Take a listen to South Carolina’s Lt. Governor, Rudolph Bauer as he dissembles about impoverished children (and other things about which he knows nothing).
Gosh, what a reprehensible bird-brain. Nauseatingly self-righteous and smooth-talking. His arguments sound so appealing on the surface, yet are so wrong; for instance, somehow blaming reduced-price school lunches for poor academic performance. The possible influence of other factors on an impoverished student’s life, such as insufficient healthcare, substandard housing, or lack of access to educational aids like a home computer, books, etc., are completely omitted. Nope, if they ain’t learnin’ it’s gotta be the reduced-price school lunches that’s doin’ it!
And to top it off, he looks good in a suit. I’m sure Lt. Governor Bauer’s name will be on the list of possible Republican Presidential/Vice-Presidential candidates for 2012. But he likely won’t get far. The Republicans already have an oversupply of his type, with their Reaganesque-type hatred for the underprivileged disguised as old-fashioned-up-by-your-bootstrap American individualism and generously slathered with a layer of moral outrage. I can already guess that Bauer’s a believer in flat-out, balls-to-the-wall, laissez faire Capitalism (it goes without saying). Over there among the nutty right his kind are a dime a dozen.
This is the kind of regressive ignorance I thought President Obama would fight against. Instead, I see a headline that he’s planning a “budget freeze” for the next 3 years. I’ve seen enough in my 50+ years to know, before I even read the article, that it won’t be the military spending that gets frozen. Nope, instead it’s all that “human-services” bleeding-heart stuff. (Then I read the article. And I was right.)
Our nation is suffering the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, with real unemployment inching close to 20% and all measures of poverty climbing. Our audacious President helped break the Treasury by bailing-out the banks and instituting a “stimulus” bill that was mostly pork for Congressional pet projects. And now, having done pretty much nothing of substance to help ordinary Americans, the Prez has decided to do even less for them during the next 3 years. Someone, male or female, please give this President a blow-job so he can be impeached and we can get on to the next uncaring jerk!