Why is anyone surprised?

26 Jan 2010 03:27 pm
Posted by: Donna

Several people have forwarded me the now viral story about SC Lt. Governor Andre Bauer’s comments about poor people:

“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.”

So, I checked out his website and y’all just knew this was coming next, didn’t you?

Right to Life

Lt. Governor AndrĂ© Bauer has always supported and will continue to support anti-abortion legislation. He believes every child deserves the chance to explore the world we live in and experience God’s creations.

Being treated like stray animals if they are poor.

On his campaign website Bauer offers “offers additional comments on
“breeding a culture of dependency”‘ but offers no apology or retraction:

My suggestion to require parents of children who receive free lunches to attend parent-teacher conferences is simply a common-sense idea to help break the cycle of dependency, while at the same time providing a better education and a brighter future for the children affected.

Requiring drug testing for adults receiving tax-funded benefits is also just good, plain, common-sense.

Yes, I am speaking out for such requirements, even though they may be “politically incorrect” in the eyes of the news media. It’s better for the children, it’s better for the taxpayers, and, in the end, offering a hand up instead of a hand out will be better for those who have become taxpayer dependents.

Americans are a compassionate people who will always help their brothers who are truly in need. But we cannot and will not allow those who are simply “riding the system” to continue to do so without consequence.

Warren Buffet once said, “No one washes a rental car.”

Say, aren’t ALL parents with kids in public schools getting a taxpayer benefit, whether or not they qualify for free lunches? Last time I checked, public schools don’t charge tuition. I’m picturing public school parents in affluent suburbs being told they need to submit to drug testing and finding the image quite amusing.

Seriously though, this is further evidence that a conservative in America can say anything they want about anyone with impunity. Want to compare immigrants to vermin? Fine. Want to claim that homosexuality is an abomination and that gay people recruit and molest children? Go for it. Think women have abortions because they are irresponsible tramps who should be punished with babies, while also thinking those babies are akin to stray animals that shouldn’t be fed? Feel free to express that. You’re a sitting Republican Arizona State Representative named Sam Crump and you want your teabagger base to know that you agree that President Obama isn’t an American citizen? Fly that freak flag right out in the open on your Twitter account.

This, conservative trolls, is why your faux outraged bleating over the term “teabagger” falls upon unsympathetic ears.


  1. Comment by Italiana on January 26, 2010 3:54 pm

    Thanks for looking this up, Donna. I just knew it would be there. The right to life only extends to healthy little white babies, as evidenced by the pics in anti-abortion ads.

  2. Comment by Eli_Blake on January 26, 2010 9:59 pm

    Andre Bauer:

    The best thing that’s happened for Mark Sanford’s image in months.

  3. Comment by Eli_Blake on January 26, 2010 10:04 pm

    But on the flip side, it is nice to know that we have a worthy opponent in the battle for wackiest Republican leadership.

    But I’m still betting on the team of Arpaio/Gould/Pearce vs. Sanford/Bauer/DeMint, mainly because in Arizona we have a deeper bench of wackos-in-waiting.

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