Stephen King thinks Republicans are mean to poor people.
And he said Salon is articulate; we’re not entirely sure what’s more offensive here:
A Salon headline articulated a question I've been asking myself for years: Why are Republicans so mean to poor people?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 23, 2017
@StephenKing Because they can't afford tickets to your movies.
— Cosmo Musket (@Patriot_Musket) March 24, 2017
How old is Stephen? His 60’s? And he’s saying Republicans are big meanies … welcome to Liberalism 101.
@StephenKing mean how? Because they would rather give poor people a hand up? As opposed to a handout?
— Brad r Lockman (@brad_lockman) March 23, 2017
Hey, apparently expecting more of people and not enabling them to fail is mean.
Right… that's why GOP tend be more charitable & support capitalism which lifts more ppl out of poverty than any other system. @StephenKing
— AngieSenseiofSarcasm (@Artist_Angie) March 24, 2017
Besides, Democrats NEED people to stay poor because they are literally their bread and butter.
It's not Republicans that have enslaved the poor and then confined them to decrepit inner cities. Your sophistry is sickening. https://t.co/23EdZatkOr
— Ian McKelvey (@ian_mckelvey) March 24, 2017
If the poor became successful whatever would the Left bitch about?
And speaking of MEAN:
.@StephenKing Because they could do whatever they wanted to poor white people and still get their votes. That has to change.
— Gregg (@sirclinksalot) March 23, 2017
@StephenKing it's at the heart of everything they do. Horrifying to discover there are that many heartless people in your own country.
— MargeGunderson (@SongWarmonger) March 23, 2017
@StephenKing The inverse of celebrating wealth and success as moral victories is treating poverty and vulnerability as character flaws.
— Ben D. Straw (@Hooraydiation) March 23, 2017
Because wanting to succeed is such a BAD thing.
Holy Hell people.
@StephenKing they can't handle feeling sympathy, it makes them feel weak and icky, so they take a position of power instead
— Amy Hoy (@amyhoy) March 23, 2017
Wow this is hateful. But tell us more about how mean Republicans are.
@StephenKing It might be because bullies are mean to people who are weaker and have less power.
— John SommersFlanagan (@Dr_JohnSF) March 23, 2017
@StephenKing ask John Lewis. He'll tell you they are just mean.They wake up mean,go to work mean, come home mean, dream mean & start again.
— Linda Schwartz (@lindaclaywoman) March 23, 2017
It’s funny how absolutely GROSS, and even mean, the Left behaved on this thread, likely because they think those they disagree with deserve to be attacked.
We always knew the Left was full of bullies, but seeing SO much hatred in writing. WOW.
Editor’s note: This tweet from Stephen King made one of our editors so mad she could hardly write about it … but she managed.