Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) on Monday stunned the hosts of Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” by charging that their show essentially “invented” Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.
Remember when Newt was the crazy old coot of the Republican Party? Compared to more recent Republican leaders (e.g., Trump, Cruz, Carson, and Santorum) he now seems like the epitome of political sanity.
Source: Gingrich Tells Fox Hosts: Trump Is The Candidate You ‘Invented’ (VIDEO)
I’d been thinking of Rick Santorum as the Great Whiner, but Newt is challenging him for the title.
“I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said, according to Real Clear Politics. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.”
I give Mrs. Gingrich credit for standing by her man, though. It can’t be easy.
Newt Gingrich: Fox News ‘Has Been For Romney All The Way Through,’ CNN ‘Less Biased’.
I understand how you could rig this: ask voters if they worship Karl Marx. Then ask who they prefer for president, and write a headline that says “Karl Marx worshipers prefer Candidate Bob by 23.2%.”
But that’s not what happened here. Public Policy Polling polled voters in Alabama and Mississippi and found that 21% of Alabama Republicans believe interracial marriage should still be illegal; the number in Mississippi was higher, 29% desiring it to still be illegal.
So how important is this to Gingrich?
In Mississippi, 40% of the anti-interracial voters prefer Gingrich. That works out to 12% of the voters who prefer Gingrich AND are anti-interracial marriage (.4 x .29). Among all voters, Gingrich is currently polling at 33% in Mississippi. That means that over 36% of Gingrich’s Mississippi support comes from people who think interracial marriage should still be illegal (.12/.33). Ouch!
Which isn’t to say that Romney doesn’t get any support from that bloc, but his number is much lower: 25%.
Somebody should ask the Newt where he stands on interracial marriage . . .
Poll: Obama is a Muslim to many GOP voters in Alabama, Mississippi – latimes.com.
Gingrich criticized Obama for apologizing to the Afghans for the accidental Quran burning. When Wolf Blitzer asked the Newt about George W. Bush’s apology to Iraqis for a similar incident in 2008, all Newt could offer was, “I wasn’t a presidential candidate at that point.”
Today, Newt becomes a nominee for our George Washington Award for Candor.
Gingrich Silent On Bush Apology For 2008 Quran Desecration: ‘I Wasn’t A Presidential Candidate’ Then | ThinkProgress.
Someone actually did the math. The result: Obama and Ron Paul tell the truth; Gingrich is a Big Fat Liar. But you’re not exactly surprised, are you?
The verdict is in: Obama and Ron Paul are the most truthful presidential candidates … so far | Texas on the Potomac | a Chron.com blog.
We’ve been watching the race between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum for who will be the biggest asshole in the Republican field. Just when Rick has started to gain ground, Newt pulls one out of his ass and reclaims the lead, by calling President Obama the “most dangerous president in modern American history.” Way to go, Newt! We’re rooting for you.
Gingrich: Obama is most dangerous president in American history – Fox News.
The Rick Santorum blog (it’s about him not by him) is once again active (how could I have missed this momentous event?) Check it out!
In all fairness, I find Santorum less scary that Newt, but what the hey.
Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior. Yeah, sure. My friend, MrMild, says “Gingrich is my go-to guy on marital ethics.” Nuff said.