22 January 2012

It has been awhile, and now, it's campaign season...

"To take an ex-wife and make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine,"

Newt Gingrich, at the republican primary debate on 19 Jan 12 in South Carolina.

Sorry that this story made it inconvenient for you Newt. See, here is how it works. The press gets a story, in this case, an interview with your ex wife, who, let’s not forget, you were cheating on for a LONG time, and broadcasts it. We knew you were a scumbag cheating adulterer before, this interview just sort of reinforced it really. Of course, the audience applauded and cheered, because they believe the Mainstream Media (who we’ll call the MSM from now on) unfairly maligned your “good” reputation and or standing in the community. Which, of course, is laughable, because once again, you were cheating on your second wife with the woman you’re married to now. For 6 years. Is it really that much of a reach that you’d want an open marriage? Not likely.

This was a big story when this interview came out. Did you expect the panel who were lobbing questions at you guys to just, you know, ignore what she said? Remember, you’re a member of the Republican party. The party that tells us they are the MORAL party, the party who are religious and the more moral between the 2 parties. Of course they were going to ask the question. To think otherwise is ridiculous. You could have played this one better of course, answered the question, without the snotty attitude, but then again, the republican base LOVES that because they’ve been told for many years that the MSM just maligns republicans. If a former wife of a democrat had done this, they would have totally ignored the story. Except for, of course, that they don’t. The media loves a scandal, they don’t much care who it is. And let’s remember, what your wife said, wasn’t, or isn’t even a scandal, she’s just detailing bits and pieces of your life together.

Another quote from Newt last night, "I am tired of the elite media protecting Barack Obama." Are you really going to go down THAT road Newt? Really? Let’s just run down a few things that YOU’VE said about President Obama while you were a member of said Elite Media, when you were working for FoxNews. Here we go…

“The president of the United States, the most radical president in American history, has now thrown down the gauntlet to the American people. He has said, "I run a machine, I own Washington, and there's nothing you can do about it." Now, that's where we are”. C-SPAN, 4/8/10
Of course, the above quote is a familiar refrain from anyone who has listened to what Newt has been saying since he started his campaign. He likes to say that Obama is the MOST radical President. EVER! Of course, any objective review of his record as POTUS would reveal that not only is Obama NOT radical, but he’s probably more in line with President Bush’s political ideology. Definitely in the realm of the military and foreign policy. Little has changed since Mr. Bush left office, and Mr. Obama took over in terms of the wars we’re waging, and the expenditures on the Armed Forces. And, Mr. Obama, as he said during the campaign in 2008, has increased the amount of military personnel in Afghanistan and stepped up drone attacks inside of Pakistan, which is even more traditionally right wing than what President Bush did whilst in office. Radical Newt? No, not really. Not even close. He’s slightly left of President Bush, and slightly right of Clinton in his first term in office. What you said above, about him being a “radical” is just flat out wrong, and a lie, and you know it. Where was your outrage of the media falsely claiming something here? Oh, that’s right, you were part of the media then, and you were attacking Obama, so that is OK. Attacking with falsehoods that is.

This one below is from the National Review from 11 Sep 2010:

“Citing a recent Forbes article by Dinesh D'Souza, former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells National Review Online that President Obama may follow a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview. What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?"
Newt. What does this even mean? I’ve heard the charge thrown about that Obama is some sort of anti colonial Kenyan something or other because his father was. First, do you know who else was anti colonial? Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, and so on. Yeah, our Founding Fathers. If they had NOT been anti colonial (as we all know, against the British, just like the Kenyans were) we’d be drinking tea and hailing the Queen. Kenya was anti colonial because they wanted to be free from the loving embrace of Great Britain. Why do you have a problem with freedom Newt? Seriously. Also, to suggest that Obama had any sort of influence from his father is ridiculous. Why you might ask? Mostly because, the man never really knew his father. Sure, he spent a couple of weeks with him, once, but that was about it. How much influence does a father have on a son when said father is not around? I reckon, not a whole lot. See, what Newt was trying to do here, was trying to introduce Obama’s “other-ness” into the conversation. As in, Obama is NOT one of us! His father was Kenyan! He’s got a weird sounding name, and Hussein is his middle name! Quick! Panic!

Here is a great one from the O’Reilly Factor on 14 November 2008.

“Look, I think there is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it. I think that it is a very dangerous threat to anybody who believes in traditional religion. And I think if you believe in historic Christianity, you have to confront the fact. And, frank -- for that matter, if you believe in the historic version of Islam or the historic version of Judaism, you have to confront the reality that these secular extremists are determined to impose on you acceptance of a series of values that are antithetical, they're the opposite, of what you're taught in Sunday school.”
Oh Newt. Here is what this boils down to. Gay people in this country just want the same rights that everyone else in this country has. That’s it. They don’t want anything more, and they certainly don’t want anything less. They want the SAME rights. Hear that? They’re not a threat to religion, as a lot of gay people are also believers in Christianity and other religions. They just want the same exact rights that you have. That’s it. As far as secularism goes, do you know who else thought that was a pretty good idea? The guys who wrote the Constitution. The laws of this country are not supposed to be religious, or based on religion. What violence are you talking about? Gay people glitter bombing you and your fellow bigots? Yeah, that’s a real attack on you. I am a secular person Newt. I, am an Atheist. I don’t want to impose my views on you in that regard, I don’t begrudge anyone their religion, they’re free to do as they choose. What we do constantly see though is the Christian Theocracy in this country really actively trying to ram religion down our throats. From trying to get prayer back into public schools, to the stupid thing about Intelligent Design which is creationism with a shiny coating on it, to not allowing gay marriage, to not allowing a woman to choose what to do with her own body, and so on. The only people in America actively trying to force their ideas on other people are Christians. OK, maybe not the ONLY, but they are definitely the most vocal, and the most public about it.

Let’s just bask in the glow of a bunch of Newt quotes to end this off.

"The secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did."

“This is not about the right. First of all, there are over a hundred mosques in New York City. So people have the right to free religion if they want it. I've said it openly: If they want to build this mosque in the South Bronx, I'm all for it. Governor Patterson has offered them state land -- which interestingly, I don't know of any state that's offered a church or synagogue free land. But he's trying to solve the problem by getting them away from the site.

The folks who want to build this mosque, who are really radical islamists who want to triumphally prove that they can build a mosque right next to a place where 3,000 Americans were killed by radical Islamists. Those folks don't have any interest in reaching out to the community. They're trying to make a case about supremacy. That's why they won't go anywhere else, that's why they won't accept any other offer. And I think we ought to be honest about the fact that we have a right -- and this happens all the time in America. You know, Nazis don't have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. We would never accept the Japanese putting up a site next to Pearl Harbor. There's no reason for us to accept a mosque next to the World Trade Center. Fox News, Fox & Friends, 8/16/10

(Remember, of the above quote, the people who want to build this community center – it’s not a Mosque – condemned the 9/11 attacks repeatedly as being atrocious, and the group is NOT a radical Islamic group.)

"The government should quit mandating that various documents be printed in any one of 700 languages depending on who randomly shows up" to vote, Gingrich said. The former Georgia congressman, who is considering seeking the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, made the comments in a speech to the National Federation of Republican Women.

"The American people believe English should be the official language of the government. . . . We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto," Gingrich said, drawing cheers from the crowd of more than 100.

"Citizenship requires passing a test on American history in English. If that's true, then we do not have to create ballots in any language except English," he said. AP 1 April 2007.

So, why did I write this and collect the Newt quotes? Well, mostly because Newt keeps attacking the media saying that they are attacking him every chance they get because they’re liberal. Newt, these few select quotes I put up here are you, working in the media, attacking Obama and democrats with outright falsehoods and lies. The thing that got your underwear in a wad was that your wife detailed things that went on between you and her. Are they true? Based on your past behaviors, I actually have no doubt. Stop attacking the media Newt, you’ve done a lot worse things in the media than ABC did with the interview with your ex wife.

Oh, and guess what else? Politics is kind of a blood sport. You know this. It’s just that everytime you get hit, you cry, whine, complain, and then want to take your ball and go home. Doesn’t work like that Super Chief, unless of course you want to just quit, which I suggest you do, because you’ll never beat Obama in an election.