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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

Could Mourdock's "God blesses rape" statement be his "Macaca moment"?

In 2006 Republican George Allen was in a tight Senate race in Virginia when his use of the word racial slur "Macaca" apparently helped cost him the election. Is the Indiana race close enough that this could happen to Mourdock?

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Reply Could Mourdock's "God blesses rape" statement be his "Macaca moment"? (Original post)
yellowcanine Oct 2012 OP
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2012 #1
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #3
Coyotl Oct 2012 #17
geek tragedy Oct 2012 #2
budkin Oct 2012 #4
democraticinsurgent Oct 2012 #5
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #6
Robbins Oct 2012 #7
Beaverhausen Oct 2012 #8
krawhitham Oct 2012 #9
BlueDemKev Oct 2012 #10
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #11
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #14
justiceischeap Oct 2012 #19
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #12
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #13
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #15
DemKittyNC Oct 2012 #16
Cosmocat Oct 2012 #18

Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:24 PM

1. Don't think so. It's Indiana, not Virginia.

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:30 PM

3. Heh. Virginia has its share of nutty fruitcakes who would be ok with the rape statement.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:37 PM

17. Missouri: Akin now trails McCaskill by 6.9 points in the HuffPost Pollster estimate and the race is

"strong Democratic." Woot

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:28 PM

2. It's his Todd Akin moment. Akin is the new Macaca. nt

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. Yes considering Indiana went Obama last time

It's absolutely outrageous

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. This should ensure a Donnelly (D) victory

I think Donnelly would have won anyway, but it would have been much closer. Mourdock is just not a very good candidate and the polls have had it in a dead heat with about 15% undecided.

To me the high undecided % represents the hesitancy of Lugar Republicans and independents to commit to Mourdock. With this controversy, those voters have their free pass to vote for Donnelly, who is pretty conservative anyway.

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Response to democraticinsurgent (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:49 PM

7. Prediction

donnelly wins now.he already has decent shot.This clinces It.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:51 PM

8. Isn't he already way behind in the polls?

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

9. He was only up 5 points, he is done now

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:55 PM

10. God-willing...

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

11. Just FYI, Allen is currently running against Kaine in VA

so it hurt him but not too badly.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:08 PM

14. I think there may be a residual effect this time though. Kaine is leading.

Kaine has also run a good campaign so he gets credit. But I believe the macaca moment did permanent damage to Allen's likability in Virginia. Not to mention finished him as far as any national office is concerned, thank GAWD.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:00 PM

19. I'm just glad I don't live in VA anymore

I'm close enough to the border though that I see all the ads.

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:03 PM

12. This is potentially way words than Macaca

because, if the Dems do it correctly, can be used as cement shoes for very single GOP politician at all levels because of the GOP platform, which the now famous comment mirrors.

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

13. "worse" sorry

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Response to musiclawyer (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:10 PM

15. You could still edit the post.....

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:28 PM

16. What is wrong with these people?

How does one make a statement like this? How sick is that. Let's see him get raped then see how blessed he feels after that!

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Response to yellowcanine (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:16 PM

18. I would fucking hope so

this county just has to start making Republicans pay for the insane crape they spew on the outside chance it makes them consider that perhaps they might want to think about things a little differently.

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