Skip to comments.NH Sen. Ayotte cancels event with IN's Mourdock (RINO helps turn Mourdock quote into a larger story)
Posted on 10/24/2012 11:35:52 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has cancelled her plan to campaign with Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."
Mourdock said on Wednesday said he abhors rape and meant only that God creates life.
But Ayotte's spokesman, Jeff Grappone, said that the senator disagrees with Mourdock's comments, which do not represent her views. Ayotte was scheduled to campaign with Mourdock on Wednesday, but canceled her trip and is in New Hampshire instead.
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Another ‘dumb and scared’ GOP politician, who doesn’t stand up for her side against the evil forces that want to destroy this country.
Well...she’s been hangin’ with Graham and McCain...I knew Sarah was making a bad call with this one...
Was going to make the same comment - Rush's program is on many stations who use ABC radio news feeds so heard it a couple of times there already.
Mourdock mentioned G-d...that made Ayotte a tad uncomfortable; since she represents the ‘least religious state in the union’.
Mourdock did that all by himself this time, and very likely gave away a longstanding GOP Senate seat as well.
The more the Mourdock statement on rape is out in the media gang better it will be for the GOP as his words fortify the GOP’’s Pro Life stance.
Kelly Ayotte is no RINO. I have met her personally on several occasions. She is and has long been a solid conservative, both as New Hampshire state attorney general and as our junior Senator. Her American Conservative Union rating is 95%.
Maybe God “allowed”, but theologically, I would not go so far as “intended”. But God has a pretty good track record of turning unfortunate circumstances into great blessings. I do believe that Jesus has at least one, maybe two, prostitutes in his geneology. But Mourdock is correct that life is a gift and blessing of God . . . even one that is the consequences of rape. This is NOT a soundbite issue.
STUPID STUPID KELLY!!!!!
But why is that even with the public knowledge that the Media is our enemy, and that the Democrats are all-in on the GOP “War on Women” line, that we keep nominating absolute morons who walk right into the trap and give the Democrats and the media EXACTLY EVERYTHING they need right at the worst possible time, over and over again.
Do we need to start a different vetting process as Conservatives? Because it seems like we are nominating a lot of Faithful Christian, solid Conservatives who have a tendency to say really, really, really, really stupid things at the absolute worst possible times.
We might lose as many as three Senate seats in red states in an an election where the GOP wins the White House, mostly because of Conservative candidates with an epidemic of foot-in-mouth syndrome.
Did somebody think she was?
You can find her personal claims ~ when she "talks the talk" at http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/29/12482114-ayotte-stands-in-for-romney-at-pro-life-conference?lite
Unfortunately she is unwilling to "walk the walk" ~ just another RINO.
Another non-starter by the Dems and their pom pom flashing press. Murdock will take Indiana.
Even the Democrat in the Indiana race is more RTL than Ayotte.
What idiot invited her to speak in the first place?
If you read his full statement, instead of the deliberately misleading headlines in the leftwing press, it makes perfect sense.
The basic Christian view is that although the body of a new baby comes from the mother and father, the soul is created by God.
Maybe he’d have done better to have said that even a child of rape is an innocent human being, who does not deserve to be killed for the sins of his rapist father. But what he said was perfectly fine—except that it allowed the liars in the press to distort it.
Not me. (Thanks and a 'hat tip' to Bil Keane.)
Then somebody better start a near blood purge of the ACU committee that picks the issues for determining one’s non-RINO-ness. Ayotte doesn’t hack it. Not that she’s not RTL, it’s that she’s lied about it and used it to raise funds, then when she’s called ................... nope, not RTL at all! Not even a Social Con.
Isn’t the GOP supposed to be the party of personal responsibility? Mourdock said something he knew with 100% certainty would reflect badly on him and hurt other members of the party. After what happened with Aking a little a couple months ago, it’s not possible Mourdock did this by accident. The question is: what is his motive? I don’t feel sorry for him a bit. He deliberately hurt himself and his party. I have no idea why.
The RINO’s are always eager to help Democrats and the leftist media.
That is a damn good question...wonder if we will get an answer?
Doesn’t Ayotte realize that by NOT canceling, and ATTENDING the event, as a GOP woman, that she could have helped make this go away, and help here win the Senate majority?
The proper questions are: what is the moral thing for the person so affected to do about it, what role should government in a free society have in influencing or limiting that decision, and under which circumstances may the state exercise such power? These are not easy questions, nor are there easy answers - no matter how passionately we may feel about the subject.
Ayotte is a strong conservative, Murdock is the idiot who shot himself in the foot and caused a headache for the Republican party with less than 2 weeks to go.
sad if that is the best the Northeast can do in a Gop way.. Brown is bad enough to stomach.
Good questions and beyond Mourdock's tin ear for being drawn into his response. Yes, his statement was twisted. Yes, the media is hostile. All of this should have been known and anticipated in advance. The playing field isn't level and Republican candidates have to think before they reply. Also, the troubling questions you allude to above, such as does the state lock up and restrain a mother who intends to abort a baby conceived in rape? Does the state charge a mother who aborts under these circumstances with murder? Each question and answer raises new challenges and the power of the state.
Kelly has an exception ~ she is not RTL. Sorry ~ them’s the rules.
Scott is pro abortion anyway. You would expect no less of him. His connection to the Republican party is simply that he’s not a Democrat.
You will need to become more critical in your selection of heroic Conservatives in the future and make sure to reject the imitations.
Indiana is filled to the gunnals with Calvinists of all sorts!
They have their arguments for why God permits or does what He does ~