Welfare Clients Are Like “Scavenging Raccoons,” Says Jon Bruning
Matt | On 09, Aug 2011
People will say anything to rile up their base and get elected.
To the great state of Nebraska we go where the Attorney General Jon Bruning put his foot and half of his leg in his mouth on Saturday. Bruning is running for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate seat.
At a campaign stop in the state, he spoke about issues with environmental regulation. Instead of saying he didn’t like it and closing the book, Bruning wanted to paint the picture. He went on to say how scavenging raccoons eat beetles is similar to how welfare recipients don’t work for anything and look for handouts.
Here is a snippet of Bruning’s comments:
“The raccoons, they’re not stupid, they’re going to do the easy way if we make it easy for them, just like welfare recipients all across America. If we don’t send ’em to work they’re going to take the easy way out.”
I can understand his wanting welfare reform. But does it require him to demean people? This can’t be life. Damn. Raccoons? Hopefully this puts the nail of the coffin in his early defeat.
**Shout-out to American Bridge 21st Century who shot the YouTube video.