Newt Gingrich congratulated for putting Juan Williams in “his place”

Today during a Gingrich event a woman congratulated the candidate for putting Juan Williams in his place at the King day GOP debate. I thopught that phrase was a blast from the past, but obviously not in South Carolina. Hooray for Newt! He put that uppity black man in check and he did not hesitate to thank her for her kind words. I’m sure the Gingrich apologists will have another meaning from this very understandable phrase, but make no mistake Gingrich is speaking their language and his numbers are moving on up.

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  • elogam  On January 19, 2012 at 1:00 am


    I cannot believe you’ve never heard that phrase used in a non-racial way. I know Chris Matthews has an agenda. I note he put two black talking heads up there to keep the prism focused; can’t risk having any other interpretation. EM, my sister-in-law posted on Facebook that her sister-in-law had gotten “too big for her britches” so she had to “put her back in her place”. Should I inform her that she’s talking “in code”?

    • musesofamom  On January 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm

      *SIGH*, Right back at you. You know the thing I like about you is you know how to disagree without being disagreeable. We rarely agree but you never attempt to belittle me or others that express opinions different than your own, and for that I am grateful now my response. Yes I have heard the statement used in a non racial way but Gingrich has established a history of race baiting and as his poll numbers go up and in light of Rick Perry dropping out his new found popularity might secure him a victory in SC. It seems like black conservatives bend over backward giving their brethen so much latitude. What does it take for you guys? Uppity does not offend, put in you place does not offend…what offends?

      • LPM  On January 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm

        Black conservative here. In my opinion, it smacks of racism.

  • squirmer  On January 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Yes, stating that Newt put “Juan in his place” is condescending. What an outdated quote. If all Americans are created equal, what is Juan’s place? Doesn’t Juan have a right to ask Newt these kinds of questions? Especially since Juan stated before his question that his email had been inundated with viewers wondering about Newt’s racially charged line of opinion. A person running for president of the United States needs to be especially attuned to sensitivity of all peoples, and Newt is not showing those attributes right now


  • […] to think about.  Nothing to consider.   A woman stood up and congratulated Newt for “putting Juan Williams in his place.”  Get to the back of the bus, Juan.  The conservatives at Fox let you be on their network, […]

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