Fox News anchor on Newt Gingrich: ‘Now I’m sure’ he’s delusional

Fox News anchor Shep Smith, with the help of GOP veteran Ed Rollins, gave a brutal review of Newt Gingrich’s exit from the Republican presidential race – sure to exacerbate the feud between Gingrich and the cable news network that serves as the path by which Republicans communicate with each other.

Says Rollins: “He epitomized the sore loser. This is a tough game, but he epitomized the sore loser.”

Said Smith, harkening back to the beginning of Gingrich’s campaign: “I thought then he was delusional, and now I’m sure.”

See for yourself, via the Daily Caller:

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75 comments Add your comment

zeke

May 2nd, 2012
8:41 pm

so is his pupil

RaceToTheBottom

May 2nd, 2012
8:58 pm

Newt was once the Speaker of the House. Now he is just a speaker. He just talks and talks. A professional talker, nothing more. Talk as we all know is cheap. Newt’s talk is cheap. Not worth listening to. Never was in fact. Just a pompous blowhard who talked the talk and never walked the walk. Move on folks, nothing to see here.

Another Cynic

May 2nd, 2012
8:59 pm

Hmmmm….does this mean that most Georgians are delusional too? The majority of the Republicans in this state voted for this guy? YIKES!!!

honested

May 2nd, 2012
9:05 pm

If gingrhoid possessed the ‘leadership’ skills with which he seems of feel he is endowed, he would have realized within a couple of days of his paltry showing in SC and in our potty little state that the American public were smarter than he had assumed.
Then he would have quietly bowed out like the other delusional repugs.

Real Athens

May 2nd, 2012
9:17 pm

Newt is currently scheduled to address the state GOP Convention in Columbus on 18-19 MAY. What’s the over and under he drops out or the invitation is rescinded or his appearance is “downsized”?

As a historian, will Newt grasp the credo of George Santayana: “”Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”?

Nah, he was a Latino.

Phyllis Powell

May 2nd, 2012
9:17 pm

Some dirt bags love kicking a guy when he’s down. Newt deserves more respect than that. Shep is a lefty and has become quit an arrogant potty mouth. There is a reason so many people got rid of/ fired Rollins. Has not been relevant for yrs. Not going to be now either. Have stopped watching a lot of Fox. When they cannot even be gracious when Newt closed his campaign speaks volumes about their class. Greta is the last of the nice as far as I’m concerned.

GaBlue

May 2nd, 2012
9:20 pm

It was obvious years ago to anyone who actually paid attention. Were the Fox “News” employees just not paying attention? Or were they forced by their employer to pretend they couldn’t see it? We’ll probably never know for sure.

Not delusional

May 2nd, 2012
9:21 pm

Shepard Smith, the ultimate delusional news anchor – the worst network news anchor of all time.

He adds his liberal, Obama loving opinion to every story, and actually believes that people like his high school antics while reading the teleprompter – but he can’t even read teleprompters.

I thought at one time about stating a web site about “Shepard’’s big mistakes today”, but decided it would be much too much work.

double

May 2nd, 2012
9:26 pm

Zeke you refering to his star pupil at ksu?

td

May 2nd, 2012
9:33 pm

I see you libs are just showing your jealousy again, might I add led by Mr. Jim. Newt is personally responsible for returning this nation from a one party system to a true two party system again. You libs hate this fact and will show your hate forever. Newt is a great American hero!!!! BTW: If you go back and read I said months ago that he would not be the nominee of the party.

Centrist

May 2nd, 2012
9:48 pm

“Your comment is awaiting moderation” – What does THAT mean?

Real Athens

May 2nd, 2012
9:52 pm

td:

Your grasp of history is abysmal. Just like the “professor”. Voter alignment in this country swings generationally. Hence we had Democratic dominance from 1800 to 1860, and Republican rule from 1860 to 1932 (with the exception of Wilson). In 1896 the US entered into an era of more decisive GOP control, in which most presidential elections were blowouts, and Democratic Congresses were infrequent and brief. Thirty-some-odd-years later, that system was displaced by a cycle of Democratic dominance, lasting throughout the Great Depression and beyond.

Gingrich was a mere opportunist in the right place at the right time. He will be the downfall of Romney this year unless Mitt distances himself from him as far as possible. It might be too late.

You’re deluded into believing the Georgia electorate has something in common with the rest of the US.

Look before I leap...

May 2nd, 2012
9:52 pm

You’re not using bad words are you Centrist?

td

May 2nd, 2012
10:04 pm

Real Athens

May 2nd, 2012
9:52 pm

“Gingrich was a mere opportunist in the right place at the right time”

So the eb and flow of politics just happens in a vacuum? Newt did not have anything to do with turning the HOR back to Republican control after 40 years of Democratic control? Did he not put together the national campaign strategy in a mid term election with the contract with America? Did he not go all around the country for two years, recruiting and raising money for the right candidates in the right districts? Are you trying to tell us if Newt had not done anything then the Republicans would have still taken control of the House in 1994 with Bill Clinton so popular?

Like I said earlier you progressives hate Newt because he was the leader of the revolution and almost single handily brought the Republicans back to power and turned the US congress back into a two party system after 40 years in the desert.

Ol' Timer

May 2nd, 2012
10:17 pm

td. . . . finish the story. . . .and was run out of town by his own party. . . .a party that had been saved by Newt. . . .according to your distorted analysis.

Newt is delusional and has a small band of delusional followers who couldn’t find their behinds with both hands. Newt is a megalamanic who couldn’t be elected as President of the PTA.

Look before I leap...

May 2nd, 2012
10:22 pm

I think the Contact with America which td seems to think is evidence of Newt’s greatness, was actually written by Larry Hunter. Several others had input/advisory roles including Jim Boehner, Dick Armey, Tom DeLay and the aforementioned great hero Newt.

The actual content borrowed heavily from a Reagan State of the Union and the idea itself came from the Heritage Foundation.

The above facts do not support the assertion that Newt single-handedly accomplished anything. And but for some pretty adroit politicking on Newt’s part, it would have been Michel who would have assumed the Speaker role in 94 and Newt would be a footnote.

td

May 2nd, 2012
10:29 pm

Ol’ Timer

May 2nd, 2012
10:17 pm

Where did I ever say that Newt was going to be elected President? I am saying you libs refuse to give him his due credit for real accomplishments.

RAMZAD

May 2nd, 2012
10:37 pm

Newt Gingrich is proof that America is tired of race baiting and political hacks who can not rise to the occasion of giving value and credence, opportunity and responsibility to all Americans. Anytime you
believe that you should use or attack one race or creed or religion to pander to another we will find you out and we will watch as your own megalomania cannibalize you.

td

May 2nd, 2012
10:40 pm

Look before I leap…

May 2nd, 2012
10:22 pm

I think you are leaving out the part about how Newt went to the RNC and wanted money for his idea and they said we support your idea but we are not giving you any money because we do not think it can be achieved. Newt went out and raised all the money thru GOPAC.

td

May 2nd, 2012
10:41 pm

RAMZAD

May 2nd, 2012
10:37 pm

“America is tired of race baiting and political hacks who can not rise to the occasion of giving value and credence, opportunity and responsibility to all Americans.”

Exactly what Obama is doing right now to get re elected. I hope you are right and they throw him out of office in November.

Just saying..

May 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

td
May 2nd, 2012
9:33 pm: “Newt is a great American hero!!!!’

Awww, isn’t that sweet?

Look before I leap...

May 2nd, 2012
11:12 pm

@td

And you are omitting that very little in the original contract was enacted as described.
4 of the major provisions actually made it to law (3 signed by POTUS and 1 veto override) and one got tossed by the courts (Line item veto).

If Newt can lay claim to the revolution, he did not bring enough ammunition.

And he was so bad at leading, his own party tossed him out on his ear after 4 years because his ego-driven, bombastic blatherings had tarnished the brand to point of comedic relevancy.

jconservative

May 2nd, 2012
11:20 pm

td

Why did only 6 of the 300 or so Republicans who served with Newt in Congress support his presidential candidacy?

The answer has been in all the papers for months. They consider him incompetent.

Rabbit

May 2nd, 2012
11:36 pm

Gringich: Bishop of the party of “me”.

zem

May 2nd, 2012
11:37 pm

Newt needs to go away.

pic-r-pockets

May 2nd, 2012
11:49 pm

He’s been delusional at least since be proclaimed low income parents should lose custody of their children, so they could be raised in institutions, apparently by the government.

What amazes me is that people actually contributed to his campaign.

George W. Bush

May 3rd, 2012
12:05 am

Newt Gingrich probably just limited his income and blew away any contracts from lobbying. His importance as a national figure certainly diminished as the campaign last two more months beyond reality. Romney wins the nomination by spending millions more than his opponents, but Gingrich and Santorum will be sore losers and throw bombs at the nominee.

Although the polls are closer, the electoral college map may result in Obama carrying more states (including Georgia and Arizona) this time. Romney may lose worse than Dukakis or Mondale. I see George W. Bush is giving an interview tomorrow night, that should sink Romney to even lower in the polls.

Les Legato

May 3rd, 2012
12:17 am

Shep Smith, Hezbullah’s man on the ground in Lebanon. Who cares what he thinks.

GET REAL

May 3rd, 2012
12:20 am

Poor, td. You always want to pat yourself on the back for a fact that even Ray Charles could see would occur: You fancy yourself some great political analyst. Newt would not end up being the nominee. No kidding. j conservative’s comments at 11:20 pm really say it all, don’t they ? He only got the endorsements of 6 House members from Georgia. Period. Oh, and our good ‘ol Governor, Nathan Deal. Key Georgia members of the state GOP did not support him and no one of any true conservative credentials at the national level did either. Do you think you were the only person who entertained that thought ?

Edward

May 3rd, 2012
12:46 am

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. And to see people like td twist in the wind along with their anointed one is just priceless. So much for Georgia’s “moral values”, this bass-ackward state voted for the loon. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

WillamT

May 3rd, 2012
1:24 am

I never planned on voting for Newt unless he was the last man standing, but Newt would have been a far superior President than the pompous America Hating free spending Clown currently occupying the White House.

Bernie

May 3rd, 2012
2:25 am

Now We can stop wasting $35k a day on these two Tiffany charge hounds….LOL! Newt go to back to that ROCK you climbed from under…your 15min is over and has been for awhile. As Nancy pelosi said ”
It will never happen” and she was right as usual.

lefty_316

May 3rd, 2012
2:44 am

So does this mean we aren’t going to have $2.50 a gallon gas? Gosh I guess I’ll just have to put off buying that Hummer H2 that I’ve been looking at for so long. Low milage! Priced to move!

nelson

May 3rd, 2012
4:43 am

Being delusional can be a huge impediment to success, however when the followers share the delusionions, also it can have favorable results. The delusion that some how it is all going to work out in Afghanistan, some where down the road the country is going to be peace loving and thankful for the U.S. asisstance. Then,ofcourse, the Tea Party, somewhere down the road the deficit will become manageable. I can say trying to get others to share your delusions does not work.

GodHatesTrash

May 3rd, 2012
6:00 am

The man is pure trash, garbage. He is the trashiest of the trash that was running for the GOP nomination, even worse than Cain, Bachmann, and Perry. Of course Georgia and South Carolina GOPers love him.

Trash selects trash every time.

panamaguy

May 3rd, 2012
6:25 am

Newt would have made a better President but he has to get into line and support Romney 100% now

panamaguy

May 3rd, 2012
6:26 am

Of course anyone looks better than that Low Class Half Kenyan that lies and lies…. America needs to change Presidents and get rid of that mistake.

panamaguy

May 3rd, 2012
6:29 am

Anyone that voted for the Half Kenyan ex-Muslim should get down on their knees and apologize to America.

Bennie

May 3rd, 2012
7:09 am

In a week in which new job growth numbers are anemic, GDP growth slowed dramatically, showing a cooling economy and the Obama administration callously threw a Chinese dissident under the bus in fear of its financier, no wonder Jim wants to talk about Newt.

If I were a leftie I wouldn’t talk about read events either.

Father A. Long

May 3rd, 2012
7:20 am

He does not see himself as an a$$hole. “Nuff said.

Edward Ruffin

May 3rd, 2012
7:21 am

Like him or not, Newt would have been light years better than our current Marxist. That, and Shep Smith is not exactly a star himself.

eatapeach

May 3rd, 2012
7:44 am

Looks like one of the repugnant strategist(3 names, so far), is attempting to get the thread closed to deflect attention away from the biggest clown in the clown parade.

honested

May 3rd, 2012
7:53 am

This provides an opportunity to see if ‘repugnican donors’ are capable of learning.

Should noots decide to run for any office anywhere ever again, will these same idiots throw money at him in hopes that it will change the appearance of the pig?

Didn’t you guys get enough loserdom during the shrub years?

yellowdog.

May 3rd, 2012
8:09 am

good riddance!

Exboyracer

May 3rd, 2012
8:09 am

Good riddance – the person most responsible for the most partisan dysfunctional congress ever; and people still support this jerk. Good bye and good riddance.

Les Caldwell

May 3rd, 2012
8:10 am

Much to do about nothing

Willis

May 3rd, 2012
8:16 am

I wish this meant that we would not soon be hearing from Newt again, but we all know he’ll be back, telling us how great he is. Maybe he’ll figure out how to get the money to put that colony on the moon that he wanted – he could be the mayor.

Please

May 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

Newt WAS The Speaker of the House. Now he just does not know when to shut up.

Mark

May 3rd, 2012
8:40 am

td

May 2nd, 2012
9:33 pm

I see you libs are just showing your jealousy again, might I add led by Mr. Jim. Newt is personally responsible for returning this nation from a one party system to a true two party system again. You libs hate this fact and will show your hate forever. Newt is a great American hero!!!! BTW: If you go back and read I said months ago that he would not be the nominee of the party.

This is freaking HILARIOUS!!!

TD you are the epitome of a sore loser also. You’ve been blowing Newt’s horn for months now about how he is the only true conservative, how he’s responsible for the two party system, how you took his classes at Kennessaw State…..blah blah blah. Well your own party didn’t even support this clown yet you still defend him.

td

May 3rd, 2012
8:47 am

Mark

May 3rd, 2012
8:40 am

Like I said in the post you quoted. You libs are so jealous and so angry that Newt brought conservatism back into light and then the majority of the nation said yes we are a conservative nation and started rejecting the democratic brand. Most of the old conservative democrats (blue dogs) are now Republicans and Newt gets a great deal of the credit for this and you libs hate him for it.