Fuck Dick Cheney.
What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful. It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background. Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him. That’s just nonsense dividing this country up.
—Newt Gingrich • Decrying President Obama’s comments on the Trayvon Martin case on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday. For those who didn’t hear, President Obama mentioned, while discussing the boy’s tragic killing, that if he himself had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon.” In Newt’s world, this represents a heinously divisive racial statement, tantamount to saying that if Martin had been white, his death would’ve been okay. This dovetails with Gingrich’s aggressive, bomb-throwing style in the past couple weeks, one that sometimes smells strongly of desperation – he’s also railed against the TV show GCB, and tried to gin up outrage over an extremely innocuous Robert DeNiro joke. To put it simply, it’s precisely this self-destructive, scorched earth, attack at all costs (no matter the sensitivity of the issue, clearly) instinct that made the GOP establishment turn on Gingrich’s campaign late last year, blunting his momentum and torpedoing his chances at winning the nomination. source (via • follow)
Newt Gingrich Jokes About Public Housing at a 2007 Fundraiser. Fuck Newt Gingrich.
Fuck Newt Gingrich. That is all.