What a weekend. We have had one major potential GOP candidate, Mike Huckabee pull out. Another major RINO has self-destructed.
The other major RINO is Newt Gingrich.
Newt has not had a good start to his campaign. He flip-flopped several times on Libya and then tried to explain previous marital infidelities as a consequence of his passion for politics. Well, if he had left the last two words off, he might have done better.
Now, Newt has appeared on Meet the Press, or as Rush Limbaugh likes to call it, “Meet the depressed.”
While on the show, he slammed Paul Ryan’s ideas for Medicare reform. He said, “I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,”
Instead of trying to work a plan to save a program that is broke, broken, and bereft of any possibility of success, Newt simply calls for “a national conversation” about how to improve Medicare mostly be eliminating “waste, fraud and abuse.”
Washington brain rot has set in and has claimed another casualty. It is official; Newt is now a political zombie. He is lacking consciousness, yet he continues to stroll around, trying to feast on the flesh of the GOP faithful.
What conservative refers to anything another conservative offers as “radical?” We conservatives may disagree at times, but radical? Did Nancy Pelosi channel her progressive agenda into him while they cozied up on that global warming couch?
When are the nimrods in Washington, including Newt, going to realize that we do not want “conversations” about problems? We have had conversations about Medicare and Social Security for the last thirty years. They have not solved the problem. Social Security and Medicare’s insolvency problems are getting worse and now the date of their insolvency is now sooner rather than later.
Perhaps most stunning of all, Newt the zombie is saying he favors a variation of the individual mandate. He said, “I believe all of us have a responsibility to pay for healthcare.”
Perhaps the obvious question is, does Newt know which party he is running for? Is Newt now just Obama-lite?
Perhaps this is all political calculus on Newt’s part. He figures he will not get the Tea Party vote and Romney has the RINO vote sewed up, so he might as well go for the liberal vote.
On May 9th, I blogged and said Newt would be the first man out. Since Huckabee never entered the race, he has not beat Newt out. Watching someone who was once a conservative self-destruct is not a pretty sight. If it were not for Newt, Republicans might have never taken over the House of Representatives.
Unfortunately for Newt, Washington brain rot has set in and he now resembles a creature from the political version of “Night of the Living Dead.”
In the zombie movies, the only way to get rid of them was to shoot them. Fortunately for Newt, we do not have to shoot him. All we have to do is ignore him, not contribute to his campaign and let his political aspirations collapse.
Newt, go back to Georgia. Perhaps your Washington brain rot will heal in time.
Career politicians like Mr. Newt and Huck - both of whom used to be viable conservative candidates - are making outsiders like Cain and Trump look better and better.
The GOP has three different types of candidates, who are running this election season: 1) those who used to be conservative and have plenty of experience, 2) those who are really conservative, but are totally unproven and 3) those who are political outsiders, with tons of proven management experience, but no real conservative credentials.
Personally, I'm leaning more and more toward Cain, with Trump as my backup, in case Cain can't get a foothold and start raising serious money. Even so, I still believe that if Trump runs, Trump wins, whether I like it or you like it or not. But that certainly wouldn't be a bad thing. I just think that we would do better, with Cain.
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FOR ME ANY CANDIDATE WHO EMBRACES OBAMACARE OR ANY PART OF IT WILL FIND ME WORKING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
RIGHT NOW I LIKE SARAH PALIN. SHE HAS MADE IT PLAIN SHE WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND IS UNAFRAID OF THE FIGHT
Wow Lester... you don't have to scream. LOL
And I completely agree about ANY one who 'embraces Obamacare or any part of it'. I wouldn't want them in the White House EITHER!
If there is a choice between "pretty good" and "winning the election":
1. "Pretty good" is still head and shoulders above Obama and his Democrat henchmen.
2. "Winning" the election is MANDATORY.
The critical, current issue for the Tea Parties is to have as much influence in the GOP Primary selection process as possible, so that the GOP will end up with candidates THAT CAN WIN.
The sea is parting for Palin/West 2012!