The last two nights we have discussed Richard Mourdock’s despicable view on rape and bipartisanship and what those views tell us about Mitt Romney. Let’s not forget that Mitt has chosen Richard as the only Senate candidate that he has personally endorsed in an ad. Three days after the Rape comment Mitt is still supporting Mr. Mourdock so let’s continue our discussion of him and learn some more about Richard and Mitt.
Next up, let’t talk about how Richard Mourdock supports destruction of the global climate. Once you read the article below (from thinkprogress.com) you will discover that the only thing that Mitt and Richard hate more than women is science. The Republican Party is clearly the party of ignorance and Mitt is right there with the dumbest of the dumb based on his support of Richard Mourdock.
How Richard Mourdock Endangers Children
Richard Mourdock, the Mitt Romney-endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Indiana, is standing by his comments that pregnancy after rape is “something that God intended to happen” and a “gift from God.”
While these comments are supposedly “pro-life,” his support for global climate destruction undercuts any notion that he supports policies to protect our children and future generations from serious harm.
Mourdock, who made his career as a coal and oil geologist and disastrous coal mining executive, has made repeated statements on manmade climate change that evince a total disregard for science and the risks posed by carbon pollution to all unborn children:
“I’m scared to death about each of the three candidates and their positions on global climate change,” Mourdock said. “Global caps in the last 15 years receded until last year on Mars, but what do we have in common with Mars? Last time I checked, only the sun.” Mourdock explained that humans aren’t the cause of global warming and that it’s something bigger in the universe, such as the sun. [Indiana Statesman, 4/25/08]
“Clearly, Lugar is out of touch with Hoosier conservatives if he thinks that serving on the board of groups that advocate ‘cap and trade’ carbon tax schemes and the junk science associated with global climate change alarmism is prudent when he represents a state that meets the majority of its electrical needs with coal-fired generators.” [The Hill, 4/5/12]
“We are basing our energy policy on the greatest hoax of all time, which is that mankind is changing the climate.” [American Spectator,5/9/12]
Mourdock’s rejection of scientific fact doesn’t just have theoretical implications. As Mike Oles pointed out in September, Indiana has been devastated by the carbon-fueled drought of 2012:
Rain during the last few weeks have allowed Indiana to go from being in an exceptional and extreme drought zone to merely a severe one, but the damage has been done. It was miserable this summer in the Hoosier state. Way too hot and way too dry, served up with dire warnings of “fireweather.” Nearly every major Indiana City broke or tied records for the hottest day on record and Terre Haute set at an all-time state record at 108°F. July was the hottest month on record in Indiana and June was the driest. It gets worse. The Union of Concerned Scientists have painted an even bleaker picture for Indiana over the next century if nothing is done to combat greenhouse emissions. The 2012 drought might just be the beginning.
Richard Mourdock’s campaign is financed by the coal industry.
So what we have established so far is that Richard and Mitt are:
- BAD FOR WOMEN
- BAD FOR BIPARTISANSHIP
- BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
- BAD FOR SCIENCE
To summarize……they are just COMPLETELY WRONG!
You must watch this MSNBC Video!
Last night we discussed Richard Mourdock’s despicable comments about Rape, claiming rape is God’s will. Clearly this is completely wrong, but let me assure you there is a lot more wrong with this guy! Over the next few days we will dig a little deeper so you will know exactly who Mitt has chosen to support. As we talk about this we need to focus not only what it says about Mr. Mourdock but more importantly on what it says about Mitt (and the Republican Leadership)!
First up, let’t talk about bipartisanship which is something that we have to have more of in Washington. The great article below (from the washingtonpost.com) discusses Richard Mourdock’s views on bi-partisanship.
Richard Mourdock and the GOP’s idea of bipartisanship
By Jonathan Bernstein
Richard Mourdock, fresh off of defeating Dick Lugar in the Indiana Senate primary, hit the ground running with a quote everyone is talking about this morning:
MOURDOCK: I certainly think bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view. … If we [win the House, Senate, and White House], bipartisanship means they have to come our way, and if we’re successful in getting the numbers, we’ll work towards that.
That’s the Republican nominee on MSNBC.
What I think is interesting about this is that, by most accounts, Mourdock isn’t really part of the crazy faction of Republican politics. A recent New York Times profile compares him more to Utah Senator Mike Lee than to flaky and failed 2010 nominees Sharron Angle and Christine O’Donnell. That is, Mourdock is part of the new normal in Republican politics, and that’s a “normal” that utterly rejects the notion that any cooperation between the parties is possible — that is, without the other party’s abject capitulation.
As I’ve argued, the problem with the Republican Party — the problem that Tom Mann and Norm Ornstein write about in their new diagnosis of dysfunction, It’s Even Worse Than It Looks — isn’t that many of today’s Republicans are extraordinarily conservative. It’s that they reject the kinds of co-operation and compromise with their opponents that a Madisonian system depends upon.
What’s depressing about Mourdock’s quote is that it’s not about conservative policy positions or philosophy. It’s all about partisan polarization almost as a primary goal in and of itself — a goal that is now commonly aspired to even by mainstream Republicans. If their most important project during the Obama era has been to make the political system more dysfunctional than ever, that project took another step forward yesterday.
So what does this tell us about Mitt? Mitt claims that he is going to reach across the aisle and work hand in hand with the Democrats to get things done i.e. he claims to support bipartisanship. But when you look at Richard Mourdock’s views (as captured in the article above) I think you see Mitt’s real views (after all Mr. Mourdock is the only Senate candidate that Mitt has done a commercial for).
Bipartisanship is the last thing on Mitt’s mind and on Richard Mourdock’s mind. In Mitt’s case this is just one more lie from a man that does not seem to have any sort of real moral compass. Completely wrong………..again!
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Our buddy Mitt Romney, master of the flip flop, and recently been positioning himself as a middle of the road moderate in yet another effort to get elected. I know better than to fall for this ploy, and so do you if you have been reading my blog posts. Today we have the perfect example that proves this strategy is all a big show and Mitt is either part of the extreme right wing of the Republican Party or is totally unprincipled.
Mitt has only recorded one ad/endorsement for a Republican candidate for Senate. Out of all the Senate races he decided to endorse the Tea Party candidate for the Indiana Senate seat that is being competed. That candidate’s name is Richard Mourdock and here is the ad……
Well….it just so happens that there was a debate last night that featured Mr. Mourdock and he had something interesting to say about abortion that you will want to hear. Let’s watch the video of his comments…..
Did you hear what this crazy man just said? Let me quote it for you, when women are raped and get pregnant “It is something that God intended to happen”. That is his argument against abortion in the case of rape…..God intended it to happen. Unbelieveable……
I shouldn’t be so shocked I guess…..it wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, Todd Akin who in his argument against abortions in the case of rape said that in “legitimate” rape a woman’s body has a way of protecting itself against rape. Where do these guys come from????
So middle of the road Mitt upon hearing about Mr. Mourdock’s comments obviously demanded that the ad be withdrawn…..didn’t he?????
NO HE DIDN’T…..HE STILL SUPPORTS HIM!!!
This my friend tells us everything that we need to know about the Presidential race. As I said earlier, based on the above Mitt is either part of the most radical conservative element of the Republican Party or he is totally unprincipled and willing to sell his soul to win the presidency and capture the Senate for the Republican Party. In either case he does not deserve our vote and for sure he will not get my vote.
Here are a couple of videos to let you know a little more about Mr. Mourdock. As your are watching remember that this is the one Senate candidate that Mitt wanted to personally endorse.
DO NOT VOTE FOR THIS MAN!!!!!!!!!!