Personal Responsibility

(Cartoonist - Jimmy Margulies)

In other news, Republican presidential candidate, bizarro historian, and esteemed doctor Ben Carson is dropping out of the race.

Meanwhile, more congressional Republicans are coming around to the idea of Nominee Trump. This read very desperate to me.

“Everything we’ve thought about convention and what usually happens in elections has proven to be inapplicable, at least in so far as Trump’s popularity is concerned,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, a former National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman. “I don’t know that he would lose the general election against Hillary Clinton, she’s such a damaged candidate in her own right.

Keep telling yourself that.

Finally, the new chairman of the Republican Party of Travis County, Texas (includes the state capitol of Austin) is a very colorful character, to say the least. He's so bad, in fact, local Republicans are scrambling to get rid of it.

[Robert Morrow] spent most of election night tweeting about former Gov. Rick Perry’s sexual orientation and former President Bill Clinton’s penis, and insisting that members of the Bush family should be in jail.

He also found time to call Hillary Clinton an “angry bull dyke” and accuse his county vice chair of betraying the values of the Republican Party.

What does Chairman Morrow think of his fellow Republicans who are trying to remove him from office?

“Tell them they can go fuck themselves,” Morrow told the Tribune.


Tell me more!

Morrow’s main complaint is with “establishment” Republicans, who he does not believe should hold elected office, he said. Last week, he tweeted that the Republican National Committee was just a “gay foam party.” [...]

When the Tribune asked about the content of some of Morrow’s social media posts, without using the specific racial slur Morrow had employed, Morrow seized on the omission as an example of corruption within the media.

You are a perfect example of what the Trump movement is revolting against because you can’t even pronounce the word n----- when you are talking about a Facebook post,” Morrow said. “What a pathetic excuse for a reporter you are.”


Excuse the gifs, but holy shit. Everything we know suggests this is exactly what your average Trump supporter looks like.

  • cherylkelmar

    From book, Women In Power: Myths & Truths

    Recently while at a party, a conservative woman began to discuss social issues and her concept of ‘personal responsibility.

    The conservative argument was ‘why should we pay for social program, because of personal responsibility? This conservative woman asserted that inequality leads to success.

    Personal responsibility is a concept conservative like to apply only to the poor and middle class, while wealthy individuals and corporations rally toward eliminating corporate regulations, taxes and responsibility for the wealthy.

    The concept of personal responsibility is complex. But, the answer is obvious.

    Inequality alone only leads to anger, crime, teen pregnancy, teen gangs, etc. when social programs that help people help themselves are eliminated.

    Inequality only drives a poor person to succeed when generous social programs exist to help people help themselves, because poor people generally work harder when given the opportunity to lift themselves from the social class from which they were born.

    I am an example. Like many minority kids, I was raised in subsidized housing in Detroit by a single mother who did not even discuss the idea of college with her kids, because she knew she could not afford it.

    But, when I learned about the student loan program, I completed an engineering curriculum and was able to lift myself out of the class for which I was born.

    In other words, when a youth from a poor background is provided with the vehicle to channel their energy in a positive direction, then, inequality can empower a youth with the passion to succeed.

    But, to justify run away greed with the unfounded argument that inequality alone leads to people being successful is unconscionable at best, at a time when

    1.We allow CEOs to walk away with millions every year, while their company benefits from a tax code allow them to take profits overseas to avoid paying their fair share
    2.CEOs make 400 times what their workers make, and
    3.The tax code for the wealthy has so many loop holes that results in the American paying an excessively higher amount of their taxes than the rich.

  • Badgerite

    Well, 20 percent of Trump supporters think the Emancipation Proclamation ending slavery was a ‘bad idea’.
    That pretty much says it all. Those would be his ‘very passionate’ supporters, I suppose. Il Duce!

  • Christopher Jones

    Kinda sorry to hear that Dr Ben Carson is dropping out, but honestly I wouldn’t trust that guy with running a “Wendy’s organization”, much less the country.