The wave of “tea party” republicans who swept to massive wins all over the country in the last election is “coming home to roost” (for lack of a better term). We see it up close and personal in Wisconsin with Scott Walkers war on labor and education, now it is popping up all over the country like a very bad case of acne.

Here are two galling examples of republican “compassionate conservatism”:

In Oklahoma, Republican State Representative Sally Kern, while passing a proposed constitutional amendment yesterday that would eliminate Affirmative Action in state government, offered up this gem:

“We have a high percentage of blacks in prison, and that’s tragic, but are they in prison just because they are black or because they don’t want to study as hard in school? I’ve taught school, and I saw a lot of people of color who didn’t study hard because they said the government would take care of them.”

Kern said women earn less than men because “they tend to spend more time at home with their families.”

Secondly down in Louisiana, Louisiana State Rep John Labruzzo (R) has introduced \"feticide\" legislation to ban all abortion in his state and sentence women and doctors who violate the ban to 15 years hard labor. As if that was not extreme enough, Labruzzo takes it even farther:

Worried that welfare costs are rising as the number of taxpayers declines, state Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, said Tuesday he is studying a plan to pay poor women $1,000 to have their Fallopian tubes tied…

It also could include tax incentives for college-educated, higher-income people to have more children, he said.

sterilize the poor and breed the rich…..GO GOP GO!


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6 thoughts on “GO GOP GO

  1. Sad, but really just the underbelly of Democracy. We say we want representative government, but this lady is really representing. Piles and piles of people think exactly this way. She’s just giving voice to those beliefs .
    I know the Tea party is questionable as a “grassroots” phenom and that the GOP has/is using them in various ways. But in a numerically enormous and culturally profound sense – this lady is exactly “what democracy looks like”. People are not beautiful.

  2. While her phrasing was very poor, I personally do think people should use birth control and wait until they can support a family before having children. Not the extreme rhetoric here of course, but to me using birth control would be common sense until ready to raise a child.

    1. Meh, I didn’t mean to use this name. It doesn’t matter in the end I suppose. Firefox remembered it from a video game site.

    1. I always find the disconnect from reality to be interesting in cases like this. Not only people like him, but people that make like one million dollars or more an episode making TV shows and claim they need to make two or three million an episode to “support their families.” People in that situation can argue that they aren’t paid proportionally compared to the profits made for the corporation, but “I need to support my family” loses any credibility with so many families getting by on much less.

      I’m very much anti-Republican, so that means I vote Democratic 99% of the time. I’m just a little socially conservative on this issue. I think people should wait before having kids. I’m not so socially “conservative” that I support defunding of programs for the poor and such, however.

  3. Blah thats fair. It always bothers me when they say that also. Athletes use that card often….

    I took the $70 million contract over the $60 million contract because i have to take care of my family……

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