Gingrich: A fork-tongued clown of a higher caliber

Posted on May 13, 2011

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This is almost too easy.  You almost have to admire Newt Gingrich for his brazen, almost shameless lack of concern over what comes out the mouth on either side of his face.

I mean, seriously, what kind of idiot announces that he’s running for president during the most devastating economy in almost a century – with hundreds of thousands of middle and lower-income families losing their homes and jobs – and then a day later makes it crystal clear that he’s got no intention whatsoever of putting an end to the corporate ownership, fraud, graft and corruption that controls and embodies Washington and American politics?

Gingrich said Friday that General Electric’s aggressive legal and accounting strategy that enabled the company to pay not one single dime in taxes last year, was “clever and rational.”

GE reported $14.2 Billion in profits in 2010 and paid nothing in taxes, and Gingrich thinks that’s “clever”?   Does he actually think ALL Americans are as stupid as his supporters?

Nothing says “I understand the anger and pain that people who aren’t rich are feeling” than by praising a multi-billion-dollar corporation for hiring 375 lawyers to loophole themselves out of paying taxes.

But what can you expect from Gingrich, when he’s uttered other gems of brilliant insight such as:

  • The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.” — Newt Gingrich, 1992
  • If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.” — Newt Gingrich, 1988
  • There were times I was praying and I felt I was doing things that were wrong but I was still doing them. There are times that I have fallen short of my own standards. There’s certainly times when I’ve fallen short of God’s standards. But … what can you do, right?” — Newt Gingrich, 1995
  • Bill Clinton said that killing jobs will lead to a recession; that forcing people off of work and onto unemployment will actually increase the deficit. Gosh, how wrong can a person be? Does he just not understand how business works?” — Newt Gingrich, 1993

And let’s not forget how Gingrich was neck-deep in his fourth extra-marital affair when he was leading the crazed witch-hunt against Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affair.

There’s simply nothing that Gingrich won’t be a two-faced, hypocritical charlatan about. And now the right-wing electorate has become such a pathetic, bumper sticker mentality ransack of simpletons, that Gingrich doesn’t even have to try to hide it.

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