Welcome Rep. Kingston To GOP’s Starving Children’s Club

It appears the Republican Starving Children’s Club has spread beyond Tennessee and traveled to Georgia, where it threatens to derail Rep. Jack Kingston’s bid for Sen. Saxby Chambliss’ seat:

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), who from 2011 to 2012 chaired the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for school nutrition programs, told party activists that kids receiving free breakfast and lunch should either be asked to pay for part of their meals or earn them by sweeping the floor. The 11-term Congressman, who is seeking his party’s nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat next year, said Saturday that he had suggested the idea to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.

What horrible people.

The Republican war on the poor continues apace, despite the beseeching of people like Ohio Gov. John Kasich to stop being such assholes. He didn’t state it that way, of course, but that’s what it is. Rep. Stephen Fincher, Rep. Jack Kingston, Rep. Paul Ryan and the rest of the Republican Grinches are really about just one thing: making sure some undeserving slob isn’t getting “rewarded” for being lazy and fleecing the people who have had every advantage in life. Indeed, some of these same people trying to shred the social safety net had no problem taking assistance when they needed it.

Republicans are not looking like shining examples of humanity here. No, they’re kinda looking like giant dicks.

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12 responses to “Welcome Rep. Kingston To GOP’s Starving Children’s Club

  1. Well, no, they’re looking like very small, inadequate, compassionless dicks (who don’t read 19th century authors–that model has been tried, hello, Mr. Twist!), but I get your point.

  2. Just put in a plan to give the kids vouchers to eat at Chick-Fulla-Aholes and they’ll approve it before the JESUS’ B’day Recess.

  3. C B

    Jack Kingston is a miserable motherfucker. Should any of your readers/followers find that language offensive, let me just say that anyone should be offended by his kind of crap being dished up for public consumption.

    Here’s his problem, in a nutshell. The likely Democratic contender for Saxby’s seat (and the responsibility for keeping his lapdog, Johnny Isakson, in line) will be Michelle Nunn. Sam’s daughter. The Republican field of contenders is littered with this guy, accompanied by Paul “Lies from the pit of Hell” Broun and Phil “I’m stuck here making $172,000″ Gingrey, whose campaign staff all quit in November. We already know that Broun is certifiable, but instead of trying to act like a statesman, the best Kingston can do is recycle Newt’s old garbage about putting poor children to work to earn the “benefits” society bestows upon them. And this is what people see in news, and think, “Georgia.”

    >.<

    • Tennessee is the same. I don’t know why we can’t get better candidates. Surely a Democrat can run against this guy in a statewide election? Surely there is someone dynamic down there, a person who can rally the people with some commonsense talk? For crying out loud, Kingston’s speech is offensive even to Republicans.

  4. greennotGreen

    This makes me so sad. When I did student teaching lo, these many years ago, we had a kid coming in after Xmas in a new rabbit fur coat (a kid who’s going to outgrow that coat in one year!) and kids who came to class with their raggedy coats held together with safety pins. You think that isn’t demeaning enough, Mr. Dickhead Kingston? You want to grind these second-graders into the dirt a little more?

    I have a better idea. Let’s buy these kids some clothes to go along with adequate nutrition, and let’s see what we can do to give them some self-worth and confidence that they can achieve something in life.

    And let’s let Dickhead Kingston sweep the floor.

  5. Kingston is against birth control and family planning. Worship the fetus until born, then “You’re on your own kiddo. Shoulda picked better parents!”

  6. thomas

    I watched an interview segment on The Daily Show last night… I am a day or two behind from when the show airs.. I will try to link to the video here:
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-december-17-2013/the-real-hunger-games
    I am not sure how the comments box works on wordpress so you may have to copy and paste, anyway most who read here have probably seen it.

  7. “For crying out loud, Kingston’s speech is offensive even to Republicans.”

    Actually, that doesn’t seem to be the case; or at least it’s not offensive enough to keep them from voting for the asshole.

    When people say things like:

    “While I decry his speech on that subject I fell that yadayada, JESUS, gunzzzzzzzz, no taxez, we gotta stop the Brownish Horde!…”.

    Well, “You’re a racist piece of shit.” is pretty much all that’s in my toolbox.

    THIS:

    ” have a better idea. Let’s buy these kids some clothes to go along with adequate nutrition, and let’s see what we can do to give them some self-worth and confidence that they can achieve something in life.”

    is one of the many things, if not the main thing, that terrifies the ReiKKKwing–that a level–or, just less tilted–playing field would not be to their advantage.

    • deep

      Actually, that doesn’t seem to be the case; or at least it’s not offensive enough to keep them from voting for the asshole.

      Well in fairness, Real(TM) Republicans probably wouldn’t vote for him, but the TP base in his district is far stronger than the Republican base. There are those that have left (such as John Cole and me) who will certainly vote against these guys, and then there are those that haven’t left that will instead just sit out the election.