Steelman Ready To “Punch Out” McCaskill

Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill is leading all of her Republican rivals when it comes to a head to head matchup for the 2012 senate race.  But rival Sarah Steelman is hoping to catch up soon.

And punch her out.

Talking Points Memo reports that Steelman, in an appeal to the Tea Party supporters pushing her ahead of her GOP rivals, made the violent comment at recent rally.  “Steelman, the former state treasurer who’s in a three-way race to take on McCaskill this fall, said at a tea party rally Sunday that she was ‘ready to punch Claire McCaskill out.’ The comments were captured on tape and provided to TPM. In the video, a vendor at the rally painted ‘Steelman for Senate’ on the candidate’s arms and then asked her to pose for a picture. Agreeing, Steelman flexed her arms and said she was ‘ready to punch Claire McCaskill out.’ In the background, someone says, ‘yeah.’”

It’s just a joke though, right?  Sure.  So was “kill the Claire Bear,” which Steelman bemoaned a “liberal media” for making into a big deal.

Now it’s becoming more and more clear why Steelman didn’t know what the “Violence Against Women Act” was.  It’s because she’s too busy defending violent rhetoric as typical campaign tactics.

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21 comments

BILL B.
BILL B.3 years ago

Why is this bitch NOT in jail?

Abbe A.
Azaima A.3 years ago

put them in a boxing ring

Mary H.
Mary Hale3 years ago

Claire I am for you keep up the good work, you can count on my vote and will pass the ward to all I know.

Carl Oerke
Carl O.3 years ago

First they were going to shoot down the Claire Bear. Now they are just talking about punching her out. Frankly, my money's on McCaskill. She has been around for awhile and is still standing.

Ira L.
Ira & Ellie L.3 years ago

The tea party is REALLY the "Bootleg Gin Party." Prohibition (like the tea party movement) was about bootleggers who were responsible for blinding, paralyzing and killing thousands of people by getting them to drink Bathtub Gin. The teabaggers are responsible for the break-down and destruction of everything that previously worked in our government. They are definitely the descendants of Satan, and should be THROWN OUT OF GOVERNMENT NOW!
Re-elect President Obama with a filibuster-proof Democrat majority in the House and Senate so the Bootleg Gin Party can no longer prevent Obama's "Changes" from happening. The teabagger/republicans WANT the economy to bottom out so they can win. And they're doing that by making sure NONE OF OBAMA'S BILLS TO HELP THE ECONOMY CAN PASS. THEY ARE THE MOST EVIL CONGRESS EVER. DON'T LET THEIR LIES FOOL YOU. THEY ARE MASTERS AT DECEIVING THE VOTERS! BEWARE OF THEIR DISTORTIONS, OUTRIGHT LIES, AND DIRTY TRICKS. THAT'S WHO THEY ARE! THEY WOULD KILL US ALL TO GET THEIR GREEDY AGENDA. ROMNEY CARES ABOUT WOMEN AND AVERAGE AMERICANS LIKE HE CARES ABOUT HIS DOG - TIED TO THE ROOF OF HIS CAR. HE IS HEARTLESS. A "FOR-PROFIT" MENTALITY. THEY SAY AND PROMISE ONE THING AND AS SOON AS THEY GET IN POWER, THEY DO THE OPPOSITE. AND THERE'S NOTHING WE WILL BE ABLE TO DO ABOUT IT. SCARY STUFF. THINK!!!

Virginia B.
Virginia B.3 years ago

The violent rhetoric is terrible, yes. However, let's not forget: Ms. McKaskill is a far from ideal Democratic candidate! Her name is found all too often on the Republican side of the votes. why didn't some REAL Democrat challenge her for the Democratic Party's candidate?

Bartley Deason
Bartley Deason3 years ago

Rebecca H. said:
"This kind of stuff is a reflection of the hatred that is going on right now in the US. What happened to adult behavior?"

You are sooooo right.

As Stevie Wonder once sang: "Love's in need of love today. Don't delay. Send yours in right away. Hates goin' round breaking many hearts. Stop it, please, before it's gone too far."

Maybe it already has gone to farrrrrrrr.

Troy G.
Troy Grant3 years ago

With a tough name like Sarah Steelman, how can she lose? The Republican Cabal knows idiots vote for names and looks.

Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander3 years ago

I am for Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill and I do hope she wins.

Chris Cole
Chris C.3 years ago

Typical behavior for the Tea Party...violence!