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Frances Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 12:42 PM
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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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