Newt Gingrich’s Disgraceful Ignorance About Poor People

This man is so repulsive in his attitudes toward the poor and the working poor that he makes Perry, Bachmann, and Santorum look like humanitarians. Today, The Hill reported his comments while campaigning in Iowa:

Start with the following two facts. Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works, so they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of “I do this and you give me cash” unless it’s illegal.

Jonathan Capehart:

A lot can be said about the plight of families unlucky enough not to make $60,000 for a half-hour of bloviation or about their equally unlucky children who are deprived delightful cruises through the Greek isles. But Gingrich’s blanket condemnation of “really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods” is unbelievably disgusting. And it’s disrespectful of the overwhelming majority of those children and their families who live their lives with far more integrity and far less cash than Gingrich ever will.



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4 responses to “Newt Gingrich’s Disgraceful Ignorance About Poor People

  1. I don’t care for that attitude either. Thanks for making me aware of it.

  2. mike59**

    Strange behavior from a man who alegedly grew up in the Georgia Baptish Children’s Home, Hapeville, Georgia.
    The Children’s Home is now gone and there is little remaining to trace the past of such a man as Mr. Gingrich; but as one who also grew up “in that vicinity,” well. . . I think I can speak on the subject.

  3. robertsgt40

    Newt was funded by his dual loyalist casino buddy in Vegas(note Newt got $5M just after he said Palestinians were “invented”), If not for that, Newt might be down in the hood panhandling

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