President Obama on Leno Tonight: 'Rape Is Rape. It Is a Crime.'

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When Leno asked President Obama what he thought about Indiana's GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's statement, "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."

Obama came correct, and no nonsense. He said, "I don't know how these guys come up with these ideas... Rape is rape. It is a crime. And so, these various distinctions about rape don't make too much sense to me, don't make any sense to me."

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He goes on to say, "This is exactly why you don't want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women's health care decisions."

YES, thank you. That is my president. And yeah, it's really sad that this is something that even needs to be said, but it's where we are as a country, and so it needs to said often and loudly.

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Unsurprisingly, Romney is still supporting Mourdock, which I think tells you more about Romney than it does about that idiot. Actually, it tells you everything you need to know about the whole disgusting shebang.

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President Obama certainly didn't look like a guy on the ropes tonight. He was totally amazing. This definitely wasn't Denver Obama.It was great to hear someone finally stand up for a woman's right to choose. He got the most applause for that statement as well.

Unfortunately, I live in a red state, so my Obama vote will be meaningless. Fortunately,

I live in Indiana where my Donelly vote may help Obama by keeping Mourdock out of the Senate. (Not that Donelly is any help in the woman's right to choose area, as he is avidly pro-life as well. He just has to good sense not to keep his opinions to himself.)