South Carolina gubernatorial candidate Andre Bauer says okay, he could have chosen his words more carefully when he compared poor people to animals.
Because he sounds a lot like a slaveowner talking about slaves?
So, what did the state’s current Lt. Governor say exactly?
“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 says he is standing by the principle of his comment because “South Carolina needs to have an honest conversation about the cycle of government dependency among its poorest residents.”
So, Bauer concludes because his depth of honesty compels him that starving people are much more likely to say, my poverty sucks. Think I’ll go be a lawyer or a teacher and jump on the fast track like the people on TV? And when I come home from my middle class job, I’ll sit down with my one kid and do homework with him so he can turn out like me.
His “honesty” says a lot about him and what he doesn’t know. With South Carolina’s 12% unemployment rate and record number receiving government assistance, I hope the Lt. Governor finds a nice job at Focus on the Family or the 700 Club where his brand of Christianity will be appreciated.