More of the same from the chased-out-of-Congress-by-his-own party inventor of “politics by destruction” now treated (also) as a serious person

I don’t usually read Dan Milbank, but he delivered a fountain of pure deliciousness today and here’s some more:

The Republican lawmakers may be so muddled because their thought leaders can’t agree on the proper line of attack. . . .

The confusion grew so intense during Obama’s intervention in Libya that some Republicans contradicted their own critiques in the span of days. Gingrich, for example, demanded in early March 2011 that the United States should “exercise a no-fly zone this evening.” Two weeks later, after Obama took the action that would bring down Moammar Gaddafi, Gingrich said, “I would not have intervened.”

7 responses to “More of the same from the chased-out-of-Congress-by-his-own party inventor of “politics by destruction” now treated (also) as a serious person

  1. The simple reason is ANYTHING that Obama touches in NO GOOD in their eyes…..


  2. How can you ever choose which whacko comment to highlight? There is usually a meteor shower of them on any given day. Newt should be giving the Republicans advice on the wisdom of shutting down the government. It didn’t go so well for him.

    My mother always blamed Gingrich for the ensuing gridlock after he “decreed” to his fellow Republicans that they should no longer sit with Democrats, have lunch with them, etc., promoting the “us” against “them” mentality and killing any spirit of working together.

    Mother called him “Newt the Poot.” It does have a ring to it, doesn’t it.


  3. I thought he was a stand-up comic.


  4. It is with no small sense of irony that I write this post. After all, I’m a guy who just wrote a satirical piece about killing the elderly . Nonetheless, my own examination of fraudulent health care reform claims can’t be compared with Ann Coulter riffing about killing Rahm Emanuel’s brother. Or Glenn Beck joking about how he’d poison Nancy Pelosi. Or Beck joking about killing many other people. Or Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Michael Savage, Lou Dobbs, or the hundreds of copy-cat angry right-wing death porn stars out there “joking” about murder daily. Because the “jokes” about killing liberals and the “wacky fun” of demonizing liberals and blaming them for every ill on the planet are coming fast and furious, 24/7.


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