Friday, January 18, 2013

Why Won’t Republicans like Phil Gingrey Stop Making Stupid Comments on Rape?

Because the Stupid Comments Are What They Believe – Really It’s That Simple

The Republican Party has a little bit of luck going for it right now because the election is over and the main stream media is no longer interested in writing about the continual efforts of Republicans to say that women cannot become pregnant if they are raped.  Yes everyone thought the issue died with the election, but some Republicans just cannot shut up about it.  Case in point, George Representative Phil Gingrey.

Phil Gingrey is pictured. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
Gingrey’s attempts to explain Akin’s rape remarks left many Republicans frustrated. | John Shinkle/POLITICO
On Thursday, the Georgia Republican didn’t heed that advice, telling a local Chamber of Commerce breakfast that Akin was “partially right” when he said last year that a woman can stop herself from getting pregnant.

“We tell infertile couples all the time that are having trouble conceiving because of the woman not ovulating, ‘Just relax. Drink a glass of wine. And don’t be so tense and uptight because all that adrenaline can cause you not to ovulate,’” Gingrey said.

He also said that Akin’s definition of a “non-legitimate rape” could be “a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents.”

The explanation here is pretty simple. These Republicans really believe that a woman cannot get pregnant if she is raped, they really believe that women want to use the rape charge just to get an abortion and they really, really believe that women who are raped pretty much deserve it, asked for and that women are at fault not men.

Yes these are pretty disgusting views.  But consider the source, what else would one expect.

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