Melissa Harris-Perry spanks Rightwing Grima Wormtongue about what real risk is [View all]
I'm sure glad I have Tivo so that I could catch MHP's show today. The Grima Wormtongue in this show is Monica Mehta. Haven't seen her before, but talk about someone who lives in a bubble, and she's another example of a robotic right wing mouthpiece spreading idiotic and false memes who has no or very little facts to support her claims. She definitely has no compassion for human beings.
From a DailyKos diary on this subject...
Melissa Harris-Perry, putting risk into perspective ...Her panel included Monica Mehta, the apparent conservative defender, and they were talking about how Americans generally support welfare type programs until the term 'welfare' is used, and how it has been connected specifically with a false image of lazy and undeserving black folks. That piece of Republican BS was referenced by a book studying the issue, with data going back 20 years; yeah, basically Newt Gingrich in Congress-era BS, and it hasn't been forgotten.
It was when Monica Mehta defended the risk-taking of conservatives -- the rich investors, the business owners, the 'job creators' -- that MHP really let her have it. Melissa's point was that the risks taken by the rich, who enjoy multiple layers of protection, do not even compare to the risks taken by the poor who are just trying to not get shot in a bad neighborhood, who try to find a decent school for their kids. Considering the case of Mitt Romney in particular, whose company never seemed to risk or lose anything, I can understand why Melissa got pissed. How dare this conservative twit compare things like investments, often insured and bailed out by conservative governments, to the risk of getting shot and killed or the risk of getting no good education and no future?
Monica Mehta got spanked, rhetorically, and rightly so. Her nervous giggles after the fact said it all. Yeah, you came to the wrong place to talk to the wrong lady about risk.