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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.
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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.
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. He lost to McCaskill in an election year when many other Republicans, including Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, were also defeated as the Democrats falsely accused the Republican Party of waging a “war on women.” This book chronicles these events and gives some general autobiographical background information to explain why Akin takes the stands that he does as a principled conservative and constitutionalist.
The bottom line is that Todd Akin is a God-fearing, decent, honest, patriotic man, the kind which leftists dearly detest, who was shafted by his own party. Though I had made this decision long before these events occurred, what happened to Todd as recorded in this book explains why, even though I remain a Republican, plan to continue voting Republican, support the Republican party platform, and may donate to specific Republican candidates whom I feel that I can trust, never again will any of my money ever go to any of the national Republican organizations simply because they cannot be trusted to do the right thing. With endorsements from Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas; Phyllis Schlafly of Eagle Forum; Steve King, Congressman from Iowa; Michele Bachmann, Congresswoman from Minnesota; David Barton of Wall Builders; Tony Perkins of Family Research Council; and Oliver North, Lt. Col. USMC Ret., Firing Back is a must read for all genuine conservatives.
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).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am writing this one because I feel this strongly about this book.
Todd Akin was skewered by those unforgiven of even the slightest of missteps of the tongue.