It is a virtue among the GOP.
No, this isn’t from “The Onion” or any other satire site. Good grief.
Host Chris Matthews, Republican Strategist Ron Christie, and Politico columnist Roger Simon talk about last night’s Republican debate in which Juan Williams, one of the moderators of the debate, ask Newt Gingrich about his comments about African Americans and how they should be asking for jobs instead of food stamps.
Chris asks Ron Christie whether he thought that Newt’s comments were offensive, and Ron claims that he was being clumsy. Roger Simon fires back, saying:
“This is not Newt Gingrich being clumsy. This is Newt Gingrich being arrogant, condescending, and dismissive. The only thing you can say in his favor is that he’s arrogant, condescending, and dismissive to a lot of people, white and black.”
He went on to say that Newt was playing “a dangerous game” with the crowd at the debate.
Newt Gingrich promises to 1) end separation of church and state and 2) cease efforts to protect LGBT students from bullying ON HIS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE. Who sees something wrong with this? The full thing here.
For those who are understandably having a difficult time keeping up with Newt Gingrich’s love life, we’re talking about Jackie Gingrich, the wife he left while she had cancer. This is the wife he refused to pay child support to, even after their lights and heat were shut off, until his constituents and friends started getting angry, all the while he was banging his 28-year-old staffer and wife #2, Marianne Ginther Gingrich. This is the wife (#1) of which he said, “You know and I know that she’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president.”
If you can stomach it, read the full story here.
Jon Stewart’s take down of Newt Gingrich.
|—||Obama adviser David Axelrod, quoted by the Chicago Sun Times, predicting Newt Gingrich will get far greater scrutiny now that he’s the GOP frontrunner. (via liberalsarecool)|
1. No free speech for you!
In 2006, at an awards dinner honoring the preservation of free speech no less, Gingrich unleashed the scary specter of terrorism to argue that free speech must be curtailed, which he admitted would ignite “a serious debate about the First Amendment.”
Either before we lose a city or, if we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of engagement that use every technology we can find to break up their capacity to use the Internet, to break up their capacity to use free speech, and to go after people who want to kill us to stop them from recruiting people before they get to reach out and convince young people to destroy their lives while destroying us.
His remarks immediately sparked controversy, leading him to write an op-ed days later in which he clarified that the First Amendment should not be used as a shield for terrorists working “to build ‘franchises’ among leftist, antiglobalization groups worldwide, especially in Latin America.” […]