Sunday, June 21, 2009

Douchebag of the Week: Rep. Cynthia Davis

I really don't get some politicians. Let me rephrase that - I really don't get the callousness of some politicians. Case in point: Rep. Cynthia "Let them eat cake" Davis (R-MO). Davis is not thrilled with the latest press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on a summer food program and has decided to comment on it.

The program provides “food during the summer for thousands of low-income Missouri children who rely on the school cafeteria for free or reduced-price meals during the regular school year.” Davis, who serves as the chairwoman of the Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Children and Families, questioned whether the program is “warranted,” and extolled the hidden benefits of child hunger:

Who’s buying dinner? Who is getting paid to serve the meal? Churches and other non-profits can do this at no cost to the taxpayer if it is warranted. [...] Bigger governmental programs take away our connectedness to the human family, our brotherhood and our need for one another. [...] Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals? Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break. [...] It really is all about increasing government spending, which means an increase in taxes for us to buy more free lunches and breakfasts.

I found it hard to believe that a mother and Christian would be so flippant about a program that provides low income families healthy meals for their children during summer months when they rely on school lunch programs during the year. I went to her website to make sure she wasn't taken out of context and it was actually worse than reported. The disconnect is pretty shocking. I've captured it just in case it's removed from the site.

Maybe they shouldn't buy chips and ice cream. Can't they just get jobs at McDonald's? They'll feed you for free.

Rep. Cynthia Davis: Douchebag of the Week.


BadTux said...

Somebody needs to send this to Olberman. Ms. Davis clearly qualifies for his World's Worst Person honor. Funny thing -- the photo on her web site has a cross hanging around her neck, proclaiming that she is Christian. Funny, I don't recall the part in the Gospels where Jesus preaches "Suffer the children, because they are whiny little pissants and deserve to go hungry at night." Some "Christian" she is, bah.

- Badtux the Disgusted Penguin

Annette said...

She fits right in with the Blunt

Gosh I am proud to be from MO about now.

veralynn said...

douchebag of the week and worst person don't cover this. I don't know what does, but damn, makes you want to be a good christian woman.

Fraulein said...

Jesus, this is HORRIFYING. How do people like this get elected to any public office??

BadTux said...

That first word you said. "Jesus". She ran on a platform of "those evil lie-berals want to BAN THE BIBLE!" and gulled her constituency into voting for her to save them from the evil Satanic lie-berals who, like, were going to come into their homes and TAKE THEIR GUNS! Of course, it didn't take much to scare her constituency into thinking that, since they were looking for a scapegoat to blame for their miserable life of white trash despair anyhow...

- Badtux the White Trash Penguin