On the Friday, April 11, The Ed Show, MSNBC's Ed Schultz gave a political hack-style answer to a viewer question about why Republicans allegedly "dislike the poor so much" as he asserted that the poor are "useless" to conservatives because Republicans are "all about power."
Ignoring the millions of poor people who do, in fact, vote for the GOP in each election cycle, helping many Republicans get elected, the MSNBC host proclaimed:
Well, basically, the Republicans are all about power. Money is power. Poor folks in this country are useless to the conservatives. Conservatives have no use for them, so why should they be concerned about them?
And they've made the calculation that it's just a heck of a lot easier to gerrymander and to shift districts around and make it harder for them to be a part of the process than it is to vote resources to them or vote opportunity to them.
The MSNBC host concluded:
So poor people in this country clearly are useless to the conservative movement. That's how conservatives view the poor, as I see it. You asked my opinion, and I gave it to you.