Sarah Kliff: “The events this week are a reminder that for all the party establishment’s promises to swear off talking rape — no more Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock moments — the problem is much more than a series of [...] The post Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape appeared first on Political Wire.
No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.
47 percent tape? Mid-September. Mourdock meltdown? Late-October. AP's Thomas Beaumont declares the Democratic Party to be distraught over a lack of Akinesque or Mourdockesque meltdowns thus far in 2014... But with less than four months...Show More Summary
Richard Mourdock, seen here with another guy that finally went away. Today in who's comparing something to Hitler, former Republican candidate for Senate Richard "rape pregnancies are what God intended" Mourdock compares the whole sodding...Show More Summary
The Republican state treasurer of Indiana brings us today's Great Moment in Republican Rebranding: Richard Mourdock Says Nation Going Way of Hitler's Nazi Germany. FORT WAYNE - Reaction ranged from anger to shock to befuddlement after Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation's direction to Hitler's Nazi Germany during a...
Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation's direction to Hitler's Nazi Germany during a farewell speech at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday. "The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi Party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. Show More Summary
Indiana treasurer Richard Mourdock warned that the possibility of U.S. bankruptcy will push the country the way of Nazi Germany during a speech on Saturday. "The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. Show More Summary
Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - For a Republican establishment still spooked by the ghosts of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock - grassroots-backed conservatives who threw away winnable Senate races in recent elections with tone-deaf remarks about abortion - Tuesday can't come soon enough. In North Carolina, Republicans are watching closely to see if Thom Tillis, […]
Just when we thought that Republican Senatorial candidates had cornered the market on blurting out remarkably inappropriate comments (remember Todd Aiken of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana in 2012), the first loose-lipped, career-ending gaffe of the 2014 political season has now been officially uttered. But this time, the stupidity lies with the ill-conceived words [...]
After the electoral wreckage generated in 2012 by Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" and Richard Mourdock's "God-willed" pregnancy-via-rape comments, Republican leaders got the message that they need to change their message if they have any hope of narrowing the gender gap at the polls. Voilà! For the midterm races, they're focusing on the money. Show More Summary
A new political consulting firm with deep ties to the Koch brothers has quietly set up shop in Arlington, Virginia. Its mission: to prevent future Todd Akins and Richard Mourdocks from tanking the Republican Party's electoral prospects. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; rape apologia; war on agency.]Santorum. Akin. Walsh. Mourdock. Koster. Greig. These are just a few of the names of Republican politicians who have said colossally stupid things about women, abortion, and sexual...Show More Summary
Former Bush staffer Michael Gerson lays out reality his party in The Washington Post. Tea party candidates — recall Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin — often lose winnable races. Tea party primary challenges, and the fear of them, encourage a harsher ideological tone among sitting Republican legislators, undermining their general-election appeal [...]
We may have our own Richard Mourdock in Oregon. Jason Conger, the presumptive front runner for the GOP nod to take on Jeff Merkley, came on “Kremer and Abrams” this Sunday. I asked him why he had, in 2011, sponsored HB 3512, a “fetal pain” abortion limitation with no exception for rape or incest victims. Show More Summary
by Monica Kelsey Everyone who knows anything about politics knows that Richard Mourdock misspoke during a debate against Joe Donnelly in the 2012 United States Senate election. These words may have cost Mourdock the election and the comment and subsequent firestorm have been debated for months. During the debate, Mourdock…
Remember back in December when Dick Armey blamed the GOP's 2012 losses on a few candidates saying "stupid things"? ARMEY: We had a least two candidates that should've won, that frankly lost because they said some stupid things on a subject that their party's leaders should've schooled them to stay away from in the first place. Uh-huh. Show More Summary
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, try as he might, just can't get crazy enough for the teabaggers. Heh. Kibbe says FreedomWorks is also looking to make gains for Tea Party candidates in Arkansas and Alaska come 2014 and says he’s not...Show More Summary
Eric Mourdock's wrongful termination suit against Rutgers, filed yesterday, alleges his firing came as a "direct result of Mr. Mourdock's complaints and report of Defendant Rice's unlawful conduct." Mourdock's lawyers aren't the first...Show More Summary
Full bracket and results Here are the matchups in today's second round action, with the winners moving on to the Insane 16: #2 Mike Huckabee vs. #10 Pat Robertson: Vote here! #3 Bobby Jindal vs. #6 Richard Mourdock: Vote here! You can...Show More Summary
The 2012 election did produce a lot of Republican candidates who were frightening to women, from Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin (R-MO), to Richard "God-Intended Rape Babies" Mourdock (R-IN), and even to Rep. Paul "Forcible Rape, Not The Other Kind" Ryan. Show More Summary