Thursday, September 08, 2005

A Clarification

Some of you may find some of what Rush Limbaugh and others of his ilk says about New Orleans hard to understand, particularly as he pontificates about the terrible damage welfare has caused to New Orleans. This may be particularly confusing if you realize that the majority of New Orleans was not on welfare. Poor, yes, but on welfare? No.

What you need to understand is that to Rush Limbaugh and those who follow his philosophy there is absolutely no difference between a poor black person who has a job and a poor black person who is on welfare. In both cases they are parasites, and in both cases they pretty much deserve what they get.

If they wanted to qualify for our sympathy they would be middle class white people, or, at worst, middle class black people.

Hope that helps you follow along.

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