MSNBC host Mellissa Harris-Perry had yet another meltdown this past Saturday when guest Alfonso Aguilar, a conservative latino activist, used the term ‘hard worker’ to describe House candidate and Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
“If there’s somebody who is a hard worker when he goes to Washington, it’s Paul Ryan,” he said. “Not only works with the Republicans but Democrats. You know very well that I work on [the] immigration issue, trying to get Republicans to support immigration reform … This is somebody who’s trying to govern.”
Perry wastes no time cutting Aguilar off to remind him that, “in the context of relative privilege” we have to be “super careful” of using problematic terms like “hard worker” because she keeps an image of slaves working in cotton fields on her office wall as a reminder about what hard work really looks like.
She continues by contesting that it is the Republican party that labels poor working moms who don’t have healthcare as failures sucking off the system.
Is it really the Republican party that labels and categorizes people, Perry? Or is it the left who consistently mock and ridicule women whose life choices differ from their beliefs?