An unnamed member of the Alamosa County Republican Party in Colorado has resigned in disgrace after a social media post on Friday came out horribly wrong.
KUSA in Denver first reported on the since-deleted Facebook post. It read: “Out of self-respect — be Republican. Democrats love poor people because they think that poor people will vote Democrat. Republicans hate poor people because they think the dignity of man is above being poor.”
That same message was also posted to Twitter on Friday, and although it stayed up longer than the deleted Facebook post, it has since been taken down as well.
According to The Hill, the Alamosa Republicans posted a follow-up message on Saturday apologizing for the prior post, explaining that the person responsible for writing it has resigned from their position in the party.
“Hate has no home here,” the apologetic post began. “On behalf of the Alamosa County Republicans, and as the Chair of that organization, please accept this apology for the inappropriate and offensive post made on this site on March 30, 2018.”
“The author acted independently and without the concurrence of any other member of the Alamosa County Republicans,” the post explained. “The regrettable post was made with the intention of condemning poverty, not persons affected by poverty, and was not meant to insult anyone.”
“However, that occurred, and the author sincerely regrets the post and has offered his resignation from his position with the Alamosa County Republicans, which has been accepted. Actions have consequences,” the post concluded.
Needless to say, most people who commented on the page didn’t appear to be very accepting of the apology.
Many snarky remarks were made regarding how Republicans really do hate poor people — a claim liberals have made for decades — and the unnamed person responsible for the original post merely had a temporary moment of blunt honesty on the issue.
To be sure, the first part of the original tweet about Democrats loving the poor because poor people will vote Democrat has a ring of truth to it, as uninformed people receiving handouts have a tendency to vote for those in power who will continue the handouts.
Of course, not all poor people receive handouts, nor do all of them vote for those who offer up freebies at the expense of taxpayers.
In reality, conservatives and Republicans don’t hate poor people at all, far from it. But they do hate poverty and liberal government policies that tend to make poor people too comfortable in their poverty by getting in the way or discouraging them from rising out of it.
Conservatives believe that all people, including the poor, have great potential, and in the right situation can make tremendous contributions to society.
They also believe in the personal dignity that comes from hard work, dedication and self-sacrifice. These traits often go hand-in-hand with having a job, and should be encouraged in every person, regardless of their level of wealth or momentary station in life.
The person responsible for the offensive post absolutely butchered that basic conservative ideal and should have been booted from the party if they hadn’t first accepted accountability and resigned from their position.
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