Pregnancy from rape 'God's will' -Republican - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012

In last night's debate for the Indiana senatorial race Republican candidate Richard Murdock said that he believes pregnancy arising from rape is god's will.

I've struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God. And, I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.
Murdock was the Tea Party's favoured candidate for the nomination and defeated incumbant Richard Lugar.

These kind of comments are almost Talibanesque in their sheer ignorance and crass stupidity. If the Tea Party continues to strengthen it's influence over the GOP will there come a point where this kind of lunacy will mean the Republicans simply can't appeal sufficiently to the floating voters in the centre anymore?