Gingrich is just shamelss

He gets a lot of face time on TV pretending he’s running for President. Plus there’s the intellect. Also. He opines on Libya (h/t Dave Weigel at Slate):

Newt on FOX March 7 Newt on GMA March 23
WHAT WOULD YOU DO?Exercise a no-fly zone this evening! Communicate to the Libyan military that Gadhafi was gone and that the sooner they switch sides, the more like they were to survive, provided help to the rebels to replace him. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi.
REASON TO GO? All we have to say is that we think that slaughtering your own citizens is unacceptable and that we’re intervening. REASON TO GO?The standard [Obama] has fallen back to of humanitarian intervention . . . This isn’t a serious standard. This is a public relations conversation.

2 responses to “Gingrich is just shamelss

  1. C’mon, Moe.

    All politicians are hypocrites. Just look at Obama’s December 2007 quote about only intervening in countries possessing an imminent threat to US interests. Or Joe Biden’s quote about impeachment.

    Your comment, however, rightly exposes the fact that the right has its own share of hypocrites. But let’s not forget those on the left either.

    And that’s why China is eating this country’s lunch. We elect lawyers who are trained to win arguments, while the Chinese appoint engineers who are trained to solve problems.

    There is too much ideology on both sides, but not enough pragmatism.


    • Sure they all do it Sean. No doubt. But on the same issue within 14 days?? That’s a new record.

      Re your comment about our elected officialdom, so sadly true. They’re not even winning the arguments; they’re just arguing. Go check out Bob Scheiffer’s commentary from the end of Face the Nation today. He has a word or two to say about that.


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