Newt Gingrich was confronted by yet another black man. This time, the man confronted Gingrich outside Tommy’s Country Ham House and pressed him on his comments about 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, The Hill reports.
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.” Source: The Hill
If Newt Gingrich wasn’t so polarizing, he would probably be a good choice for the presidency. But if you think you have heard about a lot of hot mess from Newt Gingrich, come Monday morning more stuff will start coming to light. Newt Gingrich wasn’t liked in Washington D.C. and I am positive another love affair won’t be rekindled that easily.