Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich’s former communications director who now runs his Sheldon Adelson-funded SuperPac, was a guest on "The Rachel Maddow Show" yesterday and claimed Democrats "abort black babies" and that African Americans children need the movie "Red Tails" because they don’t have any positive role models in their lives. Gingrich has for decades been the GOP standard bearer in using racial caricatures to demonize poor people. Colorlines.com’s Seth Freed Wessler wrote a piece entitled ["Gingrich Surges With Old, Familiar Ploy: Racist Attacks on Poor People"](http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/01/newt_gingrich_racist_food_stamps_attack.html) that looks at the history.