Newt Gingrich: African Americans Should Get Off Food Stamps, Demand Paychecks

There’s something to be said about racial politics and how it plays itself out every election cycle. Rather than go into a lengthy dissertation about racial politics, allow me to offer this summation on the subject: this racist shit is fucked up! OK, so now that I got that out of the way, let me show you the latest turd to tumble from the mouth of Newt Gingrich while on the campaign trail in New Hampshire this morning. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t demean or disparage white people with this one:

Campaigning in New Hampshire today, Newt promised potential voters at a town hall that he would personally pay a visit to the NAACP and explain to the organization why African Americans need to ditch food stamps.

“I will go to the NAACP convention, and explain to the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” said Gingrich. (source)

OK, now I don’t know how a resident of the fifty first state otherwise known as Negronia is supposed to take this. Surely if you’re melanin afflicted like myself, you wouldn’t see this as Newt Gingrich making a case for reparations. I mean, not after his whole thing about “poor kids in poor neighborhoods have no work ethic,” tripe. One can only see this as a diss to the Black community, no? I guess seeing Rick Santorum surge in Iowa has something to do with this.

Yeah, maybe Newt is just like Santorum. Yeah, maybe Newt isn’t down with “helping Black people by giving them somebody else’s money.” Oh well, it’s too bad there’s no convention that Newt can attend to teach the 39% of white folks in America on food stamps, why they should demand pay checks instead of food stamps. Yeah, I’m pretty sure those lazy bums can use some unsolicited advice from the political whore that is Newt Gingrich, just like our no-work-ethic-having Black asses.