Anti-choice Tea Party Congressman: My mistress wasn't pregnant when I insisted she have an abortion

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49 Responses to “Anti-choice Tea Party Congressman: My mistress wasn't pregnant when I insisted she have an abortion”

  1. Mister44 says:

    Hypocrisy – it’s what politicians do best.

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    This is EXACTLY what that Akins guy was talking about!

    Damn liberals. . . .

  3. TWX says:

    I don’t really care that she wasn’t actually pregnant, if he thought she was pregnant and pressed her for the procedure.

    Come to think of it, even if he knew she wasn’t pregnant, he can’t object to abortion on moral grounds when his immoral acts caused him to advocate for what he would consider an immoral procedure in order to attempt to appease judgement of those immoral acts.

    • fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

      Ah, you are ignoring the important part. Since she was being coerced, this doesn’t count as ‘pro choice’, and moral order is upheld!

  4. angusm says:

    What a Hypocritic Oaf!

  5. acerplatanoides says:

    Family Values. 

  6. corydodt says:

    Ohh!! He wasn’t actually proposing abortion to his mistress. He was PRETENDING to be proposing abortion to his mistress so his wife would think.. wait, what exactly? “Thank god my husband is aborting his illegitimate fetus, now I know he really loves me?”

    What the actual fuck.

    • mccrum says:

      I know, right?  It’s quite probably the most fail-safe plan ever crafted.  I’ll never figure out where it went wrong.

      • mappo says:

         It’s a Scooby Doo ending:  “…and I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for you meddling journalists.”

    • Sekino says:

      As if proving that he can treat TWO women like garbage is supposed to impress his wife??  How can such consummate assholes maneuver in life I don’t even.

    • Funk Daddy says:

      “HoneyPot c’mon now, c’mon now, you know I love you and only you. I only ever gave you children and when I gave that whore a child by accident I took it back, and I can prove it! Just listen”

  7. Chuck says:

    This gives me a great idea for a reality show focused on a very specific kind of practical joke.  We recruit the mistresses of anti-abortion types, outfit them with hidden cameras, and have them tell their arch-conservative lovers that they’re pregnant.  Then we’ll watch what happens.

    I’m sure everyone will have a laugh over it.

  8. crnk says:

    Well, now we know who is getting the Surrealist votes!

  9. royaltrux says:

    It’s baby batter, not baby mustard.

  10. Snig says:

    This reminds me of the definition of chutzpah:  The guy who kills both his parents, then asks for mercy during his trial, since he’s an orphan. 

  11. gracchus says:

    Ah, so he wanted her to go to one of those doctors Todd Akin was talking about, who do abortion procedures on the non-pregnant just for fun. It all makes sense now.

    If the DNC is smart (never a sure thing), right now they’re throwing a lot of money toward the opponent of this … well, “hypocritical sleaze” says it all.

  12. Preston Sturges says:

    He looks just like the pimp on the unwatchable HBO show “Cathouse.”

  13. Boundegar says:

    IOKIYAR.

  14. Mitchell Glaser says:

    I guess he feels that floating this obvious lie is an improvement on actually having tried to get her to have an abortion. Just goes to show you how these people think.

  15. moioci says:

    State medical boards are not fond of the whole sex with patients thing. Even sex with former patients can be problematic. This admission could lead to an investigation that adversely affects his licensure.

    • Funk Daddy says:

      … she came into his practice and disrobed… 

      WHAT did you expect him to do? Keep it in his pants? 

      WHY was he supposed to know she would get pregnant? Since he was in a position of trust, it should’ve been rape, and thus HOW could she get pregnant?

      It’s like everything they taught him at teh Jim Bakker School of Medicine went horribly, horribly wrong. Poor guy, ya gotta pity him

  16. Ipo says:

    So, he threatened his victim/ex-wife with a gun and once held a firearm in his own mouth for hours and he goaded (“pretended to”) his victim/patient/paramour to an abortion. 
    See the pattern? 
    He has a thing for playing life and death scenes.  
    Heavy handed manipulator, violent drama queen. 

    He shouldn’t be a physician.  Or congresscritter. 
    Who the hell trusts this man?

  17. Funk Daddy says:

    They should elect the mustard.

  18. jbond says:

    It’s… Dum-Dum, Hollow-Point, Bullet-Head Man!

  19. Brainspore says:

    If you subscribe to the notion that “abortion is murder” then this defense basically boils down to “I just told my wife that I hired a hitman to help my marriage.”

  20. elix says:

    I have a horrifying feeling that this dumb fucker is who Todd Akin was talking about in 2008, about abortion doctors performing abortions on women who weren’t even pregnant.

    Oooooor he’s just a hypocritical dishonest adulterer. Heeeeeey, there seem to be a lot of those running on family values campaigns. Strange…

  21. Ray Perkins says:

    What level of cretin would it take to look at that ad and think “By golly, I’m gonna vote for him, he’s one kinda smart doctor.” Because, you know, somebody did.

  22. acerplatanoides says:

    I think he aimed for Boston Tea Party, and wound up down the rabbit hole tea party. 

  23. Bob Webb says:

    It must be the easiest thing EVER to get into the House of Representatives.

  24. jhertzli says:

    There’s a third one?

    It’s quite common for defenders of traditional values to be caught in extramarital affairs or popping pills of dubious legality. For some reason, such scandals appear to be much rarer for abortions. (There were only two instances here and I’m sure they were thorough.) Maybe we uptight reactionaries really do take abortion more seriously than mere vices.

    A corollary to the above: You can’t blame the pro-life movement on hatred of pleasure.

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