Newt Gingrich Rides a Racist Wave [Cartoon]

But will he get carried away?

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Judging by Newt Gingrich’s remarks pandering to the birther movement, he’s trying to ride an undercurrent of racism back into power. But will it prove to be a riptide? An illustrator’s take:

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