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(Yahoo)   Failed Senate candidate Richard "rape is a Gift from God" Mourdock says he hasn't ruled out another run for office as many people have urged him to stay in politics-sure most of them are Democrats but still   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 41
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2013-02-18 10:44:23 AM  
During the event, many Republicans cast Mourdock as a good man who paid an extraordinarily high price for a poor choice of words. Some blamed what they called a hostile news media, repeating what Mourdock's campaign finance director Ashlee Walls wrote in an email to supporters in December. She said the Republican Senate candidate was "caught in the liberal media cross hairs." Mourdock refused to apologize for the remark, and Democrats spent heavily for ads repeating it for voters.

how dare the press report what he said!  HOW DARE THEY DO THAT TO HIM!?
 
2013-02-18 10:48:09 AM  
many people have urged him to stay in politics-sure most of them are Democrats but still

Yes, 1.12 million Democrats in Indiana voted for Mourdock, and other 1.28 million voted for Donnelly.  Every other Republican didn't vote, despite Romney winning Indiana easily.
 
2013-02-18 10:49:23 AM  
Asked about the comment he made regarding pregnancy and rape, Mourdock said: "I made my statement that night and clarified as many times as I possibly can. I believe God is the author of life and certainly I want life respected."

Translated from Derpese: "I have learned nothing."
 
2013-02-18 10:53:45 AM  
He's right. Zeus used to do that shiat all the time.
 
2013-02-18 10:58:13 AM  
He would have won if it weren't for those pesky women with their rights. Clearly their husbands didn't tell them how to vote.
 
2013-02-18 11:51:01 AM  
Richard Mourdock: "I'm going to find a way to have my voice heard,"
American Electorate: We heard you and our thoughtful and delicate reply would be something along the lines of STFU, or something equally considerate.
 
2013-02-18 12:31:05 PM  
To be fair, now, he said your rape baby is a gift from god.
 
2013-02-18 12:31:17 PM  
Some blamed what they called a hostile news media, repeating what Mourdock's campaign finance director Ashlee Walls wrote in an email to supporters in December. She said the Republican Senate candidate was "caught in the liberal media cross hairs." Mourdock refused to apologize for the remark, and Democrats spent heavily for ads repeating it for voters.

Well, that's what happens when you have such a radically extreme position. "Too farking bad you got pregnant from a rape, you are having that baby." is pretty farking hard to spin into something positive.

Douchebag.
 
2013-02-18 12:32:21 PM  
I guess assuming people have short memories for politics IS a fair bet.

homelessdude: Richard Mourdock: "I'm going to find a way to have my voice heard,"
American Electorate: We heard you and our thoughtful and delicate reply would be something along the lines of STFU, or something equally considerate.


And I thought it was supposed to be the YOUNG generation that's super-entitled.
 
2013-02-18 12:33:18 PM  
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2013-02-18 12:33:41 PM  
Vanderburgh County GOP Chairman Wayne Parke said Mourdock's loss was heartbreaking, calling it "a five-second thing."

That statement took 5 seconds, the belief behind it has lasted his lifetime.
 
2013-02-18 12:34:12 PM  
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2013-02-18 12:34:22 PM  

GAT_00: many people have urged him to stay in politics-sure most of them are Democrats but still

Yes, 1.12 million Democrats in Indiana voted for Mourdock, and other 1.28 million voted for Donnelly.  Every other Republican didn't vote, despite Romney winning Indiana easily.


Hence, why Democrats would urge him to run again.
 
2013-02-18 12:36:59 PM  
FTFA: Some blamed what they called a hostile news media, repeating what Mourdock's campaign finance director Ashlee Walls wrote in an email to supporters in December.

Republicans really are literally incapable of thinking for themselves, aren't they?

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2013-02-18 12:38:33 PM  
Your application with the Guild has been turned down.

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2013-02-18 12:46:36 PM  
The rape comment was really just the nail in the coffin for this guy. I have a couple Republican friends that were swearing off voting for him even before it was made. Every time he opened his mouth he came off as an arrogant ahole.
 
2013-02-18 12:47:32 PM  

coeyagi: [angryblackladychronicles.com image 850x478]


Worst. Cereal. Ever.
 
2013-02-18 12:51:38 PM  
Wasn't he also the "compromise means agreeing with me" guy?

That shiat is gold in a primary, but doesn't translate well to the real world.
 
2013-02-18 12:51:56 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: The rape comment was really just the nail in the coffin for this guy. I have a couple Republican friends that were swearing off voting for him even before it was made. Every time he opened his mouth he came off as an arrogant ahole.


Republicans seem to think they deserve to be elected just because. It's not like they have anyplace else to go until there's an open time slot at Fox News, right?
 
2013-02-18 12:53:08 PM  
I see the persecution complex is still a mainstay of republicans explaining why the dumb things they say are not really the dumb things they say.
 
2013-02-18 12:54:28 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Wasn't he also the "compromise means agreeing with me" guy?

That shiat is gold in a primary, but doesn't translate well to the real world.


Yup.  More succinctly, he said his idea of compromise was the Democrats crossing over to the Republican side.  I think people are generally sick of partisan gridlock, and he wore that shiat like a badge of honor.
 
2013-02-18 12:58:25 PM  
FTFA:
"I'm going to find a way to have my voice heard," he said.

Your voice has been heard.  Heard and found wanting.

/I said "good day".
 
2013-02-18 12:59:12 PM  

Zerochance: he said his idea of compromise was the Democrats crossing over to the Republican side.


Geez, just like my ex-wife.  Her idea of compromise was for me to simply raise the idea of disagreeing with her (but not in any tone of voice that upset her, which was impossible) and then do what she wanted.
 
2013-02-18 01:09:09 PM  
He could still win something or another that's limited to a smaller conservative district.  Statewide no way.
 
2013-02-18 01:13:04 PM  
Mourdock should be encouraged to screw up the Republican primaries at every opportunity.
 
2013-02-18 01:14:07 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: The rape comment was really just the nail in the coffin for this guy. I have a couple Republican friends that were swearing off voting for him even before it was made. Every time he opened his mouth he came off as an arrogant ahole.


Yet if it hadn't been for that comment, he probably would have won.  Nate Silver had him polling consistently a few points ahead of Donnelly prior to the last debate with a fairly high probability of winning.

Even after the rape comment, he only lost 50-44, with a libertarian taking the extra 6%.  It wasn't quite the 54-39 drubbing that Akin received, for instance.  I'm pretty sure he'd have won if he hadn't opened his mouth and said what he thought.
 
2013-02-18 01:19:59 PM  
One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............

s20.postimage.org
 
2013-02-18 01:35:15 PM  

homelessdude: One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............
s20.postimage.org


B'rer Rabbit, is that you?
 
2013-02-18 01:41:50 PM  

homelessdude: One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............

[s20.postimage.org image 480x409]


You should really change that to "wet dream".
 
2013-02-18 01:53:59 PM  

homelessdude: One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............

[s20.postimage.org image 480x409]


Let's hope they get that rolling before she hits medopause.  (Can I haz black love child on campaign pleaze?)
 
2013-02-18 02:01:20 PM  

homelessdude: One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............

[s20.postimage.org image 480x409]


That would lead to some awesome parody porn.

Scene 3
"Sarah, having me on the ticket isn't enough to get enough black people voting for you to win.  We have to try something more."
"What do you have in mind, Allen?"
"Well, sleeping with one black man (Allen in scene 1) wasn't enough.  You're going to have to start sleeping with all of them."
"Well, doncha know I was thinking of that too.  Bring the first twenty in and we'll get started like frogs on a log."
 
2013-02-18 02:22:56 PM  
We'll continue shutting that whole thing down no matter how many times you run, Dick. Don't you worry.
 
2013-02-18 03:19:46 PM  
This one always makes me laugh:

A GOP Strategist Suggests New Talking Points
 
2013-02-18 03:28:54 PM  

jayhawk88: homelessdude: One can only hope for the tsunamis of comedy gold this ticket would bring.............

[s20.postimage.org image 480x409]

You should really change that to "wet dream".


heh heh...good thought, but i will leave it as is. That graphic makes the regular rounds on teapartycommunity[dot]com.

It is kinda juicy enough just as it is anyway.
 
2013-02-18 03:58:31 PM  

theknuckler_33: Well, that's what happens when you have such a radically extreme position. "Too farking bad you got pregnant from a rape, you are having that baby." is pretty farking hard to spin into something positive.


It makes perfect sense if one actually believes that abortion is murder, and that rape is a lesser crime than murder.

But even amongst people who believe abortion is murder, it's rare to fully decompartmentalize that belief, and so Mourdock's remains an extreme and unpopular position.
 
2013-02-18 04:47:40 PM  
Mourdock is something I'd name a homonculus who failed me for the last time.
 
2013-02-18 06:00:04 PM  

CygnusDarius: coeyagi: [angryblackladychronicles.com image 850x478]

Worst. Cereal. Ever.


But it comes in 40 lb boxes!
 
2013-02-18 07:27:13 PM  

GAT_00: many people have urged him to stay in politics-sure most of them are Democrats but still

Yes, 1.12 million Democrats in Indiana voted for Mourdock, and other 1.28 million voted for Donnelly.  Every other Republican didn't vote, despite Romney winning Indiana easily.


Do you really have to be such a defensive twit that you can't even get jokes?
 
2013-02-18 09:39:25 PM  
I hate when i forget my euphemisms and start saying exactly how i feel. Oh wait, i don't, i'm liberal. My views aren't embarrassing.
 
2013-02-19 04:41:57 AM  

Gaseous Anomaly: theknuckler_33: Well, that's what happens when you have such a radically extreme position. "Too farking bad you got pregnant from a rape, you are having that baby." is pretty farking hard to spin into something positive.

It makes perfect sense if one actually believes that abortion is murder, and that rape is a lesser crime than murder.

But even amongst people who believe abortion is murder, it's rare to fully decompartmentalize that belief, and so Mourdock's remains an extreme and unpopular position.


If people actually believed that abortion was murder (particularly those that consider things like the pill counting as abortions, or sometimes abortions) then it is hard to see how there wouldn't effectively be a civil war going on between the pro/anti sides - if you really thought hundreds of thousands of children were being murdered every year could you just vote Republican every four years so they can defund PP and add a few laws here and there that make getting an abortion more hassle/embarassing/dangerous/violationy (is that a word?).

The other problem is the discoveries during the IVF development process - more than half of all fertilized eggs naturally do not implant in the womb and are thus flushed down the toilet or whatever. If you believe life beings at conception and the clump of cells is a full human being with its own rights then how do you even deal with that - effectively 4-6 million "babies" "die" in a sewer every year, and (almost*) nothing is being done to help them despite the fact we have known about this for decades.

*There are some scientific investigations as part of fertility treatments to help women who have more than a natural resistance to fertilized eggs implanting in the womb, but surely if you think a fertilized eggs is a living human being with a soul you should be funding/helping research into this issue and campaigning to make all women trying to get pregnant to use the "pro-implanting" treatment once it is developed/safe
 
2013-02-19 07:20:09 AM  
Someone should form a rape club and gather all the Republican women and anti abortionist so they can enjoy the fruits of God 24/7 until they give birth.  After which they would resume enjoying the fruits of God again and again until they can't birth any more rape babies.  Sounds like that's what they want anyway.
 
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