In an interview on Meet the Depressed, David Gregory accused Newt Gingrich of using coded racist language in criticizing Barack Obama:
DAVID GREGORY, HOST: What, what about jobs? Jobless rate now at 9 percent. You gave a speech on Friday in Georgia, and you said the following about this president:
NEWT GINGRICH: You want to be a country that creates food stamps, in which case frankly Obama’s is an enormous success. The most successful food stamp president in American history. Or do you want to be a country that creates paychecks?
GREGORY: First of all, you gave a speech in Georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially-tinged language, calling the president, the first black president, a food stamp president.
GINGRICH: Oh, come on, David.
GREGORY: What did you mean? What was the point?
REP. GINGRICH: That’s, that’s bizarre. That–this kind of automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the United States. The president of the United States has to be held accountable. Now, the idea that–and what I said is factually true. Forty-seven million Americans are on food stamps. One out of every six Americans is on food stamps. And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have–I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.
Here is the racist chart showing a dramatic increase in food stamp participation in the US:
As Gingrich said, Obama is the most successful food stamp President in history. In fact, Obama has taken record welfare spending and increased it by one third. In blind and probably willing ignorance, Gregory has become one more official Obama water carrier in what has clearly become the democrats’ overarching theme for the 2012 Presidential election:
Barack Obama vs. A Racist
It will not matter who the candidate is. He or she will be a racist. Any criticism of Obama will be racist.
High unemployment? Racist.
Lack of jobs? Racist.
High gas prices? Racist.