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How Bad Is Newt Gingrich?

Posted on | November 16, 2011 | 60 Comments

Bad enough that Ann Coulter would rather have Mitt Romney win:

So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic.
In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton’s impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts — one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized “poverty pimps,” and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros’ candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing in public with the Rev. Al Sharpton to promote nonspecific education reform; and calling Paul Ryan’s plan to save Social Security “right-wing social engineering,” we found out this week that Gingrich was a recipient of Freddie Mac political money. . . .

Read the whole thing. Unlike Chairman Ann, I have not yet conceded Romney’s inevitability, although I have previously stated that if we wake up on the morning of Feb. 1 — after the Florida primary — to find ourselves faced with a choice between Mitt and Newt, I’ll endorse Mitt.

There is, however, yet hope that we can avoid such a dire predicament: Either Herman Cain will pull a miraculous recovery or, if that doesn’t work out, Rick Santorum will finally get his shot.

I realize that some of my friends are saying “Slim just left town,” but the one certain thing is that Republicans will never nominate Gingrich, no matter what the polls say today.

They may be the Stupid Party, but let’s hope they’re not that stupid.



60 Responses to “How Bad Is Newt Gingrich?”

  1. ThePaganTemple
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    Rick Santorum might get his shot? Rick Santorum, who is behind Jon Huntsman in some polls? Hey that’s fine, I’ll sure vote for him, but he’d better do damn good in Iowa, and so far he’s polling at about 1% to Huntsman’s 2%. While my candidate is at about 6%. But of course that’s not the reason why

    The Pagan Temple Tentatively Endorses Michele Bachmann

  2. Tennwriter
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    And this is a pretty good arguement for not voting for Romney.  Because even if Romney is smart enough to be polite in word, in deed he is a fish in the face.

  3. ThePaganTemple
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    I bet your Thanksgiving holidays are stressful. I don’t even want to think about what Christmas must be like lol

  4. ThePaganTemple
    November 17th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    It depends on a lot of factors, including how things are, whether worse or measurably better, if but just a little. And it all depends too on turnout, specifically Democrat turnout, and perhaps most importantly, it depends on how the independents break. If the independents break for Romney (or anybody else) to the same degree they broke for Obama the last time, the GOP wins the election, even if the GOP turnout isn’t that great. It might be a squeaker, but yes, Romney can win, and he would be orders of magnitude better than Obumass.

  5. James Goswick
    November 17th, 2011 @ 1:46 pm

    You’re too young to comprehend what you said. Mormonism is definitely Demonic. Joe Smith’s mother admitted he was a glass-looker to find buried treasure. That is the occult pal.

  6. James Goswick
    November 17th, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    Joe Smith’s mother and dad wrote their son was into the Occult. Google Walter Martin’s Kingdom of the Cults and read about it. Smith was arrested for it. You can google the it. The court docket is in the NY Library. He was busted for glass looking. That is the Occult. Polygamy, adam-god doctrine, celestial marriage for habitation of planets–Smith didn’t make this up. He was dabbling into the Occult, and mormonism is what came of it.

  7. Dave
    November 17th, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    So if the Republicans nominate Chuck Schumer as their candidate, you would say…

  8. The Underground Conservative
    November 17th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I haven’t forgotten those statements about conservatives, either. That bothers me even more than Newt making out with Bela Pelosi on that couch.

  9. Shawn Gillogly
    November 17th, 2011 @ 5:52 pm

    Agreed, this isn’t a bluff. It’s time to make clear that Conservative does not equal Republican. And the Establishment cannot simply crown their candidate and expect us to carry water for them.

  10. Rick
    November 18th, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    I don’t love Gingrich, but he’s better than Romney. I’d vote for Gingrich in the general election. Not “Romneycare” Romney. Read Coulter’s list of Newt’s sins again. Nothing in the list approaches the things Romney did when he was given power. Not even close.
    I have no intention of voting for Romney.  I’ll sit back and watch it all burn before I do that. And I suspect MANY Tea Partiers feel the same way.