Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New York GOP goes from crazy to crazier

Another Tea Party victory was scored in yesterday's Republican primaries - this one in the race for Governor of New York.

Now, for ages, Rick Lazio had been considered the party favorite. And he is a total right-wing scumbag. He's built his political career primarily on the fact that he hates Muslims and the poor. In Congress, Lazio introduced a law to require public housing residents to perform slave labor. No, I'm not making this up. Although it was clearly unconstitutional, this tissue of class warfare was actually passed by Congress. However, Congress later failed to fund enforcement of this law.

Introducing a law like that should have disqualified Rick Lazio from ever being allowed to call himself human. But - needless to say - the Republican Party just didn't grasp reality.

Though Lazio was the party favorite for governor, he was challenged by Tea Party deity Carl Paladino. On the ever-present issue of economic class bigotry, Paladino decided to do Lazio one worse (if that's at all possible): Paladino advocated using unused prison space to warehouse welfare recipients.

Yesterday, Carl Paladino won the Republican primary with 63% to Lazio's 37%. So another GOP primary has gone to the teabaggers.

This doesn't matter so much in New York's general election, because the Democrats are so far ahead there no matter who the Republicans pick. But it speaks volumes of what the GOP has become. They get more extreme in every election cycle.

Now, about that DLC problem on the Democratic ticket...

14 comments:

  1. My prediction for Election Night in November is Tim Brown will announce right here on the Online Lunchpail, while eating West Virginia peperoni rolls and blogging, that he intends to run for office in 2011.

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  2. "Introducing a law like that should have disqualified Rick Lazio from ever being allowed to call himself human."

    Yes, making people work for their money is inhuman.


    Idiot.

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  3. This law required them to work for free, dumbass.

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  4. "This law required them to work for free, dumbass."

    No it didn't. If they voluntarily entered a government program which required work, there's no "slavery".

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  5. That's the dumbest argument I've ever heard.

    They entered into this program because that's what this program was for.

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  7. "That's the dumbest argument I've ever heard.

    They entered into this program because that's what this program was for. "

    ?

    That wasn't even an argument. That was a non sequitor.

    If you choose to enter a government program which involves working in exchange for housing, that's not unconstitutional (which isn't defined as "things Tim doesn't like"). It isn't slave labor. If you choose to do something, that's not slavery.

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  8. As I said, the program was initially developed to provide housing to the poor - not to use the poor as slave labor.

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  9. "As I said, the program was initially developed to provide housing to the poor - not to use the poor as slave labor."


    In other words, you've given up. That response is the equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and going "lalalalalalalala". Of course, that's why you're liberal. You can't think straight.

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  10. I agree with the Bandit that if someone wants to receive something from the government, such as subsidized housing, they should at least have to do an amount of community service work equal what they are receiving. Tim is right, public housing shouldn't just be a handout.

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  11. Except that I don't support this. I'm not the one who said people should have to do "community service" to get government benefits. The rich don't have to do it, so the poor shouldn't have to either.

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  12. I agree Tim, there are to be no handouts. You gotta work for what you get. You are absolutely right.

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  13. No, I'm very busy. Remember, Tim, you don't need anything free from the government! Keep up the hard work! The People are proud.

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