As we well know in Missouri, this is what we’ll all get if the republicans get the majority in the United States Senate. Imagine a Senate populated with more of the likes of Todd Akin (r) and Richard Mourdock (r), a teabagger darling in Indiana:
Richard Mourdock, republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Indiana: You know, this is that issue that every candidate for federal or even state office faces. And I, too, certainly stand for life. I know there are some who disagree and I respect their point of view, but I believe that life begins at conception. Uh, the only exception I have for, uh, to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I, I just, 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, uh, something that God intended to happen….
And this is the republican nominee for President, Mitt Romney, heartily endorsing Richard Mourdock for United States Senate:
Mitt Romney (r): This fall I’m supporting Richard Mourdock for Senate. As State Treasurer, Richard worked with Governor Daniels to balance the budget and make government more accountable. As senator, Richard will be the fifty-first vote to repeal and replace government run healthcare. Richard will help stop the liberal Reid Pelosi agenda. With so much at stake I hope you’ll join me in supporting Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate.
Richard Mourdock (r): I’m Richard Mourdock and I approve this message.
The Romney (r) ad for Mourdock (r) was released on October 21, 2012. The question is, does Mitt Romney approve Richard Mourdock’s message? Any bets on the Romney campaign insisting that the Mourdock campaign pull the ad?
“…With so much at stake…”
Any questions about their agenda?
Michael Bersin said:
“…vote to repeal and replace government run healthcare…”
Uh, if you replace it through government action isn’t it still government run? Just asking.
They play these word games because they know the components of Obamacare [pdf] (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) are actually popular, you know, lifting lifetime limits, prohibiting recission (not paying out for someone who is supposedly covered), children on their parents’ insurance to age 26, coverage of preexisting conditions, refunds to insurees when the insurance company doesn’t pay out benefits at a certain threshold, requiring preventative services and immunizations…
And while we’re at it, isn’t Medicare a government run healthcare program? Just asking.
Bob Yates said:
So, Romney supports a Republican for Senate who believes becoming pregnant by being raped is God’s will, but does not support someone who believes that women have a shield that prevents them from becoming pregnant if they are legitimately ,,, forcibly raped.
Does this mean God is the Decider on whether the rape was forceful enough to active the anti-pregnancy shield?
Perhaps, the good Representative Akin has to explain his view on rape in the appropriate…legitimate way to get Romney’s endorsement: God decides whether the rape was forceful enough.