Asshole Of The Day
Election Day for Assholes: Georgia Edition

Kentucky isn’t the only state having a primary tomorrow with more than one asshole facing off; Georgia is having their own asshole showdown.

The contenders are Phil Gingrey, Paul Broun, Jack Kingston, David Perdue, and Karen Handel. And of those, only Handel hasn’t been featured on this site— but that’s only because this site started after her big debacle when she was at Komen and tried to get rid of Planned Parenthood’s cancer screenings for poor women.

So let’s review what assholes these guys are:

Jack Kingston

Jack Kingston is a congressman, who decided to expand upon Newt Gingrich’s idea about forcing poor kids to do chores so they could eat. And then he tried to claim he didn’t mean what he said. Full details here.

Phil Gingrey

Gingrey is also a congressman, and it looks like he’ll lose his seat and this Senate race. But maybe that’s for the best since he was featured here when he complained that he only makes $172,000. Only.

Paul Broun

You may recall Paul Broun as the Republican on the House Science committee who claimed science like evolution and the Big Bang theory was from the pit of hell. Really.

While he’s never been named Asshole of the Day, he’s been featured on the site for

David Perdue

Perdue is a businessman who has never held public office. But if you doubted he’s an asshole, we featured him when he said his opponent Karen Handel is unfit to be senator because she’s only a high school graduate.



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Is Jack Kingston Asshole of the Day (again)?

Is Jack Kingston asshole of the day for saying kids should have to do some work before getting subsidized lunches and then expensing $4200 in lunches himself?

You may recall we named him Asshole of the Day for saying kids should have to work to get their subsidized lunch. But now we know more about this guy:

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) warned that there’s “no such thing as free lunch” for school children in Georgia, but he seems to have enjoyed a few.

An investigation by Georgia’s WSAV channel 3 found that Kingston, who is currently running for Senate and recently suggested students work cleaning cafeterias in exchange for lunch, had expensed as much as $4,182 worth of lunches for his office over the past three years.

"Kingston and his staff expensed nearly $4200 in meals for business purposes to his congressional office, paid for by the American taxpayer," WSAV 3’s Dan Kartunen reported. The amount could have purchased nearly 2,000 Georgia school lunches.

WSAV also found that Kingston also racked up $4,289 of free meals paid for by third-party groups like the Georgia Bankers Association and the Congressional Institute.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/georgia-senate-candidate-expensed-thousands-in-free-lunches

Maybe his colleague Rep. Trey Radel will come to his defense, being the guy who voted to drug test welfare recipients and all the while being addicted to cocaine.

There really is no end to the hypocrisy. Maybe that’s why it’s #1 on MeetingBoy’s list of trends for 2014.

Photo source: https://twitter.com/JackKingston



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Asshole of the Day, December 21, 2013: Jack Kingston
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
It seems a week can’t go by without some idiot in the GOP finding something to say mean about the poor, or some new way to humilate the poor. One day it’s Rep. Trey Radel voting to force poor people to take drug tests to get government benefits, all the while doing cocaine while collecting his government benefits. Another day it’s Sen. Rand Paul saying it’s a disservice to keep giving unemployed people benefits. It just doesn’t stop.
This week it was Rep. Jack Kingston said this:
“But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” he said.
We nominated him for Asshole of the Day for that statement, but Phil Robertson won the day.
But then as the criticism mounted, Rep. Kingston responded saying:

The congressman told CNN that his comments weren’t a “policy statement,” and complained about a lack of open discussion on the matter.
"This is not targeted to any one group," Kingston said. "It would be very helpful for kids in any socio-economic group to do chores and learn the work ethic. Those kids aren’t there because of any fault of their own and I never suggested that they were."
"I never did say poor kids," he added.

"I never did say poor kids." That’s his defense. He didn’t even apologize, he just clarified that he never said "poor".
Well, look, asshole, once you started talking about free lunch programs, everyone knew who you meant, including you. And for pretending you didn’t and refusing to apologize, well, that just makes you Asshole of the Day.
It is Rep. Jack Kingston’s first time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-school-lunch-comments-not-targeted-at-any-income-group

Asshole of the Day, December 21, 2013: Jack Kingston

by TeaPartyCat ()

It seems a week can’t go by without some idiot in the GOP finding something to say mean about the poor, or some new way to humilate the poor. One day it’s Rep. Trey Radel voting to force poor people to take drug tests to get government benefits, all the while doing cocaine while collecting his government benefits. Another day it’s Sen. Rand Paul saying it’s a disservice to keep giving unemployed people benefits. It just doesn’t stop.

This week it was Rep. Jack Kingston said this:

“But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” he said.

We nominated him for Asshole of the Day for that statement, but Phil Robertson won the day.

But then as the criticism mounted, Rep. Kingston responded saying:

The congressman told CNN that his comments weren’t a “policy statement,” and complained about a lack of open discussion on the matter.

"This is not targeted to any one group," Kingston said. "It would be very helpful for kids in any socio-economic group to do chores and learn the work ethic. Those kids aren’t there because of any fault of their own and I never suggested that they were."

"I never did say poor kids," he added.

"I never did say poor kids." That’s his defense. He didn’t even apologize, he just clarified that he never said "poor".

Well, look, asshole, once you started talking about free lunch programs, everyone knew who you meant, including you. And for pretending you didn’t and refusing to apologize, well, that just makes you Asshole of the Day.

It is Rep. Jack Kingston’s first time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-school-lunch-comments-not-targeted-at-any-income-group



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Is Jack Kingston Asshole of the Day?

Is Rep. Jack Kingston asshole of the day for saying poor kids should have to sweep up before they get lunch and then pretending he didn’t?

First Rep. Jack Kingston said this:

“But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” he said.


And we nominated him for Asshole of the Day for it, but Phil Robertson won that day.

But the story doesn’t stop there. In the days since he made the comments, Rep. Kingston has been widely criticized, so he responded by saying:


The congressman told CNN that his comments weren’t a “policy statement,” and complained about a lack of open discussion on the matter.
"This is not targeted to any one group," Kingston said. "It would be very helpful for kids in any socio-economic group to do chores and learn the work ethic. Those kids aren’t there because of any fault of their own and I never suggested that they were." 
"I never did say poor kids," he added.


What a statement! First, he doesn’t even pretend to apologize. Then he has the nerve to claim it “wasn’t targeted to any one group” because he “never did say poor kids”.

Um, no. Here’s the thing, asshole— once you started talking about subsidized and free lunch programs, everyone knew who you meant, including you. You were poor-bashing, and you own that, whether you admit it or apologize for it or not.

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-school-lunch-comments-not-targeted-at-any-income-group

Photo source: https://twitter.com/JackKingston

Is Jack Kingston Asshole of the Day?

Is Rep. Jack Kingston asshole of the day for saying poor kids should have to sweep up before they get lunch and then pretending he didn’t?

First Rep. Jack Kingston said this:

“But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” he said.

And we nominated him for Asshole of the Day for it, but Phil Robertson won that day.

But the story doesn’t stop there. In the days since he made the comments, Rep. Kingston has been widely criticized, so he responded by saying:

The congressman told CNN that his comments weren’t a “policy statement,” and complained about a lack of open discussion on the matter.

"This is not targeted to any one group," Kingston said. "It would be very helpful for kids in any socio-economic group to do chores and learn the work ethic. Those kids aren’t there because of any fault of their own and I never suggested that they were."

"I never did say poor kids," he added.

What a statement! First, he doesn’t even pretend to apologize. Then he has the nerve to claim it “wasn’t targeted to any one group” because he “never did say poor kids”.

Um, no. Here’s the thing, asshole— once you started talking about subsidized and free lunch programs, everyone knew who you meant, including you. You were poor-bashing, and you own that, whether you admit it or apologize for it or not.

Full story: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/gop-rep-school-lunch-comments-not-targeted-at-any-income-group

Photo source: https://twitter.com/JackKingston



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Is Jack Kingston Asshole of the Day?

Is Rep. Jack Kingston asshole of the day for saying poor students should have to sweep the floor in exchange for lunch?

But on Saturday, Kingston came out against free lunches, saying that children should have to pay at least a nominal amount or do some work like sweeping cafeteria floors.

"But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch,” he said.

Besides the “administrative problem,” Kingston’s plan could create significant embarrassment for low-income children, who would be sweeping cafeteria floors while their wealthier peers did normal kid activities. And while the low-income children would supposedly be learning the lesson of hard work, their wealthier peers would simply be getting a free lunch from their parents.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/jack-kingston-school-lunch_n_4467711.html

Really, because it’s their fault their parents are too poor to feed them? Is that what you’re saying, Congressman?

Photo source: http://kingston.house.gov/aboutjack/officialphoto.htm



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