Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wipe out poverty, be Republican.

[uuummm... in the opinion of one person anyway]
News 8 Austin (local news on cable) doing random voter surveys at the 4th of July gathering.

For most of the Rangel family, the hot topic is immigration. The matriarch of the family, Antonia Rangel, said even though she's Catholic and Mexican-American, she decided to vote Republican 15 years ago and hasn't turned back.

"They said, 'What?! You are a Catholic and a Mexican-American and you vote Republican?' I said, 'Yes, because I don't want to stay poor. If that's the party for the poor people, I don't want to stay poor all my life," she said.

Well, it's one thing to be a [fill in the blank ethnic or sexual orientation minority] Republican if you realize that you are supporting causes that are going to be at odds with other issues you may have because of your [fill in the blank] status, but please... if you are really this ignorant... that's not Shinola we're wading through here. Buy a clue if it takes every penny you've got.

Here's a good quote from a good Republican back when being Republican meant something else entirely:

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. -- Abraham Lincoln

More Abraham Lincoln quotes here. He was a wise and funny man.

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3 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Well that's one hell of a reason to vote for repubs. That's exactly the mentality that gave us george bush. Blind to reality and full speed to no where.

Blueberry said...

...and producing offspring. grrrr.

glenda said...

Gee, that sounds too familiar. i think they are my neighbors.