Newt Gingrich and other Republicans are once again talking about shutting down the government over the debt ceiling. You know, because it worked so well in the 1990s when it basically destroyed Gingrich’s speakership and significantly boosted President Clinton’s popularity.
Here’s Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) — naturally from Crazy Arizona.
“I was here during the government shutdown in 1995. It was a divided government. We had a Democrat [sic] President of the United States. We had a Republican Congress. And I believe that that government shutdown actually gave us the impetus, as we went forward, to push toward some real serious compromise.”
“I helped close the government twice. It actually worked,” said Gingrich.
That’s some serious revisionist history right there — not surprising coming from a serial liar and an author of actual revisionist history books.