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John Hinderaker
1/17/12


Newt Gingrich has labeled President Obama the food stamp president. In last night’s South Carolina debate, Juan Williams, in an already-famous exchange, tried to push back on that characterization, unsuccessfully. “The fact is more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history,” Gingrich told Williams. The White House apparently doesn’t like the association between Obama and food stamps; Jay Carney said that the claim that President Obama’s policies have added to the food stamp rolls is “crazy.”

As happens so often with White House statements, Carney’s characterization had no basis in fact. We wrote about the metastasizing food stamp program in Food Stamp Nation:

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That is right: federal spending on food stamps has doubled since George W. Bush left office. In large part, this is due to fraud–another emblem of the Obama administration. As Jeff Sessions said:

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Classic line at 2' 58"

 

First of all, Juan.....

 

 

You would think that by this stage of the game reporters would know not to challenge Gingrich in these debates. He has spent the last 20 (?)years studying this stuff, they've spent the last 20 years trying to make deadlines.

 

 

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righteousmomma

But doncha know its not the O's fault? He has inherited the worse mess of any president,

king or dictator in the history of the world from Bush, the worse president, dictator

in the history of the world. I mean poor middle class folks gotta eat.

King O has saved us all ! He straightened out the car mess and the banking mess and the

Congress messies and voila we owe him a second term to finish his work.

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But doncha know its not the O's fault? He has inherited the worse mess of any president,

king or dictator in the history of the world from Bush, the worse president, dictator

in the history of the world. I mean poor middle class folks gotta eat.

King O has saved us all ! He straightened out the car mess and the banking mess and the

Congress messies and voila we owe him a second term to finish his work.

 

 

You pretty much nailed it

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