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  • just a conservative girl 12:25 PM on 05/22/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Welcome to Conservatism Whoopi Goldberg 

    Not that she realizes she did this, but Ms. Goldberg made the conservative talking point about the welfare system during a discussion with Dr. Ben Carson on The View yesterday.  

    “As a former welfare mother, very few people want to be on welfare. Very few want to walk with their kids and take food stamps. Most people would rather work. I don’t feel bad about being a welfare mother because I contribute as an American – that’s what we do. And because the welfare system is so bizarre, you can’t work, they don’t allow you to work because they take the money from you. So if we fix the system so that it doesn’t hurt the people, maybe it’ll get better.”

    How long have conservatives been saying this?  For decades that is how long.  Now I will concede the point that some on the right disparage people who take from entitlement programs.  I am not among them.  I go after the system, not the people themselves.  The system is broken.  It isn’t designed to help people.  It entraps them therefore keeping them in poverty.  

    As long as the system stays the way it is currently set up we will continue to have the same problems plaguing it.  For instance the food stamps program is currently set up so that if you make even one dollar above the max amount you lose everything.  That tells people that taking a better job that pays $100 more per month is actually going to cost you everything you get in food stamps.  If your food bill is over that amount, which the prices of groceries today being what they are, you can’t afford to buy food.  


    The only true answer to help people find their way off entitlement programs is to pro-rate the benefits.  This way a person who can slowly move their way up the ladder in the workforce isn’t afraid of taking that better paying position. Today they are.  

    On this Whoopi and I agree.  The problem is most liberals say you are dissing the poor when you talk about these things.  You are trying to starve poor children.  You hate minorities.  Or whatever other insult they will hurl at you that particular day.  I am not against all entitlement programs.  I think safety nets are necessary when people hit hard times.  What I don’t like is a system that doesn’t give you a way out once you hit those hard times.  

    I believe that people should be able to find better jobs without the fear of homelessness or lack of food.  But the current system isn’t designed to do that.  

    I doubt that Ms. Goldberg realizes that she has a conservative view-point on the welfare system, but she does.  Welcome to the right Whoopi.   I know you don’t think you belong here, but your view-point is more conservative than you think.  

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    • jonolan 4:22 AM on 05/23/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Sadly, what was true, in many cases at least, for Whoopi’s generation isn’t true anymore. The modern welfare mamma doesn’t feel bad about being on welfare. She feels, instead, entitled to it and far more.

      How could she feel otherwise? The Liberals have spent decades forcing the removal of stigma and shame from being on welfare, describing it and all other largess as the recipients right and due.

  • just a conservative girl 9:41 AM on 06/22/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Jonah Goldberg Edition Part 4 

    But Obama was supposed to be different. He was a “lightworker,” an ocean tamer, and cynicism slayer. In short, he was supposed to be too good to be true — and it turns out he was.

    Jonah Goldberg on President Obama’s “truthiness“, or lack thereof.

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:51 PM on 05/14/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Michelle Goldberg Edition 

    I got into trouble, however, by saying that Romney’s closing lines, about how there is “no crown more glorious” than the “crown of motherhood,” reminded me of the pro-natalist propaganda of World War II-era totalitarian regimes. That was a mistake. Not because I don’t think it’s true – when I read Romney’s words, I immediately thought of the “Motherhood Glory” medals that Stalin gave to women who had lots of children, and of the extreme Nazi cult of motherhood, which Hitler called women’s “highest exaltation.” To me, bombastic odes to traditional maternity have a sinister ring, especially when they come from people who want to curtail women’s rights. But it was an offhand point, and one that wasn’t worth the aggravation it’s caused. I should have realized that right-wingers were going to pretend that I was saying that Romney is akin to two of the century’s most murderous tyrants.

    Michelle Goldberg, Newsweek columnist, apology to Ann Romney for comparing her OP-ED on motherhood as Stalinist and Hitler like.  Gee, what would she have said if she wasn’t apologizing?

    Does she think the Romney’s are going to force her to have too many babies?

     
  • just a conservative girl 9:45 AM on 03/13/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: game change, goldberg, hanks, , ,   

    Quote of the Day – Jonah Goldberg Edition Part 2 

    The hypocrisy of Game Change is that it’s about how terrible it is to compromise values & truth, but that’s exactly what the makers did.

    Jonah Goldberg today on Twitter.

    I did not watch this movie as I don’t have HBO (a decision largely guided by their support of Bill Maher), but I was on twitter while it was playing.  The tweets were hysterical.  The most important thing to keep in mind about this movie is, Game Change only contained about 20 pages on Gov. Palin.  How they made a two-hour movie from 20 pages is beyond me.  One of the biggest consensus was that Ed Harris (who I normally like) did a horrible job as John McCain.

    Towards the end of the movie it was reported that Sen. McCain told Palin not to allow herself to be corrupted by the far right and Rush Limbaugh.  I wouldn’t be surprised if that was an exact quote.

    Shame on Tom Hanks for his obvious display of hatred of conservatives.  Well one more actor I can scratch off my list when I decide how to spend my entertainment dollars.

     

     

     
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