Newt Gingrich, a GOP 2012 presidential candidate writes $500 hot check to the state of Utah, after he tells the world that black folks need to get off welfare. This is a man who wants to head the Republican party and be President of the United States (leader of the free world). BTW, Newt has a history of writing hot checks & stiffing creditors. This is also the same man who broadcasted to the world that America’s first black president (Barack Obama) is a food stamp president. However, Newt’s claim was proven to be false, as reports show that food stamp participation actually grew under Bush administration and decreased under Obama. I can only speculate the reasons why Newt Gingrich continues to equate blacks with welfare and poor work ethics: (1) he truly feels that blacks are the dregs of American society; and/or (2) he is appealing to a certain base within the republican party who wants to perpetuate this lie.
The irony self explanatory. But in case the readers can’t figure it out, I’ll break it down like this –>
If blacks (who in fact not majority on food stamps) had to depend on PAY CHECKS from the
likes of Newt Gingrich, then how far will a hot check take them? If black workers’ employers paid them with hot checks,
would it be an excuse for them to get on welfare?
I’m blogging about this Newt hot check story because most republican conservatives’ blogs and their tweets are awfully quiet about it. Im also doing this because I’m noticing that here recently, most republican conservative bloggers tend to be quick on the key board when republican politicians serve up blacks as red meat. This morning, HLN was the first televised news outlet that I’m aware of that reported this; and that’s where I first heard about it. Moreso the reason why I diversity my news media and online viewing.
In any case, had Obama or any black democrat candidate had written a hot check, what do you think the head lines would say? What do you think Foxnews would report? What do you think the republican (conservative) bloggers would report or embellish? To be sure, the right-wing conservative twitter timeline would had gone viral on the story.
BTW, just to be fair, here’s Newt’s side of the story about his bounced check –> LINK. Also, in interest of fairness, here’s video of Black republican J.C. Watts (Newt supporter) defending Newt Gingrich’s food stamp remark as not being racist. However, in my opinion, Watts is in denial.
I’m just trying to keep it real and bring attention to the recent hypocrisy in my own party, particular when blacks are continuously being unfairly stereotyped and demeaned as dead-beats for political thunder by politicians of a political party in which the black are more likely less than 1% of its electorate.
The following are video clips relevant to this subject matter to jar the memory of Newt Gingrich’s racially coded remarks :