Thursday, May 28, 2009

NEWT(ER) GINGRICH OPENS YAP AND GETS SLAPPED

Gingrich is at it again. Yesterday he opened his fucking ugly yap again and stupid shit came rolling out when he called Obama's SCOTUS pick a racist. And then got smacked by the White House.

From Alter Net:

White House Smacks Gingrich for Calling Sotomayor a Racist

The White House hit back at Newt Gingrich on Wednesday for a twitter post made by the former House Speaker accusing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor of being a racist.

Early on Wednesday, Gingrich put up a post on twitter rapping Sotomayor for saying that her background as a Hispanic female allowed her to understand cases in a different, better, manner than her white male contemporaries.

"Imagine a judicial nominee said "my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman" new racism is no better than old racism."

Asked at the daily briefing to respond to the tweet, spokesman Robert Gibbs offered a bit of thinly-veiled frustration with Gingrich and warned against the escalation of racially heated rhetoric.

"I think it is probably important for anyone involved in this debate to be exceedingly careful with the way in which they've decided to describe aspects of this impending nomination," said Gibbs. "I think when the people of America and the Senate get a chance to look at more than just the blog of a former lawmaker that they will come to the same conclusion as the president did. ... I feel certain that partisan politics will take a back seat to common sense and open-minded decisions based on a full examination of the record, and I think that that's what every Supreme Court and judicial nominee deserves."

Playing up the racial aspect of Sotomayor's candidacy is a dangerous proposition for the conservative community, with the risk of offending wide swaths of Hispanics omnipresent. To this point, the charges of reverse-racism have been primarily trumpeted by non-elected officials. But as Greg Sargent pointed out first, the director of new media for the Republican National Committee, Todd Herman, re-tweeted Gingrich's post, bringing the line of attack ever closer to the rank-and-file GOP.


(Hat-tip to Sam Stein at the Huffington Post)

14 comments:

jeg43 said...

Please read this post at Suburban Guerrilla: http://susiemadrak.com/2009/05/28/08/05/of-course-13/

Maybe the repugs are using reverse psychology . . .

Grandpa Eddie said...

jeg43 - Thanks for the link.

This is just a few instances that are shown in that post. We have to remember who was making the statements, too. He is an Insurance Co. lawyer. He works for the people who help pay for the campaigns of many Rethuglicans. He, too, could be using reverse psychology to make people think she is something that she isn't. I guess we will have to wait for the hearings to find out.

themom said...

Why do people even listen to Newt (adulterer) Gingrich. His own "gay" sister asks that same question. To me it is sour grapes, because he was ousted as Speaker (thus nothing good to say about Pelosi), and now thinks he is the judge of all. Give me a break.

ZenYenta said...

I don't think they even hear themselves race bait, gender bash or any other expression of bigotry. I think they think they're being reasonable.

Grandpa Eddie said...

themom - What can I say. The asshat is a sore loser, and he does think he's the judge of all. He's a catholic now, ya know. I guess he thinks he's "holier" than the rest of us 'cause he's joined forces with the largest group of pedophiles in the world.

Grandpa Eddie said...

ZenYenta - I think the reason they don't even realize that they are saying what they are saying is that they have been speaking and acting like they do for so long. That's all they know anymore, badmouth everyone who doesn't agree with them on everything.

Gordon said...

Somebody oughta slap Neutie upside the head for real.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - I'll do it...with a fucking Louisville Slugger....if someone will fly me to where he is and someone else bails me out of the gray-bar hotel.

Gordon said...

Don't use the bat and you won't do much time. It'd be worth you spendin' a coupla months in the calaboose to see that! (wink)

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gee...thanks pal....I love you too.

ZIRGAR said...

I call him Newt-sack, like nut-sack, only less useful and more wrinkled and uglier.

Riot Kitty said...

I met his sister, who is an out lesbian and a big liberal - much nicer than he is, obviously.

Grandpa Eddie said...

ZIRGAR - Heh....that's a good one.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Riot Kitty - I had read somewhere that she was the complete opposite of the Newter.....maybe she should run for office.