Soooo… how do you deal with female political Democratic opponents? Just hurl some acid at them. No, this is NOT taken out of context. Jay Townsend, who is the spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth’s (R-NY) re-election campaign, posted on facebook:
“Listen to Tom. What a little bee he has in his bonnet. Buzz. Buzz. My questions 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.”
Now, in the heated race this year as our parties have grown to be even more hateful of one another than ever before, there are some horrid statements being made. Some in jest, some serious. I am sure that Townsend had no intention of being serious with his “acid hurling” idea – but some things are just not funny!
Jay, why don’t you go and have a chat with these women who have had acid thrown in their faces. I’m hope you will then understand how horrifically uncouth your statement was.
A very serious apology needs to be made here.
Petition to fire Jay Townsend
Ultra-Violet.org has a petition started with the following message to Rep. Nan Hayworth:
“Advocating violence against women is never OK. Jay Townsend must be fired for his comments right away”
You may click HERE to go to the petition
Source: Think Progress