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Republican spokesman: ‘Let's hurl some acid' at female Democratic senators

8:03 pm - 06/01/2012
Jay Townsend, a campaign spokesman for Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY-19) has ignited a controversy after he said, "Let's hurl some acid" at female Democratic senators.

Townsend's comments (which have since been removed) were posted Thursday on a local Facebook discussion forum for New York's 19 th congressional district. Townsend was responding to comments made by a commenter named "Tom" during an online debate over gas prices. Townsend wrote:

"Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz Buzz. My question today … when is Tommy boy going to weigh in on all the Lilly Ledbetter hypocrites who claim to be fighting the War on Women? Let's hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won't abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector."

Hayworth's office has not yet responded to requests for comment on the matter.

Townsend is described on his own personal website an "adept wordsmith," and is far from a political newcomer. In 2010, he was the Republican nominee in the U.S. Senate race against Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. Townsend eventually lost that race by 18 points. He has worked on more than 300 campaigns in 25 different states, according to his website.

The campaign for Rich Becker, who is running to unseat Hayworth, posted a statement online Thursday calling for Townsend to be fired.

"I'd be fired - immediately and with cause - if I said stuff like this. Which begs the question: why is Jay Townsend still Nan Hayworth's spokesman," wrote Becker campaign spokesman Barry Caro. "Does she agree that 'bin Laden is dead in spite of Obama?' Does she agree that we should 'hurl some acid' at politicians her campaign disagrees with? These comments are simply unprofessional and should never cross the lips of a Congressional spokesman."

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bestdaywelived 2nd-Jun-2012 09:54 pm (UTC)
Um ... what? What the fuck ...?

This is a really stupid comment and you should feel bad about yourself for making it. Fur = slaughtering defenseless animals. Destroying fur is destroying the result of a murder.

Men have been throwing acid on women since forever. It's a way to destroy us and punish us for being women, and to make sure that if we don't do what they say, our lives will be ruined.
tala_nahimana 3rd-Jun-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
Why should I feel bad? You're the one (as seems to be a common theme in this group) taking my comment out of context. Because apparently you missed the part where I said that I myself am not a fan of furs. Jeez. I was only pointing out that it's the extremists that seem to have a nasty habit of wanting to bomb people like that instead of finding more constructive routes to express their views. Jeez. Just because I found the two things synonymous does NOT mean I was begging for people to find reason to be dickwads to me again.

Seriously. I have just as much a right to my opinions and views as you do and I DON'T deserve to have people constantly jumping my ass because they want to twist my words and make me out to be something I'm not.

Do you EVER see me in here tearing other people down like that? NO. So if you've got nothing better to do and no intelligent way to address someone, then seriously? Piss off.

Here's a goddamn idea: Try ASKING someone what they mean by something instead of jumping up their ass and tearing them down. For gods' sake, this is not fucking high school here and I am NOT your goddamn punching bag. Not for YOU or for ANYONE else.

I'm not going away. I joined this group because I'm interested in politics and learning more about it, even with all the douchebaggery that goes on with it. I don't ask to be dogpiled on by a bunch of immature asshats who, quite frankly, aren't acting any better than the people in these articles that you all so openly scorn.

Grow the fuck up.
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