After their defeat in the 2012 election, the GOP, in its "autopsy," determined that they needed to tone down the rhetoric about the makers and the takers because it alienated a large group of voters, many of whom are minorities. But that message doesn't seem to have resonated with the hosts of Fox & Friends who continue to slam those, who need food stamps to feed themselves and their families, as greedy parasites who vote for Democrats because of the "free" stuff. That the well compensated "friends" appeal to angry white folks who believe that their money is being stolen, in order to reward lazy slugs (read black and brown), was underscored on this morning's Fox & Friends during which the vice-presidential candidate for angry white folks, Sarah Palin, joined in the poor people bashing. In addition to the war on Christmas, Fox continues to show that it's on the front line of class warfare
Elisabeth Hasselbeck said that the gang was "thrilled" to have Palin on their show. The talk turned to the problems with the ACA.
Palin gem: "The problem with [with the ACA] "is the statism, this collective socialized medicine program that we're being led into." (Ah, the old socialized medicine thingie that Merkan patriots fear and loathe)
Palin and the pals giggled about the problems with the ACA. After noting that Fox & Friends has "talked about it," Doocy asked her about how "we're becoming an entitlement nation." While he spoke of the numbers on food stamps, the chyron underscored the propaganda with a Fox fact: "Food Stamp Fiasco, Enrollment Remains Over 47M For 13 Months." Doocy reflected that this "does not speak well for the country."
Palin gem: "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch. The freebies that are given. The idea that of them being sold by the Obama administration because food stamps have increased so greatly since President Obama was elected. It's such a marketing tool, such a seductive lure into supporting a politician or a program if you think you're gonna get something free out of it."
Doocy chirped that "people love free stuff and they vote for those people."
Palin gem: "They're ain't no such thing as a free lunch, everybody learns that in econ 101 what's free today, where are we getting the money we're taking it from our children, our grandchildren, we're borrowing it from China. When it comes time to pay the piper we're in a world of hurt."
Hasslebeck opined that "maybe what you are saying is free doesn't mean freedom, it means dependency and we're stuck in that situation." The chyrons reinforced the agitprop: "Handouts Getting higher, Food Stamp Enrollment Reaching Record Numbers" and "Food Stamp Frenzy Enrollment Increased By Almost 16 Since 2009." The reality, of course, is that because of the 2008 crash, after the halcyon Bush days of entitlements in the form of lucrative defense contracts and tax breaks for the rich, many folks lost jobs or went into lower paying jobs and were thus eligible for food stamps which give folks, who are barely able to meet their routine expenses, a little extra cushion - Something that the nice, well paid Christians on Fox & Friends, just don't seem to understand.
It's ironic. The Foxies pride themselves on their patriotism. Meanwhile, the GOP is trying to take away veteran's food stamps. No more free stuff for these takers, right, Sarah! Oh well, at least she didn't talk about death panels!
That should read “(Ah, the old socialized medicine thingie that Merkan patriots fear and loathe—except when they benefit from it. Like the Medicare that the Tea Party folks demanded
I would like to know who paid for Palin’s last pregnancy and childbirth. You know, the one she went through while Governor of Alaska? I do know she wasn’t paying for all those trips to the Lower 48 out of her own pocket so I kind of doubt she paid for that last pregnancy out of her own pockets.
“True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made”
Princess Sarah of Alaska is on a book tour using the media’s ‘’free air-time" to promote her book. Last time we checked, we didn’t see the princess’s commercials for her books on any of the major networks, or radio stations.
The princess is lecturing others not to accept freebies while enjoying plugging her book for free.
NOTE TO PALIN
Speak for yourself sister.