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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:53 PM

Rape remarks + Romney endorsement = Game Changer?

All we need to do is move the needle a few points, and we get at least an EC landslide. Repugnants know what's at stake in these remarks and Romney's endorsement.

As they almost always have been, the Romney campaign is proving itself to be flat-footed, tone deaf, and non-nimnble, again.

Check out this NYT report:


http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/republicans-struggle-to-contain-mourdock-comments/?hp

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Reply Rape remarks + Romney endorsement = Game Changer? (Original post)
kennetha Oct 2012 OP
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #1
kennetha Oct 2012 #4
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #15
Coyotl Oct 2012 #9
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #2
sadbear Oct 2012 #3
Stargazer09 Oct 2012 #5
Zoeisright Oct 2012 #6
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #7
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #8
kennetha Oct 2012 #10
MrYikes Oct 2012 #11
Mike Daniels Oct 2012 #14
meow2u3 Oct 2012 #38
Initech Oct 2012 #13
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #19
Initech Oct 2012 #28
Mike Daniels Oct 2012 #12
kennetha Oct 2012 #16
kennetha Oct 2012 #32
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2012 #39
napkinz Oct 2012 #17
kennetha Oct 2012 #24
IDemo Oct 2012 #18
Lucinda Oct 2012 #20
kennetha Oct 2012 #23
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #29
Care Acutely Oct 2012 #21
napkinz Oct 2012 #22
krawhitham Oct 2012 #25
napkinz Oct 2012 #26
ChisolmTrailDem Oct 2012 #27
napkinz Oct 2012 #30
gulliver Oct 2012 #37
Bucky Oct 2012 #31
napkinz Oct 2012 #33
Aerows Oct 2012 #34
napkinz Oct 2012 #35
Aerows Oct 2012 #36
napkinz Oct 2012 #40
Kablooie Oct 2012 #41

Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

1. If the candidates were Democrats, it would be a game changer

But the right wing are so drilled into following along, that it will not cause them to go running away.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:00 PM

4. Not the wingnuts who will change the game

It's the undecided, especially persuadable women, that will change the game. This could, should, and I hope will expand the already huge gender gap into a gender chasm.

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Response to kennetha (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:25 PM

15. +1

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:10 PM

9. Not true. This will impact women voters in Indiana and may swing the presidential race in the state

and possibly decide the race if it becomes close before the election.

But, more likely it results in Obam surpassing his 2008 total of 365:

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:57 PM

2. Howard Fineman just tweeted

Howard Fineman ‏@howardfineman
If #Obama had not done enough to tie #MittRomney to cultural base of the GOP, and he hadn't, Akin-Mourdock-Mitt-for-Blunt-Amt is here now

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:57 PM

3. No matter what, I hope this reminds Missouri voters about Akin, too.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:02 PM

5. I hope it's a game changer

Im tired of all those MEN telling us that rape is just God's way of impregnating women.

Rape is the only way inferior men can get their weak, pathetic genes passed down to the next generation. Why would I want to be involved with helping them succeed while risking my own life carrying a baby to term?

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:03 PM

6. Not to idiot repukes.

Because they hate women and approve of rape-caused pregnancies.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:06 PM

7. Romney said he would work with the congress

 

to decide what cuts and earmarks are removed in his budget........


Based on the Indiana fellows statements, I can guess what is gonna get cut.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

8. It may send a few more women our way.

Let's face it, I bet there are some women out there that were kinda thinking of voting for RMoney but, if this is played successfully and repeatedly, it could widen the "gender gap" even further.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:11 PM

10. My thinking exactly

they should run that commercial about Romney's endorsement of this guy in every battleground state from now until election day.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:18 PM

11. I know we are to think rationally and speak in moderate tones,

but this kind of comment from Mourdock just blows my mind. Remember this is the guy who is proud that "I say exactly what I think" and "I like inflicting my opinions on people". He is an embarrassment to the fine (if misguidedly conservative) Indiana people. Think Lugar would have made this statement?

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Response to MrYikes (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

14. Is this the same guy whose idea of compromise is that the Dems bend over for the Repubs?

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

38. That would be he

No rape apologist whose idea of bipartisanship is more befitting 1930's Germany than the United States deserves a Senate seat.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

13. I'm a guy and I think this line of thinking is very Neanderthalish.

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Response to Initech (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

19. What, that these remarks will send some women

Obama's way? Or that Rape is God's will?

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

28. Oh definitely the latter.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:22 PM

12. This makes how many times Romney has refused to disassociate himself from someone who ...

has made a reprehensible comment and has either endorsed Romney or been directly endorsed by Romney?

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Response to Mike Daniels (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

16. Romney's balancing act

He knows that without complete and enthusiastic support from the wingnuts he's toast. So he cannot alienate them. But he also knows that there aren't enough of them to take him over the top. So he has to have the help of non-wingnuts. Problem is, it's so hard to have it both ways, cause the wingnuts are pretty unforgiving of perceived Rino-ness and interpret the slightest move away from purity as abandonment.

If Romney were a skilled triangulator ala Clinton, I would be a lot more afraid of him. But he's not close to being adept enough to pul off the balancing act that he needs to pull off.

The only thing that has kept him in the game this long, I believe, is our guys truly abysmal performance in the first debate. If the Obama that showed up in rounds 2 and 3 had shown up in the first round, this thing would have been put the bed awhile ago.

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Response to kennetha (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:14 PM

32. Freepers tying themselves in knots over this.

Romney doesn't have any room to back away from this guy now and throw him overboard. If he did, his wingnut base, would be up in arms. There's only so much moderation they are willing to tolerate, even in the name of victory.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2949566/posts

We have to hammer this one. Pile it on thick and drive wavering women away from Romney.

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Response to kennetha (Reply #32)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:01 PM

39. My! I do believe that there is a split in the ranks over there in Frepperville!

We got to push this! It could mean the election!

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:41 PM

17. shouldn't the president's team have an ad compiling all the crazy anti-women comments

... made by these Republican clowns over the past year

Romney, Ryan, Akin, Mourdock, et al

It's time to hammer home to those moderate Republican women -- who supposedly Romney has won back in large numbers -- what they have to lose.







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Response to napkinz (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:07 PM

24. +1

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:43 PM

18. They've introduced the concept of "rapism" to the dialogue

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:44 PM

20. Nope. The campaign addressed this last night.

IF they let his endorsement video ad run, there may be blowback, but otherwise it won't effect Romney imo.

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:56 PM

23. disagree

If the Obama campaign runs their ad attacking this endorsement everywhere that is still being contested, it will help to show to what length Romney is willing to go to accommodate the wingnuts. That will play a major role in moving those persuadable voters who are on the fence, and who have been reassured by Romney's recent "moderation." This says despite Romney's personal tone of moderation, what you get when you get him is a whole host of scary people to whom he is beholden.

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Response to kennetha (Reply #23)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

29. + 1

Tie Romney to the GOP platform, which this is. That's all team POTUS needs to do. Swing states only, and they cruise in rather than risk a nailbiter.

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:49 PM

21. CNN is hitting the story pretty hard.

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Response to Care Acutely (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:54 PM

22. really?

I'll have to pay them a visit.

(I try to avoid CNN as much as possible.)



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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:08 PM

25. If it tips the scales just 1 point for us, it is HUGE

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:35 PM

26. originally posted by LuckyTheDog














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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:38 PM

27. Is there a place that lists all

the various "game changers" that I've heard about all year? There's political game changers. There's sports game changers. So many game changing scenarios. What game is it? What changed?

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:58 PM

30. DNC slams Romney's Mourdock endorsement

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Response to napkinz (Reply #30)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:05 PM

37. Romney is afraid of the Tea Party but not women I guess

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

31. I doubt it'll matter since the big news networks will never connect the dots for their viewers

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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:15 PM

33. handy chart












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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:23 PM

34. Anyone that is dumb enough to vote for Romney

isn't going to be swayed by anything at this point. I'm pretty convinced the man could strip naked, howl at the moon while pissing himself on camera and some people will be dumb enough to vote for him.

The right wing would vote for a Republican that stated publicly that his plan was to grind people into hamburger meat for export as his economic plan. They are that poisoned and deluded by Fox News. The sad thing is, every one of them casting that vote would be stupid enough to believe it wouldn't happen to their family member or someone they cared about.

That's how dumb the current crop of Republicans and Romney supporters are.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #34)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:33 PM

35. they're not voting for Romney

They are voting against President Obama.

Hate is driving the Republican vote.



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Response to napkinz (Reply #35)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:51 PM

36. Bingo

Hate for Democrats, and hate for the black man.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #36)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:16 AM

40. Now with all that hatred ...

... think how they are going to feel when they wake up November 7 and President Obama has been re-elected.

All that hate will turn to their losing candidate, Romney!

Oh, how fun that will be to watch.

I can't wait to see Rush explode.




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Response to kennetha (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:48 AM

41. According to an AP poll this seems to have drawn more women to support Romney.

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