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Tim Scott And Pulling Up The Ladder

Posted by Phoenix Woman on May 10, 2014

Tim Scott, the first confirmed bachelor African-American Tea Party senator, wants you to think that he got to be a United States Senator out of sheer Ayn Randian pluck.

It turns out he had help, particularly from the late John Moniz, a conservative Republican Chick-fil-A franchise owner who was using free meals to groom the young teenager into becoming the Tea Party stalwart he is today:

It was around that time he met John Moniz, the white owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise. Moniz noticed that Scott, a regular customer, could afford only french fries, so he started giving him free sandwiches with a side of life lessons. He taught him conservative values and the mind-set to “think your way out of poverty.”

Moniz became a father figure, and Scott became a Republican.

Which means that now Scott is heavily invested in cutting off the government programs that kept him, his mother and his siblings afloat when he was a child and teenager.

7 Responses to “Tim Scott And Pulling Up The Ladder”

  1. Charles II said

    So, with government welfare, they give you a sandwich and don’t care what you think.

    With wingnut welfare, they give you a sandwich, but only if you parrot their line.

    Which one, I wonder, is worse for the character of the recipient?

    • Cthulhu said

      Not much different from the Religion based homeless shelters that’ll feed you, but only if you swallow the religious crap they shove down your throat first.

      • MEC said

        Unless you’re a same-sex couple, in which case you don’t have to listen to the sermon because they won’t let you in at all.

    • Cthulhu said

      Yeah, because Chick-Fil-A is known for their compassion. Whatever.
      Instead of feeding the young man and helping him out of his situation, Moniz had to prostelytize and program him instead. Classy.

  2. Of course it never occurs to John D Hopkins that without offshoring, union busting (Thanks Reagan!), and all the other things done to crush American labor so that the ALLREADY wealthy could have MORE wealth to hoard, we would have far fewer poor people in need of assistance. But John D Hopkins might be honest enough to admit that charity that is encumbered with coercive indoctrination is never about the charity and always about the indoctrination. If it were ever about the charity, there would be no indoctrination.

    • Well, John, if you are an honest man, and that is an extremely generous assumption that I would not ordinarily extend to anyone defending Abrahamic monotheism on the internet, then I would say you are not well informed as to what your side is really up to. If you are not an honest man, well, we could yell at each other, but what would that accomplish.

  3. I’m minded of Craig T. Nelson’s immortal quote: “I’ve been on food stamps and welfare, did anyone help me out? No.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTwpBLzxe4U

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