The Colorado GOP is apologizing after making social media posts saying “Republicans hate poor people.”
In yet another case of Republicans being caught declaring in public what they are only supposed to whisper about in private, Alamosa County Republicans in Colorado are apologizing after publicly declaring their hatred for poor people.
On both their Twitter account, and their Facebook page, Alamosa County Republicans posted the following:
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.
After some predictable and well-deserved outrage, the Alamosa County Republicans deleted the offensive social media posts.
Also, in an attempt at damage control, the Alamosa Republicans Facebook page issued an apology for their “inappropriate and offensive post”:
Hate has no home here. 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 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.
In a similar faux pas, last month Virginia GOP leader Fredy Burgos was punished after claiming that only Christians are fit to run for political office.
Despite expressing what many Republicans say in private, GOP party authorities in Virginia were forced to rebuke Burgos after the comment received considerable local media attention, just as the author of the offensive social media posts for the Alamosa County Republicans was forced to resign.
Bottom line: Republicans hate poor people, but they don’t want that fact to be public knowledge.