Sunday, April 22, 2007



It's probably close to incomprehensible to imagine a president worse than George Bush. But if GOP extremist ayatollah James Dobson has his way you might get to live the nightmare. Dobson has all but endorsed Newt Gingrich and has been working hard to rehabilitate his imagine as a philandering and perverted bomb-thrower. Working against Dobson, of course, is Gingrich himself.

There's a reason why so many Americans say they would not vote for Gingrich under any circumstances. And there's a reason why the latest Rasmussen poll shows Gingrich has the highest negativity ratings of any Republican being considered for the GOP nomination. And today Gingrich was on ABC-TV strutting his stuff, attempting to use the Virginia Tech tragedy to bolster his narrow partisan goal of running in the GOP primaries to the right of everyone else. In the past he's tried blaming liberals and Democrats for everything from the tragedy in New Orleans (claiming African Americans were so "so uneducated and so unprepared, they literally couldn't get out of the way of a hurricane") to Republican child predator Mark Foley (who he says wasn't removed by conservatives who knew he was preying on young pages because they were afraid they "would have been accused of gay bashing" by liberals. The jaw drops.

Today he fed an incredulous George Stephanopoulos a bucket of horseshit. He stood by his bizarre and divisive claims that liberals were to blame for the tragedy at Columbine.
GINGRICH: Yes, I think the fact is, if you look at the amount of violence we have in games that young people play at 7, 8, 10, 12, 15 years of age, if you look at the dehumanization, if you look at the fact that we refuse to say that we are, in fact, endowed by our creator, that our rights come from God, that if you kill somebody, you're committing an act of evil.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But what does that have to do with liberalism?

GINGRICH: Well, who has created a situation ethics, essentially, zone of not being willing to talk about any of these things. Let me carry another example. I strongly supported Imus being dismissed, but I also think the very thing he was dismissed for, which is the use of language which is stunningly degrading of women — the fact, for example, that one of the Halloween costumes this last year was being able to be either a prostitute or a pimp at 10, 11, 12 years of age, buying a costume, and we don't have any discussion about what's happened to our culture because while we're restricting political free speech under McCain-Feingold, we say it’s impossible to restrict vulgar and vicious and anti-human speech. And I would argue that that's a major component of what's happened to our culture in the last 40 years.

See what I mean about "worse than Bush? After all, as John points out, Gingrich had a lot more to do with Timothy McVeigh blowing up the Oklahoma City Federal Building than liberals or Democrats had with Virginia Tech or Columbine.

And why would Gingrich make all this noise today? He's busy winning hearts and minds... and pocketbooks over in NRA-ville, where they're starting to panic about a growing clamor for reasonable gun control or even a discussion of rethinking or even repealing the Second Amendment.

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At 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Who did the artwork on Gingrich's face? I hope Adam didn't. Newt does not deserve even a single minute of a progressive artist.

At 3:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newt's up to his old tricks. I remember him blaming Clinton and "60's culture" for the South Carolina woman who drove her kids into a lake to drown in the early 90's. He also claimed at about the same time some 2000 newborns had been abandoned in dumpsters throughout DC during Clinton's first year in office (the correct number was '1'), as if to suggest Clinton was a demonic national influence. Newt is a bottom feeding lowlife, no other way to put it.

At 6:38 AM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

I wish Adam was capable of that kind of work! The Newt picture was a Robbie Conal street poster that was fairly renowned in L.A.

At 5:28 AM, Blogger Psychomikeo said...

In 1962, Gingrich married Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher, when he was 19 years old; she was seven years his senior at 26 years old.

Jackie raised their two daughters, worked to put Newt through graduate school and was a loyal political wife.

Gingrich and Battley divorced in 1980. Battley has charged that Gingrich discussed the terms of their divorce settlement while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery.

What A scumbag!


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