Man, this campaign ad pissed me off. It wasn’t using donkeys (the symbol for the Democrat Party). That was lame and completely unoriginal. It was the message. He is comparing the poor on government assistance to animals. He provides food and shelter which is difficult to do because of the government taxing him. The donkeys feel he “owes it to them.” He said they’re looking for handouts, and it’s hard to get them to do anything. The kicker for me was when he told one donkey,
“Don’t turn your head, I know you’re embarrassed because you’re part of the problem.”
Let’s see. In under 40 seconds, he said poor people are lazy, entitled, freeloaders. Why stop there? He decided to shame them too.
This isn’t the first time a GOP candidate has compared welfare recipients to animals. One used raccoons:
Donkeys, raccoons, whatever else. Just not human. “Less” than you. If they were human, then there is probably a story about how they came to receive government assistance. Maybe before they were on welfare, they were like you. And that’s what scares you. Life can turn on a dime, and maybe you will be the one asking for help.
That possiblity is too frightening to comprehend, so screw all that. Continue to dehumanize them. You won’t end up like them because you’re not like them. They’re just animals after all, right?