Sep 2, 2012

Girl my respect for Melissa Harris Perry has gone up two fold.  I already had a deep love for the 'Sister Citizen' author, but when she called B.S. on a guest's assertion that only the wealthy take risks I knew she and I were kindred spirits.

Here is what she said:

What is riskier than living poor in America?” Harris-Perry demanded. “Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No. There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail will catch you and catch you and catch you. Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people. And when we won’t, because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness.”

It is about time someone in the media calls the GOP out on these lies they are constantly perpetuating.

Her eruption of frustration mirrored my own eruption that I had with a conservative colleague who decided they wanted to challenge me on my support of the President by starting the debate with outright lies and untruths.  I have absolutely no problem debating anyone about my support of the President.  I do; however, insist that we must start the debate in reality and not the GOP's perception of reality.  Let's debate facts and not talking points that you received from Fox News and Rance Priebus.  

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