How's that reachy-outy, makeovery, reinventiony thing workin' for ya, GOP?

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outreach my ass reach out inclusive

Oklahoma state Rep. James Lockhart (D) emailed a colleague for help, so Rep. Mike Reynolds (R) gave him some... some... well, gave him something, but it sure wasn't help.

Lockhart's email, in part, via the Oklahoma Democrats site. Bolding is mine:

Basically we are doing a poor job of improving the lives of the people we represent... [M]ost people think we either don’t care about them or are unable to do something about improving their standard of living.

I am here to try to improve the quality of life of the average person in however small a way possible.

I would suggest you do the same.

Of course, anyone with a modicum of compassion would go out of their way to show how much they truly care about their constituents. A little grace and empathy goes a long way to inspire mutual respect among all citizens. After all, if they thrive, then everybody benefits: families, the state, even the public officials who represent them! There's nothing like generosity, comfort, and good will to help those who depend on you, who trust you, to succeed and build a little self worth.

Right Rep. Reynolds?

It is not our job to see that anyone gets an education. It is not the responsibility of me, you, or any constituent in my district to pay for his or any other persons education... Their potential to benefit society is irrelevant.

Compassionate conservatism at its best. Way to go Mike!

By the way, "person's" should have an apostrophe, Mr. Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education. Clearly Reynolds never had one.

FYI: The title of the OK Dem's post was "REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MIKE REYNOLDS CALLS STUDENT’S POTENTIAL IRRELEVANT."

How's that reachy-outy, makeovery, reinventiony thing workin' for ya, GOP?

because we care

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  • http://twitter.com/scootey Scooter

    Its just bizarre. These people behave like a cult group. I doubt this nation would exist if it were not for public education. This particular is clearly sociopathic, by definition. Its reflective of an ideology that propagates the notion that any kind of collective endeavor is evil. Yet, they do not see the irony in them working in government.

  • cognachas4paws

    Leopards do not change their spots. The GOP can go on and on about changing and outreach, but their actions speak louder than their words. They are the same old GOP, emphasis on OLD.

  • Ray Lusk

    All you have to do is click the link and the entire exchange is there. Read the email at the bottom first, then the text message from the GOP rep and then the email in response to the text message. It's really simple though. Dems think society and Gov should help those that need help pay for higher education because of the benefit to society. This GOP rep doesn't agree.

  • http://www.facebook.com/agiantman Bill Collins

    Why was his comment only printed "in part?" Was his email message really that long? Something tells me the rest of his comment would better explain his position.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.mckay.18659 John McKay

    Maybe he should read his state's constitution:

    Section XIII-1: Establishment and maintenance of public schools.

    The Legislature shall establish and maintain a system of free public schools wherein all the children of the State may be educated.