I am not a republican and I honestly don’t understand what their ideals, I’m actually a socialist but the United States doesn’t give you that option. However I don’t like the biased media and this Newt Gingrich statement initially had me outraged until I analyzed what he was saying for myself. A clip of Mr. Gingrich was featured on the The Daily Show and apparently democrats and a lot of black people were in an upheavel about his comments during a speech. Newt is always good for a misquote. Mr Gingrich had said, President Obama was the food stamp president and he wants to be the paycheck president. He is willing to go to NAACP National convention and speak about the value of a paycheck over food stamps…. what in the entire fuck does he mean? Most people who recieve food assitance have jobs, as a matter of fact that is a requirement to qualify. Also aren’t the majority of food assistance recipients not black. I was in complete shock.
After reviewing these comments further, with complete outrage, it took me back to church. Growing up in church I’ve learned that older people don’t seem to think about how they can be misinterpreted and he was definitely misinterpreted, even though his wording was terrible; he actually did not mean it that way. Newton was only trying to say that people need money more than food stamps. Instead of assisting people with only food he would try to provide more cash assistance because that is what people need. Now why would he want to speak specifically to NAACP is beyond me, clearly there was underlying racism with that part. Read the rest of this entry »