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GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield mocks Sen. Feinstein, gun safety efforts, Boston Marathon tragedy with pressure cooker joke


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Only days ago I posted about GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield running away from an 8 year-old, calling her a “prop”, and then calling his constituent a “union thug.” Remember him?

campfield screen shot child prop

I'm sorry to tell you he's back. This time, instead of mocking a little girl, he's mocking Sen. Dianne Feinstein, gun safety efforts, and anyone who was affected by the Boston tragedy, in his personal blog.

He thought it would be a real hoot to joke about banning pressure cookers. Color me crazy, but I'm guessing Boston Marathon victims-- and those who came close to being victims, like my own son-- aren't laughing. Here's what he posted:

His blog title: "Here comes Feinstein again"

campfield pressure cooker

This from a guy whose party is fine with people on terrorism watch lists not being blocked from buying guns.

Here's what Campfield said when he got slammed for being an insensitive putz:

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R)  blog


If my post was inappropriate  talking about "crock pot control" then where is the outrage from the left when they push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting? Im sorry if I exposed your double standard....

 Well, not really.

1. It's "I'm," not "Im," genius.

2. There is zero humor to be found in any way, shape, or form when people are blown up with makeshift bombs made from kitchen appliances, none. People died. People lost limbs. People's lives were changed forever. People were traumatized, devastated. I know I was, and my son wasn't even hurt. In fact, still burst into tears when I watch the news coverage of what happened in Boston, and I'm miles away in California. I can't begin to imagine how a family member or friend of someone who was maimed, hurt, or killed would react upon seeing this piece of s**t's blog posts.

3. The asshatitude of elected officials in the Republican Party is ass-tounding.

4. I'm being as polite and controlled as I can be right now, I really am. But Stacey, do me a favor?


H/t: Think Progress


VIDEO: GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield runs away from 8 year-old, calls her a "prop", calls constituent a "union thug"


campfield screen shot child prop

Crossposted from FreakOutNation with permission, because Anomaly a really good friend and extremely cool person who knows how behind I am today:

State Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-TN) on Thursday withdrew his highly criticized bill which would tie welfare assistance for needy families to their children’s grades. Even Campfield’s Republican colleagues refused to support it.

Think Progress reports, “As Campfield walked to the Senate chambers, he was presented with a petition of more than 2500 signatures collected by Clergy for Justice to protest the bill. The deliverer of the petition was an 8-year-old girl, Aamira Fetuga, whose mother, Rasheedat Fetuga, is the founder of a local child advocacy group. 

As Aamira prepared to explain to Campfield why she was worried about his bill, Campfield dismissed her as a “prop” and hurried away, repeating over and over again, “Using children as props is shameful” as Aamira and her mother tried to talk to him.”

Normally I’d call someone out if they used a child as a ‘prop’ but since this bill affects them greatly, while putting undue stress on a little kid, then it’s appropriate. Again, she’s only 8 years-old and hardly has a notebook full of ‘gotcha’ questions’.

Toward the end of the video, one of Campfield’s constituents tried to talk to him about his disapproval for the bill, only to be dismissed as a “union thug” by the state senator.

Campfield acts so pompous and condescending toward his constituents. There is something very disturbing about this man. Who in the hell calls one of their constituents a union thug?

My two cents: Stacey Campfield is not only pompous and condescending, he's a bully. He got in the face of a little girl, put on his syrupy voice, and called her a prop... to her face. He spoke to her mother as if she were dirt, as he did to the "union thug" who dared to tell this smug little bottom feeder that he was ashamed of him.

It was easy to see why he was trying to run away.

Hey Stace, I love it when state officials use children as photo opps to show their true, slimy, disdainful, ugly colors.


VIDEO-- Peggy Noonan: "People are buying guns like crazy now. Not because they're nutty..."



Good grief, speaking of "nutty," can Peggy Noonan sound any more sanctimonious? Her level of "concern" and condescension is only surpassed by her phony sincerity and inability to stick to facts.

Thankfully, Paul Krugman was there to counter all that with reality checks and reason.

From the ABC transcript:

NOONAN: I think it should be noted that we have a president. I think it should be noted that he should be sitting down and talking with those who would move -- attempt to move forward on spending. I consider it unusual that this president can never make a deal with those folks.

KRUGMAN: But this is not something you negotiate over. You do not negotiate with hostage-takers. That's the White House position. They're right about that. You just don't negotiate on this. You can negotiate on the sequester, you can negotiate on taxes, but not on someone who is threatening to blow up the world economy if he doesn't get his way.

NOONAN: My goodness. That appeared to be the White House attitude on the fiscal cliff just a month or two ago.

KRUGMAN: It's very different.

NOONAN: Why can nothing ever be worked out? We do have a president. We do have legislative leaders. We do what should be noted, have a spending crisis in America. It is not an eccentric thing to worry about the amount of spending that America does. The income, the outcome and the long-term promises.

KRUGMAN: This is really -- this is a doomsday -- this is really saying I will blow up the world unless you give me what I want. And you don't negotiate on that.


NOONAN: Yes, two things I'd like to say, one is that people are buying guns like crazy now. Not because they're nutty, not enough because they're angry, but because I really think they fear their country is falling apart.

It's defensive and it's something that I think we all have to be talking about. There's so much anxiety out in America. And they also fear their government.

Second thing, I guess connected to that, leave gun control and gun reform issues in the Congress of the United States, the president should not be issuing executive orders in this area. It would really be unwise and it will cause great problems, I would think. [...]

STEPHANOPOULOS: It seems that the White House believes that if the president doesn't move quickly, nothing is going to happen.

KRUGMAN: That's right. This is the moment. And he certainly has to be seen to be doing something. And by the way, it is crazy to be out there buying guns right now. People are afraid, you know, the reality of life in America is that it's safer than it has been in decades.

If we walk out of this studio and walk through Manhattan, your chance of getting mugged are less than they have been since, I don't know, 1960. I mean, this is a -- so this is an odd thing, this is a mental state, not about the reality of America.

NOONAN: No, no, no...

KRUGMAN: The big revelation here has been we've realized -- I didn't know, that the NRA is no longer about gun owners. It's actually representing the firearms industry. And that's something we've learned. So...


VIDEO- Rep. Joe Walsh: Tell your employees to vote Republican or they could be out of a job


UPDATE: Leaked Audio Captures Romney Asking Employers To Tell Their Employees How To Vote

The video courtesy of the Chicago Sun-Times and taken by the super PAC CREDO, the group behind Tea partyer Rep. Joe Walsh is running against Tammy Duckworth.

This would be the Deadbeat Dad, hostile, lowlife, bullying loudmouth who thought nothing of insulting veteran Duckworth with his now infamous, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh” remarks. The same one who said, “Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke.”

Now he's telling business owners to "energize" their employees by informing them that their jobs will be in jeopardy if President Obama wins re-election or if Democrats win the majority in Congress:

"If you run, own, or manage a company, tell your employees! What was the CEO this week that said, if Obama is reelected, I may have to let all of you go next year? If Obama's reelected, if the Democrats take Congress, I may not be able to cover your health insurance next year. If there's ever a year where people who run, manage, and own their companies are going to energize their employees, it better be this year. We're up against it."


VIDEO- Rep. Joe "Deadbeat Dad" Walsh: "Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke."



Rep. Joe Walsh spoke to a crowd in Addison, IL, today and leveled an attack on Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who has been an outspoken advocate for no-cost birth control for women. Walsh even said that it's "embarrassing" that women like Fluke feel "entitled" to no-cost birth control.

Yes, Deadbeat Dad, hostile, lowlife, bullying loudmouth who thought nothing of insulting veteran Tammy Duckworth with his now infamous, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh” Joe Walsh is at it again, this time telling an educated, eloquent, courageous champion of women's rights to get a job:

"How about this? This one kills me, then I’ll be done with my rant.

"So at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night their first prime time speaker was Sandra Fluke — Fluke, Fluke, whatever her name is.

"Think about this: a 31-32 year old law student who’s been a student for life, who gets up there in front of a national audience and tells the American people, “I want America to pay for my contraceptives.” You’re kidding me. Go get a job. Go get a job Sandra Fluke.

"This is what, I was offended. We’ve got Americans who are struggling. We’ve got parents in this country who are struggling to buy sneakers that their kids can wear to school that just started. We’ve got parents up and down my district who are barely keeping their house. And, and, and, we have to be confronted by a woman, the Democratic Party this is what they stand for. Their going to put a woman in front of us who is complaining that the country — you, me and you — won’t pay the 9 dollars per month to pay for her contraceptives.

"How crazy is this? In a way it’s not her fault, because we teach people this stuff. You go back to fairness, we teach young people this. Don’t worry, government will take care of you. You’re having trouble with your student loans? Don’t worry, government will be there for you.

"We are raising the Sandra Flukes of the world. We’re raising Americans who don’t know how to take care of themselves, who feel entitled. This a woman who feels entitled that we all should pay for her contraceptives. This is what we are teaching Americans? That was embarrassing. That was embarrassing."

Yes, you small-minded windbag, it was embarrassing. But not for Sandra Fluke.


VIDEO: Sh*t Joe Walsh Says



"If I offend anybody, tough."

"Don't blame the banks and don't blame the marketplace for the mess we're in right now. I'm tired of hearing that crap."

"He (Obama) was a historic figure. He's our first African American president. The country voted for him because of that."

"The Democratic party promises groups of people everything. They want the Hispanic vote, they want Hispanics to be dependent on government. Just like they got African Americans dependent on government that's their game. Jesse Jackson would be out of work if they weren't dependent on government."

"I'm running against a woman who my god that's all she talks about. Our true heroes the men and women who served us -- that's the last thing in the world they talk about.

"Pick this president up pat him on the head and say son, son, son, Mr. President you were never ready to be president. Now go home, work for somebody, and find out how the real world works."

"One thing I'm sure of, is that there are people here in this country. There is a radical strain of Islam in this country, it's not just over there, trying to kill Americans every week."

With that last quote in mind, via the L.A. Times:

Islamic group asks for investigation of pig legs at mosque site: The L.A. chapter of CAIR asks for an investigation of pig legs thrown onto a driveway at a proposed mosque near Chino while people were praying.

Illinois man accused of shooting at mosque: Police say he narrowly missed a security guard when he fired at the building near his home during Friday prayers.

Deadbeat Dadhostile, lowlife, bullying loudmouth who thought nothing of insulting veteran Tammy Duckworth with his now infamous, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh” Joe Walsh, again: "If I offend anybody, tough."



VIDEO- Rep. Joe Walsh: Obama not ready to be president: "Pat him on the head and say son, son... Now go home."


Relevant segment at about 8:00 (via TPM).

"Respectfully"? Did Deadbeat Dadhostile, lowlife, bullying loudmouth who thought nothing of insulting veteran Tammy Duckworth with his now infamous, “Female, wounded veteran … ehhh” Joe Walsh actually think anyone could say this "respectfully"?

“There’s something different on the ground, and I think it’s going to overtake us all again, think it’s going to overtake the political class. I think it’s going to respectfully pick this president up and pat him on the head and say, son, son, son, Mr. President, you were never ready to be president, now go home and work for somebody and find out how the real world works.”


Listen to the full audio of Walsh’s response here.

If you listen to Rep. Vile's response, he's the victim. He just wants to say what's on his mind, see. Big bad meanie trackers tape him and then everyone takes him out of context! His despicable words are actually documented! No fair!

Color of Change:

These latest remarks reflect Rep. Walsh's history of making racially inflammatory comments and encouraging his supporters to discredit President Obama's leadership. Earlier this year, Rep. Walsh told a suburban Chicago audience that "[The Democratic party] want the Hispanic vote, they want Hispanics to be dependent on government, just like they got African Americans dependent on government. That's their game."

The following is a statement from ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson:

"Once again, Rep. Joe Walsh has decided to stoke racial fears about President Barack Obama in order to leverage support for his own campaign. His comments not only demonstrate the lack of respect for President Obama's position, but also for the millions of American voters who elected him into office in 2008. Walsh's attempt to discredit President Obama's leadership succeeds only in demonstrating that he is unfit to lead."

"As the country draws closer to election day, the ColorOfChange community will remain vigilant and vocal as candidates such as Walsh race-bait and stoke race-based fears. We will continue to call out their efforts to divide America, and we will hold them accountable."

Apparently, Walsh was "just having fun." "My first reaction was to laugh," says he, regarding the above statement.

My first reaction to Walsh was to tell him to do this, and a whole lot more: