Republicans can’t understand why a leech like you wouldn’t rather die than possibly cost your rich betters a little money.
Attack those who can’t defend themselves; suck up to those who can. Classic bully mentality. “Lock her up” for a woman saying she was assaulted; “innocent until proven guilty” for a monarch who had a reporter murdered.
Well, duh. “Entitlements” are what those lazy good-for-nothings get, and they should have them taken away so that they have to get a job! But hey- Medicare and Social Security are what I deserve!
“They’re old white people like me, so of course they’ll take care of me. They know it’s those people who are the problem!”
“The Republicans use this attitude to cut taxes.” And also spend more. Except they spend it on fun stuff like wars and bombs, instead of boring stuff like education and infrastructure.
They think, “Oh, they’ll protect our entitlements, and just make sure that those people don’t get any, ‘cause they don’t deserve it!”.
Thing is, to people like McConnell and Ryan, the supporters are “those people”.
I cannot understand this mindset, where being advertised to is akin to armed robbery. If you aren’t already critically examining everything around you, then you’re being duped in a dozen other ways besides being “made” to buy a Big Gulp. And if you are critically examining everything around you, then advertising is little more than background noise.
“There were very fine people on both sides of Mitch’s bumper. Besides, she wasn’t even a ‘10’, so who cares? We won.”
A return to the Gilded Age.
“You’re not smart enough to know what to do with that money. Give it to me so I can stuff it in my Cayman Island account.”
“How does that help me?”
“Who said anything about helping you?”