During an appearance on “The Tonight Show” taped Wednesday evening, President Obama slammed Richard Mourdock over the Republican Senate candidate’s controversial comments about pregnancies resulting from rape.
Asked by host Jay Leno about Mourdock’s comments, in which the Indiana state treasurer said during a debate Tuesday evening that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen,” the president said “rape is rape.”
“I don’t know how [they] come up with these ideas … rape is rape. It is a crime,” the president said. “These various distinctions about rape … don’t make any sense to me.”
Mourdock, an evangelical Christian, says abortion should only be legal when necessary to prevent the death of the mother. He argues it should be illegal in cases of rape and incest. Many who share his faith believe God chooses when conception occurs and that abortion is equivalent to murder.
In a press conference Wednesday, Mourdock accused Democrats of twisting the meaning of his comments.
“I would be less than faithful to my faith if I said anything other than ‘Life is precious.’ I think it is a gift from God. I don’t think God would ever want anyone harmed, sexually abused or raped. I think it’s wrong when someone wants to take what I said and twist it,” Mourdock said.
There is no one in their right mind, and who is not blinded by naked political bigotry and desperation, who can watch the video of Mourdock’s debate comments and/or read the quote itself and conclude he “supports rape” and/or thinks there are “various distinctions about rape.” Anyone who suggests that’s what Mourdock said is DELIBERATELY lying and shamelessly pandering to a key voting bloc by way of vicious character assassination using “facts” that have no basis in reality. NO ONE SUPPORTS RAPE, and NO ONE thinks rape is NOT A CRIME. Also, it’s INSULTING to women across America for him to think he can just say these things and women will automatically fall for it. Well, some will – but many more will NOT. I’m personally fed up with this bull sh*t!
And he said all this not in front of a WH press corps that is eager to talk to him, that might actually question him on his comments, but on a friendly-to-liberals late night show like Leno’s.
This is absolutely contemptible and unbefitting of the office of the Presidency. Shame on you, Mr. President. Shame on you.