Gingrich turns to innermost beliefs, but finds he has none

As I pointed out in a post Monday, Newt Gingrich believes that, frankly, Newt Gingrich is absolutely wrong about Libya.

Not long ago, Gingrich was making the rounds demanding that the United States immediately impose a no-fly zone in Libya. “The United States doesn’t need anybody’s permission. We don’t need to have NATO, who frankly, won’t bring much to the fight. We don’t need to have the United Nations. All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening,” he told Greta Van Susteren on Fox.

“This is a moment to get rid of him. Do it. Get it over with.”

And he said that with the absolute, deadpan conviction that is the Gingrich trademark.

However, once President Obama decided to commit U.S. forces to impose a no-fly zone, Gingrich immediately reversed his position, suddenly condemning the policy he once advocated. The contrast with his earlier position was never more blatant than in his remarks this morning on The Today Show. Asked directly whether the United States should try to oust Moammar Gadhafi, here’s how the former speaker responded:

“I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Gadhafi. I think there were a lot of allies in the region that we could have worked with. I would not have used American or European forces, bombing an Arab country.”

I’ve covered a lot of politicians over the years. Some have been crooks, others have been honest public servants; some have been pretty dim, a few have been very bright. Some have been lazy; others have been the hardest working people you’ll find in any line of work. And that broad range can be found in roughly equal proportions among both political parties. Partisan affiliation offers no guide to character.

Over that time, the single politician I’ve criticized most harshly was probably President George W. Bush. I thought — and still think — that he was a poor president who made disastrously bad decisions for the country. But through all of that, I never lost respect for Bush as a person. He had a moral compass, inaccurate though I thought it was, and he was doing what he honestly thought was right.

Gingrich, by contrast, is a shameless liar, an amoral man of no true conviction or character. He can’t do what he honestly thinks is right because he himself has no idea what his own honest beliefs might be. And while that’s harsh, those are not words that I use lightly, in public or even in private; in fact, I cannot think of another American politician who even approaches him in that regard.

But he does have his fans. Back in January, I predicted that even though Gingrich was planning to base his presidential campaign here in Georgia, few Georgia politicians would support him. I was wrong. Since then, Gov. Nathan Deal has said he would endorse Gingrich’s candidacy, as did U.S. Rep Phil Gingrey, who holds Gingrich’s old seat. Gingrey even predicted that the former speaker would “absolutely” carry Georgia in the GOP primary.

This week, former Gov. Sonny Perdue also joined the Gingrich bandwagon.

“The American people are very hungry for a way back to prosperity,” Perdue said. “Newt Gingrich can articulate that in a way that will appeal to a lot of people. If he runs, I think Newt Gingrich would make a great president. He will be able to count on my support.”

“I think Newt Gingrich would make a great president.” I can’t fathom the disconnect that allows a person to say such words with a straight face.

– Jay Bookman

902 comments Add your comment

mm

March 23rd, 2011
3:16 pm

What do you expect from these GOP scumbags? No matter what the issue, they will disagree even though at one point they did not.

Trudy

March 23rd, 2011
3:17 pm

Newt is an embarrasment to the state of GA. And the U.S.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:17 pm

As I said a few days ago, we’re already into silly season (election season). Gingrich’s clock runs on Obama Opposite Day time.

Mick

March 23rd, 2011
3:19 pm

Politics has become the wwf and america suffers because of it…

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:20 pm

“But he does have his fans.” Well, Hillary was working with him on health care. Immoral, unguided or whatever, the guy is smart. That was Obama’s strong suit too….. voters will have to wrestle with that one. :)

mm

March 23rd, 2011
3:21 pm

““I think Newt Gingrich would make a great president.” I can’t fathom the disconnect that allows a person to say such words with a straight face.”

Cue the old saying:

Q. How do you know a Republican is lying?
A. His lips are moving.

Mick

March 23rd, 2011
3:22 pm

**the guy is smart**

Sorry but I have never seen or heard anything he has said or done that would validate that conclusion..

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:22 pm

“No matter what the issue, they will disagree even though at one point they did not.”

Like Obama on Guantanamo, on the Patriot Act, on military action abroad? Hmmm…. sounds familiar…..

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:23 pm

mm is a parrot :)

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:24 pm

Mick – read some of research. But just insert “articulate” instead of smart, if you want, and let’s call it a day. One can be an articulate idiot. Like the guy currently residing in the WH.

mm

March 23rd, 2011
3:27 pm

“Like Obama on Guantanamo, on the Patriot Act, on military action abroad? Hmmm…. sounds familiar…..”

Pathetic how Obama gets blamed for things he can’t control due to congress.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:28 pm

And some smart guys aren’t very articulate. On GW Bush, hard to know. Obviously not articulate, so people thought he was dumb. He might not have been as dumb as the public was inclined to think….

Mick

March 23rd, 2011
3:29 pm

jm

Both, are not idiots….it’s easy to stand on the sidelines and throw tomatoes…his idea’s do nothing for me…

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:29 pm

“Pathetic how Obama gets blamed for things he can’t control due to congress.”

Cause it takes an act of Congress to relocate Guantanamo detainees back to US? Um. No.

And, someone seems to have forgotten the first 2 years, there was a wholly owned and run Democratic Congress. mm, please remove head from sand. :)

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:30 pm

Jay,
How come you are going after Newt on this but you are totally ignoring similar words that have come from Obama and Biden in the past when Bush was president?

When running for President, Obama said he would not continue fighting the “right war” when referring to Iraq. Should we assume that this is the “right war” BTW….we are still fighting in Iraq contrary to his promises.

While a member of Congress, Obama said “The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,” while talking about Bush. The funny thing is…Bush DID get Congressional approval.

While in Congress, VP Biden said “I have written an extensive legal memorandum with the help of a group of legal scholars who are sort of a stable of people, the best-known constitutional scholars in America, because for 17 years I was chairman of the Judiciary Committee. “I asked them to put together [for] me a draft, which I’m now literally riding between towns editing, that I want to make clear and submit to the Untied States Senate pointing out the president has no authority to unilaterally attack Iran. And I want to make it clear, I want it on the record, and I want to make it clear, if he does, as chairman of the foreign relations committee and former chair of the judiciary committee, I will move to impeach him.” Now, Biden, of course, showed his true ignorance because the Senate cannot impeach anybody. Surely, somebody that brags about chairing the Judiciary Committee would know this, but regardless of this oversight on his part, why isn’t he holding this president to a similar standard? Why isn’t media up arms over this? For somebody so quick to go after Gingrich for his words, why are you so slow to go after Biden on his words?

What would the media be doing right now if this was a Republican in power?

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:30 pm

GWB isn’t dumb. But he also isn’t a deep thinker willing to put in the energy to explore his choices. He prefered “gut feel” to “informed decision”, which made him a pushover to those around him who knew how to push his buttons.

AmVet

March 23rd, 2011
3:31 pm

Gingrich, by contrast, is a shameless liar, an amoral man of no true conviction or character. He can’t do what he honestly thinks is right because he himself has no idea what his own honest beliefs might be.

And why he is still so popular among those that share those traits.

Just read the defenses of the serial philanderer that is certainly coming here in the next hour or so…

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:31 pm

mm….He controlled Congress for two years and didn’t get it done. He had a SUPERMAJORITY for most of it. Nice try though.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:31 pm

Scott… we’re still fighting in Iraq?? Really?? Since when? I know we have a presence there, and Obama always said we would as long as they would have us, but last I checked, there’s not enough of our military there to really fight anyone. And you’d think we would have heard about it from, oh, I don’t know, any news outlet including FOX.

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 23rd, 2011
3:32 pm

Jay:

If what you wrote above is accurate then you are correct in your analysis. That is so wishy washy as to almost be comical.

However, how is that different from some of the things Obama has done/said such as stating during the campaign that the president doesn’t have the authority to do what he just did ! And there are more like that as you know.

I don’t see the difference. I condemn both.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:33 pm

Gingrich’s problem is that he is an excellent street fighter but a terrible politician when it comes to picking a side and sticking with it during the fight. He’s rather keep changing sides — or wives — to suit his personal goals. Which means the sides he picks are just for convenience to Newt’s own plan.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:34 pm

Jay, I like the more resolute Republicans. But maybe Newt is nerve racking for Dems because he shares so many traits with the most likely Democratic candidate?…. hmmm….

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:34 pm

And Scott thinks the constitution says that the President controls Congress if they’re all from the same party. Sad what our education system has become.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:35 pm

If you have to be willing to “say anything” to get elected in this country, perhaps it will be Obama and Newt fighting over who gets to drive the bus. :)

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:35 pm

Byteme,
Why don’t you do us a favor and tell the family of CPL Hocking that we aren’t fighting in Iraq.

“A soldier from Federal Way was killed in Iraq on Monday and will be posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his service.

Cpl. Brandon Hocking was killed by an improvised explosive device in As Samawah in southern Iraq. Hocking, 24, joined the Army on Nov. 22, 2005, and was serving in his second deployment, Army spokesman Kevin Larson said. Larson said that Hocking served as a small arms and artillery repairman.”

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:36 pm

jm: what makes you think Newt is “nerve racking” for Dems?? That’s like saying “Sarah Palin scares the left because they make so much fun of her.” It’s just simplistic wishful thinking that Sarah Palin isn’t worthy of being made fun of unless she was somehow really powerful.

We make fun of crazy people too. They more powerful than we think as well?

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:36 pm

Byteme….If he couldn’t do those things, then why did he promise that he would? Here’s why….to get the votes of the gullible morons such as yourself.

Jefferson

March 23rd, 2011
3:37 pm

Where was the UN when the guard was shooting Americans at Kent State ?

Newt can’t be trusted, ask the last 2 ex wives.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:37 pm

Scott: our men and women in uniform get killed here during training exercises, they get killed in Europe through terroristic acts, and they get killed elsewhere. Doesn’t mean we’re “fighting” anyone there. Just means someone got killed. Stop being a simpleton.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:38 pm

Scott: awwww, you voted for the angry white guy, huh? Boo hoo. You lost. Suck on it.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:38 pm

“Gingrich turns to innermost beliefs, but finds he has none”

Jay, no offense but when will you write anything on yet another broken Obama promise?

AmVet

March 23rd, 2011
3:39 pm

George not dumb? By presidential standards?

Puhleeze.

Does anyone remember that humiliating interview in his 2000 campaign where he was asked to name the heads of states of various high profile nations and he could not name virtually any of them?

Without cue cards, I’m not sure he knew the difference between North Dakota and North Korea.

The man was Sarah Palin in pants…

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:40 pm

AmVet

Where’s that doozy you wrote about a few hours ago?

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:41 pm

“Over that time, the single politician I’ve criticized most harshly was probably President George W. Bush. I thought — and still think — that he was a poor president who made disastrously bad decisions for the country. ”

Then you must despise Obama since he’s kept Bush policies alive.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:41 pm

Gingrich, by contrast, is a shameless liar, an amoral man of no true conviction or character.

Way to go Jay! Tell it like it is!

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:43 pm

“Does anyone remember that humiliating interview in his 2000 campaign where he was asked to name the heads of states of various high profile nations and he could not name virtually any of them?’

Yeah, and I also remember Obama saying he’s visited all 56 states and Biden asking a paraplegic to stand up.

Kamchak

March 23rd, 2011
3:43 pm

Stop being a simpleton.

Setting the bar kinda high, I think.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:43 pm

“Cause it takes an act of Congress to relocate Guantanamo detainees back to US? Um. No.”

Um, yes, jm — it takes cash, and that must come from Congress.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

Byteme, It is quite obvious that you never served or you would think otherwise. I cannot believe what you are actually writing….a soldier gets killed by an IED and you think we are not fighting anybody.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

“Scott: awwww, you voted for the angry white guy, huh? Boo hoo. You lost. Suck on it.”

Oooooooooweeeeeeooooooooweeeeee, 2012 gonna be great!!!!!! When Obama is walking out the back door of the White House for the last time, I will be sing this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:44 pm

AmVet: GWB was smart, just not smart in the way that you could see. He certainly wasn’t Obama’s type of book smart. But “smart” can come in other ways and I grant him that politically he was pretty smart to let Rove and Cheney run things for the first 4 years.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

Actually, I’m being too hard on Obama. The guy flip flopped a fair amount, but he still stuck to most of his beliefs, such as they were articulated (rarely), until he got into office, and figured out that his beliefs were wholly unrealistic.

How many HCR waivers do we have now?

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

“Newt is an embarrasment to the state of GA. And the U.S.’

Pffffffft, Newty aint’ nuffin compared to Jimmah Cartah. Speaking of embarrassment, try spell check.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

Scott: it’s obvious that you have never been in charge of anything that mattered, because you would be able to tell when something actually mattered in the larger scheme of things.

And WOW: he’ll still get $400K per year pension. Think about that for a while.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

Bosch “Um, yes, jm — it takes cash, and that must come from Congress.”

But the “Great one” said he would get it done….what happened?

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

“He certainly wasn’t Obama’s type of book smart. ‘

LOL!!!!!! No one knows if Obama was book smart because the guy has never allowed his college grades to be seen by the public.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:46 pm

Bosch 3:43 – yeah, cause those military flights back and forth to Guantanamo don’t have the space for a couple hundred people.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

jm: do you even know what the HCR wavers are about? Have you done your homework? Do you need me to provide a URL so that you can find out that it’s less of a deal than you’ve been led to believe?

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

“he’ll still get $400K per year pension. Think about that for a while.”

Nothing like government leaches, huh.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

“But the “Great one” said he would get it done….what happened?”

Ask the NIMBYS in Congress.

1811/1801 - 0311/0317

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

Jay: I posted this very late last night but would appreciate a response in case you missed it.

“You mean more of your bigotry, Scout? No, I have no comment. It is what it is.”

Jay, since both of the posts I made were simply quotes from Muslim Dr. Jasser, (who recently testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security) I guess that makes “him” the bigot?

Here again are HIS quotes that I simply agreed with:

1) Says “his faith harbors ‘an insidious supremacism’ “.

2) Wants “Muslim leaders to aggressively oppose a ‘culture of separatism’.”

3) Wants “clerics to disavaow scripture that belittles non-Muslims and women”.

4) Wants “clerics to renounce a role for Islam in government”.

My question to you Jay is do you agree with the above quotes or would you consider Dr. Jasser an “Uncle Mohammed” ?

P.S.

AMERICAN ISLAMIC FORUM FOR DEMOCRACY (http://www.aifdemocracy.org/)

“Help us build capacity in AIFD’s programs that help to reform those ideologies in Islam that create radicalization which in turn threaten our liberty, freedom, and democracy. Please take action and donate today.”

THIS IS THE TYPE OF MUSLIM GROUP VS. “CAIR” THAT I CAN SUPPORT !

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

WOW: He was a constitutional law college professor. Means he got his law degree. And he taught students in a public setting. You? How are you doing on those advanced degrees now?

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:47 pm

jm,

“yeah, cause those military flights back and forth to Guantanamo don’t have the space for a couple hundred people.”

I’m hoping that was sarcasm and you really aren’t that dumb.

Jefferson

March 23rd, 2011
3:48 pm

Newt, as far as GA is concerned is just a yankee carpet bagger who worked here. Told his lies and got votes from the gullible.

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:48 pm

WOW 3:46 – who cares about his college grades. The guy has demonstrated a complete incapacity to understand the concept of unintended consequences. The guy may have a certain amount of smarts. Judgment, his supposed strong suit, is an empty suit.

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 23rd, 2011
3:48 pm

Dear Jay, at risk of noting the obvious, the Van Susteren comments are not inconsistent with the Today Show comments. The comments on Fox were a statement of principle, of the responsive powers of the American executive. The comments on Today were his statement of the action he would have pursued.

I also note that Gingrich is being criticized in some conservative quarters for not joining the Ron Paul “impeach the president for exceeding his power” argument – consistent with both the Fox statement of principle and the Today Show “differing approach he would have taken.”

Just face it, you cannot tolerate a real thinker.

AmVet

March 23rd, 2011
3:48 pm

You do remember it, wow?

Good on you! Then you can tell us the details.

For once in your blogging career. (hat tip Paul)

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

“He was a constitutional law college professor.

He must suck at that because he doesn’t even know that it is unconstitutional to make people buy health insurance.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

bytme…. “it’s obvious that you have never been in charge of anything that mattered”

I guess I can expect your vote for president then. After all, you just described Obama to a tee.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

ByteMe takes on WOW, please somebody pass me the popcorn! :-)

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

“You do remember it, wow?’

Hey Vet, where’s that doozy you spoke of?

@@

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

No surprise! He’s campaigning for president against the current OOH.

Remember the stuff Obama said during his campaign? The promises he made? Is he the same guy? Has the left been misled?

To hear them tell it, they have. It’s like Blago said…

“We all do it…you know we do.”

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:49 pm

“How are you doing on those advanced degrees now?’

Just fine.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

Bosch “Ask the NIMBYS in Congress.” Nope….not good enough. just admit that he lied. He said he would get it done and he didn’t.

ByteMe

March 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

WOW: so you’re still pursuing them, huh? Well, then when you have it AND you pass an exam showing what you learned AND you get a college to hire you to put your face in public and teach others what you know… THEN…

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

Bosch 3:47 – you’d be shocked by the amount of leeway executive authority gets these days. How many bombs have we dropped on a country we’re not at war with?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 23rd, 2011
3:51 pm

I think Newt would be an excellent president, but not as great as either Herman Cain or Chris Christie. Or Marco Rubio.

Of course, almost anyone to the right of Hugo Chavez would be better than what we suffer right now.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:52 pm

“so you’re still pursuing them, huh? Well, then when you have it AND you pass an exam showing what you learned AND you get a college to hire you to put your face in public and teach others what you know… THEN…”

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:53 pm

Speaking of bombs. The Fed is dropping bombs on my bank stocks. Don’t know if they’re Tomahawks or just stink bombs, but they do stink either way.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:53 pm

“Nope….not good enough. just admit that he lied. He said he would get it done and he didn’t.”

So, what’s he suppossed to do Scout? Overstep his Constituitonal authority? Sorry, but that’s what happened. He did his part, too bad the NIMBYS didn’t do theirs.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:54 pm

“Overstep his Constituitonal authority? ‘

PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTT he already did that, Bosch! LOL

jm

March 23rd, 2011
3:54 pm

Ragnar – I’m ready for a little seniority personally. Rubio, young (and inexperienced). Christie, relatively young and not even a full term yet.

Think more about the likes of Huntsman, Daniels, or Romney who all have gobs more experience.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:54 pm

“How many bombs have we dropped on a country we’re not at war with?”

Lots. And?

Southern Comfort (aka The Man)

March 23rd, 2011
3:55 pm

I’ll sit this one out. Before too long, it will be Obama’s fault that Gingrich flip-flopped like a fish out of water being electrocuted. Sad part is, people still believe that jackass.

stands for decibels

March 23rd, 2011
3:56 pm

He had a SUPERMAJORITY for most of it.

No, he didn’t.

He had a 60 vote caucus (that’s including Joe Lieberman, a supposed independent who campaigned against Obama and for John McCain in 2008) from July 7, 2009 to February 4, 2010.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:56 pm

“who cares about his college grades.’

It matters, jm. The left is always talking about how stupid the right is. In 2004, John F. Kerry stated that Bush was an idiot. After the election was over, John F. Kerry’s grades were released and guess what??????? John F. Kerry made worse grades than W.

To top that off, Owl Gore flunked out of Vandy yet the left thinks he’s very smart.

stands for decibels

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

But through all of that, I never lost respect for Bush as a person. He had a moral compass, inaccurate though I thought it was, and he was doing what he honestly thought was right.

I used to feel that way about Sonny, as well.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

“Lots. And?’

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!

Barack Obama: I will never attack a country that doesn’t attack America first! YES WE CAN!!!!!!

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

Bosch…..he shouldn’t run on something he couldn’t actually do. He made huge stink about it. He had a big signing ceremony where pretty much said it was a done deal. He didn’t get it done. He lied. As far as overstepping constitutional authority goes…..it hasn’t stopped him so far (see healthcare, Libya),, so why wouldn’t he do the same in this case. Seriously… you MUST be joking when you write this stuff.

AmVet

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

ByteMe, I listened to him a great deal in his 2000 campaign and thought there is no way in hell, people, en masse, are going to fall for this guy’s empty, sophomoric claptrap.

Look how wrong I could be!

The man at that point in his life was already a serial failure, with a sordid history of bilking people and avoiding responsibility.

And compared to every one of his previous seven predecessors including Rhodes Scholars and US Naval Academy grads, the piss poor C student with the silver spoon in his mouth (formerly up his nose) was an intellectual lightweight…

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

Dear jm, Huntsman underwhelms me. Daniels has the same problem as Bush 41, lacks “the vision thing.” Romney is truly impressive for me, but impressive guys make a mistake or two along the way, and I think RomneyCare is kryptonite for superman.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:57 pm

“Sad part is, people still believe that jackass.’

Yes, it is sad that some people still believe Obama.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
3:58 pm

“He had a big signing ceremony where pretty much said it was a done deal. He didn’t get it done. He lied.”

Oh, blah, blah, blah Scout — tell you what, I’ll admit that Obama “lied” when you admit Bush “lied” about those WMD, deal?

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:58 pm

“Look how wrong I could be!’

GROSS UNDERSTATEMENT!!!!!!!!!!

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
3:59 pm

Stands…” No, he didn’t.He had a 60 vote caucus (that’s including Joe Lieberman, a supposed independent who campaigned against Obama and for John McCain in 2008) from July 7, 2009 to February 4, 2010.”

Fine…whatever….Did it stop his majority in Congress from passing healthcare reform? Nope. They just went a different route illegal as it may have been.

@@

March 23rd, 2011
3:59 pm

Oh, and jay? I’m glad to see you admit your obsession for Gingrich.

He does hold the R tick-U-late edge.

schnirt

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
3:59 pm

“I’ll admit that Obama “lied” when you admit Bush “lied” about those WMD, deal?’

And Hillary, Bill, Madeleine Albright, Joe Biden, John F. Kerry……………………….

Ragnar Danneskjöld

March 23rd, 2011
4:00 pm

Dear jm, Neither of us mentioned Tim Pawlenty in our first group. He may be pretty good too.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
4:00 pm

Wow…Don’t forget Biden and his major problem with plagiarism.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
4:00 pm

“Did it stop his majority in Congress from passing healthcare reform?’

It helps when you pay off your own party.

Jefferson

March 23rd, 2011
4:01 pm

Daniels is not tall enough to be president, must be taller, its a law.

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
4:01 pm

Wow….thanks…you beat me to it.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
4:01 pm

“Wow…Don’t forget Biden and his major problem with plagiarism.’

Oh, I’m not and I will never ever let the left forget about it either.

Bosch

March 23rd, 2011
4:01 pm

Illegal? Really Scout, now you’re just grasping at straws.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

March 23rd, 2011
4:01 pm

Well, back when old Nathan was running, I said he might could be a crook, but at least he’s our crook.

I guess the same goes for old Newt. He might could be a liar, a hypocrite, a shameless two-face, and a big-time philanderer, but at least he’s our liar, hypocrite, two-face, and big-time philanderer.

Like some people on this blog are saying, he’s all wrong but in your heart you know he’s Right. And that’s all that counts. And I bet he’s got a Long Form Birth Certificate. Which is more than I can say about a Certain Person we all know. (Just don’t bring your women folk to any of Newt’s rallys.)

jconservative

March 23rd, 2011
4:02 pm

Yeah, the term Jay applied to Newt, amoral, may be a perfect fit.

Not immoral, just amoral, to a degree one is unable to find in the vast number of people.

Amoral: 1. …being neither moral nor immoral; specifically : lying outside the sphere to which moral judgments apply. 2. being outside or beyond the moral order or a particular code of morals. (Merriam-Webster)

This would appear to fit Newt to a “T”.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
4:02 pm

“I’m glad to see you admit your obsession for Gingrich.”

What is up with his blind hatred for Gingrich?

The Leg Lamp™©® is a “major award”…..

March 23rd, 2011
4:03 pm

Jay said “Gingrich turns to innermost beliefs, but finds he has none”

Perhaps he should take his message to all 57 states like Obama did and see what happens.

WOW

March 23rd, 2011
4:03 pm

“Illegal? Really Scout, now you’re just grasping at straws.”

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Scott

March 23rd, 2011
4:05 pm

Bosch.. What word would you like to to use to describe the bribing process that the bill went through to even get it to Cloture….You remember the Louisiana Purchase and the Cornhusker kickback, don’t you? Last I look, a bribe is illegal. Thanks.