We are all aware that the Republicans in general have a serious lack of tact and sensitivity when dealing with women and minorities, they tend to speak first and then try to back-pedal later when they realize the damage that their remarks have done.
And then there was Paul Ryan who when questioned about Akin’s remarks alluded that rape is just “another method of conception.”
A lesser known, but equally outrageous statement was made by Republican state Senator from Idaho, Chuck Winder who said, “I would hope that when a woman goes into a physician, with a rape issue, that that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage, or was it truly caused by a rape.”
Statements such as these are what led to the National Republican Congressional Committee to hold a session to teach Republican politicians how to talk to women last week. It does seem like a fool’s errand since these people do not think that they have done anything wrong when they make these outrageous and offensive remarks, they think that others are over reacting.
While the intent was to teach them how to speak to women that they are running against they may want to look at teaching them how to talk to women at home first and then move on to talking to them outside of the home.
In an interview last week on KFGO radio in Fargo, North Dakota state Senator Dwight Cook said,
“Let me explain it this way, Joel, and you might feel the same way. When I find out my wife’s been shopping at a home improvement store, I get nervous. I wonder what ideas are going on in her pretty little head and ‘What’s it going to cost me?’”
It makes one wonder what she is going to take into her pretty little hand to knock him out with.