As former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gains ground, the language of racial resentment grows. Charles Blow's Saturday piece highlights recent quotes from Gingrich. It's getting harder to avoid the conclusion that a big part of the right's desire to defeat President Obama is located in racial animus.
Here are a few recent Gingrich racially-tinged quotes that aren't in the NYT piece:
“I will go to the NAACP convention, and explain to the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of foodstamps.”