Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has compared giving people government assistance to “feeding stray animals.”
Bauer, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor,
made his remarks during a town hall meeting in Fountain Inn that
included state lawmakers and about 115 residents.
“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,” Bauer said.
In South Carolina, 58 percent of students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program.
First, your grandmother would kick your ass for calling her an ignorant hick in front of a bunch of other ignorant hicks.
Second, as has become usual in cases of total dickheadedness, this guy is going to get nailed for what David Brooks and Megan McArdle will say much more politely to great applause and praise for reasonableness, but that doesn’t make it any less monstrous that he said it.
Third, POOR CHILDREN ARE NOT DOGS JESUS CHRIST WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?
But let’s talk about stray animals a sec. Let’s spin this analogy out to its end. Since he went there, let’s fucking go there. Because yeah, if you put out a feeding trough and let every cat and raccoon and whatever just come on over and chow down, you’re going to get fat lazy animals breeding like mad and pawing at your door for more, more, more all the time.
Or as we call it in the reality-based community, the Pentagon.
So if we’re gonna talk about stray animals, Governor (dear God, and I know it’s South Carolina, it’s still America and that’s not okay) let’s talk about stray animals. Let’s talk about all the ones hanging around the doors of CONGRESS, looking for their handouts, breeding like mad, and never going away.