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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

Really?

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?

stfu

H/t: Think Progress

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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...

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

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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 takedownwalsh.com. 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."

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