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Another Day, Another Republican Suggesting Violence Against Democratic Women

Watch voters get turned away from Nan Hayworth's office because it's "private property." If there are common rhetorical themes in what passes for Republican discourse, two spring to mind. The first is the idea of something being "rammed down"

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Watch voters get turned away from Nan Hayworth's office because it's "private property."

If there are common rhetorical themes in what passes for Republican discourse, two spring to mind. The first is the idea of something being "rammed down" their throats (I am, of course, much too discreet to speculate as to what lies behind that one), and the second, of course, is the idea of committing some act of violence against women—because as usual, they're asking for it. Here's yet another example of the latter, from the spokesman for wacky Nan Hayworth, via TPM:

Jay Townsend, a campaign spokesman for Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth (NY-19), weighed in on a local Facebook discussion with a violent comment about Democratic women in Congress, and his suggestion is now earning the congresswoman condemnation from one of her Democratic challengers.The Facebook page, called NY19 U.S. House of Representatives Discussion Center, encourages “civil multi-partisan discussion about issues impacting citizens of New York’s U.S. House District represented by Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.”

On it, a question about gas prices was also critical of Hayworth. Townsend responded to one commenter, Tom, by bringing up the “war on women” and suggested they “hurl some acid at those female democratic Senators.”The comment:

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.

Richard Becker, one of several Democratic candidates vying to challenge Hayworth, went after Hayworth over Townsend’s comment via his campaign’s spokesman Barry Caro.

Becker is pushing Hayworth on why she hasn't fired Townsend. I wonder what will happen.

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