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Allen West: Obama Is the 'Food-Stamp President'

Newt Gingrich's description of Barack Obama as the "food-stamp president" has been criticized as racist, but Rep. Allen West insists it's accurate. "There is no race code. It's a fact. Since President Obama has been in the Oval Office, you've seen a 41 percent increase in the food-stamp recipients in the United States of America," the Florida Republican said on Fox News. "We have a president that's making more American victims rather than victors." Gingrich has also continuously defended his phrase for the president, arguing on CNN Sunday that "it's unfortunate that liberal leaders, whatever their ethnic background, can't have an honest debate about policies that fail."

January 23, 2012 1:38 PM