Joe Scarborough: Mourdock, GOP Candidates Are Driving Away Swing Voters
On Thursday’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough shared his thoughts on Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock‘s recent remark that “life is that gift from God,” and “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
Scarborough’s take was simple: Get away from these guys.
It is remarkable what Republicans have said this year regarding abortion, regarding rape, regarding contraception. I’m a pro-life guy. But they are driving away so many swing voters. This Mourdock statement in Indiana… just beyond the pale, dragging God into it. And, I mean, he’s not alone. You’ve got other Republicans out there just saying the craziest, most offensive things.
You just say, “What goes through their mind?” Do they say, “You know what I want to be when I grow up? The next Todd Akin.”
“They’re morons,” he concluded, before commending Republicans who distanced themselves from colleagues who have said “things like this.”
Have a look, courtesy of MSNBC:
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