Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

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Artist – Bob Englehart In fact, Newt Gingrich is an imbecile. The GOP can’t decide if climate change exists, or if it does exist and is no big deal. Some imbeciles, such as Maine Governor Paul LePage, believe climate change … Continue reading
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Rep. Kingston Asks: Are There No Workhouses for Poor Kids?

Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) is reviving Newt Gingrich’s 2012 campaign one deplorable idea at a time. KINGSTON: “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay … Continue reading
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Autopsy

Artist – Daryl Cagle In other news, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich reportedly came close to running on a single ticket to challenge Mitt Romney during the 2012 election, but they couldn’t agree on who would be on top and … Continue reading
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In Which I Agree with Roger Ailes

“Newt’s a prick… He’s a sore loser and if he had won he would have been a sore winner.” Roger Ailes Holy shit. He’s right. I think I’m gonna barf. Continue reading
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Gingrich: It’s PBO’s Fault Republicans Don’t Back Immigration Reform

This may be among one of Newt Gingrich’s most honest moments in his life. “An Obama plan led and driven by Obama in this atmosphere with the level of hostility towards the president and the way he goads the hostility … Continue reading
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Government Shut-Down Fever! Catch It!

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. … Continue reading

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Lawrence O’Donnell Eviscerated Gingrich on Tax Hikes

From yesterday’s Meet the Press, O’Donnell just totally nailed Gingrich: For the last time: tax cuts are one of the least efficient ways to stimulate economic growth and if the four tax cuts Gingrich mentioned were so effective, how is … Continue reading

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Quote of the Morning

“First of all, we didn’t lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts. He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos. This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America–they ain’t into gifts.” Newt Gingrich criticizing Romney’s … Continue reading

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Listen to Lee Atwater Describe the Southern Strategy

I’ve referenced this quote nearly every time I’ve written about dog-whistles and the Southern Strategy, but I’ve never heard a tape of Lee Atwater, the proto-Rove of the Reagan/Bush era, actually saying the words. The Nation discovered the tape: You … Continue reading

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Spyfall

Jon Stewart laments his lack of journalistic insight. And Newt Gingrich.

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I’d Like to Hear More From Mr. Gingrich, Please.

Newt Gingrich said Romney lied about cutting taxes. Even better, he said lying is “good politics.” Newt Gingrich called out Mitt Romney on Sunday for backing off his promise to cut taxes on the wealthy after winning the Republican nomination. … Continue reading

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Known Race-Baiter Calls Matthews ‘Racist’

Whenever there’s talk of racist dog-whistles, Newt Gingrich pops up and dismisses the charges. “Why do you assume food stamp refers to black? What kind of racist thinking do you have?” Gingrich said as Matthews tried unsuccessfully to interrupt him. … Continue reading

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Seriousness Can Be Yours

For only $24.99 Artist – Rob Tornoe of Media Matters In other news, if you’re a clueless delegate attending the GOP convention in Tampa, fear not, for you can attend Newt University to brush up on your talking points and … Continue reading

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A Wink and a Nod

According to Newt Gingrich, there’s no proof that President Obama wants to give people welfare checks for doing nothing, but he knows it’s true in his heart. From his appearance on Anderson Cooper 360 last night COOPER: I want to … Continue reading

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Gingrich Campaigning for Veep with Race-Baiting, McCarthyism

My Thursday column answers the question: Why is Gingrich’s bulbous head in the news this week? You can tell it’s August in a general election year because Republican A-listers are jumping through Flaming Hoops of Crazy in order to be … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Piles On the Welfare Reform Attack

If there’s an opportunity for Very Serious Newt Gingrich to use the welfare issue as a dog-whistle, he jumps on it faster than a new wife. This time, in particular, he totally went nuts about the latest Romney lie that … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Had Nothing To Do With This

Good news — we may see $2.50 per gallon gas prices this year without ever having donated a penny to Newt Gingrich’s $2.50 per gallon campaign. Gas prices have been dropping steadily in Massachusetts since April, and according to at … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich Confirms the Truth

My column yesterday focused on the the most recent Romney gaffe in which he criticizing the president for wanting to hire more teachers, police officers and firefighters. One of my main points was to illustrate that Republicans are against this … Continue reading

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The Truth

The truth, according to Donald Trump, is that President Obama was “born in Kenya.” In an interview with the Daily Beast published today, Donald Trump asserts that Obama was born in Kenya, not the United States. Trump told Lloyd Grove, … Continue reading

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Weird and Creepy in Las Vegas

Politics is weird and creepy. Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich are headlining an expensive fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Las Vegas next week. Two men who have, at one point or another, been impressively critical of Mitt Romney. Billionaire real … Continue reading

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