Sure, you could easily dismiss Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) as a yammering racist dolt for her recent comments about a "great white hope" to challenge President Obama in 2012. But remember, she's human. She enjoys a good laugh, just like you.
Unfortunately, the toothy, perky, spray-tanned bobo likes to laugh at poor people. At a recent town hall meeting, Jenkins met Elizabeth Smith, a 27-year-old single mom whose restaurant job puts her just out of the Medicaid income range, and whose little boy doesn't qualify for SCHIP coverage. "I work full-time," Ms. Smith explained. "I do not have health insurance. My employer does not provide health insurance to me and I cannot afford it privately. Why shouldn't my government guarantee all of its citizens health care?"
I'm paraphrasing here, but the Congresswoman's response went something like, "LOL! You Poor! Go be a grownup!"