It just seems like the truth to me. I did not know only blacks got food stamps..
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: What, what about jobs? Jobless rate now at 9 percent. You gave a speech on Friday in Georgia, and you said the following about this president:
NEWT GINGRICH: You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama's is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks?
GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.
GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.
GREGORY: What did you mean? What was the point?
REP. GINGRICH: That's, that's bizarre. That--this kind of automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the United States. The president of the United States has to be held accountable. Now, the idea that--and what I said is factually true. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is on food stamps. And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have--I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.
Answer by NotPanicking at 4:49 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by SAHM_USAF at 4:55 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:56 PM on May. 15, 2011
I am not seeing it. When you have to reach for something that is a stereotype to begin with to make your argument it loses value.
There was nothing racially toned in what was shown in that clip.
Answer by Charis76 at 5:01 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by hill_star03 at 5:06 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by DSamuels at 5:08 PM on May. 15, 2011
Nope. Not racism. Just a fact.
Answer by LoriKeet at 5:20 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 5:25 PM on May. 15, 2011
Answer by LARRYSWiiFE at 5:28 PM on May. 15, 2011