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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mitt "No Apology" Romney Stands By Richard "God Intended [Rape]" Mourdock

Posted by on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 9:18 AM

The Huffington Post says that the Romney campaign just announced that they're not pulling their support of Richard Mourdock, despite Mourdock's comments that if a rape results in pregnancy, "it's something God intended."

Mitt Romney's campaign confirmed that he still supports Richard Mourdock and has not asked Mourdock's campaign to pull the ad Romney made in support of his Senate candidacy.

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock’s comments do not reflect Gov. Romney’s views," Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email. "We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him."

Yeah, that's about what I expected. Bold, firm leadership from a man with absolutely no integrity whatsoever. Let's take a look at that ad again, shall we?

 

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Keister Button 1
Is it true that Mourdock is the only Senate candidate to benefit from a Romney ad? Is that because the race is really tight for Mourdock or is it because Romney and everyone who plans to vote for him are itching to turn the US into a corporate-controlled theocracy?
Posted by Keister Button on October 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 2
the people of indiana will not care - the majority agree with him and think he's standing on christian principles. Mourdock is a shoo-in. he'll sit in the senate as long as he wants, just like Rand Paul in KY.

of course, if their daughter got raped, they'd have no trouble with THAT abortion. just not a stranger's rape pregnancy.

this country is fucked.
Posted by Max Solomon on October 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
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And the DNC finally gets it right in an ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onHSC_VQ…
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on October 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 4
There's your next president, folks. Get used to it.

Shit.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on October 24, 2012 at 10:03 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
Romney's got less spine than a jellyfish. Mourdock's a holier-than-thou creep.

They deserve each other.
Posted by Urgutha Forka on October 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 6
Yo Mr. Mourdock, I'm happy for you, and imma let you finish, but Justin Bieber had the best "rape is a gift from god" quote of all time. Of all time.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 7
I've known a lot of nice people. Only a very small few with integrity. A woman from Ethiopia stands out. She's a born-again Christian, and wouldn't give the Stranger a second glance.
Posted by dnt trust me on October 24, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
sirkowski 8
So if God intended a rapist to rape a woman, why didn't God intent the woman to get an abortion?
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on October 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM · Report this
COMTE 9
What I want to know is: If ONLY God can create life, what does he need US for?
Posted by COMTE on October 24, 2012 at 11:30 AM · Report this
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So Mittens will stand by a guy who thinks rape babies are a gift, but also (maybe?) wants to end ENDA? That practically qualifies him for the US Gymnastics team (logic edition).

Also: thank goodness another middle-aged man thinks that women should have to carry a pregnancy caused by rape to term. Nope, no war on women here!
Posted by jhops on October 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM · Report this
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God probably intended people to get deadly brain fungus too, so there's no sense treating that, is there?
Posted by RonK, Seattle on October 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM · Report this
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@7 Apparently you don't have as much integrity as your Ethiopian friend. Sad.

Don't give up, 5280! This is exactly the kind of crap the Romney campaign doesn't need, less than two weeks out from Election Day and with early voting picking up. And with all those women undecided voters. And with more liberal voters smelling blood on the water. Obama is rising again on Gallup and his approval rating has gotten healthy. These last two weeks were supposed to be all about Obama. Now it looks like Romney will have to come down from the clouds and speak to the press a little bit. Damn.
Posted by floater on October 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM · Report this
dnt trust me 13
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no i don't have as much integrity as that woman (i have very little integrity as a matter of fact), though i believe with the American ways encouraged by the Stranger and other media, the Ethiopian woman is corruptible!! We can do it!! And screw you if you're going to cheer on 5280, he doesn't need shit from you. We'd both literally throw you under under a bus if we had the opportunity. Apologies to 5280 if I'm out of line.
Posted by dnt trust me on October 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this
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I am not agreeing with Mourdock.

But really, if a person's argument is life begins at conception, then there is no un-hypocritical way they can argue "except in the case of rape". Either that ball of cells is a person, or not...does rape make a difference (for those holding opinions on life at conception).

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM · Report this
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@13 5280 is an independent leaning for Obama, last I heard. I don't know what's this "shit" you're talking about.

I'm sorry The Stranger is such a guilty pleasure for you. It doesn't need to be.
Posted by floater on October 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM · Report this
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@14 A man's cousin was unequivocally a living, independent human being. The court found he could not be legally compelled to provide life-saving tissue to his living, independent human being cousin. His right to bodily autonomy could not be infringed by a court decision. By denying his cousin life-saving bone marrow, he condemned his cousin to death. The cousin died as a direct result of that man's choice.

Why should a fetus created via rape have rights no legally recognized person has?
Posted by Zuulabelle http://www.mellophant.com on October 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM · Report this
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@14 'But really, if a person's argument is life begins at conception, then there is no un-hypocritical way they can argue "except in the case of rape". Either that ball of cells is a person, or not...does rape make a difference (for those holding opinions on life at conception).'

In God, all things are possible: The sins of the father (the rapist) are visited down upon the children. (See Exodus 34:7, Numbers 14:18, Deuteronomy 5:9 , etc.)
Posted by Not Even That Hard on October 24, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Report this

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