He sure knows how to put “them” in their place, doesn’t he?
I’ll have to give Newt another look.
Really, even the Socialist New York Times sings his praises. First they praise his success
Gingrich — whose net worth The Los Angeles Times has estimated to be $6.7 million, who was a history professor, who was paid $1.6 million dollars by Freddie Mac for “advice,” and who had a half million dollar line of credit at Tiffany’s.
Next they show how Dr. Gingrich really sticks it to “them”:
Gingrich said it outright earlier in the evening when responding to a question about how long former workers should be allowed to collect unemployment benefits:
It tells you everything you need to know about the difference between Barack Obama and the five of us: that we actually think work is good (applause). We actually think saying to somebody “I’ll help you if you’re willing to help yourself” is good (applause). And we think unconditionally efforts by the best food stamp president in American history to maximize dependency is terrible for the future of this country (applause).
But Williams wasn’t finished. He came back at Gingrich:
Williams: Speaker Gingrich, the suggestion you made was about a lack of work ethic, and I’ve got to tell you that my e-mail account and twitter account has been inundated with people of all races who are asking if your comments are not intended to belittle the poor and racial minorities. We saw some of this reaction during your visit to a black church in South Carolina.
(Boos from the crowd drown Williams out as Gingrich smirks. When the boos subside, Williams continues.)
You saw some of this during your visit to a black church in South Carolina where a woman asked you why you refer to President Obama as “the food stamp president.” It sounds as if you’re seeking to belittle people.
(More boos from the crowd.)
Gingrich: Well, first of all, Juan —
(Crowd giggles. Talk about belittling people. “Juan.”)
Wow. Maybe RFC has a new candidate?
Then again….Mr. Willard “Mitt” Romney still stands out:
Mitt Romney explains why he pays just 15 percent in taxes:
“It’s probably closer to the 15 percent rate than anything,” Mr. Romney said. “Because my last 10 years, I’ve — my income comes overwhelmingly from some investments made in the past, whether ordinary income or earned annually. I got a little bit of income from my book, but I gave that all away. And then I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.”
So how much in speaker’s fees does Mitt Romney consider to be not very much? To most people it would be a lot: $362,000 (h/t: Sam Stein).
So you can forget about $10,000 bets … Mitt Romney could make 36.2 of those and to him it would still be “not very much.” But while he may think $362,000 is “not very much” money
So how much more Republican can one get that this???