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Hands Up

Hands Up
JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, the Secret Service has reportedly paid Trump's campaign $1.6 million to cover the travel costs of flying with him, which is routine, except Trump owns the plane they travel on. In other words, the Secret Service has paid Trump himself.

Meanwhile, senator and possible Zodiac killer Ted Cruz has endorsed Donald Trump. Cruz has previously referred to Trump as a "serial philanderer" and "utterly armoral." Trump also said Cruz's wife is ugly. Ted Cruz is not a serious person.

Finally, Representative Robert Pittenger (R-Master Race) is extremely racist and, apparently, a very bad liar. Pittenger said people protesting the killing Keith Lamont Scott in North Carolina simply "hate white people."

“The grievance in their minds – the animus, the anger – they hate white people because white people are successful and they’re not,” Pittenger said. He then criticized people who receive welfare. “It is a welfare state. We have spent trillions of dollars on welfare, and we’ve put people in bondage, so they can’t be all they’re capable of being.”

He later apologized on Twitter, saying his answer “doesn't reflect who I am. I was quoting statements made by angry protesters last night on national TV. My intent was to discuss the lack of economic mobility for African Americans because of failed policies.”

Nope

No. No protesters went on TV and said they hate white people because they're more successful.

"Welfare" does not depress economic mobility, it enables it. Pittenger's entire worldview is one long string of racist tropes.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    OK, you know what, fine. I’ve had enough. You ******* win. Cancel all the welfare checks. Kill public funding for education. Medicaid, Food stamps, SNAP, kill it all. Kill the FDA, CPB, EPA, all of it.

    Go ahead. I won’t stop you.

    Fulfill your Randian fantasy.

    Then, assuming we aren’t all dead in the ensuing hellscape, let’s see how the next election goes.

  • Aynwrong

    Decades of Southern Strategy and talk radio nonsense being pumped into the American political bloodstream has not been without consequence. This lying idiot is that consequence. Or to put it more succinctly, propaganda works.

    Ted Cruz is a self serving whore.