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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Newt Gingrich's Dog-Whistle Politics

Cynthia Tucker argues that Newt Gingrich’s comments on poor children in America were clearly intended to exploit racial tension in her column, “Gingrich Still Relishes His Role As Provocateur:”

Newt Gingrich has always had a way with words — provocative words, harsh words, incendiary words. He and GOP consultant Frank Luntz pioneered Republicans’ use of catchy phrases and misleading language not only to demean their rivals but also to redefine their rivals’ policies.

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