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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:25 PM

Obama on Mourdock: 'Rape is rape'

Source: Politico/MSNBC

President Obama on Wednesday criticized Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments on rape, saying that the Indiana Republican was wrong when he called rape "something God intended to happen."

"I don't know how (they) come up with these ideas," Obama said during a taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif. "Rape is rape. It is a crime."

"These various distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense to me," he said, and adding that Mourdock's comments show why men should not be left to make decisions on womens' issues.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/10/obama-on-mourdock-rape-is-rape-147149.html

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Reply Obama on Mourdock: 'Rape is rape' (Original post)
onehandle Oct 2012 OP
Cha Oct 2012 #1
patrice Oct 2012 #2
deadbrokediva Oct 2012 #15
patrice Oct 2012 #22
Cherchez la Femme Oct 2012 #26
DonViejo Oct 2012 #3
Dan Daly Oct 2012 #4
Old and In the Way Oct 2012 #7
deadbrokediva Oct 2012 #16
Dusty Baker Oct 2012 #19
patrice Oct 2012 #23
libdem4life Oct 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #9
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #6
Historic NY Oct 2012 #10
Rising Tide Oct 2012 #20
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #11
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #12
StarryNite Oct 2012 #13
ProfessionalLeftist Oct 2012 #14
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #17
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #18
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #21
Ivywoods55 Oct 2012 #24
Cherchez la Femme Oct 2012 #25
antigop Oct 2012 #27

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:43 PM

1. Succintly to the Point.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:46 PM

2. INcredible!!! Republicans don't think no means no. Women BEWARE!!!

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:10 AM

15. I would love to know

what these asses are hiding in their own pasts, most likely a few rapes of their own.

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Response to deadbrokediva (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:21 AM

22. What one thinks is the result of one's experiences & if one assumes there is a hierarchy

that makes some people more valuable, more worthy, than others, then one's assessment of one's own experiences/thinking validates those hierarchical assumptions about one's worth. When things go wrong, that is always the result of the personal permanently bad traits of others and one's own part in a problem is always the result of non-personal situational factors (such as other people) temporarily affecting one's good traits.

That's called "attribution error" and research shows that it is very reliably distributed throughout populations, but I don't know if there are differences in attribution error between cultures.

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Response to deadbrokediva (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:32 PM

26. Sounds like their advice & wisdom

Is born of personal experience.

Nor would I truly be surprised.

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Response to Dan Daly (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:58 PM

7. What's your fucking point Dandy Dan?

That Whoopie Goldberg, comedienne, is promoting the same viewpoint as the typical RW, rich, white, male, Republican Senate candidate/religionist moron? You seriously consider this equivalence? You're dumb enough to vote for Mitt. Morons never learn history, thusly vote against their best interests - time and time again.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:14 AM

16. Um, yes?

Whoopi Goldberg is a moron and proved it by defending what Roman Polanski did by questioning whether it was "rape-rape" to drug a 13-year-old little girl and rape her while she was out. So yes, that is the equivalent of the GOP numbskulls questioning rape. She's as dumb as they are. AND just as un-funny. How she even has a career is beyond me.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:41 AM

19. you cannot be

 

serious. Whoopie downgrading a rape of a 13 yr old girl by drugs and excusing this because he made some good movies. You are sick.

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Response to Dusty Baker (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:34 AM

23. Re-read that post Old-and-in-the-way didn't excuse Whoopi excusing the Polanski rape. What is your

purpose in making such a very obvious mischaracterization? Could that have something to do with the fact that Old-and-n-the-way said Whoopi is the same as Republicans on that issue?

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Response to Dan Daly (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:59 PM

8. Flame...no...question...what is "good" and your point is, exactly....?

Then there's this website we call Freepers...feel free to return.

Oh, and "use your words"

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Response to Dan Daly (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:59 PM

9. Huh

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:49 PM

5. Obama's quote ... two articles/two links



Obama on Mourdock: 'Rape is rape'

President Obama on Wednesday criticized Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial comments on rape, saying that the Indiana Republican was wrong when he called rape "something God intended to happen."

"I don't know how (they) come up with these ideas," Obama said during a taping of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif. "Rape is rape. It is a crime."

"These various distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense to me," he said, and adding that Mourdock's comments show why men should not be left to make decisions on womens' issues.

-snip-

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/10/obama-on-mourdock-rape-is-rape-147149.html



Here's an AP article ...



Obama criticizes GOP candidate's rape remarks

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is criticizing a Republican Senate candidate for his comments about women and rape, saying that "rape is rape" and that distinctions offered by the Republican candidate, in Obama's words, "don't make any sense to me."

-snip-

Asked about Mourdock's comment Wednesday on "The Tonight Show," Obama told host Jay Leno, quote: "Rape is rape. It is a crime."

Obama says such remarks reflect why politicians, mostly male, shouldn't be making decisions about women's health care. He also says that women are capable of making their own decisions and that intrusions by politicians is part of what's at stake in the presidential election.

Full post here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_RAPE_REMARKS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-10-24-22-45-36





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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:55 PM

6. K&R. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:03 PM

10. Rape is a crime, not a gift & the victim should not have to suffer the burden of the crime

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:48 AM

20. 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 onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:31 PM

11. A lot MORE here from CNN - Obama quote


(CNN)

-snip-

"I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas," Obama told Leno. "Let me make a very simple proposition. Rape is rape. It is a crime. And so these various distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense to me."

-snip-

"This is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women's health care decisions," Obama said. "Women are capable of making these decisions in consultation with their partners, with their doctors, and for politicians to want to intrude in this stuff often times without any information is a huge problem."

The president went on the frame the issue politically, saying the next president would have the opportunity to appoint justices to the Supreme Court, which could potentially hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade. Mitt Romney, Obama's Republican challenger, has said that he would appoint justices to the court that would support overturning the 1973 decision affirming a woman's right to have an abortion.

"Roe vs. Wade is probably hanging in the balance," Obama said.

-snip-

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/24/obama-on-mourdock-male-politicians-shouldnt-make-abortion-decisions/


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:38 PM

12. What I found most offensive about Mourdock's comment was the part he continues to stand by.

He "clarified" that he did not mean it was God's will that a woman be raped, but rather it was God will that she became pregnant. Whose fucking evil God "wills" pregnancy on rape victims?! 44% of rape victims are under 18 according to statistics. That is one heinous God, certainly not the God that I was taught loved us.

Christianity teaches that God gave us free will, not His will. So if women get raped and get pregnant, women should be allowed to exercise their God-given free will and choose whether to give birth or get an abortion (presumably abortion clinics are God's will too).

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 12:09 AM

13. Kick for our President!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:02 AM

14. That's MY President.

He'd get my vote on that issue alone.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:14 AM

17. Just posted the video...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101771385

Listen to the audience reaction.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 01:26 AM

18. Screaming, whistling applause when he makes the point that men should not be deciding for women.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 02:02 AM

21. What gets me is you just KNOW Obama doesn't say that because some focus group liked it.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:57 PM

24. I wonder if most women who are voting for Mitt..

know or understand that if women who are raped are forced to have their rapist children, the rapist have the same rights to the child as the mother has? What woman in her right mind would want this for herself and her child? This is a law in 31 states. My niece is a child advocacy attorney in the state of Texas and she informed me of this law. I then went on line and looked it up and found a story on CNN from in August which involved a woman who had through this torture. This law is ridiculous and no woman should want herself, or anyone she knows to live through a situation such as this. These rapist can disrupt the lives of innocent children and turn their world upside down, and a vote for Mitt is a vote for this nonsense.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:24 PM

25. Thank you, President Obama

But please, if you can, ask them
--among all the excuses, aphorisms & downright praise ('Blessings', 'relax and ENJOY it') they have for rape

what exactly "Legitimate rape" is??

Somehow I just can't get my poor, feeble woman's brain around it -- even though I''ve studiously read my food packaging; including laundry soap jugs & even douche and tampon/sanitary napkin boxes for answers. The douche commercials seem to tell me a walk on the beach with my best friend will explain all -- but she doesn't seem to know either.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:33 PM

27. k & r n/t

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