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2020-08-14 1:32:48 PM  
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2020-08-14 1:38:35 PM  
FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."
 
2020-08-14 1:40:41 PM  
It's only socialisms when it helps those people. Now, where's mine?
 
2020-08-14 1:41:47 PM  

bloobeary: It's only socialisms when it helps those people. Now, where's mine?


The sad part is this isn't a joke.
 
2020-08-14 1:45:20 PM  
Their target audience is the first (and likely only) generation brought up their entire lives to believe that the government would take care of them in their golden retirement years and that generation is angered by the thought of anyone else getting a piece of the action.
 
2020-08-14 1:45:33 PM  
Their viewers?
"Help me kill minorites and Democrats."
 
2020-08-14 1:46:06 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: bloobeary: It's only socialisms when it helps those people. Now, where's mine?

The sad part is this isn't a joke.


And as soon as they get it, they go back to hating 'socialism'.

Cool. We are getting closer to General Strikes and maybe just maybe returning power to the people.
 
2020-08-14 1:46:43 PM  
Lend me a hand...but not my neighbor because fark that guy.
 
2020-08-14 1:47:42 PM  
Now change the question to say, "Would you like government to lend you a hand, if that means that it will also lend a hand to African-Americans and Hispanics?"
 
2020-08-14 1:51:03 PM  
Good to see people are coming out of denial a little
 
2020-08-14 1:57:29 PM  

whither_apophis: Good to see people are coming out of denial a little


Yeah, this will last about a year.
 
2020-08-14 1:58:07 PM  
These motherf*ckers


Hahahah
 
2020-08-14 1:59:15 PM  

PainInTheASP: Lend me a hand...but not my neighbor because fark that guy.


Did we find Rand Paul's neighbor's Fark handle?
 
2020-08-14 1:59:32 PM  
To be fair, I think that the government has a pretty solid and important role in supporting citizens in need, but if asked that question for myself personally in the binary I'd say "leave me alone, I'm fine at the moment".

I'd view that as less of a measurement of views on role of government (which I'd bet is how they usually present it) and more a sign of distress.

/last stimulus check went straight to the local food bank
 
2020-08-14 2:00:22 PM  
This is no shock. Reichwingers have the self-awareness of a sun dried spank sock.
 
2020-08-14 2:01:31 PM  
People are always willing to accept assistance from the government.

They just object to any of "those people" getting free handouts.
 
2020-08-14 2:02:09 PM  

kbronsito: Now change the question to say, "Would you like government to lend you a hand, if that means that it will also lend a hand to African-Americans and Hispanics?"


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2020-08-14 2:03:15 PM  

Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."


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2020-08-14 2:05:04 PM  
They left out the important "give ME a hand, but leave the people who brought this on themselves to rot" option.
 
2020-08-14 2:05:55 PM  

tmyk: Their target audience is the first (and likely only) generation brought up their entire lives to believe that the government would take care of them in their golden retirement years and that generation is angered by the thought of anyone else getting a piece of the action.


Their target audience is Trump and it's Fox telling him he needs to get back to the stimulus talks.  After all, he doesn't listen to advisors but he does listen to the TV.
 
2020-08-14 2:06:14 PM  

bloobeary: It's only socialisms when it helps those people. Now, where's mine?


- by Ayn Rand
 
2020-08-14 2:06:18 PM  
Actually the message I want to send is "Lawyer up, traitors!"

Can't wait to see you all swing.
 
2020-08-14 2:07:09 PM  

Grungehamster: They left out the important "give ME a hand, but leave the people who brought this on themselves to rot" option.


They would really not like the results if we honestly did that in this country...
 
2020-08-14 2:07:42 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

PpollingNumbers: National @FoxNewsPoll: What message would you send to Government ? Lend me a hand 57% (+23 Since last year ) Leave me alone 36% (-19) https://t.co/L01ImieYP4


You bought your ticket assholes. Enjoy the screaming while you crash.
 
2020-08-14 2:09:11 PM  

jst3p: Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."

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It hurts me that he's the voice of Mr. Incredible and he's this goddamn stupid.
 
2020-08-14 2:09:17 PM  
Just keep your hands out of my Medicare!
 
2020-08-14 2:11:40 PM  

MinatoArisato013: jst3p: Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."

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It hurts me that he's the voice of Mr. Incredible and he's this goddamn stupid.



Maybe I am older but I loved him on Coach so I get what you are saying.
 
2020-08-14 2:14:23 PM  
This is not a particularly meaningful poll in terms of support for a robust social safety net. It shows that a majority of respondents believe that they should receive some form of government assistance which may be telling about the general economic state of the population at present but that does not necessarily mean that those who answered "yes" are in favor of common government assistance programs -- they may just favor the ones that would benefit them personally.

Conversely, those who answered "no" also may not necessarily object to government assistance programs. I for one am not really in need of any significant government assistance but I recognize the value of a robust social safety net.
 
2020-08-14 2:15:36 PM  

Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."


See also: past statements from the <insert crop> Farmers of America, noted democratic socialism opponents, but MAGA Freedom subsidy supporters.
 
2020-08-14 2:16:42 PM  

jst3p: [Fark user image image 640x640]


Who felt that it was necessary to explain this screenshot?
 
2020-08-14 2:19:46 PM  
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2020-08-14 2:20:30 PM  
No. You wanted leopards? Here are your farking leopards. The warnings fell on your deaf ears and now the leopards have come for you. No.
 
2020-08-14 2:24:10 PM  
This is just the complaining that people who were unemployed got an extra $600 "to sit at home and do nothing" and they got $0. The "Where's MY $600?

I can't count how many times I've heard this lately.
 
2020-08-14 2:24:24 PM  

Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."



Shows why it's sort of a bad question.

I'd sooner answer "leave me alone" because I'm lucky enough to have a job still (for now - profits are way down, and there could be more layoffs coming soon), but I'm in favor of lending a hand to those who could use one, ESPECIALLY but not exclusively right now.
 
2020-08-14 2:25:21 PM  

Mindlock: tmyk: Their target audience is the first (and likely only) generation brought up their entire lives to believe that the government would take care of them in their golden retirement years and that generation is angered by the thought of anyone else getting a piece of the action.

Their target audience is Trump and it's Fox telling him he needs to get back to the stimulus talks.  After all, he doesn't listen to advisors but he does listen to the TV.


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2020-08-14 2:29:13 PM  

PainInTheASP: Lend me a hand...but not my neighbor because fark that guy.


Yes but I deserve the money.
 
2020-08-14 2:31:06 PM  

Chevello: This is just the complaining that people who were unemployed got an extra $600 "to sit at home and do nothing" and they got $0. The "Where's MY $600?

I can't count how many times I've heard this lately.


Yep. I am GLAD I am not getting $600 to "sit around and do nothing". I am lucky enough to have a job. I am also happy to see my tax dollars go to help out my neighbor by giving him $600 to "sit around and do nothing" until things get better for him.

Fark Republicans in the goat ass.
 
2020-08-14 2:39:07 PM  
We have reached majority ignorance than.
 
2020-08-14 2:42:39 PM  
If you don't want people to rely on the government, you have to stop stripping them of their ability to rely on themselves.
 
2020-08-14 2:44:58 PM  
I never knew leopard turds could speak!

/ Someone get me a shovel.
 
2020-08-14 2:58:29 PM  
And what most will never figure out is that "leave me alone" is exactly what got them to "lend me a hand."
 
2020-08-14 3:02:03 PM  

jst3p: Chevello: This is just the complaining that people who were unemployed got an extra $600 "to sit at home and do nothing" and they got $0. The "Where's MY $600?

I can't count how many times I've heard this lately.

Yep. I am GLAD I am not getting $600 to "sit around and do nothing". I am lucky enough to have a job. I am also happy to see my tax dollars go to help out my neighbor by giving him $600 to "sit around and do nothing" until things get better for him.

Fark Republicans in the goat ass.


I want to respond to them with everything you just said, but I usually just go with the last part.
 
2020-08-14 3:18:03 PM  
shiat, maybe the crazy people are right and that COVID19 was designed to bring in communism by changing the American sentiment toward government assistance?
 
2020-08-14 3:34:59 PM  
Anyone who you know votes Republican?

Give them bootstraps for Christmas this year.

Otherwise?  They can all go fark themselves.
 
2020-08-14 3:41:49 PM  

Original: Original Tweet:

PpollingNumbers: National @FoxNewsPoll: What message would you send to Government ? Lend me a hand 57% (+23 Since last year ) Leave me alone 36% (-19) https://t.co/L01ImieYP4


Government help without government interference.

Interesting oxymoron.
 
2020-08-14 4:22:59 PM  
What is really interesting is all the polling showing all the people leaving conservatism and the GOP behind.  That means that this is not just compared to the last few years, but compared to a much larger and less radical base of those sampled.
 
2020-08-14 4:33:12 PM  

mactheknife: Anyone who you know votes Republican?

Give them bootstraps for Christmas this year.

Otherwise?  They can all go fark themselves.


Not republican.. but I don't need you or the government to live an awesome life.
 
2020-08-14 5:45:44 PM  
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2020-08-14 6:05:19 PM  

Devolving_Spud: FOX viewers:  "Lend me a hand, but keep SOCIALISM and BIG GOVERNMENT out of it!  And DON'T help anyone who's just looking for handouts and FREE STUFF! Just help regular bootstrappy people like ME."


What's amusing is all the Farkers who say the same, but their Dem candidates have already said *HELLS TO THE NAW* on M4A, forgiving student debt & a instituting living wage.

And by 'amusing' I mean 'pathetic'.
 
2020-08-14 6:13:42 PM  

dwrash: mactheknife: Anyone who you know votes Republican?

Give them bootstraps for Christmas this year.

Otherwise?  They can all go fark themselves.

Not republican.. but I don't need you or the government to live an awesome life.


Actually you do, you ignorant twit, you just don't understand that you do or why.
 
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