Note to Republicans: Please Keep Talking About Rape

They just can’t help being cavemen
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It’s hard to believe that these Neanderthal morons haven’t yet figured out how incredibly bad they make themselves look when they start spouting off about rape, but once again a Republican is showing the world why the GOP should not be allowed near the reins of power: GOP Rep: Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ on Legitimate Rape.

And this lunatic is chairman of the GOP Doctors’ Caucus.

Rep. Phil Gingrey, an ob-gyn and chairman of the GOP Doctors Caucus, explained to the audience at the Cobb Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday in Smyrna, Ga., that Akin wasn’t far off on the science when he said rape victims rarely get pregnant because their bodies have “ways of shutting that whole thing down.”

“I’ve delivered lots of babies, and I know about these things. It is true,” Gingrey said, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. “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,” Gingrey continued. “And yet the media took that and tore it apart.”

Yes, that’s right — you just witnessed an ob-gyn doctor who advises his patients to drink booze in order to get pregnant.

And now, of course, he’s desperately trying to claim his idiotic remarks were “misconstrued.”

�At a breakfast yesterday morning, I was asked why Democrats made abortion a central theme of the presidential campaign. I do not defend, nor do I stand by, the remarks made by Rep. Akin and Mr. Mourdock,� Gingrey said, referring to the Indiana Senate candidate who lost after saying pregnancies from rape are �something that God intended.�

�In my attempt to provide context as to what I presumed they meant, my position was misconstrued,� Gingrey said.

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