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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:23 PM

 

Richard Mourdock stands in firestorm after abortion comments

Source: Indianapolis Star

October 24, 2012
2:05pm

Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock today refused to apologize for his comments about whether pregnancies from rape were God’s will.

The candidate facing a media spotlight apologized only for what he said were people’s misinterpretation of his comments.

Mourdock prompted a political firestorm with national implications Tuesday night when he said, at a Senate debate in New Albany, Ind.: “Life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen.”

Both Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and GOP governor nominee Mike Pence have said they disagree with Mourdock’s words. Pence also urged Mourdock to apologize.



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Reply Richard Mourdock stands in firestorm after abortion comments (Original post)
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 OP
a geek named Bob Oct 2012 #1
riderinthestorm Oct 2012 #2
ELI BOY 1950 Oct 2012 #3
onehandle Oct 2012 #4
They_Live Oct 2012 #17
oldhippydude Oct 2012 #21
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #5
Plucketeer Oct 2012 #6
FiveGoodMen Oct 2012 #7
Dubster Oct 2012 #8
lastlib Oct 2012 #12
ItsTheMediaStupid Oct 2012 #9
joealexander Oct 2012 #15
maxsolomon Oct 2012 #19
bucolic_frolic Oct 2012 #10
SemperEadem Oct 2012 #11
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #13
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #14
yardwork Oct 2012 #16
Keafirehouse88 Oct 2012 #18
Lucky Luciano Oct 2012 #20

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:27 PM

1. Let's hope this turkey's comments smear low voter turnout onto the rest

 

of the GOP.

These idiots really need to just leave.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:28 PM

2. Excellent! Double down Mourdock, all the way to electoral defeat.... nt

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:30 PM

3. WE MUST STOP THESE PEOPLE!!!!

Romney still stands by his man...THATS BEYOND POLITICS...

get the vote out

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:33 PM

4. Ladies and gentlemen, Your Republican Party. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:40 PM

17. ...and

their Republican Party Platform.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:35 PM

21. and the hand of Oberholtzer, Madge reaches out from the grave..

justice is served..

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:38 PM

5. "Something God intended to happen" can only be interpreted in one way.

God wanted the rape. There's no wiggle room for Mourdock.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:42 PM

6. I marvel at the nobility

of a captain going down with his ship. Here's hoping he sucks a bunch of other GOP hopefuls with him!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:53 PM

7. The difference between Islam's treatment of people and Christianity's...

...is that western nations have limited the power Christianity can wield over our citizens while Islam has the upper hand against the governments of many Middle Eastern nations.

If we stop limiting what Christianity can do, we'll have the same theocratic nightmare as the Muslim countries.

There is no more important or more just war to fight than the war against theocracy.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:59 PM

8. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:44 PM

12. Don't forget Joe Walsh!!

"Abortion is never medically necessary..."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/19/tea-party-illinois-rep-joe-walsh-one-ups-akin-s-legitimate-rape.html

My GOD, where do they get these ignoramuses????

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. Flip that Indiana seat, please

I'd love to see a Democratic senator from the Hoosier state.

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Response to ItsTheMediaStupid (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:25 PM

15. Evan Bayh Was a Dem

It didn't do much good, however, when your representative votes with Republicans about 85% of the time. At least Bayh (who was one of the original blue dogs), tended to vote with liberal values on non-fiscal issues--mostly. Joe Donnelly on the other hand, is conservative in social issues across the board.

He didn't go to the Democratic Nation Convention and he has separated himself completely from Barack Obama--keep in mind, Obama won Indiana in 2008--why the need to disavow the president and his policies???

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Response to ItsTheMediaStupid (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:38 PM

19. The Democratic candidate holds similar views

you don't get far in IN if you're pro-choice.

"I believe human life is sacred and I value it in all its forms. That is why I oppose abortion and believe that government policies should encourage life and make it easier for parents to adopt children."
-Joe Donnelly

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

10. God's Will

Always wondered what else these folks try to fit under God's will

Test tube babies?

In-vitro fertilization?

War? Guns?

Mountaintop strip mining?

Fracking? Air pollution?

Divorce?

I guess I just don't understand people of this variety at all.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:35 PM

11. Too late...

it's too late for him to do anything but stand in the middle of that mess and take his ass whippin'. Rethugs falling away from him only show their cowardice because they all believe the same thing he does. You cannot begin to tell me none of them knew his craziness until last night. The thug from NH was ready to go campaign for him until he uttered this mess--that she changed her mind at the last minute because it got too hot for her is meaningless.

It just shows none of them have the courage of her convictions--just the vanity of their conceit and that they will shape-shift to hoodwink their electorate. I highly doubt taht all those anti-woman/anti-choice constituents and organizations are going to appreciate being thrown under the bus by those who have been courting their money and votes with promises of ending Roe v Wade for months now.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

13. All the GOP pols abandoning Mourdock

Does that mean they are abondoning the GOP? Because his views ARE the GOP platform.

That is the key concept that must be disseminated.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:20 PM

14. Lugar is looking ...

good for the tea party right about now.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:26 PM

16. He wonders why he's being punished for stating the Republican platform.

Mourdock and Akin only stated what is in the RNC platform. They must wonder why they are being punished by their own party for stating the party position.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:13 PM

18. Okay! why are we MAD

I dont understand why everyone is so mad? He's just syaing what the rethuglican party believes. If your mad at him for sounding ignorant; then that's your fault, for believing the republicans arent ignorant people. Of course he believes it. they all do, even Mitt the twit;but to believe the republicans have any character or morals, is as hilarious as Mitt campaign. They will never understand compassion!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:57 PM

20. Even after seeing what happened to Akin,

he still could not control his hatred of women until after the election.

Lack of self control!

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