May 10, 2011, - 12:30 am
I was in the Third World Republic of Dearbornistan for most of today, meeting with a client to prepare for a criminal defense matter, which I can’t discuss here until it’s over other than to say the City truly operates like little Beirut, as I’ve previously noted. However, while I was waiting to meet up with my client I read today’s Wall Street Journal cover story on would-be Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his giant fundraising set of organizations the paper calls, “Newt, Inc.” I was disgusted by a lot of what I read. And I think you will be, too, at least with some of the excerpts I post below.
Memo to Newt, Inc.: Muslim Libyan Rebels, Bilingualism, Ethanol Are Not Winning Issues
I knew Newt when I was a teen and the youngest delegate for Jack Kemp at the 1988 Republican National Convention. I had worked with Gingrich in Michigan, organizing for Kemp, as Michigan was the first state to pick its GOP delegates that year. I was also friends with his daughter, Jackie Sue, from our time as interns together on Capitol Hill (we went to see “Robocop,” together). And when, at age 21, I ran for the Michigan House in a crowded Republican primary, Gingrich endorsed me and sent me a great endorsement letter and a contribution to my campaign. He’s a nice guy, and I will be forever grateful for that.
But I’ve become nauseated with Gingrich in recent years. It’s not just his tight never-ceasing friendship with Muslim agent Grover Norquist. It’s not just his disgusting global warming ad he made with Al Sharpton, a race pimp and Jew-hater with whom no decent man should ever share the stage or screen. It’s that Newt Gingrich has become a liberal in many other ways that tend to mimic John McCain and his losing Obama-lite views. Today’s article made that clear, with Gingrich’s commitment to bilingualism (and probably open borders “immigration reform”), supporting barbaric Islamic extremist “rebels” in Libya against Qaddafi, his paid pimping for ethanol boondoggle-ism, and a number of other troubling positions that are untenable for me and probably for you.
As I’ve noted before, I do not believe Newt Gingrich will ever be President. He was unfairly vilified when he led the Republican House in 1994, and will never get over it. After three marriages and lots of weight gain (America will never vote for a fat guy–I would, but the country won’t), I believe that while he is brilliant, his time has come and gone, even aside from his ever-softening ideology.
Yes, if Newt is the GOP nominee, I will vote for him because he’s miles better than Obama, but I will not be happy about it the way I would have been with the Newt Gingrich of the 1980s, the guy who no longer exists, just as the more conservative John McCain of the 1980s is long gone. So here are the problems with Gingrich from today’s piece:
He is given to public gaffes, most recently criticizing President Barack Obama for failing to back the rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi, only to reverse himself after Mr. Obama ordered U.S. planes into Libya.
To me, the gaffe is not because Obama did what he demanded. It’s that he demanded it. The “rebels” are nothing more than more extreme Muslims than Qaddafi, himself. They are barbarians who have cheer-filled public beatings and savage beheadings of Qaddafi soldiers who have surrendered. The video of this is so barbaric, I couldn’t get through it and now have nightmares. That is on the side of whom Gingrich now finds himself. And it ain’t my side . . . or yours, unless you enjoy $5+ bucks a gallon gas to promote Muslim barbarians. I do not. And now we are spending billions to help them screw us way into the future.
Then, there’s this:
Wearing an array of organizational hats, he has . . . met with local refiners to tout ethanol.
Huh? Anyone who’s been paying attention for any part of the last three decades knows that ethanol is a waste. It is a government-propped fuel that needs part gasoline and is heavily subsidized to please large corporate corn farmers. It costs us more to subsidize the creation of ethanol fuel than it would to just give us a rebate on regular gasoline usage. We need to get away from government-subsidized boondoggles and waste, NOT advocate more of them.
Most disturbing and wost of all is this: he is
reaching out to conservative Latino leaders through his bilingual news and commentary website, the Americano. . . .
Mr. Gingrich spends Sunday afternoons with a Spanish tutor, and occasionally gives speeches in Spanish. Through his Americano group, he hosted a two-day conference in Washington in December for conservative Latinos, flying up the Miami Symphony Orchestra for entertainment.
Um, this is America. We speak English, here. I didn’t like it when President Bush and Vice President Al Gore gave speeches in Spanish and I don’t like this, either. Neither should you. American politicians who speak to people in Spanish almost universally support amnesty for illegal aliens. These things are connected. Gingrich is heavily courting this group, and clearly he will not be a guy secure borders Americans, like you and me, can count on.
Given that, it’s kind of funny to read throughout the “Newt, Inc.” article about how Gingrich has made movies and speeches against “radical Islamists.” There is no such thing. There is only Islam and Muslims, who are all de facto inherently radical. But Gingrich won’t admit this and continues to do a kabuki dance around the issue. And all his movies and statements against “radical Islam” are just cheap rhetoric, since he continues his BFF [Best Friends Forever] relationship with his buddy, Grover Norquist, the most dangerous agent of Islam and jihad in the GOP, not to mention the fact that Norquist was Jack Abramoff’s personal money-launderer and escaped prosecution because he was protected by Karl Rove and other Bushies.
Open borders people and those who speak to Americans in Spanish and not in the language we should all speak, generally don’t admit these things. Those who are committed to a secure, safe America with a common culture speak to those Americans in our common language: English. If they refuse, there is really no point to talk about other stuff because it means you don’t believe in an American future.
And it begs the question: why doesn’t Gingrich also get tutored in Arabic and start reaching out to Arabs?
Don’t put it past him.
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