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  •  very slightly on this issue, but he (9+ / 0-)

    is better on some economic issues.  Donnelly is a conservadem, but better than an right wong exttremist overall.

    I'm glad Barack Obama is our President.

    by TomP on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:28:20 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, totally agree (1+ / 0-)
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      But we're going after one guy b/c of what he said and our guy passed legislation prohibiting abortion services for victims of incest and statutory rape - a good number of them are minors.  It seems if we're really concerned about abortion rights, we should be going after Donnelly.  If we're just going after Murdoch b/c he's a republican, well then are outrage is fake.

      •  In this case the outrage is pretty fake (1+ / 0-)
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        Initially I was outraged at Mourdock, because I didn't know who he was running against.

        Now I'm just outraged.

        •  also (1+ / 0-)
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          Donnelly co-sponsored HR-3 that defined "forcible rape"

          Donnelly’s pro-life record certainly has drawn criticism from many of the groups that criticize Akin. NARAL’s website lists the Democratic congressman as “anti-choice” (NARAL gives him a score of 20 out of 100 on its 2011 congressional scorecard) and notes his votes to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood as well as for a bill criticized for making it legal for hospitals to refuse to perform emergency abortions, even if the mother’s life was at stake.
      •  At least he knows that rape is rape (1+ / 0-)
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        From the NY Times Caucus blog:

        Republicans noted that Mr. Donnelly, an Irish Catholic whose base is in South Bend, the home to University of Notre Dame, co-sponsored controversial legislation in 2011 that would have changed the federal ban on abortion funding to exempt conceptions from “forcible” rape, not just rape. The Mourdock campaign said this backing showed Mr. Donnelly believes pregnancies from statutory rape or incest should have to be carried to term.

        Mr. Donnelly had said, earlier this year, that he was not aware that Republican authors of the bill had added the “forcible” language and was glad when an outcry forced them to remove it.

        2012 GOP Platform: "I've Got Mine, Jack."

        by Yankee Patriot on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 11:53:37 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, not a whole lot better but taking .. (0+ / 0-)

      ..a senate seat from the GOP in Indiana which is a long shot would be a major accomplishment for keeping the senate further away from Mitch McConnell's control.

      .. Mourdock’s position on rape exceptions is different from Donnelly's , who supports exceptions for rape and incest victims.

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