Unfortunately, yes he did. I’ve seen a lot of f*cked up shit recently. Just the other day at the pool I saw a lady with a black husband / boyfriend wearing a confederate flag bikini - hello? Then when I was filling out my absentee ballot I noticed Roseanne Barr is running for president – what the hell? And finally I read that the TLC Network is giving the entire cast of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” a 3x raise – those freaks now make $20K per episode – each! But I’m afraid all of that pales in comparison to what was said by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on Tuesday night. During a debate against Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly he was asked about his stance on pregnancies resulting from rape. He said (in a corny, emotional tone no less), "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. And I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." Wow. If you really feel that way perhaps you should get raped yourself and then tell us again how you feel. What a piece of shit. No amount of back-tracking or double-talk explanation can ever make what you said even remotely okay. Predictably the Romney campaign immediately distanced itself from Mourdock's comments, and stressed that Romney's position on abortion - he supports exceptions in cases of rape, incest and when the mother's life is in danger - differs from that of Mourdock. "Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock, and Mr. Mourdock's comments do not reflect Gov. Romney's views. We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him," said Romney spokesperson Andrea Saul. And I can only surmise about the internal dialogue that must have taken place inside Romney’s head (Dude, what the f*ck? You couldn’t have suppressed the crazy for like 13 more days? Come on, man.)
Many voters, especially women, are going to use Romney’s support of Mourdock (in the light of his recent comments) as a condemnation of his candidacy. They are going to say Romney/Ryan want to overturn Roe v. Wade and that alone makes them unelectable. Let me first preface this commentary by stating that I am 100% pro choice, I don’t believe that Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and I am completely in favor of allowing women (and no one else) to make decisions about their own bodies. That said I would caution voters to make their presidential selection based on this one issue alone. First off judging the entire Republican party based on the idiotic ramblings of one delusional asshat is like judging all southerners based on the ignorance and bigotry of one racist, redneck. Wait, perhaps that’s not the strongest comparison. Whatever, you get my point - we’re not all evil. Secondly basing your entire election decision on just one item Romney said he wants to get done is completely missing the bigger picture. Four years ago I voted for Barack Obama. He had a whole list of socialistic shit he wanted to get done but short of Obamacare he didn’t get any of it pushed through. The point is I overlooked the parts of his agenda I didn’t agree with in favor of the greater good. Things were f*cked up and I thought we could all use a little hope and change. Turns out I was wrong. But let’s not make the same mistake again. Just like Obama’s wayward socialistic ideals, Romney isn’t really going to get Roe v. Wade overturned. He just said that to appease the red states. It’s never going to happen. So let’s instead focus on the bigger issues (the broken economy, income stagnation, unemployment, and that 800 lb. gorilla in the room – our gargantuan national deficit / debt).
The bottom line is who’s going to do a better job fixing the stuff that needs fixing. That is the decision we have at hand. Is it Governor Romney or President Obama? I have no idea and even if I did it’s not my place to tell you who to vote for, nor is it yours to tell me. Let’s just be sure we go to the polls with eyes wide open focused on the big picture, instead of allowing ourselves to be distracted by a shitbag like Richard Mourdock.
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