Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, a frontrunner to win the GOP nomination against Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), compared poor people to scavenging racoons in a speech this week. [...]
The incident recalls similar language from South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R), who apologized in January 2010 for saying in a speech on America's "culture of dependency" that he learned "as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed."
Pretty astounding from someone, as one of the commenters at TPM pointed out, who comes from a state where over 70% of their farmers received subsidies in 2009. Somehow I doubt Jon Bruning has ever compared any of them to racoons though.
Some choices for Nebraska voters. This guy or ConservaDem Ben Nelson.
Full transcript of his not so subtle racist remarks below the fold.