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Firing Back: Taking on the Party Bosses and Media Elite to Protect Our Faith and Freedom Hardcover – July 15, 2014
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
Todd Akin and people like him do more damage to the church than they can possibly imagine. But even if he understood it, there is no indication here that he would change his ways. None of what he does is to honor Christ, it's all to honor himself. As he says he will not be running for anything again (a moot point, as there's almost nothing he could get elected to), this book is mostly a parting shot to say 'I was right'. No, sir, you were wrong. One day Christ will ask you about your words. I hope you have something better to say to him than what you have said in this book.
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).
The former has an unwanted pregnancy violently imposed; the latter is a liar. So if a woman shows up at Planned Parenthood clinic, who is to say her rape claim is real or not? Akin, or the woman and a police report? News for Akin: ia pregnant rape victim's body does not "shut down." The sperm can indeed find the egg, and is on they way to becoming a fetus.
Akin earnestly apologized for his remarks on video during the campaign. Well, he is recanting his apology two years later. The Missouri Republican now insists that he always believed in what he said regarding "legitimate rape" and is convinced that the media, Democrats, and Republicans such as Mitt Romney all decided to persecute him because he is a good, Christian, patriotic man. Ah yes, that grand conspiracy against right wing Christians -- that explains everything! Akin now claims in FB that the incident was all part of a "spiritual war" between good and evil. Akin was on the side of "good," in case you didn't figure that out. In mid-July, 2014, Akin told David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network that the uproar over his comments was really "part of a spiritual war," instead of a political campaign that galvanized many Missouri women voters.
And on the record, Akin remains an outspoken opponent of abortion IN ALL CASES, including health reasons or in cases of rape or incest. He also opposes embryonic stem cell research.Read more ›
In 2012, Akin ran for U. S. Senate against the incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. After winning a crowded Republican primary, he made some injudicious remarks on a taped television program discussion when asked about abortion and his opposition to exceptions for rape. These remarks were misunderstood, and people jumped all over them to misrepresent what he believes. He apologized for his incautious wording and explained what he really meant, but the damage was done. Not only did the Democrats savagely attack him, but many of his fellow Republicans also turned on him and demanded that he withdraw from the race, which he refused to do.Read more ›
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I have never posted a review even though I read books on my Kindle constantly.
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I was ready to give this book 4 or 5 stars...until I got to the last 3 or 4 pages of the book. I am from the Show Me State, and do not regret for a second having voted for Mr. Read morePublished on September 23, 2014 by Pepper57
I must preface this review by saying that I had no interest in reading this. I am so disgusted with politics in this country that I honestly bury my head and wait for it all to go... Read morePublished on September 1, 2014 by P. Koranda
The media masters always have an agenda to push.
Todd Akin was skewered by those unforgiven of even the slightest of missteps of the tongue. Read more
I found this book extremely insightful on the ways of male privilege and rape culture. I recommend this book to anyone who loves legitimate idiots. Read morePublished on July 18, 2014 by Horrormovies
A good read, insightful on several levels. Let's face it, an honest, God-fearing man does not do well in today's political climate. Read morePublished on July 18, 2014 by Daniel H.
Todd Akin is a victim of his own speech. As a politician, he should have been prepared and know better than to recount sources he found on the internet that are at best... Read morePublished on July 17, 2014 by Ralph Simmons