Sunday, January 24, 2010

Asshole of the millennium: Andre Bauer

With stories like this, I think we can be assured that the Democrats aren't going to catch up with the Republicans' level of fascism anytime soon. The GOP just keeps getting more outrageous!

Andre Bauer, a Republican, is the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina and currently a gubernatorial candidate. He was the Conservative Fool Of The Day for 4/18/06 because he wanted to sell corporate naming rights of state highways and because he kept arguing with the police about how he should have the right to break traffic laws because he's lieutenant governor.

But now Bauer has proven what a heartless little prick he is.

In comparing giving poor people government benefits to "feeding stray animals", Bauer demanded that the poor give their benefits back.

Bauer sniffed, "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."

He went on to say, "If you receive goods or services from the government, then you owe something back."

Kiss my ass, Andre.

How can he get away with saying something like this in a state where a majority (58%) of schoolchildren are poor enough to get reduced price school lunches? That someone who hates the poor has a chance to get elected in a state where so many people are that poor is grotesque.

It boggles the mind that so many people would vote against their own interests when the facts are in such plain sight.


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