Nasty, Negative, Narcissistic Newt
When Newt Gingrich announced his candidacy for the presidency, it occurred to me that a newt is a cold-blooded animal. Handling requires proper hand-washing because they are toxic and carry bacteria. They also have the ability to regenerate themselves, proving that there is something in a name afterall, because the same can be said of Newt Gingrich.
I keep hearing about Newt’s genius. “He’s a revolutionary; a man with great vision; an ideas man”. That’s what they said about Bernie Madoff, and just like Madoff, Gingrich is nothing more than a con artist whose verbal constructs sound impressive and dazzling.
He made a name for himself in the House by demanding that two Representatives be expelled from the House for having affairs with House pages and rallied hard for the impeachment of President Clinton while he was involved in an adulterous affair himself. He proclaimed, "A free country must have honest leaders if it is to remain free." What a hypocrite!
He publicly campaigns as a crusader for traditional morality while making a sham of morality in his own life.
Barely out of high school, he married his high school geometry teacher. He cheated, divorced, married again, cheated, divorced and married again. I couldn’t figure out how such a rotund pompous ass could find so many willing women. Then I saw his wife. She’s either a bobblehead or a Stepford. Maybe she’s even drugged.
Remember the House Banking scandal, where the House of Representatives allowed members to overdraw their House checking accounts without risk of penalty? Newt, along with 7 freshman Republicans made the strategic decision to publicize the scandal in an attempt to sweep the guilty congressmen, most of them Democrats, out of power. Apparently Newt forgot that he had bounced 22 checks himself. The investigation would also reveal that he had voted for a secret House pay raise and a chauffeur driven Lincoln Town Car to drive him around Washington.
In a document entitled "Key Factors in a House GOP Majority," Newt wrote "It is more powerful and more effective to develop a reform movement parallel to the official Republican party, instead of using the party structure, because it would get more attention and be more credible.” Shortly afterwards, GOPAC launched a television program promoting a "grassroots" movement to reform government. The group publicly claimed it was nonpartisan, but private internal documents proved otherwise. Sound familiar?
During his term as Speaker, Congress passed and President Clinton signed the first balanced budget since 1969. Newt and the Republicans love to take credit for this accomplishment. But did you know not one single Republican voted for the balanced budget? That’s right, not one. They were the “party of no” then too.
Never at a loss for words, he has an opinion about everything. He relentlessly pushes military spending and is a big time hawk, but he avoided the draft with student and marriage deferments himself.
Of course Newt is pro life and believes doctors who perform abortions should be imprisoned. He has said that high school girls who graduate as virgins should be rewarded. No word on how their virginity is to be verified. This, from a man who had to be dragged into court more than once because he failed to support his own children.
It should come as no surprise that he is against the legalization of Marijuana. He believes possession should be punished by community service 2 days a week and if a person misses a day they should go to prison for five years.
In spite of his obscure views, I must admit his racist remarks threw me. Of the President he mused, “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]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.” Since the president was raised by his Caucasian mother and grandparents, there is no other way to classify such a statement.
Despite his persistent criticism of the President, Newt steered clear of the “birther” issue. Perhaps it’s because the man we know as Newt Gingrich was born Newton Leroy McPherson. He grew up sharing a bedroom with his maternal grandmother, who taught him to read. It comes as no surprised to learn that as a young boy he collected lizards and snakes.
Newt the baptized Baptist turned Catholic, may well be going to reside in heaven, after an extended delay in Purgatory, but I hope to God he is not going to reside in the White House.
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