Saturday, January 30, 2010


MAN I hate posting on this. But unlike the left, the right has always called out the lowlifes that occasionally weasel into the party, and this dude certainly qualifies:

(CNN) – South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, under fire for drawing a comparison between needy people and “stray animals,” said Monday that he regrets his choice of words.

In a phone interview with CNN, Bauer, a Republican candidate for governor, said, “I wish I had used a different metaphor.” Bauer told an audience Friday that people receiving government assistance are like “stray animals” because “they breed” and “don’t know any better.” (via Pajamas Media)

Yes, Andre, there are hoards of parasites that have been encouraged to think of themselves as nothing but victims and to expect a free ride through the increasingly socialist state. Lord knows, I encounter them every day in my line of work and they certainly act like petulant, demanding, violent animals.

But to paint "the poor" as all being the same way is sick. I know, and have known, many, many fine people that are poor through no fault of their own. They are physically or mentally unable to get by in this world or they have been brought down by circumstances beyond their control.
THESE are people we should all love and help- especially because I have seen so many struggle valiantly in vain. Some I am humbled by, because I think that if I had to deal with what they do every day of their lives, I would just give up. And yet I see bravery and courage that astounds me.

These people are not dogs. They are fellow human beings. If one judges what a person achieves in their life according to what they have been given, many put me to shame.

And shame is what this jack-ass should feel for his hateful, heartless comments. I'd vote for a democrat over him in a heart-beat, if that was my only choice.

There is a tendency on the right to view the majority of poverty as all being due to a lack of initiative, just as there is a tendency on the left to view poverty as all being due to circumstances beyond one's control.

The truth is that each is true, depending on the case. Having said that, however, I believe that the majority of poverty comes of the damage the left has done over the last several decades, in encouraging a mind-set of entitlement and victimhood. Still, simple-minded clinging exclusively to one view or the other denies reality and helps no one.

And hatred from anyone in the Republican party has absolutely no place. If you want to hate, go over to the other side. They don't have any problem with it, as long as you hate the right people.

WE, on the other hand, have a BIG problem with it.

So Andre, please.....go to Hell.

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