The Mourdocks

May 9th, 2012

Inspired by Senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock’s views on bipartisanship.

 

“Bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view…They have to come our way…To me, the highlight of politics frankly is to inflict my opinion on someone else with a microphone or in front of a camera.” — Richard Mourdock on the Daily Rundown this morning
 
“I wondered vaguely what foul villainy it might be that the Mourdocks did under the new moon… The two species that had resulted from the evolution of man were sliding down towards, or had already arrived at, an altogether new relationship…Ages ago, thousands of generations ago, man had thrust his brother man out of the ease and the sunshine. And now that brother was coming back changed!” — H.G. Wells in The Time Machine (slightly paraphrased)
 
“If Mr. Mourdock is elected, I want him to be a good Senator. But that will require him to revise his stated goal of bringing more partisanship to Washington. He and I share many positions, but his embrace of an unrelenting partisan mindset is irreconcilable with my philosophy of governance and my experience of what brings results for Hoosiers in the Senate.”  — Dick Lugar statement after his loss last night

 

H.G. Wells spoke of a dystopian future where people have evolved into two extremes–

Not unlike whatAmericanow faces politically, it seems.

 

And if we further analogizeAmericato H.G.,

It’s clear which group is the Dems, and which the GOP.

 

(Of course, Dems aren’t really as helpless and weak

As Repubs them to portray always seek.)

 

But Dick Lugar reminds us that Republicans weren’t always crazed bloodthirsty others,

Constantly seeking to cannibalize their erstwhile brothers.

 

They once were a lot like us,

With strengths that were a national evolutionary plus.

 

But as with any organism

(Or similarly, ecosystem),

 

Extreme behavior left unchecked

Has no chance to self-correct.

 

But if balance is lost, everything crashes,

And society ends up in ashes.

 

Like H.G., we must ask ourselves, is the future fixed,

And more importantly, can our broken system be fixed?

 

Please, America, think it over:

Don’t let the Mourdocks take over.

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Here’s Mourdock this morning on the Daily Rundown.

 

Here are scenes from the 1960 and 2002 movie versions of H.G.’s masterpiece (or click here to get the Kindle version for free). Can they fight off those Mourdocks? (Oh, sorry, I meant Morlocks.)
 

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