Newt Tees Off on Tingles (Video)
Earlier today Chris Matthews slammed GOP Chair Reince Priebus. Chrissy accused the GOP of playing the invisible race card after Mitt Romney cracked a birther joke at a Michigan rally. (Only Barack Obama and liberals are allowed to crack birther jokes.)
The Politico reported:
Hours after Matthews scrapped with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus over whether Romney had played the race card with a birth certificate joke, the former GOP presidential candidate defended his attacks against “food stamp president” Barack Obama by accusing Matthews of “being a racist.”
“Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have?” Gingrich said as Matthews tried unsuccessfully to interrupt him. “Wait a second, you’re being a racist because you assume it refers to black.”
Matthews said Gingrich’s and the GOP’s rhetoric about welfare had racial undertones, rhetoric that dates to President Ronald Reagan.
“This is a history we have here,” Matthews said. “And this lingo is so clear to every African-American watching right now.”
“So we’re not allowed to tell the truth about food stamps?” he said. “Come on, give me a break.”
“You sit here and chuckle about it as if it’s not a game you’re playing,” Matthews said. “You’ve got that diabolic smile of yours, and you know you think you’re winning here, but everybody out there who’s black or white know exactly the game that’s being played here.”
“No, here’s the game. You have the worst president,” Gingrich said.
Tingles is more unhinged than usual lately. Obama must really be sucking raw egg in the polls.