The Newt Gingrich Lie:”More people put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history.”

So Massa Newt won the South Carolina Primary. Yep, take a bow White Supremacy… oops, I meant to say racist GOP enablers. I know, it’s not exactly surprising that he would win South Carolina; at least not to those of us who have been paying attention to the racist vitriol over the past few weeks. What is surprising to me, however, is that after all of Newt’s racially divisive rhetoric, Newt has agreed to meet with members of so-called Black leadership to discuss black issues. I’m not gonna hold my breath and wait for this to happen; even if it does, what could it possibly change?

This from The Hill:

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Newt Gingrich was confronted by a black man outside Tommy’s Country Ham House, who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.

The man said what Gingrich was asking for amounted to a “new form of slavery” and would force young African Americans to drop out of school.

Gingrich engaged the man, speaking levelly and holding eye contact with him. He said that he suggested the jobs so that “They can get paid — they’d go to school, stay in school instead of dropping out.”

The man persisted. “You say you want Afro-Americans to come into your political party but you’ve ratcheted [your rhetoric] up since you got down here,” he said.

“What I’ve said is I’d like every young American of every ethnic background to have a job,” Gingrich responded. “How does that ratchet it up?”

The man then said he’d spoken with Rev. Al Sharpton and asked Gingrich to meet with him, Roland Martin of CNN, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and Juan Williams.

“Sure — glad to do it,” Gingrich said. “I’d be willing to do it. I know Al.”

The protester kept pushing for the meeting as Gingrich talked, demanding that he meet with the black community.

Gingrich nodded his head after the man interrupted him, and agreed. “Sure — and find a way to have everybody have a chance for a better future,” he said.

One question aside from the obvious one of when did Roland S. Martin qualify as a Black leader? Would be, why even suggest a sit down with Newt? I mean c’mon, is Newt Gingrich president elect? Last time I checked all he did was win the South Carolina primary. He’s not even the Republican nominee. So why insult me and and every fiber of Blackness in my soul to suggest a meeting with this jackass about anything concerning Black folk?

Unless you have a check for him, he doesn’t give a damn!

What we should be doing is spending our energy and exposing his lies. We should be making it a point to inform everyone of just how much of a liar Speaker Gingrich is.

For example, his tripe about president Obama putting more people on food stamps than any other president in history? Yeah, you guessed it: that’s a bold face lie too. Of course when you promote yourself as the smartest guy in the room with four degrees, low-information voters are going to swallow and digest this tripe hook, line, and sinker. Yep, because that’s the way sound-bite politics happens to work these days.

Check this out via USA Today:

Newt Gingrich claims that “more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obamathan any president in American history.” He’s wrong. More were added under Bush than under Obama, according to the most recent figures.

The former speaker made that claim Jan. 16 in a Republican debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and his campaign organization quickly inserted the snippet in a new 30-second TV ad that began running Jan. 18 in South Carolina.

Gingrich would have been correct to say the number now on food aid is historically high. The number stood at46,224,722 persons as of October, the most recent month on record. And it’s also true that the number has risen sharply since Obama took office.

But Gingrich goes too far to say Obama has put more on the rolls than other presidents. We asked the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition service for month-by-month figures going back to January 2001. And they show that under President George W. Bush the number of recipients rose by nearly 14.7 million. Nothing before comes close to that.

And under Obama, the increase so far has been 14.2 million. To be exact, the program has so far grown by 444,574 fewer recipients during Obama’s time in office than during Bush’s.

[…] Gingrich often cites the number of persons on food stamps to support his view that the U.S. is becoming an “entitlement society,” increasingly dependent on government aid. And he has a point. One out of seven Americans is currently getting food stamps.

But Gingrich strains the facts when he accuses Obama of being responsible. The rise started long before Obama took office, and accelerated as the nation was plunging into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression.

The economic downturn began in December 2007. In the 12 months before Obama was sworn in, 4.4 million were added to the rolls, triple the 1.4 million added in 2007.

[…] We don’t argue that the program is either too large (as Gingrich does) or too small. It has certainly reached a historically high level, and may or may not grow even larger in the months to come. But the plain fact is that the growth started long before Obama took office, and participation grew more under Bush.

Kevin Concannon, the USDA’s undersecretary for food, nutrition and consumer services, told the Wall Street Journal: “I realize Mr. Gingrich is a historian, but I’m not sure he’d get very high marks on that paper.

I don’t know about you, but where I come from, even a half truth is still a lie; clearly, Newt Gingrich is a liar, and should be exposed as one. Oh, and just in case you’re worried about those Black people taking advantage of entitlement programs who are sucking the country dry. According to a Department of Agriculture report on the food stamp SNAP program, the characteristics of beneficiaries per the end of fiscal year September 2010 are as follows:

•47% of beneficiaries were children under age 18.

•8% were age 60 or older.

•41% lived in a household with earnings from a job — the so-called “working poor.”

•The average household received a monthly benefit of $287.

•36% were white (non-Hispanic), 22% were African American (non-Hispanic) and 10% were Hispanic.

Yeah, that’s a lot of Black folks benefiting from those Barack Obama reparations, alright. But don’t tell Rep. Allen West that what Newt asserts is factually incorrect. He like so many Freedom Adverse Negroes (FAN) I’ve encountered are brainwashed into buying into this bullshit, and will defend it to the end, or even suggest that what Newt says are true. I swear, some of my cousins should’ve never survived the Middle Passage. Sure that last line was harsh, but I meant it.