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!
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.