The invaluable Arthur Chrenkoff has compiled “hurricane exploitation” quotes from leftists world-wide. Knowing as I do how long it takes to pull this kind of thing together, it is an impressive accomplishment. Here is one of my favorites:
I just stopped at the grocery store to pick up a candy bar… An employee approached me and said, “Would you like to give a dollar for Hurricane Katrina?”
I said, “No.”
First off, I’m offended that the store employees are wandering around fundraising instead of helping customers, especially when it’s so obvious that the store conglomerate uses these do-it-yourself machines to cut down on the number of employees necessary to help customers so that the store conglomerate can turn a larger profit while having fewer of those pesky union workers to deal with.
But beyond that, I’m sick of footing the bill for George W. Bush and the rest of his so-called compassionate conservatives.
Let Bush open his wallet. I’m sure he’s still got a few nickels rolling around his pockets from flipping the Texas Rangers like a Miami condo.
You 60 million losers who voted for this loser open YOUR wallets. This president declared war on the poor long ago, and while some of us cared enough to vote for someone who gave a damn, you buried your heads in the sand, babbled about abortion and family values, and voted for the doofus.
And now you want to act all high and mighty and come asking me for a buck or two to help these poor people? Sorry, Charlie. Take an extra buck or two out of the fund you set aside to buy seventeen Support Our Troops magnets to stick all over your car to show how patriotic you are.
You want disaster relief? Impeach George W. Bush.
Yeah, sure. And, in case you didn’t notice, that classic of left-wing rationalization saved the author a dollar for the candy bar.