West: “Food Stamp President” Not “Race Code”

Florida Tea Party Congressman Allen West knows racism.  Demonizing the Tea Party? Racist.  Opposing him for calling a female colleague vile and “not a lady”?  Racist.  Calling himself a “modern-day Harriet Tubman” trying to help people off the “Democrat plantation”?  Not racist.

So it’s not much of a shock to see West weighing in on former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s comments that President Barack Obama is a “food stamp president,” and deciding that nope, there wasn’t any sort of racist implications behind that at all.

“There is no race code. It’s a fact. Since President Obama has been in the Oval Office, you‘ve seen a 41 percent increase in the food stamp recipients in the United States of America..We have a president that’s making more American victims rather than victors.”

West may not be actually endorsing Gingrich, but his remarks send a clear signal to those who might be interested that Gingrich is someone he could support, which could be helpful for Gingrich with the primary at hand.  Then again, West isn’t very popular, even among his own constituents.


Photo credit: Gage Skidmore


Ira L.
Ellie L5 years ago

West said, "Liberals should get the hell out of this country!" Well, I say to West, "Get, the hell out of My country." Racist pig.

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Amr S.5 years ago

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Charles Temm JR
Charles Temm JR5 years ago

In the last few years, racism has been used as a primary means of argument for too many things, the term has almost become a stock joke especially when Dems use it.

The Left called the Tea Party racist based on a very tiny number of incidents while OWS was not any such thing despite repeated incidents. Such posturing and the repeated hysterical protests over anything GOPers like West say just highlights the hypocrisy involved with usage of the word racism today.

Nancy L.
Nancy L5 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Patrick F.
Patrick f5 years ago

Jeffrey W. By your own site and charts, food stamp participation went down during the Clinton administration and climbed drastically after Bush took over, it just continued after Obama took over. Obama inherited a huge debt and deficit from Bush's decisions and bailout, something Obama couldn't change, it was a done deal by that time. I don't think Obama is a great President but he certainly is better than Bush.

Doreatha P.
Doreatha Penn5 years ago

I wonder when these Tea Party advocates and Right Wing Nuts will ever get their facts straight. They never tell the truth. They're not interested in the truth. The fact is that there were more people on Food Stamps under George Bush than Obama. Now they have the nerve to call Obama the food stamp president. Just another political line to score political points. Whenever they go toe to toe with Obama on the facts they always lose. Why can't these people look the facts up and tell the truth for once in their miserable lives instead of spewing lies all the time? Remember the old saying the truth shall set you free and the truth always comes out!!

William Y.
William Y5 years ago

@ timothy m. No we can't abide blacks, who spout the same idiocy as right-wing nut whites.
He is just as loony as Perry or Bachmann

timothy m.
timothy m5 years ago

Liberals just can't deal with a black political figure who doesn't fetch their water.

Dave M.
Dave M.5 years ago

Every white country has anti-white politicians,anti-white media,and anti-white academia.

ONLY white countries are having mass immigration "assimilation"=GENOCIDE forced on them by their elite.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white

Jeffrey W.
Jeffrey W5 years ago

False, Chad, and a lie I already debunked with links to the real figures. We are now at the highest level of participation in history, and as many people have joined in Obama's three years as did in all eight of Bush's term. Under Obama the rate of increase is about two and half times what it was under Bush.

Check the chart titled: Individuals Added to Food Stamp Rolls 1971-2011