Dr. Boyce Quick Thought of the Day: Newt Gringrich’s Middle Name is “Leroy”….No, Seriously

As I prepare for a Sunday morning interview on Kiss-FM in NYC (11 am – the show is called Open Line), I find myself staring at the ceiling, trying to understand how the world is supposed to work.

I’m admittedly floored by the idea that we would allow someone like Newt Gingrich to run our country.  The man’s life story of infidelity, spousal abuse, etc. is something that would put Bishop Eddie Long to Shame.

I also find it interesting that the three most famous cheaters in America today (Gingrich, Long and Herman Cain) are all from the state of Georgia.  Not to disrespect my friends in that state, but I have to ask….what’s up with that? OK, perhaps it’s just a coincidence.

Third, I am wondering why Herman Cain’s affair with Ginger White (who actually went to my high school) forced him out of the race, while Gingrich’s more significant personal failings still allow him to be the frontrunner.  At least Cain treated his wife with some degree of dignity – Gingrich effectively screwed everyone in his path.

Last thought – this one’s kind of funny:  Did you know that Newt’s middle name is Leroy?  No, I’m not kidding.  I’ll let you decide what to do with that piece of information.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here. 

Advertisements

11 Comments

Filed under African Americans

11 responses to “Dr. Boyce Quick Thought of the Day: Newt Gringrich’s Middle Name is “Leroy”….No, Seriously

  1. WizardG

    What’s in a name:
    When you speak of these two (monsters), you mustn’t forget that you’re trading one political scoundrel for another. We have been assimilated into a society where we have eventually taken on all Eurocentric traits! Right down to scheming, conniving, stealing, and killing.

    African people were never as the ‘white’s’ have [made] us to believe we were. Native Americans were never as warring against each other as ‘whites’ would have us believe! Our ancestors were [forced] to trade their own people during the European slave-trade, contrary to what whites would have you believe. Finally. ‘Leroy’ is a name that dates back to Scottish, Irish heritage and it is not an African name, in fact most of us are using slave names in case you’ve all forgotten that too!

  2. Republican elites are so worried Newt may get GOP nomination. They know very well Newt is going to lose the election big against President Obama. Even Newt kids and relatives are crying why their father and uncle should be on the ballot in the first place. They argue he is a cheater, liar, inhuman, adulterer and outright mental case. I am told TEA Partiers and hard core republicans are drifting away from Newt, their candidate. They think Newt is air head. I agree with them. I am asking all Republicans, TEA Partiers and all American people to join me re-elect President Obama.

  3. Well Dr Boyce my father and brother are both named LeRoy. They have always been self-employed and productive citizens, so what’s in a name…I guess it depends on the person who possesses it.

  4. Because Leroy is a trademark name for Blacks….Now don’t ask me why???But this is a fact…….How many White folks do you know by the name Leroy…Maybe it came out of slavery….

  5. cosign with the wizard!

  6. Ron Gordon

    I’m not too sure how being totally busted in the media more than a few times by different females constitutes showing respect for one’s wife? The last case of infidelity, and to my way of thinking, the most insulting, Ginger White, had to be to be the most galling for Mrs. Cain.

  7. Ron Gordon

    I’m not too sure how being totally busted in the media more than a few times by different females constitutes showing respect for one’s wife? The last case of infidelity we heard about, and to my way of thinking, the most insulting, Ginger White, had to be the most galling for Mrs. Cain.

  8. D.a.g

    Great work! Stay balanced regarding the revealing of these facts hidden in plain view of the American public!

  9. “I’m admittedly floored by the idea that we would allow someone like Newt Gingrich to run our country……” ………… “We” [American public] will allow to run USA whoever the elites [whoever they are] choose to run their country. The elites chose Barack Husseian Obama to be POTUS last time around,… which proves they can install pretty much anyone they want to and make “we” either like it or tolerate it. Kind of like Kruschev told Eisenhower how to make a cat lick mustard. Stick it up his azz.

  10. So What??? I know some white men named Leroy. Are you nuts??

  11. Xavier Moore

    First off, compared to the men who conceived and this “nation,” Newt Gingrich is a choir boy. Secondly, Dr. Watkins, will you please stop playing the Anti-Moses, making half-brained miseducated black folks believe that this unholy abortion is their country, too?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s