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Poll: Hayworth Spokesman Who Made 'Acid' Comment Resigns

Hayworth's campaign announced departure Monday. Do you think the resignation was necessary?

Under fire for a controversial comment on Facebook, Nan Hayworth spokesman Jay Townsend has resigned, her campaign announced Monday.

"Jay Townsend has offered, and I have accepted, his resignation from his position with my campaign," Hayworth (R-Bedford), said in a statement. "Now let's return to talking about issues that really matter to families: job creation, spending restraint and economic development.

Controversery had been brewing since Townsend made his comments on May 26 in a post to the NY19 U.S. House of Representatives Civil Discussion Center, in a conversation about gas prices.

"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," he wrote, while linking to a story from The Washington Free Beacon.

The comments brought on controversy, as our sister publication The Huffington Post notes, including calls for Townsend to be fired from Hayworth's opponents, including.

Francis T McVetty June 18, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Bruiser, contrary to what the politicians, of both parties say, they DON"T create the jobs. The jobs are created by the people. People invest money and companies are formed. The produce products and employee people. People pay taxes and that keeps the government solvent, It is when the government gets in the way of this process that we then have problems. The Democrats seem to be the ones that put road blocks in the way of the private sector. Every time you turn around some agency of the government is putting restrictions on something or another. One of the biggest offenders is the EPA. Yes we do need some regulation but it needs to be reasonable. Just look at what they are doing to the coal industry. The president said he would stop the generation of electricity by coal plants, and he is doing that now with NEW regulations.
bruiser June 21, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Francis you are correct when you say politicians don't create jobs,but history shows that under democrats more jobs are created.What the people of the United states are waking up to is tax cuts do not work,if they did we all would be in better shape.
Francis T McVetty June 21, 2012 at 06:03 PM
The tax breaks might if the governments over regulation of business was eliminated or curtailed. How about the uncertainty of heath care costs to business's? We NOW have the highest tax on corporations in the world. We are #1 . Wonder why companies are setting up shop outside the USA? If you want to make comparisons between republicans and Democrats then why not ask the people which of those administrations they would rather live under. Maybe like Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan. Continue on the path that president Obama has us on and we WILL be more like Europe.
bruiser June 22, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Francis tax breaks do not work,Reagan did it and then had to raise taxes 11 times.You mention carter, even he had a track record better than the 2 bushes combined Carter had 10.5 million jobs under his watch,Bush 1 had 2.5 and Bush 2 had 3 million.
Catherine July 11, 2012 at 08:31 PM
I would have been much more impressed if Nan had resigned. She was totally dishonest when she ran, claiming to be pro-choice and then casting every possible vote against women that she could. Nan is all about Nan and her lobbying husband.

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