GOP Annals of Victimology: Richard Mourdock Edition
During Day 35 of the GOP’s “WTF? We Lost” inquest, testimony was given by Indiana’s Richard Mourdock, a TEA Party Senate-wannabe who managed to lose a long-time, in-the-bag Republican Senate seat by ousting its long-time occupant, Sen. Dick Lugar and proceeding to make a World Class Ass of himself in a televised public debate.
Mourdock scored this coup by sharing his deeply held belief that rapes only happen because God wants them to, ergo the victims of rape should feel honored to carry their “little blessing” to term. (I paraphrased: BN)
Today, Mourdock explains that he lost his election, not because of the insanely idiotic thing that he said about rape, but because the dirty conniving ratbastards of the Librul Media reported it. Poor Richard is now left with no Senate seat, the scorn of his own party and a mountain of unpaid campaign bills. As a result, he was forced to go back to the well, one more time, for some post-campaign funding.
This is the Palin-esque little missive that Team Mourdock sent to supporters:
After a bitter, hard-fought campaign, many Republicans all over the country were forced to accept defeat rather than celebrate victory. In our case, we found our campaign caught in the liberal media crosshairs. Never has Indiana seen a more obvious example of media bias by reporters more interested in defeating conservatives than reporting the news.
We fought back and invested heavily in a last-minute push to combat the slew of false accusations Democrats and the liberal media churned up to distract voters.
“The slew of false accusations?” “churned up to distract voters?” Really??
You said it, Champ, that’s all there is to it. If the press wasn’t hanging around to catch every pearl of wisdom that fell from your lips, you’d be screaming “bias.” You said it, they reported it. Granted it was idiotic, but you said it.
And it’s not as if this was the only stupid thing you said . . . there was also this, after you won the primary to oust Dick Lugar, who was not stupid:
the highlight of politics, frankly, is to inflict my opinion on someone else.
Wow! close call Hoosiers. Maybe someone could sit Mourdock down and explain what it is to be “hoist by one’s own petard.” Not that he’ll be running for any other office in the foreseeable future . . . and if you received one of those fund-raising letters, it probably means that you were clueless enough to donate to this chucklehead in the first place, so you can ignore all of the foregoing.