The stamp-your-feet mentality that infects the Republican Party’s base has led to Newt Gingrich surging in the polls, after Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain did. Newt Gingrich for president? Newt Gingrich as a viable challenger to President Barack Obama? Have potential GOP caucus-goers and voters lost all sense of reality?
Newt Gingrich has absolutely no chance of becoming president of the United States. And it’s not because the “liberal” media is getting ready to gang up on him. It’s because Newt is the ultimate Washington insider. He’s a hypocrite who has used the practices that he loves to criticize to pad his pockets with millions. Every scandal that can be dug up on Newt Gingrich will be right on target. To support Gingrich, Republicans will have to go through similar ideological, hypocritical contortions that Democrats were forced to do after it became evident that Bill Clinton had had sex with that “woman.”
In fact, the sexual misdeeds and hypocrisy of the multi-adulterer Gingrich is the lesser of his liabilities. How can anyone take anything Gingrich says about financial reform seriously after he received $1.5 million from Freddie Mac? Gingrich claims he was a historian for pay, but that’s just another of the many lies that flow easily from his lips. He received $1.5 million for being a lobbyist, to push bad financial schemes.
Gingrich also lobbied for pharmaceutical companies during the Medicare D debate and for ethanol subsidies. There is no law against lobbying, but Gingrich’s denials that he did lobby are enough to tag him a deliberate liar. The evidence is so overwhelming there shouldn’t be any debate (read). The man is a political gun for hire.
Plainly put, Gingrich is a political sociopathic demagogue, so enamored of his own considerable intellect that anything he says or does contrary to his rhetoric is OK because he’s doing it. America had a good look of how Gingrich handled power as Speaker of the House. The results were not pretty — temper tantrums, a $300,000 fine from the House Ethics Committee, a 25 percent approval rating, and resignation after he dragged his party down in the 1998 midterms.
Now Newt’s the latest hope of Republican activists who can’t be persuaded to support Mitt Romney. Have they ever considered how a candidate can be elected if he or she has no appeal among independents?