via Michelle Malkin by Michelle Malkin on 10/24/12
These word-warping Democrats and lying liberal War on Women manufacturers make me sick.
Especially looking at you, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock defended life last night in his Indiana Senate debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly. Watch the whole statement:
What he said: "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."
For the comprehension-challenged, Mourdock repeated again after the debate: "God creates life, and that was my point. 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."
Wasserman Schultz and her #LADYPARTS gal pals immediately tried to Akin-ize Mourdock and turn his comments into an endorsement of rape.
Never mind that pro-life Democrat Donnelly was an original co-sponsor of one of Akin's abortion funding ban bills:
Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly and Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence twice sponsored legislation that would separate out 'forcible rape' when it comes to federal funding of abortions." (Tom LoBianco, "No running from social issues in election battles," The Associated Press, 8/26/12)Mourdock made a statement of faith.
"Donnelly, Pence And Akin Joined 224 Other House Lawmakers, Most Of Them Republicans, On A Bill Last Year That Would Have Cut Off Federal Aid For Abortion-Related Services For Statutory Rape And Incest. The bill established a separate category for 'forcible rape' and allowed the services to continue for those. Following a massive outcry, lawmakers backtracked and restored the original language that did not differentiate among the types of rape." (Tom LoBianco, "Indiana pols distance themselves from Akin comment," The Associated Press, 8/21/12)
"'Joe Is Pro-Life And Supports Legislation To Ensure That No Federal Dollars Go Toward Funding Abortion-Related Services. That Was The Original Intention Of The Bill, Not To Redefine Rape,' Said Donnelly Spokeswoman Elizabeth Shappell." (Tom LoBianco, "Indiana pols distance themselves from Akin comment," The Associated Press, 8/21/12)
"In 2011, Donnelly said he was not initially aware the measure could have limited the eligibility of some rape victims for abortion coverage – and once that issue was raised, he was glad to see it amended. 'Rape is a violent and despicable act in every circumstance. It is my firm belief that our laws should always reflect that fact,' he said then. His campaign's spokeswoman, Elizabeth Shappell, said Donnelly's position has not changed. 'Joe is pro-life and supports legislation to ensure that no federal dollars go toward funding abortion-related services,' she said. 'That was the original intention of the bill, not to redefine rape. As he said at the time, he would have voted against this bill if it had not been amended to remove the word "forcible."' (Eric Bradner, "State candidates steer clear of Akin," Evansville Courier Press, 8/22/12)
Akin made a Magical Uterus mess and blamed everyone but himself.
Indiana voters are smart enough to see the difference. Too bad the establishment GOP types cutting and running from Mourdock don't have the guts to stand up to the lying liars. But then, the establishment was never with Mourdock.
Good thing the election is not up to them.
Stand tall, Richard.