Wednesday, October 24, 2012

pregnancy from rape... "is something that god intended to happen" (?)


richard mourdock's statement is not a slip of a tongue. it's the core philosophy of the republican party.

10 comments:

Malagodi said...

Haven't you heard?
"It's all good."

Edwar Ricardo said...

To hear the God intended for a woman to get pregnant as a result of rape is sick. Whoever believes this republican bullshit is an idiot. I can't believe this douche-bag is actually got this powerful. Every member of the republican party do not believe in logic.

Anonymous said...

These people are crazy or what?
Erwin C.

Jose Luis Guerra said...

I don't seem to understand when you say its the core philosophy of the republican party. Could you elaborate if you have a chance. I would also like to add that I think that comment is ridiculous,to assume we all believe in a God in the first place. Another is to think that such a omnipresent being would deem this acceptable. Depending on something that may or may not exist i find it to be puzzling.

Anonymous said...

@Jose I think he meant that republicans believe that rape is something that god intented to happen.. just check previous debates of republican candidates

Elpowett said...

Thanks Anonymous,I understand the statement completely, but what I was wondering is how is that a philosophy for the republican party? Just because Mr Mourdock said that, does it mean that every republican core philosophy is to put everything excuse on GOD? I feel Prof. Triff means it goes much deeper than that. I want to know what that is specifically. Im having a hard time wrapping my mind around where he is going with the argument.

Alfredo Triff said...

thanks, malagodi. always a pleasure.

edwar, yes, no logic.

sort of crazy erwin.

jose luis, core is dear, close, treasured. republicans assume the sanctity of life but to what extent? is "life" here not dependent upon the mother's own life?

the republican party's philosophy is a cipher of libertarianism, nativism & christian right-wing dominionism. mourdoch's ideas in this context, are the commonplace, not the exception.

Daniella Lopez said...

It's so funny how the Libertarian sentiment ends where a vagina starts. Apparently women should be walking uteruses, able to carry out the infinitely mysterious plans of the ontological God against their will.

imane souabni said...

His argument is absurd, which makes me doubt his religious or logical understanding. To make that statement was a risky move and a very discriminative to women who had no say and now are subjected to live with the scars of their rape be it physically or mentally. He has no right to speak on gods behalf or decide the fate of these women.

atRifF said...

It's so funny how the Libertarian sentiment ends where a vagina starts.

daniella, i'll borrow this bit.

He has no right to speak on gods behalf or decide the fate of these women.

yeah, imane, he "struggled" (as a man) with the idea.