Stacey Campfield

Tennessee Republican compares Obamacare to the Holocaust, and means it

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Stewart with image of Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield

“Oh right! That guy.”   |  The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Stewart with image of Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield


Here’s the thing about the internet, some people who may not be very bright tend to say the boldest things for a variety of reasons.  Mostly,  just hoping they get noticed.

Case in point…

Daily Kos

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield, who we have heard from before due to his status as athundering moron, blogs his “Thought of the day.”

Democrats bragging about the number of mandatory sign ups for Obamacare is like Germans bragging about the number of manditory sign ups for “train rides” for Jews in the 40s.

Campfield says he will not be apologizing, though “it was never my intent to insult anyone.”

“I think Jewish people should be the first to stand up against Obamacare,” Campfield said. “If government is controlling people’s health insurance, they are potentially controlling people’s lives….letting the government choose who lives and who dies.”

That’s Republican State Sen. Stacey Campfield, America, a man who is pretty sure a plan to give Americans health insurance is like the Holocaust. And this, America, is why looking for the Republican Party to become less batshit insane in the near future is a fool’s quest. That bench is too deep.

Stacey Campfield, Tennessee Senator Behind ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill, Removed From Knoxville Restaurant After Anti-Gay Remarks

So, the question arises: what the hell are the Tea Party putting in that “tea”?   Ninety-nine per cent of the GOP are literally nuts!

The Huffington Post

Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield’s proposed “Don’t Say Gay” law continues to divide residents — but one local restaurateur made her views on the legislation resoundingly clear this weekend.

As Metropulse   and Towleroad  are reporting, Martha Boggs, the owner of Knoxville’s The Bistro at the Bijou, asked Campfield to leave after he tried to dine at her establishment.

Following the incident, Boggs posted a status on her restaurant’s Facebook page  which read, “I hope that Stacy (sic) Campfield now knows what it feels like to be unfairly discriminated against.”

Metropulse reports that Boggs later clarified her actions in an interview. “I didn’t want his hate in my restaurant,” she said. “I told him he wasn’t welcome here. … I feel like he’s gone from being stupid to being dangerous, and I wanted to stand up to him.” Boggs is also due to appear on HuffPost Gay Voices Editor-at-Large Michelangelo Signorile’s radio program on SiriusXM OutQ  today to talk about the experience.

Many have been quick to applaud Boggs’ actions on Facebook. “You didn’t unfairly discriminate against Stacey Campfield,” one user praised. “You have the right to refuse service to anyone, especially a poorly educated bigot.”

Still, another user added, “Denying service to a man because you don’t agree with his opinions is no different than denying service to a man because you don’t like his skin color.”

Boggs’ actions come on the heels of an interview Campfield gave last week to Signorile, in which the senator made controversial statements on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the media’s supposed “glorification” of homosexuals.

“Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community — it was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall,” he said in the interview. “My understanding is that it is virtually — not completely, but virtually — impossible to contract AIDS through heterosexual sex…very rarely [transmitted].”

You can listen to that interview here.