Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang raised eyebrows for shooting whipped cream into the mouth of a kneeling supporter to celebrate the opening of his new field office in New Hampshire.
“That’s a full-service presidential candidate!” Yang awkwardly shouted in a viral Twitter video.
After filming the “money shot” reminiscent of a lurid porno, the kneeling supporter yells, “Who’s next?”
— Christopher Donato (@chrisdonato04) December 3, 2019
At that point, a bearded male supporter kneels so Yang can spray whipped cream into his mouth.
Before Yang embarrassed himself further, his handler (standing in the coat behind Andrew) motioned for him to stop.
Yang’s whipped-cream stunt drew cringes and groans from Twitter users — even among his supporters.
One person quipped: “I wish I could unsee this..” ?
Another replied: “My reaction would be the same. ?
Still another Twitter user remarked: “That moment where you literally become your 4chan parody.”
That moment where you literally become your 4chan parody. pic.twitter.com/vDe7nNP2pw
— Rick J. Wallace (@RickJWallace94) December 4, 2019
Andrew Yang has been steadily rising in the polls, even as Democratic senator Kamala Harris dropped out amid tanking numbers. Predictably, the race-baiting Left blamed racism and sexism for Harris’ abject failure.
However, numerous analysts pointed out that Kamala failed to drum up support because her campaign was a total disaster.
Ironically, Harris’ campaign imploded despite behind-the-scenes support and grooming by Democratic messiah Barack Obama.
Obama 3.0: Ex-president is grooming Kamala after throwing Biden out with trash, says Laura Ingraham https://t.co/3iHBa9TKWY
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 9, 2019
Yang has garnered support among some on the left for promoting universal basic income of $1,000 a month for every American adult over the age of 18. So basically, Yang has made no secret of his plan to buy votes by promising “free money.”
Giving money to poor people in need is an excellent idea, but debacles like DACA illustrate that when you hand out free stuff, you can’t simply stop and expect no backlash.
In 2016, Finland became Europe’s first national government-backed experiment that gave “free cash” to citizens in a bid to bolster employment.
In a stunning rebuke to its stated goal, the program failed to encourage participants to work, although it did improve their sense of well-being.
Countless psychology studies show that people get used to free stuff, and then feel entitled to it. Renowned economists like Thomas Sowell explained that merely handing out free stuff will never solve the poverty crisis. And it won’t build self-esteem because that grows when an individual achieves something through their own merit and hard work — not through handouts.
“The political left’s welfare state makes poverty more comfortable, while penalizing attempts to rise out of poverty,” Sowell wrote. “Leaders of the left in many countries have promoted policies that enable the poor to be more comfortable in their poverty.”
Sowell is an African-American Harvard graduate and retired U.S. Marine who has authored numerous economics books.
He says many Americans who live in “poverty” actually live fairly comfortably, and this comfort makes them complacent, especially if the government gives them free stuff without expecting them to work for it:
“Most Americans with incomes below the official poverty level have air-conditioning, television, own a motor vehicle and, far from being hungry, are more likely than other Americans to be overweight. But an arbitrary definition of words and numbers gives them access to the taxpayers’ money. This kind of ‘poverty’ can easily become a way of life, not only for today’s ‘poor,’ but for their children and grandchildren.”
Proponents of “universal basic income” have apparently never heard the adage: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
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