Newt Gingrich advises women upset about GOP’s rape comments to just “get over it”

Were you one of the many people outraged to hear Richard Mourdock say he opposes abortion in cases of rape because “it’s something God intended”? Are you tired of regularly hearing conservative politicians–from Todd Akin to Roger Rivard–make awful statements downplaying rape? Pissed that this trend, though certainly not new, really seems to be a pattern these days?

Well, Newt Gingrich has some advice for you:

“Every candidate I know, every decent American I know condemns rape. OK, so why can’t people like Stephanie Cutter get over it?”

Feel better?

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Jason

    Well, he’s right. It’s an incredibly small percentage of GOP candidates who are making these bizarre comments, and it is such an obvious political tool by Democrats to be trying to apply them to the GOP as a whole. Okay, so some nitwit from Assnowhere, Indiana made a stupid comment about rape and God. Unless you have the misfortune of living in his area . . . yes, get the hell over it and find a more valid attack on the more relevant Republicans if that’s what you’re looking to do, because you sound childish otherwise.

    And, by the way, I love how whoever created this clip put so much effort into only showing such a tiny portion of his comment and the interview as a whole. Good stuff.