Newt Gingrich has always painted broadly outside the racial lines, and his deft ability to cocoon himself inside of a pseudo-intellectual balloon curries favor for him in conservative circles on issues of race. This quote deserves and demands more examination:
Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War.Addressing the Georgia Republican Party’s convention, Gingrich said the nation is at a crossroads and that the re-election of Democratic President Barack Obama would lead to four more years of “radical left-wing values” that would drive the nation to ruin.Gingrich also blasted Obama as “the most successful food stamp president in modern American history.”
Forget about how irresponsible it is for a moment–this quote is from the GOP’s intellectual. Someone who should know better. Someone whose record under closer examination, is full of flip flops, half truths, and empty meandering.