Right-Wing Affirmation

The saddest part of the highly curious remarks made by Republican South Carolina Lt. Gov. André Bauer this past weekend (i.e., that people receiving government assistance are like “stray animals” because, supplied with ample free food, “they breed” and “don’t know any better”) is that a surprising number of people — and not just in South Carolina — happen to agree with him.

But perhaps even more egregious (or just boneheaded) was his subsequent non-apology where he said, “I never intended to tie people to animals,” before boldly venturing another animal metaphor: “If you have a cat, if you take it in your house and feed it and love it, what happens when you go out of town?”

Indeed. Bauer then went on to note that he’s raised money for a group that protects animals. “I’m not against animals,” he emphatically stated.


10 Replies to “Right-Wing Affirmation”

  1. I think my cat is happiest when I am out of town.

    Don’t they still fly the Confederate flag over the state legislature in South Carolina?

  2. As the majordomo for my wife’s cat, I don’t think it would be terribly pleased by my absence.

    In answer to your question, the “stars and bars” has been removed from the State House, but still flies on the grounds over a Confederate war memorial.

  3. Uber-narcissism at its finest. The subtext suggests so much about this man’s value system. In his mind, it is , and it is his fault for indulging in his noblesse oblige . The state is just too darn nice for the poor’s own good.

  4. What I liked most was the false causality between low test scores and subsidized/free lunch programs. The tragedy of that idiotic conclusion staggers the imagination.

  5. Andre Bauer is a pathetic closet case, who supports anti-gay bills. I’m not at all surprised that this self-important homocon, thinks himself superior to people on welfare, while he himself collects a goverment check every month. Can’t wait to hear about him doing a soft-shoe in a public toilet.

  6. I suppose he can say that because no amount of food ,or anything else,is going to encourage HIM to breed ?

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