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The White Hot rise of Newt Gingrich in the polls was unexpected for sure. Who'd thunk it, the biggest demagogue to inhabit a congressional seat since Sen. Joe (no relation to me) McCarthy, but Newt the master manipulator has burned out quickly and without a major mistake! Who'd a thunk that? Not me for sure, having witnessed his man flame outs in the past. What hurts Newt the most, is himself!
Newt Gingrich, that vile, contemptible, loathsome, odious man, a cynical hypocrite who never met a principle he couldn't abandon or an ethical precept he couldn't trample upon is a man with a big ugly history. What kind of man signs a no adultery pledge, after committing adultery at least twice! Only an egotistical narcissist, and that guy is Newt Gingrich. How loathsome is it to have enlisted your own daughter to refute her mother's tale of divorce, to make him appear to be a nice guy, a good guy. But what kind of man enlists his own daughter to do that anyway? Newt loves the preemptive personal attack, he has mastered the art of the personal attack in fact, he seems so exciting. As Joe Scarborough put it " (Newt) has mastered the dark art of dehumanizing political opponents." Newt certainly has very few political friends, perhaps that is the result of him burning every bridge that got in his way.
There isn't a soul our there who doesn't see what kind of man Newt Gingrich has become. His life story is well established even though it seems for the moment people have forgotten his many transgressions. If by some chance he were to win the nomination, that would be a disaster for the Republican party, and they know it too. When people remember everything there is to remember about Newt, it should finish any chance he had to become the nominee, if he somehow holds on and wins this thing, OMG, we will know for certain TBaggies are in tight control of the party.
A partial list of Newts many Epic Fails:
If I were to attempt list the many EPIC FAILS of Newt, this blog would be too long to read.
At this point I am amazed his 15 minutes isn't over. How long 'til the next not-Mitt candidate takes his place?
Crossposted @ TheAngriestLiberal