Lawrence O'Donnell: 'Republican Audiences Don't Know Most People On Food Stamps Are White'

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Saturday said "Republican audiences do not know that most people on food stamps are white."

This occurred during his network's coverage of the South Carolina primary (video follows with transcript and commentary):

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: There’s a tremendous amount of cynicism in Gingrich’s use of food stamps because of what he actually know that his Republican debate audiences do not know. His Republican audiences do not know that most people on food stamps are white. His Republican audiences don’t know that most people use it temporarily, and, most importantly, his Republican audiences don’t know what Newt does know which is there would be no food stamps in America were it not for Republican Senator Bob Dole who held the key to making the food stamp program happen.

So in the past few days, MSNBC anchors have called Republican voters lemmings, racists, and now idiots.

And they wonder why their ratings are so lousy.

More importantly, if O'Donnell knows that most people on food stamps are white, why do he and his liberal colleagues think calling the current White House resident The Food Stamp President is racist?

Isn't it really the Obama-loving press that are making this a racial issue?

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