Awkward: GOPer says what Republicans really think, a student’s ‘benefit to society is irrelevant’

April 6, 2013
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Well damn. The GOP can’t even feign compassion in order to rebrand their party’s image. Perhaps throwing the entire ‘I got mine’ motivation would be a good way to begin. The Political Carnival posted this jaw dropping email exchange between Rep. James Lockhart (D) and Rep. Mike Reynolds (R). Lockhart was reaching out to his colleague in order to help his constituents. The audacity!

To be fair, Rep. Reynold says a lot of dumb shit.

GottaLaff reports: 

Lockhart’s email, in part, via the Oklahoma Democrats site. Bolding is mine:

Basically we are doing a poor job of improving the lives of the people we represent… [M]ost people think we either don’t care about them or are unable to do something about improving their standard of living.

I am here to try to improve the quality of life of the average person in however small a way possible.

I would suggest you do the same.

Reynolds in part replied:

It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education. It is not the responsibility of me, you, or any constituent in my district to pay for his or any other persons education… Their potential to benefit society is irrelevant.

Political Carnival notes the irony, “By the way, “person’s” should have an apostrophe, Mr. Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education. Clearly Reynolds never had one.”

In words Reynolds can understand: You guise is doin’ it wrong.

In fairness, Reynolds is only saying what Republicans think. At least he’s consistent.

There’s more here. 

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.mckay.18659 John McKay

    Reynolds should read his state’s constitution:

    Section XIII-1: Establishment and maintenance of public schools.

    The Legislature shall establish and maintain a system of free public schools wherein all the children of the State may be educated.

    • Sally

      He’s not allowed to read anything but what ALEC sends him in his handy legislative packet. And I’m certain the only dictates about schools is to privatize them with vouchers ASAP. Or as soon as they finish making women victims and constantly pregnant.

      • MLHoenig

        He can read?!

  • Anon E Moose

    Ahhh, so I, John Q. Taxpayer, am expected to fund every jackwagon who wants to get their B.S. in Underwater Basket Weaving? I am not against the taxpayer funding of the deserving poor to receive an education, but we live in a society that worships college as the be-all end-all of success, when 80% of what they do is really financially irrelevant.

    • That Guy

      “I am here to try to improve the quality of life of the average person in however small a way possible.” =/= “I, John Q. Taxpayer, am expected to fund every jackwagon who wants to get their B.S. in Underwater Basket Weaving?”

    • jerome healy

      What most people fail to realize is that ALL baskets are woven under water. You have a basin of water in which you work in to keep the reeds wet and pliable.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Rotolo/1173768782 John Rotolo

      “Financially irrelevant”?LMAO. You complain about society “worshipping” college.People like you worship money. Nothing else matters.What a boring, banal existence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.perry Judy Perry

    And, of course, in the spirit of the conversation, the end sentence (and I use the term loosely because I see no verb whatsoever) “There more here” probably means More here, or There is more here or some such thing. I’m a liberal, but, just sayin’…

    • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

      Golly, thanks for the heads up. Please refer to our ‘About’ Page where we freely admit to being human and to just let us know.

    • http://www.facebook.com/aslan.balaur Aslan Balaur

      Funny, in my browser I see “There’s more here” wherein the verb “is” has been contracted into the “There” for the compound word “There’s” – fail = YOURS

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