May 24, 2011
The number of people on Food Stamps has risen from 32 million in January of 2009 (when President Obama took office) to 40 million today. So, Newt Gingrich said Obama is the "Food Stamp" president. But, as predicted here: The MSM, Part III, the MSM is in attack mode. Every Republican is fair game. Every Democrat gets a pass. When were such aggressive questions last asked of a Democrat? 1992? On Meet the Press, on May 15, 2011, host David Gregory accused Newt Gingrich (R-GA) of racism for speaking about the rise in food stamp recipients. Racism? Gingrich didn't say anything racist, but the left sees any criticism of a black president as racist. The MSM reporter is the racist for implying - and perpetuating the lie - that all blacks are on food stamps.
Not convinced? The following Sunday, on Face the Nation, Bob Schieffer attacked the former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives for having a rotating line of credit at a jewelry store. For those of you who might not know, lines of credit are a normal way of doing business for wealthier Americans. Schieffer: "... you owed between two hundred and fifty thousand, a half million dollars to a jewelry company. What was that about Mister Speaker?" Gingrich: "... We have a reasonably good income..." Schieffer: "Did you owe a half million dollars to a jewelry company at one point?" Gingrich: "We had a revolving fund." Schieffer: " I mean who buys a half million dollars worth of jewelry on credit?" (Remember, Schieffer is rich, too, but he is trying to show his audience that Gingrich is wealthy. Schieffer believes that this fact alone will convince his audience to dislike the former Speaker.) Gingrich: "... it’s--my private life." Schieffer: "... You’re going to be the guy in charge of the Treasury Department. And it just- it just sticks out--" Gingrich: "...I am debt-free. If the U.S. government was debt-free as I am, everybody in America would be celebrating. I think I have proven I can manage money." Did a single reporter (from the MSM) harass Barack Obama about his assets, what he owed, or where he spent his money in 2008? Didn't think so.
Read the entire and extraordinary transcript for yourself at: Newt on Face the Nation. The MSM came down on the Tea Party, calling them radical and dangerous, remember? Schieffer asked Gingrich about the president's recent speech, in which he called for a Palestinian State and a return to the 1967 borders (prior to the 6-day war, which began when Israel was attacked, BTW). Gingrich: "...I think it is a disaster. I think it is extraordinarily dangerous. I think that it-- defining the 1967 border would be an act of suicide for Israel..." Schieffer: "...I have to ask you though you’re using words like dangerous. I mean, the President was calling for peace. How-- why-- why can you characterize that as dangerous?" Gingrich: "...how do you have peace with a Hamas organization whose stated goal is the destruction of Israel and driving every Israeli out of the country? ...the President talks about peace when he ought to be insisting that we cut off all aid to Hamas and isolate Hamas as long as it is a terrorist organization trying to destroy an entire people."
Even though I used to think I was a liberal, I find their thinking amusing, hypocritical, illogical, and completely misguided today. Don't you?
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