23:08 Fri 07 Nov 2008. Updated: 17:18 28 Jan 2009
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Really, how can people say things like this?

“You know, if you were a slave in the old South, what did you get as a slave? You got free room and board, you got free money, and you got rewarded for having children because that was just, you know, tomorrow’s slave. … Can I ask a question? How’s that different from welfare? You get a free house, you get free food, and you get rewarded for having children. Oh, wait a minute, hold on a second. There is a difference: The slave had to work for it.”
—Jim Quinn, The War Room with Quinn & Rose, 6 Nov 2008

I know that idiots like this go on the air just to spew controversial inanities that both outrage others and sit well with their base, but still. (Via Media Matters.)

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One Response to “Speechless”

  1. Niall Says:

    Its interesting how compelling many of these incredibly over-simplified perspectives are in reality – its as if such thoughts are viruses spreading from brain to brain.

    And its interesting to ask the question, how many other thoughts and opinions are like this?

    To quote Gang of Four, “Opinions, where do they come from?”

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