Conservative jerk gets punished for slamming food stamp recipients with Easter tweet

How dare those poor people on food stamps have access to quality food.

Kurt Schlichter is a conservative columnist, sometimes Fox News guest, and a real true Christian. So real and so true and so solid are his beliefs, that he’s fighting hard to be the new Todd Kincannon of Twitter (if you don’t know who Todd Kincannon is, you can read these tweets of his as a primer).

The day before Easter, the day that celebrates the resurrection of Schlicter’s risen savior, he fired off a tweet that expressed a sentiment that resonates heavily with conservative Christians of his day – or at least the last 30 years or so.

Yes. How dare those poor people on food stamps have access to quality food. Schlichter and others of his ilk get so incensed at the idea of a person buying steak or seafood with their food stamps, that they’re willing to cast a downer on the day that celebrates a poor guy who never really worked a day in his adult life and depended on other people for food.

Enter Zaid Jilani, a progressive commentator and writer, and someone who I don’t always agree with (he’s a bit too much of an apologist for Islamic extremism, which is a problem on the left IMHO), but he was more or less pretty sharp in his dust-up with Schlichter.


Which is a silly thing to say, suggesting that atheist values are on par with Schlichter’s, but anyway…

Now things get a little more serious.

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    Carol Alissa Lapp

    April 6, 2015 at 3:59 am

    It sucks that people have this view (and for a good part, rightly so) on EBT. I was on it for a while and I was working two jobs, couldn’t afford rent as well as having to pay for a divorce completely on my own.
    I am not on it anymore though. I only used it because I needed it at the time.
    It’s so unfair to believe that everyone who uses EBT is lazy or doesn’t try.

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    Broos LS

    April 7, 2015 at 2:23 am

    As a retired army colonel he should know about living off the government teat.

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    Mae Lynn McGarry (@maelynn777)

    April 7, 2015 at 7:34 am

    This guy is an embarrassment to the military, and is probably off his meds, or is in need of them. #howembarrassing

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    April 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    You lose my support when you start making statements about the early church that you clearly know nothing about. Please get your facts right if you’re going to argue historical accuracy with someone…

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    Larry Dague

    April 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I thought this was an Ohio State QB who lost his career from a gambling addiction and then went to jail. Who the f*ck has heard of this guy….

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    David Ward

    April 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm


    Not even trying to hide the fact he is trolling. It’s so easy in this country to just say you believe in jesus and hate poor/black/gay people and you’ll get a million mouthbreathers backing you up or donating you tons of money.

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    Brian Carter

    April 7, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    What’s quite interesting is so many of these “lazy, drug-addled, losers who need EBT ” are ardent Republicans.

    Astounding how conservatives so easily buy into utterly false stereotypes.

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    thaddeus harry

    April 7, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Hey kurt do you ever gather facts before you open your mouth enormously stupid. i am disabled. i am not lazy, a drug addict, alcoholic,nor dumb. i have a college education. i happen to have several medical conditions which prohibit me from working. my monthly income from ssdi is what i use to make in a week. I lost my house, my business, my friends, and my lifestyle when i could no longer work. i went down with my nails scratching the blackboard. i did not want disability. i receive less than $50 in food stamps every month. i would give anything in the world to work again. i live just above the poverty line. i worked for thirty-one years and this is how i wind up living. you want to trade places asshole? you should walk in my shoes for a month. you are so spineless you would not be able to take it.

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    Joan Dana

    April 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    You have NERVE!!!!!!! I am on EBT, due to a disability. I live like a 2nd rate citizen so politicians like your sorry ass can live high on the hog! YOU sir, are a joke!

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    Thomas Murphy

    April 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    And what about those of us who are disabled? I am epileptic, work when I can, but I am refused most work because employers, even those that are kind and sympathetic, are forbidden to employ the disabled. I am given the grand total of FOUR DOLLARS A DAY in food stamps. No, sir, I do not buy steak. Who do you think you are to be so careless and judge people who, through no fault of their own, need government help in order to survive? Who is paying you to spout such nonsense?

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    Thomas Murphy

    April 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    And the word “liberal”: it is thrown around by right wing men and women like it’s a dirty word. Nowadays, the only thing that “liberal” means is “non-Republican”, and most “true” Republicans are insecure, greedy, self-centered fools who live with their head in the clouds. You blame people who are jobless for not working: have you tried to find work these days? It’s hard as hell. No, sir, we WANT to work, but jobs are being shipped overseas in order that corporations can make enough to pay lobbyists who support people like YOU.

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    B Ann Kriquette Simpson-Chappelle

    April 7, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I would comment but it would be a waste of my breath! Love one and other as I have love thee!!!!! Poor Jesus! smh

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    B Ann Kriquette Simpson-Chappelle

    April 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    By the way if hard work were a guarantee of wealth and success, every woman in Africa would be a millionaire! Most of the wealth in this world is inherited! Or in the hands of the privileged few white middle class men!

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    Linda Martin

    April 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    He should know about losers because he is one. He is a FALSE Christian. The Bible predicted them and they are here disguised as Conservative Republicans. They do nothing Christlike. Christ hung out with the very people that they degrade daily. Christ never worked. He depended on others for food and shelter. He taught Love and understanding, I see none of these things from Conservative Republicans. Jesus taught, “Love your neighbor as yourself”. He didn’t mention any particular color of neighbor or any particular lifestyle. He said, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Not, do unto others whatever you want as long as it fits your purpose. They do nothing like Christ, so they should stop calling themselves Christians. Just sayin’.

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    April 8, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Wow guess what God and Jesus love who you hate. He’s in them too and will never leave you or them. Hah keep treating God badly and see how your life ends. I pray you find real love. I’m not sure you’re capable of giving what you don’t understand.

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    micky schawrtz

    April 8, 2015 at 12:31 am

    You are so right Thad. I also lost job after 14 years. Have been in work force for 45 years. Am getting fod stamps only and in process of getting disability due to numerous health issues. I also wish I could work. More money, sense of achievement, etc. Now they want to tell us what we can buy w food stamps? I guess it wll be cheap hotdogs and pasta and eggs. Oh and peanut butter. Where does this guy Kurt get off w this crap? Plus he needs to check statistics. Most people are off government help by a years time.

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    Tina McGinnis

    April 8, 2015 at 8:57 am

    My husband has had heart disease since he was 38 years old. On a special heart healthy diet he isn’t allowed red meat. In order to get a break from chicken, he occassionally asks for fish! Big Deal!

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    April 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    In a way, I have to kind of agree with Kurt- and before any one gets mad, I am talking about the folks who abuse the EBT program- not those who truly need it. I was a young mother, trying to raise a baby and go to college at the same time- I received NO help in raising her or going to school. To this day it makes me rather angry to have to scrimp and save and do without so that my daughter gets a good education (again with no help) and live on ramen noodles and mac and cheese and watch these folks load up a buggy with junk and whip out the EBT card to pay for it. I do think that there should be a list of what they can and cannot buy, like the WIC program does.

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    April 8, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Isn’t it ironic that those most opposed to government intrusion in our lives have no problem having beaurocracy dictate some people’s diet. But really, forget any argument about the disadvantaged eating too well. Herr Schlichter (get it?) actually means “they’re” so lazy that even if jobs were available, “they’ll” never look for work if “they” aren’t literally starving. Besides, how can congress afford bigger tax cuts for the wealthy if we keep spending so much feeding the needy. Priorities, priorities. Not American priorities. Not Christian priorities. Republican priorities. May the word freedom rot in their mouths.

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    April 9, 2015 at 2:23 am

    Not sure many understand what was included in seafood. Canned tuna, is included in the ban. Also, the steak part is kinda vague too. If we want to limit what people get, why don’t we go back to the old way they did food assistance. You get boxes of food. I do not think we want to do that, but how about banning candy, and soda. Let them have good proteins and vegetables, and other corporate processed foods off the list, but corporate America won’t let that happen.
    With regards to Christians perhaps the right needs to read the new testament again. Sigh…

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    Cynthia Escamilla

    April 9, 2015 at 4:15 am

    I’m in the same boat as you – worked 35 years, with a doctoral degree, lost our house and friends. And I have two children still at home to provide for. I’d give anything to go back to work. The tiny amount of EBT I get won’t even cover a week of groceries. We eat a lot of rice and beans because that’s all I can afford. I hope that self-proclaimed Christian enjoys Hell cause that’s where he’s going.

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