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Newt Gingrich Won’t Go Away

RINO on tour …

Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich – among the more insufferable of the ethically bankrupt, crony capitalist, fiscally liberal, infuriatingly hypocritical “Republican” leaders – is returning to one of the few states dumb enough to believe he’d make a good president.

The rotund “Republican in Name Only” is making a three-day swing through the South Carolina – the state which handed him a resounding victory over eventual GOP nominee Mitt Romney last year.

Gingrich’s reason for being in the Palmetto State? Officially his trip is being billed as a “Thank You Tour,” but it’s more likely about Gingrich trying to keep his name in circulation as jockeying begins for the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary.

As we’ve noted on numerous occasions, Gingrich has been a colossal disappointment ever since taking control of the U.S. Congress as part of the 1994 “Republican Revolution.”

An early supporter of socialized medicine who once referred to a middle-of-the-road GOP budget as “radical right-wing engineering,” Gingrich’s South Carolina win was proof positive that Republican primary voters in our state are idiots who enjoy being lied to … or are too stupid to know they’re being lied to.

Take your pick …

There was no place for a fiscal liberal gas bag like Gingrich in the 2012 GOP field – yet for reasons surpassing understanding people (read: South Carolinians) were duped into believing he was a “conservative” alternative to Romney.

Hopefully they won’t make that same mistake twice …

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23 comments

BigT April 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I don’t want Newt to go away. You may hate him, but Newt was THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER IN MY LIFETIME (and likely why FITS HATES him.) We CERTAINLY could use him now. And he’s got as much right to come speak here as anyone…

But I DO want Mark Sanford to go away…

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sweepin April 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

“THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER IN MY LIFETIME.”…..

That ‘splains it (your persona) for me….., you’re 14 years old!

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BigT April 25, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I don’t want Newt to go away. You may hate him, but Newt was THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER IN MY LIFETIME (and likely why FITS HATES him.) We CERTAINLY could use him now. And he’s got as much right to come speak here as anyone…

But I DO want Mark Sanford to go away…

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sweepin April 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

“THE MOST SUCCESSFUL SPEAKER IN MY LIFETIME.”…..

That ‘splains it (your persona) for me….., you’re 14 years old!

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9" April 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

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9" April 25, 2013 at 9:04 pm

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This just in . . . April 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

First Bush Library Quietly Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, CUBA (The Borowitz Report) — While former Presidents and a star-studded cast of other dignitaries gather in Dallas, Texas, today for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the first library opened by Mr. Bush, located in Guantánamo, Cuba, celebrated its eleventh anniversary in January with considerably less pomp.

And for Harland Dorrinson, who curates Mr. Bush’s other library, the lack of attention stings.

“We’re actually the first George W. Bush library, if anybody cares to know,” Mr. Dorrinson said, adding that “no media whatsoever” covered the Guantánamo library’s eleventh anniversary.

“They say that millions of people are going to visit the George W. Bush Library in Dallas every year,” he said. “On a good day, we’re lucky if we see one or two C.I.A. guys in between interrogations, looking for a Tom Clancy novel.”

While Mr. Dorrinson said that he doesn’t expect his library to get the kind of attention likely to be enjoyed by its fancier counterpart in Dallas “any time soon,” he calls the absence of recognition “hurtful.”

“It seems like there was a lot of excitement about this place when we opened in 2002,” he said. “When was the last time you heard anyone in Washington even say the word ‘Guantánamo?’”

That’s a shame, he added, because the library at Guantánamo has a lot to offer that the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas doesn’t: “If you go to their Web site, you see that they’re closed some days. We’re going to be open forever.”

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This just in . . . April 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm

First Bush Library Quietly Celebrates Eleventh Anniversary

GUANTÁNAMO BAY, CUBA (The Borowitz Report) — While former Presidents and a star-studded cast of other dignitaries gather in Dallas, Texas, today for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, the first library opened by Mr. Bush, located in Guantánamo, Cuba, celebrated its eleventh anniversary in January with considerably less pomp.

And for Harland Dorrinson, who curates Mr. Bush’s other library, the lack of attention stings.

“We’re actually the first George W. Bush library, if anybody cares to know,” Mr. Dorrinson said, adding that “no media whatsoever” covered the Guantánamo library’s eleventh anniversary.

“They say that millions of people are going to visit the George W. Bush Library in Dallas every year,” he said. “On a good day, we’re lucky if we see one or two C.I.A. guys in between interrogations, looking for a Tom Clancy novel.”

While Mr. Dorrinson said that he doesn’t expect his library to get the kind of attention likely to be enjoyed by its fancier counterpart in Dallas “any time soon,” he calls the absence of recognition “hurtful.”

“It seems like there was a lot of excitement about this place when we opened in 2002,” he said. “When was the last time you heard anyone in Washington even say the word ‘Guantánamo?’”

That’s a shame, he added, because the library at Guantánamo has a lot to offer that the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas doesn’t: “If you go to their Web site, you see that they’re closed some days. We’re going to be open forever.”

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Smirks April 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

Virginia is for Lovers, South Carolina is for Adulterers.

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? April 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

Ha! Very well done.

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Smirks April 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

Virginia is for Lovers, South Carolina is for Adulterers.

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? April 26, 2013 at 9:50 am

Ha! Very well done.

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Raymond April 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I remember when RINO meant that a Republican’s voting record was so liberal it was indistinguishable from that of a Democrat. Think Olympia Snowe. Now it is applied to every Republican whose brand of conservatism is judged impure.

That’s no defense of Gingrich, whom I loathe. I’ve long assumed he is smart enough to know that fat, white skinned, white-haired, males, are a marketing problem in presidential contests which are nothing more than marketing campaigns for political “products”. I’ve long assumed he only keeps this up to support his speaking fees and to sell books.

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Raymond April 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I remember when RINO meant that a Republican’s voting record was so liberal it was indistinguishable from that of a Democrat. Think Olympia Snowe. Now it is applied to every Republican whose brand of conservatism is judged impure.

That’s no defense of Gingrich, whom I loathe. I’ve long assumed he is smart enough to know that fat, white skinned, white-haired old males, are a marketing problem in presidential contests which are nothing more than marketing campaigns for political “products”. I’ve long assumed he only keeps this up to support his speaking fees and to sell books.

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smartacus September 3, 2013 at 2:34 am

South Carolinians were duped into believing he was a conservative alternative to Romney? The author of Romneycare more conservative?

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