A prominent Republican pol has done it. He's actually done it. We didn't think it was possible. In fact it was. Newt Gingich has sunk ethically and intellectually lower than the aggregate imbecility of a tea party rally:
I’m assuming that there’s some rhythm to Barack Obama that the rest of us don’t understand. Whether he needs large amounts of rest, whether he needs to go play basketball for a while or watch ESPN, I mean I don’t quite know what his rhythm is, but this is a guy that is a brilliant performer as an orator, who may very well get reelected at the present date, and who frankly he happens to be a partial, part-time president.
That was Gingrich, in an interview with Greta Van Susteren last night, explaining yet another of his famously big ideas: that Barack Obama is "not a real president."
This bloated, herpetic suppuration of a former Speaker must have concluded that "food stamp president" was too cerebrally complex for the morbidly witless likes of the Fox News/GOP-base audience. So he went Remedial Racism 101, surveying our black president's rhythm, shiftlessness, basketball-playing and crowd-pleasing, oratorical crooning.
There's no mention in the Hill story of whether Newt Gingrich was wearing a white hood as he spoke. But I guess that would have been superfluous--both the hood and the mention.