Monday, May 09, 2011

What is it...

Chicago man keeps four
foot alligator in kitchen
“to impress women.”

What is it that makes people like Newt Gingrich think they should run for President, or might even remotely be Presidential material? Gingrich is little more than a disgrace to the human race, a failure as Speaker of the House, thrown out in disgrace, quite likely the world’s greatest hypocrite for attacking President Clinton for an illicit affair when he was engaged in precisely the same thing himself at precisely the same time. A man who told his wife while she was hospitalized with cancer he wanted a divorce, a thrice married man who acknowledged himself to be an adulterer, and someone who is willing to tell any lie no matter how outrageous if it will benefit him. Not too many years ago such a despicable person would not even have considered running for President (and probably would not have been allowed to), and would quite likely have completely disappeared from the political scene in disgrace.

I confess I cannot understand it. It seems to me there are three possibilities: (1) Gingrich has concluded (perhaps rightly so) that the political scene in the United States has reached a point so surreal it doesn‘t matter anymore what kind of unprepared person or outright scumbag runs, (2) his ego is so powerful he doesn’t understand reality and how it actually affects him, or (3) he has wealthy and powerful supporters who want him to run for reasons we do not understand, whether he wins or not. And speaking of supporters, just who is it that has given him such huge amounts of money (32 million, I believe) to run, and why? As I do not believe he has any chance whatsoever of ever becoming President, it seems strange to me that people would support his candidacy so generously. Do his supporters really believe he has a chance of being elected? I find this almost impossible to believe. I am beginning to suspect there must be an inverse correlation involved, such that the more generous the contribution and passionate the support, the dimmer the bulb, the fewer cards in the deck, the more sawdust between the ears, the smoother the brain, the lower the I.Q., the emptier the head, and etc.

I suppose Gingrich should get some credit for somehow convincing his Republican colleagues that he is a serious, thoughtful member of the party, indeed, the party’s “intellectual.” Here are Newt’s comment on himself:

“I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.”

The most serious, systematic revolutionary of modern times.

I’m not a naural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting industry or private sources is essentially
a socialist argument.

Newt Gingrich - Primary mission, Advocate of civilization, Definer of civilization, Teacher of the rules of civilization, Leader of the civilizing forces.”

He seems to have convinced at least some that he is all of this and more, when in fact he is a nothing but a blowhard pontificator with little more claim to intellectualism than a toad and no more morals than a chicken hawk.

Here are some examples of his intellectualism:

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting industry or private sources is essentially

a socialist argument.

In Washington, D.C. 800 babies a year are left in Dempsey dumpsers (actually it was 4)

Give the park police more ammo. Newt Gingrich response to a reporter who asked what to do about the homeless a few days after the police thot a homeless man in front of the White House.

Thirty years of hedonism, liberals have driven god out of the public forum, and it is time we put him back in.

It is not difficult to find examples of Gingrich’s outright lying from everything to the dope-addicted Clinton administration to the future of Russia. He is the biggest phony ever. The late Molly Ivins (bless her) summed him up well:

“Newt Gingrich is a draft-dodging, dope-smoking, wife-divorcing, deadbeat dad, which I assure you, meets all the standards of accuracy set by Rush Limbaugh.”

He thinks he ought to be President.

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy

The teddy bear was created because of an incident involving President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt while bear hunting.

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