Mitt Courts Women By Supporting “God Intends Rape” Candidate


Mitt Romney endorses Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock who said on Tuesday that a child born of rape is “something that God intended to happen.”

Mitt Romney endorses Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock who said on Tuesday that a child born of rape is “something that God intended to happen.”

Cincinnati—Making a campaign stop at the First Watch Cafe in Cincinnati, Ohio, Mitt Romney ignored questions regarding his support of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. “Can’t I just enjoy a cup of coffee without being hounded about trivial issues?” he said testily.

At issue is a statement Mourdock made during his debate on Tuesday night against Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God,” he said. “And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.

While the remark—suggesting that God created rape and saw afterwards that, like light, it was good—shocked Democrats and other civilized Americans, it was greeted as business as usual by the GOP. “The Republican Party is a big tent,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “We’ve made room for people of all points of view.”

Mitt Romney agreed. “Richard Mourdock said that if a woman becomes pregnant as the result of a rape, the child should be considered a gift of God,” he said. “Personally I think that could have been stated more elegantly.” Romney went on to say that he still supported Mourdock whole-heartedly and would not ask the Senate candidate to pull the ad he cut on his behalf. “The important thing,” Romney said, “is for America’s women to understand they have no better friend than Mitt Romney.”

Romney was then asked if there was anything that Mourdock could say that would cause him to withdraw his support. “If he suddenly favored letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthiest 1% of Americans,” he said, “that would be a deal-breaker for me.”

In other news, God, eschewing His own commandment to never take sides in a presidential campaign, officially endorsed Barack Obama for president. “Frankly, it was a no-brainer,” said the Almighty on The Rachel Maddow Show. “Mitt Romney is a major asshole.”

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2 Responses to “Mitt Courts Women By Supporting “God Intends Rape” Candidate”

  1. underwriter Says:

    “Democrats and other civilized Americans” – perfect!

  2. danbbrown Says:

    Well, I wanted to be fair. I’m confident there are still many non-Democrats in this country who are civilized. They just need to come out of hiding and speak up.

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