I AM A BAUMGARTNER OF MEN  3:05 pm August 22, 2012

Washington GOP Senate Candidate F-Bombs Reporter For Asking Questions About The News

by Jesse Taylor

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It can be difficult to run for Senate. Your Wonkette knows; we haven’t done it many times because of how difficult it is. Michael Baumgartner, though, is running for Senate against Maria Cantwell, and was righteously pissed off because a reporter asked him questions that weren’t on his agenda, and so responded thoughtfully about the issues of the day. By telling the reporter to go fuck himself.

Feit published the e-mail Tuesday on his politics blog, PubliCola. He said he interviewed Baumgartner,  a state senator running against Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell, Monday to get his take on the political news of the day: comments made by U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, about rape and pregnancy. During the interview, Baumgartner expressed frustration that social issues were getting so much attention, while his biggest issue, ending the war in Afghanistan, was not.

Then, at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Baumgartner e-mailed Feit a photo of himself and a Navy SEAL, Pat Feeks, who died recently in Afghanistan. “Take a good look and then go (expletive)  yourself,” Baumgartner wrote.

In an interview Tuesday, Baumgartner confirmed he sent the e-mail and said it was part of a larger conversation, which he would not describe. “It was sent from my personal e-mail. It was a personal comment to Josh,” he said.

Who doesn’t e-mail “personal” comments berating reporters following interviews? And what sort of traitor commie libtard reporter would reveal the very private and personal fuck yous of important candidates who think about the issues and love the troops like their own children?

Speaking of loving children, Baumgartner, who would like to talk about the issues in his race, did this:

Baumgartner apologized several months ago for going after Cantwell for being unmarried, saying she ”frequently voted to undermine the role of parents in child-rearing.”

Presumably, he sent her a picture of a baby and told her to go fuck herself until she could have one, because he is a Republican running for office and unaware of how vaginas work.

[Seattle Times]

 
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Callyson August 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm

a Navy SEAL, Pat Feeks, who died recently in Afghanistan

And the reporter is responsible for this tragic death because…?

JFC…

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Baumgartner blows seals?

Generation[redacted] August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

No, that's just ice cream.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Please, he is a reporter. So clearly he is a Muslim Socialist who is working to bring down this country. QED.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Well, Jesus fucking Christ would be fucking Himself, so there you have it.

Fox E. Puppet August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

BECAUSe SHUT UP IS wHY!!1!

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

If the reporter goes and "fucks himself" would he be unable to become pregnant because his "body has ways to shut down the whole thing"?

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Not if it was consensual.

MinAgain August 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

More importantly, if the reporter goes and "fucks himself", would that be considered gay sex?

Geminisunmars August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That would make him a unisexual.

littlebigdaddy August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I had one of those once but it was too hard to keep my balance.

Geminisunmars August 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

It does do something to one's inner ears.

Weallscream August 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

What goes around, comes around!

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

It worse than that – It is incestual, gay, anal sex and quite possibly masturbation. That is a Conservative's worst nightmare.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

What if he, or she, depending on how he self-identifies, was a hermaphrodite? Hanh? HANH?

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

That would clearly be heterosexual and thus permissible IF he was married to himself.

emmelemm August 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

You mean a Conservative's hottest fantasy?

Fox E. Puppet August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Republicans promoting gay sex… again?

Callyson August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Only if he does so illegitimately.

VA_Dreaming August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

If he fucks himself, I think that would have to be consensual so he would be able to impregnate himself.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I've fucked myself several times against my will, usually at a wedding chapel.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Wow, that's pretty bold. Did anyone see you?

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Sadly, there were witnesses so I couldn't get an annulment.

mavenmaven August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

ftw, been there, done that, still paying

VA_Dreaming August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I hope it at least felt good at the time!

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

See, that's my problem. If they could ever make sex unpleasant, half my troubles would be gone

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I greatly fear that this entire string will show up verbatim and as fact in an authorized Sex Education text book in Texas.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

His mom is a teacher.

Steverino247 August 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

"I don't feel 'tardy."

riverside68 August 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Is the reporter a young man from Nantucket?

MilwaukeeKent August 22, 2012 at 10:57 pm

If the reporter could do that he probably wouldn't leave the house.

"So…what do you call your act?"
"The Aristocrat!"

Joshua Norton August 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I'm not saying all wingnuts are sociopaths, but it would explain a lot of the things they've said lately.

Self-Uploader August 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Only disagree with your diagnosis. Sociopaths are often charming in public. There are better words for what they are.

hagajim August 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Michael Baumgartner is just another example of the idiots who now control the GOP. If you're a woman of any stripe, just take a look at what these dickwads think of you and your gender. Generally, they are self-pretentious pricks who feel they have been picked on for too long by the wimmins, messicans, muslins, and pretty much everyone else who isn't them. Asswipes.

Terry August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Recall that Karl Rove says he became a conservative when he was a kid because a girl with a Kennedy bumper sticker on the basket of her bicycle was mean to him.

littlebigdaddy August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

And everyone called him Turd Blossom.

DerrickWildcat August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Fuck himself in a good way or a bad way?

calliecallie August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

In a legitimate way.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Or illegitimate way, if he did want to get preggers, and didn't have time to fill out all the paperwork to make it legitimate.

An_Outhouse August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

some people just like visiting the Abortionplex.

James Michael Curley August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

What statement is he making with that pink tie?

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Not the one he thought he was making.

ChillBill August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

To be fair, fucking yourself prevents abortions.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Tried that, but I ended up just laying back and enjoying it.

Tundra Grifter August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

To steal a bit from Woody Allen, at least it's sex with someone you love.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

And nobody cares if you pick your nose in the afterglow.

ChillBill August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Also by Woody: "I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own."

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I still like to demand a government paid abortion all the same. Why should I miss out on all the fun because I'm a man and don't have a partner? That's sexist!

IncenseDebate August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

The GOP is fucking itself. Hard and legitimately.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Was it a shirtless photo? I only ask because he sends me those all the time. Nothing to see here, folks.

Major Thom August 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm

"Go **** yourself"
Further proof that republicans have no idea how their junk works.

ManchuCandidate August 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

If you hate Publicola and getting caught in the rain
If you're into Todd Akin, if you don't have a brain
If you like sending Fuck Yous at midnight to blogs from the Cape
Then I'm the candidate you've looked to vote for on 'forcible rape'

ThundercatHo August 23, 2012 at 10:02 am

Oh my, wish I had a basketful of upfists for that.

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

A Republican that wants to end a war? RINO!

VA_Dreaming August 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I am thinking that Michael Baumgartner is a man of his word. He tells someone to go fuck himself and in the process fucks himself and his own candidacy.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

In fairness, his candidacy was fucked as soon as he put an (R) next to his name.

emmelemm August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Up until this moment, I (a Washington state resident) had NO IDEA who was running against Maria Cantwell.

Now I do. And I feel comfortable telling him to go fuck himself.

Callyson August 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

He went on to say he sent the message out of frustration that more media attention hasn’t been given to his campaign platform to end the war in Afghanistan. “The problem is that many media outlets, including PubliCola, do not want to talk about why these men and women continue to be killed."

Yeah, because Obama wants to keep hundreds of thousands of troops in Afghanistan indefinitely. Doesn't he?

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/obama-america

RadioBowels August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Josh Feit is the Linda Tripp of 2012.

OneYieldRegular August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

If there's one thing I learned from doing time in the Human Resources mines, it's that bad behavior is a superbly accurate predictor of more bad behavior. If this guy wins, he'll have a career worth watching for the entertainment value.

zumpie August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Cantwell would need to be documented taking 13 year olds from the swings, bringing them to Portland, Boise or Vancouver, BC, somehow fathering the babies they need to abort (which this moron probably thinks she's capable of), etc before she'd lose this election.

WA is a blue state and she's popular. However, I suspect this guy going on the RNC Offical No $$$ From Us List….

Hera Sent Me August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

I thought "go fuck yourself" was the motto of the upcoming GOP convention.

After all, it's the personal motto of most Republicans I know.

Callyson August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

It's certainly the first response I have to most Republicans in office…

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Baumgartner apologized several months ago for going after Cantwell for being unmarried, saying she ”frequently voted to undermine the role of parents in child-rearing.”

All these womyns are making the Baby Jesus cry, what with their wanton, lustful ways.

MinAgain August 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Did he marry a kindergartener, or is that his daughter in the picture?

Ruhe August 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

No, silly. That's his beard.

MinAgain August 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

My bad. I should have noticed the pink tie.

Native_of_SL_UT August 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

And what's with the old ladies waving goodbye to someone else besides the bride and groom? Are they going on the honeymoon too?

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Probably the INS agents to make sure he really married his mail-order bride.

no_gravity August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Fuck me? Fuck you!

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

DR. DOOLITTLE LIBEL!

bobbert August 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Austin Powers Libel!!!

ChillBill August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

At least he didn't say "go fuck yourself, this is a Holy site!"

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

If the reporter could fuck himself, would he even bother working?

CindynEncinitas August 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Dudes at my college used to sing:
"If I could cook, I wouldn't need a spouse
if I could blow myself, I wouldn't leave the house."
to the tune of Word Up.

MissTaken August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Then, at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Baumgartner e-mailed Feit a photo of himself and a Navy SEAL, Pat Feeks, who died recently in Afghanistan. “Take a good look and then go (expletive) yourself,” Baumgartner wrote.

It's 10:45 at night, do you know what kind of pictures your husband is masturbating to?

gullywompr August 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Rape? Go fuck yourself!

mrblifil August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

"See this guy? He DIED so he could be my political prop, so FUUUUCCKKKK YYYOOOUUUU!!!!1!"

ProgressiveInga August 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

What, "Kiss my ass! This is a HOLY PLACE!" was already taken?

elviouslyqueer August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

During the interview, Baumgartner expressed frustration that social issues were getting so much attention, while his biggest issue, ending the war in Afghanistan, was not.

Just a guess here, Mikey, but I'm thinking it's because your GOP buds keep saying stupid shit about social issues that have almost zero to do with them personally.

DEIT: Oh, and these same GOP buds also don't have, or refuse to sign on to, a coherent plan for winding down the war in Afghanistan. Maybe you wanna talk to them about this, eh?

Native_of_SL_UT August 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I can think of about 300 of colleagues should get this Email. Also.

comrad_darkness August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

But its the democrats who bring down the level of discourse, people. Come on, stay on message.

Serolf_Divad August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Fucketty, fuck, fuck fuck.

Because Jesus, that's why.

SorosBot August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

He refuses to discuss important domestic issues like a woman's right to choose, but says "fuck you" because there are still troops in Afghanistan – he sounds like a liberal purity troll from a place like Daily Kos; next he'll be saying "Obama is JUST LIKE Bush!" because there are still some troops in Afghanistan and he didn't give us a full socialized medicine plan that would never have passed Congress but instead compromised and gave us the ACA we have that actually passed.

Wilcoxyz August 22, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Ohh, there's semen on the photo, next to a Navy Seal.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Navy SEALs are seamen, after all.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Not even so much as a peen print, sadly.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Basketball? But white guys can't jump!

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Bullpups, no less. WTF is a bullpup????

Oblios_Cap August 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm
actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

heh heh…it's says "buttstock"….heh heh

elviouslyqueer August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

He looks like the Heath Ledger version of the Joker. Only pastier.

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Oh, I'm sure he's used it alright. . .

comrad_darkness August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

So, he's upset about his friend dying in Afghanistan. Fine and good, but his anger isn't at the Republican Bush's diverting sufficient resources from there to his Oedipus complex, lied to get into war in Iraq? Seriously?? His friend would have a much better chance of being alive if Bush hadn't screwed up so royally. Sorry, no sympathy for fucking morons.

MissTaken August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Baumgartner apologized several months ago for going after Cantwell for being unmarried, saying she ”frequently voted to undermine the role of parents in child-rearing.

I would frequently vote against rearing a child, too.

mr bojangles August 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm

skoal rebel for senator!!!! 'fuck y all!'

mavenmaven August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

What would Kurt Cobain say?

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Nevermind?

widestanceromance August 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Rape me–in a legitimate way?

ProgressiveInga August 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Smells like douchebag?

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Bang! Thud.

emmelemm August 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

Too soon!

Fox E. Puppet August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Something about territorial pissings?

anniegetyerfun August 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Offer a recipe for Cajun-seasoned, blackened tumors? Good eats!

Beowoof August 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Oh my a republican who doesn't want to answer questions about his views. Why you would think he doesn't want his stupid, ignorant, asshole thoughts made public. However, as is often true with the truly ignorant, his words betrayed him.

Tundra Grifter August 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

While "Afghanistan, damn it!" is a change from the standard GNoP "9/11, stupid!" if one member of the Senate or House could really make a difference regarding the US being in a war, Barbara Lee would have kept us out of Iraq.

LibertyLover August 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This has got to be made up. No self-respecting Navy Seal would be called Baumgartner.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Isn't that usually the name of the guy who gets blown up in the first reel?

LibertyLover August 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

AKA the unknown character in the landing party in a Star Trek episode.

MinAgain August 22, 2012 at 3:40 pm

A red shirt. How appropriate.

Native_of_SL_UT August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I have a buddy who was in the Marines whose last name is Dick. He says that was a little rough.

mrblifil August 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It's ok local bloggers have a way of shutting that whole thing down.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

The Washington State Republican Party has decided to take on Sarah Palin as their spiritual and intellectual guide. And they continue to wonder why the Republican party continues to wither in this state. In the 60s, moderate Republicans threw out the Birchers that controlled the party, and manage to do well in elections. Since the 80s and Reagan, they started a downhill slide into a mess of radical, paranoid fools. Heck, in 1988, Pat Robertson won the caucuses here. Anyone who doesn't tow the Rush Limbaugh/Koch brothers line is declared a RINO, and debate mostly comes down to believing that everyone is dumb since they refuse to support the far right. I weep for them, I truly shed a tear.

Chet Kincaid_ August 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Dammit, now there'll be chaos at your borders due to the flood of refugees screaming for asylum and Washington State drivers licenses!!

SayItWithWookies August 22, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Baumgartner apologized several months ago for going after Cantwell for being unmarried, saying she ”frequently voted to undermine the role of parents in child-rearing.”

Sure, because everyone knows only married people can become parents. That's why Republicans never go on jags about how single parents are unfit to raise kids.

Lionel[redacted]Esq August 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Of course only married people can become pregnant. It has long been shown that if a women doesn't have a ring on her finger, her body will clamp down and prevent her from being pregnant. Don't you know any science?

emmelemm August 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

If only that were true. (We'd all save a lot of money on birth control!)

BZ1 August 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm

What a crazy ghoulish smile…

An_Outhouse August 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Someone's been gartnering too much bum.

rickmaci August 22, 2012 at 3:44 pm

"I don't see a problem, after all, it's a good Anglo-Saxon word." Mitt Romoney.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Part of that special relationship

rickmaci August 22, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Yes, verrrry special.

Steverino247 August 22, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Let me explain this for you, Mr. Baumgartner.

Bush invaded Afghanistan as a feint so he could invade his real target, Iraq. For years, the troops there were literally on a shoestring and did not have enough reinforcements, logistical support, etc., to get the job done. So, when Obama became President, he got us out of Iraq and reinforced Afghanistan in order to at least try to get Al Qaeda's leadership. Also, he couldn't just pull out the troops and go home because assholes like you would have hollered "cut and run" at him. Plus, it would have been dangerous to do that precipitously. Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama thinks he can do the same thing in Afghanistan that he did in Iraq, and he will. It just won't be as fast as anyone wants it to be.

Oh, and go fuck yourself because you should have already known this.

anniegetyerfun August 22, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Oh, those of you outside of Washington State might not know this, but "go fuck yourself" is a local way to express affection. I know, because as I drive into the city every day, I express love and affection for all of my fellow commuters, loudly, with the windows rolled down.

emmelemm August 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

"Go fuck yourself" is what we call "Seattle nice".

bobbert August 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Update: Baumgartner retracts his nonpology:

State Senator and U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner issued an apology Tuesday, then retracted it after apparently sending a profane email to a reporter for the political blog Publicola.
"Let me just say, Josh had it coming in this email, and I don't apologize," Baumgartner told KIRO 7's Graham Johnson on Tuesday afternoon. "Look, it's a naughty word. It doesn't amount to a whole lot."

Negropolis August 23, 2012 at 2:30 am

Stay classy, Baumy.

tessiee August 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Knowing absolutely nothing about Baumgartner, and having read not one word of the article (yet), my first thought upon glancing at that picture for one second?

That man is *pissed to shit* that his wife made him wear a pink satin tie on their wedding day.

mbobier August 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Who does Baumgartner think he is? Rahm Emanuel?

owhatever August 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Big Baum condemned the Akins' comment because “There is no place for these kinds of statements in politics." Apparently, "Fuck you" is acceptable for this good Christian.

Chet Kincaid_ August 22, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Allen West: (slow clap)

Chet Kincaid_ August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

In the same way that Clark Gable broke new ground in "Gone With The Wind" with "I don't give a damn," Dick Cheney opened new vistas of Republican discourse with "go fuck yourself."

Zombie_Reagan August 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

True story: one of Mrs. Zombie Reagan's cousins is an active Navy SEAL, currently in Afghanistan. Can I start sending pictures of me and her cousin to wingnuts, with the caption "QED motherfucker"?

spareme August 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Do Republicans know how to fuck? Or they only know how to say it?

C_R_Trogloraptor August 22, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I believe that "Go Fuck Yourself" is known in Game Theory as "The Cheney Gambit".

ttommyunger August 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Now there's a man's man for you: an email put-down.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm

So you're saying he should wait until marriage before he fucks himself?

What about a handjob?

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Absofuckinglutely she should be married before fucking himself. A handjob is fine so long as there is no "Happy Ending."

MinAgain August 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Does a handjob even count as fucking?

Pragmatist2 August 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Depends on who is doing the counting.

MacRaith August 22, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Imagine having sex with Orly Taitz.

See? There goes that half of your troubles.

CindynEncinitas August 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm

According to my ex, I was able to accomplish making sex unpleasant.

CindynEncinitas August 22, 2012 at 3:42 pm

President Bill didn't think it was.

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Yes, but how do I explain the vomit on the sheets?

elviouslyqueer August 22, 2012 at 3:45 pm

As opposed to "fancy stock." Because, duh, fancy!

actor212 August 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

I've never been the recipient of bad sex.

Given it a few times, but never gotten any.

Chet Kincaid_ August 22, 2012 at 4:24 pm

You guys could have promising careers as Medieval Theologians.

bobbert August 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm

How many angels can dance on the head of a dick?

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