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Gingrich Back Tracks On “Sotomayor’s A Racist” Chatter

From HuffPo:

Newt Gingrich is not known for his verbal self-restraint. But even he thinks he went too far when he called Judge Sonia Sotomayor a racist in a Twitter post. In a Human Events column, the former Republican House Leader wrote:

“My initial reaction was strong and direct — perhaps too strong and too direct. The sentiment struck me as racist and I said so. Since then, some who want to have an open and honest consideration of Judge Sotomayor’s fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court have been critical of my word choice.

“With these critics who want to have an honest conversation, I agree. The word “racist” should not have been applied to Judge Sotomayor as a person, even if her words themselves are unacceptable (a fact which both President Obama and his Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, have since admitted).”

In a related story, Supreme Court candidate Sonia Sotomayor is now seeing about having eyes installed in the back of her head. You know? Just in case.

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7 thoughts on “Gingrich Back Tracks On “Sotomayor’s A Racist” Chatter

  1. rikyrah says:

    It’s one of those ‘ If I offended anyone’ NON-Apology Apologies that Republicans specialize in…Phuck Newt.

  2. I never really understood what she said that was so unacceptable. I also never really understood the point of the phrase "reverse racism". Reverse?? Finally, I never really understood where these people (gingrich, limbaugh etc) came from. Really. I dont think they came from anywhere I’ve ever been. Possibly I am a little slow.

  3. tarheelio says:

    kristine – these people came from a pit of anger, angst, jealousy and hate. Regrettably, many Americans hear their rants and respond with, "Preach on brother Newt!".I have often been able to weave a beautiful tapestry of words with my spectacular vernacular. But when referring to the former speaker of the house, I can only muster the words of a common man. Newt is a dick.

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