Newt Gingrich is a bigot..
It takes very little reading between the lines, his most recent comments, calling Barack Obama “the most successful food stamp president in American history” sure as hell sounds like race baiting, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Some of his previous greatest hits include,
Then there’s his commentary on Sonia Sotomayor surrounding her comments after being nominated to the Supreme Court, Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
To which Gingrich later said on twitter,
“Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman’ new racism is no better than old racism.”
On bi-lingual education, Gingrich Said,
“The American people believe English should be the official language of the government… . We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”
He told a group of black journalists that “Habits” keep blacks poor.
He has also said,It prohibits AFDC payments and housing benefits to mothers under age 18 who give birth to out-of-wedlock children. The state has the option of extending this prohibition to mothers ages 18, 19, and 20. The savings generated from this provision to deny AFDC to minor mothers (and to mothers age 18 to 20 if the state elects that option) is returned to the states in the form of block grants to provide services -- but not cash payments -- to help these young mothers with illegitimate children. The state will use the funds for programs to reduce out-of-wedlock pregnancies, to promote adoption, to establish and operate orphanages, to establish and operate residential group homes for unwed mothers, or for any purpose the state deems appropriate. None of the funds may be used for abortion services or abortion counseling.
“I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion.”
Then there was his recent remarks about child labor laws, were he said,
The guy is a big, giant, bigot. No way around it.