More GOP Shenanigans
Last August, Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin of Missouri made headlines when he said that pregnancies resulting from “legitimate rapes” were rare because women’s bodies had the ability to “shut that whole thing down.” The backlash he experienced shortly thereafter has eased off a bit, but now Akin’s chances in the upcoming election are not as good as they were prior to this ridiculous claim.
Now it appears that another GOP candidate is joining the “how big of a jackass am I” campaign that Akin began this summer.
“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God,” Mourdock said during a debate with his opponent, Democrat Joe Donnelly. “And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Believe it or not, but this is a candidate that presidential hopeful Mitt Romney endorsed in a campaign ad that continues to run in the state. And despite advice from his team to distance himself from Mourdock, Romney has yet to comment on this new embarrassment.
Judging from the latest polls, none of which I put much stock in, Romney is either tied with or leading President Obama. But if his GOP colleagues continue to make ignorant and offensive statements, I am sure it will seriously hurt his chances of becoming the next Commander-in-Chief.
And for that, I could not be happier. Keep those comments coming, GOP peeps!
Posted on October 24, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, current-events, God, health, Mitt Romney, news, perspectives, politics, Pregnancy, Rape, religion. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.