McConnell’s “partisans” attacking Mourdock look awfully Republican

Yesterday afternoon, Sen. Mitch McConnell castigated those who would dare take issue with the very dignified comments of Richard Mourdock, who said that pregnancies resulting from rape are a “gift from God” that He intended. Of those mean people who were were horrified and offended by Mourdock’s comments, McConnell said:

“It’s incredibly irresponsible for anyone to take what Richard said about his views on life to demean his opposition to the detestable act of rape… We’re at the end of an election season here and I understand each side is looking to make hay out of every comment, but sharing the view of millions of Americans that life begins at conception is Richard’s deeply held personal belief that shouldn’t be misconstrued by partisans to imply something it does not.”

Damned partisan Democrats!

The funny thing is, if you look at Mourdock’s critics, a good number of them happen to be his potential future Republican colleagues in the Senate and GOP political establishment.

Such as partisan Sen. John McCain, who withdrew his endorsement until Mourdock gives a genuine apology:

And then there’s partisan Republican senate candidate Tommy Thompson in Wisconsin, who called Mourdock’s comments “really sad,” adding, “I’ve got a wife and two daughters and six granddaughters… Anything dealing with rape against women is uncalled for. Period. No tolerance whatsoever.”

There’s also the partisan Republican Senate candidate from Connecticut, Linda McMahon, who found Mourdock’s comments “highly inappropriate and offensive.”

There’s also the partisan former-chair of the Republican Governors Assocation Haley Barbour, who called Mourdock’s comments “crazy.”

There’s also partisan Republicans like Mitt Romney, soon-to-be governor of Indiana Mike Pence, Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith and Arizona candidate Jeff Flake who have publicly criticized the comments.

According to Mitch McConnell? “Irresponsible” “partisans,” every last one of them. If only these Republicans could be fair, balanced and bipartisan like Mitch. Or at least have their eyes on what’s really important…


  1. R Moore
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Mourdoch is entitled to any view he wants however his view on abortion and rape is not based in science but in religious dogma.
    This does not bode well for a legislator who is, by our constitution, sworn to government without religious prejudice.
    The bible never said when life begins. This is a religious ruling by clergy not scientific fact. I would hesitate to vote for anyone who plays fast and lose with comments such as his.

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