Newt Gingrich is a big fan of the Lincoln Douglas debates and also claims he is not racist when he calls President Obama, the food stamp president.
So here's an interesting quote:
“I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races,” he declared in Charleston, Ill., to robust cheers, “nor ever have been in favor of making voters of the negroes, or jurors, or qualifying them to hold office, or having them to marry with white people.”
What politician said these word? Here's a hint: it was spoken at one of
these celebrated Lincoln Douglas debates.
Think it was Douglas?
Abraham Lincoln, the "founding father" of the Republican Party said that.
Here's the rest of the story from a Lincoln historian who told the "historian" Newt Gingrich that he would not want a real Lincoln Douglas debate with President Obama.