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Liberals Eating Their Own
Poor Alexandra Pelosi, all she wanted to do was be fair to both sides. Instead she sent social Liberals looking for the censor button over her New York welfare office video. Both “The Atlantic and Newsmax” picked up on the story. Most noteworthy is how Ta-Nehisi Coates writes about Miss Pelosi. Instead of tackling the subject of Pelosi’s video, he deflects the entire argument as another high and mighty white person degrading poor black people.
“Pelosi thinks she's surprising by her willingness to unleash her quick wit against poor black people. But there is nothing noteworthy about offending "both sides," a feat that can be managed simply by relieving yourself on a crowded street. Moreover, very few black people who've spent time in the white world will be shocked to learn that liberals are just as capable as conservatives as regarding them as objects to be invoked at their leisure.” (Coates)
Really? So I suppose the man in the video who claims to not have worked in the past half-decade is off limits of criticism because he is black? However, I find it interesting how quickly and appropriately American citizens cried foul when they learned of 24 year old lottery winner Amanda Clayton from Michigan was still collecting government assistance. She was derided in a most deserved fashion for her unacceptable excuses and blind fiscal irresponsibility. Is there a double standard here?
There is a proverbial lowering of the bar that mystifies conservatives. The true racism is Liberal on poor; ergo if you are poor then you are incapable of providing for yourself or a family, nor can you ever rise up from your socioeconomic condition by your own will. But do not fear, poor people, Liberal’s want you to know that they will take care of you, give you just enough money to live a miserable, below poverty line existence, up until the day you die. Add addendum: you never have to go get a job.
It is tediously necessary to point out what one cannot point out if you are a liberal; first, never tackle the subject of welfare addiction. Second, never admit welfare is keeping down the masses, especially those whom it was designed to help. Above all else, make sure the narrative always remains “the white conservatives hate poor people.”
Now, to be extremely fair to Alexandra Pelosi, I congratulate her and applaud her “ownership” of her party. Please view the video of her with Bill Maher. Maher first showed Alexandra’s video depicting poor southern rednecks who rather vote for freedom, God and the Republican ticket, but not for handouts. Bill Maher had no (obviously) compunction of taking easy cheap shots. However, when Alexandra turned the tables to bring up her video of poor blacks in the welfare line in New York, Maher appeared physically uncomfortable and moved quickly past the subject.
You need to watch the video twice, mostly to hear Bill Maher make excuses for why the toothless poor Republicans in Mississippi are funny, but for the New Yorkers waiting in line for welfare, it is a sad legacy. Honestly, there are too many double standards to deconstruct during this interview. Another interesting thing Maher said was about Joe the door man, “the doorman says why won’t they get a job, well because most doormen are white. They don’t usually hire black door men.” I cannot even imagine the backlash had a Republican pundit said that on television. Furthermore Maher continues the double standard stating the poor white people in Mississippi have a chip on their shoulder as a reason for staying in poverty. So what exactly does he insinuate then about the Black welfare recipient who wants a career and not a job? Taking his diatribe a step further, how does he know there are no black doormen in New York?
In the video, one young man lets Alexandra know he is in line to get “some Obama bucks.” When she asked this same young man if he really wants to work or get a free check…you guessed it, he opted for the free check. Oh yeah, I didn’t want to forget about the other young man who has five children with four different mothers. Do the math, one young black man with five kids by four different mothers, and he is collecting welfare money. Which one of his four families is he supporting, if any? These poor black Americans are off limits, do not criticize them and do not attempt to stand between them and or help them with true financial freedom because if you do, you are a selfish racist. Again, I must acknowledge gratitude to Alexandra for saying the entitlement culture her side has promulgated is out of control and it is causing them to lose part of their base. Honesty of that magnitude on a show like Bill Maher’s is genuine and rare.
I need to make something very clear to those of you siding with the state of perpetual entitlement programs; I bring this episode up as a prime example of issue dodging, excuse making, back biting and intellectual dishonesty. It is too bad Alexandra didn’t take her street interview a step further and ask what is it going to take to incentivize young men in welfare lines to WANT a job? Most average American’s start out with a handful of jobs with lousy pay, terrible benefits and are not very rewarding. Nevertheless every job held can be treated as a stepping stone to a better one. Who in this entire world is handed a career without having to put in some kind of hard work? Even Kings have to study hard and apply trade specific knowledge.
"It's true that there's no such thing as free will. We can't help what we are or what we do. It's not our fault. Nobody's to blame for anything. It's all in your background ... and your glands. If you're good, that's no achievement of yours -- you were lucky in your glands. If you're rotten, nobody should punish you -- you were unlucky, that's all." - AYN RAND, The Fountainhead