Dems Blast Newt Over His Obama 'Kenyan' Jab

Gingrich thinks president has played a 'wonderful con' on the public
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2010 11:51 AM CDT
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to local business leaders Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, in Pella, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Democrats are outraged over an interview Newt Gingrich gave the National Review this weekend, in which he offered what he called a “stunning insight” into President Obama’s mind. “What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asked, saying Obama had “played a wonderful con” to trick America into thinking he “was normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan.”

The DNC lashed out at Gingrich. “He’s not a reasonable man that some thought he could be,” a spokesman told the New York Times. “He’s proven he’s just like the rest of them.” The White House, meanwhile, offered a measured response. “I don’t even have—quite frankly—the slightest idea what he was talking about,” said Robert Gibbs, saying he suspected Gingrich was "trying to appeal to the fringe." To see what else Gingrich has been up to, click here.

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