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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:03 PM

Rep. Gingrey: Akin "partly right" about "legitimate rape"

Source: cbs news

And in Missouri, Todd Akin … was asked by a local news source about rape and he said, ‘Look, in a legitimate rape situation’ — and what he meant by legitimate rape was just look, someone can say I was raped: a scared-to-death 15-year-old that becomes impregnated by her boyfriend and then has to tell her parents, that’s pretty tough and might on some occasion say, ‘Hey, I was raped.’ That’s what he meant when he said legitimate rape versus non-legitimate rape. I don’t find anything so horrible about that. But then he went on and said that in a situation of rape, of a legitimate rape, a woman’s body has a way of shutting down so the pregnancy would not occur. He’s partly right on that.”



“And I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true. 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.’ So he was partially right wasn’t he? But the fact that a woman may have already ovulated 12 hours before she is raped, you’re not going to prevent a pregnancy there by a woman’s body shutting anything down because the horse has already left the barn, so to speak. And yet the media took that and tore it apart.”


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57563531-10391739/rep-gingrey-akin-partly-right-about-legitimate-rape/



The stupid will find a way.

edited for spelling

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Reply Rep. Gingrey: Akin "partly right" about "legitimate rape" (Original post)
MissMarple Jan 2013 OP
aquart Jan 2013 #1
KamaAina Jan 2013 #2
MissMarple Jan 2013 #5
klook Jan 2013 #10
RainDog Jan 2013 #3
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #17
RainDog Jan 2013 #21
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #4
yardwork Jan 2013 #8
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #11
samsingh Jan 2013 #6
Hoyt Jan 2013 #7
Judi Lynn Jan 2013 #9
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #12
Gormy Cuss Jan 2013 #13
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #14
smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #22
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #15
groundloop Jan 2013 #24
Stuart G Jan 2013 #16
Hoyt Jan 2013 #23
Skittles Jan 2013 #18
Deep13 Jan 2013 #19
TomCADem Jan 2013 #31
47of74 Jan 2013 #20
YOHABLO Jan 2013 #25
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #26
catbyte Jan 2013 #27
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #28
tandot Jan 2013 #29
riderinthestorm Jan 2013 #30
Nye Bevan Jan 2013 #32
truthisfreedom Jan 2013 #33
randome Jan 2013 #34
alarimer Jan 2013 #35
davesliberal1977_gg Jan 2013 #36

Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:08 PM

1. Just tell me we have it on tape.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:09 PM

2. That's Gingrey

Rep. Gingery is the redhead Congressman from South Park, CO.

And not even Cartman could sink to this level of stupidity.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:16 PM

5. Thanks. This schmuck is a cartoon.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:29 PM

10. Yes, Gingrey "represents" Ga.'s 11th district

-- Cobb County and points farther northwest. One of many cretins elected by Georgians in recent years.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:10 PM

3. I feel sorry for anyone who is a patient of this asshole

I would not feel safe putting my healthcare into the hands of someone who wants to parse words (again, within a false frame) to deny women healthcare.

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #17)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:19 PM

21. wow. good find! n/t

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:10 PM

4. OK--I must argue against the myth that women are somehow able

to hang on to their eggs (and thus not become pregnant) when they're "uptight". When does this ever happen? And edit to add: that "relax and have a glass of wine" bullshit about not being able to conceive sounds to me like a suggestion that it's a woman's emotional fault she can't get pregnant--if she just "relaxes" and enjoys it, she'll conceive. Blech.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:22 PM

8. I agree. It's the old patriarchal bullshit about "hysterical women."

Just relax, honey. Stop being so uptight and let Nature take it's course - as if Nature, her husband, and her doctor are all much wiser than she and best able to tell her what she needs to do for her body to get pregnant.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:37 PM

11. Yep--you said it.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:18 PM

6. i was going to say i was speechless but i have to ask

how would he propose that we find out when the horse left the barn (sic)?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:19 PM

7. How medical doctor can be so friggin stupid/ignorant is beyond me. I guess why he's in GOP Congress.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:26 PM

9. Thank god Dr. Phil Gingrey as has come to the rescue.

As we all know, nothing is clear until Dr. Phil explains it to us. He's a deep, deep Republican, and he knows plenty.





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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:38 PM

12. Oh my God--is that a photoshop, or did he seriously wear that

on the House floor?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:43 PM

13. Gingrey's own explanation proves that Akin was totally wrong

and his attempt to spin it otherwise is really abhorrent.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:49 PM

14. Why don't these fucking asshole MEN

to shut the FUCK up?

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:59 PM

22. Thank YOU!

They just keep making it worse for themselves.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:57 PM

15. Write to that pig:

And use either one of these two zip codes: 30120 and 30121 for Cartersville, Georgia.

http://gingrey.house.gov/contact/

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Response to Zoeisright (Reply #15)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:02 PM

24. Use 30121....

30120 is split between the 11th and the newly formed 14th district.

Also, Gingrey used to be my rep until Georgia gerrymandered itself another repub seat last year, now I'm in the new 14th district. Believe it or not my new rep is even more batshit crazy than Gingrey.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:58 PM

16. Maybe this comment will get h im replaced...maybe...nt

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #16)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:16 PM

23. Not in Georgia. He'll gain votes.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:48 PM

18. stupid bastards just do NOT learn

fucking misogynistic IDIOTS

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:55 PM

19. He needs to update his resume. nt

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 01:04 AM

31. The GOP Should Integrate It Into Its Platform

The stupid is certainly strong in this one.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:10 PM

20. Fuck you Phil Gingery

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:05 PM

25. Now I know why I am so depressed ... another of our great legislators from GA .. oh brother.

Get me out of this f..ing state .. please.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:09 PM

26. Good. Keep tying the entire party to assholes like this.

 

This jerkoff might not lose his seat but keep associating the entire party to these sort of ludicrous statements and it can only help us.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:26 PM

27. I wouldn't get within 10 miles of any stirrups that dumbass neanderthal controlled.





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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:39 PM

28. There is something to be learned here:

There are doctors in our country who are absolute fucking idiots.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:44 PM

29. "please proceed, Governor" ... comes to mind

please proceed, Republicans ... continue with your utterly stupid comments ... next election, the Democratic Party will have great material for ads. Can't wait for them to take over the House again.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:06 AM

30. Disgusting,and this guy dares call himself a medical doctor?? Infertile couples should FLEE from him

and his practice.

A horrified K&R

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:15 PM

32. Bring it on. I don't understand this kind of electoral death wish, but I welcome it (nt)

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:30 PM

33. And no doubt the media will take this and tear it apart as well. You idiot schmuck, Gingrey.

Unscientific horsepuckey.

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:37 PM

34. It's like some strange political strain of Tourette's Syndrome.

Good God, they don't have halfway decent politicians any longer!

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:38 PM

35. Why are all the doctors in Congress right-wing idiots?

How they hell did these people make it through medical school?

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Response to MissMarple (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:10 PM

36. Yet another GOP idiot making a fool of himself and his party

 

Let's hope more idiots like him speak up. That way, the GOP will become even more marginalized and irrelevant than before.

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