“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:
Mitt's man Mourdock apes Akin in Indiana debate, reflecting a GOP that is way out of mainstream.http://t.co/aobw8f0K
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 24, 2012
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
— Anne-Jay (@Miamiborn) October 24, 2012
— Matt Canter (@mattcanter) 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
GOP Senate candidate goes the Full Akin: says Rape Pregnancy is Will of God http://t.co/IDFyi12E
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) 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:
Pro-rape Republican scumbag Richard Mourdock website: http://t.co/GWKyW1zb
— Katterfelto (@NecromanticCat) October 24, 2012
GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock may be anti-abortion but according to him, God is pro-rape: http://t.co/28U1hsWr
— Paul Bae (@MrPaulBae) October 24, 2012
— Matt' Johnson, AICP (@Tracktwentynine) October 24, 2012
Naturally, Democrats wasted no time tying Mourdock’s so-called “pro-rape” comments to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney:
Romney endorses Mourdock in new ad: http://t.co/bm5Cx7aw .. because deep in his heart Mitt agrees that "rape is something God intended"
— UV (@UltraVerified) October 24, 2012
Last Sat. Romney encouraged voters to support Mourdock, Republican candidate who says God intended pregnancy from rape http://t.co/ilb86INi
— Carole Myers (@CaroleMyers) October 24, 2012
— Jackie Murphy (@jmurph488) October 24, 2012
Mitt Romney must wish he never said this about Richard Mourdock: http://t.co/25um4M9M
— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) 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.
Kill yourself Richard Mourdock. #LRT
— bbgal (@s_fagz) October 24, 2012
Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin should both die via gentalia mutilation. Slowly.
— Jared Thorne (@planetjared) 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?
— Audrey (@Audnumber) October 24, 2012
Decent Twitter users defended Mourdock and his principled stance:
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) October 24, 2012
Before you throw @RichardMourdock under the bus, remember this: Joe Donnelly is a leftist hack masquerading as a conservative. Vote Mourdock
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) October 24, 2012
— Passive Ingenuity (@ShaneWright22) October 24, 2012
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
Media desperately wants Mourdock to be Akin. Not gonna happen. #EyesOnThePrize
— Seth (@dcseth) October 24, 2012
— Glen Asbury (@glenasbury) 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?
Mourdock's opponent, Democrat Joe Donnelly, was a co-sponsor with Akin of bill with "forcible rape" language. http://t.co/2jMZv7B4
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) October 24, 2012
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