The Many Moods Of Richard Mourdock

Oh fer fuck’s sake. I’ve tried twice to post over here today and both times my post got eated. Once it was a really lovely piece about the SCOTUS health care ruling and it just *poof* went away.

I’m not even going to bother anymore. Here’s a video from last night’s Colbert Report, wherein he mocks Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who pre-taped his different responses to the SCOTUS health care decision and then accidentally published them on YouTube last week. Woopsies.

Needless to say, Mourdock’s pre-taped responses, absent anything factual like, y’know, why SCOTUS would have ruled the way it did, were superficial affairs, loaded with talking points and little else. Of course. Who really cares why SCOTUS would overturn, not overturn, or partially overturn the Affordable Care Act? These things are unimportant to Richard Mourdock, who only cared about being first out of the box in letting the world how it affects him, Richard Mourdock.

2 thoughts on “The Many Moods Of Richard Mourdock

  1. Can’t say I’m very fond of typepad, either. I don’t find it very intuitive and until I recently upgraded my computer it was achingly slow.
    As for Mourdock and his fellow wingnuts — aside from the sheer gooberish stupidity of pre-posting his “reaction” — a partisan hack ruling by the Supremes could be the first step towards universal Medicare.
    I’m not endorsing a thumbs down — rejecting the Obamacare reforms, weak as they might be, would still have dire consequences for people who are sick right now. But any subsequent attempt to reform a health care system that badly needs reforming would have to look beyond what amounts to, or amounted to, a pretty small change in the existing system.
    Which is why part of me, just a small part, but part of me wonders if Obamacare might still fly, at least in part. And that might explain Scalia and Alito’s tantrums re: the Arizona immigration law and mandatory LWOP for juveniles respectively…

  2. Hope you’re right in the last paragraph, MichaelF.
    Southern, it makes it so much easier to comment on the ruling first and then worry about reading the decision (if at all). Also, this way means that the comments can be fully formed (depending on the decision) out of either: “SCOTUS reaffirmed the republican vitue of freedom” or “SCOTUS took another step towards godless communism trampling our liberties.” 😉
    In all seriousness, it reaffirms the expectation that no matter what the ruling, the congresscritters are gonna comment as partisan hacks

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