Republicans want stuff

Republican voters want stuff.

Once again, much like farmers and other GOP voters, the hypocrisy is palatable  If I didn’t know any better, I might come to the conclusion that race is a big part of this. Could it be – as shocking as it sounds – that Republican voters are more than happy to accept stuff for themselves, but find it unacceptable when the stuff magnet is a minority?

Red Staters and their allies in Congress and at Fox News are often aggressively, and racist-ly, ignorant about just who in America are the givers and who are the takers:

Of the 32 states which receive more than they contribute [from the federal government], 27 states (84%) are Republican.Of the 18 states which contribute more than they receive, 14 states (78%) are Democratic.

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Just as it’s annoying to hear Republicans reject Republican ideas when they are proposed by Obama (the individual mandate comes to mind, or pretty much anything Mitt Romney once claimed to believe in), it’s annoying to whine about other people getting stuff, when there are plenty of people across the board getting stuff, and a lot of it necessary stuff in a time of economic turmoil.

Look in a mirror Red voters, because j’accuse:

Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. They include Republican strongholds like King County, Texas, which in 2008 backed Republican John McCain by 92.6 percent, his largest share in the nation; and fast-growing Douglas County, Colorado.

That means Romney is counting on votes from areas where lower-income people have become more reliant on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps. Mark Baisley, who heads Douglas County’s Republican Party, said many recipients will back Romney in hopes he’ll improve the economy.


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  • http://twitter.com/twitnitrick Joetheinformed

    Exactly, Republicans keep destroy the country yet simple minded people keep voting for them hoping they will turn the country around. Makes ZERO sense.

  • Kenneth C. Fingeret

    Hello everyone,

    I seem to recall that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”. The last sentence from the article: “Mark Baisley, who heads Douglas County’s Republican Party, said many
    recipients will back Romney in hopes he’ll improve the economy.” Let us praise “insanity!”

  • theoracle

    Mitt Romney wanted desperately to be the right-wing Santa Claus who would only give “gifts” to his wealthy and “nice” billionaire and millionaire right-wing benefactors, while he wanted to be The Grinch to all those “naughty” 47 percenters, poor, middle-class, labor union do-nothings who don’t deserve any “gifts.”

    Shorter Romney and overall Republican sentiment: we want the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer, but don’t anyone dare to propose that the rich get a little poorer so the poor can get a little richer.

  • Bryan Darrow

    People have their own views and desires and make decisions depending on their situation and views. Everyone’s situation is unique and a struggling economy has damaged the lower-middle class income families. The results of the presidential election only enforce this.

     People usually want to be happy, but there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution which is one of the main reasons why our nation has state & national government separation. Separate areas have separate solutions. The results of the election were not surprising. I’m sure there are some wealthier individuals that desire to help the economy but there are less wealthy citizens that feel the rich just want to get richer.

  • BiggerGoverment

    Who is BigFurHat of I Own The World? Clarice tells us his name is Warren Gebert and he has done union work

  • http://twitter.com/JakeOrlando Jake Orlando

    Vive la socialisme.

  • tacomamama

    I’m guessing you mean the hypocrisy is palpable, not palatable. Although if you eat your words I guess hypocrisy might be tasty.

  • rozlee

    As if. The moment those oversized Civil War glorifying couch potatoes heard that they’d lose their hoverrounds and SNAP allowance for lard to deep fry their Snickers, they’d be begging to not be cut off from our beloved union.

  • Outspoken1

    Republican voters – unclear on the concept of ‘big’ government while relying on ‘big’ government.

  • http://fighttherightwingnuts.blogspot.com/ mike31c

    Let the red states secede. Let them finally realize they are the real ‘socialists’ who expect gifts from their government.

  • HolyMoly

    It’s just par for the course for Republicans. You’ve got the welfare. Teen pregnancy rates are highest in Southern red states where they stress “abstinence only.” Republican governors who cry about “voter fraud” are pretty much guilty of voter suppression/election fraud. Marriage between one man and one woman, even though many of their moral, God-fearing leaders have had more wives in their lifetime than King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia ever had. The immorality of homosexuality is presented to us via the likes of Ted Haggard and that senator guy from Utah (?).

    They’re suffering from a severe case of projection. And we’re supposed to suffer because of their own self-hatred.

  • TheOriginalLiz

    Not surprising. The decline and downfall of this country can be attributed to one group, one mindset.

  • ComradeRutherford

    Poor people that vote Republican obviously want to be even more poor.

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