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“Donald Trump is Todd Akin. He is Richard Mourdock and Sharron Angle. But that is really not fair to Akin, Mourdock and Angle. They weren’t nuts. They had political views and others that made them unelectable. With Donald Trump, it [...]

Ben Carson’s Dumb Defense of Trump Proves that Neither is Fit to be President

Yesterday, Donald Trump made the worst possible hash out of a question on abortion that you could even imagine. He basically made Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and Christine O’Donnell look like seasoned veterans in terms of manipulating the media minefield of abortion questions. Show More Summary

Is Retaking the House a Democratic Pipe Dream?

Partisan Democrats get incredibly excited when Republicans pick lousy candidates who enable them to stumble to victory. Names like Christine O’Donnell, Todd Akin, Sharron Angle, and Richard Mourdock are etched in recent political history as extremist conservatives who handed Democrats seats they were fated to lose. Show More Summary

Why Republicans Can’t Stop Talking About Rape

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.

How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.

Republican still have four months to screw everything up

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 compares America to Nazi Germany

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

Richard Mourdock to Indiana GOP Convention: Obama Is Turning the US Into Nazi Germany

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...

Mourdock Compares U.S. to Rise of Nazis

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

Democratic Senatorial Candidate Blows It In Battleground State As Rumsfeld Publicly Declares A Trained Ape Better Than Obama

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 [...]

Republican campaigners adding tax issue to their anti-abortion framing for the 2014 midterms

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

New Koch-Linked Political Firm Aims to Handpick "Electable" Candidates

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

Good Luck with That

[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

Gerson on GOP Reality

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 [...]

Oregon has its Todd Akin/Richard Mourdock moment

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

Richard Mourdock’s ‘gaffe’ and the 13-year-old rape victim who chose life

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

A Reminder: Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Aren't Outliers in Today's GOP

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

Pretending that whole unpleasant Richard Mourdock thing never happened

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

Why Not Prosecute Mike Rice?

3 years agoSports : Deadspin

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

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