Newt Gingrich, Creep

I'm not posting any more Newt Gingrich photos, so here's a Mastiff puppy, in honor of National Puppy Day. And good night, Patience (my late, beloved Mastiff), wherever you are!

I have made myself abundantly clear clear about my assessment of New Gingrich’s ethical instincts, so yet another example of his unethical creepiness is hardly necessary. I will keep this brief:

Bill Clinton, when confronted by a Truther at a public appearance, gave an indignant lecture to the questioner about unjust smears on the patriotism and integrity of American leaders.

John McCain, facing a women in a 2008 campaign stop who declared that Barack Obama was a Muslim, told her she was wrong, saying, “No, ma’am. He’s a decent family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign’s all about. He’s not, thank you,”

Today, when an audience member at a Newt campaign appearance in Louisiana told him he believes President Obama is a Muslim and a student of Saul Alinsky, and continued,  “And I believe that it’s his policy to bring this country to its knees and ruin the United States of America. Your comment?” Newt replied that:

  • Obama was a “radical.”
  • “If the price of that is that we’re poorer and we have fewer jobs and that we have less energy, that’s fine with him. It’s a price he’ll pay.”
  • “I agree with you about Alinsky.”
  •  I think he’s driven by a radicalism to remake America and he doesn’t frankly care what level of pain it costs the rest of us.”

He never addressed the Muslim canard, later telling Gretta Van Susteran that “I don’t have an obligation to go around and correct every single voter about every single topic.”

Interesting which statement Newt chose not to correct.


8 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich, Creep

  1. You really, REALLY don’t like Newt, do you,Jack?!

    As to whether Obama’s a Moslem or not; who knows or cares? If he was a card-carrying member of the Muslim Brotherhood, he coudn’t have done much worse to this country than he has. As for the rest of what Gingrich said- I frankly agree. The thing I admire about him is that he doesn’t mince words about what he sees as the truth and isn’t a shrinking violet when it comes to throwing the opposition’s garbage right back in their faces. He’s a fighter and a leader in a time when those qualities are badly needed and in short suply.

  2. What’s the deal about Obama being Muslim? Where did that come from? If I had to guess I would say he’s atheist,not that it matters. Obama and Bush both scare me but their religion,or lack thereof,isn’t a problem.
    I don’t understand what Newt is trying to pull.

    • People think he’s a Muslim because 1) his father was one 2) he went to a Muslim school 3) technically, Islam doesn’t let you decide NOT to be a Muslim once you are one and 4)his middle name is Hussein.

      On the other hand, my mother was Greek Orthadox, I went to Greek school, I was Christened in the church, and all my relatives have last names like Coulouris, Pappas and Maheris, and first names like Nick, Sophia, Diana, Helena, and Athena.

      And I’ve never considered myself Greek Orthadox for a single second, ever.

      • Which illustrates, Jack, one of the most stark differences between the two faiths. True, one can be, say, born Catholic. But one can quit the Catholic, Orthodox or Episcopal churches for another without being tried for apostacy and risking one’s life. In Moslem terms, Obama IS a Moslem. The only question is what he himself thinks he is. Trinity Church in Chicago is no more a Christian Church than is Westboro Baptist. It also has strong ties to Nation of Islam, as they’re both all about black supremacy. Judging from Obama’s foreign policy- among other things- I’d say his sympathies evidently lie in the Moslem world. But to what degree overall? With what faith and what country does he truly identify with? Or is it all strictly about him?

  3. Did you mean that Newt is a creep, or that he demonstrates the gradual erosion of morality and civility in our public leaders (as in feature creep)?

  4. Just before he left office George HW Bush signed NAFTA into law. yet Clinton got the blame. NAFTA was fully supported by Newt. Newt AND Henry Hyde both went after Clinton for his penis capers but yet they were both home-wreckers themselves. Newt is the brainchild of Lockheed Martin, the company that can’t build a fighter jet properly, yet charges the US taxpayer for their mistakes. If it weren’t for Fox news, this windbag would have shriveled up and blown away long ago.

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