A not-so-gentle reminder that Sen. Tom Cotton was a generally awful human being long before the #47Traitors flap, back when he was running for Senate last year:
“I don’t think that we should be using farmers as a way to pack more welfare spending into Barack Obama’s government,” Cotton said. according to the Huffington report “Nor should we have a food stamp program that isn’t reformed, that doesn’t have job training and work requirements, that doesn’t have drug testing requirements, so we can get people who are addicted the help they need. Or make sure that long-term addicts or recidivists are not abusing taxpayer dollars.”
Suggesting that food stamp recipients are “people who are addicted” while running for the Senate in a state like
Alabama Arkansas is not an accident. Cotton easily beat Mark Pryor in November by 17 points and my guess is he’ll have no problem getting re-elected for the next 30 years, where he’ll be a dog-whistling pain in the ass for as long as the GOP is a going concern in the South.
There’s a reason why Cotton is considered a “rising star” where using the Southern Strategy of fifty years ago makes you the future of the party.