This is a slam dunk for Newt. He goes after Romney, the Soros-approved candidate, on his comments about the very poor and torches the idea that the ‘safety-net’ is anything but a spider web that traps the poor:
It isn’t good enough for the Republican party to nominate Obama-lite. Now, let me tell you what the difference is. If you’re a genuine conservative, first of all you don’t say that you don’t care about the poor. If you’re a genuine conservative, you believe that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
And we think it is the left which has abandoned and betrayed the poor because its safety net is actually a spiderweb and it traps people in dependency.
My goal – the exact opposite of Governor Romney. My goal is not to ignore or forget the poor. My goal is to turn the safety net into a trampoline to allow the poor to rise and be like the rest of us and have a job and buy a house.
He even refers to Romney as “Little Food Stamp”:
We now know from Governor Romney [that] he joins Obama. Obama is Big Food Stamp. He’s Little Food Stamp. But they both thing food stamps are OK. I don’t think food stamps are a future for America. They are a necessary bridge back to getting a job and back to being independent of the government.
Here’s the full clip and it’s excellent: