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Let Them Eat Cake

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TomCat S (125)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:03 pm
The phrase, "Let them eat cake." was falsely attributed to Marie Antoinette as a statement of contempt for the poor, who had no bread to eat. Even though she never actually said it, that same attitude is alive and well in today’s Republican Party. Typically, Rep. Adrian Smith [R-NE] made it clear that he thinks the poor have no right to eat by the way he kept ducking the question.

Joanne D (37)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:11 pm
I could probably do a whole comment on "Let them eat cake" (was it really cake, what would it have meant really had she said it, which she didn't), but history's most maligned woman prior to hillary Clinton deserves to rest in peace.

Adrian Smith is the real story here. I am surprised he didn't "righteously" quote "He who will not work, neither shall he eat," which, somewhat ironically, was not a reference to the poor and disabled, but to those who didn't want to invest any effort into propping up a world that was about to end any minute - far more like today's Republicans than like anyone else alive today. i think Adrian Smith needs to wash out his mouth with soap after swishing all that BS around in it.


Kathleen M (208)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:15 pm
Noted. Thx TC. Disgusting! Adrian Smith should eat worms and die!

David C (75)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:27 pm

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:35 pm
Why??????? do "We need to tighten our belts" (nasty video playing in my head, as people slowly starve) in this kind of area????? Why can't we do so in the pentagon budget, which is greater than the defense budget of numerous other countries all taken together? I expect there are many other areas that could take a little tightening, so that we could give still more to the suffering already wealthy. Compassion on both sides? "Compassion" is a response to suffering that includes a wish to help. We need to "help" the already wealthy? The already wealthy are already wealthy because of the boons they have received from being a part of this society, culture, and, I suppose, in this Mr. Smith's view, they have no incentive, no reason, to pay back to the culture that has fed them? "Hey, you know, those who are in danger of starving are there because they "deserve" it, AND hey, you know, they are not apt to vote for Republicans, anyway, so……..screw them."

Pat B (356)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:37 pm
I'm (not) amazed at how low.....these guys can go.
Yea, nothing like jumping on the repug bandwagon, and NOT worrying or helping our folks in need!

Ted W (127)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 2:48 pm
Noted, forwarded amnd shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! Nice graphic, sadly true!! RESIST and PERSIST!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!!

Freya H (345)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 3:05 pm
The picture is absolutely spot-on. That is what the Rethuglican party is all about - bamboozling the easily bamboozled so they put Plutocrats in office. All the crap about gays, abortion, guns, etc. is the stalking-horse for the interests of the Wall Street and defense contractor fat cats.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 3:26 pm
Yup, al those starving poor really could show a little compassion with all those farmers and shouldn't whine when they get their food stamps or meals on wheels cut to give those Republican voting farmers what is their due. Mr. Smith sure looks after his own well,doesn't he. He'll just need to practice his "balanced" talk a bit more, because now the BS that comes out of his mouth leaves us with the strong impression that food stamps are a luxury people can do without, the air is sustenance enough for them. Indeed the air where those people who depend on help is so polluted they can cut it with knife and fork.

Glennis Whitney (393)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 7:45 pm
So deplorable Stuff the poor interesting message Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat

pam w (139)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 8:52 pm
Well, they'll never admit it....but, truly....they do NOT care!

Dawnie W (250)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 9:27 pm
❤️❤️Noted...Interesting point of view. ❤️❤️Thank you...TomCat.❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Raleigh k (358)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 9:52 pm
I believe how low they have gone. but they will nver admit the truth! noted shared ty

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 10:17 pm
Cohen TRUMPY" S lawyer is so dispicable threatening people. What a "LOUSY" Lawyer he is.
Why would be think any different?
Hope he get'ts his too! All are saying verything is FAKE NEWS!!
TRUMPY'S lawyer asked for Info in Russia Probe.
Just get's more interesting!
Trumpy's is trying to push it the other way around that it was Russia that wanted the back channel info.
Thank you TomCat


Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday May 30, 2017, 10:30 pm
White House Communications Director has resigned after 3 months!
I still say the leaks come right from TRUMPY!!
Spicer says the best messenger it the President Himself! Okay!
Thank you TomCat

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 1:26 am
I wonder how Smith's constituents feel about his words.  Did he hold a townhall recently and get booed?  Or did he just not bother.
The Declaration of Independence, a dearly held document of the US, states:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Smith, and I dare say all Republicans, needs a course in American history, specifically the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  What constitutes "Life"?  At the very least bread and water (not of the penal variety), in other words food and drink.  This is an inalienable right.
Resist and Persist!!!

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 4:23 am
It's pretty darn hard to like a single Republican these days. All those Christian ethics they spout so easily seem not to cover poor people simply asking for food, shelter, health care.

Trump's twitter account has over the last three days suddenly doubled in followers. According to Twitter audit, about half of his followers are bots or fake accounts. And suddenly a lot of people are signed up to follow him without their knowledge. Apparently, he's going to fight dirty now...wait... dirtier now.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 6:22 am
Impeach tRUMP now.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 7:25 am
Noted, Thanks

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 12:11 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

TomCat S (125)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 2:06 pm
Ghanks all. Hugs! Stars.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 2:38 pm

Colleen L (3)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 8:05 pm
They are disgusting. I agree...Impeach Trump. Thanks TomCat

Nita L (127)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 8:16 pm
Grrrrr! Thank you TomCat.

Julie W (33)
Wednesday May 31, 2017, 9:55 pm
What I find horrible is I am becoming almost numb to all this awfulness. I'm still sickened, but it's getting harder to find the energy to be shocked. Never thought that could happen.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday June 1, 2017, 2:26 am

TomCat S (125)
Thursday June 1, 2017, 7:09 am
TYVM Amen Julie.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday June 3, 2017, 7:51 pm
Impeach the whole lot of them and start over. RESIST!
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