Minnesota tea partiers compare poor people to wild animals

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This is the mental framework some Minnesota conservatives use when thinking about poor people.
In a post published on their blog by a site administrator last weekend, the Central Minnesota Tea Party broke out one of Rep. Mary Franson's greatest hits.

SEE ALSO: Mary Franson upset by "offensive" anti-Gulf oil spill House prayer

Franson, you might recall, got herself in trouble in early 2012 when she compared government distribution of food stamps to people feeding wild animals at a park. As criticism flooded in, she quickly apologized, but she appeared to double-down on her original stance the following summer when she addressed the controversy during a tea party rally and said, "We have to get backbones, you guys."

In their post, the Minnesota tea partiers pretty much recite what Franson said verbatim (the poor people-wild animal comparison has actually been a popular bit among right-wingers for a while). But as Bluestem Prairie's Sally Jo Sorensen puts it, they do so with an "anti-Muslim garnish."

Here's the entire post:

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Central Minnesota Tea Party Blog

It's a little disappointing, to be honest. After all, couldn't the tea partiers have found a way to mix some homophobia in there for good measure?

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Mare Anderson
Mare Anderson

Oh so none of you have felt that"pushed to the limit of desperation" feeling that turns one into a human animal? Lucky you, wOoT WoOt!

josh019
josh019

There has never been a more egregious co-opting of a politcal faction than the way the neo-cons did the original tea party folks.  The original ideals of the tea party were based on libertarian beliefs made popular by the Ron Paul campaign in 2008. This was small federal government, ending expensive pointless wars and working to reduce the influence of wall street / the federal reserve... once glen beck used his fake tears and took it over the tea party became homophobic, racist, anti-muslim, war mongering and not even that fiscally conservative (basically the Dick Cheney / Duck Dynasty / Michelle Bachman Doctrine). Now the term "Tea-Baggers" definitely fits.


That being said, I believe that society would benefit much more if people who were on assistance that are able to work were given training / education and job placement assistance instead of just a check or food stamps.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

47 million people on food stamps - larger than the population of Spain.  Almost 10 million on SSI disability - larger than the population of Greece.

These people have to figure out how to become PRODUCTIVE members of society.  Right now there are more people receiving government checks than people who work full time.

You can't indiscriminately breed - just to get benefits.

The Democratic Party wants more people depending upon the government.   This is how they buy votes.

In reality, those who depend upon the government, are really slaves to the government.

The Fourth Turning will work this out.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

What's up with your mods? An LBJ quote has been "pending" for over two hours

Adam Klugherz
Adam Klugherz

The entire republican party is at risk because of the tea bagger faction... think of how motivated the right was the last two elections compared to the left, only to lose seats in congress, lost control of the Senate, lose the presidential election, lose governorships, state houses, etc. People aren't voting FOR democrats, they're voting AGAINST the tea baggers.

Justin Irvine
Justin Irvine

Thats because they believe people choose to be poor.

Christian Johnson
Christian Johnson

Isn't a lack of empathy a characteristic of psychopaths and sociopaths? Side note: ^Kent likes to tell people to 'get over themselves'

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

So, according to Tea Party ideology,


When Jesus passed out the loaves and fishes,


He was just feeding the animals?

Larry Czarnecki
Larry Czarnecki

PEOPLE!!!!! Don't sink to mudslinging with the teaparty or the neocons. You'll get dirty and they'll love it. VOTE ! Let your votes be your voice.

Jerry Thell
Jerry Thell

Kent, liberals may be vulgar and crude but at leat they're not hypocrites like these so-called "Christian" Tea Partiers. Shitting on the poor is exactly what Christ would have done. (eye roll)

Kurt Hendricks
Kurt Hendricks

The discretion they show in not using the N-word is admirable.

trigger_1154
trigger_1154

What this one person said does not sum up the party as a whole, saying that it does is like saying all Democrats are the same as Jimmy Carter or the traitor b*tch Jane Fonda. Racism and Classism are just things liberals take advantage of when they know they have no legitimate argument.

Also don't think I can't see through the ruse, it's a fact that Democrats were the ones for slavery and they were the founding members of the KKK, when it was the Republican Party who made slavery illegal, all that has happened recently is the Democrats forcing the eyes off of them and falsely redirecting them to Republicans, trying to say the parties inverted.
Which is not true, the parties are the same as ever, there is just a lot of misdirection involved.
Know your history, or you are doomed to repeat it.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Still nothing. Censoring a quote from a modern day president because it doesn't fit your agenda is super lame. The mods are wack as hell.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

People mostly do choose to be poor. It's just these days the risk/reward ratio isn't nearly as favorable as it used to be.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Isn't believing in things that aren't real psychosis?

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@WhiteMattYup, once those oldsters start collecting the Social Security Checks its really tough to get them off the dole. My 84 year old father seems to think he's "entitled" to it. No matter how much I push him go get a job he resists. Freeloader, eh?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@trigger_1154 your historical knowledge is so twisted.


the parties are radically different from what they were... you know nothing...clearly

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

Yes, both parties are corrupt - opposite sides of the same coin.  Over 16% of the population is on SNAP alone.  It can't continue. 

The FSA people (Free Sh*t Army people) are really stupid.  They don't care, they aren't engaged - they don't understand that the Federal Reserve printing $75 billion a month - is going to ruin our currency, and the US will probably lose it's 'Reserve Currency Status'.

IMO anyone who gets a government entitlement (I'm not talking about SS or pensions) should not be allowed to vote.   It's a direct conflict of interest!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@WhiteMatt Hey why don't you go fuck yourself you racist piece of shit.  You post racist bullshit all over these comment sections but tell other people to be civil?   Go fuck yourself you phony piece of shit. 

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@mingtranExactly, add that to the list of Republican quirks. The "war on Christmas" is only the most recent and glaring example.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You're such a pussy

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@WhiteMatt @mingtran Stupid people like you are why Republicans are such a laughingstock.  Keep up your stupid nonsense.  You never convince anyone.  You just prove Republicans are nothing but stupid sexist racist homophobes.   Seriously stupid.   You are whining below about how uncivil people are but you post crap like this?   Why would anyone take you serious you stupid Republican doofus.   

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Everyone hates you

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You hate history, both the world's and ours. We've had this discussion before and I served you into a state of coma, you couldn't even respond back. You never have anything rational or original and only hurt your cause because you display to the world how wack you are. The more you comment back, the better.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@mingtran  A stupid libertarian like you only has insults and stupidity to offer because Republicans who call themselves libertarians are the biggest joke in politics.  You only exist in a fantasy world with no facts or logic to back you up.   Your ideas and beliefs have never been successful in the real world.  It makes you a complete joke.  There has never been a successful country with a small government.   Somalia is what you want the United States to be like.   You will never be taken seriously.  Stupid people like you are why the DFL is in total control of Minnesota.  

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

I was talking more along the lines of believing social welfare programs actually advance people, not de-humanize them. Show me the numbers.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@mingtranAh, I scared you. You're afraid to comment because you know I tear you up, so you do what was done to you in the school yard. Apparently it doesn't take any intelligence to be a top commenter here, quantity rather than quality. I hope that's not too subtle for you.

trigger_1154
trigger_1154

@WhiteMatt@henk.tobias0Yup, now they try to put the hate on Republicans by fabricating information, so that they can take the eyes off of them, even Martin Luther King was a Republican.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@trigger_1154@digitalprotocolLogical thinker? You're joking, right? FYI: Slavery is all over the bible and its been used to justify it all through history. Take that logical mind of yours and do a little research, before you start flapping you gums.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

It was in response to digitalprotocol. He's a real tool

trigger_1154
trigger_1154

@mingtran Lol I can tell that was a joke. And I'm not racist, I hate everyone equally.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

If you're so open minded, why do you hate white and Asian folks so much?

trigger_1154
trigger_1154

@digitalprotocol@trigger_1154Just like blind liberals to resort to hate speech, I'm not an "old fuck" by the way, I am a logical thinking 23 year old moderate, personally I think both sides are evil. I believe in the founding fathers and the constitution, which in some aspects were out dated. The bible says every man is created equal, so it was wrong to have slavery as legal. And I agree racism is bad, but it is a human right to hold your own opinions and there are racists in every party. 

As for class discrimination, can you provide a current example?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@trigger_1154 not really, you are trying to make excuses for the old and senile. you are trying to justify classism and probably veiled racism.


you and the rest of the close minded old fat white fucks need to go to sleep. your time is up, you lost

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