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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:10 PM

McCain Calls On Mourdock To Apologize For Rape Comments

Source: Think Progress

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) became the most prominent Republican to call on Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock to apologize for claiming, during a debate on Tuesday night, that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God.” The Arizona senator told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night that he would withhold his support until Mourdock “apologizes and says he misspoke, and he was wrong and he asks the people to forgive him”:

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/24/1086431/mccain-calls-on-mourdock-to-apologize-for-rape-comments/



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Reply McCain Calls On Mourdock To Apologize For Rape Comments (Original post)
kpete Oct 2012 OP
Politicalboi Oct 2012 #1
Cha Oct 2012 #2
Cha Oct 2012 #3
StarryNite Oct 2012 #24
Cha Oct 2012 #26
Rising Tide Oct 2012 #4
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #9
niyad Oct 2012 #11
AndyTiedye Oct 2012 #15
deadbrokediva Oct 2012 #21
Cha Oct 2012 #27
ForgoTheConsequence Oct 2012 #5
ELI BOY 1950 Oct 2012 #6
Canuckistanian Oct 2012 #7
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #8
beac Oct 2012 #14
deadbrokediva Oct 2012 #22
nobodyspecial Oct 2012 #25
Lucinda Oct 2012 #28
northoftheborder Oct 2012 #10
still_one Oct 2012 #12
beac Oct 2012 #13
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #16
TomCADem Oct 2012 #17
TrogL Oct 2012 #18
papa3times Oct 2012 #19
deadbrokediva Oct 2012 #20
LisaL Oct 2012 #23
Kelvin Mace Oct 2012 #29

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. Good luck with that John

This IS your party now. And you didn't help by bringing us Lady Blah Blah.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:15 PM

2. "Lady Blah Blah" ..descriptive! But, she's no lady.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:17 PM

3. "gift from God".. Stupid. Let's hear from Akin on

how he agrees.

I read mourdoch doubled down on this and refuses to apologize.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:57 AM

24. I think he was starting to back down somewhat until

he got full support from Rmoney.

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:07 AM

26. Has Romney gone More Stupid than usual?! There's all

the high profile repugs who have repudiated Mourdoch. Maybe the mittwits are concerned about Indiana getting a Dem Senator?!

Oh well John McCain is withdrawing his support if he doesn't apologize..or so he said.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:21 PM

4. Rape, repubs and visitation.

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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 #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:44 PM

9. Good points. n/t

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Response to Rising Tide (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:52 PM

11. welcome to DU--they don't care, because the woman is of absolutely NO importance, except

as a brood mare.

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Response to Rising Tide (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:37 PM

15. We Should Just Start Calling them the RAPEublicans

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:26 AM

21. That's a great one!!

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:14 AM

27. I can't understand why on Earth they've gone after this epithet!? But, they have.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:26 PM

5. Apologize for what?

Saying what he meant? That's the crazy shit he believes, he isn't going to apologize for it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 PM

6. SAD...SAD...SAD....when do they mean what they say???

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:40 PM

7. The apology doesn't matter at this point

Just by saying it out loud, in front of cameras and microphones, Mourdock's made his TRUE opinion known.

Women, and men who love women, you know what to do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:43 PM

8. Even IF Mourdock apologizes NO ONE should support him. He said what he meant.



IF he apologizes now all it will mean is that he is afraid of losing votes.

The Republican Party will still continue its War on Women and will still be trying to overturn Roe v Wade, passing laws regarding trans-vaginal ultrasounds, reducing access to birth control, etc.


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:35 PM

14. 2008 candidate withdraws support. 2012 candidate doubles down.

Nice party you have there, GOP.

Not that Mc5Planes has any room to lecture on disgusting rhetoric after putting Sarah Palin on his ticket.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:28 AM

22. It really doesn't matter

because Mourdock's opponent holds the same exact view. He voted for Paul Ryan's dopey "forcible rape" bill. Indiana loses either way.

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Response to deadbrokediva (Reply #22)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:00 AM

25. Prove it.

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Response to nobodyspecial (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:36 AM

28. Donnelly was a co-sponsor of the bill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Donnelly

Donnelly is morally opposed to abortion, and is trying to make adoption more accessible to families. On the issue of abortion Donnely said “As a pro-life congressman, I am committed to protecting life at all stages.” In 2011, he co-sponsored HR 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. The bill contained an exception for "forcible rape," which opponents criticized as potentially excluding drug-facilitated rape, date rape, and other forms of rape. The bill also allowed an exception for minors who are victims of incest.
In 2011 Donnelly received a 20% rating from pro-choice political action group NARAL. Before 2011, Donnelly had consistently received a 0% rating every year from NARAL during his time in the House. Donnelly has received high scores with the pro-life group National Right to Life Committee, never receiving a lower than under 70% rating.


http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/republicans-joe-donnelly-todd-akin-indiana-richard-mourdock.php

TPM talks a little bit about his explanation for it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

10. Apologizing in this case is nonsense - would mean NOTHING.. This moron is stating ....

.....his deeply held beliefs.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:53 PM

12. Screw you mccain, he should not have said it in the first place, and if his Democratic opponent has

the same view, fuck him too

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:33 PM

13. Apologize for foisting Sarah Palin on us McNasty, then we'll talk.

Until then, STFU b/c YOU helped make this kind of bullshit acceptable in mainstream elections by making that wingnut moron your running mate.

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Response to beac (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:40 PM

16. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:43 PM

17. The Duplicity of Romney Makes McCain Look Good By Comparison

...We thought McCain was a flip flopper. Romney is in an entirely different class.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:57 PM

18. How about a real apology, not "I'm sorry people were offended"

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:43 AM

19. When is John McCain going to apologize

for Sarah Palin? This guy is a single candidate running for a senate seat as a republican, there is a good chance, therefore, that he is a bat-shit crazy bible thumper, just like Sarah Palin. John McCain is asking someone to apologize for something he truly believes in and , if pressed, I'm sure Sarah Palin would agree with this nut. John McCain put this lunatic a 72 year old heartbeat away from becoming POTUS if he wins in 2008. John, lead by example and you apologize for that. This guy is going to lose this elections just as you did 4 years ago for having someone just as bad or worse on your ticket.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:25 AM

20. Fuck your lip service

I'm sick of these insincere "apologies" that are nothing more than PR pleas and honestly, who the hell "mis-speaks"? No, people pretty much ALWAYS say what they mean, especially politicians.

You know, I've been waiting for years for some dumb journalist to ask these Thugs the BIG QUESTION: "If you believe in small government, why do you believe government should be interfering in people's personal lives?" I have NEVER heard this question asked of them, and I have never heard them offer an explanation of their concept of "small government". Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:49 AM

23. So McCain calls on him to lie?

Because he clearly didn't misspeak. He meant what he said, and he said what he meant.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:05 AM

29. Apologize?

For speaking conservative orthodoxy?

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