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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."

ABC News
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mollywobbles867 2nd-Jun-2012 04:49 am (UTC)
shukivengeance 2nd-Jun-2012 04:54 am (UTC)
Is he seriously referencing what I think he's referencing!?

Edited at 2012-06-02 04:55 am (UTC)
astridmyrna 2nd-Jun-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
I have a sneaking suspicion that he is.
dixiedolphin 2nd-Jun-2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Remind me again... what precisely is the difference is between the dangerous, misogynistic, violence-inciting religious extremists in the American government and the dangerous, misogynistic, violence-inciting religious extremists in Afghanistan? I seem to be having trouble discerning the two.
dark_puck 2nd-Jun-2012 05:27 am (UTC)
Oooh! I know, I know!

The ones in America are Christian so it's totally okay! God said so!
astridmyrna 2nd-Jun-2012 04:57 am (UTC)
Give me a stapler, a flaming log, and five minutes and we'll see who'll want to hurl acid on women for disagreeing with his high and mighty opinions.
nesmith 2nd-Jun-2012 05:08 am (UTC)
I was about to suggest carbon steel, but I much prefer your method.
schexyschteve 2nd-Jun-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
I...I'm sorry, what?

ohnotaylor 2nd-Jun-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
And people say we don't need feminism anymore. Fuck this ancient creature.
darth_eldritch 2nd-Jun-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
4eyedblonde 2nd-Jun-2012 05:31 am (UTC)
What The Actual Fuck
layweed 2nd-Jun-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
fucking asshole
surealistic_des 2nd-Jun-2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Waiting for his fake apologies. :/

How do people get away with this? Should be suspended or fired over that remark. :/
mercaque 2nd-Jun-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
He gets away with it because misogyny is a feature, not a bug, for the GOP.
tilmon 2nd-Jun-2012 06:10 am (UTC)
Fuck this guy. And fuck anyone who stands by him. He and anyone who tolerates this kind of incitement should be hounded from public office and denied private employment.
babysinclair 2nd-Jun-2012 06:13 am (UTC)
No words
xdawnfirex 2nd-Jun-2012 06:17 am (UTC)
lickbrains 2nd-Jun-2012 06:42 am (UTC)
Can't he be arrested for this kind of shit? I mean, this isn't an opinion—it's pretty much hate speech that incites violence. I'm pretty sure that's breaking some kind of law.
mirhanda 2nd-Jun-2012 05:34 pm (UTC)
tala_nahimana 2nd-Jun-2012 08:41 am (UTC)
Jesus. First it's PETA throwing red paint on people with fur coats (don't much care for real furs myself, but geez, that's a little extreme) and now we got raving morons who want to start throwing acid??</p>

SMGDH  The state that our politics has withered to is, once again, making me wish I could just go to Canada.

dearmisterecho 2nd-Jun-2012 09:26 am (UTC)
uuuuhh...I think someone suggesting we should throw acid in women's faces, is in a whoooole 'nuther league of fucked up than some animal rights activists throwing paint on people.

edit for html fail oop @ me

Edited at 2012-06-02 09:26 am (UTC)
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abee 2nd-Jun-2012 09:14 am (UTC)
Fucking classy.
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