Republicans had a slam dunk candidate for the Indiana Senate seat in the person of longtime incumbent Richard Lugar, but chose to replace Lugar, who once failed to acknowledge that President Obama was the illegitimate spawn of Emma Goldman and Satan, with the more stridently conservative Richard Mourdock. A decision that was rewarded during last night's Senate debate with this commentary…
Defending his stance that abortion should be illegal even in the case of rape, Mourdock explained that pregnancy resulting from nonconsensual sex is the will of God.
"I've struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God," Mourdock said. "And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen."
Somehow, I doubt rape pregnancies are any part of God's plan, but Democratic control of the Senate may well be.
When the GOP was on the verge of taking down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010, they chose Sharron Angle as their candidate, who argued that if a teenager was raped and impregnated by her father, it was a chance to turn "a lemon situation into lemonade." This year, an easy takeover opportunity in Missouri became an uphill race for Todd "legitimate rape" Akin.
It's not that I think God is a partisan or interferes in daily life or exists, but it's awfully tricky of him to allow Republican Senate candidates to exercise free will over their mouths.
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Tags: Abortion, Indiana, Richard Mourdock, Women's Rights