They never learn:

GOP looks for ways to stop the rape comments

Rep. Phil Gingrey’s attempts to explain Todd Akin’s rape remarks are leaving many Republicans beyond frustrated that a few in their party can’t help but insert rape into the already contentious abortion debate.

“This is actually pretty simple. If you’re about to talk about rape as anything other than a brutal and horrible crime, stop,” said Republican strategist Kevin Madden, who was a senior adviser in Mitt Romney’s campaign.

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 comments were reported by the Marietta Daily Journal. Gingrey later said that he wasn’t trying to defend remarks by Akin or Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, and that his position was misconstrued “in my attempt to provide context as to what I presumed they meant.”

But Gingrey’s lengthy explanation of what Akin meant was quickly circulated by Democrats, repudiated by medical groups, and had some Republicans smacking their heads in frustration.

It’s really quite simple: If you are a Republican candidate and/or office holder and you have a penis but you do not have a medical degree, do not discuss anything having to do with vaginas.


You don’t know what you are talking about. The more you talk, the dumber you will look. Even if you have a medical degree it’s better to be safe than sorry.


If you follow my advice some people might suspect you are stupid, but if you open your mouth you will remove all doubt.

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52 Responses to Just STFU

  1. all of this stupidity aside, I don’t think the Republicans are interested in promoting a woman for president….big mistake

    • DandyTiger says:

      Palin and other Repub women scare Repubs as much as they scare Dems. Same way as Hillary scares the Dems as much as she scares the Repubs. Neither party is on your side. Period.

  2. DandyTiger says:

    People on both sides of the isle should leave their bubbles and get out more. They’d be amazed at how most Americans think people in each party are nuts. Right now Repubs seem to have corned the market, which means lots of Americans think all Repubs are nuts (see 2012 election). They really should, you know, think about that.

    • Somebody says:

      Oh I don’t know if R’s have the market cornered. I think there is stiff competition from the D’s……see talk of gun confiscation, trillion dollar coin, massive expansion of visas to ME, amnesty via EO and other usurpations of the constitution.

      The R’s just get more press coverage for their stupidity.

    • HELENK says:

      that swamp gas in DC is very powerful. It drains the brain of all common sense, lowers the intelligence quota.
      Both parties are affected. In 2008 there was a major infection in the democratic party. Now there seems to be an outbreak in the republican party. There is no medicine to cure this problem. The only solution is getting out of town, so it is up to the American people to vote out all that are in DC and replace them with new people and only leave them there for two terms at the very most. It is for their own good as well as the good of the country.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    This article scares me more than the professional mispoken bobbleheads on both sides of the aisle…


    It’s about lowering the age of consent to 12 or 14 so child molesters won’t have to go to jail. Hey some kids like it ! Say the “experts”.

    • Somebody says:

      Wow Denise interesting link…..and apparently Rush was lambasted for speaking out against this.

      Cheese whiz what’s next? Did you see some of this tracks back to Columbia??

  4. driguana says:

    yeah…and go drink another penis colada…

  5. Constance says:

    I was called for a survey the other night and they were asking me questions like…Do you think the Republicans lost the election because of their stance on social issues or because they weren’t conservative enough? Do you think a 14 yr old girl who wants an abortion should need parental approval? Do you think an 18 year old girl who wants and abortion should need parental approval? There was no question about “do you want to vote for a party (Ds or Rs) who is so stupid they only worry about abortion when so many people are unemployed and the national debt is so high. These hosers can’t even figure out what questions to ask so it’s a sure bet they have no answers to the hard problems we face as a country.

  6. votermom says:

    Any TCHer’s up for the joy ride of a lifetime?


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    Grand Prize: A reservation on the X-COR Lynx sub-orbital space vehicle, for one person on a flight to travel into space and a check for $25,000 to help defray the cost of taxes. (ARV: $86,000)

  7. foxyladi14 says:

    I have been in space a few times, 😆

    • DeniseVB says:

      I still live in space 😀

      Got all jiggy to see House Hunters in one of my favorite NYC neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen, only to find out a 440 sq ft studio cost 469K + 1k/mo for HOA. View was train tracks and an MTA bus washing station. The couple ended up in Jersey City, got twice the space, a view of the NYc skyline for about 50k less. Am now resetting my Zillow watch list 😀

  8. DandyTiger says:

    Two hours to Packers vs. 49’ers. Go Packers!!

  9. DeniseVB says:

    This would have been my Open Thread tonight….


    I chickened out 😦

  10. HELENK says:


    should we tell the female obots??
    backtrack to pick another old white guy, this time for chief of staff

  11. fif says:

    Sharpton thinks Obama is ready for Mt. Rushmore.

    I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.


  12. HELENK says:


    think there will be a lot of home schooling in Oakland Ca. I certainly hope so

    • Jesus. I am so glad I don’t live in California. Or on either coast for that matter. People out there look like loons to those of us in the interior. The Midwest cannot rise fast enough for my tastes. To be perfectly regionally supremacist about it.

  13. driguana says:

    growing bigger by the minute…this is a huge turn of events for France…a really big deal….

    • SHV says:

      Just another front on a world wide war that has been going on for more than a thousand years.

      • driguana says:

        not really…France has the largest moslem population outside of the middle east…this becomes a launching pad like none they have seen in a thousand years….has the possibility to change the political face of Europe very quickly…

  14. Good game in Candlestick even 49ers won.

  15. 49erDweet says:

    OT but THIS fails to really clear things up

    CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chavez, is recovering in Cuba and is not in a coma as some have rumored a month after surgery, his brother, Adan Chavez, said after a visit to Havana.

    Parsing everyone is wearisome, but “recovering in Cuba” and “not in a coma” does not quite rule out being dead, does it?

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