Mourdock, Rape, & why the GOP have now officially lost this race
Apparently, Richard Mourdack has never heard the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”. Or maybe it just didn’t cross his mind that the words coming out of his mouth were inflammatory for a number of reasons and his brain said “the press can deal with it later”.
Mourdock, there are just some things that should not be spoke aloud, even if you’ve been asked a direct question. There’s such a thing as deflecting it. Or, as the GOP so often do, just not give a direct answer. In this case, he should have gone with the former. Some things sound good in your head, and then they come out your mouth and you realize “Oh shit, that sounds dumb. I can’t believe I just said that”.
Not only did Mourdock stand by his comment on “God’s will”, but he defended himself and said that he didn’t think rape was preordained by God and “that’s not even close to what I said”. No, that’s exactly what you said. Do we need to replay the sound bite for you again, or have you suddenly come down with Romnesia? Because there is quite literally no other translation from that.
And as if to put the icing on the cake, not only is he part of the GOP, but he is backing Romney, and Romney is publicly backing him…in ads!!! It’s just a free fall from here for the GOP and women. I wouldn’t be surprised if every Republican woman decided to quit the party today (though I wouldn’t be surprised if certain ones backed this comment up either)
If anything, the real question to be asked here is why does abortion keep coming up in debates? Yes, it’s important to us women to be able to make our own decisions with our bodies, but really, at this point, it’d be better off being generalized into women’s health period, because we’ve got a lot going on, and that’s just one thing we still haven’t got full control over. At this point, moderators are baiting for situations like this come up.