Postcards from the class & culture wars (11.29.18)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (11.29.18) November 29, 2018

“The study argues that it includes overlooked evangelicals of color, but it includes them as pawns that shore up the reputation of white evangelicals.”

White evangelicals live in their own world, and Donald Trump and his allies rule it.”

“I suspect that one reason Walker failed so badly is that although he is conniving to his core, he is not smart.”

Michael Milken might be the person in that room who has committed the fewest crimes.”

No identification is needed to purchase cereal or any other breakfast food in the United States.”

“I don’t want to be that veteran on the street begging for change because I haven’t received what I was promised.”

[Republican Sen. Mike] Lee warned of a brewing civil war, and claimed that the only way to avert violence would be to eradicate a long list of federal programs including ‘the interstate highway system,’ funding for ‘K through 12 public education,’ ‘federal higher education accreditation,’ ‘early childhood education, the Department of Commerce,’ ‘housing policy, workforce regulation,’ and what Lee labeled the ‘huge glut of federally owned land.'”

You are not allowed to rake in other people’s forests, even if you for some reason would like it.”

“Paige Patterson, a former Southern Baptist Convention president who, at the time, was head of a prominent Baptist seminary, labeled SNAP as ‘evil-doers’ and said we were ‘just as reprehensible as sex criminals.’

If it led me to Rome, we’d be at the Vatican today.”

“People are people, but I tend to hold people in the ministry to a higher standard.”

“When repeatedly asked during a June House Financial Services Committee hearing whether he believed racial discrimination exists in America, his response was, ‘I have personally never observed it.'”

Maybe we want to make it just a little more difficult. And I think that’s a great idea.”

“This summer, the Trump administration transferred nearly $10 million away from the agency that responds to disasters and emergencies, redirecting it toward one of President Trump’s top priorities — the deportation of undocumented residents of the U.S.”

“One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans.”

They’re opening up car plants. They’re opening up factories all over the country.”

“I don’t want you to think I’m picking on you, because, we’re part of the master race.”

“Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane.”

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