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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mitt Romney Cut an Ad Endorsing Richard "God Intended [Rape]" Mourdock

Posted by on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM

Earlier tonight, Charles told you about Richard Mourdock, the Indiana senatorial candidate who said that if a rapist impregnates a woman, “it’s something God intended.” Here's an ad Romney cut for Mourdock that began airing in Indiana yesterday:

Romney has not done very many of these direct endorsements in regional races, so he clearly felt very strongly about Mourdock as a candidate. How does he feel now?

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," said Romney press secretary Andrea Saul in a statement...Saul did not respond when asked if Romney continues to endorse Mourdock or if he would ask the candidate to stop airing the ad.

First Paul Ryan endorsed Akin and Rivard, now Romney's people refuse to say if he's backing away from his endorsement of Mourdock. I can't recall a more pro-rape presidential ticket.

 

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Cynic Romantic 1
You certainly know what you are voting for with a Rmoney/ Ryan ticket.
Posted by Cynic Romantic on October 24, 2012 at 1:23 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 5
Someone needs to do a parody of Katy Perry's "Hot n Cold" about Romney.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore http://www.wishbookweb.com/ on October 24, 2012 at 6:09 AM · Report this
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These sort of statements seem to stem from those religions (going back thousands of years) that have seen women as primarily biological in function. Look how far we've come.
Posted by barfy cute on October 24, 2012 at 6:13 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 7
It's the will of God if a rape leads to pregnancy. The rapist has no free will. It's God will that a lady endure a violent sexual assault because God thinks that lady needs to be pregnant. And while the rapist is only doing God's work, the raped woman has free will. If that woman gets an abortion, she is thwarting God's plan that she carry the child of the man who attacked and forcibly penetrated her.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore http://www.wishbookweb.com/ on October 24, 2012 at 6:32 AM · Report this
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The American Taliban is alive and unfortunately well. Are we really condemned to wrestle with these "savages" for the rest of humanity despite overall progress?
Posted by anon1256 on October 24, 2012 at 7:21 AM · Report this
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Here is my pompously-presented thought on the subject (as posted to Politico):

I would like to see Mourdock, and now Cornyn and anyone else who hold's Mourdock's position publicly, put their own lives where their supposed belief in God is. Immediately sign DNR (do not resuscitate) orders and Advance Medical Directives refusing all treatment for themselves, cancel their health insurance policies for their entire families, and forswear ever accepting any medical intervention or inoculation, or allowing their family members to be treated by any medical practitioner.

For, if violently-inflicted pregnancy is "God's Will," then so is sickness, injury, disease and death, and they should accept it gratefully for themselves and their entire families. To be asking the taxpayers and the medical profession to thwart God's Will for themselves is nothing but hypocrisy.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on October 24, 2012 at 7:26 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 17
Seeing a bunch of hidden comments from sore-loser trolls is like watching hornets swarm from the safety of indoors. They're buzzing around furiously but are not landing a single sting.
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM · Report this
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Geez, because political endorsements mean you agree with everything a candidate says or will say. Which means that everyone who endorses Obama is endorsing using drones to kill 16 year old teenagers with no oversight or due process.

And, of course, struggling to square the circle between what you perceive to be two moral evils means you're pro-rape.

Look, I'm as anti-Romney and anti-Republican as the next man, but frankly, you guys are stretching so hard to active bad faith to these people that it's embarrassing.

I disagree with the pro-life side, but I can see their point of view and understand their argument. And frankly, abortion wouldn't be the contentious issue it is if lots of other reasonable Americans didn't think and feel the same way.

I wouldn't have thought it possible, but you guys are actually making me feel a smidgen of sympathy for the GOP.
Posted by Corydon on October 24, 2012 at 8:16 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 19
Anyway, this comment probably belongs more on the first thread, but it's getting stale so I'm posting it here.

Comments like that just show the hypocrisy, or at minimum the cognitive disconnect of these people. If it's "God's will" that a raped women become pregnant, then it's also "God's will" that some men shoot blanks and women simply can't conceive. Therefore, in vitro fertilization, surrogate pregnancies, and other means to allow sterile couples to have their own children are thwarting God's plan. Yet you won't hear ANY of these people condemn that.

Good god, these people suck.
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 24, 2012 at 8:22 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 20
@ 18, nobody who is "reasonable" feels that way. Reason has nothing to do with their position.
Posted by Matt from Denver on October 24, 2012 at 8:26 AM · Report this
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@18, "because political endorsements mean you agree with everything a candidate says or will say"

Nope, it means that whatever disagreement you have is not very significant to you, which tells those who weren't paying attention that Rmoney is a misogynist who is perfectly comfortable with rape apologists holding elected office.
Posted by anon1256 on October 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
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@18
"I disagree with the pro-life side, but I can see their point of view and understand their argument."

Really?
Because, to me, it's based in superstition and an ancient practice of treating women as property.
Not to mention that it ignores all the scientific progress made in the past 2,000 years.

"I wouldn't have thought it possible, but you guys are actually making me feel a smidgen of sympathy for the GOP."

I think that might be your problem.
That a woman who is raped and becomes pregnant AND WHO IS FORCED TO CARRY THAT PREGNANCY TO BIRTH BY RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS is, somehow, not 100% offensive to you.
Maybe 99% offensive.
But there's still that 1% of sympathy for those religious fanatics who might have their world-view slightly discredited that a woman would have the audacity to get an abortion in that instance.

Sorry, exactly HOW does a woman's abortion in such an instance affect Richard Mourdock?
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on October 24, 2012 at 8:52 AM · Report this
venomlash 24
@23: http://pigroll.com/img/abortion_not_a_di…
And you just quoted "Mulan". huehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehuehue
Posted by venomlash on October 24, 2012 at 9:39 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 25
it's all theoretical to the pro-life politician. if you believe that life starts at conception, that any effort to abort that pregnancy is murder, then rape babies are innocent and have done nothing to deserve death.

but if their daughter gets impregnated by rape, they'd go all the way to a godless coast to abort that baby.

http://mypage.direct.ca/w/writer/anti-ta…
Posted by Max Solomon on October 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM · Report this
south downtown 26
Republicans are the party of rape. or so it seems. sans the guy in Utah who off'd himself.

Richard Mourdock, the Indiana senatorial candidate who said that if a rapist impregnates a woman, “it’s something God intended.”

sounds like a criminal defense of sort. "God wanted me to do it."

the party of rape, the party of racists, and the party of crazy...
Posted by south downtown on October 24, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 27
@23: Do you have any other tidbits of wisdom stolen from children's movies for us?

Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 24, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this
venomlash 29
Pyramid Head/Pedobear 2012!
Posted by venomlash on October 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM · Report this

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