Newt Gingrich may not be a “birther” — a believer in the false claim that Barack Obama was born in Kenya — but he evidently doesn’t have a problem pandering to that demographic.
In an interview with the National Review, the former Republican speaker of the House said Obama’s perspective on the world is “factually insane” and the president’s actions only make sense when it’s understood that he has a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” attitude.
Gingrich, now tipped as a potential presidential candidate in 2012, told NRO that Obama “worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating — none of which was true.”
He pondered, “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? … That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
Gingrich was referring to a recent article in Forbes magazine by Dinesh D’Souza, in which D’Souza asserts that “clearly the anti-colonial ideology of Barack Obama Sr. goes a long way to explain the actions and policies of his son in the Oval Office.”
D’Souza describes Obama as “the most anti-business president in a generation, perhaps in American history.”
Jeremy Schulman at MediaMatters described Gingrich’s comments as taking “Republican race-baiting” against Obama “to new levels.” He asserts that D’Souza’s article is “an impressive combination of factual distortions and twisted logic.”
Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich predicted that the GOP will gain 40 to 60 seats in the House in the mid-term elections, riding on an anti-White House “momentum that’s building in our country.”
The most recent Gallup poll shows Democrats and Republicans tied in overall support.
Gingrich also said the GOP would “surprise” Democrats by signing on to any tax cuts the Democrats propose, “as long as it isn’t offset by a tax increase.”
Here’s how lawyers enabling Trump’s obstruction can have their livelihoods stripped from them — by anyone
In a column for the Daily Beast, a former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives laid out a simple way to force lawyers advising aides to Donald Trump to defy Congressional subpoenas -- or avoiding one themselves -- to stop giving bad advice by moving to have them disbarred.
According to Brad Miller, who represented North Carolina in Congress between 2003 and 2013, the way in which former President Bill Clinton's impeachment was handled -- and the penalty he eventually received -- is a road map for legal retaliation even if Democrats in Congress won't do it.
Lara Trump snarls at critics of ‘send her back’ for pushing a ‘biased, racially-charged narrative’
Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump's son Eric, has accused CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of pushing a "biased, racially-charged narrative" after he criticized her recent defense of the Trump administration over the "send her back" scandal.
This article first appeared on Salon.
"Anyone insinuating that there was some premeditated plan to orchestrate the “send her back” chant is obviously desperate to continue pushing a biased, racially-charged narrative. #FakeNews," Trump posted to her Twitter account on Saturday. She included a link to the Washington Examiner, a right-leaning newspaper which included a quote from Cooper blasting Trump for supposedly "lying" about her role in whipping up a crowd to chant "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Trump’s trade war with China has led to foreign investments in the US drying up: report
Not only are U.S. manufacturers and farmers feeling the devastating brunt of Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China -- among other countries -- now the New York Times reports that foreign investors no longer see America as a safe bet to park their money.
According to the report, "the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office."
With the report stating, the drop-off "stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a less hospitable climate toward Chinese investment, as well Beijing’s tightened limits on foreign spending," one analyst blamed the increasingly hostile trade relationship between the two countries.