Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Gingrich Card . . .

So Newt "food stamp president" Gingrich thinks that Barack Obama is playing the race card (via Memeorandum) with his comments on the Trayvon Martin killing:

“It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background," Gingrich said. "Is the President suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot that would be ok because it didn’t look like him?"

That's a ludicrous interpretation of the President's comment on a case where the victim's race is central:

"My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," Obama said. "All of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves."

"Obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through," Obama said. "All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how something like this has happened."

The only mystery here is how somebody as repulsive as Newt Gingrich is faltering in the Republican primaries.

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