As it's the state I grew up in, I wish I could say I am completely shocked that SC Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer's opinion that poor people are animals was something he thought smart to speak aloud, explicitly, in public. But I heard this kind of thing a lot down there. But, uh, over two decades ago.
Here, via Rachel Maddow, is the actual audio of Andre Bauer's "don't feed stray animals" speech. Now I'm thinking Sanford might not be so bad. A philanderer is preferable to someone who speaks of the poor as one would a dog in an alley, & shrieks like a little girl at the horror they may "breed." Bauer forgets that those poor people vote. Maybe there were myriad ways in the South, once, to keep them from doing so. But those went away and the ones that replaced them aren't nearly as effective.
I also imagine right now, Mark Sanford's laughing his lungs up, as Bauer and he are longstanding enemies. Why does the sleazebag Mark Sanford not step down? You're joking, right? He knows there are far worse. All he had to do was sit back as Bauer shot his mouth off.
"Eternity in the company of Beelzebub, and all of his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me & this pencil." --E. Blackadder, 1789 Questionable
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