Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) referred to unemployed people as "bums" and "hobos" when talking about extending unemployment benefits. Sharon Angle: Unemployed are "Spoiled"; It's not my job to fight for Nevadans' jobs. Rand Paul referred to the unemployed as, "Whining belly achers". The governor of Virginia issued a proclamation for "Confederate history month." and failed to mention slavery. SC Lt. Gov: Poor Like Stray Animals, Dont Feed Them or They Breed. Rep. Barton said: "I apologize. I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong, is subject to some sort of political pressure that is, again, in my words amounts to a shakedown, so I apologize." (referring to BP payments after BP destroyed a thousand miles of US Coastline, thousands of companies and throwing millions of Americans out of work). House Minority Leader John Boehner referred to the attempt to regulate financial institutions as being like "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon." In a 57-41 vote, just three votes shy of the 60 needed to pass, Republicans shot down any hope for the millions of jobless Americans who depend on government aid. Over Over 1.2 million people have already lost their weekly benefits with that number growing by 200,000per week. ------------------------------------------ I'm curious. When the Republican base reads these statements, are they in agreement? Do they disagree? Some people feel Republicans want as many unemployed people as possible, because they think it will get them elected. I couldn't find what percentage of the unemployed are Republican. What do they feel when they hear this rhetoric? This is NOT Flame Zone. I'm curious what the Republican base thinks when they hear these opinions. Do they share these views?