Fueling the myth mongering that Barack Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said in a recent interview that the president may follow a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview.
Speaking to the National Review, Gingrich pointed to a recent Forbes article by conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza which attempted to trace the origins of Obama's personal and political philosophies.
"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?" Gingrich asked. "That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior."
"This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president," Gingrich added.
Answer by lovinangels at 10:30 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
Answer by TwoBrownDogs at 8:23 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
Is he speaking about race, or is he speaking about policy? I guess instead of assuming that he was saying something racial, I would want that clarified (not by anyone here, but by Gingrich himself). I don't know enough about Kenyan politics to make a determination on that.
If it was strictly word play by Gingrich then I would see it as blatant pandering and it doesn't do much to help the conservative cause, IMO. But I am not defensive or emotional about this kind of stuff.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:17 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
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Answer by stacymomof2 at 8:59 PM on Sep. 12, 2010
Quinn, whaddya mean you don't get emotional over politics ?.That's not how the game is played.
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