Seems there is no limit or end to the continuing flow of idiocy and ignorance from republicans and republican candidates over the last few years. As the tea party candidates take hold of what were normal republican offices, or win over normal GOP candidates in primaries, the propensity for asinine, stupid, ignorant and outlandish comments rises.
Usually we have GOP stalwarts Michelle Bachmann (R MN), Louie Gohmert (R TX), Virginia Foxx (R NC) and Alan West (R FL) making the idiotic comments, but not this time!
Yesterday Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock chimed in with a doozy of a comment during an Indiana senate debate. Mourdock said: “”I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is a 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””.
Of course this follows Missouri senate candidate Todd Akins dumb ass comments a month ago.
These types of comments keep coming from GOP candidates and politicians, so this isn’t an isolated incident of one person misspeaking or being quoted out of context. These are a monthly to weekly occurrence and that leads me to think it exposes a deeper ideology that permeates republican thinking.
Mourdock defeated longtime Indiana senator Richard Lugar in the primary. This isn’t the first time a “tea party” backed candidate has won over established mainline republicans, leaving the GOP in a difficult situation where the choice is to vote for a certifiable loon or to support the democrat.
Unfortunately in many house races, where the district is smaller and more polarized to lean GOP, the loony candidate ends up the winner, well because the republicans who make up the majority of those districts would rather send a straight-jacket ready idiot to congress over a democrat.
As long as these types of morons and loons get put into office by republican leaning districts, you can kiss any bi-partisan chances of getting bills passed, because these loons are not going to work with anyone not mirroring their ideology of lunacy.