Tea party candidate wants to put welfare recipients in labor camps. Really.

At What Point Do People Call This What It Is?

by digby

Karoli at C&L highlights yet another delightful Tea Party candidate, this time it's the one who's running for Governor of New York:
[C]onsider teabagger racist candidate Carl Paladino's latest proposal:

Paladino laid out several plans that included converting underused state prisons into centers that would house welfare recipients. There, they would do work for the state — "military service, in some cases park service, in other cases public works service," he said — while prison guards would be retrained to work as counselors.

"Instead of handing out the welfare checks, we'll teach people how to earn their check. We'll teach them personal hygiene ... the personal things they don't get when they come from dysfunctional homes," Paladino said.

Of course, this is the same guy that thinks bestiality and racist photoshop jobs are fun to email other people, and has no problem using eminent domain to stop the mosque.

You can see his awesome campaign ad at the link.

Think about what he's saying. He wants to put "welfare queens" into labor camps, and have prison guards teach them "personal hygiene." I don't know what sort of image that conjures up for you, but it sure as hell sounds familiar to me.

Is this really just some small government libertarians who are unhappy with the stimulus program and high taxes? Really?