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Gingrich confronted on race, agrees to meet with Sharpton
The Hill ^ | 1/21/2012 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 01/21/2012 9:56:52 AM PST by CitizenReporter

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Newt Gingrich was confronted by a black man outside Tommy's Country Ham House, who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.

The man said what Gingrich was asking for amounted to a "new form of slavery" and would force young African Americans to drop out of school.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: al; chameleon; gingrich; moron; racist; sharpton
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1 posted on 01/21/2012 9:56:58 AM PST by CitizenReporter
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2 posted on 01/21/2012 9:59:00 AM PST by FrankR (When you vote based on race...race is all you get.)
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To: CitizenReporter

That Black mans mind is so messed up that he will never get it. He just does not understand the message that Newt was trying to convey. He has been on the dimoKKKRAT plantation to long.


3 posted on 01/21/2012 10:00:22 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: CitizenReporter
Sounds like Gingrich effectively answered every one of this race baiter's tired old whines.

Its about time republicans stopped shrinking from the same old tactics.

4 posted on 01/21/2012 10:00:49 AM PST by skeeter
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To: CitizenReporter

I don’t know if meeting with Weird Al would be productive. That man is an embarrassment to humanity and so is his leftist/communist employer.


5 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:30 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: CitizenReporter

right...because only black people that are poor...who’s the racist???


6 posted on 01/21/2012 10:01:42 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: CitizenReporter

So, work equals slavery, huh? But when the government feeds you, clothes you, pays for your home, all in return for simple complete loyalty, that’s freedom?

Wow, just wow.


7 posted on 01/21/2012 10:06:46 AM PST by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: CitizenReporter
I am so sick of this race sh*t. No one would be forcing these kids to work they would be given the opportunity to.

Way back when I was in school I was able to work in the cafeteria in order to earn my lunch and I was very thankful for that. Now they get all the free meals they want, even in the park during the summer time. It is no wonder so many kids don't work. They don't need to.

8 posted on 01/21/2012 10:06:50 AM PST by Spunky (Sarah Palin on Polls "Poles are for Strippers and Cross Country Skiers")
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To: CitizenReporter

REENVILLE, S.C. — Newt Gingrich was confronted by a black man outside Tommy’s Country Ham House, who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.

The man said what Gingrich was asking for amounted to a “new form of slavery” and would force young African Americans to drop out of school.

Gingrich engaged the man, speaking levelly and holding eye contact with him. He said that he suggested the jobs so that “They can get paid — they’d go to school, stay in school instead of dropping out.”

The man persisted. “You say you want Afro-Americans to come into your political party but you’ve ratcheted [your rhetoric] up since you got down here,” he said.

“What I’ve said is I’d like every young American of every ethnic background to have a job,” Gingrich responded. “How does that ratchet it up?”

The man then said he’d spoken with Rev. Al Sharpton and asked Gingrich to meet with him, Roland Martin of CNN, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and Juan Williams.

“Sure — glad to do it,” Gingrich said. “I’d be willing to do it. I know Al.”

The protester kept pushing for the meeting as Gingrich talked, demanding that he meet with the black community.

Gingrich nodded his head after the man interrupted him, and agreed. “Sure — and find a way to have everybody have a chance for a better future,” he said


9 posted on 01/21/2012 10:07:24 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: God luvs America

Selecting Allen West as V.P. would do a lot to shut up Sharpton. Also garner military and some black support.


10 posted on 01/21/2012 10:08:00 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: CitizenReporter

Gingrich would handle a meeting with Sharpton just fine.

Back during Gingrich’s “exile” years, he used to go out on book tours with big name Dems who were also selling their own books. They would hold “debates” with one another.

Gingrich’s modus operandi was to compliment them on their book, quote from it quite liberally, and use their own book to support his position. He would use their own words to filet their position, and do it with a smile, complimenting them all the while. I’ve never seen anything like it from any other politician. I’ve seen him do it at least a couple of times with different people.

He doesn’t shrink from confrontation, he loves it. He’ll have no problem with Sharpton. He’ll smile and quote Sharpton and compliment him on what a fine man he is while he takes him right down to the mat.


11 posted on 01/21/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by marron
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To: CitizenReporter

From your posts, I’m guessing you imagine this damages Newt.

:D

So who do you support, and you could think about explaining why you are (for) that person, rather than imitate James Carville.

Just saying.


12 posted on 01/21/2012 10:11:31 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: CitizenReporter

Another black so addicted to the Democrat Kool Aid he didn’t even listen to what Newt was saying about poor kids and jobs. Sharpton’s worst nightmare is that some of these kids see the light and get out of the welfare state. God forbid they might start voting republican.


13 posted on 01/21/2012 10:11:37 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CitizenReporter

Should be good if Sharpton has the guts to face Gingrich. How likely is that? Oh, let me see...


14 posted on 01/21/2012 10:12:10 AM PST by Mare (Hey Barack America is Baroke!)
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To: CitizenReporter
FTAThe man, who sounded like he had a northern accent,
Sounds like an agitator? When I was in HS I would push a broom around my dear old Dad's warehouse. I also took a summer job at a Dodge dealership as a go-fer and washing cars. Every morning when I punched in the first thing I had to do was grab a broom and sweep up the garage. OH, how did I survive such brutal racism?/sarc
15 posted on 01/21/2012 10:13:54 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: marron

Newt should ask the Rev. Al to release his tax returns.


16 posted on 01/21/2012 10:15:26 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: marron

I would love to see him and Sharpton debate LIVE on Fox or CSPAN (to preclude selective editing). I think Newt’s disemboweling of Sharpton would be entertaining.


17 posted on 01/21/2012 10:16:19 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: CitizenReporter
Meet with Reverend Sharpton about jobs for black kids?

Why? Has the "Reverend" ever had a JOB or for that matter has the "Reverend" ever had a CONGREGATION?

18 posted on 01/21/2012 10:17:54 AM PST by drpix
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To: CitizenReporter

Once the jobs are posted, any kid interested can apply. If the black kids dont want the job so be it. I worked as a janitor when I was 12 years old, helping to clean offices after school. Newt should have a better comeback to the racebaiters...if the black kids dont want the jobs, the white kids will do what the black kids wont.


19 posted on 01/21/2012 10:18:04 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: CitizenReporter
You want welfare, food stamps, etc., you are gonna submit to random drug testing, and you WILL perform public works jobs. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WORK, but you get no handouts if you refuse to do so.

The answer is simple: GET A JOB, and with your self-inflicted lack of skills is holding you back, blame no one but yourself (and the Progressives who keep you on The Plantation).

YOU are responsible for your existence and your income, NOT Taxpayers.

20 posted on 01/21/2012 10:18:23 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: IM2MAD
Selecting Allen West as V.P. would do a lot to shut up Sharpton. Also garner military and some black support.

No it wouldn't. To the Left, being Republican means you are not truly black.

21 posted on 01/21/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: marron

I saw him take on Robert Reisch one on one and it was no contest. Newt made him look like a silly sophomore while being respectful the whole time.


22 posted on 01/21/2012 10:19:42 AM PST by aquila48
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To: CitizenReporter
Two words.

Tawana Brawley.

23 posted on 01/21/2012 10:19:46 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum
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To: CitizenReporter

When I was in school friends of mine worked as janitors in our school. It didn’t hurt them at all. In fact, I’m sure both they and their subsequent employers benefited from valuable lessons they learned there.

Work is a good thing. When black leaders’ actions signal anything else, they harm those who most need their help.


24 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: IM2MAD

“Selecting Allen West as V.P. would do a lot to shut up Sharpton. Also garner military and some black support.”

No! It would bring down the Ire of the race baiting groups on Congressman West.”

We must be cognizant of how Liberals roll.


25 posted on 01/21/2012 10:20:26 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Liberalism Is Hatred)
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To: PapaBear3625
You can't debate an idiot. Sharpton will do what this man did - ignore reasonable responses and continue to the next leftist cliche.

Creating an impression is what Sharpton'll seek to do, the last thing on his mind is an honest debate.

26 posted on 01/21/2012 10:21:48 AM PST by skeeter
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To: IM2MAD

Would prefer Newt select Condi Rice for VP. Although she is a Bush fan..she is highly regarded by most conservatives and would help Newt win the Bush fans over to his campaign.


27 posted on 01/21/2012 10:22:39 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: FreeAtlanta

It could be very productive...of all of the candidates, Newt is the most capable of going into the Lion’s Den, and articulating the case for conservative values.


28 posted on 01/21/2012 10:23:33 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: CitizenReporter

I suppose if Newt framed it differently.... The jobs would be “apprentice janitor” jobs which would give the kids a leg up when applying for the commie unions $100K janitor jobs after high school graduation.


29 posted on 01/21/2012 10:25:33 AM PST by biggredd1
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To: CitizenReporter

I think Gingrich was saying work and the work ethic needed to be shown and offered to poor folks, especially in areas where almost everyone is on the government dole.

Work is when you do a service or make something for money at the request of an employer who hires you and you agree to the job and pay.

Slavery is when one is stolen and kept from gaining freedom and doing services however oppressive under the threat of force or harm for the master. Slaves get no pay and are only fed and housed at the master’s pleasure. The slave didn’t agree, was stolen and cannot regain freedom, unless he dies or escapes.

To call a job offer slavery demeans the terrible oppression of past and present slavery (largely in Muslim lands).


30 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:02 AM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: CitizenReporter

“The man said what Gingrich was asking for amounted to a “new form of slavery” and would force young African Americans to drop out of school”

This is wrong on so many levels. First, a lot of us white, middle class folks have told our kids(as young as 11) that they needed to work to afford their “wants” in life such as game systems, phones, etc. And guess what those kids did? They got themselves a job. And one of the house rules for being allowed to work was to keep the grades up. Is this man admitting that poor kids are not as smart as middle class kids?


31 posted on 01/21/2012 10:27:46 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: skeeter
The ignorant fool who confronted Newt is a perfect illustration of why blacks largely vote for 'rats, and why blacks largely don't get far in real life. If you not only don't know how to think but have been deliberately taught not to think, you will find life very tough and probably very unrewarding.
32 posted on 01/21/2012 10:34:06 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: piytar
The force is strong with this one


33 posted on 01/21/2012 10:34:45 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (A lie told over and over again is still just a lie and the one telling it a liar.)
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To: CitizenReporter

Robmneybot begone.


34 posted on 01/21/2012 10:39:36 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: CitizenReporter

Romneybot begone.


35 posted on 01/21/2012 10:39:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: FreeAtlanta
I think Newt should be happy to meet with weird Al. He should also be pleased to accept an invitation to speak at the NAACP if he is invited. I think Bush was stupid not to. Republicans should seize every opportunity to expose the black electorate to thoughtful explanations of rational policy. Many will of course be deaf and blind but some will get it.

We can use every black vote we can get--we may not get a lot at any one time but we won't get any at all by stiffing the chance to talk to them.

36 posted on 01/21/2012 10:39:53 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: marron
Gingrich would handle a meeting with Sharpton just fine.

Gingrich already did a tour of the country with Al Sharpton promoting education reform. It had the members of FR in an uproar and they said they'd never vote for the guy...how quickly people forget.

37 posted on 01/21/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by Azzurri
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To: CitizenReporter

You really stepped in it this time. You didn’t just do a drive by comment based on a headline - you did a drive by POST based on a headline you thought would hurt Newt.

Problem is, if you read the article, Newt handled it masterfully and did not give an inch on philosophy and kept it calm and level headed from a planted protester who clearly did not want it calm or level headed.

A drive by posting. New low.


38 posted on 01/21/2012 10:43:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: CitizenReporter

Nothing can be gained from getting in the much to wrestle with a pig. NOTHING!


39 posted on 01/21/2012 10:43:18 AM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: jimbo123

Nah, we need him around. See post 38 for my theory on that....


40 posted on 01/21/2012 10:44:58 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: skeeter
You don't meet with a Sharpton to debate him. What he has to say is irrelevant rubbish. You meet with a Sharpton so you can find a way to let sensible blacks hear and learn where you stand on the issues important to them. Lots of seeds will fall on the rocks and get eaten by birds but some will land in good soil and grow..
41 posted on 01/21/2012 10:47:50 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: CitizenReporter
Gingrich confronted on race, agrees to meet with Sharpton

Caving to stupid crap like this is what keeps Sharpton propped up.

Newt should have kept on walking. This is a no-win situation.

42 posted on 01/21/2012 10:48:32 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: CitizenReporter

So the “afro-american” stated that if asked to do janitorial jobs at school, black kids would drop out rather than work. I believe him and it’s another indictment of “black culture” in America today.
It is a similar mentality to blacks telling a black kid that’s doing well in school that he’s “acting white.”


43 posted on 01/21/2012 10:48:48 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

The Romneybots are in meltdown mode. They know Mittens is toast tonight and it’s the beginning of the end.

The Rove-Romneybots are already trying to spin that the SC results don’t matter and they’re going to get even nastier and desperate between now and Florida.


44 posted on 01/21/2012 10:50:38 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: katiedidit1
Sorry but, yuk. Condi turned out to be about as conservative as Romney. Anyway, she's not interested.
45 posted on 01/21/2012 10:50:57 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: skeeter

I offer, and this is no criticism of the other candidates, but only Newt can answer these issues head on. He can actually speak to minorities better than the president because he’s coming from a conservative value system....


46 posted on 01/21/2012 10:52:06 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: hinckley buzzard
We can use every black vote we can get--we may not get a lot at any one time but we won't get any at all by stiffing the chance to talk to them.

In a fifty-fifty nation, a shift of a single percent settles elections.

Most Repubs shrink from confrontation. Gingrich revels in it. He'll go and he will choose arguments that will go right past their ideological barriers. Thats his gift.

47 posted on 01/21/2012 10:53:32 AM PST by marron
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To: CitizenReporter
who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.

In the next debate, Newt should ask the entire audience to raise their hands if they did janitorial or other manual labor as a teenager: paper route, farm hand, mowed lawns, shovelled snow, etc.

That would end this stupid discussion.

48 posted on 01/21/2012 10:56:20 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jimbo123
The Rove-Romneybots are already trying to spin that the SC results don’t matter and they’re going to get even nastier and desperate between now and Florida.

You are right. Now, with that said, will the Newt folks be smart or dumb? Will they get sucked into a Mitt food fight like Bain (which damned near sunk Newt for good) or will they realize what has propelled Newt to the top (attack the liberals in media, in Obama's administration, and in general.)?

If they come out of SC with a win, especially a big win, all they will have to do to win Florida is to keep fire aimed on the liberals. That's what people crave.

There have been no standing o's for any attack by any candidate on another candidate. The standing o's are reserved for attacks on liberals.

49 posted on 01/21/2012 10:57:40 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: DustyMoment

And we have a drive by commenter award to Dusty Moment, who clearly decided to chime in after reading only the misleading headline.


50 posted on 01/21/2012 10:59:45 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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