What’s Come Over Newt Gingrich?

War Room: Political News, Politics News – Salon:

“Republican political doctrine has been a failure,” Gingrich said. “Look at New Orleans. How can you say that was a success? Look at Baghdad … We’ve been in charge for six years and I don’t think you can look around and say that was a great success.

“We have got to get beyond this political bologna. I’m not allowed to say anything positive about Hillary Clinton because then I’m not a loyal Republican, and she’s not allowed to say anything positive about me because then she’s not a loyal Democrat. What a stupid way to run a country.” This last line he nearly spat out, expressing what seemed like genuine outrage. But the response was muted. Tepid applause bubbled up and then died within seconds.

Inhofe had recommended the students read Michael Crichton’s “State of Fear” to learn about the global warming hoax, but Gingrich suggested they pick up newly elected French Prime Minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s “Testimony.”

And finally, when it seemed he’d been as blasphemous as he could possibly be, Gingrich pulled out a whopper: “None of you should believe we are winning this war,” he said, referring to the so-called war on terror. “We are in a phony war … we have not been taking this seriously.”

What the hell?

2 thoughts on “What’s Come Over Newt Gingrich?”

  1. He’s been saying stuff a bit like this (though not as clearly this way) for a while now. In fact he’s done some things with Hillary Clinton in the past few years.

    I imagine you’re a little more flexible in what you can say when you’re out of office…

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