Monday, December 5, 2011

Newt Gingrich Does NOT Believe in the American Dream! He Believes ALL Minorities are DOOMED to be Janitors OR Pimps & Hoes!

The Root reports: ABC News' Jake Tapper talked to GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich about topics including a defense of his charge that child-labor laws are stupid because poor children need to "learn how to go to work." We're pretty sure he wasn't kidding. Check out his idea in these highlights of the exchange:

“Look,” Gingrich said, “at a time when you have up to 43% black teenage unemployment, you have entire communities that are devastated, you have neighborhoods where nobody has worked and nobody has any habit of work ... "

“Young children who are poor ought to learn how to go to work,” he continued. “What I’ve said is, for example, it would be great if inner city schools and poor neighborhood schools actually hired the children to do things. Some of the things they could do is work in the library, work in the front office. Some of them frankly, could be janitorial ... "

"[W]hat if they cleaned out the bathrooms and what if they mopped the floors? What if in the summer they repainted the school? What if in that process they were actually learning to work, learning to earn money, they had money on their own, they didn’t have to become a pimp or a prostitute or a drug dealer, they had money on their own?

“Now that’s not a casual comment,” Gingrich said. “It actually grows out of a lot of thinking over many years of trying to figure out who do we break out people trapped in poverty who have no habits of work."

"I am sure for [President Obama] it [whether he has done enough for the black community] has to almost involve cognitive dissonance because how can he look in -- how can he say, ‘This is the community I have done so little for?’ “I think as Americans, forget the president for a moment, Americans if you truly believe you are endowed by our Creator with the right to pursue happiness, one of my major goals, is to apply that to the poorest neighborhoods in America in very very different ways and try to break out of what we have trapped people into for the last forty years.”

Hmmm, so after "a lot of years" of thinking about how to harness the potential of inner-city kids, Gingrich's most innovative and inspired idea involves cleaning bathrooms, and he thinks he understands better than Obama what "our Creator" would like to see for the African-American community?

Also, we're confused -- why are black and poor kids the only ones who need to do manual labor, while their wealthier peers get ahead academically? Sounds like a great recipe for perpetuating inequality instead of changing the structures that cause it. If Gingrich keeps it up with this type of policy brainstorming, he might be just the person to reignite passionate black support for the president's re-election.

1 comment:

Vicente Duque said...

The Republican Candidates and their electors are in a game of Merry-Go-Round. - It is also a CAROUSEL or CARROUSEL ( usually with little horses for kids ), each week enjoy a new horse - Study of CAROUSELS, Jurassic Park Dinosaurs and Charlie's Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka should be the "General Secretary" of the Republican Party, with the help of the Oompa-Loompas that work in that factory, or use the Munchkins that received Dorothy after her house landed in the Magical Land of Oz ( and its wizard ).

Republican CAROUSELS in Children's Parks, Science, Technology, Political Dinosaurs and :

Definition in the "Free Dictionary" ( for CAROUSEL ) :

1. A merry-go-round, as one at an amusement park.
2. A circular conveyor on which objects are displayed or rotated: a baggage carousel in an airport.
3. A tournament in which knights or horsemen engaged in various exercises and races.

1. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Photography) a circular magazine in which slides for a projector are held: it moves round as each slide is shown
2. a rotating conveyor belt for luggage, as at an airport
3. the usual US and Canadian name for merry-go-round
4. (Historical Terms) History a tournament in which horsemen took part in races and various manoeuvres in formation
[from French carrousel, from Italian carosello, of uncertain origin]

The Republican Candidates are a CAROUSEL of Jurassic Park Dinosaurs.

This is also very similar to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", a 1964 children's book by British author Roald Dahl.

Everything is absurd in the Chocolate Factory, similar to the Republican Tea Party.

And thinking of the Republican Candidates in the Magic Land of OZ :

Who of them needs a heart, a brain, and courage to stand for Truth and Morality, instead of pandering to bigots and idiots ??


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