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Friday, August 24, 2012

Dump Huck, Dems urge GOP

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 2:29 PM


American Bridge PAC has launched an online petition drive to remove Mike Huckabee from the GOP convention's speaker lineup next week because of the our former governor's support of Rep. Todd "legitimate rape" Akin, a candidate for Senate. "Mitt Romney is throwing a party, and Mike Huckabee is on the VIP list," American Bridge says. Here's its petition, which says:

Sign the Petition and Tell Romney: Drop Huck!

Governor Romney,

As a candidate for President, what happens at your convention is your responsibility.

Your guest, Mike Huckabee, has emerged as the biggest defender of Rep. Todd Akin's hateful and disgusting comments about "legitimate rape." You've publicly denounced Akin's comments, and now it’s up to you to take a stand against apologists like Mike Huckabee.

Millions of Americans will be watching. Is Mike Huckabee’s pro-Akin, anti-woman message what you want to represent your campaign?

As a voter, I demand that you Drop Huck from your convention

Huckabee, who's scheduled to speak Monday night, jumped his party yesterday for calling on Akin to quit, asking in an e-mail to supporters, "Who ordered this "Code Red" on Akin?"

There were talking point memos sent from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggesting language to urge Akin to drop out. Political consultants were ordered to stay away from Akin or lose future business with GOP committees. Operatives were recruited to set up a network of pastors to call Akin to urge him to get out. Money has changed hands to push him off the plank. It is disgraceful. From the spotlights of political offices and media perches, it may appear that the demand for Akin’s head is universal in the party. I assure you it is not.

Does the GOP mean it when it says Akin's view that women who've been "legitimately" raped, an offensive phrase if ever there was one, don't get pregnant is absurd, idiotic and dismissive of women? If so, American Bridge says, it will shed itself of Huckabee as well, right?

According to the story in TPM, the GOP hasn't responded.

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