Homophobe Alan Simpson: Smears Rachel Maddow as a ‘That’
November 26, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)—Alan Simpson, a former Republican Senator from Wyoming and current co-chair of the White House’s Commission on Fiscal Reform, has already proven that he’s a heartless sexist hack. Now, we can add vicious homophobe to the list. Simpson, who once disdainfully called Social Security recipients “lesser people” and mocked the vital entitlement program as a “milk cow with 310 million tits,” is taking aim at media critics of his draconian deficit panel report. And he couldn’t resist taking a bigoted swipe at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, by purposely mispronouncing her name and calling the openly gay cable personality a “that.” Why in the world would President Obama appoint such a bigoted buffoon intent on destroying Social Security, to a commission tasked with balancing the federal budget?
The controversial Simpson made his remarks about Maddow, while whining to the
Casper Star-Tribune about the amount of negative criticism he has received over his proposal, drafted with Democratic co-chair Erskine Bowles. Although the Social Security program is fully solvent with a surplus. And under current conditions, will be able to to pay out full benefits until 2037 and 75 to 78 percent of benefits thereafter, Bowles and Simpson decided that Social Security was responsible for the federal deficit and proceeded to recommend cutting it.
You see, Simpson doesn’t care for a nation of “greedy” “lesser people” and he’s now shocked, just shocked, that his heartless proposals that favor the wealthy are not met with acclaim.
“I’ve never had any nastier mail or [been in a] more difficult position in my life,” said the 79-year-old Simpson. “Just vicious. People I’ve known, relatives [saying], “‘You son of a bitch. How could you do this?’”
“We had the greatest generation — I think this is the greediest generation,” he said.
Simpson blames the “polarized” media for the criticism leveled against him, lumping MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Keith Olberman in with the race-baiting conspiracy theorists, Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, while jabbing Maddow as less than human because she is a lesbian.
“You don’t want to listen to the right and the left — the extremes,” he said. “You don’t want to listen to Keith Olbermann and Rush Babe [Limbaugh] and Rachel Minnow [sic] or whatever that is, and Glenn Beck. They’re entertainers. They couldn’t govern their way out of a paper sack — from the right or the left. But they get paid a lot of money from you and advertisers — thirty, fifty million a year — to work you over and get you juiced up with emotion, fear, guilt, and racism. Emotion, fear, guilt, and racism.”
And regarding his homophobic smear of Rachel Maddow, as a “that,” it’s time for Simpson to return to Wyoming and take his bigotry and incendiary rhetoric with him.