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Newt Gingrich Calls Subway Riders Elitist


First Posted: 02/ 4/2012 2:14 pm Updated: 02/ 4/2012 3:55 pm

Newt Gingrich has found some success blasting conservatives' favorite targets -- the media, Obama, health care, NOT living on the moon -- and now he's turned his desperate ire at the elitists of Manhattan. You know, the ones who ride the subway.

After Donald Trump's surprise endorsement of Mitt Romney, Gingrich, speaking to a crowd of supporters in Las Vegas, leaned on his old anti-elitist crutch and condemned New Yorkers for, um....


Peter Hamby
Newt blasts the "elites" in Manhattan who live in high rises and "ride the subway"

For being New Yorkers, apparently.

In January, attacking those living in urban centers as being out of touch with real home owners, Newt he said this to a crowd in Ohio:

"Those who, you know, live in high-rise apartment buildings writing for fancy newspapers in the middle of town after they ride the metro, who don't understand that for most Americans the ability to buy a home, to have their own property, to have a sense of belonging is one of the greatest achievements of their life, and it makes them feel like they are good solid citizens."

Of course, Gingrich thinks everything's elitist. Judges, for example. Or the media. Even Disney World.

Perhaps it's just he's never seen this. Or this. Or this.

Also: just because we run yoga classes and perform Shakespeare on the subway doesn't mean that...um....

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