Just when I thought we’d somehow turned a corner and that the GOP might be capable of some sort of comeback, here comes Representative Phil Gingrey trying to defend Todd Akin’s idiotic “legitimate rape” comment. I don’t care if Gingrey is an OB-GYN and he somehow has some scientific “proof” that it’s more difficult to become pregnant if you’re the unfortunate victim of violent rape. That’s irrelevant! No one wants to hear that! Get a clue!
Representative Gingrey evidently wants to prove that he’s so “smart” that he knows something the rest of us don’t know. Guess what? If you know how to fix the debt problem, we’d love to hear that . If you know some brilliant secret formula for bringing about world peace, that would be helpful. Otherwise, we don’t want to hear from you.
This is painful, but I guess we’ve come to this. I’m now forced to spell out to these GOP men the “do’s and don’ts” of political discourse these days. I always thought they were smart enough to know, but clearly I’m wrong. Here goes:
Times have changed. There are certain things we don’t do anymore. For example, if you’re given name is “Richard,” you probably want to lose the nickname “Dick.” For example, “Dick” Lugar should probably consider going by Richard. All the Democrats I know, except for Dick Gephardt, figured this out already. You don’t see any Democrat Dicks running around (at least not by name). They figured this out already.
Also, there are certain people who just shouldn’t comment about certain subjects. For example, Southern white men should stay away from the subject of slavery. It isn’t well received. Also, older men shouldn’t comment that women younger than their granddaughters are “hot” (just ask Brent Musburger who has since apologized for such a comment). I can’t believe you don’t know this, but RAPE is one of those subjects. In case you weren’t aware, women don’t like talking about rape and certainly don’t want to hear it discussed by old men. It’s a really horrible subject for them. Men, especially, should not be talking about rape.
This week, one photograph illustrated President Obama’s hypocrisy when it comes to women. We should have stayed focused on that. Why Gingrey felt compelled to dredge up a nightmare comment from the past election that would take away from the important question of the lack of women in Obama’s Cabinet is beyond me. His timing couldn’t have been any worse.
Because these GOP “gentlemen” haven’t taken the “subtle hints” that this is a taboo subject (e.g., through two GOP Senate elections they lost but should have won easily), I guess we’re just going to have to institute a zero tolerance policy when it comes to this word going forward.
Don’t say “rape” ever again. Don’t even say a word containing those letters (e.g., rapture). Stay as far away from this word as you possibly can. It’s clear you just can’t handle it. We don’t even want to hear that the government is “raping” the American public (even though it’s obvious). We can’t take the chance that even that innocent comment won’t somehow result in offending over 50% of the American public.
For you guys, that word is no longer part of your vocabulary–in any language. Not in French, Spanish, Greek, German, or Pig Latin. Under no circumstances can you say this word ever again. It’s forbidden.
Let me be clear. This message is really for all men. Women don’t want to hear about rape at all from men. Unfortunately, it’s GOP men who’ve been guilty of doing this recently in a big way. Democrat men have been silent on this subject.
Hopefully, this will put this matter to rest. If not, remember that I have plenty of Ball Kicker Awards left to hand out. If you want one, just dare bring this issue up again.