Multiple tipsters have written in about a Facebook discussion on the NY19 U.S. House of Representatives Civil Discussion Center related to the rising gas prices nationwide (and blaming President Obama's hasty action), and alerted us that we aren't just talking about oil anymore:
Listen to [previous commenter]. 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.
The scary thing is, this isn't some crazy internet flamer: the author of this horrifying missive, Jay Townsend, is a conservative consultant who, according to his website, has worked in four presidential campaigns, multiple Senate, Gubernatorial and Congressional races. He is currently the spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth, New York, whose campaign manager is currently doing some frantic damage control, blaming the campaign of Hayworth's competitor Richard Becker (which is kind of like blaming John Wayne and/or John Wayne Gacy for that mistake Michelle Bachmann made) for blowing the comment way out of proportion, which is so not what people should be doing when someone threatens violent action against a group of people with a metaphor that is dangerously close to a real epidemic, right?