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Pro-Life Tennessee Congressman Just Having All The Abortions So No One Else Has To

Now you are in heaven, Baby and Other Baby DesJarlaiseRemember Scott DesJarlais? Of course you do. He is the “pro-life congressman” who whined at (one of) his (many) mistress(es) to have an abortion — while recording the telephone call in which he pressured her (with his whining)? Well, now it appears the “consistently pro-life congressman” — who just won re-election — supported his wife in having two of them! It sounds to us like maybe Tennessee could fund Planned Parenthood a little better, so as poor, uneducated people like the doctor and his wife could get on birth control instead of murdering precious babies for fun!

One of the Desjarlais’s ‘bortions occurred while she was on medications that could have had terrible consequences for either her or the baby. Most people who aren’t Santorums would have no issue with this beyond saying “oh that is sad.” But the other ‘bortion was because they were having difficulties in their relationship (i.e., they hated each other, probably because of how he was porking his patients like he was a Gingrich). That sounds to us like neither “health of the mother” nor legitimate rape! Is it possible — we are just wondering out loud! — that Scott DesJarlais, the “pro-life congressman,” has a problem with hypocrisy?

Keep ’em coming please, Tennessee!

[ChattanoogaTFP, via PoliticalWire]

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  • BaldarTFlagass

    "Congressman Having All The Abortions So No One Else Has To"

    Way to throw yourself on the grenade for the fellas, Desjarlais! Take one for the team!

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      But he's hogging all the abortions!

      • Callyson

        S'okay, abortions proliferate like rabbits.

        • BaldarTFlagass

          They're stacked to the ceiling down at the Abortionplex!!!

          • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

            Can I customize my abortion experience? I'd like the leather stirrups, please.

      • AngryBlakGuy

        …no fair! He is hogging all the RECREATIONAL ABORTIONS!!!!

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          MO-OMM! SCOTT WON'T SHARE!

          • AngryBlakGuy

            …Honey, share your abortions with your sister!

    • sullivanst

      Way to throw yourself on the grenade for the fellas

      Indeed, it is only fellas that could possibly be affected by these issues. This is why it is only fellas that should have any say about the law.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    Actually it sounds like he's perfectly fine with hypocrisy.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Yup. No problem at all, Trix!

    • oenspiek

      Looks like he's training up for the Hypocrisy Olympics!

      • Esteev

        You mean "campaigning," right?

    • BaldarTFlagass

      Well, he's a doctor, so at some point I'm sure he had to take the Hypocritic Oath.

    • Terry

      The mark of a darn fine Republican.

    • BadKitty904

      "sounds like"?

    • MegPasadena

      He has hypocrisy for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    • bikerlaureate

      He's got the correct Republican notion of "consistent," and that's good enough for those Kenyan-muslin-haterz in his happy district.

  • nounverb911

    Tennessee, it's for lovers?

    • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

      DesJarlais is for 'bortions.

      • sullivanst

        D&CJarlais.

        • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

          Curettage sounds so French! *giggles* How exotic!

          • OneDollarJuana

            You want fries with that (abortion)?

    • Esteev

      Or adulterers.

    • MaxNeanderthal

      I thought this sort of "You couldn't make this shit up" behaviour was the default standard procedure for Teneneneneneneneseee. I mean, I know it ain't "Squeal like a piggy" territory, but it's getting damn close…

    • MinAgain

      Of pork products.

  • johnnymeatworth

    Sounds like he's just keeping in practice so he knows what to call immoral in press conferences. No problem!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    It's like people who used to smoke cigarettes and now are vehemently anti-smoking.

    • NellCote71

      Not really.

      • Esteev

        Well, I quit and start again, quit and start again. Kind of like Desjarlais and 'bortins.

        • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

          Yea, but at least you take your cigarette out every so often, right?

          • Esteev

            I have to. Thanks to this damn nanny state.

          • Lascauxcaveman

            I hope at least you're not one of those annoying mooches that is always bumming abortions off their friends.

            "I'm trying to quit, y'know."

          • Esteev

            Nah, I steal 'em like Obama does to a job creator.

    • StillGoinGreen

      No, it's like someone who pressures a woman he impregnates to have an abortion and then spews his ignorant, filthy fucking hatred and bile against honest, hard working people who feel it is a woman's right to choose. Yeah, just like that.

  • Crank_Tango

    DesJarlais? WTF kinda name is that? Muslin?

    • OneYieldRegular

      More like a sandwich condiment consisting of Dijon mustard, mayonnaise, and amniotic fluid.

      • Lascauxcaveman

        Ha Ha!

        (ewww)

    • Aridzona

      French, obviously.

      • Crank_Tango

        yeah, apparently it is frog, although I had never seen it before and I use frog for a living.

        • sullivanst

          Sounds like someone drunk on 'shine slurring "desolé" to me, which makes perfect sense, because Scott is a sorry excuse for a human being.

    • Tequila Mockingbird

      It's Europeanese for "Jabba the Hutt."

    • Tealiban

      I believe it's Cajun for #1 Abortionplex customer

  • nounverb911

    Too bad Desjarlais doesn't shoot blanks like his pal Rushbo.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      How can you tell? It's impossible to impregnate a teenage Dominican boy under any circumstances.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    If you have carnal knowledge of your wife without her consent, is that legitimate or illegitimate?

    • MaxNeanderthal

      Depends if she's asleep (or wakes up…)

  • OneDollarJuana

    Parents could do a pretty decent job of raising their children if all they did was to point out right-wingers and say, "just don't be like that".

    • DustyBowlBlues

      Like here in the Dust Bowl, where I got a robocall from a self-described "Xian" before the election, warning me to vote against the Supreme Court justices because they ruled the "personhood law" unconstitutional. W never know whom to vote for on the judiciary races, so the call helped the Old Man and me vote wisely.

      "Hey Honey," I yelled as soon as I hung up the phone. "Vote for the Supreme Court Justices to be retained."

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Hey ddb! Long time no see.

  • Mahousu

    I'm perfectly fine with DesJarlais not reproducing.

    • HRH_Maddie

      With this kind of frequency, we may need to start a fund. Where do I contribute?

    • http://citizenfuturist.wordpress.com/ RufusTFirefly

      Me too, but preferably through winning a Darwin Award. You don't have to die to win, just taken out of the gene pool.

      Lots of punches in the dick would probably do that.

  • snowpointsecret

    B-But this is different! These are Jesus-approved abortions!

    • sullivanst

      Indeed. Pro-lifers are always against abortions for any reason without exception, except for whatever reason they want an abortion.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ChillBill

    "We have to abort them over here so we don't have to abort them over there."

  • Schmannnity

    You can't drink 'shine when pregnant, dipshit.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Why not? Ain't that how yew git that way inna firs' place?

      • nounverb911

        Needs more wine coolers and tents.

        • Esteev

          And more condoms for chris'sakes.

      • glasspusher

        Women who are nursing or pregnant should not drink Tequila. However, women who want to become pregnant and nursing should drink Tequila!

    • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Skoal Rebel Libel!

  • BaldarTFlagass

    "she was on medications that could have had terrible consequences for either her or the baby."

    "Do not even be in the same building as this medication if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, and for goodness sakes if you are nursing."

    • WootInTarnation

      Like, what? Heroin?

      Why was she on medications that were terrible for her in the first place? Usually one ceases to take those sorts of mediations unless one is addicted to them, and not goin' to rehab no way no how until I get rid of this anti-condom-wearin', 20-other-baby-mama-havin' husband!

      • shelwood46

        There are shittons of medications that are perfectly, um, legitimate that can cause birth defects (Accutane is a biggie). Usually the doctor advises the woman to be careful about birth control while on them, but accidents do happen.

        • bobbert

          Also, too, things like Halcyon.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    Three little DesJarlais will never be able to crawl carpeting because of Daddy.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      Or munch carpet, the poor little buggers.

  • Badonkadonkette

    That sounds to us like neither “health of the mother” nor legitimate rape

    But it is Tennessee, so…incest?

  • barto

    Words fail.

    • Doktor Zoom

      buildings crumble…

      the ground opens wide…

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        The falcon cannot hear the falconer.

        • Doktor Zoom

          They Might Be Gi-Yeats?

        • FeloniousMonk

          There's a bad moon on the rise.

  • LastGasp

    One of the Desjarlais’s ‘bortions occurred while she was on medications that could have had terrible consequences for either her or the baby.

    No matter — as Irish law has shown us, the most important thing is to never, ever perform an abortion. The most important thing here is dogma, not health or common sense.

    • docterry6973

      Do the Repubs look at this horror in Ireland and imagine the next time it happens here? Two or three days in which a young mother suffers and then dies because she is not permitted to have the abortion that could save her. Do they think CNN would camp outside the hospital? Do they picture themselves justifying their years of anti-choice rhetoric while she takes her last breath? I doubt it. Republicans are all fantasy and no foresight.

  • SmutBoffin

    I predict this guy will continue to be reelected, because Amercia.

    • elviouslyqueer

      I predict this guy will continue to be reelected, because Amercia gerrymandered, nearly all-white, rural Tennessee.

      FTFY.

      • SmutBoffin

        Who knows? Maybe some day Democrats will be able to get a "upper waist size limit" for voting passed.

      • MinAgain

        Boom! Got it in one.

    • viennawoods13

      He seriously got re-elected? For fuck's sake, Tennessee. What were you thinking?

      • emmelemm

        Your question has answered itself.

        Tennessee.

        "Think"?

        • viennawoods13

          *Blushes* Of course. What was I thinking?

  • snowpointsecret

    Consistently pro-life like Romney was consistently anti-health care.

  • editor

    forget the hypocrisy–i, for one, don't mind this slutty hoebag not passing on his precious genes. someone ought to tell him, though, that unprotected sex puts him and his multiple partners at risk for contracting std's. on second thought, maybe it's the tertiary syphilis that makes him so, shall we say, erratic.

  • edgydrifter

    These weren't "legitimate" pregnancies, or else the abortions wouldn't have worked.

  • Callyson

    During one affair with a female patient, DesJarlais prescribed her drugs, gave her an $875 watch and bought her a plane ticket to Las Vegas, records show.

    Callista Gingrich's reaction: "meh, I make that much in a day with Newt–poor dear should start charging more."

    • Mojopo

      What are the chances he will lose his medical license? Am I just being some kind of wrong haired hippie? 'Bortions aside, because ick, he porked his patients! Surely this cannot be OK in Tennessee?

      • YasserArraFeck

        Shaggin' someone who ain't family? That ain't natch'rul!!

    • glasspusher

      That's awesome. So, even though she was high as a kite, she knew she got to Vegas on time.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …what is that old Republican saying?!

    "It isn't a sin if the bitch is gonna make you pay child support!"

    • glasspusher

      So sayeth Joe Walsh, one term congressman?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    while recording the telephone call in which he pressured her

    You just know he video'd the conception. You just know it.

    • viennawoods13

      Pardon me while I retch.

    • horsedreamer_1

      So, you've seen his PornHub channel?

  • SorosBot

    He's perfectly in line with the real conservative standard on abortion; it's OK for my family because we're special, but not for all those other women, who are just sluts.

    • widestanceromance

      It's part of what makes exceptionalism so exceptional.

    • AngryBlakGuy

      …Republican Reasoning 101:

      If my jizz-bucket 16 year old daughter gets knocked up during a varsity football team train session, then she is young and naive and deserves to have as many recreational abortions as she wants(or that I force her to). But if some random stranger is raped by a psycho, then she is obviously a filthy liberal whore that was begging for it and if she gets pregnant then she deserved it!!!

      • glasspusher

        Looks like banning high school football because of head injuries will have an effect on teen pregnancy rates as well? Time will tell.

  • elviouslyqueer

    he was porking his patients like he was a Gingrich

    Okay, it's not enough that Desjarlais is an odious scumbag motherfucker who is obviously pathologically schizoid about 'borting dem babbies. But why in the love of fuck would any woman be even remotely attracted to, or want to have sexytime, with someone who looks like an obese Uncle Fester-wannabe is beyond all comprehension.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      Dude, that's what the roofies are for!

      • elviouslyqueer

        Bah. Roofies? That's urban shit, son. DesJarlais is more likely to ply the ladeez with some fine moonshine and meth, is all I'm saying.

        • Jus_Wonderin

          Or he clubs them then drags them by their hair to his cave. I might have the order completely wrong on those events.

          • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

            He loves to go out clubbing.

    • gullywompr

      I had the same query, was told to examine the female population inside of a Walmart, and the answer would be revealed. I still haven't gotten the nerve to conduct said research.

    • SorosBot

      Through abuse of his power over his patients? What I want to know too is if he's lost his medical license yet, because sleeping with patients is normally a huge no.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Last month, the state board agreed to look into it.

    • sullivanst

      Rural Tennessee. I guess the ladeez are grading on a curve.

      • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

        Fuck, they could probably open a ski resort on that curve.

    • NYNYNYjr

      By giving them a huge bill, and when they say they have no insurance and are broke, telling them they can pay with sex.

    • Negropolis

      I was just thinking this. How is this guy getting this much tail? Surely, I'm doing something wrong.

  • Q_R_DeNameland

    "he was porking his patients like he was a Gingrich" …

    … so that would involve pouring out a steady stream of biliousness and utter disregard for one's fellow humans (or logic, for that matter)? Talk about multi-tasking!

  • AlterNewt

    The way I see it, somebody owes me a god damn abortion.

    • LibertyLover

      Have you contacted Obama? I hear he's giving out free stuff.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        Just call the White House on your obamaphone.

        • docterry6973

          I don't need one. I'm not even a vagina-American. I just want one because Obama will give me one for free.

  • http://www.wonkette.com smokefilledroommate

    The Jar-lays. yuck.

    • NYNYNYjr

      Close cousins to The Jar-Binks.

  • Esteev

    DesJarlais is a the consumate Republican.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      DesJarlais is a the consumating Republican.

      FTFY

    • Negropolis

      Seminal, even.

  • EatsBabyDingos

    The follow up is that this guy is a doctor who liked to doink his patients (one of whom he wrote narcotic prescriptions for and another that had to go to the Abortoplex), as well as sex with three coworkers and a pharmaceutical rep. Throw in a rent boy, and he'll hit for the cycle.

    • docterry6973

      I'm sure he's just being modest. He's hit for the cycle for sure.

  • gullywompr

    Well, in Tennessee's defense, the other candidate was a Democrat, so…

    • UnionSpies

      It keeps me up at night thinking about my TN friends who vote Republican. Normal in every other way – except their love of Ronald Reagan and that's just enough to keep them voting R. I mean, WTF?

    • Negropolis

      Comment of the Thread.

  • http://lostintarnation.blogspot.com/ SayItWithWookies

    "The couple's 2001 trial transcript "also confirms DesJarlais had sexual relationships with at least two patients, three coworkers and a drug representative."

    Wow — fucking your patients and a pharmaceutical salesman — now that's a profitable conflict of interest right there. With a mind like his, Dr. Desjarlais should be working in the defense industry.

    • NYNYNYjr

      And then his wife called him out on it, he told her she was insane, prescribed her serious psychoactive drugs and sedatives, which got in free samples from his drug rep floozy, when his wife got pregnant he realized the drugs were too dangerous for a developing fetus and told her to get an abortion.

  • SmutBoffin

    When will we get Wonkett coverage of the OTHER doofus we will never have to listen to or hear about again, post-election?

    Ron "ReLOVEushun" Paul?

    • gullywompr

      You think that's the last you'll hear about Ron Paul?

      Boffin please…

      • sullivanst

        Well, he is older than Methuselah, so there's that.

        • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

          So is most of the Republican Party. Doesn't stop them.

          • gullywompr

            See: Breitbart, Andrew

          • sullivanst

            Actually, nine of the sixteen 112th Congresscritters older than Paul are Dems. Although, looking at the pictures on Wikipedia's list, you'd think the Republicans were at least 40 years older than the Dems. Apparently soaking in your own bile for a lifetime isn't the best way to preserve one's looks.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Blimp, meet dustbin of history.

    • Bodeburu

      As Ron said to Rand, admiring the recently erected "Giant Going Out of Business Sale!" sign, "It's all yours now, son!!"

  • Sue4466

    hmmm, one would almost think that it's not about fetuses at all, but controlling women and the poors.

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    "The couple's 2001 trial transcript "also confirms DesJarlais had sexual relationships with at least two patients, three coworkers…"

    ♫ …and a partridge in a pear tree ♪

    • Esteev

      …and at least one barnyard animal.*

      *Not intended to be a factual statement but certainly possible.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Do they have Piggly Wiggly's where he lives?
        http://patriotboy.blogspot.com/2012/11/teabilly-h

        • Esteev

          No wonder Florida is a tourist destination.

        • FeloniousMonk

          He's spoilt for choice: there's 37 in Tennessee. I don't understand this prejudice against Piggly Wiggly, though — my local one used to carry Marmite and Colman's English mustard. I suspected another expatriate Brit as manager, but never confirmed it.

          • BaldarTFlagass

            What, no spotted dick?

          • Jus_Wonderin

            Marmite? It was cute, but I had to give it up when it bit one of the kids. Sad story.

        • viennawoods13

          For, me Piggly Wiggly will always be the establishment that Delmar O'Donnell robbed.

          • FeloniousMonk

            Sadly, there is no Piggly Wiggly in Yazoo City anymore. Gone the way of the drive-in theater and the Chicken Ranch, I expect. Oh, America, why do you discard your past so wantonly?

    • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

      Santorum was right?!?

  • ChrisM2011

    The man has cornered the market on tiny death panels.

  • snowpointsecret

    This man won 56% to 44% after the first scandal? Sounds like that district is more anti-liberal than anti-abortion. Basically Bill O'Reilly's pet minions.

    • PugglesRule

      It sounds like the district is mostly pro-crazy.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    With all of our English wizzes does hypocrisy come from:

      hypoChristie; too much with the Jebus,  or
      hypocrispy; too much with deep-fried pork rinds ?

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      hypoChristie

      I think you misspelled HippoChristie

      • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

        Oh, the Gov who is too much with the Crispy Cremes.

        • Esteev

          He gets paid in glaze.

  • Goonemeritus

    One more abortion and he gets the fifth one free.

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Damn, I lost my Abortion Card. I have to start all over with the hole punching.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        The hole punching is probably part of the problem.

    • kittensdontlie

      Aren't all O'bortions free with the reciept of an Obamaphone??

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/mrblifil mrblifil

    "This placental after-birth is making me throw up!"

    "And such small portions!"

  • StillGoinGreen

    In defense of Desjarlais, he has yet to have an abortion. It's all those liberal whores that throw themselves at a good, God fearin' christian man that keep gettin' all the abortions! GODDAMNED NEW DEMOGRAPHY! And Messcans. Also.

  • LibertyLover

    Is it possible — we are just wondering out loud! — that Scott DesJarlais, the “pro-life congressman,” has a problem with hypocrisy?

    Sounds like to me that he is willing to do or say just about anything to get re-elected. Including lie. Seems to be a common theme with the Regressive party. Beginning with their former leader Willard Mitt Romney.

  • YouBetcha

    You want to be like Florida, Tennessee? Is that your deal? Dumbass voters.

  • LibertyLover

    Sounds like he will be passing a bill for the capital improvement of installing a revolving door at the local abortionplex.

  • Blueb4sinrise

    Also fucked one of the Kelly sisters, who had to fly to Afghanistan to have her abortion, performed by Petreaus.

    • NYNYNYjr

      You mean the Ka-Wham! sisters. Only one has married name of Kelly, their maiden names are Ka-Wham!

  • Nostrildamus

    Typical 1%. Grabs all the good abortions so we have to settle for seconds.

    • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

      #OccupyAbortionplex

    • emmelemm

      He's always trying to cut in line, amirite? Asshole.

  • MissTaken

    GOP Platform:

    Do as I say, don't do as I do

    • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

      do wah ditty do

      • Nostrildamus

        do wacka do

        (emphasis on the wack)

      • SorosBot

        Scooby dooby doo, where are you?

        • BaldarTFlagass

          Shooby dooby doo
          (with weird penguin)

    • JustPixelz

      IOKIYAR is the law of the land.

  • neiltheblaze

    He doesn't seem to have any trouble with hypocrisy at all. He's marinating in it.

    • JustPixelz

      with a nice chianti and some fava beans. And with delicious succulent votes.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Dude needs to buy some condoms. Or self-vasectomize; he's a doctor, after all.

    • glasspusher

      No joke. Lidocaine, snip snip. Nothing to it. I've heard the definition of macho is jogging home from your vasectomy.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        And then banging your wife when you arrive.

  • BigSkullF*ckingDog

    Mebbe the abortionplex was having a buy 2, get 1 free sale?

  • HRH_Maddie

    OMG, DesJarlais! We get it, you're fertile.

  • Estproph

    Does he have a problem with hypocrisy? Let's find out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_DesJarlais

    Scott Eugene DesJarlais[1] (born February 21, 1964)[2] (play /ˈdeɪʒɑːrleɪ/) is an American physician currently serving as U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 4th congressional district after winning re-election to a second term on November 6, 2012.[3] He is a member of the Republican Party."

    Yes.

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Didn't the Cream have an album DesJarlais Gears with a track "We're Going Wrong"?

    • Blueb4sinrise

      Okay, so there's two of us that know that ref.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Also, Mother's Lament and Strange Screw (kills what's inside of you).

      • sullivanst

        Strange Brew libel!

      • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

        Good point Blueb4. I sometimes forget that not all the Wonkette posters enjoyed a halcyon childhood when Coolidge was in the White House.

        • Blueb4sinrise

          According to YT comments, most 14 y.o. long for those oldies.
          Those that don't……..I blame the school systems.

      • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

        He's got outside women blues, fer sure.

  • Estproph

    BTW check out his picture. He looks like a thumb.

    • PugglesRule

      If we drew a mustache and some hair on him, he could be a thumb puppet!

  • Doktor Zoom

    Kind of goes without saving that I have to link to this, again:

    The Only Moral Abortion is MY Abortion: When the Anti-Choice Choose

    (One nice thing about not being Christian? I don't even have to put up a pretense of loving these hypocrites)

    • LibertyLover

      Thanks for posting this again. I finally bookmarked it.

    • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

      Honestly, Christians don't really need to either. Most of the choice nastiness that street evangelists like to toss out about fire and brimstone and whatnot are actually passages dedicated to what Jeebus (and/or Paul) think about Christian hypocrites.

      Spoiler: nothing good.

    • Jus_Wonderin

      Oh my!

    • elviouslyqueer

      That is some serious torqued logic those women try to use. It's sad, really, if it weren't so damn scary.

    • PugglesRule

      Always, abortion for me and not for thee.

    • LibertyLover

      I was not surprised by the gender gap in the elections this year. Republicans get abortions too, they just hide it better.

      • glasspusher

        They have to hide it…

  • ChrisM2011

    I'm sure the Pro-Life movement in Tenn is in shock! Any minute now they'll rush the streets demanding that he steps down.

    ……..

    Yep! Any minute now. *checks watch*

    ………

    Well it was close to lunch. As soon as their food digests, I'm sure they'll be loudly demanding that this hypocrite remove himself from office. Any minute now!

    • glasspusher

      I'm sure it's a fine watch, even if someone didn't pay $875 for it…

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    What is wrong with you people!?! Don't you realize that life is a precious, beautiful thing that begins at conception, unless it is your mistress or wife that is involved, in which case, fuck it, vacuum those cells out of there.

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

    I am actually somewhat more peeved that this guy is inexplicably still lisenced.

    • MissTaken

      Change.org has a petition demanding his license get revoked. Sign up!
      http://www.change.org/petitions/tennessee-board-o

      • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

        I mean, FFS. The "no sexing patients" rule is so old it's in the original Hippocratic oath. And the ancient Greeks wrote that, and we all know how much they loved the sexing, so for them to have written that rule, you know it's Serious Business.

        • docterry6973

          Medical justice is like military justice, only worse.

      • SorosBot

        Yay!

  • http://www.wonkette.com Lionel[redacted]Esq

    This is so unfair to Desjarlais, as a women's body knows when it is having sex with a legitimate asshole hypocrite, and will shut down to prevent pregnancy. So, clearly, someone else is to blame for knocking them up.

  • YerMa

    Calling dibs on "Desjarlais’s ‘bortions" username.

    With that image.

  • Barrelhse

    Two words, Scott. "Douche", "bag".

  • BadKitty904

    So. Asking as a legally-sanctioned (my state doesn't allow gays to marry) "outsider" – is this yet another example of the typical "traditional marriage" that the Wingnuts are so vociferously and illegally fighting to preserve?

  • TribecaMike

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but this isn't the usual way to audition for the Secretary of State gig.

  • BaldarTFlagass

    I found this interesting comment over at HuffnPuff.

    "The DesJarlais situation, while disheartening, is NOT the scandal some are trying to make of it. Unlike the SPs (secular progressives) who are trying to taint him with this bloody brush, Scott knows that waht he has done was wrong and he has asked for our Divine Lord's forgiveness. He has pledged to atone for it by fighting abortion on the land, on the sea and in the air. We should join Scott DesJarlais in that noble fight."

    I like the multi-locale battleground. I think my old 60's GI Joe came at me with ads that proclaimed "GI Joe, fighting man from head to toe, on the land, in the sea, in the air."

    Plus, the guy said "taint."

    • MissTaken

      Shorter: His wife's abortions were okay because he felt bad afterwards. Your abortion is bad because you're a dirty slut for getting an abortion.

    • SubhumanVarmint

      What is he, an Abortion Marine? Jesus.

    • viennawoods13

      It is comments like that which made me abandon HuffPo.

    • emmelemm

      He knows what he's done wrong. And yet he did it THREE TIMES.

    • docterry6973

      So women can have abortion on demand so long as they say that they asked God to forgive them. Better than a forced ultrasound, I guess.

    • shelwood46

      This is exciting. I'm flying to New Orleans next month, and I was not aware that they now have inflight abortions. That's ala carte, right?

  • http://dismalpseudoscientist.wordpress.com Defeatably_Joe

    Scott DeJarlais swapped his Hippocratic oath for the Hypocritic oath when nobody was paying attention.

  • http://krisbunda.com/blog/index.php Designer_Rants

    It's only murder when liberals do it.

    • glasspusher

      Liberals' blastocysts/embryos/feti are more human? Interesting…

  • Blunderthing

    Access to safe abortions aren't for "little people". However would our houses get clean?

  • Sir_Fartz_Alot

    ABORT!!!ABORT!!!!ABORT!@!@!@

  • azeyote

    hell fuckin o – the reason to have an abortion is to not have any more of you.

  • http://www.marionstein.net Ground Zero Mostel

    That's why we need to make it illegal, sillies. It's the only way to stop everybody from having abortions. Same philosophy as with homosexuality. If all marriages were equal, all the boys would marry boys and the species would die out.

  • SubhumanVarmint

    Please! All pro-lifers are hypocrites. Nothing new to see here, folks!!

  • Steverino247
  • proudgrampa

    If abortions are outlawed, only outlaws will get abortions.

    Wait. What?

  • MissTaken

    Gawd people, quit whining! Her abortions were necessary because she's a blonde white woman. Get over it!

  • ph7

    He's got 99 problems. And bitches are a fair number of them.

  • smellypossum

    FFS.

    This really is not the republican party of my parent's generation where Dick Nixon did quaint things like order a felony break-in. Being a rethuglican now requires you to be, as a basic prerequisite, a lying, philandering, racist misogynist shitstain. And you have to want to tell people how to live their lives, but have a separate special standard for yourself. Pro-life, let's go to war. I love jeebus, but let's torture and kill fer 'Merika. Messicans GTFO, but weed my flower garden before you go.

    I'll bet there's an oath and a secret handshake. And for some there's secret underwear also too (the fetching mormoform).

  • sundaytrucker

    I thought a "Tennessee abortion" was when you throw her down a flight of stairs..No??

    • Negropolis

      I thought a "Tennessee abortion" was when you ply the pregnant woman with copious amounts of Jack Daniel's?

  • MinAgain

    Just remember, folks. Less than 20% of Tennesseans have a college degree. We have lots of colleges, just not that many college-educated citizens. But, boy howdy, do we have the guns and the churches.

    • Butch_Wagstaff

      Of the people I know who went to college in TN (including former classmates), nearly all moved the hell out of the state as soon as they could.

  • TribecaMike

    The Santorum family's favorite reggae song: "Pass the dead baby on the left hand side."

  • bloggingbalkanistan

    All of your abortions belong to me

    • glasspusher

      "are"

  • DustyBowlBlues

    Would I have a sweet deal with a Republican congressman if I'd only had one more abortion? Shit. Who knew?

  • bloggingbalkanistan

    When are we going to find out about his inevitable gay love affair? Before or after the holidays?

  • decentcitizen

    What, does this asshole get a volume discount?

  • glesslib

    Before abortion was legal in this country, hospitals had tissue committees to check on doctors who did d & c procedures on patients. Some of these guys faked the abortion for friends as d &cs. Most were given two questionable results that showed that it was an abortion instead. On the thrid they lost their hospital priveleges. One doctor joked that they got those two because one covered a daughter, the other a girlfriend.

    Nice to know that nothing much has changed in the decades sinc abortion became legal. Same old hypocrites out there doing the same old shit.

  • ttommyunger

    I'm wondering, does being named Scott make you into a douche, or do parents somehow know a kid is going to go bad and then name him Scott to give fair warning to the world? I'm talking to you, Mass, FL, Wis, TN.

    • http://wonkette.com/ starfanglednut

      Works as a last name too. See Florida.

      • ttommyunger

        I covered FL.

    • Negropolis

      You left out Michigan where family values Republican state rep Paul Scott was recalled for banging a woman on his staff outside of wedlock, and then trying to pay her to be quiet and let her go (with a recommendation) when she started showing with his little bastard in her.

      • ttommyunger

        You are, indeed, on top of things, heh, heh.Sent from the Field, not in Garrison.

  • glamourdammerung

    I was wondering if he can vote or own a gun considering his multiple acts of domestic violence.

  • glasspusher

    Also had an affair with a drug representative? Wow, that brings back memories of a woman who lived in my apt complex when I was in grad school, total hottie, drug company saleswoman- she was always leaving a satin thong or two in the dryer in the laundry room. I bet the MDs she visited (or at least the ones interested in women) prescribed anything she told them to. She seemed very nice,too.

  • NYNYNYjr

    "…DesJarlais testified he carried on a four-month sexual affair with another patient and prescribed pills for her during their relationship. He stressed there was "nothing wrong" with the prescriptions he wrote, which included the painkiller Darvocet, and was indignant when asked about claims he had handled medication improperly.

    "I don't feel real obligated to respond to that. I think it's ludicrous," he said. "I've never been challenged or questioned in terms of my integrity before.""

  • Negropolis

    You know what? Had this been released beofre the election….he would have still won.

    BTW, found out this guy was born and raised in South Dakota, so we can't even blame TN entirely for this stooge.

  • DahBoner

    Safe sex in Tennessee is when they put signs on all the animals that kick…