Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SC Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer: Feeding The Poor Only Encourages Them To Reproduce

Demonstrating the same capacity to be compassionate as Rush Limbaugh, South Carolina's Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, a Republican candidate for governor, has compared giving people government assistance to "feeding stray animals."

"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.

South Carolina voters couldn't have known that their current governor would use taxpayers' money to pay his expenses incurred during an adulterous affair in Argentina but if they elect Bauer they will knowingly elect a bigot. Considering the fact that 58 percent of South Carolina's students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program one would think and hope that Bauer's bigoted statement has already destroyed his chance to be governor but I am continually disappointed by American voters.


Kansas Bob said...

Hard to believe that this is the best that SC has to offer.

Joe said...

I think that most bigotted politicians know better than to reveal their bigotry to a public audience that surely includes voters that disapprove of bigotry. Since Bauer did, he obviously believes that his attitude is completely justified and that the majority of voters either openly or privately agree with him. I hope he is wrong.