Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Remember Comopassionate Conservatism – No More – An Ugly Part of the Electorate Gets Uglier

Texans Who Want Billions From Taxpayers for Hurricane Relief Don't Think Puerto Rico Should Get Any

After All, They Are Hispanic

The people of Puerto Rico are as much American as the people in every state of the nation. The only difference is well, they don't get the representation in government that is automatically given to the rest of us. Yes this is unfair, but no one seems to care.

And now, when the island of Puerto Rico has suffered from a horrible hurricane some people in Texas have gone beyond not caring and openly oppose U. S. federal government aid to Puerto Rico. Here is the tale from one Trump supporter

Often, the prayer is accompanied by frustration with President Trump, whom she voted for and who visited this neighborhood after Harvey.
He really made me mad,” said Maddox, 70, who accused Trump of trying to pit those on the mainland against Puerto Ricans, even though they’re all Americans.
I don’t know,” said her husband, Fred Maddox, 75. “I think he’s trying.”
He continued: “It’s a problem, but they need to handle it. It shouldn’t be up to us, really. I don’t think so. They’re sitting back, they’re taking the money, they’re taking a little under the table. He’s trying to wake them up: Do your job. Be responsible.”
Oh gee, we know who 'they' are. They are the hated non-whites. And survey data now shows the bigotry of the Trump voters.

A survey released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a majority of Americans believe that the federal government has been too slow to respond in Puerto Rico and that the island still isn’t getting the help it needs. But the results largely broke along party lines: While nearly three-quarters of Democrats said the federal government isn’t doing enough, almost three-quarters of Republicans said it is.

As for Trump, well he only cares about not breaking his arm patting himself on his back.

On Oct. 3 — two weeks after the storm — Trump toured a neighborhood outside San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has repeatedly proclaimed, against much evidence, that his administration had a “tremendous” response to Maria. He gave his administration a “10” during a White House appearance with Puerto Rico’s governor this week. “I think we did a fantastic job, and we’re being given credit,” he said.
In fact, conditions remain dire throughout much of the island. Nearly 80 percent of Puerto Ricans still lack electricity, and 30 percent do not have access to clean drinking water.

You're doing a heckuva job Trumpie. Now go back to bailing out rich Texans.

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