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Saturday, March 2, 2024

Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy

Newt Gingrich

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republican bomb thrower who turned dissension into public policy, now says he is “sick and tired” of candidates who deploy divisive tactics.

Now Gingrich says he is the candidate to “unite America.”

Say what?

“I want to be a President for all Americans,” Gingrich said Wednesday.

This from the man who turned the U.S. Congress into a political divide larger than the Grand Canyon.  This from the man who — as Speaker — turned Congress into a backbiting snake pit where compromise became a dirty word and coalitions sank into a swamp of mud-slinging.

Gingrich, who has tried to re-invent himself multiple times in the constant ebb and flow of a turbulent GOP campaign season, now thinks he can sell himself as a healer.

A daunting challenge for any candidate but an impossible one for a serial adulterer who campaigns on family values.

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6 thoughts on “Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy”

  1. Doug, thanks for the image of a pit full of snakes biting each others backs, Nice turn of phrase. I visualized the Indiana Jones “Raider of the Lost Ark” scene – with all of us Harrison Ford. Of course all the real snakes in the movie were harmless.

    I Googled snake pit which reminded me of the film “The Snake Pit”

    The Snake Pit is a 1948 film which tells the story of a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum and cannot remember how she got there. In common metaphorical usage, a snake pit can mean any institution (such as a school, prison, hospital, or nursing home) or organization led in an inept or inhumane way, or an institution containing many people who may be hostile, untrustworthy, or otherwise treacherous.

    Nuff said on that….

    Woody, good job, Newt sure fits the definition of flibbertigibbet (a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person )…. moonbeam fits too – although maybe moonbeamer would take any ambiguity out of the reference.

  2. How do you solve a problem like Newt Gingrich?
    How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
    How do you find a word that means Newt Gingrich?
    A flibbertijibbet! A will-o’-the wisp! A clown!

    Many a thing you know you’d like to tell him
    Many a thing he ought to understand
    But how do you make him stay
    And listen to all you say
    How do you keep a wave upon the sand

    Oh, how do you solve a problem like Newt Gingrich?
    How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

    When I’m with him I’m confused
    Out of focus and bemused
    And I never know exactly where I am
    Unpredictable as weather
    He’s as flighty as a feather
    He’s a darling! He’s a demon! He’s a lamb!

    He’d outpester any pest
    Drive a hornet from its nest
    He could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl
    He is gentle! He is wild!
    He’s a riddle! He’s a child!
    He’s a headache! He’s an angel!
    He’s a boy!

    Oh, how do you solve a problem like Newt Gingrich?

    (with my apologies to the Sound of Music)

    • If this is an example of your lyrical talents Woody188, then I must say it’s quite stunning to say the least. Simply excellent and a keeper! : )

      Carl Nemo **==

      • I stole it. It’s the nun’s song “Maria” from the Sound of Music. Replaced “Maria” with “Newt Gingrich” and there you go.

        I will refer to Newt as “Moonbeam” from now on. 🙂

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