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Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:17 PM

Rep. Stephen Fincher: “If the Poor Want Their Children to Eat… Sell them as Slaves.”

Appearing on Fox News, Tennessee Representative Stephen Fincher addressed the charges of hypocrisy and callousness leveled at him by Democrats, again quoting the Bible to justify his positions. “Leviticus 25-45, ‘the children of the strangers that do live among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land and they shall be your possession.’ And what’s stranger than poor people? Am I right? Right?” He said grinning and raising his hand for a high-five, which was answered quickly by a smiling Eric Bolling.

The controversy started two weeks ago while a debate was taking place in the House Agriculture Committee over $4.1 billion in cuts to the food stamp program, now known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Stephen Fincher made his position clear that the government should not be in the business of feeding children or helping the poor, quoting the Bible for added emphasis. “For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.” (The quote is actually about warning people against waiting for the second-coming, not as a justification to deny food to those in need.) The callousness is evident to anyone; the hypocrisy became obvious when it was found out that Mr. Fincher has taken millions from the government personally. The $3.5 million he has collected for his farm in subsidies, is from programs that he supports and has voted to increase funding for.

“Look, I’m a Christian and I’m far better than those atheists on the other side of the aisle who want to use the government to feed the poor,” Stephen Fincher said to the Fox panel. “That’s how Hitler and Stalin started out - feeding the poor. But I’m not heartless at all; it’s all about tough-love. And it’s also a win-win situation. We all know God wants to help the rich and powerful, or they wouldn’t be rich and powerful,” he said to the beaming and nodding hosts on The Five. “That’s why the government should give more money to people like me who know how to spend it. We could buy the poor people and then we would be obligated to feed them… if they work hard enough.” After a thoughtful pause. “I’ll say it again, this is other people’s money that Washington is appropriating and spending. It should go to me.”

“I have to say thank you on so many levels Steve,” said Greg Gutfeld. “Not only for figuring out how to feed those douche-bags, and for trying to bring back slavery, but as a comedian too. I have so many hungry children and slavery jokes I’m dying to tell… See, that’s why right-wing humor works, it’s… it’s gettable!”

“Tell your big news,” Andrea K. Tantaros said. “We’re all just dancing around it.”

“Okay, here’s my plan. I’m going to introduce a bill next week. It will eliminate food stamps and give that money to well-off white Christian males, and legalize the buying and selling of those who can’t feed themselves. It’s called, The American Patriot’s Love of God and Country, bill.”

“I’m a Democrat and I love this bill!” Bob Beckel announced. “What could be better than helping the wealthy and the poor at the same time?”

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Reply Rep. Stephen Fincher: “If the Poor Want Their Children to Eat… Sell them as Slaves.” (Original post)
20score Jun 2013 OP
Newest Reality Jun 2013 #1
marym625 Jun 2013 #28
hrmjustin Jun 2013 #38
marym625 Jun 2013 #49
niyad Jun 2013 #2
20score Jun 2013 #9
lunasun Jun 2013 #14
20score Jun 2013 #17
BlueToTheBone Jun 2013 #15
20score Jun 2013 #18
BlueToTheBone Jun 2013 #19
20score Jun 2013 #20
Brigid Jun 2013 #23
BlueToTheBone Jun 2013 #36
20score Jun 2013 #37
backscatter712 Jun 2013 #25
20score Jun 2013 #35
Matariki Jun 2013 #24
Mopar151 Jun 2013 #3
Jackpine Radical Jun 2013 #4
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2013 #5
Arkansas Granny Jun 2013 #11
20score Jun 2013 #12
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2013 #21
20score Jun 2013 #39
theaocp Jun 2013 #6
punkin87 Jun 2013 #7
20score Jun 2013 #40
brewens Jun 2013 #8
freshwest Jun 2013 #16
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2013 #10
lunasun Jun 2013 #13
Skittles Jun 2013 #22
TNNurse Jun 2013 #26
We People Jun 2013 #31
TNNurse Jun 2013 #34
dem in texas Jun 2013 #27
Dash87 Jun 2013 #43
undergroundpanther Jun 2013 #29
marym625 Jun 2013 #30
G_j Jun 2013 #32
marym625 Jun 2013 #33
backscatter712 Jun 2013 #41
Dash87 Jun 2013 #42
HughBeaumont Jun 2013 #44
20score Jun 2013 #45
DiverDave Jun 2013 #46
indepat Jun 2013 #47
suede1 Jun 2013 #48
20score Jun 2013 #50
onlyadream Jun 2013 #51

Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. Is there a link to the insanity?

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Response to marym625 (Reply #28)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:59 AM

38. Welcome to DU my friend!

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #38)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 03:09 AM

49. thank you.

Nice to be here.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:19 PM

2. PLEASE tell me this whole piece is from the Onion!

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:35 PM

9. No, it's my satire.

But the second paragraph is real. And the quote, "this is other people’s money that Washington is appropriating and spending."

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Response to 20score (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

14. you have quotation marks everywhere - real or bull shit?

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Response to lunasun (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:05 PM

17. Both. It shows how bad this guy is that it's not obvious.

These are real:
Everything in the second paragraph is true.
“For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.”
"this is other people’s money that Washington is appropriating and spending."

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Response to 20score (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:00 PM

15. Good job on the satire

I suggest that you always take ownership of your writing.

They are an incredible bunch of horrible creatures that inhabit our planet.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:07 PM

18. Thank you!

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Response to 20score (Reply #18)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:17 PM

19. ...

I'm serious about attribution. We love it. You become more credible. :

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:22 PM

20. Been writing satire on DU for years.

(Took a few breaks, but thought I was still known.) Always debate with myself on whether or not to label it as satire. Thought this one was so over the top it wasn't necessary. Guess I was wrong.

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Response to 20score (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:40 PM

23. Don't feel bad.

Even "The Onion" is having trouble these days because the things these fools actually do say is so jaw-dropping.

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Response to 20score (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 09:00 AM

36. I recognized it as satire

I just think you should own your writing. Good stuff.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #36)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 10:31 AM

37. Thanks, BlueToTheBone!

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Response to 20score (Reply #9)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:19 PM

25. Like a lot of good satire, deep in Poe territory! n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #25)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 08:53 AM

35. Just found out about Poe's Law.

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Response to niyad (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:16 PM

24. oops, nevermind

i need to get into the habit of reading the entire thread before posting

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:25 PM

3. Another smug, self-satisfied maggot n/t

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:28 PM

4. Typical hateful little non-joke "joke."

The True Believers know he's speaking straight from the heart with his advocacy of slavery, and they understand that he has to couch it as a "joke" to avoid outrage from everyone to the left of Sarah Palin.

And they understand that "the poor" who are destined for enslavement (or, more correctly. re-enslavement) are those dark-skinned "Others" who escaped from their natural roles in society as an immediate result of the unfortunate outcome of the Civil War.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. Whap!!!

That's the sound my jaw made when I realized that this asshole had actually made these statements and it wasn't a parody from the Onion. How Kristian of him..

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:54 PM

12. He's such an ass I had to write something about him.

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Response to 20score (Reply #12)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:32 PM

21. Actually, I think he gives asses a bad name. This guy is EVIL.

This is why I seldom make any comment about the teabaggers "scraping the bottom of the barrel" by endorsing such-and-such loonie for office. Whenever I even think it, I'm reminded that their barrel is apparently deeper than the human mind can comprehend.

I liked your satire, by the way.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #21)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:21 PM

39. Thank you!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. Please keep this person away from me.

I really don't know what I would do if I was F2F with him.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. Love it!

This guy needs taking down. And with humor too!

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Response to punkin87 (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:19 PM

40. Thanks!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:33 PM

8. This might fit well with my "Jethro Schools" proposal. That was intended for right-wingers that

don't want their kids to git learnt no science or history. Unless of course it's science or history invented in Texas. I say Texas because that seems to be the source of text books favored by the right and their Republican party platform had a bizarre anti-critical thinking plank.

I thought that if teabaggers don't want their kids to have a real education, so be it. That could be a source of cheap menial labor. Set up special "Jethro Schools" for them. After maybe six years or so, they could be eligible to go to work. Someone like Rush Limbaugh should be all for that. He could buy himself a harem of peasant houseboys to frolic with. No more traveling to The Dominican Republic for it.

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Response to brewens (Reply #8)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:03 PM

16. Instead of Soma like Brave New World, they'll get the Bible to endure their miserable lives.

They won't know any different than the Deltas or the Gammas. Permanent underclass and cheap incubators for whoever can pay.
And a stable for Rush, too.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:39 PM

10. We all know that the repukes are leading us back to slavery.

But instead of the "Southern Model" they are going for the "Northern Model".

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 08:56 PM

13. so Native Americans can keep all the past immigrants' kids in US as slaves per the bible?

“Leviticus 25-45, ‘the children of the strangers that do live among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land and they shall be your possession.
God given right then I guess
and he knows it!!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 09:35 PM

22. disgusting

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:20 PM

26. As for me and my house....

We would much rather the government use our tax money to feed children than to send them off to be killed in wars or give it to the wealthy or anyone on Wall Street.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:59 AM

31. That statement is worthy of being its own OP

Thanks, TNNurse. So true.

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Response to We People (Reply #31)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 07:03 AM

34. Thank you

so very much. I see things pretty simply.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Sun Jun 2, 2013, 10:39 PM

27. This man is in Congress?

A sad statement on the people who are elected in Tennessee. Sell children into slavery. Plus a woman representative said women don't want fair pay laws. In Texas, we sent Gohmert and Stockman. Can the US system of democracy survive with wing-nuts like these people serving in Congress?

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Response to dem in texas (Reply #27)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:35 PM

43. This is a well done satirical piece

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:27 AM

29. If these fuck wads

Ever think they could"own" me, I will not be owned,I have no gods no 'masters'. I'll starve rather than do ANYTHING for arrogant pasty white dhristianazi pigs like that. They are beneath me.These rethugs in government are a waste of skin.WTF good are they? Rich spoiled brats in fantasy land.They don't deserve anything but hate and scorn,rejection and to be removed from anything relating to government or public service.A Cotton Mathers Wannabe?.Why the fuck does anyone tolerate such psychopathy in power. They should be run out of office with a pitchfork and poked until they are 'done'.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 12:53 AM

30. Reminds me of Canterbury

NC has passed a bill for one of the best programs in the country to ensure children are fed. During discussion Ray Canterbury proposed that the poorest of the children work for their meals. The Republican party is no longer even discernible from the party of half century ago. It is filled with misogynists, homohaters, racists and religious fanatics. The tea party, though it seems impossible, is even worse.

People did believe this satire as truth. That's so sad and not necessarily a comment on the reader.
Always enjoy your work, 20score. This is right up there with some of your best.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:10 AM

32. they sure love Leviticus, what happened

to Jesus and the "least among you"?

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Response to G_j (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 01:18 AM

33. jesus

The current cuntservatives and teabaggers prefer the OT.

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Response to G_j (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:15 PM

41. They're two-book Christians

The only books of the Bible they read are Leviticus and Revelations.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 02:34 PM

42. This is so well done. The sad fact is, I could see this happening.

And of course it would happen on "The Five (Douchebags)."

I'm surprised Neil Cavuto or Greg Gutfeld haven't called for enslaving the poor yet.

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 03:01 PM

44. Such good satire, I could almost not tell the real quotes from the fake ones.

Really, NOTHING these pigs say surprise me any longer. There really IS no depth to which they'll sink.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #44)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 04:09 PM

45. Thank you!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 07:33 PM

46. Not one person is curious about how we get this

guy out?
What is is chances of re-election?

Should be pretty easy to get him out with statements like these

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 08:25 PM

47. To all the good people in the 8th Congressional District of Tennessee who elected this

bible-thumping man of God to Congress, I have just three words: shame, shame, shame!

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Mon Jun 3, 2013, 08:47 PM

48. Well done 20 score!

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Response to suede1 (Reply #48)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 08:55 AM

50. Thanks

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Response to 20score (Original post)

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 09:03 AM

51. You almost had me!

They may think it, but they won't say it.

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