Republican conservatives in the electoral system are not noted for their sense of humor — in other words, Mitt Romney is not atypical — but these two recent statements, reported by Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo are what one would expect from The Onion.
Rick Santorum who, as of today, is the national leader in some polls is clearly in line with the Catholic bishops. We have noted that he had expressed his opposition to contraception before the current contretemps, but his stated reason is that it is a “license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.” We can only hope that he will be more specific as the campaign goes on.
Then, one of the biggest nitwits in Congress, Representative Steve King of Iowa, has opined that he isn’t convinced that contraception helps prevent pregnancies. The obvious question to him, of course, would be “Why are you opposed to it?”