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Sarah Palin’s racist political hypocrisy

By DOUG THOMPSON
May 19, 2011

Sarah Palin: Another tea party mouth that roared

Displaying the kind of political hypocrisy that can only came from the darling of one of the most racist political movements in political history, tea party centerfold Sarah Palin Wednesday accused Meet the Press host David Gregory of asking former Speaker of the House and GOP Presidential wannabe Newt Gingrich a “racist-tinged” question on the show last Sunday.

Said Palin on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show:

“Well, talk about racism, that was a racist-tingest question from David Gregory. He made it sound like if you’re black you’re on food stamps and the president is referring to you as being on food stamps. I think that’s racist. And, you know, enough is enough of this calling out, this racism, these false charges.”

Interesting comment from the darling of the tea party — a fake grassroots movement driven by racism and hatred of Barack Obama — America’s first African-American President.

Gingrich — whose campaign is sinking faster than the tea party’s falling public approval ratings — last week called Obama “a food stamp President.”

So Gregory — doing what good newsmen do — asked Gingrich about his comments. This was the exchange on Meet the Press:

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?

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.

GREGORY: Well, what did you mean?

GINGRICH: Well, it’s very simple. He has policies — and I used a very direct analogy. He follows the same destructive political model that destroyed the city of Detroit. I follow the model that Rick Perry and others have used to create more jobs in Texas. You know, Texas two out of the last four years created more jobs than the other 49 states combined. I’m suggesting we know how to create jobs. Ronald Reagan did it. I was part of that. We know how to create jobs. We did it when I was speaker. And, and the way you create jobs is you have lower taxes, you have less regulation, you have litigation reform. When the New York Stock Exchange puts its headquarters at Amsterdam, Holland and, by the way, follows 40 other companies in the last year; when General Electric pays zero in taxes; there’s something fundamentally wrong with the current system. The Obama system of the National Labor Relations Board basically breaking the law to try to punish Boeing and to threaten every right-to-work state. The Environmental Protection Agency trying to control the entire American economy by bureaucratic fiat. The Obama system’s going to lead us down the path to Detroit and destruction. I think we need a brand-new path. It’s a path of job creation. And one of the central themes of this campaign is going to be paychecks vs. food stamps.

Typical political hypocrisy by Palin: A politician who embraces a political movement based on racism accuses someone else of race-baiting.

11 Responses to Sarah Palin’s racist political hypocrisy

  1. Carl Nemo

    May 19, 2011 at 11:38 am

    It seems that folks that are intellectually bankrupt when it comes to any constructive ideas on how to save this nation are only cleared to play the ‘racist card’ no matter how bizarre or tenuous the connection.

    Let’s see now…birthers are racists, people that mention record numbers of folks on food stamps, both black and white are racists especially when they link it to the current failed corporatist controlled regime that happens to have a black president at the helm. Of course “all’ Tea Party members and affiliates are racists. Oh, yeah the Koch bros too. Ummm…who else? Hell, maybe Obama is a racist, he’s black and possibly hates white folks and maybe Asians. He won’t say, but we simply can’t know for sure.

    Damn, there must be racists under friggin’ rock in this nation…no?

    This obsession with a ‘racist plague’ is all “billbilly village McCarthyist” b.s. … / : |

    Carl Nemo **==

    • Almandine

      May 19, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Smear with the big broad brush… works every time.

  2. Carl Nemo

    May 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Damn, there must be racists under friggin’ rock in this nation…no?

    This obsession with a ‘racist plague’ is all “billbilly village McCarthyist” b.s. … / : |

    Should read:

    ***

    “Damn, thre must be racists under every friggin’ rock in this nation…no?

    This obsession with a ‘racist plague is all “hillbilly village McCarthyist” b.s. … / : | ” extract from post

    My apologies for the typos. That’s what typing with bifocals does for a senior citizen. : (

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. jim0001

    May 20, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Methinks Barrack Hussein Obama is racist. He claims to be black but he’s only half so. His mother was white. Now if that’s not being racist…

    P.S. I’m not racist, I don’t like his caucasian half either!

  4. gardner

    May 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Newt knew damn well what “food stamp” would conjure up in the minds of his (99% white) Tea Party followers. If you ask most white people in this country who’s on welfare and food stamps, they’ll tell you that it’s mostly black and brown folks. That’s what Newt was counting on. Nice of him to leave out the part where the economy tanked under the WHITE President who left a huge mess to clean up.

    It’s called a dogwhistle precisely because it’s indirect, it’s a code known by the listeners. It allows the whistler to do that big-eyed “I am SHOCKED that you dare to call me a racist! You’re the REAL racist for calling me on my racism!” And then you get the white-dood apologists who are outraged that racial dogwhistles are being treated as the racist attacks they are. Hey guys – if you don’t like having attacks on Obama attributed to racism, then STOP SAYING RACIST (birther, racism-against-whites-is-worse, Hussein Hussein Hussein have I mentioned his middle name is Hussein and he’s an evil alien?), SHIT.

    • Carl Nemo

      May 22, 2011 at 1:06 pm

      “If you ask most white people in this country who’s on welfare and food stamps, they’ll tell you that it’s mostly black and brown folks.” …extract from post

      I had to laugh Gardner because evidently you aren’t keeping up with the sorry state of affairs of the U.S. economy. If you ask your question in these times, most likely the white person you asked, just might say…hell, I’m on food stamps, so what of it?! There’s 40 million people on food stamps, a record number. Here’s a link with some hilarious content concerning the subject of food stamps vs. a noveau riche whitey.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/18/us-michigan-lottery-idUSTRE74H60W20110518

      Leroy Fick, the lottery winner is ‘white as rice’. : ))

      Carl Nemo **==

  5. bogofree

    May 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Are there folks that actually sit around all day trying to make these connections? On my baseball All Star ballot I voted for Dustin Pedroia (White) over Robinson Cano (Black) so I guess I’m a racist using the convoluted and tenuous logic connection.

  6. Sandune

    May 22, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I spent most of the early parts of this year in and out of the hospital with caretakers helping me when I got home. I used an agency that I had used before as they had as list of wonderful keepers for their patients.

    This is not a high paying way to make a living and I was interested in how my gals could survive without my help outside the cost of their care. They could not! They all qualified for Medical health help for their children and all accepted food stamps.

    These gals took care of me, my clothes, my food and were there when I got out of my wheel chair to use the potty or take a shower. The kept my litter boxes clean and the cats were well cared for.

    My keepers came in all colors, all sizes and nationalities. I was not allowed to tip them or offer them anything while they were taking care of me. But I did what I could after I released them from service.

    One of the things I do when I move to a new area and need service people, is to ask if their employers cover their health care costs. Those are who I got for future problems. I also make an effort to shop locally when possible. I come from a long line of merchants. I want my buying power to be locally kept.

    Here in my part of the Coachella Valley all the stores are headquartered somewhere else and the money made here goes elsewhere. This is my simple economic standard. Race has nothing to do with any of my choices.

    But I will never elect any candidate who treats even the worst candidates without respect.

  7. Bryionak

    May 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    It really seems the editorials here are anything conservative is racist. I am pretty sure I remember a day when DT would be against making more and more people dependent n politicians in Wash DC as an answer to economic problems. Now if someone makes that argument they are racist. Sad. Used to be able to come here and read something that would make me think, now it is just what knee jerk liberals are saying. I can read the same opinions in dozens of other sites with better proof reading.

  8. Danny Adams

    May 25, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    >>”You know, Texas two out of the last four years created more jobs than the other 49 states combined.”<<

    Gingrich forgot to mention that 36% of the new jobs created in Texas last year were government jobs.

    http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2010/oct/29/bill-white/bill-white-says-most-texas-jobs-added-during-rick-/

  9. b mcclellan

    May 19, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    If it’s really about race then we’ve already been outrun..Llamraf