The Republican party is distancing themselves from one of their own this morning as his mouth got ahead of his brain over the weekend. The Trayvon Martin case is steadily forging ahead all over the country as one of the republican presidential candidates rebukes the president’s heartfelt comments in support of the family last week.
After Newt Gingrich visited a radio station over the weekend and spoke out against President Obama, his campaign is pretty much dead in the water. Gingrich ran off at the mouth saying the President’s remarks were “disgraceful”:
“It’s not a question of who that young man looked like,” he said. “Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified, no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that, if it had been a white who’d been shot, that would be OK, because it wouldn’t look like him? That’s just nonsense.”
Yeah, it is nonsense and you can exit left from the presidential campaign! The president’s adviser, David Plouffe spoke out against Gingrich saying HIS remarks were “reprehensible.” How ludicrous can a person be to translate the president’s words: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” into something racist? See where your mind went Newt? The president can never be the racist that you are! Stop thinking like a racist and maybe you’ll be able to benefit from the president’s words like the rest of us.
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