SC: Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer compares the poor to stray animals

I know some politicians are dim bulbs, but it may be possible that this is one of most ignorant and refreshingly politically transparent remarks I’ve heard in a long, long time. The Palmetto State’s Lt. Governor, Andre Bauer (who is running for governor), on how to handle the poverty problem. Please protect your keyboards.

My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed,” Bauer said, according to the Greenville News. “You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

…”Andre Bauer’s crude utterances once again reveal his immaturity and poor judgment,” responded SC Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler. “Bauer is a bachelor who has never once had to worry about feeding a child of his own. His notion of punishing children by not feeding them because their parents missed a PTA meeting flies in the face of basic South Carolina values.”

Bauer made the remarks during a town hall meeting Friday in Fountain Inn. Bauer did not immediately return a call Saturday from The Associated Press.

My, my…it’s not surprising the calls aren’t being returned. I’m sure after this makes its way around The Internets, including Twitter and Facebook, it will be hard not to respond, Andre.


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