April 2, 2007

Newt Gingrich is in the Ghetto

This is pure racism.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich equated bilingual education Saturday with "the language of living in a ghetto" and mocked requirements that ballots be printed in multiple languages. [..]

"The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. ... We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto," Gingrich said to cheers from the crowd of more than 100.
Good people can disagree over the merits of bilingual education, but to call Spanish and other languages ‘ghetto’ is racist. In the Republican base, this type of gutter politics is welcome with open arms. Recently, Republican candidate for President Tom Tancredo called Miami a 'Third World country' without facing any rebuke from Spanish speaking members of the Republican Party. Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida invited Tom Tancredo to Miami for a talk at a five-star beachfront resort. I expect Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen or RNC Chairman Mel Martinez rather than condemn Newt Gingrich insulting remarks they would personal teach him Spanish.

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and RNC Chairman Mel Martinez will not stand up to the likes of Tom Tancredo or Newt Gingrich because they dare not to attack their fellow Republicans for continuous belittlement of their communities. They will remain spineless spokesman for the GOP while the Republican Party is follow the lead of Tom Tancredo’s brown people bashing rather than offering real solutions.


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