Debt

20 of the 26 Liberal Democrats Praised for Taking the SNAP Challenge Posted Two or Fewer Actual Meal Pictures

Snap-challenge-GRAPHIC1

While the media fawns all over their liberal saviors for deigning to live like regular Americans, I noticed that very few of the representatives were actually posting pictures for their SNAP challenge.

If you sift through the list of the 26 Democrats who were praised for their “sympathy” for people receiving food stamps, very few of them actually posted any evidence of their participation. Most happily provided many pictures from their grocery store photo ops, but actual meals? Not so much:

  • Michelle Grisham (NM): 4 pics over 4 days
  • Jared Huffman (CA): 7 pics over 3 days
  • Mark Pocan (WI): 3 pics over 3 days
  • Doris Matsui (CA): 4 pics over 2 days (only took the SNAP challenge for 3 days)
  • Suzan DelBene (WA): 4 pics over 2 days
  • Donald Payne Jr. (NJ): 3 pics over one day

Representatives that only posted TWO pictures of a SNAP challenge meal:

  • Ann Kuster (NH)
  • Joe Crowley (NY) – posted SEVEN tweets about the shopping photo op, but only two of his meals
  • Daniel Kildee (MI)
  • John Conyers (MI)
  • Jim McGovern (MA)
  • Mark Veasey (TX) – posted EIGHT photo op tweets

Representatives that only posted ONE picture of a SNAP challenge meal:

  • John Carney (DE)
  • Robin Kelly (IL)
  • Sander Levin (MI)
  • Matthew Cartwright (PA)

Representatives that posted NO pictures of their meals on the SNAP challenge:

  • Beto O’Rourke (TX)
  • Peter DeFazio (OR)
  • Barbara Lee (CA)
  • Theodore Deutsch (FL)
  • Jean Schakowsky (IL) – posted a tweet describing her meal, but no pic.
  • Keith Ellison (MN)
  • Mel Watt (NC)
  • Richard Nolan (MN)
  • James Langevin (RI)
  • Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC)
  • Hank Johnson (GA)

I’m not demanding that each participant put a picture of every single meal on the SNAP challenge, but why is the media so gullible about swallowing their claims about swallowing low budget meals?

For instance, there’s Guam-tipper Hank Johnson, who was lavishly praised for his awkward shopping trip, and who happily posted a pic of his receipt but never posted any evidence he actually ate a meal from the snap challenge on either his twitter, Flickr, or his facebook accounts.

In fact, one of the higher profile politicians, Keith Ellison, was so offended that I dared to ASK him about why he hasn’t posted one picture of a meal, that he blocked me! Poor little guy.

This is one of the many things that annoys me about this challenge – the media absolutely excoriated George HW Bush for his supposed “scanner moment” but a bunch of out-of-touch dimwitted elitist politicians can dodder around at the grocery store insulting regular Americans, and they’re praised for it. IN fact, Bush’s “scanner moment” was completely made up by the media – they reported that he was out-of-touch for not knowing about scanners. What he was actually amazed at was a new scanner technology that allowed the machine to read a code even when the packaging is ripped.

You want more evidence of the media bias? How about during the last election when MSNBC’s lizard anchor Andrea Mitchell tried to fabricate a “scanner moment” for Romney by deceptively editing video?

This society cannot be free when the media gatekeepers are actively deceiving them about their rulers.

More SNAP Challenge posts:
Out-Of-Touch Elitists: 10 Pathetically Stupid Shopping Mistakes Democrats Made in the SNAP Challenge
Take the #JohnLiuChallenge To Share In the Plight of Attention-Deprived Politicians
The First Sooper Mexy COOKING Show!! A Taco-Takedown of the SNAP Challenge!!
SooperPodcast #44: More SNAP Challenge, DOWpocalypse and China!
  • Used to be the job of a journalist was to question authority. Not cover for it.

    Sure is easy to have sympathy for the plight of the poor when you can ride your freakin’ limo to get your food.