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Thread: The Food Stamp President

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    I suspect the same people calling Obama the "Food stamp President" are also upset about class warfare. Ironic.
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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Can somebody explain please why people need food stamps if we are not in a World Wide War?

    why?
    People need foodstamps because they got too many kids they can't feed working for minimum wage.

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Yes. And is one of the most useful programs. I mean, it's food. If they're poor, it's cool to help them eat better. We all wish there were less fraudsters in the system but I'll guess most of it accomplishes its purpose and uses domestic products for the most part.

    Now, if I were asked to come up with a list of MUCH less useful programs.......

    Wow! that's interesting .... like very socialist isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    People need foodstamps because they got too many kids they can't feed working for minimum wage.

    ahhhhh ok thank you

    and why do they have so many kids if they can not feed them?

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Newt said that calling Obama the "food stamp president' was part of his "southern strategy" to win the confederate southern states during the last primary. It must have worked because he won S. Carolina and Georgia. In fact, he got a standing ovation when he said it in S. Carolina. But Newt wasn't the first to use racial coded buzzwords. Goldwater did it, Nixon did it, Reagan did it, GHW Bush did it, GWBush did it ....so nowadays it almost seems natural for the GOP to use blacks as scapegoats to get elected. And why not since they know they aren't going to get the black vote anyway and using coded buzzwords and dog whistle rhetoric helps to shore up the white conservative base....as evidenced by that poll.


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    Lee Atwater: You start out in 1954 by saying, "Nigger, nigger, nigger." By 1968 you can't say "nigger"—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states' rights and all that stuff. You're getting so abstract now that you're talking about cutting taxes, [foodstamps, unemployment, healthcare, etc.], and all these things you're talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is that blacks get hurt worse than whites.

    And subconsciously maybe that is part of it. I'm not saying that. But I'm saying that if it is getting that abstract, and that coded, that we are doing away with the racial problem one way or the other. You follow me—because obviously sitting around saying, "We want to cut this," is much more abstract than even the busing thing, and a hell of a lot more abstract than "Nigger, nigger".

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    I guess POLITICALLY I could see why one would continue a "Southern Strategy" if it worked... but it doesn't

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    By winning only in Georgia and South Carolina, and focusing his current efforts on Mississippi and Alabama, Gingrich is following in the footsteps of a half-dozen Republicans and Dixiecrats before him, from Strom Thurmond and George Wallace to Barry Goldwater and Mike Huckabee, who all swept the Deep South but lost their nationwide contests—primaries and general elections—based on marginal organizations, regional appeal, limited messages, or all of the above
    I still havent found where Newt said that he was going for a "Southern Strategy" ... but I will keep looking.

    Also, Reagan won a heck of a lot more states than just the south,

    in 1980,

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    and he won 49 states in 1984


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    ... I dont think for a moment you can accuse him of a "Southern Strategy"
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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    ahhhhh ok thank you

    and why do they have so many kids if they can not feed them?
    Maybe their jobs got outsourced?
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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by Schutzengel View Post
    Please cite this... I have never heard that and if so it is disgusting, if it is what you say it is...
    Just google "Newt Gingrich southern strategy' and take your pick. Karl Rove wrote an opinion piece in the WSJ that said he didn't think Newt's southern strategy would work in the rest of the country like it would in southern states. I guess he was right about that but it hasn't stopped Newt from doing it now that he isn't a candidate anymore.

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Maybe their jobs got outsourced?
    huh? I don't understand

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    It's funny how the states which rely most on government programs are red states.

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    Re: The Food Stamp President

    Every possible "program" there ever has been or will be is "socialistic". We couldn't function without it. Now, how much for whom are issues of debate. But a country of 307M people without SOME programs would probably not be a very nice or safe place to be in.

    We suffer from an overabundance of programs, many poorly thought through, executed or guarded. The USG kind of sucks, for sure.

    At least this one makes SOME sense and probably does far more good than harm.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Wow! that's interesting .... like very socialist isn't it?

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