SMH. We have to listen to this fathead talk for fifteen more months.
In his first official speech as a presidential candidate, he was up to more of the same bullsh*t he’s been spewing about President Obama since the 2008 elections.
Returning to the state where he launched his political career more than three decades ago, the Republican former House speaker presented himself in sharp contrast to President Obama, whom he derided as a “food stamp president.” Gingrich sounded a hopeful tone as he pledged that a Gingrich administration would reaffirm American exceptionalism.
“My theme is going to be: Together we can win the future. The right policies lead to the right results. And I’m going to argue that President Obama will lose the future because the wrong policies lead to the wrong results,” Gingrich said in a dinner speech before hundreds of activists at the Georgia Republican Party’s annual convention. He also signed his official statement of candidacy at the event.
“We’re at the crossroads,” Gingrich said, repeatedly sniffling from allergies. “Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism.”
Central to that promise, he said, would be eliminating the capital gains and estate taxes and reducing the corporate income tax from 35 percent to 12.5 percent. Those tax cuts, as well as freezing the personal income tax rates at their current Bush-era levels, is critical to creating jobs and spurring innovation, he said.
“The most important social welfare program in America is a job,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich sought to lay blame for the recession, as well as the economic and social upheaval in Detroit, on Obama and his policies. “President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history,” Gingrich said. “I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history.”
He ran his mouth some more, saying that President Obama, the Commander In Chief who finally led the military to finding Osama bin Laden, “has no clue about foreign affairs.”
But we’re still stuck on that “food stamp president comment.” Of course, it created plenty of backlash: many people definitely felt he wouldn’t have described a White president that way.
And the backlash makes no sense to Newt.
‘That’s bizarre. What I said is factually true,’ he said, pointing out that one of every six Americans receives food stamps.
‘And to hide behind the charge of racism? I have never said anything about President Obama which is racist.’
Asked about how he thinks Mr Obama views America, Mr Gingrich said: ‘Look, I believes he loves America. I think he has a very different vision of what America is.’
He added that he is ‘fairly confident’ that Obama does not believe in ‘American exceptionalism.’
Yes. Fifteen more months until Republicans narrow it down to one candidate. Let’s hope we don’t have to hear Gingrich run his mouth past that.