GOP Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Thinks Rape Is 'Something God Intended'

JUST WOW: When Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock was asked at a debate tonight if abortions should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, he replied with, "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it something that God intended to happen."


In response to Mourdock's comment, Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly said after the debate that he doesn't believe "my God, or any God, would intend that to happen." Nicely handled, Joe, way to sound not completely fucking insane like Dick over there.

Republicans can't stop, won't stop with the idiotic rape statements, it's just so... I can't even. Is this all being planned by Biden? Is he their puppet master? Or have they all been infected by parasites and those parasites have taken over their bodies, and those parasites are evil and stupid and think rape is A-OK? If I were the king of the Republicans, I think I'd go with that last one. Anything is better than this unbelievable garbage.

Oh well, I guess it's good that this stuff isn't just whispered to small groups of feverent believers anymore — thanks to modern technology, whenever a Republican politician takes a shit on women in the woods, the entire world can all hear that turd drop.

Richard Mourdock: Rape, pregnancy, and God's plan [Politico]
Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock Pulls a Todd Akin [Think Progress]



I think this is part of a wider paradigm. A certain type of religious, white, wealthy man, insulated by generational power and privilege, tends to believe in some secret core of their being that their status in life is somehow divinely ordained and legitimised by God.

Afterall, they simply can't conceive of any other "natural" world order. By default, God must just not love not-rich/not-straight/not-white/not-male people as much as straight, white, wealthy men. Any suffering experienced by the former, and any pleasure by the latter, is all part of God's plan, thus allowing them to enjoy their divinely-mandated advantages without any feelings of guilt or social responsibility.