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Videos: Mitt Romney's Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin dodge overshadows CBS4 interview

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Yesterday, CBS4's Shaun Boyd got a one-on-one opportunity to quiz presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney -- a nice coup for a local reporter.

But Boyd's chat with Romney, seen in multiple clips below, made more news for his refusal to talk about Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin than the talking points he actually delivered.

According to Boyd, the Romney campaign floated the offer to chat with the candidate, but only if she agreed not to ask about abortion -- a broad topic that also covered Akin, a Missouri senatorial hopeful who threw the GOP into a tizzy when he opined in a TV interview that women victimized by "legitimate rape" tend not to get pregnant.

As Boyd said during the intro to her Romney package (the first video below), she agreed to this deal because she had other questions to ask him that were relevant to Coloradans -- including his alleged denigration of wind power, which provides plenty of jobs for locals. But she also decided to reveal the Akin-related request by Romney's handlers.

The latter was pretty much the only thing uttered during the chat that interested MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, who's been spotlighting Colorado on a regular basis of late: On Wednesday, for instance, she opened her program by equating Representative Mike Coffman's repeated birther apology to Republican veep choice Paul Ryan's awkward repudiation of Akin. No surprise, then, that she screened Boyd's no-Akin-questions explanation not once but twice in a segment that belittled the Republicans for their clumsy attempt to turn the "legitimate rape" controversy into a positive rather than a negative.

By the way, CBS4 has just announced that Boyd will be covering next week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, as well as the Democrats' get-together in Charlotte, North Carolina, circa early September. Gotta think she won't be greeted with smiles and back-pats at the GOP soiree, despite her initial willingness to play ball.

Here's the CBS4 Romney interview as it aired, followed by the Maddow package. The Boyd footage airs at just past the fourteen minute point of the latter.

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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

How about Romney's latest scandal ?

Where HE was campaigning and brought up the 'Birth Certificate, AGAIN !!!

Then turns around and claims he WASN'T talking about Obama .!!!???

Really, WTF ???

Who & what was he speaking of, if not the President ???

EVEN 'ROCKIESFEVER'  can't miss that one !

Anne Freeman
Anne Freeman

I love how everybody, including the media loves beating a dead horse over a stupid remark made by a Republican. I bet they have that story running in all 57 States, and tattoo'd on every Corpse men...the politics of ridicule and division, for what? For more of the same. I really don't give a rats ass. What I give a shit about is the 3 years of economic stagnation, unemployment sitting above 8% and all this talk of shared sacrifice while he plays golf in snooty country clubs and his wife spends $10Million of our tax dollars on her personal vacations. NEXT!

kwame
kwame

This election gave me a great idea for a new Group. Its called the CACMC. Christians Against Christians who are Mormons by Convenience.

kwame
kwame

Lets clear a few things up.

 

1. Mormon are not a RACE.

 

2. Anyone who says otherwise is a FUCKING IDIOT.

 

3. Mitt Romney made $50,000,000 in the ABORTION INDUSTRY as CEO and Sole Shareholder of STERICYCLE. Stericycle disposes of medical waste including burning ABORTED FETUSES.

 

Any questions???? jesus christ

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

I think its funny as hell that the democrats pretend to be on the women side of this make believe "war on women" but invite a religion who says its ok to beat and kill women, gays, and drug addicts, make women cover themselves in public, and makes women walk 9 paces behind men to their little democratic convention and even spotlights them. Im so proud to be a Republican right now lol!!..........................http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/49021

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Couldn't  he at least wait and see if elected before the blatant lies begin their natural flow ,  so easily from his 'COCK SUCKER' lips !

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame How about ACMS ?

Atheists Claiming Mormonism for Sex ???????

Some of the %99'ers could use a shower and some lovin',  too.....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame Has anyone tried or given thought to racing Mormons ?

People would be able to purchase their own Mormon to train and race against rival Mormons ?

or

MWWF !!!  Wrestling Mormons,

for Joseph Smith !!!

Mormon on Mormon, porn ???

Now I'm getting just plain sick !...

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @kwame judiasm is not a race, nor is islam.....but you can be arrested for a hate crime if you hurt one of their members for being those religions,  why is mormon any different??

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @rockiesfever Since you appear to be the authoritative on Christianity & god, perhaps you can answer this;

I only have one leg . Does this mean I get a lone wing upon entering  the heavens ? If so, won't I just fly around in circles ???

" They're ALL going to laugh at me ! "

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @rockiesfever I wish Obama would lead off his head to head debate w/ Romney,  by having him explain Mormonism & Joseph Smith. I'm far more interested in that explanation than I am hearing his attempt to distance himself from Akin, following his pathetically stupid and disrespectful remarks towards rape; Or tax records from the last 20 years.

I am terrified of the religious fanatics ! I'm amongst those who believe it leads to the end of all mankind. I don't have much difficulty envisioning Romney w/ his hand over the infamous, " Red Button ". I understand it is Hollywood influenced, but put the presidential race side, I wouldn't trust that man if meeting him face to face for the 1st time via a Craigslist ad,  for a used leaf blower. He gives me the creeps BIG TIME !!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @rockiesfever I wonder if that is a ' victim ' pictured in his

avatar ?

Got a hook-up from P. Sullivan .....

Appreciate the back-up Kwame !

kwame
kwame

 @rockiesfever "Mormon is not a Race" - Rockiesfever. Thanks for conceding.

 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Mormons sure like to say , " Cock Sucker ! " , a lot.

Did Joseph Smith first come up w/ the idea of multiple wives as to better conceal latent homosexuality ???

The morale to this story is don't ever find yourself near a closet and mormon , simultaneously !......

" Bend over and FEEL the repulican going in you ..."

The stories Romney's closet would tell...

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

@kwame@DonkeyHotay

I see you guys have been posting on here all night. It was Friday so I was out with people who exist off the internet as well. You all have posted so mant abusive and retarded things like "if the hate is not  toward a race it is not racism" Tell that to the Holocaust survivors who had nazis like donkey bitchass throwing them in ovens cause of their RELIGION like he would love to do to mormons.....So anyway, in closing, the only thing I have left to say before I go on ignoring you cause it is saturday and will soon be saturday night is......

 

8======D~~~DonkeyHotay~~~~~

 

ps. ROMNEY 2012 BITCHEZZZZZZZZZ

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @Juan_Leg  @kwame  @DonkeyHotay 

I see you guys have been posting on here all night. It was Friday so I was out with people who exist off the internet as well. You all have posted so mant abusive and retarded things like "if the hate is not  toward a race it is not racism" Tell that to the Holocaust survivors who had nazis like donkey bitchass throwing them in ovens cause of their RELIGION like he would love to do to mormons.....So anyway, in closing, the only thing I have left to say before I go on ignoring you cause it is saturday and will soon be saturday night is......

 

8======D~~~DonkeyHotay~~~~~

 

ps. ROMNEY 2012 BITCHEZZZZZZZZZ

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @Juan_Leg  @kwame  @DonkeyHotay 

I see you guys have been posting on here all night. It was Friday so I was out with people who exist off the internet as well. You all have posted so mant abusive and retarded things like "if the hate is not  toward a race it is not racism" Tell that to the Holocaust survivors who had nazis like donkey bitchass throwing them in ovens cause of their RELIGION like he would love to do to mormons.....So anyway, in closing, the only thing I have left to say before I go on ignoring you cause it is saturday and will soon be saturday night is......

 

8======D~~~DonkeyHotay~~~~~

 

ps. ROMNEY 2012 BITCHEZZZZZZZZZ

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @DonkeyHotay  @rockiesfever I must give you guys tons to speak about when it comes to grammar.

I'm nearly blind and have to rely on software, and I'm having extreme difficulties.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @rockiesfever "cock sucker i never said they were a race! I said u singling them out for who they are is...(drum roll) Racism

 

Did your mother raise you to be a pig-ignorant imbecile, or is that a skill you developed on your own?

 

Learn English, you daft dipshit, and get back to us.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame  @DonkeyHotay Where are you reading that IcePick is white ???

Another thing, we have NEVER had issue for we share many views on life, period. My eyesight is FUCKED and I fight w/ software often responding incorrectly w/ poor grammar.

I thought you both were black and I was seriously asking you to explain the damage racial separation causes and how it continues to affect and effect African Americans,  to this day.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame  @DonkeyHotay Which is strange because I agree w/ much of what Kwame has to share and have for a while. You are on my very short ' Respect ' list.

Perhaps you took my question wrong and I could have worded it better. I am going blind and fight w/ Dragon software.

kwame
kwame

 @Juan_Leg  @DonkeyHotay

 its not out of line unless you stop being a dumbfuck. go back and read what he told you. "You make it harder for white guys like me." -IcePrick . Im a Libertarian, buddy.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame  @DonkeyHotay Are you sure and calling me a dumbfuck is WAY OTTA' LINE !

Kwame MUST be one of IcePricks MANY loggins....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @kwame  @DonkeyHotay 

Kwame, plz straighten out IcePrick. He perfectly represents the stereo-typical African American, black male. Cries about EVERYTHING and points the finger at every white male who resides in the nation.

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @DonkeyHotay cock sucker i never said they were a race! I said u singling them out for who they are is...(drum roll) Racism.....or did the holocaust not happen either?

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @DonkeyHotay cock sucker i never said they were a race! I said u singling them out for who they are is...(drum roll) Racism.....or did the holocaust not happen either?

kwame
kwame

 @DonkeyHotay

 btw Black people weren't allowed into the LDS until they 80s, so it didnt really matter how palatable they found it.

kwame
kwame

 @DonkeyHotay

 its a good thing they took all 3 of their Black initiates and placed their faces all over the country next to text that said "Im a Mormon." Hopefully it backfires and actually functions as a recruiting tool instead of political conditioning for white obama supporters. lol. im just taking notes this year this is all gonna make for great fodder down the line.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @rockiesfever So tell us again what RACE are Mormons, you stump-stupid stammering stooge.

 

Typical Repiglikkkan, too fucking ignorant to comprehend rudimentary English vocabulary.

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @DonkeyHotay if theres one thing you democraps are good at its talking shit. Luckily thats all you got. Now go get your unemployment check and 99% sign hippie

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @rockiesfever When you learn a language other than Neanderthal, get back to us, you knuckle-dragging ape.

rockiesfever
rockiesfever

 @DonkeyHotay well if your going to make a broad racist statement against an entire religion based on what you know about a few, then the same could be said about muslims right?

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