Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Deserved Facebook 'Sarcasm Bombing' for Crazy Abortion Bill

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Governor Sam BrownbackPoliticians on Facebook might want to be more careful about what they endorse ... or else have to contend with a new trend that is spreading faster than planking! For example, take Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. The guy has promised to sign a 69-page bill (which, FYI, he has yet to read) that would levy a sales tax on women seeking abortions, including rape victims. It could also allow doctors to withhold from patients medical information that might encourage them to seek an abortion and prohibit malpractice suits if the woman or the child suffers a health complication as a result of information being withheld. INSANE!

Thankfully, Brownback is on Facebook, and thus, his Timeline is the perfect place for people who agree this bill is insane to raise their voices. And they did so recently by "sarcasm bombing" the governor. Never heard it? Well, let me be the first to introduce you to the amazing new phenomenon.

Basically, the barrage of comments all treated Brownback as if he were an expert on women's health issues. A couple of gems, if you will ...

  • “Hi Sam- I had sex with my wife and she didn’t get pregnant. I’m here to turn her in.”
  • “Hey Governor Brownback, I was considering going on birth control because I’m fed up with being a teacher who has acne. Which one would you recommend for this?”

These have since been deleted by Brownback (or more likely, one of his lackeys). And it's hard to say whether or not the campaign was organized or started by a couple of people, then caught on. Either way, it's completely awesome! Especially because this guy has already dug himself a grave for how he has handled social media  And a huge "In-your-face" to politicians who are supposed to be serving their state/local/national government for their constituents.

It's a wake-up call to these politicians that these constituents of theirs are online and often use social media to voice their opinions on the issues of the day. If Brownback and other politicians feel it is important to put themselves out there by having a Facebook page or Twitter account, then they should be prepared to address pushback from their voters on a variety of topics. By instead trying to shut down an 18-year-old's critical tweets or deleting constituents' concerned comments as if they were bad spam, Brownback's flying in the face of everything Americans should value about freedom of speech, living in a democracy, and being able to speak up using social media.

Do you think Gov. Brownback's a coward for ignoring his constituents' "sarcasm bombing"?


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Knuckles Knuckles

Hah! Moron. : F

Todd Vrancic

That is one way to say it.  "Clueless jerk" works for me.

dirti... dirtiekittie

will someone please tell me why i'm told i'm too stupid or can't follow politics well enough to make my own decisions, but this man agrees to sign a bill he hasn't fully read? i mean, c'mon... if somebody were to say they didn't read the fine print on a receipt or contract, we'd be all over them for not reading what they signed. what an idiot!

(i'm not even going to speak to the bill itself. it's so absurd, i can't even believe it needs a debate.)

ruby_... ruby_jewel_04

PROMISED to sign a 69 page bill? That he HASN'T read? How the fuck do these dumb asses become poitical figures? Is an IQ equivilent to that of a turnip required?

chell... chellyelizabeth

Between this crap and the westboro baptist church and the constant "wizard of oz" references I want as far away from this state as possible. ugh. I can't believe how quickly people are to trample over a woman's right to make medical decisions regarding her body under the pretense of being pro life. Restrict viagra or tell a man what he can or cannot do with his reproductive organs and see how quickly that crap comes to a halt. But birth control is evil and a woman has to have laws passed to protect her reproductive rights.

nonmember avatar HS

Lol! That was the best FB wall I've ever seen. Go Kansas residents!!

PonyC... PonyChaser

Ok, we have two problems here. First... all of you who are yelling about him promising to sign a 69-page bill without reading it are absolutely right, and I hope you were this incensed when Nancy Pelosi said (about Obamacare): "You have to sign it to find out what's in it." And when John Conyers (D, MI) said, "I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.' What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?"

It's not right when either party does it. It is appalling that ANY legislator would even consider doing this. We should all be flooding the office of every "leader" who does this with our phone calls, emails, faxes, etc., to stop it.

As for the bill itself - I agree, it's appalling. Abortion is like any other medical procedure, in that the mother deserves every ounce of information available about it. I am one who doesn't have a problem with a trans-vaginal ultrasound to determine age, for example. But withholding information "just in case" it causes a woman to consider abortion is horrible, and that needs to be stopped.

We also need to put a stop to all of these punitive taxes. But that's another conversation entirely.

nonmember avatar N Hiatt

no, I think the "bombers" are mean spirited and superficial. People can no longer disagree without being viscously attacked

nonmember avatar Stefani

Go Kansas! There is no excuse for limiting women's rights.

Neal McChristy

Postedon Governor Sam Brownback's timeline Facebook page:
"You and the Legislature are making Kansas a laughingstock with your vociferous anti-abortion legislation. I love my state and I do not like you to make it so people can poke fun at Kansas because of the idiocy of our new anti-abortion laws. Let Arizona take back the honor of being the "wacko" state.

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