[Mark Steyn said] "For a start, when he says, ‘I am my brother’s keeper,’ his brother is back in Kenya living on $12 a year. That’s what he was living on at the time of the 2008 election. So all the president has to do in terms of shared responsibility is put a $10 bill in an envelope and mail it to Nairobi or Mombasa or wherever and he will double his brother’s salary.”Sometimes you gripe about being taken out of context, only to discover that your remarks are just as bad in context:
“We now know from Gov. Romney, he joins President Obama. Obama is big food stamp, he’s little food stamp – but they both think food stamps are OK,” Gingrich said. “I don’t think food stamps are a future for America. They’re a necessary bridge back to getting a job and back to being independent of the government.”Sadly, when you say that you aren't concerned about the poor because of the safety net, you're open to that line.
Of course, sometimes the context that makes you look bad is provided by someone else:
Great ad, except for the last few seconds. It's a compelling argument against Mr. Romney; but it offers no reason to vote for Mr. Gingrich.