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(Salon)   In last night's Republican debate in South Carolina, on Martin Luther King's birthday, Newt Gingrich mocks Juan Williams for being black and having a Spanish first name. *sigh*   (salon.com ) divider line
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2012-01-17 11:48:23 AM  

someonelse: thebadmitton: So let me get this right. Newt and the rest of the GOP can say in one single response that the reason people are poor is because they are lazy and lack work ethic yet it was Obama who put them on food stamps.

ugh Even your own talking points disagree with you

The GOP is completely f*cked on this issue. It amazes me that the people in charge of crafting the party's message are OK with the self-contradictory bullsh*t that they came up with. But I guess they have no other choice. They need to blame Obama, and they need to insist that there is no other reason for being poor other than personal failing.

And if "food stamp president" isn't a racist dog whistle, I don't know what is. It's a good thing racism ended when we elected a black president.


Im from texas where things have always been a little racist, but i never thought in my lifetime id see racism like I did once the black man was elected president.
 
2012-01-17 11:48:27 AM  
Headso

We had "the great recession" a bunch of people lost tons of money and their jobs and ended up on foodstamps and Obama is mocked because that safety net is available? Republicans are so out of touch and spiteful it is embarrassing that they are American.



Something is very embarrassing (and off the mark) about your remark....just not what you think it is.
 
2012-01-17 11:48:39 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: What a bunch of racist cock suckers.


I'm told some Republicans are not racists.
 
2012-01-17 11:48:44 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: CitizensUnited: //can't wait to see President Gingrich at the NAACP

Here's a preview:

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Well done, good sir. Well done.
 
2012-01-17 11:48:47 AM  
Bush in office: "the unemployed and poor want to be that way, they're lazy and stupid"

Obama in office: "where are the jobs, Obama?"
 
2012-01-17 11:48:58 AM  

Chindit: did not. He refused to be called a racist for suggesting that black people would like jobs hog all the food stamps.


FTFY
 
2012-01-17 11:49:28 AM  

someonelse: And if "food stamp president" isn't a racist dog whistle, I don't know what is. It's a good thing racism ended when we elected a black president.


It absolutely is.

Newt Gingrich knows exactly what he is doing when he calls Obama the "food stamp" president, just as Ronald Reagan knew exactly what he was doing when talking about "welfare Cadillacs." There are lots of other ways to make the point about economic hard times -- entirely apart from which person and which policies are to blame for today's mammoth joblessness. You could call him the "pink slip president," the "foreclosure president," the "Walmart president," the "bailout president," or any of a dozen other images that convey distress. You decide to go with "the food stamp president," and you're doing it on purpose.

Link (new window)
 
2012-01-17 11:49:34 AM  
C'mon. Don't teach those kids how to work and earn money. That's crazy.

Teach them how to stand in line with their hands out, and blame whitey. It's same playbook liberals have been running for decades. Then, after they turn 18, they will be dependable Democrat voters.
 
2012-01-17 11:50:27 AM  

mercator_psi: Newt is still going on about that getting-rid-of-full-time-janitors-and-hiring-high-school-kids-part-tim e thing, is he? Oh, and it seems to be gaining traction from the GOPpers?

This makes me want to vomit.

But if I vomit, who will clean it up? Will the kids be properly trained in throwing down the sawdust in the proper configuration to permit maximum absorbancy?


My favorite bit is that by making the students janitors, that means that the students would either be in the existing union or be allowed (by federal law) to form their own union, thus indoctrinating them into the liberal theology by the time they reach voting age.
 
2012-01-17 11:51:15 AM  
Wuzza-wuzzup, loony libs? Let Da Cool Coach rip-rap at ya: This debate was the best of them all! And they've all been excellent examples of ConservoMentum '12 if ya feels what Da Cool Coach is spellin', dawg! The funky fact of the matter, no state better carries on Dr. King's Dream than South Carolina, where the SPREAD of TRUTH is set free and they care about civil rights issues like property rights and Obummer's Big Government telling them what they've gotta do all the time! Badoodle-boo-yeah!

Don't even get me started on Juan Willy! What a chumpus malumpus! Urban out.
 
2012-01-17 11:51:24 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: C'mon. Don't teach those kids how to work and earn money. That's crazy.

Teach them how to stand in line with their hands out, and blame whitey. It's same playbook liberals have been running for decades. Then, after they turn 18, they will be dependable Democrat voters.


You're right, that 3 hour a week part time janitorial work will really prepare the kids to earn money.
 
2012-01-17 11:52:21 AM  
They went "Juan" on Newt. This is what happens when gay people marry, or something.

"Roughly 93 percent of SNAP benefits go to households with incomes below the poverty line, and 55 percent go to households with incomes below half of the poverty line.


47.3% of them already have jobs.

The 2009 Recovery Act temporarily boosted SNAP benefits by 13.6 percent for all SNAP households. Most households received an additional $20 to $24 per person per month in fiscal years 2009 through 2011 and a somewhat smaller increase in fiscal year 2012.

Economists consider this increase one of the most effective and fast-acting provisions of the economic recovery package. Low-income individuals generally spend all of their income meeting daily needs such as shelter, food, and transportation, so every dollar in SNAP that a low-income family receives enables the family to spend an additional dollar on food or other items. Eighty percent of SNAP benefits are redeemed within two weeks of receipt, and 97 percent are spent within a month.

So that money goes back into the economy faster than any else. Thus creating a small but significant demand.


SNAP recipient earns, her benefits decline by only 24 to 36 cents - much less than in most other programs. Families that receive SNAP thus have a strong incentive to work longer hours or to search for better-paying employment. States further support work through the SNAP Employment and Training program, which funds training and work activities for unemployed adults who receive SNAP.

So if you cut off SNAP benefits you get more people on welfare. Good one GOP.
 
2012-01-17 11:53:07 AM  
And they will scratch their heads and wonder why they got thumped in November. Then blame Romney for being too liberal. Then get thumped even harder in 2016 with a "true conservative".

2010 will turn out to be the most deceptive lesson GOP ever learned.
 
2012-01-17 11:53:28 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Also

Oh, and he also got to attack elites this time around, insisting his janitor plans drew liberal disapproval because "only the elites despise earning money."

wat


Liberals who make lots of money, hate money. Because socialism.
 
2012-01-17 11:53:35 AM  

Philip Francis Queeg: Here's a preview:


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2012-01-17 11:54:10 AM  

Coach Urban Meyer: Wuzza-wuzzup, loony libs? Let Da Cool Coach rip-rap at ya: This debate was the best of them all! And they've all been excellent examples of ConservoMentum '12 if ya feels what Da Cool Coach is spellin', dawg! The funky fact of the matter, no state better carries on Dr. King's Dream than South Carolina, where the SPREAD of TRUTH is set free and they care about civil rights issues like property rights and Obummer's Big Government telling them what they've gotta do all the time! Badoodle-boo-yeah!

Don't even get me started on Juan Willy! What a chumpus malumpus! Urban out.


Coach! Love this guy. Chumpus malumpus!
 
2012-01-17 11:54:10 AM  

Headso: We had "the great recession" a bunch of people lost tons of money and their jobs and ended up on foodstamps and Obama is mocked because that safety net is available? Republicans are so out of touch and spiteful it is embarrassing that they are American.


I could be wrong but I think the point of that is to say that Obama is content with giving handouts rather than fixing the economy so people can help themselves. Pretty much straight up Republican boilerplate
 
2012-01-17 11:54:22 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: C'mon. Don't teach those kids how to work and earn money. That's crazy.

Teach them how to stand in line with their hands out, and blame whitey. It's same playbook liberals have been running for decades. Then, after they turn 18, they will be dependable Democrat voters.


Right, because black people are brainwashed by welfare. White welfare recipients are immune to such influence though. Probably just getting back what they paid in, right?
 
2012-01-17 11:54:39 AM  
No mention of the crowd booing the mention of Mitt Romney's immigrant Mexican grandfather? Every one of these debates just demonstrates how much of a better place this country would be without GOPeople like the ones filling the Convention Center in Myrtle Beach last night.
 
2012-01-17 11:54:40 AM  

Nurglitch: Wait, aren't the 1% our elite? Don't they like money?


Don't even bother trying. Once the derp gets momentum there's no stopping it. Think of it like this:

images.wikia.com
 
2012-01-17 11:55:26 AM  

CitizensUnited: oh please "asking tough questions on race" is code for "gimme gimme gimme". Gingrich is right to denounce that sort of entitled rent seeking.

//can't wait to see President Gingrich at the NAACP


Account created: 2011-12-24 20:49:12
 
2012-01-17 11:55:32 AM  
65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.


/I am sure we can blame this on Bush too.
 
2012-01-17 11:55:42 AM  
And if "food stamp president" isn't a racist dog whistle, I don't know what is.

You are a liberal.

Any criticism of Obama is not only racist, it's a racist dog whistle. Give us an example of criticism of Obama that isn't racist. You can't do it.
 
2012-01-17 11:55:45 AM  

Masso: Seriously South Carolina debate crowd... wtf.


The Economist website did a liveblog of last nights debate and one of the bloggers said something like "this crowd is going to be disappointed that there's not going to be a lynching tonight". That captured the mode of the crowd pretty well.
 
2012-01-17 11:56:06 AM  

Coach Urban Meyer: Wuzza-wuzzup, loony libs? Let Da Cool Coach rip-rap at ya: This debate was the best of them all! And they've all been excellent examples of ConservoMentum '12 if ya feels what Da Cool Coach is spellin', dawg! The funky fact of the matter, no state better carries on Dr. King's Dream than South Carolina, where the SPREAD of TRUTH is set free and they care about civil rights issues like property rights and Obummer's Big Government telling them what they've gotta do all the time! Badoodle-boo-yeah!

Don't even get me started on Juan Willy! What a chumpus malumpus! Urban out.


Wow, haven't seen this one in awhile.
 
2012-01-17 11:56:26 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The main plank of republican ideology is racism. All of their actions and rhetoric can be explained through that lens.


So your explanation of the mostly white, almost totally Liberal MSM destroying the candidacy of Herman Cain is... ?
 
2012-01-17 11:56:27 AM  

Delay: Marcus Aurelius: What a bunch of racist cock suckers.

I'm told some Republicans are not racists.


I'm told some racists are not Republican.
 
2012-01-17 11:56:49 AM  

Delay: Marcus Aurelius: What a bunch of racist cock suckers.

I'm told some Republicans are not racists.


www.mediaite.com
 
2012-01-17 11:57:14 AM  

karnal: 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.


And he'll still be re-elected.
 
2012-01-17 11:57:20 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: The main plank of republican ideology is racism. All of their actions and rhetoric can be explained through that lens.


The main plank of the Republican Party is racism. Racism and sexism. Sexism and racism... their two main planks are racism and sexism... and low tax rates. Their *three* main planks are racism, sexism, low tax rates, and an almost fanatical devotion to Ronald Reagan. Their *four* ... no, *among* their planks are such elements such as racism, sexism... I'll come in again.
 
2012-01-17 11:57:27 AM  

1macgeek: HotWingConspiracy: The main plank of republican ideology is racism. All of their actions and rhetoric can be explained through that lens.

So your explanation of the mostly white, almost totally Liberal MSM destroying the candidacy of Herman Cain is... ?


Drink!
 
2012-01-17 11:57:36 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: And if "food stamp president" isn't a racist dog whistle, I don't know what is.

You are a liberal.

Any criticism of Obama is not only racist, it's a racist dog whistle. Give us an example of criticism of Obama that isn't racist. You can't do it.


Isn't it convenient that you can dismiss everything that way? Jesus, talk about projection.
 
2012-01-17 11:58:06 AM  
At least Newt used his actual name. I'm convinced most people on Fox News refer to Juan Williams as "Black Colmes."
 
2012-01-17 11:58:27 AM  

karnal: 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.


/I am sure we can blame this on Bush too.


And he's still more trusted on both issues as compared to republicans.
 
2012-01-17 11:58:54 AM  

Lost Thought 00: But if I vomit, who will clean it up? Will the kids be properly trained in throwing down the sawdust in the proper configuration to permit maximum absorbancy?

My favorite bit is that by making the students janitors, that means that the students would either be in the existing union or be allowed (by federal law) to form their own union, thus indoctrinating them into the liberal theology by the time they reach voting age.


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2012-01-17 11:59:06 AM  

EyeballKid: At least Newt used his actual name. I'm convinced most people on Fox News refer to Juan Williams as "Black Colmes." "that colored boy."

 
2012-01-17 11:59:19 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Right, because black people are brainwashed by welfare.


Blacks are brainwashed by blacks. They are their own worst enemy.

But, go ahead thinking evil whitey holds them down. That's convenient.
 
2012-01-17 11:59:24 AM  
In a sane world Newt would be on his 9th consecutive election defeat for Tax Collector in Skeeter County, Mississippi, most recently garnering fewer votes than Dale Earnhardt Sr., Bo Duke, Luke Duke, Jack Daniel, That There Feller What For Plays Football And Loves Jesus and Geech the Smellhound.
 
2012-01-17 11:59:32 AM  

barneyfifesbullet: C'mon. Don't teach those kids how to work and earn money. That's crazy.

Teach them how to stand in line with their hands out, and blame whitey. It's same playbook liberals have been running for decades. Then, after they turn 18, they will be dependable Democrat voters.


Ha ha! I have heard of some people who actually think this is true. Lol... I've heard of better villainous plans hatched by Cobra Commander.
 
2012-01-17 11:59:45 AM  

1macgeek: HotWingConspiracy: The main plank of republican ideology is racism. All of their actions and rhetoric can be explained through that lens.

So your explanation of the mostly white, almost totally Liberal MSM destroying the candidacy of Herman Cain is... ?


As a big believer in personal responsibility, you must conclude that Herman Cain destroyed the candidacy of Herman Cain.

Also, the liberal media is a myth.
 
2012-01-17 12:00:13 PM  
The horrible part isn't that Newt is a race-baiting prick, it's that race-baiting and general prickishness won him the crowd:

"The crowd jumped to its feet screaming "Newt! Newt! Newt!" Fox cut to a commercial."
 
2012-01-17 12:00:16 PM  
White men! White women! The swastika is calling you. The sacred and ancient symbol of your race, since the beginning of time. The Jew is using The Black as muscle against you. And you are left there helpless. Well, what are you going to do about it, Whitey? Just sit there? Of course not! You are going to join with us. The members of the American Socialist White Peoples' Party. An organization of decent, law abiding white folk. Just like you!
 
2012-01-17 12:00:21 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: HotWingConspiracy: Right, because black people are brainwashed by welfare.

Blacks are brainwashed by blacks. They are their own worst enemy.

But, go ahead thinking evil whitey holds them down. That's convenient.


Who's the white people's worst enemy?
 
2012-01-17 12:00:44 PM  

karnal: 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.


/I am sure we can blame this on Bush too.


Is there anything Republicans are actually willing to blame on Bush? Because all I ever see is people biatching that things are blamed on him, but never what they actually would blame him for.

It's like all the Republicans who swear they never voted for Bush...
 
2012-01-17 12:01:19 PM  
I almost hope that Romney wins the presidency. If the republicans lose, they're sure to decide it's because they were far enough to the right, and come up with a crop of candidates in 2016 that make these guys look positively sane. And I don't know if I could laugh that hard without killing myself.
 
2012-01-17 12:01:43 PM  

Philip Francis Queeg: barneyfifesbullet: HotWingConspiracy: Right, because black people are brainwashed by welfare.

Blacks are brainwashed by blacks. They are their own worst enemy.

But, go ahead thinking evil whitey holds them down. That's convenient.

Who's the white people's worst enemy?


Premature ejaculation.s
 
2012-01-17 12:01:50 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: HotWingConspiracy: Right, because black people are brainwashed by welfare.

Blacks are brainwashed by blacks. They are their own worst enemy.


Yes! White people must save them! They know better, as they aren't susceptible to brian washing like the hapless blacks.
 
2012-01-17 12:01:56 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: And if "food stamp president" isn't a racist dog whistle, I don't know what is.

You are a liberal.

Any criticism of Obama is not only racist, it's a racist dog whistle. Give us an example of criticism of Obama that isn't racist. You can't do it.


He plays a shiatload of golf.

/I still fail - it's his white half that wants to play all that golf!
 
2012-01-17 12:02:18 PM  

barneyfifesbullet: Blacks are brainwashed by blacks. They are their own worst enemy.

But, go ahead thinking evil whitey holds them down. That's convenient.



Fantastic troll, should be good for a few bites.
 
2012-01-17 12:02:43 PM  
Dusk-You-n-Me

karnal: 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.

And he'll still be re-elected.

HotWingConspiracy

karnal: 65 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling the economy, while 62 percent disapprove of his work to battle unemployment.


/I am sure we can blame this on Bush too.

And he's still more trusted on both issues as compared to republicans.



How very sad for all of us if that is true.....not that he will get re-elected but that our choices for president comes down to "which is the lesser of two evils".


/come on December 21st!
 
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