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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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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.
shukivengeance 2nd-Jun-2012 05:13 am (UTC)
Ugh, me too. The word choice is too deliberate. Fuck this guy for spewing such unfathomably evil crap.

Actually yeah can we get a 'fuck this guy' tag on the post please OP?

Edited at 2012-06-02 05:14 am (UTC)
mercystars 2nd-Jun-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
absolutely. and he doesn't give two fucks that he's referencing it, either.
celtic_thistle 3rd-Jun-2012 12:28 am (UTC)
That was my first thought. "STFU, uppity women, or we can be just as bad as those evil brown guys and then you'll be grateful we LET you do anything at all!"

Ugh. Evil fucker.
bowtomecha 3rd-Jun-2012 03:40 am (UTC)
"In 2011, 15 school girls in Afghanistan were on their way to school when a man on a motorcycle pulled up next to them and asked where they were going and one of the girls responded by telling him that they were going to school. The man then proceeded to throw liquid acid on the girls, permanently scarring them all."

If I could get a hold of this man and run a flaming woodchipper at a really slow setting...
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