Republicans did a good deal of political “throat cutting” (their own throats) during the campaign months leading up to the presidential election.
Some of that was in the defense of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock.
As soon as the now famous abortion related comments came out of their mouths, they should have been categorically disowned by the party. But a few high profile conservative talking heads just had to keep …… talking, defending the deplorable commentary by these two.
Just to be clear. I am categorically, absolutely against abortion. I don’t qualify that statement by excluding situations of “rape, incest, or the health of the mother.” That mantra has become the defining issue, being statistically so minute that is shouldn’t be the tip of the abortion spear.
I also don’t minimize situations in which those conditions exist.
Now please read this admission: I don’t know exactly how to coordinate my absolute opposition to abortion with my concern for the horrendous situations those now common exceptions represent.
Whatever your position on abortion, what you’ll notice is I have admitted that I don’t know how to resolve something. That’s what Akin and Mourdock should have done.
But no, they had to qualify their belief with publicly stated idiocy that reflected on us as Christians, their party, political affiliation, and the Republican presidential candidate.
Akin’s comment: “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
That kind of ignorance deserves more than just the loss of his senate race. I won’t go further into that discussion.
Here’s the genius of Richard Mourdock (who on national television is speaking as a Christian): In a debate, when asked about abortion in the case of rape, Mourdock responded, “Life is a gift from God. And I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
That comment was just a few days after Mitt Romney had endorsed him for the U.S. Senate.
Thanks for representing Christianity and conservatives like that, Richard. Do us all a favor and disappear.
The personal results of Akin’s and Mourdock’s remarks:
Both of these jokers lost their U.S. Senate races. That’s the best thing that could happen to conservatives and Christians in particular.
Mitt Romney lost the presidency. These two walking verbal cesspools helped considerably.
To be clear about what abortion is: Abortion is a deplorable standard practice in the U.S. It is the systematic and undeniable ending of human life.
What their comments helped to propagate:
What these two said emphasized the supposed legitimacy of the “war on women” the liberals kept chanting. How could an unsuspecting public not be convinced when coupled with the rape/abortion comments by these two.
Here would have been the only reasonable conservative reaction (including Romney) to these two: “Sorry, he’s a blithering idiot. I didn’t know he thought something that deplorably ignorant. I retract any endorsement of him for anything.”
You see, members of both parties run with ears tuned in and mouths wide open when the opposition does something sleazy or stupid. They run away covering their ears, eyes and mouths when people of their own party do it. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil …… of anybody that is of the same political persuasion as you. No matter how horrible their position on anything.
The Republican Party. The Democratic Party.
Both are deplorable organizations influenced and led by the most dishonest, unscrupulous people imaginable.
Trust and dedication to a political party is a dedication to them.