King of Weasels Enters Prez Race

No matter what I could write about Newt Gingrich, it would not be snarky enough.

The Washington Post notes today: “Gingrich is an idea-spewing machine, unlike anyone else in the Republican Party. But does America want a one-man think tank , particularly one with his history, as its president?”

The Post was right about the spewing, but everything else in that quote is a farce.

The fact that Gingrich passes as a man of ideas is one of the most damning indictments possible of American politics.

I have been amazed at how the mainstream media insists on treating him like the contemporary version of Rousseau – or maybe Hegel.

Gingrich has championed Leviathan in many ways – which is why the Wash. Post labels Gingrich – and not Ron Paul – as the candidate of ideas. The Post despises most of RPaul’s ideas, so they aren’t real ideas.


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8 Responses to King of Weasels Enters Prez Race

  1. Tom Blanton May 12, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Gingrich is crazy, but his wife is psycho. They are just plain scary

  2. Jim May 12, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I think she may have spent too many years singing in that choir.

  3. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit May 12, 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Bear in mind that yer averij boobus americanus does not have ANY ideas, other than what are fed to him by others, and so anybody who has ideas is QED a “man of ideas.”

    Of course, if those ideas are ones like “responsibility,” “individual rights,” “self reliance” and “leave me the heck alone,” then the thinker is obviously a deranged crackpot, clearly out of step with modern times.

  4. Rob May 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Newt is such a pro-establishment neocon that he makes John McCain look like Thomas Jefferson.

  5. Jim May 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    Excellent analogy! Or metaphor, or whatever.

  6. Chris May 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Sir, I could not agree with you more, but please do not trust your spell checker any more than you can throw it:

    “… but everything else *is* the quote is a farce.”

    Best regards

  7. Jim May 12, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    Thanks. Glitch corrected. It was more a problem of trusting decaf instead of trusting the spellchecker.

  8. Tory II May 14, 2011 at 5:45 am #

    The newsmedia is the cohort of big unlimited govt.