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PICKET: (AUDIO) Limbaugh says Akin must put nation's future first

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Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh gave his thoughts on Tuesday about what he believes Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, should consider as Mr. Akin is being pressured by a number of Republicans to drop out of his U.S. Senate race against Senator Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat. Mr. Limbaugh said Akin’s remarks were “stupid and untrue” in the early part of his show, but he also pointed to the double standard treatment Akin has been receiving at the same time. 

Listen here : Transcript below

 This is what Todd Akin needs to understand.  And that’s what he needs to president foremost in his mind.  What I think Mr. Akin should try to realize here as he makes his decision is that all of these things that he truly cares about will be much easier to make happen if we win the Senate and the White House and hold the House this November.  He must put the nation and its future ahead of everything else that he’s considering.  And I hope he comes to the right conclusion. 

Now, notice, folks, what prompted Obama to hold a so-called impromptu news conference.  The Akin comment.  Obama hasn’t talked to the press other than People magazine or George Clooney or Entertainment Tonight in two months.  The Akin comment prompts Obama to go to White House pressroom for 22 minutes.  Not the unemployment rate. Not China’s threats to Japan or Iran’s threats to Israel. Not economic misery. Not the future of America.  No, Akin.  Todd Akin is what prompted Barack Obama to summon the courage and the fortitude to go face his slavish White House press corps. 

Why in the world be afraid of your stenographers?  But Barack Obama is acting scared to death of his own press corps, and they are essentially his stenographers.  Mark Halperin of TIME Magazine said it.  The press corps does whatever Obama wants. 



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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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