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Todd Akin: Doubts Climate Change, Constitutionality of Medicare

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Akin touts his Tea Party credentials.
Congressman Todd Akin showed off his conservative bona fides Saturday in a meeting with Tea Party activists in Fulton.

Akin, who's hoping to win the Republican primary for Senate, told the group that global warming is "highly suspect" and that he's proud of his opposition to Medicare.

"I don't find in the Constitution that it is the job of the government to provide health care," he told the Columbia Tribune after the meeting. Moreover, the Republican from west St. Louis County cast himself as the polar opposite of the woman he hopes to unseat, Democrat Claire McCaskill. "If we have ever voted for the same thing, it means one of us has made a mistake," he said of McCaskill.

Today the Missouri Democratic Party asked Akin's GOP challengers -- Sarah Steelman and John Brunner -- to weigh in on Akin's comments.

"Todd Akin's always been clear about his desire to end Medicare, but Senate candidates Sarah Steelman and John Brunner refuse to tell voters where they stand. When more than one million Missouri seniors rely on Medicare, voters deserve to know whether their Senate candidates want to get rid of this critical safety net," said Caitlin Legacki, Missouri Democratic Party spokeswoman.


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JJ
JJ

The only hope we have is that the Rethugs keep talking and talking and talking and that the voters finally catch on to their lunacy. Tonights big debate should expose more and more of their thinking and allegiances to the rich, right-wing-religious nuts and big corporations. "Screw the rest of you - I got mine". PS: "You don't need Medicare if you pray - my God will take care of you - if you're not Muslim".

graestan
graestan

Pick me! I'm not a normal Republican, I swear! I'm stupid, too!

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

Just what we need, another ignorant, uneducated, over-opinionated outstate rube fucktard making decisions to appease his corporate masters and his out-state Mizzurah hayseed base. On top of it this guy is obviously a cold evil jackoff and that goes doubly for the mindless shouting fucktards that will cast their vote for this ridiculous twat. I am seriously starting to wonder if there anyone with a fucking brain left in this goddamn state judging from the complete inept pieces of cowshit that the fuckers in rural Mizzurah keep producing to control policy here. Fucking Beverly hillbillies cousin-fuckers. Fucking braindead zealot hillbillies. Open a book and grow a brain to use it you tractor driving horsefuckers.

Brad Arnold
Brad Arnold

There is a new clean energy technology that is 1/10th the cost of any other energy technology. Don’t believe me? Watch this video by a Nobel prize winner in physics: http://pesn.com/2011/06/23/950...

Still don’t believe me? It convinced the Swedish Skeptics Society: http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter...

LENR using nickel. Incredibly: Ni+H+K2CO3(heated under pressure)=Cu+lots of heat. Here is a detailed description of the device and formula from a US government contract: www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/Gern...

Still don’t believe me? A major US corporation has bought the rights to sell the 1 megawatt Rossi E-Cat, and it will be announced late October in the US, with the unit hitting the market in November. How can any fossil fuel compete with such cheap energy (and clean to boot!).

By the way, here is a current survey of all the companies that are bringing LENR to commercialization: http://www.cleantechblog.com/2...

Tofl
Tofl

Regarding his global warming view; it is frightening that "conservative bona fides" are ignorance and mistrust of science.  The GOP is a terrifying party these days.

graestan
graestan

But who besides their dittoheads will be watching? Who wants to watch a bunch of cronies solemnly swear that they can't read, and if they do it's only the Bible, in order to suck in the votes from all the suckers who think these fat cats care about poor rural people? Not this guy.

Mike N.
Mike N.

John Stuart Mill once wrote:  “I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that it is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it.”

ColinSTL
ColinSTL

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Eric B.
Eric B.

Global warming is another democratic fictional cause focused on because it gives them something to talk about instead of dealing with real issues they have a chance to fix but lack the brains for.   In the last couple of years, the scientific community has recorded the coldest temperatures in decades.   What do you do when you have no answers to issues such as the economy?   You talk about global warming.

Brad Arnold
Brad Arnold

ColinSTL I question your judgement.  I am telling you that Ni+H+K2CO3(heated under pressure)=Cu+lots of heat, and also giving you multiple links to prove my amazing claim, and you call it spam?  Like Chuin says in the Destroyer series 'Many people if they see gold and duck turds on the ground, fill their pockets with duck turds.'  Duh.

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

I would bet a serious amount of money that you don't know the first fucking thing about anything when it comes to the subject of science.  I would also guess that you probably have never even so much as read a book about anything scientific above a National Geographic article. I'll listen to the people that actually know what the fuck they are talking about, not some stupid fuck brainwashed moron blathering on the internet. The sad part is the fact that such ignorant internet screaming is somehow a tremendous help to those trying to fuck people over in the name of sticking to 19th century scientific principles.

Tofl
Tofl

Complete garbage.  Which "scientific community" has recorded "the coldest temperatures in decades"?  Stop the GOP lie machine.THE DECADE ENDING IN 2009 WAS THE WARMEST ON RECORD: Source NASA.  That is the fact, Jack!

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