Richard Mourdock’s rape comments are outrageous and demeaning to women, and Romney should immediately denounce them. j.mp/VnpjXI—
D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) October 24, 2012
“The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
— Richard Mourdock, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Indiana
Mourdock’s remarks, made during a debate in Indiana Tuesday evening, have liberal Democrats and their friends in the MSM in full-blown freak-out mode tonight:
Women take note: Romney/Ryan & Mourdock aim to put you down and keep you down. They are as violent in their oppression of you as the rapist.—
James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) October 24, 2012
BREAKING: In a statement from some cave in Pakistan, the Taliban endorsed Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock for US senate.—
Big Bird (@BlGBlRD) October 24, 2012
Richard Mourdock is leading all polls of rapists who'd like to pick out their own baby mamas.—
John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) October 24, 2012
Watch the video. Read the transcript. Mourdock simply said life is a gift from God, and he believes this to be true even in cases where life results from “that horrible situation of rape.”
What is objectionable about that? Nothing at all.
Unless, that is, you are a liberal who wants to make it seem as though Mourdock supports rape:
Naturally, Democrats wasted no time tying Mourdock’s so-called “pro-rape” comments to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney:
It's probably important to note that Romney endorsed Richard "Rape: a Gift from God" Mourdock for the U.S. Senate.—
JMK (@MonoclesAreUs) October 24, 2012
It gets worse. Some deranged Twitter users are urging Mourdock to commit suicide. Or are calling for him to be tortured, shot, or killed.
Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin should both die via gentalia mutilation. Slowly.—
Jared Thorne (@planetjared) October 24, 2012
omfg Richard Mourdock die die die die die die die.—
ℒα∂у ℒ (@Lainiecake) October 24, 2012
These people are desperate and disgusting. Richard Mourdock sticks up for babies born to rape victims, and he is viciously attacked.
And they think we need counseling?
Decent Twitter users defended Mourdock and his principled stance:
Mourdock's obvious point was that God can create something beautiful out of something tragic and awful. Which is absolutely true.—
Nick Jacob (@nicktjacob) October 24, 2012
I have no issue w/ Richard Mourdock stand on abortion and rape & find the Left's zeal to kill every baby they possibly can to be disgusting.—
John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) October 24, 2012
Wow. Seeing left-wing shills sensationalizing Mourdock's comment tonight and equating it with Akin's. Fundamentally different. Disgusting.—
Luke Londo (@llondo) October 24, 2012
only people who subscribe to obama's "punished w/ a baby" philosophy would be outraged at mourdock's heartfelt comments…—
Ryan (@alwaysonoffense) October 24, 2012
I refuse to defend what Akin said. I'll always defend what Mourdock said. They're not even similar statements.—
David Freddoso (@freddoso) October 24, 2012
And what’s this?
That, of course, doesn’t support the liberals’ narrative. So don’t expect it to get much attention.
GOP nominee Mitt Romney did not pull his endorsement of Mourdock, but distanced himself from the Indiana candidate’s remarks.
Romney campaign statement on Mourdock: "Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views."—
Justin Lear (@CNNJustin) October 24, 2012