And I’m fuming. I did not watch last night’s GOP Presidential debate, because who needs the aggravation, amirite?
But I could not avoid the astonishing reports of Newt Gingrich’s bald-faced race baiting — and the crowd just eating it up.
Among the lowlights: Newt wants poor children to work as janitors in their own schools, for 1/30th the wage of an adult janitor. What would happen to the janitor who was now out of a job? Newt, that old honey badger, apparently doesn’t give a sh!t. And people applauded this. Actually gave this vile excuse for a human being a standing ovation.
I have no words. So HuffPo’s Jon Ward can summarize it:
It was a moment that will likely be dissected, debated and discussed for some time: a black journalist being booed by an overwhelmingly white audience in a deep South state on Martin Luther King Day, as a white candidate for president talked about the work ethic in low-income, majority black neighborhoods. It’s hard to imagine a more charged few minutes in public life in recent memory.
May this blow up in the GOP’s face. May they realize that what gets applause in South Carolina doesn’t fly across this nation. May poor people, and underemployed people, and the 99% wake up and realize THEY SHOULD NOT BE BLAMED AND SHAMED.
Whew. I feel a tad bit better now.
But this B.S. will not ruin my day! It’s our 14th wedding anniversary. We will have lunch, alone, and enjoy each other’s company. I love my husband more today than on the day I married him. Back then we were young, carefree, broke. In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined our life today: beautiful children, a cozy home, our happy, mundane life, along with some pain, losses and heartache. I am so grateful for all of it, and for having him by my side on every step of this journey.
What’s on your mind today? Chat away!