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During the GOP debate the other night, Fox liberal-poser, Juan Williams, asked Newt Gingrich this question....
“Speaker Gingrich, you said black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps. You also said poor kids lack a strong work ethic and proposed having them work as janitors in their schools,” Williams asked. “Can’t you see that this is viewed, at a minimum, as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black Americans?”
“No. I don’t see that,” Gingrich said flatly.
The "no, I don't see that." was followed by exuberant applause from the, I assume, entirely conservative/Republican debate audience. Take the 2 minutes to appreciate at what point the audience responded enthusiastically.
In Newt Gingrich land, a land where unicorns frolic, opportunistic, conservative hate-spreaders never, never, never "see" racial disharmony. However, those in unicorn land who say they don't "see" racial disharmony are usually always the people who are, you know, agitating racial disharmony.
The fact that Newt Gingrich had singled out inner city black and poor children to surround his 'kids-should-be-janitors' hooey....is all anyone needs to understand here. Instead of Newt making a broader point about all kids today, or even all schools today....Newt purposely chose to comment about black inner city kids...the kids Newt claims won't work unless illegality is involved.
Why do you think Newt chose to agitate by race-baiting white conservative voters?
Well, first off...it works. According to what I heard Pat Buchanan say publicly, Republicans have won a lot of elections by using the "southern strategy"....in other words, baiting white voters into checking the GOP box on the ballot by reminding them that their tax dollars are being used to help black families. That's what the "food stamp president" thing is all about. Reminding white, conservative voters that their tax dollars are going to pay for food for black families......and look, it's a black president who is taking the tax monies of whites and paying for food for blacks. We must take our country back....from...well....blacks.
Even though more whites benefit from "welfare" than blacks....Gingrich made inner city black kids an issue in order to entice conservative voters to his side. I mean, listen to the audience's response. The loudest and most sustained applause and hoopla in the Fox debate was over Newt and Juan's back and forth over questions of insensitivity concerning race. Gingrich responded that he did not see how what he said was racially insensitive and the crowd gave Newt a rousing ovation. Newt played the "southern strategy" perfectly.
Food stamps, inner city school kids, ObamaCare.....it's all the same to the conservatives Gingrich is trying to draw to his candidacy by baiting according to race. In ObamaCare millions more poorer families will have access to Medicaid. To conservatives, that means more blacks will get health care paid for by the tax dollars of whites.
Now most conservatives will disagree with what I've said thus far....claiming that racism has no place in the modern conservative movement. To those I submit the words of a Republican operative who made his living by race baiting....Lee Atwater....
Atwater: As to the whole Southern strategy that Harry S. Dent, Sr. and others put together in 1968, opposition to the Voting Rights Act would have been a central part of keeping the South. Now [the new Southern Strategy of Ronald Reagan] doesn't have to do that. All you have to do to keep the South is for Reagan to run in place on the issues he's campaigned on since 1964 and that's fiscal conservatism, balancing the budget, cut taxes, you know, the whole cluster.
Questioner: But the fact is, isn't it, that Reagan does get to the Wallace voter and to the racist side of the Wallace voter by doing away with legal services, by cutting down on food stamps?
Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger" — that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now [that] you're talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is [that] blacks get hurt worse than whites. And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me — because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger."
Get it? See...saying "food stamp president" is a lot more abstract than saying "nigger, nigger"...but is meant to deliver the same message. Whether it's ObamaCare, food stamps, inner city kids who won't work unless they're doing criminal activity, ....it's all part of the same rotted and stinking "southern strategy" begun by the Republican Party after civil rights legislation was passed in the 60's.
Not only did Newt Gingrich "see" what Juan Williams was getting at the other night with his question about "can't you see...that's an insult".....Newt had planned it that way. Not an accidental bug but a pre-meditated feature.
The disgusting part of the entire exchange was not that Gingrich had purposely baited according to race to lead to Williams question....that's to be expected. That's how Gingrich operates in order to sell more of his books and DVD's. It was the roaring conservative audience approval of Newt's defense of his "southern strategy" which disgusted the most.