Richard Mourdock to Indiana GOP Convention: Obama Is Turning the US Into Nazi Germany
The Republican state treasurer of Indiana brings us today’s Great Moment in Republican Rebranding: Richard Mourdock Says Nation Going Way of Hitler’s Nazi Germany.
FORT WAYNE - Reaction ranged from anger to shock to befuddlement after Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock compared the nation’s direction to Hitler’s Nazi Germany during a farewell speech at the Indiana Republican Convention on Saturday.
“The people of Germany in a free election selected the Nazi Party because they made great promises that appealed to them because they were desperate and destitute. And why is that? Because Germany was bankrupt,” he said.
Mourdock, who has stoked outrage with incendiary comments in the past, then alluded to the 70th anniversary last week of the D-Day invasion during World War II, saying, “The truth is, 70 years later, we are drifting on the tides toward another beachhead and it is the bankruptcy of the United States of America.”
This right wing caveman from Indiana was last seen at LGF when he was running for the Senate in 2012, at which time he thought it would be a good idea to announce that if women get pregnant from a rape, it’s “something God intended.”
So how did the audience of Indiana Republicans react when Mourdock made these insane statements yesterday? With gasps and disapproval?
Of course not, silly.
The speech received a standing ovation from the nearly 1,700 delegates from across the state.