The GOP Stupid Train Keeps Chugging Along

The Republican Party seems to have a problem keeping a muzzle on their candidates this year. First Todd Akins claimed that women rarely get pregnant from legitimate rape then Jon Hubbad and Loy Mauch claimed slavery was a blessing in disguise. Now a Republican Senate candidates named Richard Mourdock has publicly stated that pregnancies resulting from rape are a gift from God:

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, “it’s something God intended.”

Mourdock, who’s been locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Donnelly, was asked during the final minutes of a debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest.

“I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that 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 happened,” Mourdock said.

Are these clowns trying to see who can say the dumbest statement publicly? Perhaps he’s hoping to get some of that sweet RandPAC money.

3 thoughts on “The GOP Stupid Train Keeps Chugging Along”

  1. It’s not that stupid of a statement for a Christian. It’s just worded very poorly and insensitively. At least as I understand it, what he was trying to say was the idea that God turns evil to good – that the evil act of rape is turned to the benefit of new life. (And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28) The secular equivalent being something like “every dark cloud has a silver lining”.

    Or… he’s an insensitive and idiotic clod. It’s hard to tell when people say things like this. Personally, my take on the subject is that abortion in the case of rape is an instance of literally punishing the child for the sins of the father. Seems wrong to me, on that ground.

  2. I should clarify. The implication that God intended someone to be raped that can be found in the statement is unequivocally stupid. But the idea that the new child can be a small benefit in the face of great evil… that I don’t think is so stupid.

    I leave it to others to determine which was meant here.

    1. I should also clarify that by stupid I’m referring to their statement in regards to their political careers. That is to say it’s incredibly stupid to make a statement such as Mourdock’s when you’re trying to get people to believe you’re not a sociopath so they will cast a vote for you.

      To hear a Christian stated that a child born from rape is part of God’s plan isn’t stupid, it’s consistent with their belief. What is stupid is saying as much publicly when they’re trying to appeal to a large audience of voters to be crowned king.

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