Courtesy of Wonkette:
Sen. Joni Ernst did her best in her robotic SOTU response to let us know that she empathizes with folks facing hard times:
You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet.
And thus was born the #breadbags hashtag:
Joni thinks she had it hard under Reagan. When I went to school I walked 20 miles over broken glass in my bare feet. I didn’t even have one pair of shoes. In the winter, we would piddle all over our feet to keep them warm and to melt the ice that we were stuck in. There were no school buses for us. Oh for some bread bags and bread and buses. Joni didn’t know how good she had it. 😉
I am actually surprised that she brought school up. The GOP hate education. They love victimization. They want to keep everyone stupid and scared.