Last night gave the Republicans plenty of things to feel glum about. With Obama relected and retaining the senate, it was clearly the Democrats’ night — Mitt Romney (above) wasn’t the only politician left looking a bit sad.
So as we all recover from staying up too late watching electoral college votes roll in, Scrapbook presents a rundown of the best pictures of miserable Republicans:
Controversial Fox News presenter Bill O’Reilly complained that “the white establishment is now the minority.”
Mitt Romney has been forced to distance himself from another fellow Republican candidate after a US senate candidate claimed that pregnancy after rape is what “God intended”. Richard Mourdock told the audience for a TV debate:
“I came to realize 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”
The Republican rape gaffe is at least the second of the US elections, coming after a House of Representatives member Todd Akin claimed that victims of what he described as “legitimate rape” wouldn’t get pregnant:
“from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Qulle suprise: Mourdock is backed by the Tea Party movement.