Chris Matthews on Newt Gingrich’s assertion that President Obama has “put more Americans on food stamps than any other president.”
I agree with Chris that bringing up food stamps right now, and in this context, is political ‘code’ for Gingrich’s base. He knows he’s taking the back door to bringing up race issues, which most of us hope were long behind us.
Newt is making the racial charge here and putting the blame of poverty on the poor. “It’s their fault” is what he’s saying.
Sad statement that this plays in anywhere in America today.