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10 Worst Political Quotes of 2012

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9. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

–Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock

In any other year, this would be in the top five for sure, and perhaps right at the top. In 2012, it isn’t even the worst quote about rape. Still, Richard Mourdock’s statement deserves note, for it is a remarkably concise statement of the pro–forced birth position. If God gives you rape, well, make rapeade.

Essentially, Mourdock’s argument was that God, in His infinite goodness, would allow a woman to get pregnant during rape because hey, nothing says “I love you” like forcing a pregnancy upon one of your creations. If this seems like kind of an awful thing for God to do, that’s because you actually recognize that women are intelligent creatures capable of feeling pain and sorrow. This sets you apart from Mourdock.

As for God, He hasn’t commented, at least not officially. But given that Indiana reacted to Mourdock’s statement by electing his opponent, perhaps God had something to say after all. At the very least, women did.

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5:28PM PDT on Aug 17, 2013

Lolz politics.

1:16PM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

some of these were just so ignorant it was almost painful

12:10PM PST on Jan 9, 2013

Hey everybody. Just wanted to know why we're all arguing? Believe it or not some of us like to read these comments for an actual response to the argument, but arguments in the comments section make that difficult for us to do. If you disagree with someone, think inside your head "wow. I completely disagree and this person may well be a total idiot." If you agree, send them a star. If that doesn't suffice, tell a family member what you're thinking, or at very most shoot that person a message telling them what you think of them. But the rest of us innocent internet folks do not wish to be caught in your crossfire. We're all adults here (except me, I'm only 18) so please act like it. Please and thank you --Imani

5:42PM PST on Jan 7, 2013

As usual rhetoric, 0 substance, debate your insanity any day Toby.

12:23AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

Kevin, David reminds me of a Sheriff we used to have who would dispense justice with his fist. In fact he beat a man to death in the jail and got away with it. To many in my R community that act just saved a trial. Shortly after that it was discovered that a two or three year streak of burglarlies was actually our entire police force who had the same mindset...to take what they wanted... from anyone (except their friends).

Those are the good old days to David... prior to all those socialists that want fair trials and the like. I believe he really thinks we must return to those days, by any means necessary.

10:22PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Yes David, and there was a time where your posts made sense and were worthy of a detailed response. Unfortunately that time appears to have passed.

8:01PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

David F., I can't help myself; I simply must say this. How many times does Kevin B. have to explain things to you? After a while, it just gets old and obviously, it's not sinking in anyway.

5:49PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Kevin, there was a time when you would explain why I’m wrong, not just say I’m wrong.

3:20PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Where did politicians go to school? And what planet do they live on? Because it's obvious that they are not "one of us."

3:04PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

David F.- You lost the November presidential elections and all of your posturing and outrgeous nonsensical pontificating and blustering does not change that simple fact (oh and watch it with the nasty mouth when you talk to Pam).

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