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Monday, January 16, 2012

Video- Newt Gingrich Gets Standing Ovation At South Carolina Debate, Juan Williams Booed

By Susan Duclos

Will link to the transcript in the morning when it is out, but one shining moment for Newt Gingrich came when Juan Williams questioned Gingrich on his calling Barack Obama the "food stamp president".

[Update] Link to transcript HERE.

The audience booed Williams, twice during the question and they applauded Gingrich's response, loudly, ending with an unprecedented standing ovation.

Video below:

Point of fact, In May 2011, PolitFact dealt with this issue:

The most recent data show roughly 44.2 million people received SNAP benefits in February, the most recent data available.

Cain’s numbers aren’t quite accurate, but he’s close. The number of recipients has topped 44 million since December, which means his estimate is about 7 percent too high.

The number of beneficiaries has climbed every single month since Obama took office, despite signs of an improving economy. According to historical data, February’s count appears to be the highest in any month since the program was established in 1969.

Obama took office in January 2009. That month, nearly 32 million people received SNAP benefits. That means the number of food stamp recipients has increased by about 12.2 million since the start of his administration.

That was in May.... in November it was reported that Food Stamp beneficiaries hit yet another record high. Since 2009 there has been a 31 percent increase in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) which was known as the Food Stamp Program until 2008.

There is nothing racial about calling Barack Obama the Food Stamp President except to those that want to distract from the facts and figures by screaming racism.