Gingrich is Totally Screwed. Or Not.

Nancy Pelosi is holding an anvil over Gingrich’s bulbous head:

A little while ago, Pelosi said in an interview that she was familiar with “a thousand pages” of documents related to the ethics probe of Gingrich that got him bounced from Congress. That triggered the first round of right-wing consipracy-mongering; her office quickly cleared up that all those documents are already public. They’re online right here.

Undaunted, Romney picked up this line the other day, calling on Gingrich to “release” the probe. Many news outlets pointed it out again: The probe is already public.

Yesterday, Pelosi told CNN in an offhand comment that Gingrich will never be president, because “there’s something that I know.” Drudge madly flacked this “revelation“ with a massive headline claiming: “PELOSI THREAT: NEWT WON’T BE PRESIDENT.”

Who knows how something like this could work. The Marianne revelations actually helped Gingrich in South Carolina where “hike the Appalachian Trail” is commonplace by now.

Unless there are photos of Gingrich performing abortions, I can’t imagine what could possibly harm Gingrich beyond the litany of other scandals and skeletons. This is guy who survived “right wing social engineering”, the Pelosi global warming video, Marianne, Tiffany’s, etc, etc.

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  • http://twitter.com/SugaRazor Razor

    Well, there’s something so bad out there he feels the need to flee to the moon, so….

    • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

      I’m all in favor of him living on Mars as soon as possible.

  • armyofone

    Fig Newton 1/2 nuts

  • http://www.osborneink.com OsborneInk

    Bob, the space cadet is coming out more and more by the day. If Republicans are dumb enough to make him their nominee, then I have no objection, but they may yet come to grips with the fact he’s a nut.

  • Camel54

    Even if he were caught on video performing abortions, he would just attache the “elite, liberal media” for using that undignified video during a presidential campaign and the yahoos would cheer him on.

  • Camel54

    Even if he were caught on video performing abortions, he would just attack the “elite, liberal media” for using that undignified video during a presidential campaign and the yahoos would cheer him on.

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      I does seem like that doesn’t. Surely there’s a line that too much!?

  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    I wouldn’t bet against Madame Pelosi.

    For all we know, he’s a pedophile…..or a drag queen…….or any number of things that the right wing &/or the left, will not tolerate.

  • GrafZeppelin127

    What could Pelosi (or anyone else for that matter) possibly have on Gingrich that would dissuade anyone already inclined to vote for him from voting for him? We’ve already seen how Republicans use other people’s disclosures of their wrongdoing to their advantage, and how their fans flock to their defense and support them even more fervently than before.

    It doesn’t matter what is revealed about the Republican candidate or officeholder; he or she is always the victim.

    • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

      I disagree. There are some things that will not allow for the perp to play the victim.

      Pelosi is not naive. Whatever it is she has, is in my view, capable of taking down any chance Gingrich has to win the presidency.

      • GrafZeppelin127

        The perp can always play the victim; the issue is whether anyone will buy it. And if the GOP fan base has shown us anything since 2000, it’s that they’ll buy anything and everything Republican politicians, Fox News hosts, conservative radio talkers, and right-wing bloggers sell them.

        • priscianusjr

          With all the focus on Newt recently, it seems as though everybody loves him. But in reality, only the people that like Newt like Newt. There are not many of them.

        • priscianusjr

          With all the focus on Newt recently, it seems as though everybody loves him. But in reality, only the people that love Newt love Newt. There are not many of them.

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      Graf, I have to disagree with you. There are some things that are a bridge too far, such a pedophilia or murder. However, I think they would excuse anything short of that. Depressing, isn’t it?

      • GrafZeppelin127

        Maybe. But if Gingrich (or any other Republican) were accused of pedophilia or murder, there’d still be a cohort of GOP fans that would never believe the allegations were anything other than a made-up “smear” manufactured by the “liberal media.” If he admitted to it, then the “liberal media” or the “elites” “made him lie,” or something. Failing that, “Well, Obama’s a Muslim socialist!”

        Like I said yesterday, they’re like teenagers. They only know how to act in their own immediate (political) interests. They don’t think in terms of what has actually happened; they think in terms of how they can cast themselves as blameless, innocent victims of arbitrary persecution. They won’t admit that they’ve been wrong or that anyone on their “side” is guilty of wrongdoing unless and until they have no other choice, until they (and the perpetrator himself) can no longer lie about it and be believed. Even then, they may finally admit to the behavior, but will either characterize it as proper and justified based on some wholly irrelevant circumstance, such as another person’s behavior, extraneous hardship, perceptions of past persecution, etc., or just change the subject.

        George Bush could have been caught on camera raping a Girl Scout on the White House lawn, and to these people he still would have been the Third Greatest Human Being Ever to Walk the Earth (behind Jesus and Reagan, not necessarily in that order) as long as he was in office. If he’d done it in 2003 they still would have voted for him in 2004.

        • Brutlyhonest

          Anyone remember Rep Mark Foley of FL? yeah, they hate pedophiles ….

      • D_C_Wilson

        There’s only one thing that’s a bridge too far for Newt’s supporters and that’s if he becomes a democrat. That’s the only unforgivable sin.

        • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

          LOL funny you should say that because he was doing a televised interview in FL yesterday where he said something that most liberals would agree with…about Romney’s plan to withhold state benefits would not motivate illegal immigrants to self-deport. I laughed my hiney off!

  • trgahan

    I still get the feeling that Newt wants to be rich and important, but not president. He gets in, he’ll be just as disinterested in the job as Bush. He appears to have taken in all the Bachman/Cain supporters who seem more interested in “avenging Obama 2008 election for white America” that they don’t care if the candidate they support would burn down the nation. Therefore he seems to be able to keep going even loaded down with issues that crash most campaigns.

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      I COMPLETELY agree…he’s a grifter (a la Palin) and is just “grifting along” until he loses. That’s all.

  • incredulous72

    god! Would someone just email Pelosi and ask her what the dirt is?!

    I REALLY want to know. LOL!

    Something tells me Pelosi has something REALLY DEVASTATING on Chucky. She gave that interview on CNN after the South Carolina primaries, which means she already understands the level of crazy that’s out there and that the ex-Mrs. Gingrich interview didn’t work to take him down. Pelosi doesn’t strike me as the type to make accusations like that if she didn’t have the firepower to back them up.

  • MrDHalen

    Nancy is just doing her part to help old Newt scare the hell out of the GOP establishment. She knows her name alone cause the Republicans to burst into fits of rage and lurch in the opposite direction.

    Democrats want Newt to be the face of the GOP and for him to inflict as much damage on Romney as possible.

    I do love me some Nancy Pelosi! :-)

    • http://drangedinaz.wordpress.com/ IrishGrrrl

      It never occurred to me that she is trying to goad GOP voters into actually making him the nominee….hehehe so clever…..

      • MrDHalen

        Clever, she is.

        One thing you can say about Newt, is everything is out there. In fact, we know more then we really want to know.

        Republicans aren’t spending money on opposition research against Newt, they’re just try to give it directly to him to go away.

      • MrDHalen

        Clever, she is.

        One thing you can say about Newt, is everything is out there. In fact, we know more then we really want to know.

        Republicans aren’t spending money on opposition research against Newt, they’re just try to give it directly to him to go away.

  • JMAshby

    Unless there are photos of Gingrich performing abortions…

    I’ve seen no evidence that would actually hurt him. It would be rationalized away like everything else.

    Also .. still laughing

  • BuffaloBuckeye

    Bob, damn you. The visual conflation of Newt and “The probe is already public” has pretty much ruined my night. Thanks ,pal.

  • http://twitter.com/bubblegenius Bubble Genius

    Perhaps Newt had something to do with Lori Klausutis.

  • http://www.politicalruminations.com/ nicole

    Bob Dole is worriedthat Newt will get the nomination.