Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Only Senatorial Candidate Romney has Endorsed says Pregnancy from Rape is what "God Intended"
Oh... did you think we were over politicians saying stupid ass shit about rape? Did you think, perhaps, that Republican candidates had maybe looked at the Todd Akin fiasco and thought to themselves, hmm... better not? Well, think again. Because Tuesday night, senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock of Illinois said that he doesn't believe abortion is an option in the case of pregnancy after a rape because that pregnancy is "something God intended."
Mourdock of course tried to clarify this later, but unfortunately, this is what he actually believes, so his clarification sucks as well. "Are you trying to suggest somehow that God preordained rape, no I don’t think that. Anyone who would suggest that is just sick and twisted. No, that’s not even close to what I said.”
Ummmm... actually, well, no, that is pretty close to what you said. No, Mourdock, it is pretty sick and twisted that you believe so strongly that a fetus has a stronger set of rights than the lady that fetus is inside. It is pretty sick and twisted that you believe that a woman can get raped and then it's still okay for you to be like, "Mmm, actually, my opinion about what you do with your body matters more!"
This shit is fucking tedious to talk about, it really is. Everyone is sick of this stupid election, everyone is sick of absurd politicians saying stupid things, proving how totally screwed our government is. Seriously, I do not want a man who thinks that because he believes literally in some 2,000+ year old book that he's qualified to be in charge of people's lives. Sure, there are tons of religious politicians who are reasonable people. President Obama and Vice President Biden, for example. But they aren't so close-minded and idiotic as to think that their religion somehow gives them jurisdiction over someone else's body. For all their yammering about the Constitution, Republicans tend to forget about that little "separation of church and state" bit.
Happy Wednesday, y'all. NOT.