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Mark Frauenfelder at 2:09 pm Fri, Jun 1, 2012
I’m sure he didn’t mean it literally anymore than that pastor meant that we should imprison gay people or the other pastor meant that we should abuse children who might be gay. By which I mean, he probably really did mean it.
Just what I feared. They’re finding common ground with radical Muslims.
Hardly a “Prominent GOP Spokeperson”! FTA “..Jay Townsend, the official campaign spokesman for the freshman representative..”.
Why fan the flame of partisanship when ONE guy says something completely asinine and assign that to everyone in that person’s party affiliation??
Because the representative hasn’t fired his worthless ass. And the party hasn’t pressured her to fire his worthless ass. It’s a political party, not a loose collection of college chums who occasionally exchange holiday greetings.
A spokesperson for one of the 100 Senators representing a population of over 300,000,000 people is prominent no matter how you slice it.
Nan Hayworth (Townsend’s boss) is a Representative, not a Senator. Both of NY’s Senators are Dems.
I think my sister lives in Hayworth’s district. I’ve already emailed her about this.
Because it fits. Any other questions?
Because if you flamed people of either major party for saying things that are only regular-level asinine, you’d burn all of your column space just keeping up. It’s the ones who are way over the top who get the press.
Now it’s time to crank out the Republican-style rhetoric and ask why we’re not hearing from all the other Republicans complaining about this Taliban-style terrorist. The fact that we’re not obviously indicates that they’re obviously all pro-terrorism. (Well, either that, or they haven’t heard about this particular jerk yet, or they don’t want to get their name in the same newspaper as him.)
Because it isn’t just one guy? The Quitta from Wasilla comes to mind.
After reading the context (and taking some deep breaths)… he may have meant it to mean something along the lines of “hurl some invective” rather than the literal interpretation.
On the other hand, that’s one hell of a bad choice of phrasing even if it was meant that way.
I would love to see a rather less biased look at political pay gaps based on gender, since the one he linked to seems to be entirely focused on democrat and independent jobs with nothing more than a glancing note about other factors.
Anything to take well-deserved attention away from Florida and their problems, both self-caused and not.
In Florida the cops are speculating that the crazy people are taking super-evil acid themselves – no need to throw it around.
Really? Like if he said “Let’s shoot those bitches” you would say “maybe he meant with a camera”?
Well, first of all, it would help to have a more apples-to-apples comparison (i.e., “let’s shoot those female democratic senators”). Then, yes, I’d look at the rest of the statement. If he was talking about paparazzi stalking him and was trying to redirect focus at democrats, there’s an outside chance it had to do with cameras, yes.
So, yeah, I don’t think this is nearly as concrete as the usual examples of bigotry and sexism displayed by Republicans. Though he should be fired either way, because that sentence is one hell of a display of stupidity no matter what was meant.
He is talking about LSD, right? “Let’s hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators”. Then they should all have a love-in.
Let’s cut off his duck and make him quack it.
Not even the Taliban higher ups crack jokes about acid attacks. We have sunk low.
It seems to be like this should be treated in the same way as a suggestion of an attack on the president.
Gasp-inducing Old Party.
Does the Jeebus still like the GOP when they act this way?
Didn’t Jesus throw acid on the money changers in the Temple? And hurl some napalm at an intransigent fig tree?
Which is worse? That he’s so ignorant he didn’t know the Taliban is literally throwing acid in young girls’ eyes for trying to go to school, or that he did?
And, what’s next on his literary palette? Lynching metaphors?
He’s advocating domestic terrorism. Why isn’t he on a one-way trip to Gitmo?
Pick one of the women or several, from around the world, from a Google image search based on “acid women”, to visit the House and Senate to give a real-life education about why saying such a thing in 2012 is more than a verbal “gaffe”. Consequences. The man who said it should be matched with one of these enduring women every day for a work week. He will learn his lesson then teach others, because it WILL work. Each of these women’s nightmares began when someone said those very same words, about them. Outside the bounds of rational political metaphor. Like, “Let’s hijack a passenger jet and fly it into the DemocratIC Convention.”
Since i come from Pakistan, i believe some clarification is in order.
Radicalised Muslims don’t throw acid at women, though they have been known to slash their arm with knives for wearing sleeveless dresses. Taliban also dont throw acid at people, though they do behead people in a gender neutral fashion.
No, the acid throwing on women is the domain of men coming from deeply conservative and tribal societies, such as exist in rural pakistan. Probable reason for this is their discomfort at the rapid rate, historically speaking, of female empowerment which results in women actually saying no to them on vaarious matters, usually marriage. Since supposedly this hasn’t happened for hundreds of years, it is very shocking to them.
What all of this means in the Floridian context is beyond me.