Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor
Welcome to the Todd Akin Hall Of Fame. You remember “legitimate rape” Akin. Not about to let some guy from Missouri show him up, the Hoosier Republican (Tea Party) candidate for the U.S. Senate, Richard Mourdock , one-upped Akin with his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God intended.”
Later, in an explanation, he said: “Certainly, I did not intend to suggest that God wants rape, that God pushes people to rape, that God wants to support or condone evil in any way.” God was relieved.
Etch-a-Mitt was swift and emphatic in his denunciation of Mourdock: “We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him.” Wow! Almost as forceful as the Romney reaction to Rush Limbaugh calling Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute: “It’s not the language I would have used.”
Last week, another Tea Party type, Illinois Representative Joe Walsh, said that because of medical advances women no longer die in pregnancies and therefore no exceptions to a complete ban on abortions are necessary. Please, guys, just keep talking.