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Newt Gingrich Wins Coveted GOP Primary Endorsement From … Bill Clinton?

Posted on | November 27, 2011 | 24 Comments

All the wrong people are saying nice things about Newt:

“He’s articulate and he tries to think of a conservative version of an idea that will solve a legitimate problem,” Clinton said, by way of explaining the Gingrich resurgence.

Jonah Goldberg sees “omens that World Historical Newt is returning to the scene.” Some people haven’t forgotten who Newt really is.

“I never met a single Tea Party activist that supported Newt Gingrich for president.”
Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks, May 17, 2011

Hat-tip to Doug Powers at; more at Memeorandum.


  • richard mcenroe

    What are you talking about?  Chuck Schumer likes him.

  • Hugh Vaughan-Williams

     What a shameless, but cunning, strategy!  If you can’t get Vanuatu from Cain, you’ll  try to  get it  from Newt instead. 

  • King Shamus

    Newt needs to make sure Bubba didn’t just give him a wicked case of hepatitis after Slick Willy slobbered all over him.

    There’s a reason why every woman in Arkansas calls Bill Clinton the ‘kiss of death’.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, some pro-Newt people have tried to “reach out” to me, but I’m beyond reach on this. A Gingrich nomination, like Dole in 1996 and Maverick in 2008, would be a disastrous step backward. I view the ‘Newt Bubble’ as symptomatic of temporary insanity among Republican voters, a madness  born of desperation to defeat Obama, and fomented by various dishonest media influences.

    I hope that we are not doomed to repeat previous exercises in GOP futility. Perhaps voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will realize that “President Gingrich” is never going to happen, no matter what any talking head on Fox News says. As for me …


  • Anonymous

    I also hope to be able to damn him with faint praise, but I’m still on my Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Ladd Ehlinger Jr.

    Tremble before the might of the Newt jowls!

  • Liz

    I love this comment.

    I have nothing more to add to this comment.

    That is all.

  • Liz

    Gingrich is one of the creepiest, nastiest, most conniving politicians I have ever seen come out of DC. And that’s saying something.

    Even if the GOP field is so woeful that he gets the nomination, he would never win. All the Dems would have to do is point out every stupid thing he’s said and done, his broken promises, his appalling behavior towards women, the fact he admits to having the attention span of table salt…The list goes on.

    Frankly, I think that, much as the Dems would love to run against Romney, Gingrich would be a Collective Wet Dream. They’re probably burning joss sticks in front of his picture as we speak.

    And I’m sure Clinton LOVED Gingrich. He made it so easy for Teh First Black POTUS to crush the Republican congress.

  • Newt

    Nancy Pelosi likes me, too.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Quake before the thunderous force of Newt’s mutton top!

  • Anonymous

    Is it “like” like?

  • Ruthi

    All righty then…we have a rapidly narrowing field. Cain and Bachmann are too inexperienced; Romney and Gingrich equal Dole and McCain; crazy Uncle Ron…not happening; Huntsman or Johnson…who???

    So, we’re down to Perry by attrition? Or is there still an unannouced candidate out there?

  • Christy Waters

    Even better, Gingrich gets coveted endorsements from Bill Clinton AND Chuck Schumer. Hahahahaha!!

  • American Spring

    Feeling the love from the Clintons…  Hope you get the scoop on the announcement of a Gingrich/Hillary 2012 ticket… y’all know the Clinton does nothing for free..

  • Anonymous

    Exactly.  Many conservatives do not have a memory like an elephant, it seems.

    Clinton ran rings around Gingrich, and helped with his re-election!  Of course, he loves Newt.  As political adversaries go, Clinton scored numerous shut-outs continuously over Newt.  Why people don’t remember what a political disaster he was is beyond me.

  • Anonymous

    This is probably the only blog where you can legitimately “re-hash” the problems of Newt.  I will never forget what a disaster he was to the conservative cause as Speaker, and now people are lauding him as the next Messiah to defeat Romney and Obama.  He could barely even go toe-to-toe with Clinton.

    Too many have amnesia.

  • Anonymous

    Praise from Clinton probably won’t help Newt in the primaries — even though Clinton is arguably the most conservative president since Coolidge — but it might help him in the general. If it wasn’t for the two-term limit, Clinton would still be in office today.

  • Adjoran

    We would do well especially to remember that Newt didn’t lose his Speakership to an election, ethics charges, or the Clinton/Democratic Attack Machine.  He resigned because he didn’t have enough votes in the Republican Caucus to survive.  Republicans turned him out.

    Those who don’t know or can’t remember why should seek out some of those members and ask them about it before doing something foolish like voting for Gingrich for the nomination.

  • King Shamus

    Shudder before the power of Newt’s Fab Four haircut! 

  • Christy Waters
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  • Bob Belvedere

    ‘Clean and articulate‘???

  • Bob Belvedere

    Sierra Papa.

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