Anyone notice a pattern here? First the blithering idiot Sheila Jackson Lee made the claim New Gingrich was using “racist code words” to lure unsuspecting South Carolina voters into voting for him. Now South Carolina’s own James Clyburn regurgitates the nonsense.
As for Gingrich, Clyburn said the former Georgia congressman and House speaker appealed to voters in the first Southern primary by using familiar terms when discussing President Barack Obama.
“He was throwing red meat to his base,” Clyburn said. “Throwing code words to his base, words we’re familiar with in South Carolina.”
Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American member of the House of Representatives, singled out the “food stamp president” label Gingrich has employed as a particular example of coded language.
“All of this carries certain connotations that people know very very well, and I think that he practiced that perfectly,” Clyburn said.
The South Carolina Democratic denied he was calling Gingrich a racist.
He’s a racist, but he’s not a racist. Thanks for clearing that up.
James Clyburn, code words for moron.
Video via Breitbart.