This is the kind of smart-ass remark that belies all the glurge about “compassionate conservatism”. It is a divisive remark that trivializes the real problems people have. I suppose someone will be along shortly and smirk, “It was only a joke!”, but that speaks volumes about what Republicans find funny. To dismiss the pain of others with a snarky one-liner is the face of the true Republican, and all the platitudes about caring and compassion are just a sop to guileless voters.
Do working class Republicans not see that their party holds them in contempt?