The Problem Isn’t the Candidates

Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comment and now Indiana senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s that pregnancy from rape is something “God intended” are offensive on more levels than I care to think about. And they have both been hit hard for their comments. And frankly, the problem isn’t them; it is the voters. If we had a remotely sane electorate, neither of those men would get a single vote. That they will shows we no longer have any moral center, any standards whatsoever. It is the non-thinking masses that allow these kinds of men to become candidates in the first place. The fact that one or both may still win and be in the US senate is perhaps the most depressing thing in this election season, and that is a very high bar to get over.

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About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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2 Responses to The Problem Isn’t the Candidates

  1. Teacup says:

    JP I say the problem is not the voters, though I do wish more of us would actually vote. The problem is the disproportionate influence that groups with money have on the candidates and the media, and the subsequent public discourse.

    • JP says:

      Well yes, that is true. And if more of us voted and paid attention then the propaganda of big money wouldn’t be able to make such candidates viable. There is plenty of blame to go around. Still, when it comes to such blatant statements as this, it breaks through the propaganda and wakes people up to what they are actually voting for, and then they still vote for these guys. That is what I find sad and disheartening.

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