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Newt Gingrich’s dog whistle politics, aimed at getting attention from his base, ultra-conservative Obama haters, is more prevalent by the hour.
Gingrich has nothing to lose at this point and appears to be on a “kamikaze” mission, blasting Mitt Romney at every turn and throwing in some real digs at Blacks, especially the President.
Last night at the GOP debate, he was in full form and at one point got a standing ovation when he challenged Juan Williams’ question about Gingrich’s proposed “child janitors” plan.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is doubling down on his assertion that Barack Obama is a “food stamp president” by suggesting that the current White House resident doesn’t even think “work is good.”
During a Fox News debate in South Carolina Monday, moderator Bret Baier lobbed the former House Speaker a softball question, asking if he supported 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. The Georgia Republican is on record saying, “I don’t want to pay people 99 weeks to do nothing.”
“The help we ought to give them is to connect them to a business-run training program to acquire the skills to be employable,” Gingrich explained. “Ninety-nine weeks is an associate degree.”
“It tells you everything you need to know about Barack Obama and the five of us [Republican candidates] that we actually think work is good,” he added to the delight of the conservative South Carolina audience.
“And we think unconditional efforts by the best food stamp president in American to maximize dependency is terrible for the future of this country.”
Later in the evening, the audience booed moderator Juan Williams for asking if Gingrich had “belittled the poor and racial minorities” by declaring that black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps.
Recently there was a proposal to drug test State Legislators, sounds like a great idea!
A Georgia Republican who co-sponsored legislation that would require random drug testing of welfare recipients was arrested on early Friday morning and charged with DUI, according toChannel 2 Action News.
Rep. Kip Smith was pulled over after a police officer witnessed him run through a red light. The officer said he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from Smith’s car and had the lawmaker take a breathalyzer test, which he failed.
Smith has co-sponsored legislation in the Georgia General Assembly that would require random drug testing for recipients of certain public assistance.
In response to the bill, Democratic Georgia state Rep. Scott Holcomb has introduced legislation that would require lawmakers to pass a drug test before taking office.
“This bill is really very simple,” Holcomb said in December. “If the General Assembly is going to pass laws requiring struggling, jobless Georgians to pay for drug tests as a precondition to receiving state benefits, then members of the General Assembly should lead by example and take the tests first.”
Last night’s debate was a fierce contest to win over the out-for-blood voters of the South Carolina GOP. Whether it’s decrying racial insensitivity, or calling for the obliteration of your enemies, applause lines were very much the order of the night (See: Gingrich, N.).
For the front runner, however, it was another say-what-you-want walk in the park as his opponents were taken to task by the Fox News hosts over previous “attacks on capitalism.”
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