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Newt Gingrich Apologizes On You Tube…In Spanish

I used to think Republicans only inadvertently ended up on You Tube embarrassing themselves. Looks like they’re perfectly willing to upload themselves into cringe-inducing infamy as well.

Today, Newt Gingrich tried to make nice with the Latino community after saying this in a speech to the National Federation of Republican Women on Saturday:

“The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. . . . We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”

To no one’s surprise, his remarks were met with thunderous applause.

His solution: uploading an apology to his You Tube channel. Actually he uploaded two videos. Yep, you guessed it…one of them is in Spanish w/English subtitles. (H/T Eat The Press.)

You know you want to…

In it, he regrets his poor word choice because it caused “mal sentimiento.” And he actually argues that what he’s calling for (ie the end of bi-lingual education, etc.) is an “expression of support for Latinos, not an attack on their language.” Riiiiight.

Eat The Press calls it:

all he meant to say was, hey, if you want to get ahead in this country, baby, you gotta hablo the Ingles. Not that Spanish is a language “without beauty” ’cause it’s not; on the contrary, the 45 million Latino votes in the country are beautiful, indeed.

How not to win California’s electoral votes by Newt Gingrich.