The Republican race for the next presidential candidate is looking like a real Ringling Bros. production. The candidates have the most ludicrous foundations for their campaigns and are so openly racist it’s sickening. Newt Gingrich was the topic of conversation Tuesday night with remarks he made against President Obama calling him the “food stamp President” and the “Entertainer in Chief” during his Florida Primary speech. But, Al Sharpton had choice words for Gingrich’s former spokesman who chose to defend Gingrich’s remarks.
Rachel Maddow’s show hosted Rick Tyler, Gingrich’s former spokesman and current supporter to discuss Gingrich’s obvious “race baiting” in his Florida speech. In normal tea party republican style, Tyler tried to defend Gingrich’s remarks by essentially saying that Gingrich is genuinely trying to “appeal” to…well, that’s where it gets tricky.
Tyler said that he didn’t feel that Democrats were being fair. Starting with Tyler, a key part of their debate went something like this:
“I don’t understand this. The president sings, the president — Newt Gingrich makes a little thing, and all of a sudden it’s a racist thing. More people are on food stamps today because of Barack Obama. They fail in the schools, you can ask Al Sharpton , the democrats have failed in the public schools with the African- Americans , they abort their babies, they’ve done nothing to lift them out of poverty. I hear all the time the democrats have these great intentions, but their policies fail. Maybe we have good intentions too, but our policies haven’t been tried. Maybe we should try our policies that put people back to work and not give them a handout. Live in public housing, and shut up and vote for the democrat.”
Sharpton wasn’t having it though. He in Sharp Talk/Farrakhan style hit with upper cuts and diced up Tyler and Gingrich’s rhetoric:
“[Gingrich] said, and I’m quoting here, that he would go to the NAACP and tell black people to stop being satisfied with food stamps, he didn’t say people on food stamps, he said black people. Don’t be satisfied, they should demand jobs. Black people in communities, youngsters don’t have role models. This is not what he said when he went on the tour that president Obama asked him to go on. He’s brought race in the campaign by name. You cannot then turn around and act like I’m bringing up racism. Wait and minute, I’m going to let you finish, but I want to finish this part. He brought up race, now you have to answer. If he didn’t want to deal with race, why did he bring up race? it is a patent untruth that president Obama has more people on food stamps — more people went on food stamps under George w. bush than president Obama . Would you call him a food stamp president?
…Certainly not no angels, it’s devilish to say you’re appealing to people by calling them food stamp people and calling their parents criminals and they have no role models.”
Get ’em Al! Hats off to MSNBC for having you! Gingrich needs to be called on his stuff…whether Gingrich or his supporters acknowledge it.
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