“So I’m prepared, if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention and talk about why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps,” Newt Gingrich said at a townhall event in Plymouth, N.H. today.
Thank heavens he’s not going to pull off a presidential run. It’s stuff like this that is really scary – it doesn’t sound stupid until one thinks about it, and then it becomes really scary stuff. At first you think “Yeah! Why shouldn’t they prefer paychecks over welfare?”
And then it hits you – why are you thinking about that when you should be asking what in the hell right does anyone in America have to DEMAND any damn thing at all? Demand? Seriously?
This is America where life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are good things – unalienable rights. Nowhere has anyone been awarded the right to stipulate what they feel is required for the pursuit of their happiness, such as arguing that a requisite for any of those three is a job that one must be granted once demands for a suitable one are made.
And then we have the Bill of Rights, which is something you should demand.
Ol’ Newt sure must think a lot of himself to think that the NAACP is going to bail on Obama so’s they can pick out some old cracker who is arguing that working for money is somehow smarter than not-working for money. Sheesh, given that kind of choice, who isn’t going to take the no-work option?
Nope, in a million bazillion years I could not have made this up. A 100 year old still-practicing prostitute?