Video: Gingrich vs. Juan Williams on the “food-stamp president”

posted at 11:05 pm on January 16, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via BuzzFeed. Between this, the exchange with Ron Paul on Bin Laden, and the zinger about 99 weeks being an associate degree, I’m thinking he might have turned South Carolina from a solid Romney lead into a nailbiter. Has any candidate at any debate had the crowd more riled up than this?

Here’s the bit with Williams plus, via Breitbart TV, the OBL question. I hope Juan is reporting this as an in-kind contribution to Gingrich 2012. Exit quotation from Tom Bevan of RCP: “Newt really is the Honey Badger.”


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There aren’t enough janitor positions in a school for every student in an average sized high school (500 students per class), even if you developed a shift schedule.

Newt Gingrich loves giving non sequitur solutions that sound good to the base for about 15 seconds.

The demise of manufacturing starting in the 1970s decimated black jobs. While many blue collar whites were able to climb the ladder to the information economy, the black communities for whatever reason were not able to (most likely lower emphasis on the value of education, weak nuclear family unit).

I don’t know what the solution is. The current welfare and food stamps system is not working, but telling them to go get jobs when jobs are scarce is a little too much “let them eat cake” for me. And Newt’s private enterprise providing training sounds like another public-private ITT/Devry Education Loaning scam that ends up having the federal government hold the bag for expensive but mostly worthless educations.

haner on January 17, 2012 at 10:37 AM

OK….but who says that a college-level education is the pinnacle of the education process?

How many college graduates out there are plumbers or mechanics or working on drill rigs or running the equipment at the landfill? You know, jobs that require getting dirt under your nails every so often….jobs that WE NEED AND WILL CONTINUE TO NEED.

We need to ignite this economy and stoke it to wildfire intensity to get unemployment back to mid-2000′s levels. But we won’t be able to do anything if there is not a pool of workers with the desire and committment to WORK. Learning to love working hard and getting all sweaty and stuff isn’t in ANY school curriculum that I am aware of.

Anti_anti on January 17, 2012 at 11:15 AM

What’s a Honey Badger?

moochy on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Sorry, but you’re missing the point. I’m looking past the primaries, I’m confident that Romney will be the nominee, but the Republican party doesn’t need anyone getting tagged as racist…

BettyRuth on January 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM

No matter who the Republican candidate is, they will be tagged as a racist. That’s as sure as tomorrow’s sunrise. Even Herman Cain would have been.

slickwillie2001 on January 17, 2012 at 11:24 AM

It’s when Newt doesn’t have an idiot to argue with that he gets in trouble.
RBMN on January 16, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I THINK you are on to something here…he does best when he is the protagonist…take away the adversary and he slides off track a bit.

blatantblue on January 16, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Well he may not be a thoroughbred but I’d enter him in the race against the current commie king

I also desperately want a not-Romney/not-Paul to win SC and the nomination just to humiliate all the MSM and Jen Rubin types who are telling us this is all over.
Purple Fury on January 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM

AGREED

PappyD61 on January 17, 2012 at 7:20 AM
PappyD61 on January 16, 2012 at 11:44 PM

SWEET!

RedLizard64 on January 17, 2012 at 11:28 AM

What’s a Honey Badger?

moochy on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

The most fearless animal on earth.

Yoop on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The Gingrich campaign is like a leaky balloon. The debates allow him to fill the balloon to capacity, and last night to over capacity. But between debates, you see the air coming out, and inevitably this is due to something that Newt says or does.

This is why Gingrich has said that if he wins the nomination, he will challenge Obama to seven long debates. He knows that the debate forum is his strength. Unfortunately, outside the debates, that almost pontificating, garish style of talking, which works really well in debates, is almost inevitably a gun to the foot. Having him beat up on the media is great fun, and if he could build on his debate successes, he would be in better shape. Unfortunately, his movements are predictable, and he makes for an easy target.

Gingrich is his own worst enemy. And because he is helping to split the Conservative vote, his success comes at Santorum’s expense.

EMD on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Sailfish on January 17, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Go f@ck yourself, pig. You’re an embarrassment to yourself, your nation and the western world. Cracking on Old Hickory for getting hacked in the face while he was a child by a foreign invader seeking to kill him for political disagreement is a sick joke.

MTLassen on January 17, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Now, you see, I wouldn’t have had a disagreement if Newt “I’m No Issac” Gingrich would have said something like, “People like MT Lassen should have demanded janitor jobs and a better education to enable them to understand irony when they write it”. It was Newt who was spewing all the cracker garbage and anyone with a few functioning honest brain cells knows and would admit it.

Sailfish on January 17, 2012 at 11:42 AM

“…calling anyone you disagree with a racist…”
…That everything you don’t like or agree with is racist? Good lord are liberals dishonest and stupid.”

Monkeytoe on January 17, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Wow…overheat much?
I’m not calling anyone a racist. Are you?
Well ok, then.
I was suggesting here that Newt sees as opportune – for some reason – to go after the unemployed and the poor – most of whom are white.
I’m also suggesting that it plays well to his base – esp. in SC.
Is there also a ‘if you disagree with me you’re calling me a racist’ card? Cause that one seems to get played the most these days…

verbaluce on January 17, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Juan is a typical liberal.

When NPR was cleaning his clock and sending him to the unemployment line it was the Conservatives at FOX that saved his ass, hired him, gave him a mega raise in salary and he still sings the libtard race song.

I don’t know who’s worse Juan or Colmes…both make your blood boil.

Have to say it was beautiful..the look on Juan’s face when the camera panned to him in the final minute of Newt’s dressing him down…looked like he lost his best friend…all complimented by the standing O.

LaRepublican on January 17, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Yes, it’s funny since MLK would agree with Newt.

tinkerthinker on January 17, 2012 at 10:10 AM

How do you know?

Dante on January 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

How do you know?

Dante on January 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Because Martin Luther King said so. It is the character of the man, not the color of his skin that matters.

astonerii on January 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM

The New York Times referred to Juan Williams as a black man and implied it was outrageous that he be challenged by Grand Kleagle Gingrich on Martin Luther King Day.

Is Juan Black? I thought he was from Puerto Rico? Or is Black now the term applied to any non-caucasian?

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Wow…just wow…This is why people need to stay in school. Puerto Rico is an island, not a racial classification. *L* Yes, there are Black Puerto Ricans, products of the Caribbean slave trade.

Magnus on January 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

This is why Gingrich has said that if he wins the nomination, he will challenge Obama to seven long debates. He knows that the debate forum is his strength.

EMD on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Newt has done something to these debates that I’ve never seen any candidate do…He’s made them fun to watch. It’s fun having a candidate that knows how to deal with the biased media. Someone who, in a debate, would not let the moderators, or his opponent get away with one single lie or false premise.

That being said, Newt will never get those seven debates if he is our nominee. He’ll be lucky if Obama gives him more than one.

Tomolena1 on January 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM

EMD on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Tomolena1 on January 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Yep. As well, Bammie will negotiate with the liberal networks a set of debate rules that cocoons him from Newt, and he will get whatever he wants.

slickwillie2001 on January 17, 2012 at 12:17 PM

The New York Times referred to Juan Williams as a black man and implied it was outrageous that he be challenged by Grand Kleagle Gingrich on Martin Luther King Day.

Is Juan Black? I thought he was from Puerto Rico? Or is Black now the term applied to any non-caucasian?

CorporatePiggy on January 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Wow…just wow…This is why people need to stay in school. Puerto Rico is an island, not a racial classification. *L* Yes, there are Black Puerto Ricans, products of the Caribbean slave trade.

Magnus on January 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Juan Williams was born in Panama.

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Juan Williams was born to Rogelio L. and Alma Geraldine Williams on April 10, 1954 in Colon, Panama. His father was an accountant, and his mother worked as a secretary. He won a scholarship to Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, New York, a Quaker school.

http://www.answers.com/topic/juan-williams

Yoop on January 17, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Rush is spending his entire show showcasing the conservative definitive moment this portrays last night.

Starlink on January 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM

It’s been fun to listen to.

Darksean on January 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM

What’s a Honey Badger?

moochy on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM
The most fearless animal on earth.

Yoop on January 17, 2012 at 11:32 AM

If you’re going to link to a nature program about the Honey Badger, this one is without parallel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg

poplicola on January 17, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Juan was the one who injected race into the matter, not Newt. And as Rush just said, Newt didn’t take the bait. He redoubled his argument without regard to race, and without attacking Juan or his loaded question.

That said, it’s a sad day when we decline to assert conservative values/policies for fear of MSM’s spinning it as being “racist”.

petefrt on January 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Having just listened to the audio of the exchange, all I can say is Juan Williams is a racist SOB propagandist for his masters at the democrat party.

No further need to elaborate.

tom daschle concerned on January 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Oooh SNAP! Juan just got NEWTERED! :D

The Evil Doctor K on January 17, 2012 at 1:56 PM

tom daschle concerned on January 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Yeah, I was disappointed to hear that line coming from Juan. Usually he’s better than that.

petefrt on January 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM

What’s a Honey Badger?

moochy on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

You asked for it.

Video

NSFW!!!!

Yakko77 on January 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Yoop on January 17, 2012 at 6:38 AM

++++

29Victor on January 17, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Why don’t you use quote boxes?

Basilsbest on January 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

Better good discussion and info without quote boxes than endless shilling, mindless name calling and comical logic twisting without.

29Victor on January 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM

What’s a Honey Badger?

moochy on January 17, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Danica Patrick vows to be the “honey badger” of NASCAR

Gladtobehere on January 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Almost makes me want to vote for Gingrich, too bad he’s such a scumbag politician that sticks his finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing most of the time.

John_G on January 17, 2012 at 3:56 PM

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