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Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom Hardcover – July 15, 2014
"Rebound" by Kwame Alexander
Don't miss best-selling author Kwame Alexander's "Rebound," a new companion novel to his Newbery Award-winner, "The Crossover,"" illustrated with striking graphic novel panels. Pre-order today
About the Author
Todd Akin is the former six-term US Representative for Missouri's second congressional district. A graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and member of the US Army Corps of Engineers, Akin earned an M.Div. degree from Covenant Theological Seminary and worked in the private sector before entering Congress. He lives in St. Louis County.
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Todd Akin, to those of us in Missouri who knew of him, was truly not a politician. He wasn't smooth, fast-talking, sound-bite-quoting, or disingenuous. Basically he wasn't like the other entrenched, beltway politicians we were all used to seeing flaunt their empty talking points across the state. Todd Akin was a regular God-fearing American like the rest of us who enjoyed a hard day's work. It's a miracle he stayed inside the jacked-up system in D.C. as long as he did - they usually eat their own and the honest don't last long. It's a sad day when someone who sticks his foot in his mouth once or twice (don't we all?) gets railroaded at the first sign of blood in the water. We could use more honest, decent people who aren't into making fast money and smooth talk their way into getting our votes. I highly recommend this book so you can see a little view into the opinion of one of the most misunderstood elections stories of this decade. Read it with an open mind and you won't be disappointed.
I am writing this one because I feel this strongly about this book.
Mr. Akin, you had my respect all through your campaign because it was so obvious to true conservatives that the Republican party wanted you to moderate. 99% of them do and you did not.
However, after reading this book I felt even more strongly about the cause and how the GOP wants everyone to "moderate" to their liking. I am as pro life as you are. And I am female. In high school I witnessed a young girl saying "I was raped" because she was pregnant and did not want to tell her parents. She was not raped as she later admitted. She was scared to tell her parents. I believe that is all you met as you say rape is a horrific crime as well. And it is. But yes, there are times especially teenagers lie about it!
As far as your other accused "gaffe" of stress and infertile couples well I know about that far to well too. Stress does begin to take a toll if you cannot get pregnant and as you state what is more stressful than rape? Not much. Now as Dr. Gingrey when he came to your defense as a doctor said if the ovulation already happened no way of shutting the pregnancy down. I get it.
Again I am as pro life as you. Even though you lost this election to a liberal feminist (and you are darn right about the media giving Democrats a free pass on anything they say) you still have much to offer to the pro life movement that exists for one reason--to save babies from being butchered in the womb. If you ever read this review, do not moderate that position. Let us help save babies.
Also thanks for naming names of the GOP wimps that sold you out. We already know who they are but thanks for the reaffirmation. And also by the way thanks for mentioning the ones that did not sell you out.
Again spoken as a woman. Great book. Every pro lifer should read.
A computer mistake at the end means his campaign workers get no severance pay and he owes $ to venders. Quality work if ever there was any. Too bad he is not still on the government payroll serving the people of the United States of America. (Not).