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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:24 PM

Romney campaign: We still support Mourdock

Source: Washington Post

Mitt Romney has disavowed the comments made Tuesday by Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who called pregnancies resulting from rape “something that God intended.” But the Republican presidential candidate still supports Mourdock.

The Romney campaign has not asked Mourdock’s campaign to pull a television advertisement featuring Romney’s endorsement, a Romney campaign official said Wednesday morning.

“Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views,” Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. “We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.”

President Obama’s campaign is working to tie Mourdock to Romney, while a number of Republican senators have distanced themselves from the Senate candidate.

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Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/10/24/romney-campaign-we-still-support-mourdock/

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Reply Romney campaign: We still support Mourdock (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
Kber Oct 2012 #1
pointsoflight Oct 2012 #2
wordpix Oct 2012 #17
MjolnirTime Oct 2012 #3
central scrutinizer Oct 2012 #4
beac Oct 2012 #5
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #6
LisaL Oct 2012 #7
BlueMTexpat Oct 2012 #8
.99center Oct 2012 #9
doublethink Oct 2012 #10
MrYikes Oct 2012 #11
marble falls Oct 2012 #12
olddad56 Oct 2012 #13
blkmusclmachine Oct 2012 #14
Rising Tide Oct 2012 #15
darkangel218 Oct 2012 #16
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #18
TomCADem Oct 2012 #19
daleo Oct 2012 #20

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

1. Well goody!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:27 PM

2. Get Romney or someone from his campaign on video with that...then boom....

It's fair game. National ads. Right now, Romney has a little bit of an out since he endorsed the guy before the statements. Much harder to defend continued support after the statements.

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Response to pointsoflight (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:31 PM

17. done, Dems have already done it! Good work!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. hahaha!

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

4. Ryan feels exactly the same way as Mourdock

He may have chosen his words better but the outcome for a woman pregnant as the result of a rape is the same. Romney is joined at the hip with Akin/Ryan/Mourdock

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:48 PM

5. Hope "We still support him" will be plastered over the video of Murdock's comment

in a OFA ad by the end of the day.

What the hell would someone have to say to lose Romney's support??

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:54 PM

6. Then he supports a person who says that God wants women to be raped in

order to produce children. Have it your way, Mittens.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:55 PM

7. Good. Romney is stuck with him now.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:59 PM

8. Any woman who votes for either is seriously

mentally challenged.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:20 PM

9. Color me surprised, Mitt's feelings about this issue must be genuine.

This is the first time he hasn't shook the Etch N Sketch since his primary ended. Mitt stands firmly for rape!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:30 PM

10. ...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:33 PM

11. I can just picture Senator Lugar giving a one-finger salute to the Indiana repub party.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:31 PM

12. To bad he won't say that crap on tape. Because it would show that even if the "disavowell"....

was honest and he won't deny or disavow the disembowelment, their positions are 99.44% the same. No reason to vote for one if you won't vote for the other.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:53 PM

13. That makes Mitt the last gopper standing up for this scumbag. But, for some reason, it makes sense.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:20 PM

15. Rape, repubs and visitation.

What people don't realize is a rapist if convicted will serve about 5 years in jail.

If the victim is forced by the government to bear the child, the rapist can apply for visitation after he gets out of prison.

If the rapist is convicted of a lesser crime, sexual battery for example, he'll serve about two years in prison.

Then he can apply for visitation.

If the rapist isn't prosecuted... there's nothing but bad news for the victim and the child.

The perpetrator or convicted felon can apply for visitation at their local Family Court AND the court will side with the perpetrator AGAINST the mother.

At the expense of the taxpayer the judge may appoint an advocate or even an attorney to aid the perpetrator or felon in securing visitation through the court.

Imagine the victim being FORCED by the Court to turn the child over to their rapist every other weekend, half the summer and every other Christmas.

What do the republicans have to say about this?

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Response to Rising Tide (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:28 PM

16. They will probably say the same. "its the Gods will"

Grrr

Welcome to DU, btw

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:32 PM

18. There's your next ad, Obama

Chain Willard to this troglodyte and watch them BOTH sink into the mud at the bottom of the swamp.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:41 PM

19. Romney Really Needs Indiana Republican Support, So Of Course He Supports Mourdock...

...even though his comments are just as outrageous as Akins.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:42 PM

20. What a strange election this has been

The fact that rape keeps being brought up - it just seems to indicate a very peculiar episode in the political culture's evolution, or perhaps devolution. I suppose it's a concrete example of how religious fundamentalism turns back the clock, even in an advanced society, if given half a chance.

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