Matt Gaetz just found a whole new way to humiliate himself

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It would be so nice to write that Congressman Matt Gaetz, has resigned. Alas — that has not happened. Gaetz, however, IS making news. That’s because the hair challenged Gaetz freaked out on the House floor and started yelling that poor people deserve to starve to death.

It happened during a conversation about the debt ceiling. Gaetz declared his fury at anyone daring to be on welfare. Then he offered some sage advice. They don’t deserve to eat, the misfit declared.

“I rise to vindicate the most American of values, and that is work.”

“When John Smith landed at Jamestown, he said, he who does not work, neither shall he eat.”

“And we have drifted so far away of that, creating a social safety net that has been converted into a multi-generation hammock for far too many Americans.”

“And so as we reach America’s credit card limit, I am proud to stand with my many house Republican colleagues who believe there should be no increase in this debt limit absent rigorous work requirements.”

Oh, shut up, Mattie. We’ve known for a long time Republicans harbor a deep hostility to the poor. It’s just inherent in their character. The GOP despises the poor, they despise anyone who isn’t rich and powerful.

As for Gaetz, I’d be happy to answer him. I think this kind of pathetic and patronizing speech deserves push-back.

Dear Mr. Pompadour,

You should feel eternally grateful, Mattie, that you aren’t spending time in the Pokie right now. We all know that you’re a sleazeball. You really have no business being in Congress at all.

But since you are, here are some wise words for you:

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breath free.”

“the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

“Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

The New Colossus.

These, Mr. Pompadour, are the words of the Statue of Liberty. Do you know, Mattie, what the Statue of Liberty is?

It is America. And America does not turn away the poor, the lonesome, and the homeless. We do not starve people who have fallen on difficult times. You are an embarrassment. I would ask you to do some self-analysis, except I know you don’t care much about thinking.

Your version of America is disgusting. And I will say this: it would be to your advantage to sit down and shut up because you don’t know anything. And the more you speak, the bigger of a fool you make of yourself.

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