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

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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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  1. Callyson

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

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


  2. Pragmatist2

    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"?

    1. MinAgain

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

      1. Pragmatist2

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

          1. Pragmatist2

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

    2. Pragmatist2

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

  3. hagajim

    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.

    1. Terry

      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.

  4. widestanceromance

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

  5. ManchuCandidate

    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'

  6. VA_Dreaming

    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.

    1. emmelemm

      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.

  7. Callyson

    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?


  8. OneYieldRegular

    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.

    1. zumpie

      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….

  9. Hera Sent Me

    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.

  10. Oblios_Cap

    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.

    1. Native_of_SL_UT

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

    1. CindynEncinitas

      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.

  11. MissTaken

    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?

  12. elviouslyqueer

    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?

  13. comrad_darkness

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

  14. SorosBot

    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.

  15. comrad_darkness

    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.

  16. MissTaken

    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.

  17. Beowoof

    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.

  18. Tundra Grifter

    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.

    1. Native_of_SL_UT

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

  19. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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.

  20. SayItWithWookies

    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.

    1. Lionel[redacted]Esq

      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?

  21. Steverino247

    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.

  22. anniegetyerfun

    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.

  23. bobbert

    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."

  24. tessiee

    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.

  25. owhatever

    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.

  26. Chet Kincaid_

    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."

  27. Zombie_Reagan

    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"?

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