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“This is a guy who, one day after a devastating natural disaster killed his own constituents, said he will not vote to alleviate their suffering unless he can inflict some pain on someone somewhere else in the country. And his spokesman defends this as a matter of principle, and uses the worst act of domestic terrorism in the history of the United States as a salutary example... Does Senator Coburn really believe you can budget for the unthinkable? That tornadoes are zero-sum events? That you can horse-trade on human suffering as though it were a line-item on a transportation rider? I no longer am willing to try to understand how people like this think. They are monsters and they operate on their own monstrous imperatives.”—Charles Pierce.
You'd Like To Be Paid A Living Wage?! STOP BEING A RADICAL BITCH.
Say you were a GOP Official in New Mexico & you’re listening to a 19 year old young woman testify in favor of raising the minimum wage.
What would you say?
Any of you correctly guess calling her a “radical bitch”? Anyone?
Because, as you can see, that is exactly what Executive Director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, Steve Kush, called a 19 year old woman on Tuesday. The girl, a volunteer for labor advocacy group Working America was simply testifying in favor of raising the minimum wage before the county commission.
Apparently, simply advocating for a living wage makes you a RADICAL.
Oh, but it didn’t end there!
Apparently, you can’t advocate for a higher minimum wage for others if you are not making minimum wage yourself. Also, having a nice pair of boots automatically makes you well off. AND, she’s a girl, so Steve Kush just tunes out the words coming out of her mouth and focuses in on her looks.
Common decency to not ‘boo’ at someone speaking at a public forum? THAT’S NAZI TALK.
And finally, after numerous posts about being SO BORED and the public blowback that followed, Mr. Steve Kush issued an apology:
“[I] feel awful that I put my thumbs on the keypad of my smart phone.”
“My one regret is I said these things on a public forum. Next time, I call a woman a ‘radical bitch,’ I’ll make sure it’s not on the Internet.”