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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:29 AM Jul 2017

Rep. Farenthold of Texas says he would challenge female GOP senators to a duel

Rep. Farenthold of Texas says he would challenge female GOP senators to a duel — if they were South Texas men


These days, many Washington politicians are unafraid to take verbal shots at one another over legislative discord, whether it’s on social media or on cable network shows. But long gone are the days when politicians would threaten to settle rivalries duels.

So it was a throwback when Rep. Blake Farenthold, a Republican from Corpus Christi, Tex., on Friday criticized some Republican “female senators from the Northeast” for their opposition to efforts to pass a health care overhaul.

Then, he said, “if it was a guy from south Texas I might ask him to step outside and settle this Aaron Burr-style.”

Speaking to local radio host Bob Jones, Farenthold was referring to the 1804 duel in which Burr shot and killed Alexander Hamilton, former treasury secretary and Burr’s long-standing political rival and personal enemy.

Farenthold, who has experienced a fair share of controversies over women’s issues and his interactions with women, did not mention any of these senators by name. But three Republican female senators have been key holdouts from the GOP’s current Obamacare “repeal and replace” proposal: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska).

America is becoming so great again that when you get tired of winning you will experience the sweet release of the 2nd amendment to resolve any differences of opinion. So if you disagree, they will shut you up permanently.

Ladies, learn your place and stop being so uppity or they will repeal the 19th amendment too.

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1. Lots of target space there. #yesfatshaming. Manchin (WV) was on CNN just after that
Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:33 AM
Jul 2017

Saying he'd step outside...."is he going to leave my constituents in West Virginia outside"


(2,464 posts)
7. Stupid dips**t can't think of arguments to convince his colleagues...
Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:40 AM
Jul 2017

so he will just kill them instead.

Congrats, Comrade Stalin!


(24,373 posts)
9. Most women would be able to...
Tue Jul 25, 2017, 10:54 AM
Jul 2017

...kick this asshole's ass with one dainty hand tied behind our backs. The word repulsive is woefully inadequate to describe this loathsome excuse for a human being.


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11. Good god
Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:22 AM
Jul 2017

That's basically supporting terrorism.

A woman MP here was murdered by a right-wing nutcase, so these attitudes can have consequences.

On a more trivial note, he seems rather geographically challenged: since when has either West Virginia or Alaska been in the 'Northeast'?


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16. Farenthold to Collins: "If you were a man, I would challenge you to a duel"
Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:49 PM
Jul 2017

Collins: "If you were a man, I'd accept"

(stolen from some brilliant wag on the internets - but a goodie"

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