Saturday, January 23, 2010

Andre Bauer: Heartless POS

Congratulations Andre Bauer. You may have made the most moronic comments yet of the 2010 GOP SC gubernatorial race. Given you're running against Henry "Have you heard I'm runnin' for Guvnah" McMaster, that's saying a lot. But your comments in Fountain Inn at a recent town hall meeting may have cemented you as the heir apparent to Mark "Foot in Mouth" Sanford as your parties choice for Governor.

Check out the lovely comments where Bauer decided to compare the needy to stray animals:

"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better," Bauer said.

In South Carolina, 58 percent of students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program.

Bauer's remarks came during a speech in which he said government should take away assistance if those receiving help didn't pass drug tests or attend parent-teacher conferences or PTA meetings if their children were receiving free and reduced-price lunches.

Later on, Bauer continued to work his audience with:

"I can show you a bar graph where free and reduced lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina," adding, "You show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I'll show you the worst test scores, folks. It's there, period."

Bauer tried to backtrack later on when called on his comments (and coincidentally afer he had finished throwing his red meat to the faithful) by saying he wasn't saying people on government assistance were "animals or anything else."

More importantly than his identification of what our problems are, what the hell is his solution? If the parents of poor kids screw up, don't pass drug tests or don't "give back" sufficiently enough to satisfy Bauer, should we take away the kids reduced or free lunch? Really? Let's starve the kids because the parents are screw ups? we think that's what Bauer honestly thinks? God...we hope not. Instead, he's probably just saying whatever he thinks he needs to say to rile up his base to prove he's more Republican than the other candidates.

But either way, we think Bauer has done one thing: he's shown he can definitely ride the same bicycle of embarrassing remarks as our Luv Guv. Are these remarks as foolish as Sanford actually uttering the line "The opportunity in all this is that I get it ways that I never have" during the other night's state of the State? We don't know. But they're close and certainly more heartless.

So congrats, Bauer. You are well on your way to possibly being the next embarrassing Governor for our state.

Hattip, Savitz.

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