What the hell is in the water at the South Carolina State House?
South Carolina Lt. Governor Andrew Bauer, a Republican contender hoping to replace current Goofenor Mark Sanford, is being taken to task for remarks he made regarding those who receive long-term government assistance.
Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer drew a comparison to “feeding stray animals” during a speech about people on government assistance, “babies having babies,” and parents whose children are on free and reduced-price lunch.
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better,” Bauer said.
Bauer’s remarks came during a speech in which he said government should take away assistance if those receiving help didn’t pass drug tests or attend parent-teacher conferences or PTA meetings if their children were receiving free and reduced-price lunches.
Bauer later told The Greenville News on Friday that he wasn’t saying people on government assistance “were animals or anything else.”
In his speech to the group, Bauer said people have to become more engaged with government.
“You see, for the first time in the history of this country, we’ve got more people voting for a living than we do working for a living,” he said.
Not a very tactful way to make his point. (Though that last quote is pretty clever.)
While his intention was to emphasize the importance of breaking the “cycle of dependency” on long-term governmental assistance, he is being hammered by both Republicans and Democrats within the political circle of South Carolina.
That said, it provides us with a glittering opportunity to witness the trademark manufactured outrage which permeates that bastion of intellectual integrity, “The Daily Kos.”
While the purveyors of the cult-like pap which passes for opinion would provide enough psychological study to baffle the likes of Freud for a life time, the delusional genius of Kos resides with the loyal kooks in the komment sections, better known as Kosmonuts.
This situation provides a shining example of what constitutes the group mentality of the zoo that makes up Kos.
As is their wont on many an occasion, they have managed to boil this issue down to one over-riding motive: RACISM.
At the time of this posting, there were 249 komments regarding Mr. Bauer’s remarks, the first of which comes from a being named “BlutoDog”:
“Poor” = code for Black kids
That’s it. That collectively sums up the basis of all 249 komments.
Mr. Bauer is now considered a racist for clumsily saying people can do better.
Had Obama been the one to have stated the same idea in a more eloquent manner, it would be regarded as insightfully compassionate.
(Of course, authors like “Pollitikat” and their Kosmonuts justified Harry Reid’s “light-skinned African-American-with no Negro dialect-unless he wanted to have one” remark. I mean, who needs to parse words?)
Just out of curiosity, I searched Kos for Obama’s “they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion” quote, describing all those white, redneck Pennsylvanian hicks during the Presidential campaign.
Surely, this too, must be regarded as a racist statement in the keen eyes of the kommenters of Kos. No?
Well, to my dismay, most all of the 999 komments regarding Obama’s sincere observation were comprised of gleeful agreement, summed up succinctly by kommenter “Heart of the Rockies”:
He brings up issues everyone else avoids or lies about. Utterly amazing. What a chance we have here for real change, profound change.
Just another undigested verbal corn nibblet in the bowel movements of Kos.