Thursday, October 25, 2012

In support of Dick Mourdock

I've been watching with some bemusement Dick Mourdock being attacked from both sides of the aisle for this statement:

"I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that's something God intended to happen."
Y'know, for the life of me, I don't see a damned thing in there about legislation.  It's not a fucking policy statement, people.  It's a statement of morals, and a stupid response to a gotcha question, but suddenly refusing to vote for him because you think he wants to shove the government all up in your uterus is reading a hell of a lot more into it than is actually there.

Look, there are a lot of pro-life people out there who have no interest in making their moral leanings part of the law of the land.  A lot

On a personal level, I cannot support throwing out all laws concerning abortion, though I realize it would be more in line with my general political leanings.  But nor do I support pushing through further legal restrictions.  I know quite a few people who, better able than I to separate politics and morals, are politically pro-choice and personally pro-life.

I get that people can vote for whomever they want, and choose to change their vote for whatever reason they want.

But if you decide to vote for Joe Donnelly instead of Richard Mourdock over this, you're getting punked, 'cause guess who has sponsored legislation aimed at limiting access to abortion?

1 comment:

peter said...

It's no different than what they did to Akin in MO. One statement and the whole GOP quit supporting him. Meanwhile Claire McCaskill has the scandal of her husband making deals in the Senate dining room and also a business her husband owns is being sued for sexual harassment.That isn't being widely reported, however, even in MO.