Jesse Jackson Slams Newt Gingrich Over Food Stamps

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And the food-stamp fracas continues!

The Reverend Jesse Jackson has just blasted Newt Gingrich for his comments that Barack Obama is a "food stamp" president, and has come out against the Republican presidential hopeful, telling Politico: "Food stamps (are the) lifeline for many Americans -- they help farmers, they help the grocery industry, and mostly, they help people who are malnourished."

But wait, there's more!

"For him to disparage the food stamps is to not understand the 50 million in the country living in poverty. He is showing disdain for the poor," Jackson said.

Now, in case you don't remember how began the SNAP -- Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program -- shitshow, Newt Gingrich told reporters in December that "you don't get food stamps. ... You get a credit card and the credit card can be used for anything. We've had people take their food-stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii."

He also said that millionaires can get food stamps, which is totally untrue.

Then, he continued on with his anti-SNAP screed, telling reporters several days later that Obama is the "finest food-stamp president."

Gingrich's comments have come under fire not just from political opponents, but from media and economic analysts.

Many have reported that SNAP enrollment first grew during George W. Bush's presidency, not Obama's tenure. The Bush administration aggressively courted eligible Americans to seek benefits, CNBC reports. Experts say that SNAP has ballooned mainly because of the economy -- not Obama.

The latest in the SNAP spat stems from Gingrich's comments Monday night, when a Fox News reporter accused the candidate of belittling people with "racially charged remarks," Politico notes.


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Newt Gingrich and his cold-hearted orbs. Boy they thumpand wave thier bibles real fine and dandy. And thier pious, zealous, and divinely gifted ability to pick and choose the topic of the book. Well it perplexs the sam hell out or into me. You foul pertentious phonies who make a spectacle of yourself befor GOD ALLMIGHTY,and your fellow man playing your sick game of true-righteousness. You make a show of thy self for thy names sake in the eyes of thy brothers. Oh thy day will be at your door you unvirtuous cold-hearted Satanist! When Christ Jesus looked out over thy that came unto HIM, it is said that compassion fell upon HIM! And in that HE took a few fishs and bread and broke it up in to baskets and feed them that came unto HIM. In the state of Florida such an act will get you put in jial. Because of a law that a Republican passed. It is said that what one doe's or doe's not do to or for the lest of the LORD'S brothern that cold-hearted orb doe's also unto the LORD! Remember that well you selfseving swine. I know a number of our countries finest, that are serving our country over seas, and thier wife's and children are on food-stamps, and I give them what little food that I have so that thier children have some more food to eat. And because of my hearts deeds I have vitamin and mineral dificiencies! That have bruoght health problems. Some very painful. But as GOD ALLMIGHTY is my HOLY-WITNESS I will humbly and proudly starve to death, than see a nother child of GOD be in hunger. And I ask GOD to please make sure that for any person that sees a denial that a child of GOD hungers that there will be a very special place in hell for such a foul soul. AMEN. SO FOUL THAT THOU ARE!  

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