The Pardu

The Pardu
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ben Stein's War on the Poor!

let them eat cake

Watching and listening to conservatives and members of the GOP (and yes libertarians) is analogous to standing in the same spot in Death Valley Nevada at 2:00PM each day waiting for rain. It just is not going to happen. Those of us who are a bit more open-minded and humane in our social paradigm are guilty of witnessing the "never-to-change" same from conservative America and thinking we will eventually see different results.
Yes, we on the Left are guilty expecting conservatives to eventually show a different face and thinking in terms of policy that benefits all Americans. Think of the elitism, contempt for half the population and hardcore privilege from the man who spoke as follows. Recall, this man would be president!

"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it -- that that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. ... These are people who pay no income tax. ... [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives."
No, the war on the poor is little different than the war on women or the war on the environment. these people are universal in their contempt for anything or anyone who they perceive as having less value to themselves and their socio/political strata.  

A noted conservative celebrity provides the latest salvo against all things common in American. He takes Americas poor and rubs their faces in mud. I suggest he would provide equal opportunity (something totally against any core value of the GOP) to people in the middle class, if he felt cause to do so. We should rest assured those of use who live in the middle class will become fronts in the GOP war on all things non-conservative.  In essence, Ben Stein's comments are no different than Romney's. 

I posit, Stein actually embodies and delivers the level of contempt you and I can expect from the GOP and conservative America.

The Raw Story 
Ben Stein: Poor people are jealous, lazy drunks who don’t appreciate indoor plumbing (via Raw Story )
Conservative pundit Ben Stein suggested that only government-sanctioned religion could save poor Americans from their own “self-sabotage,” reported Right Wing Watch. “What will make the genuinely poor stop sabotaging themselves?” the actor and…

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