|Indiana Republican senate candidate Richard Mourdock under fire.|
The Tea Party backed Richard Mourdock has put himself in the soup! The Indiana state treasurer beaten longtime moderate Senator Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) after Republicans were pushing for more conservative candidates.
Now it's apparently that this "War on Women" stuff is real. The Republicans are trying to meddle in women's legs and a same sex couple's bedroom!
Mourdock was told by the Republican National Committee to tone down his rhetoric in the conservative leaning state. After he said that he wasn't willing to work with Democrats if the Republicans take control, it caused his opponent to catch up with him. The state trends Republican and it's likely a victory for the controversial candidate Mourdock. He's facing Congressman Joe Donnelly (D-Indiana) for the seat. The seat is a toss lean Republican.
The Christian Science Monitor reports that during a Tuesday debate between Asked whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, Mourdock said, “I struggled with 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 is something God intended to happen.”
After the debate, Mourdock clarified his remark, saying that rape is a horrible thing that he does not believe is itself part of a divine plan.
President Barack Obama carried the state in 2008, but it's unlikely he'll carry this state in the general election.
Mitt Romney is embroiled in another scandal that has him flip-flopping even on an endorsement.
Just this Monday, Mitt Romney put his full endorsement of a candidate who said it was "God's will" that rape carries should carry pregnancy. Now the nominee is putting heavy distance between himself and the embattled Republican.
When Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri) said his comments about women reject rape, that lit up the internet. The Republican National Committee at first didn't put a dime into his campaign. Mitt Romney and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), the vice presidential nominee have called upon the candidate to resign. Akin refused the call and continued on. The Republican is trailing in polls against embattled Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri). The race is leaning towards the Democrat.
Then a Tea Party endorsed Congressman Scott DesJarlais (R-Tennessee) had revealed he had an affair with a patient when he was then a physician. He urged the woman to have an abortion to save his marriage. DesJarlais ran on the notion as a pro-life (even in case of rape) candidate. That has the Democrats scrambling to assist the challenger Eric Stewart, a Democratic state legislator.
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Illinois) is taking on perennial Tammy Duckworth, a military triple amputee veteran. The Congressman has knocked the president's supporters as being degenerates. Called Sandra Fluke a "loser" who gained fame on "whining". And now talking about abortions, Walsh wrote:
"When it comes to having an abortion to save the life of a mother, I will say again that, outside of the very rare circumstances such as ectopic pregnancies, during which both the mother and baby will die if the baby is not aborted, and other rare health issues, the research is pretty clear that with the advances in modern medicine, an invasive and traumatic procedure like an abortion is not necessary to save the life of a mother.
In those very rare cases where a mother's life may be in danger past the point of viability for the baby, today's doctors work to induce labor or perform a cesarean section in an attempt to save BOTH lives. These cases are extremely rare, and they unfortunately are used by the militant pro-choice movement to justify every single abortion."
Walsh corrected his stance during a radio debate against Duckworth.
Now we know that Rush Limbaugh started the fire and now Republicans are adding gasoline on it! It's like the Democratic Party is moving to the right and the Republicans are moving off the planet.
Seriously, why are people concerned with other people's bodies and sex lives?
I don't like abortions, but I don't stop a woman from making a choice for her body! That's a decision that is not only an emotional experience but also traumatic!
I don't think the state or federal government should have a right to intervene in a person's right to choice.