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(Huffington Post)   Mitt Romney running as fast as humanly possible from Richard Mourdock, for whom Mitt cut a 30-second endorsement TV ad that began running in Indiana yesterday. Yesterday? It's almost enough to make you feel bad for Mitt. Almost   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 19
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2012-10-24 11:07:31 AM  
3 votes:
"God creates life, and that was my point," Mourdock said in a statement. "God does not want rape, and by no means was I suggesting that He does. Rape is a horrible thing, and for anyone to twist my words otherwise is absurd and sick."

No one is twisting your words. They are quoting what you said, verbatim, on television, in front of an audience of people.
2012-10-24 11:38:45 AM  
2 votes:

JimmyTheHutt: amiable:
I never claimed to be a Democrat. I disagree with your assessment regarding both OH and VA. Polling numbers in both places seem to indicate otherwise.


Really? Show me a single credible poll where Romney has had a lead in Ohio. Even Rasmussen can only pretend there is a tie. You can disagree all you want, I have data, in fact I will take the most right leaning aggregator and show you:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/oh/ohio_romney _ vs_obama-1860.html

It gets worse when you have folks who are actually good at statistical analysis looking at those states like Nate Silver and Sam Wang (who correctly assessed the past two elections with a single electoral vote). Early voting already has obama smoking Romney in Iowa and Ohio and that is all he needs to win.
2012-10-24 11:12:20 AM  
2 votes:
Can this be plastered on a billboard somewhere?

"And I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen." -- Richard Mourdock(R)

"Please, please send us Richard Mourdock. We need this man in the United States Senate." -- Paul Ryan, VP candidate
2012-10-24 11:00:00 AM  
2 votes:

Jacobin: Talibornagains are ludricrous farkwits. Rmoney has to court them to get elected. It would be nice to have a normal republican party but we don't


That's the flaw in collecting the single issue voters as the Republican party has done. People who only care about one thing (NO GAYS! or DON'T TAKE MAH GUNS! or NO TAXES EVER!) are prone to extremism.

The ideas of fiscal conservatism have merit, but when you wrap it in "God wanted you to be raped", you lose a lot of people. A lot.

And you should fear the ones you don't.
2012-10-24 09:22:11 AM  
2 votes:
I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.

Maybe God also intended to have a doctor shove a vacuum in the uterus and suck that little bastard back out...
2012-10-24 11:50:49 AM  
1 votes:

Bendal: bdub77: JimmyTheHutt: Doesn't matter what Mitt says or does. He is still going to be the next president. He could sacrifice a dozen babies to C'thulhu, live on national television, and he will still win.

He's not black.

I'd say that was the biggest reason why so many normally rational people are voting for Romney. That doesn't really explain all the bigots, racists, idiots and downright reprehensible candidates running for lesser offices under the GOP label, though. Were they always there, and these last 4 years they decided to admit their true feelings? Or did they get nominated because they were willing to accept an (R) behind their name if it meant getting rid of Democrat somewhere?

For example, my House Representative is being challenged by a Teabagger (R) who was arrested for spouse abuse, was divorced and for a time lived out of his car. He's a known religious zealot who even the NC Republican Party said was not fit for any elected office, yet when he ran for Congress in 2010 he brought in more private donations than any other candidate in his district. Where do these fanatics come from?


All over the world, thanks to Citizens United.
2012-10-24 11:35:19 AM  
1 votes:
Bendal: bdub77: JimmyTheHutt: Doesn't matter what Mitt says or does. He is still going to be the next president. He could sacrifice a dozen babies to C'thulhu, live on national television, and he will still win.

He's not black.

I'd say that was the biggest reason why so many normally rational people are voting for Romney. That doesn't really explain all the bigots, racists, idiots and downright reprehensible candidates running for lesser offices under the GOP label, though. Were they always there, and these last 4 years they decided to admit their true feelings? Or did they get nominated because they were willing to accept an (R) behind their name if it meant getting rid of Democrat somewhere?

For example, my House Representative is being challenged by a Teabagger (R) who was arrested for spouse abuse, was divorced and for a time lived out of his car. He's a known religious zealot who even the NC Republican Party said was not fit for any elected office, yet when he ran for Congress in 2010 he brought in more private donations than any other candidate in his district. Where do these fanatics come from?


I have just resigned myself to the fact that if Romney wins, it was not for a lack of trying to counter the falsehoods that have been perpetrated over the past 4 years and especially the last year. I know of many people who I considered rather well read, but have come to find that they simply get as far as a headline that fits their bubble then shut down. These same people will counter Obama claims with all the well worn lies that come from the usual sources, but when those are debunked in front of them, their eyes literally gloss over and they change the subject or get mad that their bubble is being burst.

So at this point, it is futile to try to enlighten a person who refuses to even consider a possibility. They will all vote for Romney, religious zealots, neoconservatives and other faux-conservatives because they were too complacent to ask even the simplest question. Not much can be done at this point except to vote and hope for the best. 

In a way, Romney is correct in backing off from interviews for the last couple of weeks. This election is already over - it is just a matter of counting the ballots at this point. No sense it wasting time when one's supporters are already in the pocket.
2012-10-24 11:34:54 AM  
1 votes:
At least rape being part of God's plan explains the Immaculate Conception.
2012-10-24 11:31:25 AM  
1 votes:

qorkfiend: JimmyTheHutt: He'll take OH, VA, CO, and FL.

And this opinion is based off of what?



I wouldn't be concerned about this fellow, there has been an enormous uptick of concern trolling on almost every blog i read by new folks who claim to be Democrats and act all defeatist. it's a somewhat facile attempt to instill panic and it Reilly isn't working outside of Andrew Sullivan.

Both 538 and Sam Wang and the Princeton election consortium show Obama with a small and enlarging lead. Ohio is pretty much in the bag and Virginia is leaning Obama now. All the Romney campaign has left is trying to push the narrative that they have the "momentum," that may have taken up a few news cycles if it hadn't been for this clusterfark. Obama isn't there yet, but he is the odds on favorite, i started an intrade account solely to profit of of folks obvious attempts to manipulate the market.
2012-10-24 11:19:20 AM  
1 votes:

JimmyTheHutt: mayIFark:
FTFY.

He will still knew the redneck states (or red states, however you wanna word it), but electoral college is not going to be that simple. In that Obama still is the clear favorite.

Even though a slender lead, he is still ahead in Ohio (interestingly, not far from Indiana, so the this comment will hit closer to home). Romney cannot simply win without Ohio.

He'll take OH, VA, CO, and FL. I believe that's enough to give him the win. Obama is doomed, and we get to endure at least 4 years of a Reagan Retread. Yay.


Why do you say that? Obama's *ahead* in Ohio, and has been the whole time. (And no, Kerry was not, I don't think, ahead in Ohio going into election day).

Keep in mind, VA also has, in addition to Gary Johnson, Virgil Goode, of the ultra-right constitution party, on the ballot.
2012-10-24 11:08:05 AM  
1 votes:
OK I got it now GOP
Rape is a gift from God
2012-10-24 11:02:16 AM  
1 votes:
"When life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
"God does not want rape."
"God is omnipotent." (assumed religious belief)

At least one of these statements cannot be true.
2012-10-24 11:01:53 AM  
1 votes:

for good or for awesome: How in the hell is the election still so close? Do the people voting for Mitt really like this candidate that can't hold an idea in his head for more than a day?


They dont. However, they dislike his opponent even more.
2012-10-24 10:59:42 AM  
1 votes:

Summoner101: I wouldn't have a problem with Republicans nominating these assholes, instead of the sane candidates, so they can lose to Democrats if the possibility didn't exist these farkers might actually win.


Quite the opposite really, these asshats are in completely RED gerrymandered districts and their insanity, bigotry, and ignorance means that they may actually lose. This should be a stark wake up call for the GOP that they are drifting too far into radicalism for even their most radical base.
2012-10-24 10:56:55 AM  
1 votes:
I wouldn't have a problem with Republicans nominating these assholes, instead of the sane candidates, so they can lose to Democrats if the possibility didn't exist these farkers might actually win.
2012-10-24 10:55:30 AM  
1 votes:

lennavan: "As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can't think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation."


Too bad that in his opinion "making the best out of a bad situation" apparently doesn't include the option of undergoing a perfectly legal medical procedure which would diminish the impact of "bad situation" more effectively than any alternative.
2012-10-24 10:38:24 AM  
1 votes:
"God creates life, and that was my point," Mourdock said in a statement.

Yeah, geez guys why are you so hard on this poor misconstrued gentleman? His point was you have to look at the bright side of rape. You know, your rape baby that God gave you. Life gives you lemons you make lemonade. It's just like Rick Santorum said:

"Well, you can make the argument that if she doesn't have this baby, if she kills her child, that that, too, could ruin her life... I believe and I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created - in the sense of rape - but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you.

"As you know, we have to, in lots of different aspects of our life. We have horrible things happen. I can't think of anything more horrible. But, nevertheless, we have to make the best out of a bad situation."
Link

Nothing like forcing a rape victim to give birth to her rape baby to make the best out of a bad situation.
2012-10-24 10:32:23 AM  
1 votes:
Also apparently God's will that Republican candidates continue saying monumentally stupid shiat.
2012-10-24 12:38:52 AM  
1 votes:
Mitt Romney running as fast as humanly possible from Richard MourdockHIMSELF
 
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