Rep. Phil Gingrey, MD, Wants Schools To Teach Kids About Marriage According To 'The Old Days Of Television'
Georgia Rep. and wannabe-senator Phil Gingrey (R-Naturally) is one of those people, as so many Republicans are, who should not speak words. Like that time, when his party was busy insisting that no, Republicans donot hate browns and chicks and gays (well, okay, yeah, they still hate gays), and he opened his dumb yap to say that actually, Todd Akin was basically right about magic ladyparts -- which was plenty stupid -- but then he opened his yap again to say that he realized Todd Akin was basically completely fucking wrong, which he understands now thanks to "more recent data."
The best part, of course, is that Gingrey is a doctor. A ladyparts doctor. As in, some medical school (we assume it is Acme) gave this moron a medical degree, and women apparently spread their legs for him and let him look inside and tell them medical things. (And we feel very sorry for those women because, Jesus H. Christ MD, we cannot begin to imagine what sorts of medical things he yanked from his ass to offer his patients.)
Just in time for the Supreme Court to decide that, what with it being 2013 and all, maybe we should let go of some of those antiquated, last millennium screw-the-gays laws go, Phil Gingrey has some more words that he should not have spoke.
"You know, maybe part of the problem is we need to go back into the schools at a very early age, maybe at the grade school level, and have a class for the young girls and have a class for the young boys and say, you know, this is what’s important," Gingrey said in a speech supporting the Defense of Marriage Act. "This is what a father does that is maybe a little different, maybe a little bit better than the talents that a mom has in a certain area. And the same thing for the young girls, that, you know, this is what a mom does, and this is what is important from the standpoint of that union which we call marriage."
Gingrey, the leading Republican candidate for Senate in Georgia, said he realizes the "father knows best" adage he subscribed to "back in the old days of television" is antiquated, but he still believes that children need fathers and women need husbands in order for families to thrive.
Isn't it so sweet and quaint the way Dr. Phil acknowledges that his blatantly sexist beliefs are antiquated, but he doesn't care, he thinks schools should teach that last-century shit anyway because in his family, the womenfolk know their place, and even if they work -- shudder, gasp! -- they still come home to take off their shoes, get in the kitchen, make some sammiches and teach their children that father knows best and is "a little bit better" than mommy? It says so in the Bible. Also in several TV episodes from the 1950s. And in a recent children's book. And that is why the Supreme Court should not let gays get married.
What? That does not make sense to you? That's fine; it's not supposed to make sense because it is completely fucking wrong -- like, Todd Akin wrong -- and we look forward to Gingrey apologizing and correcting himself once he gets his hands on some more recent data.