Tennessee Lawmaker's Insulting Email Goes Viral
Campfield tells critics to get therapy, meds
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2013 11:41 AM CST
Tennessee Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield, left.   (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

(Newser) – The good news is that Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield takes the time to respond to his critics' emails. The bad news is that he replies thusly:

  • “You seem to have some serious, deep anger issues. Have you ever thought about therapy? I hear they are doing some wonderful things with medications these days. Yours in service ..."

Campfield—he is author of the state's "don't say gay" bill and a follow-up that would require teachers to out gay students, and he holds some unconventional ideas about welfare benefits and the origin of AIDS—fired off that identical response to at least three critics, reports the Tennessean. After TMZ, Reddit, and others published the reply, it went viral. One woman who got it says she is "utterly shocked," but Campfield is unapologetic: "I'm not their pinata," he says of critics.

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Feb 3, 2013 9:00 AM CST
campfield is a real nutter but the reply was a good one! lol!
Feb 3, 2013 5:17 AM CST
Kudos to Sen. Campfield for not folding like a house of cards simply because the lib-tards are all upset. We need more legislators like him to stand up to the whining offense-taking crowd, who cannot control their own emotions and try to put that responsibility on others. Hey libs, we really don't give a rat's rear end if you're offended, get over it! This guy just told them like it is....kryptonite to the liberal mind! ROFL!
Feb 3, 2013 12:15 AM CST
so called "liberal" politicians could learn a thing or two from this guy about standing up for their (supposed) convictions in the face of criticism, instead of buckling every time someone gives them a dirty look...that's if they actually believed in any of the things they claim to...