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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:15 AM

Mitt tries to distance himself from Mourdock's rape comment after starring in ad




Mitt Romney TV ad plugs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate race
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/22/mitt-romney-tv-ad-plugs-richard-mourdock-in-indiana-senate-race/

Mitt Romney distances himself from GOP's Mourdock over rape comment
http://www.freep.com/article/20121024/NEWS15/121024019/Mitt-Romney-Richard-Mourdock-rape-abortion-TV-ad


Another crazy Republican rape theory, and Mitt 'disagrees.' Again.

by Kaili Joy Gray

Here we go again:

Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday that "even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen." <...>

"The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother," Mourdock said. "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen."

Yes. That's right. It's time to add a new kind of rape to the list: Gift-from-God rape. Seems like only a week ago we were adding "emergency rape" to the list.

Ah, the Republican Party. And, of course, the party's boldest would-be leader, Mitt Romney, who is willing to call China names and will therefore use the strongest language possible to condemn such insulting, inexcusable and wrong language. Or not:

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," said spokeswoman Andrea Saul.

Wow. He disagrees. That's bold! And ... strangely familiar:

"Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson, told The Huffington Post.

That Mitt. He sure does find these things disagreeable, doesn't he? Although, if the public outcry of disgust at this latest in a long line of Republicans to say something despicable and yet perfectly representative of the Republican Party's beliefs about rape, Romney just might manage to muster even more disagreement.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/24/1149239/-Another-crazy-Republican-rape-theory-and-Mitt-disagrees-Again

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Reply Mitt tries to distance himself from Mourdock's rape comment after starring in ad (Original post)
ProSense Oct 2012 OP
malaise Oct 2012 #1
JaneyVee Oct 2012 #2
ProSense Oct 2012 #3
ProSense Oct 2012 #4
Justkd1 Oct 2012 #5
ProSense Oct 2012 #16
Gin Oct 2012 #6
ProSense Oct 2012 #12
Lars39 Oct 2012 #17
spanone Oct 2012 #7
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #8
ProSense Oct 2012 #10
BlueIndyBlue Oct 2012 #9
ProSense Oct 2012 #11
Generic Other Oct 2012 #13
ProSense Oct 2012 #14
ProSense Oct 2012 #15
ProSense Oct 2012 #18
bullwinkle428 Oct 2012 #20
libdem4life Oct 2012 #21
napkinz Oct 2012 #22
ProSense Oct 2012 #19

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:18 AM

1. Fuck al of the women haters

Ignorant misogynist morons

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:23 AM

2. BTW, That was the ONLY ad he made for ANY GOP congressional/senate race. Only for Mourdock.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:25 AM

3. Good. Nail his ass. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:35 AM

4. Mitt Romney: 'I'm supporting Richard Mourdock for Senate'

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:39 AM

5. Paling around with misogynists

Guess he didn't expect Mourdock to come undone!

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Response to Justkd1 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

16. Hope Mourdock goes the way of Akin. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:44 AM

6. So...if rape is a gift from god....and they are pro god.......I would call them PRO RAPE candidates.

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Response to Gin (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:12 AM

12. Yes. n/t

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Response to Gin (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:00 AM

17. And they should be asked how many women they have raped.

They should be hounded with this question.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

7. an ad featuring mitt JUST started running in indiana..mitt has mourdock's back

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:48 AM

8. This is going to get interesting

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:56 AM

10. Mitt is tangled. n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:51 AM

9. Low information voters

Mourdock's facade coming off gives me a wee bit of hope that Joe Donnelly can pull out a victory. Mourdock is a sleeze bag and now Rmoney dropping him like a hot potato makes my Wednesday. The only caveat is that on our local television chat boards, the low info voters are trying to spin his words to say that "Oh that's not what he meant" "He didn't say God wanted the women to be raped but once she was if she gets pregnant then why take it out on the child?" UGH! Living in Indiana makes me wish I could click my heels three times and be in a blue PROGRESSIVE state. Would someone in Massachusetts want to adopt me?

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Response to BlueIndyBlue (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

11. Good info. Thanks

Welcome.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:16 AM

13. Hope these gifts from god

drown in their own sperm-addled brain fluids.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:17 AM

14. Mourdock Clarifies Comments: ‘God Does Not Want Rape’

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:30 AM

15. Dems Call On Romney To Take Down Pro-Mourdock Ad

Dems Call On Romney To Take Down Pro-Mourdock Ad

Sen. Patty Murray, chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, called on Mitt Romney to take down his ad supporting Richard Mourdock in Indiana's Senate race. In a statement, Murray said that if Romney is "serious about repudiating" Mourdock's comment that pregnancies resulting from rape are the will of God, he will take the ad off TV.

"While Mitt Romney is rightly distancing himself from Richard Mourdock today, his ad endorsing Mourdock's extreme candidacy continues to air in Indiana. If Mitt Romney is serious about repudiating these heinous views on rape, he will take down this ad immediately. National Republicans cannot paper over Richard Mourdock's heinous views on rape. Enough is enough. The Republican Party needs to stop the coddling and take a stand against the horribly offensive and dangerous views of the Tea Party and their extreme candidates."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/dems-call-on-romney-to-take-down-pro

Good, nail his ass!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:59 AM

18. Ayotte Cancels Campaign Appearance With Mourdock

Ayotte Cancels Campaign Appearance With Mourdock

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has cancelled a scheduled trip to Indiana Wednesday to campaign with Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after Mourdock's comment that pregnancies from rape are the will of God, the AP reports.

Ayotte's spokesman, Jeff Grappone, said Wednesday that the senator disagrees with Mourdock's comments, which do not represent her views. Ayotte was scheduled to campaign with Mourdock on Wednesday, but canceled her trip and is in New Hampshire instead.

“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said in a debate Tuesday night. “And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ayotte-cancels-campaign-appearance-with-mourdock


Obama (Spokesperson) Links Mourdock To Romney After Rape Comments
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021621836

Gov. Christine Todd Whitman: "Mourdock's Comments Damage ALL Republicans & Especially Romney"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021622092

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Response to ProSense (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:22 PM

20. "Scheduling conflict", to be sure!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:36 PM

21. Apparently she thought she was scheduled with a fellow Republican, which got rescheduled

when it became national knowledge that the appearance was actually scheduled with a troglodyte left-over from ancient times who primarily needed a willing female to come and clean up his full-of-sh## political act.

Speaking of out-of-date ... White. Moderate. Republican. Women.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

22. re White Moderate Republican Women

"Moderate Mitt" supposedly won some of them back after the first debate.

President Obama needs a new round of ads linking Romney, Ryan, Akin and Mourdock to remind them what is at stake, what they have to lose in this election.




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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:08 PM

19. Paul Ryan’s PAC Gave $5,000 To Mourdock In June

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