Yes, Democrat Paul Kanjorski is irritating, liberal, and out of touch, but it seems like a huge stretch to interpret these remarks, as some conservatives have, as a slam at the poor,
We’re giving relief to people that I deal with in my office every day now unfortunately. But because of the longevity of this recession, these are people — and they’re not minorities and they’re not defective and they’re not all the things you’d like to insinuate that these programs are about — these are average, good American people.
He’s not saying the poor are minorities or defective, he’s saying that’s what people INSINUATE the people having a hard time in this recession are like. The point he’s trying to make is that these are just regular people who are having a hard time in a tough economy.
So honestly, I don’t see anything wrong with his remarks at all.
PS: Some people may say, “Hey, Hawkins, why bother to defend this creep? He certainly wouldn’t do it for you.” True, but we’re better than they are. Moreover, the lunatics have taken over the asylum on the Left. On a daily basis, some prominent liberal belts out a foolish or offensive quote that’s as bad as what people are accusing Kanjorski of saying. Since that’s the case, conservatives don’t ever need to reach to find a stupid statement by a liberal.