Posts Tagged ‘WTF?’
A young Republican knocks on a house door.
“Hello, I’m a volunteer with Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign, and I’d like to talk to you about his vision for the country, if you have a few minutes…”
The black lady who answers replies, “Didn’t he say he didn’t want to help black people? Why would I vote for him?”
“Well, ma’am, he didn’t actually…”
“And why are you working for him? And not getting paid? You know how many of our people died because of this racist nonsense?”
“Ma’am, if I could…”
“Hell no, you can’t. Don’t come back around here. All Republicans do is use confused young people like you to spread their filth.”
This, my friends, is usually the end result of discussions about statements like these:
After suggesting that an expansion of Medicare is really just a plot to make voters more “dependent” on Washington, Santorum added: ”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them other people’s money.”
Call it the Sports Edition. Adrian Peterson on the NFL’s labor issues and lockout:
It’s modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money … the owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money. I understand that; these are business-minded people. Of course this is what they are going to want to do. I understand that; it’s how they got to where they are now. But as players, we have to stand our ground and say, ‘Hey — without us, there’s no football.’
Now that I’ve read the whole quote, I really, really want to extend him the benefit of the….nope, can’t do it. Because there’s a hundred different directions he could’ve gone to communicate the same message without equating it to slavery-”modern-day” or otherwise. You say “slavery” these days, and child labors/soldiers and human trafficking comes to mind…not million(billion?)aire athletes.
This from a man known as “Purple Jesus.” That’s a whole other blog post.