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Newt Gingrich to African-Americans: No offense, but poor, black kids need janitor jobs


At South Carolina debate, says he doesn't see why African-Americans are offended by plan, gets wild applause.

WASHINGTON – Newt GingrichHerman Cain Endorses Newt Gingrich! WTF???. Read more ... » took a swipe at New YorkDJ Khaled New York City Blog. Read more ... » City public workers during Monday’s debate as he tried to resuscitate one of his ideas – one that flopped earlier in the campaign.

The formerRoy Williams Of Dallas Cowboys Sues To Get Back 76K Ring After GF Rejects His Proposal By Mail. Read more ... » House Speaker chargedThree White Teens Arrested For Putting Noose Around Neck Of Black Teen For Dating White Woman. Read more ... » that city unions are to blame for janitors making way too much money – and he did so to defend himself from a question after he recycled a so-called plan to put schoolTeacher caught performing sex act on a doll steps from an elementary school . Read more ... » children to work.

In effect, Gingrich argued the best thing public schools could do for students – particularly black students – was to give them a broom.

Gingrich – who rattled off a string of one-liners during the South CarolinaUnidentified body found at USC dorm. Read more ... » showdown – said that all Americans, but particularly African-Americans, need jobs rather than more Obama-style handouts, like food stampsNBA: Chris Bosh’s Baby Mother Allison Matthis is Applying For Food Stamps . Read more ... ».

“Can’t you see that this is viewed at a minimum as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black AmericansMayor Benjamin of City of Columbia Named The Root 2011 Top 100 Most Influential Black Americans. Read more ... »?” FoxFox's 'Million Dollar Money Drop' $800,000 Post-it note mistake, invites contestants back after. Read more ... » NewsReunited & It Feels So Good: NFL Football Could Be Moving Back To L.A.. Read more ... » questioner Juan Williams asked.

“No, I don’t see that,” Gingrich shot back, to applause from the Myrtle Beach crowd.

Gingrich said his own daughter’s first job was doing janitorial work at the First Baptist Church in Carrollton, Ga., whenJUST DISRESPECTFUL: When will someone shoot President Obama, voter asks Ga. congressman? . Read more ... » she was 13NBA: Chris Bosh’s Baby Mother Allison Matthis is Applying For Food Stamps . Read more ... ». That could be a nationwide model, Gingrich said, turning his barbed tongue on the city’s public school janitors.

“New York City pays their janitors an absurd amount of money because of the union,” Gingrich opined. “You could take one janitor and hire(News) Citadel moves to hire investigator in sex case. Read more ... » 30 some kidsNew York Politician teaches Parents how to spy on their kids. Read more ... » to work in the school for the price of one janitor, and those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out,” he added.

“They would actually have money in their pocket. They’d learn to show up for work.”

Many polls in the Palmetto State, which holds its first-in-the-South primary on Saturday, have Gingrich running second behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who faced a tough question from Rick Perry. The Texas governor needled Romney for refusing to releaseDJ Drama Says T.I. To Drop New Single Next Week. Read more ... » his income tax returns.

“We cannot fire our nominee in September,” Perry jabbed. “We need to know now . . . so the people of South Carolina can take a look and decide if . . . we got a flawed candidate or not.”

Romney ignored Perry, but couldn’t duck a follow-up question. Reluctantly, and with tortured syntax, he agreed to release his returns – “probably” in April, when most Americans file theirs.

“I think I’ve heard enough from folks saying, ‘Look, you know, let’s see your tax records.’ I have nothing in them to suggest there’s any problem, and I’m happy to do so,” Romney stammered.

agendar@nydailynews.com

 

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