Gingrich latest GOP hopeful to contract black tongue disease
By Wayne Dawkins
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, the aspiring crybaby-in-chief, educated fool and reptilian, has once again called President Barack Obama “the food stamp’’ president.
Gingrich said this while campaigning in New Hampshire in front of Tuesday’s primary.
His words now sound more racially coded days after rival Rick Santorum’s crack to an audience in Iowa about not helping blacks with welfare aid, a retrograde play to people’s racist instincts.
Regarding the Gingrich statement, CBS News research reported that 59 percent of whites [72 percent of USA population] receive food stamps while 28 percent of blacks [13 percent of the USA population] receive such welfare state assistance.
So why are Gingrich and Santorum suddenly concerned with the welfare of Black Americans?
They aren’t. They are using the tired-old racist stereotypes to appeal to the GOP base.
Notice that African-Americans have been virtually monolithic in keeping their powder dry as GOP presidential hopefuls take racially coded or straight-up racist shots at them?
Political activist John Wesley Boyd Thursday said there have been a handful of “black tongue disease” moments by GOP candidates.
Despite the political pot shots, blacks are better at absorbing the hits because they are stronger. Fewer African-Americans are on welfare than previous generations [Santorum should check the facts].
As a reinvented educator, I heard an encouraging fact during my return to campus Wednesday: The number of black children who now achieve advanced placement college credit in high school has tripled over the past 25 years.
And a strong, smooth, resolute black man is our commander in chief and that reality has given millions of supporters and well wishers pride, confidence and hope.
To the dismay of GOP critics, Obama is looking stronger. The economy though still fragile is driving gently uphill. Obama-style foreign policy is coherent, meanwhile the Republicans who want to replace the president each sound like dunces when asked questions about Iran, China or North Korea.
Gingrich has said he wants to share his food stamp theory with the NAACP. I hope history professor Gingrich gets his wish in front of the NAACP’s best and brightest at their convention next summer.
While he’s there, slippery Newt can explain how he enriched himself by advising lenders who bankrupted or financially impaired so many American homeowners and small business people, a disproportionate number of them black. And did Newt suggest that blacks in the mainstream are too lazy to seek jobs?
Memo to the NAACP brain trust: Get ‘em.