Jesse Kelly wants to replace the FDA with DIY

22 Oct 2010 05:49 pm
Posted by: Donna

Per a Giffords campaign press release:

At two recent events, Kelly asserted that the government should play no role in American food safety. In Kelly’s words, the FDA should be reduced “as much as humanly possible.”

At a barbeque at Continental Ranch on Saturday, Kelly was asked what the government could do protect consumers from incidents like the recent recall of half a million salmonella-tainted eggs that made more than 1,000 Americans dangerously sick. Kelly’s response was simple: “it’s our job to protect ourselves.”

When pushed by the questioner about the absurdity of this response, Kelly likened the recent salmonella outbreak to the BP oil spill, saying it was excessive government involvement that caused the crisis.

“Nobody is going to look out for your best interests but you,” he told the questioner.

I have only one thing to say about this.



  1. Comment by dude on October 22, 2010 5:56 pm

    What is said:

    “Nobody is going to look out for your best interests but you,” he told the questioner.

    What is meant:

    “Fuck you, I got mine,” he told the questioner.

  2. Comment by Donna on October 22, 2010 6:00 pm

    But here’s the thing, dude. Bacteria don’t discriminate. Jesse Kelly is so insane that he’s willing to endanger his own self and family in the service of his ideology. I wonder if he truly believes that good Godly bootstraps conservatives like himself are impervious to food borne illnesses.

  3. Comment by AZ Mama on October 22, 2010 8:45 pm

    No, but the first time he or his family get some sort of food borne crap, guess who he’s gonna point the finger at? Hint: Last name rhymes with Llama.

    Would love to have a questioner ask him if his wife were raped and impregnated by her rapist would he deny her her right to an abortion, ignoring not only her RIGHT but also his marital vows to “love, comfort, honor and protect, and foresaking all others”?

    I mean, there’s gotta be someone out there ready to corner this jackhole into a Dukakis/Willie Horton moment.

    Sorry. Not trying to take this off topic. Just something that’s been banging against the back of my skull. Carry on.

  4. Comment by Appleblossom on October 23, 2010 12:00 pm

    See, I would ask him then if he carries his mobile testing lab with him whenever he goes food shopping.

    And how often do the stores throw a fit when he starts testing their food?

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