It turns out that Alexander used this term a number of times on the Senate floor during the healthcare debate.
Cheryl Contee (Jack and Jill Politics) wrote,
"The right (and some on the left) would have you think that Medicaid was created so lazy shiftless black people could eat bonbons, watermelon & fried chicken while having their free x-rays, abusing the tax dollars of hardworking white people. Like Lamar Alexander who has repeatedly called Medicaid a “Medical Ghetto” on the Senate floor."I encourage all villagers to read Cheryl's full blog post.
Why do old white guys in politics always devolve to race-baiting when they are losing the argument?