[ASI] Soros-funded PAC Started Todd Akin Controversy

September 3rd, 2012 at 8:35 pm EDT

Dear Friend of America's Survival, Inc.:

I asked the question earlier: Why is Karl Rove trying to destroy conservative Todd Akin as he runs for the Senate in Missouri?

Here is the inside story: Soros-funded PAC Started Todd Akin Controversy

Yes, that's right. Karl Rove and the Republicans played into Obama's hands. A Soros-funded group went afer Akin, and Rove and the GOP establishment joined in. My column is up at The Soros Files.

My column begins:

"The controversy over Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's abortion comments was started by a George Soros-funded Democratic Party Super-PAC and the "bait" was taken by Republican Party officials who wanted him out of the race for other reasons, says John Putnam, Missouri state coordinator for the national Tea Party Patriots group.

"The Super-PAC, American Bridge, was started by former conservative turned liberal and homosexual activist David Brock, who also runs the Soros-funded Media Matters group. American Bridge sends "trackers" to follow conservative and Republican candidates in the hope that the candidate makes some controversial statements that can be distorted or taken out of context and used for partisan political purposes.

"In this case, Putnam says, Republicans are the ones who used the material against Akin disseminated by American Bridge. 'The first few days after the Democrats put out this distorted [abortion] comment, it was the Republican hierarchy that really acted like sharks in the water, striking this fresh meat,'Putnam said."

Read the rest of my column here.

Here's another part:

"Putnam says the reason the Republican officials wanted him out of the race had nothing to do with abortion. Rather, he said, Akin voted as a member of Congress against several Bush Administration big government proposals, has a record of opposing 'the party establishment,' and figures to be a Tea Party senator in Washington, D.C. if he wins the Senate race against Democrat Claire McCaskill.

"Putnam says he thinks the GOP establishment doesn't want any more independent voices in the Senate Republican Caucus. 'I look at the role of the Tea Party senators who have come along the last couple years. They have shifted the balance away from the more moderate Republican establishment. I have to wonder how afraid they are to elect more of these Tea Party types,' he said."

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One last note:

AIM's Cliff Kincaid speaking in Pennsylvania on September 5

Cliff Kincaid, the Director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism, is speaking at Penn State Berks, a campus of the Pennsylvania State University, as part of a debate on media bias. The event is free and open to the public. Titled "The Great Election Debate: How the Media Can Sway Votes and Win Elections, " it will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. The location of the campus is Tulpehocken Road in Reading, PA, 19610. He will be debating Peter Hart, the Activism Director at Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR).

For America's Survival,

Cliff Kincaid, President

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