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Newt Gingrich's attacks on Mitt Romney undermine the foundation of Republicans' ideology
Progressives are once again gnashing their teeth over the dog-whistle politics of Republican Newt Gingrich. In Iowa, the former House Speaker hammered away on poor kids, food-stamp recipients and other red-meat issues, and the Tea Party faithful, ever attuned to the misery of the undeserving, appeared to respond. He did it again in South Carolina on Martin Luther King Jr. Day when he told a black journalist that a Barack Obama was a terrific “food stamp president.” Cue the racist delight of an audience gone wild.
By John Stoehr
January 25, 2012