1. says

    You also can’t be gay, and you probably can’t be college-educated; that’d make you an elitist, right?
    …Hmm, the pool of “Real, Hard-Working Americans” is getting smaller, somehow.

  2. says

    and i suppose the assholes up in DC call themselves hardworking americans too, while many of us out here don’t count?

    fuck that.

  3. says

    It is undoubtedly true that PP is weird—very weird. But his terse statement is the absolute truth. I don’t just hear it from politicians, but from people i run into every day, and it’s VERY clear what they really mean.

  4. says

    that would be “good god-fearing, church-going, salt of the earth, hardworking americans who would all have great jobs if only we eliminated the estate and capital gains taxes but now are merely victims of the economic downturn caused by tax and spend liberals”

  5. says

    Yes. All that.

    And let’s not forget the crippling effect of Affirmative Action programs on the psyche of God-fearing White (Christian) Workers. These poor folk were raised thinking it was enough to be just good enough, and then the rug was pulled right out from under them. Can they really be blamed for turning to Meth?

    “Boycott Companies with Dial 1 for English Services”

  6. says

    Oh, Happy Spirochete, I wasn’t disapproving of CPP’s weirdness. I could use more of CPP’s brand of weirdness in the world, in fact. Because, like yourself, I’ve run into the repugnant codespeakers too. :/

  7. vegofish says

    It certainly does not include politicians or liberal academics, most of whom suffer severely from SPS or “selective perception syndrome”, the not so rare ability to take any statement and twist it to fit their extremely skewed views of reality.

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