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EXLUSIVE DOCUMENT: Private 1980 Gingrich Memo Reveals Former Speaker's Racial Attitudes
Breitbart News ^ | January 18, 2012 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 01/18/2012 12:10:39 PM PST by redstateone

With members of the mainstream media now hurling charges of using racially coded language against GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Big Government has uncovered a private memorandum written over three decades ago that offers a unique glimpse into Mr. Gingrich’s longstanding attitudes about race...

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: breitbart; foodstamps; leftuniverse; newt; newtgingrich; race; racism; racistleft; wyntonhall
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1 posted on 01/18/2012 12:10:45 PM PST by redstateone
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To: redstateone

I loved the 1980 version of Newt Gingrich. He would have made a great president. The post 1998 version, not so much.


2 posted on 01/18/2012 12:14:34 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: redstateone

Headline implies there is something negative in the memo. Couldn’t be more positive. Not sure what the point of this article is.


3 posted on 01/18/2012 12:15:42 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: redstateone

The NAACP Repsonse: Mr. Gingrich, you be a racist! Yo want us to work! Don’ts you knows dat work be a four letter word?


4 posted on 01/18/2012 12:16:34 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Romney ruined Massachusetts. Now he wants to ruin the nation.)
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To: 6ppc

No, I think that’s the point. There’s no “there” there. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Look what Jimmy Carter is saying right now: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/18/jimmy_carter_gingrich_has_that_subtlety_of_racism.html


5 posted on 01/18/2012 12:17:01 PM PST by redstateone
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To: Vigilanteman

Is that because you think he’s gone soft? Just curious.


6 posted on 01/18/2012 12:18:05 PM PST by redstateone
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To: redstateone

The MSM will never report this...it does not line up with the left party line and would be “off the reservation.”

But you can bet Gingrich himself will bring it up and act upon it...thereby throwing a wrench into their “reservation” politics as regards the black community...to keep them there, with their rascist views that somehow that community cannot make it without their help.

Gingrich can show them that they can help themselves and pull themselves up without a liberal politician for a step father.


7 posted on 01/18/2012 12:18:19 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: redstateone

The left will really flip out when Newt offers the veep slot to Allen West.


8 posted on 01/18/2012 12:18:23 PM PST by proudpapa
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

“Thinking everyone should be treated the same regardless of race” = “racist”


9 posted on 01/18/2012 12:19:02 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Jeff Head

You really think even the MSM can ignore this memo?

Sad, but you’re probably right.


10 posted on 01/18/2012 12:19:22 PM PST by redstateone
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To: redstateone
With members of the mainstream media now hurling charges of using racially coded language against GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Big Government has uncovered a private memorandum written over three decades ago that offers a unique glimpse into Mr. Gingrich’s longstanding attitudes about race.

"Racially coded language" from "over three decades ago" - and from the ever impartial "mainstream media" no less!

Sounds more like something from Al Sharpton or the DNC!

11 posted on 01/18/2012 12:19:29 PM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Mormon machine is in full swing. The Mormon political machine is scary. I pray for Newt. He would’ve made a great president in ‘80, and he’ll make a great president now.


12 posted on 01/18/2012 12:20:03 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Mormon machine is in full swing. The Mormon political machine is scary. I pray for Newt. He would’ve made a great president in ‘80, and he’ll make a great president now.


13 posted on 01/18/2012 12:20:20 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The Mormon machine is in full swing. The Mormon political machine is scary. I pray for Newt. He would’ve made a great president in ‘80, and he’ll make a great president now.


14 posted on 01/18/2012 12:20:24 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: redstateone

Guess what words in that letter will be seized upon by leftists and race-baiters as proof that Republicans don’t like black people?

“Symbolic events”

Although the letter proves that Newt urged Reagan’s team to engage with black voters or face the consequences, and made the same case to other candidates down through the years, they’ll say it was all symbolic and meant nothing.

Newt was talking about political perceptions and the importance of engaging with all parts of society. Attending the NAACP convention would have been symbolic in that it would have shown blacks that Republicans were willing to engage with them on the issues.


15 posted on 01/18/2012 12:23:40 PM PST by TheCornerOffice
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To: 6ppc
Headline implies there is something negative in the memo. Couldn’t be more positive. Not sure what the point of this article is.

The point of the article is to use a headline to smear.

The memo is wonderful, and utterly not racist.

So they put a headline out that makes it seem like he said something racist. 99.9% of americans will read the headline ONLY.

And that, is the point.

16 posted on 01/18/2012 12:23:49 PM PST by Lazamataz (Every single decision Obama makes is to harm America.)
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To: TitansAFC; redstateone

GO NEWT!


17 posted on 01/18/2012 12:24:08 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: redstateone

He urged Reagan to address the NAACP, an organization made up of blacks to support blacks, and that’s called racist?

He advocates a social security savings fund, which would actually be the property of black men, and that’s called racist?

I may not support Newt for President, but I’ll defend him against charges made up to buttress the idea he is a racist. Baloney!

He noted the shorter life span of blacks, and proposed they own their own retirement funds, so they wouldn’t be cheated out of their funds. That does black men a service. It was the right thing to do, and I support it 100%.


18 posted on 01/18/2012 12:24:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: redstateone
Juan Williams will be troubled by this. Painting Newt as a closet racist just became much more difficult.
19 posted on 01/18/2012 12:24:55 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: proudpapa

Gingrich/West would be an awesome ticket!


20 posted on 01/18/2012 12:25:16 PM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: redstateone

Anyone seen any of the Presidents college memo’s work, homework, etc.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 12:27:56 PM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: DoughtyOne
He urged Reagan to address the NAACP, an organization founded by blacks and white Republicans and made up of blacks to support blacks, and that’s called racist?

Fixed it, for those who don't know that the first president of the NAACP was a white Republican, Storey, Moorfield, from Boston (1845–1929).

22 posted on 01/18/2012 12:32:29 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: DoughtyOne
He urged Reagan to address the NAACP, an organization founded by blacks and white Republicans and made up of blacks to support blacks, and that’s called racist?

Fixed it, for those who don't know that the first president of the NAACP was a white Republican, Storey, Moorfield, from Boston (1845–1929).

23 posted on 01/18/2012 12:32:45 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: Maceman

Ouch. You sure know how to hurt a guy don’t you. LOL

I will say that the goals of the NAACP in 1945, probably weren’t as illogical as they are today.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 12:34:54 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: proudpapa

I for one would LOVE this!
Allen West 4 VP!


25 posted on 01/18/2012 12:35:34 PM PST by TV Dinners (Hope is not a Strategy)
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To: redstateone

Almost everything since his bimbo eruption and forced resignation from congress certainly is indicative of that possibility. But one can hope otherwise.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 12:36:04 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ruthles
The Mormon machine is in full swing. The Mormon political machine is scary. I pray for Newt.
27 posted on 01/18/2012 12:36:32 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: ruthles
The Mormon machine is in full swing. The Mormon political machine is scary. I pray for Newt.

Oh for crying out loud. What insipid, trite, melodramatic garbage!

28 posted on 01/18/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by pgkdan ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: 6ppc
"Headline implies there is something negative in the memo."

Santorum and Romney fans, affected most.

29 posted on 01/18/2012 12:39:09 PM PST by moehoward
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To: DoughtyOne

Sorry, I screwed up the name when I copied it. Should be Moorefield Storey. He was the first president of the NAACP, and was a white Republican.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 12:43:20 PM PST by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: redstateone

Hell, Romney was a member of a racist church in 1978.

So was Obama in 2008.


31 posted on 01/18/2012 12:47:15 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: DoughtyOne

The way I view it, any of these racism charges against Newt are meant to smear all of us who support him too and Juan Williams knows Newt personally so I view him as too far gone in his liberal views to ever be intellectually honest.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 12:47:47 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: redstateone
None of the GOP candidates have ALL the parts and pieces. The one who comes close for me is Newt Gingrich. His dialogue and his attitude remind me of a political version of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" character... crude, but a solid advocate for basic justice in an intended Neanderthal way.

Honestly, if anything were to change it would have to be under the circumstances that a "Dirty Harry" just started BLASTING with his .44 magnum.

33 posted on 01/18/2012 12:49:00 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: redstateone

That was good. Contrast that with Ron Paul’s writings around the same time.


34 posted on 01/18/2012 12:50:01 PM PST by mnehring
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“the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Look what Jimmy Carter is saying right now:” http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/18/jimmy_carter_gingrich_has_that_subtlety_of_racism.html

bttt


35 posted on 01/18/2012 12:50:48 PM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I don’t think Williams would call Newt a racist for this.

The article was written by Wynton Hall, not Juan. Perhaps I’m not catching the connection, and if so I apologize.

For a Lefty, Juan can surprise you at times. He’s not generally your vitriolic hater like so many of them are. And yes, even though I detest the use of that word the way it’s tossed around these days, it truly does fit when you’re talking about the Marxists out there these days.


36 posted on 01/18/2012 12:56:01 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Juan was irate on Hannity’s radio show yesterday saying Newt mentioned wanting to talk to the NAACP regarding the poor children and it sounded like he was racist talking about blacks therefore and Hannity had to calm him down and say “You know the Speaker is not a racist.” Then Juan went on the show “The Five” and said the same thing and Eric Bolling had to try to talk sense into him. Now we have Jimmy Carter chiming in.


37 posted on 01/18/2012 1:10:36 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: DoughtyOne

The letter this thread discusses disproves the racism charges of the last few days.


38 posted on 01/18/2012 1:14:03 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Okay, thanks. I hadn’t heard that. That makes sense.

I surprised Juan would go this route. He knows better than this. What is it with Leftists, and their morals anyway.

“The end justifies the means”?


39 posted on 01/18/2012 1:15:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: redstateone
Liberal: If you call Obama the Greatest Food Stamp President in History that is racist;

Conservative: WHY;

Liberal: Because only minorities take food stamps

Conservative: Who is the racist?

40 posted on 01/18/2012 1:19:26 PM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: DoughtyOne

Juan is taking offense because Newt calls Obama the food stamp president and wants to talk to the NAACP to help those who are not getting help from Obama. It is disheartening that Juan hears and sees racism so easily in people he should not.


41 posted on 01/18/2012 1:21:00 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Fox News: "We bash Newt. You vote for Romney!")
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To: redstateone
What? Were they hoping for another "amigo" moment, as with the John Roberts confirmation hearings?

-PJ

42 posted on 01/18/2012 1:22:25 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I agree.


43 posted on 01/18/2012 1:26:04 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Yes it is disheartening. It reduces the charge of racism to mean almost nothing at all.


44 posted on 01/18/2012 1:27:24 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Leftists do justify every tactic they use by asking “do the ends justify the means”.

Now, for a while, I thought, there has to be some “means” that they would say wouldn’t be justified... BUT

then I read “You can still trust the communists to be communists” and figured out why ANY means is justified.

They define the “ends” as pretty much heaven on earth - absolute perfection.

So, sure, it’s OK to kill half the population, as long as the remaining population lives in a perfect world.


45 posted on 01/18/2012 1:33:42 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Don’t laugh. I had a well educated friend that thought it would be wonderful if about 75% of the earth’s populace would simply cease to exist. He was THAT wigged out on environmentalism.


46 posted on 01/18/2012 1:38:27 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Which goes to show you that environmentalism is joined at the hip with communism...

but all of us here knew that.


47 posted on 01/18/2012 1:42:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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Yes, I do agree with that.


48 posted on 01/18/2012 1:48:57 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: pgkdan

NOPE, it ain’t. I’ve had personal experiences with it. If they can be deceived by Joseph Smith, how could anybody trust them with much smaller matters.
Let’s just agree to disagree you “insipid, trite, melodramatic” fool.


49 posted on 01/18/2012 1:49:11 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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To: pgkdan

NOPE, it ain’t. I’ve had personal experiences with it. If they can be deceived by Joseph Smith, how could anybody trust them with much smaller matters.
Let’s just agree to disagree you “insipid, trite, melodramatic” fool.


50 posted on 01/18/2012 1:49:28 PM PST by ruthles (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.)
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