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GOP Congressional Spokesman Townsend on Facebook, “Let’s hurl some acid at those female Democratic Senators”

Jay Townsend

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.”


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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.

Patricia Lefranc arrives at Justice Palace to attend the trial of Richard Remes in a court in Brussels March 12, 2012. Remes, a 57-year-old Belgian, faces charges of attempted murder of Lefranc, his ex-girlfriend, in 2009 by spraying acid on her face and body. Photograph by: YVES HERMAN, REUTERS Source

Brave Face: Katie Piper – courage after a brutal acid attack. Source: BBC

A screen grab from the documentary Saving Face showing one of the Pakistani women featured in the film. The documentary profiles women who have been disfigured as a result of acid being thrown on them, usually by a relative. (Shareem Obaid Films/ Source: CBC

Petition to fire Jay Townsend 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


  1. Thanks for the link. I responded immediately. The comment is shocking enough on its own, but juxtaposed with those photos brings tears …

  2. Louise Duddy a Beautiful girl we grew up with, was the first person I knew this to happened to. The man will definately attract the right sort of attention now and I don’t think it’ll be political. How is he still in a job? I can’t believe it needs a petition. What’s wrong with this World.

      • Good point. This kind of language from our “representatives” needs to stop. Metaphor is one thing, but face it, the guy isn’t really the metaphor type.

        • Absolutely. And that’s what I mean, he’s not the subtle metaphor type, though I am sure that is what his defense is–“it was figurative langauge!” There are too many of his crude followers who will no doubt take joy in the thought of it being literal.

  3. ok here is where i Vent!!! I signed asap. this is just Fracking So Wrong!! I do not FB or anything else Michelle if I could raise my voice above the roof tops: What In the EFF is wrong with ???PLEASE STOP HURTING OTHERS You are only causing pain to your selves to your children to darn I ran out of words…NO MORE ANYMORE tears and over whemling anger stop me from takeing over the world (damn I am still mad angry and 100% upset)

  4. Thanks Michelle for sending the link; I signed the petition immediately. There is something cruel and dare I say evil about this crop of politicians.

  5. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:

    Jay Townsend, who is the spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth’s (R-NY) re-election campaign, posted on facebook:
    “Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators who won’t abide the mandates they want to impose on the private sector.”

    This is the racist sexist government we have elected to represent America.

  6. Bad, bad, bad! Don’t people realize the power of their words when there are mindless idiots out there to follow them and take their words to heart? Horrible.

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