It’s so funny that the left, in this case Chris Matthews, has absolutely no substantive argument other than to call people racists. In this instance Matthews is accusing Gingrich of using race to appeal to a ‘certain type of voter’ because he called Obama a ‘food stamp president’. Apparently Matthews can’t get it through his thick head that the truth of Gingrich’s statement is that Obama is making Americans poor and needy. No, it has to be about race because we all know that the Republican Party and the Tea Party is really the KKK in plain clothing. Good grief!
It’s amazing that Chris Matthews doesn’t just pull the bottle out and drink right on the air (via Newsbusters):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with this. Newt Gingrich has called Barack Obama a Food Stamp President. Food Stamp President. Got it? I thought we were passed all this, didn’t you? You know, the talk about Welfare Queens and phrases like that. Well, you either get the message or you don’t. And if you don’t, there’s no point arguing with you about it. Most people do get the point, meaning most people white and black get the point.
Speaker Gingrich went at Juan Williams last night in that debate in just this vein. He knew what he was doing. Williams could see that saying that black Americans should want jobs not food stamps was insulting. Gingrich then laid into him saying that President Obama had put more Americans on food stamps than any other president. He got a lot of applause for that. Why would saying that get you a big, hearty applause? Because this whole conversation isn’t about poverty, but about race. It’s about a candidate who knows just how to make his point to appeal to a certain kind of voter. I’m talking about Gingrich here.
Again, there’s no point arguing this. You either hear the code being used or you don’t. Someone talking about food stamps, bringing up food stamps, calling a president a Food Stamp President when no one else on the planet is talking about food stamps knows precisely what he’s talking about. It’s about a cartoon, a cartoon that the people getting public assistance are lazy, don’t want to work, and are black. You talk about how low this campaign has gotten, lookee here.
And by the way, next time you’re in Washington, D.C., or any other big urban area, I’ve got an educational trip for you to take. Get up early, earlier than you usually get up, say about 6 or 6:30 in the morning, and drive through the poor parts of town and watch who’s up waiting at the bus stops heading to work. Poor people. A lot of them. A lot of them black. And they’re the hardest working people in the country.
Gingrich is a smart guy. He ought to be ashamed of himself.