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Mary Franson once again tells the joke comparing poor people to animals

by The Big E on July 18, 2012 · 3 comments

Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) got herself in trouble this spring by telling an offensive joke comparing poor people to animals. She comments that the food stamp program is giving out the most help ever then jokes that in parks they warn visitors to not feed the animals lest they become dependent on the handouts.

Its possible that Franson isn’t terribly bright. She doesn’t understand why people are insulted by her retelling little joke that all of her teabagger friends are repeating. Or maybe she thought she could get away with it this time, because she was in front of a friendly crowd. Michele Bachmann often does this on right wing radio when she (mistakenly) assumes nobody outside of her far right base is paying attention.

Regardless, Franson will once again have to explain why she dislikes poor people so much, why thinks telling this joke is appropriate and what is so funny about denigrating people who are suffering.

You go, Mary. Don’t stop. I’ll just make more popcorn …

Spether July 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Did you hear all those people at the end laughing and applauding?  Down here in the Metro we can be all smug and righteous but the fact is that what Mary Franson is peddling is being bought by her residents.  It’s likely that she has a better pulse on her district than we do.

The Big E July 18, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I totally agree that Franson is retelling this joke in her district because it plays well. Her supporters probably also hate poor people as she does.

Franson also is probably banking on the Bachmann-as-victim ploy that she’ll be able to fundraise because libruls are attacking her. Bachmann continually leads the way on how to spew forth a non-stop barrage of lies, bigotry, ignorance and hate and get away with it.

But what she is doing it wrong and she needs to face the music for it.

ericf July 18, 2012 at 10:33 pm

or maybe “Bachmann Junior”. How about “the poor man’s Bachmann”? No,  that wold be inappropriate.

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