Video: Newt Gingrich Throws the Race Card Back at Chris Matthews

By now you’ve seen Chris “Tingles” Matthews little screed against Republicans because Mitt Romney made a birther joke and the GOP is slamming Obama for gutting welfare work requirements. Tingles said that both are examples of how the Republicans are racist. Newt laughed in his face before throwing the race card right back at him.

A food stamp president is a guy whose policies are so destructive, that he creates the longest unemployment since the Great Depression and he puts more people on food stamps, most of them white, than anybody else. Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have? Wait a second! Why aren’t you being a racist because you assume it refers to black?

From there Tingles went on to call Ronald Reagan a racist. NewsBusters has the complete transcript of the exchange. The only thing I wish Newt had done differently is that he should have reminded the viewers of the long history of racism within the Democrat Party.