See, this is why Newt will never be president or ever get close to winning the nomination – http://leanforward.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12191331-gingrich-stands-by-controversial-food-stamp-comments?lite.
You say shit like this about Americans – any Americans – and you’re really not gonna get yourself a lot of friends – except those who are financially well-off and don’t have to worry (a) where their next paycheck is coming from and (b) whether they’ll have food to eat; it is so fucking easy to tell people what they need to do when you don’t have to do it yourself, like you got a job and you’re telling people they need to get a job.
And then he was talking to Al Sharpton… of all people to make that comment to. Was the comment really racial? Maybe… but that’s not the point, is it? To me, it’s the fact that he said it, then backpedaled (as politicians are wont to do) by saying, oh, I didn’t mean for it to come out like that but, um, I stand by the spirit of what I said. Dude, too late – you opened your mouth and that’s what came out!
I wonder what, if anything, Newt might have said when Al laid the 2010 census statistic on him? If he did have something to say – and because I don’t think the media likes Newt all that much – they probably “neglected” to say what Newt’s response was…