Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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I see a reporter here. I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day — it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.

Republican Wisconsin U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde scolding the media at a recent event for writing “sob stories” about Americans affected by the recession.

The issues they should be covering? Hovde says lowering the corporate tax rate and the national deficit are more important than unemployment and poverty. Not surprisingly, he’s also a former hedge fund manager.

Go to hell, Eric Hovde. I hope your family never has to do without for fear you’d be too stubborn to ask for help, thereby jeopardizing their existence.

(h/t ThinkProgress)

Filed under Politics poverty inequality fuck you got mine GOP Election 2012 Wisconsin US Senate Republican Eric Hovde

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  4. gaygirladvice said: oh my god, hovde is such a sack of shit. partially i’m really tired of the whole “we need businessmen in government!” sentiment that’s flying around, but i’m also appalled at how much he puts his foot in his mouth about poor folks. ugh.
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  19. differentialprincess said: because individual and family problems aren’t evidence of the devastation in this country already
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