Let’s Learn Mour About Mourdock
Indiana, or the “Get out and pee while you drive to Chicago” State as it’s known, is not an inspiring place. But as we discussed yesterday, a newly minted Republican Senate Nominee named Richard Mourdock is beginning his inspiring quest to disembowel bipartisanship.
Mourdock, who managed to defeat 6-term senator Richard Lugar by attacking him for the sin of occasionally working with Democrats, appeared on Fox News yesterday, telling one of their blond lobotomy victim anchors that “I have a mind-set that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.” How noble!
So that’s a pretty nuts thing to say, right? I mean this guy must be some Christine O’Donnell lucky retard, right? Wrong. Gail Collins of the New York Times points out in her latest column that Mourdock has been involved in Hoosier politics for quite sometime, saying ““It’s not like I just popped up like a morel mushroom in the spring of agitation.” What a fucking double standard: do you know what would happen if Barack Obama mentioned morel mushrooms? It would be on Fox News for a week. No, the President could eat slimy mushrooms out of a can and still be called an effete pussy because he’s not eating Pizza Hut’s Cheeseburger Pizza.
But I digress: Mourdock seems to be the symptom of the modern Republican party’s terrible allergy to compromise. Let’s not pretend this is truly a bipartisan issue either: Barack Obama’s first term has been all about borrowing Republican ideas to reach Democratic goals (the individual mandate anyone?) and then him getting nothing in return from the GOP because they’re not so much concerned with getting stuff done as they are concerned with calling the President a socialist. Unfortunately for Dick Lugar he was one of those crazy types of Republicans who wanted better government, not no government, and he lost his job for that.
So good luck in November, Indiana. You’ll have the choice between voting for a Democrat a set of human tire-spikes.