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Opening Arguments

Ready for anything

Dumb, dumb, dumb:

Whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this week on the health care law, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana was certainly prepared with a response.

Four different videos were prematurely uploaded last week to YouTube, each one featuring Mourdock's official reaction to a slate of potential outcomes in the health care ruling.

If the high court decides to overturn the controversial law, for example, the Senate hopeful said it was a moment to celebrate.

"Well, we've had our brief moment of celebration because the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare is, in fact, unconstitutional," he said in one video.

But in the event the law is upheld, Mourdock was ready to pounce.

"Well, the Supreme Court has done what none of us really thought could happen," he said in another clip. "They ruled Obamacare constitutional."

Two other videos were posted online featuring his reaction to only a partial strike down of the law, as well as a possible pass on the decision all together.

I like Mourdock and the positions he's staked out, but come on. How cynical and opportunistic do you have to be to make four different tapes on four possible outcomes, all aimed at getting money out of supporters? And I don't think Mourdock's is right when he says, essentially, come on, everybody does it.

Naturally, his opponent, Joe Donnelly, pounced on the goof and slammed Mourdock for being "all about politics" instead of "solving serious problems," a completely nonpartisan observation from a totally nonpolitical Democrat.

Classy, both of you.


Thu, 06/28/2012 - 7:04am

I shouldn't be surprised, I guess, that you somehow managed to make Donnelly just as sleazy as Mourdock. Mourdock got caught being a sleazeball. He's becoming a national joke. Donnelly made essentially the same observation you did. Are you actually incapable of admitting that just maybe, once in a blue moon, the Democrat is right and the Republican is wrong? Or is that metaphysically impossible?