Race expert

What was that whole thing a few days back just after the Dallas shootings, when Newt Gingrich was all, "Hey white people, you actually don't understand what it's like to be black in America" and stuff? His actual quote was very nice, and we all wondered if maybe Newtie was having a stroke:

It took me a long time, and a number of people talking to me through the years to get a sense of this. If you are a normal white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively under-estimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk.

OK, he called white Americans the "normal" ones, but it seemed like he was trying. And he said even more good stuff, too! Is Newt Gingrich really evolving on issues of race, willing to be a Republican voice in the wilderness to challenge racist assumptions made by members of his own party? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha YOU FOOL. Because here is what he said on "Morning Joe" today:



At the risk of once again being divisive ...


I think as long as we have Barack Obama doing what he did over the last few years –-  you had seven-and-a-half years of a black president, seven-and-a-half years of a black attorney general. Gallup reports today race relations today than any time in the last 17 years. Why? Because how often has he hit the police? He hit the police in Cambridge and he was wrong. He hit the police in Ferguson. He was wrong. He hit the police in Florida. He was wrong. At what point does the president have some obligation to say –- there are two parts to this –- one, we’ve got to better understand the experience of being black in America and in places like Chicago where 3,200 people have been killed in the Obama presidency. We better have a strategy that works. We don’t.

Thanks, Newt. It's Obama's fault, you know, the way he stands up on top of the White House every night with a jambox blaring NWA's "Fuck Tha Police," and how can we expect racial reconciliation to happen when the president does that? And when the black attorney general won't tell her fellow blacks to settle down and be sweet? That's just rude, Loretta!

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/604013/barack-obama-says-we-are-not-as-divided-as-we-seem-and-we-even-believe-it-for-a-while"></a>[/wonkbar]Of course, Newt may have already forgotten President Obama's incredible eulogy in Dallas, where he brilliantly addressed both what black folks have been dealt by police, and also the heroism of good cops out there who really take their jobs seriously, like the cops who died protecting those protesters. And the president has addressed that duality before, multiple times! We guess, for Newt, the mere fact that Obama actually acknowledges police brutality means he's one of the cop haters and therefore responsible for all the racial tension in US America today. OR MAYBE Newt has simply awakened from his racial reconciliation stupor and remembered he's supposed to be scoring political points against the libtard president. SHRUG.

[wonkbar]<a href="http://wonkette.com/604081/black-gop-senator-treated-just-as-badly-by-cops-as-black-folks-who-arent-gop-senators"></a>[/wonkbar]Look, some Republicans really have been speaking up since Dallas. Black Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina spoke his truth on the Senate floor, about how yeah, you white conservatives, it really IS different for black folks growing up in America, especially black men. We heaped one metric fuckton of praise on the white boy cracker writers from The Daily Caller and RedState who spoke up forcefully for white folks to actually acknowledge that there is a problem in America with how minorities, especially black folks, are treated by cops.

And we were sort of prepared to give Newt Gingrich a tiny little pat on the bottom for being willing to acknowledge the truth, but we guess he's squandered that now, so fuck Newt Gingrich with a bag of sticky butterscotch candies, that's what we say.

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Evan Hurst is in Cleveland for the RNC right now! Follow him on Twitter @evanhurst.

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