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Newt Gingrich Brands Democrats "The Party of Food Stamps" -

As you can imagine, Phil had something to say about this in Member Chat:   

      • Here’s Fox’s marching orders - "Gingrich Brands Democrats ‘Party of Food Stamps‘":  


        MINNEAPOLIS — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrichis advising Republican candidates on November’s ballots to frame the choice for voters between Democrats as "the party of food stamps" while selling the GOP as "the party of paychecks."  With a month to go before the election, Gingrich brought his branding effort to Minnesota on Wednesday. 


        Gingrich this week distributed a memo to Republican hopefuls saying they should use the final month to stress tax and spending cuts as a way to spur job growth while attacking Democratic policies as detrimental that effort.

        "It’s perfectly fair to say they are earning the title of the party of food stamps," he said. "By contrast, we have historically sinceRonald Reagan of 1980 been the party of job creation."



        Oh really???

        And that’s not even updated to include the last two years of Bush, where he became the 2nd President since Roosevelt (with the first being his first term) to actually lose jobs over a 4-year period:

        Oh yeah, and the Republicans are, of course, the right party to control spending too! (choke, cough):


      • phil 
        October 8th, 2010 at 3:40 am | 


        It’s the economy, stupid:  



        I don’t know how many ways this has to be shown to people, I vote Democrat BECAUSE I like to make money and I want this country and its people to have a secure future.  What good are low tax rates if there is no opportunity?  What good are low tax rates if the country goes bankrupt and the dollars you "save" become worthless?  

        And who was in control of Congress when this happened?

        And who was in office when Federal Spending went up 66% between 2001 and 2007?  


        I mean really, folks - this is real stuff, not the empty rhetoric of the con men who talk a good game to get elected and then do the exact opposite once they get in power



Bonus pix from Phil:

"Of course, some things never change":

Disclosure: Phil is a proud member of the Food Stamp Party!