Month: March 2014

America is Very Much Like Nazi Germany

“I mean, [our society is] very much like Nazi Germany.  And I know you’re not supposed to say ‘Nazi Germany,’ but I don’t care about political correctness. You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe.” —  Ben Carson, 14 March 2014


Ahoy, Dog Whistles

“We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.” — Rep. Paul Ryan, 12 March 2014

Poor Parents Starve Their Kids Because They Don’t Love Them

“The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul. The American people want more than that.  This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy, Governor Scott Walker. She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.” — Paul Ryan, 6 March 2014

Incidentally, this entire story seemed to be lifted, with key points altered, from a book written by a child hunger activist who actively fights to connect kids with federal programs such as food stamps and school lunches.