On Tuesday night, the director of the pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC Winning Our Future managed to make his candidate even less appealing to minorities.
Rick Tyler, Gingrich's former communication's director who now runs the super PAC essentially propping up his campaign, fiercely defended Gingrich against accusations of race baiting during an interview with Rachel Maddow and Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC following the Florida primary.
Maddow asked Tyler about Gingrich's apparently racially-based attacks on President Obama -- from deeming him the food stamp president to accusing him of being an entertainer-in-chief -- as well as his disparaging comments about minorities in general.
Aside from his comments about Obama, Gingrich has brought up race on multiple occasions during his campaign. At one point, the former Speaker of the House said he would confront the NAACP and tell them the black community should not be satisfied with food stamps -- despite the fact the 49 percent of the nation's food stamp recipients are white -- and has also professed that African-American children have no role models because they live in crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Tyler's rebuttal was initially reasonable, explaining that the GOP was initially the nation's civil rights party by comparing the Republican and Democrats platforms of 1856. However, he soon resorted to the kind of language that led to the race question in the first place.
Ninety-eight percent of African Americans vote Democrat, okay? And what have they gotten for it? They've got poor schools, poor neighborhoods, crime ridden neighborhoods, destruction of the family and the Democrats want to abort their babies, Tyler said.
Tyler, who also admitted the GOP has no real plan to correct any of those problems, went so far as to charge that African American's have no role models in this country aside from the movie Red Tails, which is based on the Tuskegee training program of African American pilots in World War II.