Richard Mourdock's Rape Comment

  • Aired:  10/24/12
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Richard Mourdock's rape remark upsets voters and possibly God, so Stephen enlightens his fellow conservatives on rape's approval rating. (4:24)

>> STEPHEN: THAT'S SO MUCH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WELCOME BACK.

THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES MAY BE

OVER, BUT I STILL NEED MY FIX.

SO I WAS GLUED TO LAST NIGHT'S

INDIANA SENATE DEBATE BETWEEN

PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT JOE DONNELLY

AND EVEN PRO-ER LIFER REPUBLICAN

RICHARD MOOOOUUUUURDOCK.

[LIGHTNING]

SORRY, NOT SURE WHY, BUT THAT

HAPPENS SOMETIMES WHEN I SAY

MOOOOUUUURDOCK.

[LIGHTNING]

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW IN THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT,

ONE MOMENT KINDA STUCK OUT.

HERE'S MOURDOCK WHEN QUESTIONED

ON ABORTION.

>> I STRUGGLED WITH MYSELF FOR A

LONG TIME BUT I CAME TO REALIZE

LIFE IS THAT GIFT FROM GOD, EVEN

WHEN LIFE BEGINS IN THAT

HORRIBLE SITUATION OF RAPE, IT

IS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDED

TO HAPPEN.

[AUDIENCE REACTS]

>> STEPHEN: OKAY, LET ME JUST

UPDATE THE "DAYS WITHOUT A GOP

RAPE MENTION" BOARD.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

[ LAUGHTER ]

NOW MOURDOCK'S COMMENTS UPSET

MANY HOOSIERS AND ALSO POSSIBLY

GOD.

IT REALLY MAKES HIM LOOK LIKE A

TERRIBLE GIFT GIVER.

I WILL SAY, GOD, NEXT TIME

YOU'RE STUMPED WITH PICKING OUT

A GOOD GIFT FOR THE LADIES, JUST

GO WITH AN EDIBLE ARRANGEMENT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

AND MOURDOCK IS NOT THE FIRST

MEMBER OF THE GOP TO DROP THE R

WORD.

FIRST, WE HAD MISSOURI SENATE

CANDIDATE TODD AKIN WHO SAID

"LEGITIMATE" RAPE VICTIMS

COULDN'T GET PREGNANT BECAUSE

THE FEMALE BODY HAS WAYS OF

SHUTTING THAT WHOLE THING DOWN.

THEN THERE WAS IOWA

REPRESENTATIVE AND ANGRY DINNER

ROLL STEVE KING WHO SAID HE'S

NEVER HEARD OF A GIRL GETTING

PREGNANT FROM STATUTORY RAPE.

PENNSYLVANIA SENATE CANDIDATE

TOM SMITH EQUATED RAPE WITH OUT

OF WEDLOCK PREGNANCY.

AND WISCONSIN STATE

REPRESENTATIVE ROGER RIVARD WHO

OFFERED THE SAGE ADVICE THAT

SOME GIRLS, THEY RAPE SO EASY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHAT CAN YOU SAY?

SOME POLITICAL CAREERS, THEY END

SO QUICKLY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[ LAUGHTER ]

AND NOW THERE'S MOURDOCK.

TOGETHER I LIKE TO CALL THESE

GUYS "TEAM RAPE" WHICH THEY

PROBABLY WOULDN'T APPRECIATE,

BUT COME ON -- THEY'RE KIND OF

ASKING FOR IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW WE'VE GOT AN IMPORTANT

ELECTION COMING UP, SO I JUST

WANT TO ADDRESS MY FELLOW

CONSERVATIVES WHO ARE RUNNING

FOR OFFICE.

FELLAS, YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE OF

THIS, BUT IN 1920 WOMEN GOT THE

RIGHT TO VOTE, AND SINCE THEN,

AMONG LIKELY VOTERS RAPE'S

APPROVAL RATING HAS PLUMMETED.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE

VICE ON HOW TO HANDLE YOURSELF

IF THE MIDDLE OF THE DEBATE

DEBATE OR WHILE CASUALLY TALKING

TO REPORTERS, YOU FEEL YOURSELF

ABOUT TO SHARE YOUR VIEWS ON

RAPE, I WANT YOU-- AND THIS IS

IMPORTANT, SO GO GRAB A

PENCIL-- IF YOU'RE ABOUT TO TALK

ABOUT RAPE, I WANT YOU TO STAB

YOURSELF IN THE EYE WITH YOUR

PENCIL.

[ LAUGHTER ]

OKAY?

REALLY JAM IT IN THERE.

WORK IT AROUND BACK AND FORTH UP

IN YOUR SKULL CAVITY, OKAY?

SEE IF YOU CAN SEVER THE PORTION

OF YOUR BRAIN THAT STORES THE

WORD RAPE.

AND DON'T STOP UNTIL YOUR URGE

TO APPEAL TO VOTERS BY TALKING

ABOUT RAPE HAS PASSED.

SADLY, IT'S TOO LATE FOR RICHARD

MOURDOCK.

THESE COMMENTS HAVE LEFT HIS

CAMPAIGN IN SHAMBLES.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT?

DON'T SHED A TEAR, FOLKS.

I'VE COME TO REALIZE THAT THIS

IS SOMETHING THAT GOD INTENDED

TO HAPPEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]