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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks at his Illinois primary night rally in Schaumburg, Illinois, March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES &nbsp;- Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
It's about to get awkward for Mitt again.
Here we go again:
Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday that "even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen." [...]

"The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother," Mourdock said. "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen."

Yes. That's right. It's time to add a new kind of rape to the list: Gift-from-God rape. Seems like only a week ago we were adding "emergency rape" to the list.

Ah, the Republican Party. And, of course, the party's boldest would-be leader, Mitt Romney, who is willing to call China names and will therefore use the strongest language possible to condemn such insulting, inexcusable and wrong language. Or not:

"Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views," said spokeswoman Andrea Saul.
Wow. He disagrees. That's bold! And ... strangely familiar:
"Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson, told The Huffington Post.
That Mitt. He sure does find these things disagreeable, doesn't he? Although, if the public outcry of disgust at this latest in a long line of Republicans to say something despicable and yet perfectly representative of the Republican Party's beliefs about rape, Romney just might manage to muster even more disagreement.

A day after merely disagreeing with Akin, Romney realized he was even more offended than he'd thought he was the day before:

“Congressman’s Akin comments on rape are insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong,” Romney said. “Like millions of other Americans, we found them to be offensive.” [...]

“I have an entirely different view,” Romney said. “What he said is entirely without merit and he should correct it.”

Don't be surprised if tomorrow, after he's had a chance to sleep on it, he decides Mourdock's comments were downright insulting, inexcusable and wrong too.

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Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM PDT.

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