On MSNBC tonight, Alan Grayson took apart Newt Gingrich and called out his racist presidential campaign.
Here’s the video from MSNBC:
Transcript from MSNBC:
SCHULTZ: Gingrich was pandering to the folks on the space coast today. Let’s take a look.
VIDEO CLIP: (We will at the end of my second term. We will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American).
SCHULTZ: He forgot to say this wouldn’t be any taxation up there I’m sure. How does that going to work? How is that kind of talk playing?
GRAYSON: Well, it’s –I think there is a race between his egomania and racism. I think he’s running the most overtly racist campaign I’ve seen in the country since George Wallace. If you’re talking about presidential campaigns. I think what he tries to do is do these dog whistle things to people he thinks he can connect with to make up with short comings frankly as a human being, and I just can’t believe people have so much disrespect for the 7th Commandment they would give him serious consideration at all.
Grayson pointed out something the mainstream media has been intentionally ignoring. The media refuses to acknowledge that one of the main reasons for Newt Gingrich’s rise is that he is running a racist campaign. Sarah Palin was the Republican racist trailblazer as John McCain’s running mate in 2008, but Gingrich has taken her tactics to a whole new level.
There is a segment of the Republican electorate who along with Palin and Gingrich believe that racism is their path to victory. Republicans have been using racism as a strategy against since before Obama even before he set foot into the Oval Office, but there is a difference between being racist and using racism as a political strategy to appeal to voters. Gingrich has made a strategic decision to utilize the politics of racial division.
Newt Gingrich understands that there is segment of the Republican primary electorate who want to vote for a candidate who they feel will, “put Obama in his place.” Republican voters want a candidate who makes their fantasies about taking President Obama, “down a few pegs, and put him back in his place” come true, and Gingrich is doing everything he can to be that candidate. Newt Gingrich is following the lead of Donald Trump and trying to race bait his way to the Republican nomination.
Alan Grayson totally dismantled Gingrich and called out his presidential campaign for what it really is. Politically it would be better for Democrats if Newt were to become the GOP nominee, but letting Gingrich spew his racist hate for much of 2012 would be bad for America. More national Democrats should follow Alan Grayson’s lead, and not tolerate Newt Gingrich’s race based politics of hate.