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.
That is better timing.
It is too early right now.
Judson, I totally agree, I did miss his interview on "Meet the depressed", but, agree totally with what you are saying.....is this RHINO truly gone....hehe.....
And I have been saying for months "Tired of the conversations/discussions....been going on to long...Really time to DO.......!!!!!!!
I have a question for you...regarding Social Security and Medicare, who are these "TRUSTEES" that keep telling us that they are broke and going to be totally defunct by ??2015??....sounds like another liberal type lie/scare.......???????????
please clarify 'trustees' clarice. if you're referring to the social security trust fund, it's the progs who
are assuring us of it's solvency through 2037. we have already replaced the actual dollars in the
fund with promissory notes (treasury bonds), and because of a decline in 'contributions' and bond
return, the fund has been losing value for the last eight years or so. the fed keeps the account on track
by diverting the losses and adding them to our budget deficit...b
I consider Gingrich to be a true Patriot. His efforts during the Clinton years to keep the budget in line are notable. If you've ever heard his presentation about Washington crossing the Potomac, and what that army went through in the name of Liberty, you can appreciate his dedication to this Republic. Having said that, his understanding of what the Conservatives in this country are demanding is woefully inadequate. Either that, or he is taking the centrist, "Statesman" role and running with it in the hope undecided Independents get cold feet and flee to a person less contentious for President.
We can't allow him, or any other centrist, to get the nomination. I feel that would be the death knell for the Tea Party movement, and in a larger sense result in a passive Presidency, unwilling to do what is necessary to kill Obamacare and reverse 60 years of Great Society legislation. If he or she defeats Obama at all. And that would be unthinkable.
We have an issue in 2012 election with the public. I believe that the Senate will be Rep, so both sides of Congress will be Rep. majority.
The public does not like one party running everything, no checks and balance. Look at what happened in 2008, a complete disaster.
We need to elect the right person in 2012 for Presidency. No more progressive RINO republicans!
No liberterians who want to legalize drugs and prostitution, isolationists.
Its hard to keep my food down, voting for an old washed up brain dead rep who wants to be buddies to progressives. They are the enemy, no negotiations with people wanting to destroy the republic.
Conservative principals in 2012. No Compromise with immoral progressives on anything.