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Maddow Brands Gingrich’s Attack On Obama’s Singing ‘Racial Allusions,’ ‘Minstrelsy’
Mediaite ^ | January 31, 2012 | James Crugnale

Posted on 02/01/2012 12:01:43 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow lambasted Newt Gingrich’s speech in Florida tonight, criticizing him for singling out President Obama’s singing. “Newt Gingrich brought back the food stamps president thing — and then tonight, he went to ‘President Obama ought to stop singing, ought to stop being the Entertainer-in-Chief.’ Sort of caricaturing him in a way that calls out to minstrelsy!”

“He’s going after a southern mentality, and racial allusions, always wrapped around when he refers to the president, when he talks about this food stamp stuff,” MSNBC anchor Rev. Al Sharpton observed. “These are — Newt Gingrich is many things, stupid is not one of them. He knows exactly what he’s saying, he knows exactly who he’s playing to, when you look at that map, when you deal with the northern border of Florida, which is southern Alabama, he knows what card he’s playing.”

Watch the MSNBC panelists call Gingrich out below:

(VIDEO AT LINK)

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; obama; rachelmaddow
Oh my Lord, will this foolishness never end?! So if Newt wears black shoes, he's racist?
1 posted on 02/01/2012 12:01:47 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m white. I am wearing white tennis shoes.

Your point is well taken.

/heavy and deep seated sarcasm


2 posted on 02/01/2012 12:04:51 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reflecting her own racism. Her interpretation. The way her mind works is clear to see who the racist is.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 12:05:39 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
THESE PEOPLE ARE MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

You stupid racists think about that while you're job hunting. :)

/sarc(?????????????)
4 posted on 02/01/2012 12:06:52 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When I play pool, I try to avoid pocketing the 8-ball until it’s the last one on the table, does that make me a racist too?


5 posted on 02/01/2012 12:08:45 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Tzimisce
How many flannel shirts does she need?
6 posted on 02/01/2012 12:11:02 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: ReneeLynn

Projectionism.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 12:11:45 AM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Brad's Gramma
Juan Williams wrote in The Hill that Republicans' mentioning The Founding Fathers, The Constitution, welfare or foodstamps in a political campaign is racist "code".

yitbos

8 posted on 02/01/2012 12:16:56 AM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched his speech tonight.

He mentioned Obama’s name, but I’m pretty sure he was mocking Romney also, since Romney’s been singing, too.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 12:19:24 AM PST by redinIllinois (Pro-life, accountant, gun-totin' grandma - multi issue voter)
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To: bruinbirdman

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Thomas Jefferson

Love, your friendly racist *gak* Grammie


10 posted on 02/01/2012 12:20:37 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who even remembers seeing a black slave minstrel any more in the USA? Obama should send that person a congratulation for being the oldest man or woman in the USA.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 12:21:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats call everything racist, particularly any criticism or mockery of them. Of course, when they are mocking Republicans, it is just good ole fun in their book.


12 posted on 02/01/2012 12:21:46 AM PST by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Who even remembers today what a minstrel was? Gingrich is doubtless thinking rapper.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 12:22:44 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Donald Trump told Greta the other night that if you criticize Obama you are a racist. No need to expect otherwise. Look at Juan Williams finding racism under every rock. Too bad.


14 posted on 02/01/2012 12:26:37 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: ReneeLynn

Racism isn’t what she’s after. It’s just more of the same stuff they did to him after he wrecked their world. Every writer of every paper of every magazine of every news show and every democrat accused Newt everyday of some vile thing with no let up. I saw it, it was horrible. This is just more of the same. They hate him.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 12:30:13 AM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: maranatha
They hate him.

And they hate us...

16 posted on 02/01/2012 12:30:49 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Oh, yes. Some of are hated more, conservative AND Christian.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 12:34:25 AM PST by maranatha (Texas really is unlike any other place)
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To: maranatha

Yep...ya got THAT right!

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

Thomas Jefferson


18 posted on 02/01/2012 12:38:18 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OBAMA ALL GREEN, OBAMA SINGS ALL GREEN
19 posted on 02/01/2012 12:44:46 AM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

They have the government, the media, the courts, the schools, they have your money, and we have a picture of George crossing the Delaware. And it’s hanging crooked. We are no longer citizens, we have been made out to be insurgents. So be it.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 12:45:10 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: AnTiw1

We got our red necks. Be proud of that neck. Stick it out and show it. Red necks come in other colors too, though the ill of racial parochialism unfortunately limits the participation. But men and women of common sense and good will of any color can have red necks.

It’s going to have to be a red neck revolution. That or the country dies.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 12:58:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's kinda funny actually, how shrill they get, because they can find no logical defense.

So they drag out the tired, old, worn-out race card.

And not even figure out how pathetic they look doing it.

22 posted on 02/01/2012 1:02:50 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: HiTech RedNeck; AnTiw1

“In matters of style, swim with the current;
In matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

Thomas Jefferson


23 posted on 02/01/2012 1:16:02 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: AnTiw1
So be it.

Wrong-o! Fight!!!

24 posted on 02/01/2012 1:16:52 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maddow loves to ridicule and belittle with that smirk on her face. That's a characteristic of a bully. I find it amazing that an individual of her orientation, who belongs to a segment of our population that is claiming they need protection against bullying, is allowed to make a living out of it.

I find her despicable.

25 posted on 02/01/2012 1:20:46 AM PST by chopperman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who do these fools think are watching their shows? Do they actually think they’re going to sway a voter?

By the way, Hannity! Why don’t you promise you’ll have your good friend Al Sharpton back on Fox if he ever loses his gig at msnbc. I HATE YOU HANNITY, YOU PHONY PIECE OF .....! YOU GAVE THE WORLD....SHARPTON!


26 posted on 02/01/2012 1:26:37 AM PST by Terry Mross (We need a second party.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Main Entry: 1in·sur·gent

Pronunciation: \-jənt\

Function: noun

Etymology: Latin insurgent-, insurgens, present participle of insurgere to rise up, from in- + surgere to rise — more at surge Date: 1765

1 : a person who revolts against civil authority or an established government; especially : a rebel not recognized as a belligerent

2 : one who acts contrary to the policies and decisions of one's own political party

© 2012 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

27 posted on 02/01/2012 1:33:52 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: All; AnTiw1

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


28 posted on 02/01/2012 1:35:45 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: AnTiw1

Whoops. I thought you were giving up.

Sorry...


29 posted on 02/01/2012 1:36:37 AM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Why does this need to be in the blasted “Smoky Backroom” anyhow? Maddow is not being mis-reported here. No bathroom language is being used. Newt, at the very very worst, has only chosen language vague enough to be purposely misunderstood, and needs to come back with a clarification that socks Obama in the nose “if you want, you can say it’s opera, you can say it’s rap, you can say it’s jive — whatever type of music you say it is, it is bovine excrement.”


30 posted on 02/01/2012 1:45:08 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The " Great Uniter"

Has set back race relations back years.

31 posted on 02/01/2012 1:47:06 AM PST by scooby321
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IMHO, Maddow is just one step above a carney geek. With about the same size audience.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 2:49:33 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Dragonspirit
Ted Danson, big time liberal, was doing a black-face routine a few years back and he was “just joking” not being racist.

Anyone who is called a racist should not try to deflect it by saying they are not but ask the person doing the accusing to PROVE it or shut up.

33 posted on 02/01/2012 3:37:47 AM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pulling out the race card. That's original!
That's a lazy person's argument. At least have the stones to stand behind you Socialist's/Marxist beliefs and have a legitimate debate on why your views are best for this country. I know all these liberal pundits are not as smart as they think they are. When your afraid of a real debate just call someone(Republican/Conservative) a "racist".
34 posted on 02/01/2012 3:53:58 AM PST by zavvone
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To: zavvone

That’s how you know you won a debate against a liberal is when they start calling you names.


35 posted on 02/01/2012 3:57:24 AM PST by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people play the same one note over and over. Soon, we won’t be able to do anything without being branded racist. Which is what petty dictators like Maddow want.


36 posted on 02/01/2012 4:09:08 AM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The last one I saw was Ted Danson.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 4:33:26 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rachel Madcow and Al “The Graft Zeppelin” Sharpton? it’s a matter of mind over matter. I don’t take their blathering seriously because they don’t matter!


38 posted on 02/01/2012 5:42:02 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ReneeLynn

When in doubt—use race card. they use it because it works. It shuts up all opposition and it works like a charm. But, what happens when the evil dragon of racism comes back to life, really? what happens when over use makes these charges worthless? It can happen. What happens when being a racist is seen as a positive—as it once was? If some star or diva joined the KKK how many young people would follow them? Antisemitism is coming out from under the Nazi rock—how long until anti-black ideas surface? Obama is a good example—a poster child of ineptitude. I fear he may well have undone the good work of Martin Luther King and those who died for civil rights.


39 posted on 02/01/2012 5:59:51 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

And the elephant (figuratively — and not meant to stand for the GOP) in the room is that racial parochialism is not a “white” ill. It is a human ill. Whites today tend to get slammed more about it, but you can have the nastiest black, red, and yellow racists too. Reasoning, and ridicule where reasoning fails, is about the only way to address such folly.


40 posted on 02/01/2012 1:54:25 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

While King himself had a number of foibles (he was a troublesome horndog, and in later years he leaned uncomfortably to nanny government philosophies), at least on paper he did dedicate himself to the ideal of racial equality. And for those words, whether borrowed or original, he does deserve kudos for voicing them and meaning it.

Racial parochialism is difficult to pull free of. That’s why I say “rednecks” come in many colors. (And in some accounts of the origin of the “redneck,” such as union miners in the early 1900s when treatment of workers was truly inhumane and unions had a valid role, the symbol, typically a red bandanna, was shared by men of all races.)


41 posted on 02/01/2012 2:01:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Any attempt to claim that Republicans use "code words" from a faction consisting of homogeneous wire service journalism staying itself "objective" and styling its political acolytes "moderate" or "liberal" or "progressive" - none of which labels correspond to reality - comes in bad grace.

"Objective" journalists and "liberals" talk in code continuously, and accuse Republicans of doing so when in fact Republicans do not do so.

42 posted on 02/01/2012 8:22:38 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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