conspicuously un-outraged Washington Post:

Todd Akin threats under investigation by Capitol Police, FBI

By Ed O’Keefe | Thurs August 23, 2012

Law enforcement authorities are investigating multiple threats made against Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), his family and staff in the days since his controversial comments about abortion and rape, a spokesman said late Thursday.

”Over the last couple of days, there’s been threats of rape of staff, the congressman’s family, and suggestions that people die,” Akin spokesman Steve Taylor said late Thursday.

He confirmed that the U.S. Capitol Police and FBI are investigating “which threats are accurate or how to contextualize them.”

Yes, we wouldn’t want to take these threats out of context. By the way, these threats are real crimes. Akin committed no crime. Wonder which will get more press coverage?

Taylor would not confirm Akin’s whereabouts, but reports published Thursday said the congressman was in Tampa meeting with conservative leaders to discuss the future of his U.S. Senate bid in Missouri…

It sounds like a man who is running for the Senate has almost had to go into hiding. But this is what we have come to expect from the tolerant left. In this new era of civility that Obama has brought us.

Still, isn’t it funny how there is no suggestion that these threats against Akin could be hate crimes or even terrorism. Why is that, do you think?

A St. Louis television station first reported Thursday that “multiple people have threatened rape and harm against Akin, his staff and family.” …

[R]ecently, Capitol Police and Miami-area officials investigated a threat against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in April that prompted authorities to provide him extra protection in Washington and outside his West Miami home.

You remember all the news coverage about that, don’t you? We don’t either.

All I remember hearing about from the press is the danger posed by the rise of rightwing hate groups.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, August 24th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Akin, Family, Staff Get Death And Rape Threats”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    … and he spoke the truth.

    Damn that man.


    What I find disgusting, appalling and frightening was the instant Pavlovian response by nearly the entire “conservative” sphere to throw the man under the buss.

    The Left’s programming propagandists must be doing cartwheels in the street to see this powerful affirmation to their decades of teaching Conservatives if they go against them they will pay a price in the media.

    They must be absolutely giddy from this display of success.

  2. JohnMG says:

    Unlike many people, I don’t respond to threats in the expected fashion. I don’t get intimidated, I become infuriated.

    I intend to vote for Akin if he’s on the ballot. Anyone want to stop me?

  3. Mr Akin actually brings a valid point to the abortion discussion, I don’t understand why he doesn’t just say it.

    If abortion is only allowed in cases of rape or because it is threat to the life of the mother, the abortion clinic would soon be lined with women who were “raped”.

    “I was raped!”

    “Do you know who raped you?”

    “No, he got away.?

    Did you report it to the police?


    “Did you tell your parents?”


    “It says here on the form you filled out that John was the father!”

    “Oh…Umm…. No… that’s wrong. I was raped.”

    “Sign here. Then follow the arrows to the prep room.”

  4. Reality Bytes says:

    And yet, the media neglects to mention State Rep. Terry Gauthier DEMOCRAT for having oral sex with a 17 YR OLD BOY at a truck stop in Duluth. What is it with democrat politicians & homosexual sex @ truck stops? You think Terry has Jim McGreevy on speed dial?


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