Compassionate conservatives are gonna hate, and yesterday there was something for everyone:
For poor, black mothers who don’t breastfeed: Michelle Obama thinks you should get a tax break on equipment that lets you pump milk so you can work and keep feeding your child the food that’s shown to help prevent childhood obesity. Michelle Bachmann thinks you should get a lecture on how she was able to breastfeed her five kids without government help.
For brown people in Arizona: It’s not enough that your immigration status is getting checked whenever a cop decides to pull you over, now Arizona wants to have hospitals check immigration status. Why? To prevent emergency room abuse, of course, since the designated object of hatred — Latinos — are the only ones who do this:
[…]”but I get calls from doctors and nurses every day that work in the emergency rooms, talking about the abuse. The millions of dollars spent for folks who come in for pregnancy tests, sniffles. They use emergency room services as their primary care physician. When do we stand up for the taxpayers? There’s a cost to this. The cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.”
For poor people on food stamps in Arizona: A state legislator has introduced a bill that would color food stamp cards bright orange. The stated reason is to “prevent fraud”, but the veil comes off pretty quickly:
“If that does concern people that they have a bright orange card, I hope they go get a better education or better jobs and stop using that card,” he said.
I didn’t see anything aimed specifically at white women, black men and the gays, but that’s probably just because I didn’t look very hard.