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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:42 AM
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72. Thanks for the link
Newt was speaking to a South Carolina audience in this video clip when he talked about kids earning money. The first example was of a man paying his son to wash the car and other chores so he could save up to buy a toy. Then Newt said that in New York there are a lot of kids from broken homes with no role model to learn how to work (I have lots of white relatives in South Carolina and I can guarantee you that these relatives are thinking BLACK kids). So, what the white South Carolina audience is hearing is that white parents teach their kids financial responsibility by paying them to do household chores, but black parents do not. Therefore, if the government pays black kids to work as janitors, the government will just be doing what black parents should have done.

Newt is appealing to racism.

Reagan won over white racist voters by talking about welfare queens riding in Cadillacs. Newt is doing the same thing with his example.

By the way, does anyone remember how speaker of the house Newt suggested that orphanages are a good thing?
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  -Newt Gingrich Doubles Down, Says We Should Replace Janitors With Five Year Olds Galraedia  Dec-09-11 09:59 PM   #0 
  - Hey Newt, Micro-manage much?  limpyhobbler   Dec-09-11 10:06 PM   #1 
  - Newt is a nanny extrodinaire. He wants to reinvent our society in his own image  Old and In the Way   Dec-09-11 10:25 PM   #7 
  - i could punch his face for a month.  roguevalley   Dec-10-11 12:36 AM   #22 
  - It's a big, puffy target, easy to hit and easy on your knuckles  mikekohr   Dec-10-11 09:59 AM   #57 
  - Newt of Tiffany: priceless label  northoftheborder   Dec-10-11 09:16 AM   #49 
  - Newt, it takes ALOT more than 2 adults and some 5 yr olds to clean and sanitize 40 classrooms DAILY.  FarLeftFist   Dec-09-11 10:10 PM   #2 
  - Holy shit I was expecting this to be from the Onion nt  SteelCityDem   Dec-09-11 10:11 PM   #3 
  - the really sad thing....  robbob   Dec-10-11 03:10 AM   #33 
  - the onion  donquijoterocket   Dec-10-11 10:19 AM   #60 
  - Unrec for piss-poor reporting. Network news carried the interview  24601   Dec-09-11 10:14 PM   #4 
  - It sounds unbelievable  creeksneakers2   Dec-09-11 10:32 PM   #8 
  - What did you hear?  The Genealogist   Dec-09-11 11:19 PM   #14 
  - feel free to set the record straight.  uncle ray   Dec-10-11 01:34 AM   #28 
  - It wasn't an 'interview'; it was a 'forum with business leaders in South Carolina'  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-10-11 09:30 AM   #51 
  - here is the video:  Raine1967   Dec-10-11 09:43 AM   #53 
     - Thanks for the link  Frances   Dec-10-11 11:42 AM   #72 
  - Obviously this idea is complete bullshit  bluestateguy   Dec-09-11 10:14 PM   #5 
  - Newt knows that he can get lots of (free) attention by saying  TheDebbieDee   Dec-09-11 10:47 PM   #10 
     - This is why Newt is bad news for the GOP  cottage10   Dec-10-11 08:58 AM   #43 
  - Me? I avoid pissing off the people who clean the places where I eat . . .  Journeyman   Dec-09-11 10:20 PM   #6 
  - Certainly would make for interesting kindergarden classes....  Moonwalk   Dec-09-11 10:33 PM   #9 
  - I love addicting info!  RUMMYisFROSTED   Dec-09-11 10:50 PM   #11 
  - Good Luck with that, Newt  Bryn   Dec-09-11 11:00 PM   #12 
  - The guy is sick...and, what is this obsession with kids?  SoapBox   Dec-09-11 11:12 PM   #13 
  - Now I know the reason that he converted to Catholicism!!!!  olegramps   Dec-10-11 08:25 AM   #38 
  - I'm sure a 5 year old  JEB   Dec-09-11 11:39 PM   #15 
  - We should tell "Newt of Tiffany" that Senators/Reps should be cleaning Congress -- !!!  defendandprotect   Dec-09-11 11:44 PM   #16 
  - Hilarious...  SoapBox   Dec-10-11 12:54 AM   #24 
  - And all this time...  Oldtimeralso   Dec-10-11 02:16 AM   #30 
  - "Newt of Tiffany"  liberal from boston   Dec-10-11 10:52 AM   #64 
  - Child labor laws don't cover just working  DissedByBush   Dec-09-11 11:53 PM   #17 
  - Are the janitors not insulted?  libodem   Dec-10-11 12:15 AM   #18 
  - I was thinking the same thing  PatSeg   Dec-10-11 09:08 AM   #46 
  - Are the janitors not insulted?  AlbertCat   Dec-10-11 09:55 AM   #56 
  - All working people should be insulted  Sanity Claws   Dec-10-11 10:10 AM   #59 
  - WTF is wrong with this ass carrot?  Lugnut   Dec-10-11 12:30 AM   #19 
  - Megalomania  nxylas   Dec-10-11 12:50 PM   #77 
  - Ladies and Gentlemen, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! YEAH!  Kablooie   Dec-10-11 12:33 AM   #20 
  - How come he only wants them to be janitors? I'd like to elect a 5 year old  AllyCat   Dec-10-11 12:35 AM   #21 
  - Hyperbole, but there is a nugget of truth - rethugs do not like labor laws!  Hugabear   Dec-10-11 12:44 AM   #23 
  - Gingrich is the biggest piece of shit in a party full of turds.  Initech   Dec-10-11 01:05 AM   #25 
  - Speaking of turds and toilet bowls....  Plucketeer   Dec-10-11 10:29 AM   #62 
     - Newt's head wouldn't fit in a toilet bowl.  Booster   Dec-10-11 11:20 AM   #69 
        - I'll bet we could make it fit  Plucketeer   Dec-10-11 12:38 PM   #76 
  - % years wielding  burrowowl   Dec-10-11 01:26 AM   #26 
  - Next: Newt wants bullies to clean toilets with hair of weak students  saras   Dec-10-11 01:33 AM   #27 
  - So, what are the kids supposed to do in their janitorial roles?  JDPriestly   Dec-10-11 01:38 AM   #29 
  - DRoseDARs Doubles Down, Says We Should Replace Newt Gingrich With Five Year Olds  DRoseDARs   Dec-10-11 02:20 AM   #31 
  - It's the perfect thought for the season  TomClash   Dec-10-11 02:47 AM   #32 
  - What a freak show these Republican candidates are  PuffedMica   Dec-10-11 04:58 AM   #34 
  - Yet another...........  HowHeThinks   Dec-10-11 05:25 AM   #35 
  - "Christian" Dominionism.  blkmusclmachine   Dec-10-11 06:54 AM   #36 
  - +1 n/t  Hotler   Dec-10-11 08:39 AM   #39 
  - It strikes me that this pudgy hush puppy is saying that janitors have the intellect of a five year  Citizen Worker   Dec-10-11 08:15 AM   #37 
  - Hey loser!  Mosaic   Dec-10-11 08:46 AM   #40 
  - Newt is milking this meme for all the sensational coverage he can  radhika   Dec-10-11 08:52 AM   #41 
  - I am surprised that he didn't include the "overpaid" Union  dotymed   Dec-10-11 08:57 AM   #42 
  - In a just society, Newt  sulphurdunn   Dec-10-11 09:06 AM   #44 
  - Have them scrub the floors at Tiffany's, too.  Faygo Kid   Dec-10-11 09:06 AM   #45 
  - We should replace republicans with 5 year old.  athenasatanjesus   Dec-10-11 09:11 AM   #47 
  - Wait...what? This isn't from The Onion?  SaintPete   Dec-10-11 09:15 AM   #48 
  - My thoughts exactly!  cherish44   Dec-10-11 09:38 AM   #52 
  - Inspired by a Dilbert strip. Newt does'nt understand it was black humor.  zogofzorkon   Dec-10-11 10:54 AM   #66 
  - To hell with that  Thav   Dec-10-11 09:19 AM   #50 
  - I must have missed something...  Doc Holliday   Dec-10-11 09:47 AM   #54 
  - Let's have 5 year olds sell hedge funds  aint_no_life_nowhere   Dec-10-11 09:48 AM   #55 
  - 5 Year olds have morals and are uncorrupted. They are unqualified to sell hedge funds.  mikekohr   Dec-10-11 10:01 AM   #58 
  - Root for Newt!  truthisfreedom   Dec-10-11 10:24 AM   #61 
  - When I saw the headline, I thought for sure it was The Onion  NewJeffCT   Dec-10-11 10:42 AM   #63 
  - A lot of Custodians are also Maintenance workers. Can Five year olds do electrical work? nt  Quixote1818   Dec-10-11 10:53 AM   #65 
  - Going to the Dogs  krucial   Dec-10-11 11:05 AM   #67 
  - Newt just want's out of the race. he has never been a serious candidate.  Dutchmaster   Dec-10-11 11:18 AM   #68 
  - Awesome idea, Newt! Now if you could just find a job for my teenage grandsons...  classof56   Dec-10-11 11:25 AM   #70 
  - A five-year-old could do Newt's job, whatever that is.  begin_within   Dec-10-11 11:27 AM   #71 
  - I really am thinking that this perv would be into child abuse...  SoapBox   Dec-10-11 11:52 AM   #73 
  - Two birds, one stone. Put more people out of work and abuse young children.  SleeplessinSoCal   Dec-10-11 12:00 PM   #74 
  - Making a case for teacher unions  ThoughtCriminal   Dec-10-11 12:30 PM   #75 
  - Newt, have you heard that kids are at risk these days?  WhatsNext   Dec-10-11 12:53 PM   #78 
  - I unreced this;  greiner3   Dec-10-11 02:07 PM   #79 
  - It seems that there is unnecessary distortion; the truth is bad enough.  wakemewhenitsover   Dec-10-11 06:21 PM   #80 
  - A breath-taking endorsment of child abuse.  blackspade   Dec-10-11 11:50 PM   #81 
  - One of an infinite number of reasons Newt should never have any power.  No Elephants   Dec-11-11 12:48 AM   #82 
  - Gingrich cannot grasp he's out of touch  ElMuertoMonkey   Dec-12-11 05:21 PM   #83 
 

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