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Newt Gingrich Urges GOP to Target Food Stamps? That's SOME Closing Argument, Guys!

by: countrycat

Wed Oct 06, 2010 at 20:22:09 PM CDT

After this week's Alabama Bingo Brouhaha & just when you though it was safe to wade back into national political issues, Newt Gingrich speaks up.  He sent a "close the deal" memo to Republicans urging them to frame the election between paychecks and food stamps.

This year, the House Republican’s Pledge to America has set the stage for a powerful, symbolic closing argument for candidates seeking to unseat the left-wing, big spending, job killing Democrats: paychecks versus food stamps.

It is an unassailable fact that in June, more food stamps were distributed by the government than ever before in American history [http://bit.ly/bTKw79]. (It turns out that Barack Obama’s idea of spreading the wealth around was spreading more food stamps around.) 

Oh yes, Newt... I know so many people who'd rather sit back and eek out a living on Alabama's food stamp allowance instead of working.  Who would even assume that many of the people who are getting food stamps are getting them because they don't have #$## paychecks?

I have another idea... let's frame the election between people who stay with their spouses "in sickness and in health" and those who serve their wives with divorce papers as they recover from cancer surgery.

Or the candidates who shill for "family values" after consorting (in diapers, according to some) with prostitutes.

And then there are the candidates who's ads begin with the statement "I am not a witch" or those who are convinced the greatest threat to Oklahoma education is "lesbian debauchery." 

Unfortunately, the best thing I can say about this bizarre assemblage of candidates and elected officials is that none of them is from Alabama and none are Democrats.

Although, unfortunately, I have the unsettling feeling that a number of our ADP candidates would be more than happy to run on that platform.  Ya think?


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Newt is the premier strategist in the Republican party (4.00 / 1)

Rememer he was the driving force behind the government shutdowns of 1995 -- and boy, that showed Bill Clinton, didn't it?  I'm sure his crusade against food stamps will be similarly successful, especially since so many more people have been forced onto food stamps by unemployment.

As a matter of fact, Newt is also kicking around the possibility of another government shutdown if Republicans retake Congress.  Democrats everywhere are praying that Republicans just listen to Newt!

Work harder and work smarter!

go, newt, go!!! n/t (4.00 / 1)

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."  - John Kenneth Galbraith

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It's race (2.50 / 2)

IIt always is with Newt. It isn't paychecks versus food stamps. It's clean Christian white people versus the lazy shiftless  nigruh.

Newt will have a receptive audience among white Alabamians. It's in your blood.

"History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce"~Marx. Did we skip a step?

That whole "blood" thing was debunked a few decades back (4.00 / 1)
Racism may be in your upbringing, but it isn't in your blood and it isn't in your outer layer.

Work harder and work smarter!

[ Parent ]
In my blood? In my white-boy blood? (4.00 / 4)

You just don't want any allies, do you?

You want all the atheist/agnostic/liberal/progressive white people like me to be slaughtered by the clean Christian white people?

Thank you for your support.


Bite Me.

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
- John Adams

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Unremarked sarcasm (4.00 / 1)
I do believe revbob was being sarcastic.  It's hard to indicate such things in writing.  I didn't take his comments as a slam against white people, but rather as sarcasm directed at certain prevalent attitudes, with a bit of parallel construction (isn't the "in your blood" angle used against black people by white racists?) to emphasize the point.

Point taken (0.00 / 0)
And the "in your blood" reference makes me think of the old "one single drop" standard to define black and white.

Work harder and work smarter!

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Lesbian debauchery (4.00 / 2)

They would know a little something about that, wouldn't they?

Lesbian Bondage Fiasco.  Still waiting to hear from that band.

You don't have to prove anything to me (0.00 / 0)

You have to prove to yourself that you haven't stood idly by as other white Alabamians preached the gospel of privilege, division, and hate and disparaged poor people and minorities.


You have to prove to yourself that you have not valued casual friendship and easy relations and advantages at work more than you valued standing up for what's right.


If you can do that, it's not in your blood, and you won't have to prove it to me.

"History repeats itself first as tragedy, second as farce"~Marx. Did we skip a step?



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