The 'Food Stamp President,' and the ‘1st of tha Month’

VIDEO WARNING: Lots and lots of offensive language.

Newt Gingrich famously called Barack Obama the “food stamp president.”

In the alternative, food stamps (and welfare checks) are called by some of their recipients “Obama Bucks” — as famously documented by Democrat Congressman Nancy Pelosi’s daughter Alexandra.


It resonated — and stuck — because in letter and spirit it’s true.

And why wouldn’t it resonate?  It was already resonating before Obama’s inauguration — when one woman famously declared: “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car.  I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage.  If I help him, he’s going to help me.”


I have all along the way thought of a 1995 melodic rap hit by the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony titled “1st of tha Month.”

“1st of tha Month” peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was nominated in 1996 for a Grammy Award.

Obviously, it resonated with a great number of people.

The song’s lyrics describe what some people do with their food stamps and welfare checks.

WARNING: Lots and lots of offensive language.


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