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Robert Gibbs rips Newt Gingrich for his Obama Kenya slam

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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday said Newt Gingrich--the former House Speaker once again flirting with a White House run--was appealing to the fringe when he hit President Obama over the weekend for having a worldview shaped by Kenya and its colonial past.

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The comment by Gingrich is typically self serving in that he is just chasing media response. And it is stupid enough to appeal to the lowest common denominator among us which is his support base.

"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 told NRO. "That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior."

"This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works...

I would say that part is more descriptive of Gingrich.

"I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating -- none of which was true. . . He was authentically dishonest."

I'm sure he is talking about himself.

The part having to look to Kenyan anti-colonialism to comprehend his behavior is geared to appeal to the base because Kenyan appeals to the birthers and anti-colonialism....well it's a two barreled word and they will think he is somehow intelligent.

Seems to me that the founders of the US Constitution were anti-colonial...perhaps Gingrich forgot that part.

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