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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:06 AM

Mourdock Story Goes National: DNC, Romney Campaign Weigh In

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s comments on rape, conception and God’s will went viral within hours of him uttering them at the Indiana Senate debate Tuesday, immediately pushing the abortion issue back into the presidential race.

Democrats called on Mitt Romney to denounce Mourdock’s comments and request that Mourdock take down the ads featuring Romney which are currently running statewide in Indiana. Romney didn’t comment on the ads, but denounced Mourdock’s views.

“I’ve struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said at the debate, explaining his position that women who are raped should not have the right to an abortion. “And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

The line immediately blew up the Indiana race, which polls show is a virtual dead heat. But it quickly expanded onto the national stage as well, helped along by an unfortunate bit of timing for Romney: on Monday, he began appearing in a statewide ad for Mourdock giving the Republican his full-throated endorsement:



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Reply Mourdock Story Goes National: DNC, Romney Campaign Weigh In (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #1
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #3
ropi Oct 2012 #4
TeamPooka Oct 2012 #5
caseymoz Oct 2012 #6
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:08 AM

1. K&R

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:14 AM

2. That's the mainline GOP platform view

Any Democrat that does not use this gift is a fool. Elizabeth Warren was the first out the gate to use it. That's why she will win

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. The Democrats should push to keep the ads up

it will show Willard's poor judgement

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:28 AM

4. Kick

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:34 AM

5. "God loves rapists because we Christians deny the existence of evil in the world...

unless their Democrats."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:55 AM

6. Be interesting to find out what else Mourdock describes as "the Will of God."


Food born disease? A flu epidemic? A drunk driver hitting his wife and child? A woman abandoning her newborn on Mourdock's doorstep? How about the rape itself?

If calling the world of god can automatically turns an rape-pregnancy into a blessing, let's find out how many other things we can call "The Will of God."

This does illustrate how optimism can be cruel and cynical, and how the Will of God can, again, be used to justify barbarism and turn morality on its head.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:58 AM

7. Looks like Mourdock might upstage Todd Akin!

Who will win the title of the craziest Republican?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:35 AM

8. Here's the Mourdock debate clip:

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