Friday, December 9, 2011

21 Reasons Why Newt gingrich wont be Nominated

A big HT to Ezra Klein of the Washington Post for the following list ;

" To believe Republicans will choose Gingrich, you have to believe they will choose someone who :

1. Previously supported a cap- and- trade plan to reduce carbon emissions and even filmed a commercial alongside Nancy Pelosi to that effect

2. Previously supported a health care plan with an individual mandate

3. Proposed blasting North Korea with...wait for it....lasers.

4. Took $ 1.6 million from Freddie Mac

5. Began the campaign with six figures in debt to Tiffany's

6. Carried on an extramarital affair with a House staffer 20 years his junior during the

7. Tried to explain away said extramarital affair by saying, " There's no question in my life,
partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked too hard and
things happened in my life that were not appropriate"

8. scribbled a note describing himself as an " Advocate of civilization, defender of civilization,
teacher of the rules of civilization, arouser of those who form civilization, organizer of the
pro-civilization activists, and leader ' possibly' of the civilizing forces."

9. worked for ethanol and pharmaceutical interests

10. supported the TARP bailout

11. is loathed by almost every conservative thought leader writing today.

12. and by most every member of the Republican and libertarian / conservative political

13. called Paul Ryan's budget " right-wing social engineering" and then, two days later, said,
"The budget vote is one that I'm happy to say I would have voted for...So, let me say on the
record: Any ad which quotes what I said Sunday is a falsehood ."

14. called for " a massive new program to build a permanent lunar colony to exploit the
Moon's resources"

15. called child labor laws " truly stupid."

16. suggested that " a mirror system in space could provide the light equivalent of many full
moons so that there would be no need for nighttime lighting of highways."

17. said that" the most profound insight I have read in the last six years about Barack Obama"
is that ( Obama) is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan,
anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together ( his actions )"

18. was fined $ 300,000 by the House Ethics Committee for offering " incomplete, unreliable,
and inaccurate" information during an investigation of a for-profit college course he
developed while serving in college

19. helped the GOP lose the 1995 government-shutdown by saying that " part of why you
ended up with us sending down a tougher continuing resolution was that he didn't get good
enough seats on Air Force One

20. was a dues paying member of the Sierra Club

21. supported the 1989 Global Warming Prevention Act, which included a provision
encouraging the U.N. to work to control population growth through, among other methods,
family-planning services.

And I don't believe Republicans will choose someone like that "

Good for a great conservative writer and required reading for all conservatives

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Terrye said...

You forgot to add that he is profoundly weird.

leighrow said...

I fear that the ABR people would vote for Hilary Clinton if she was running in opposition to Romney in the GOP primaries.

The ABR people will look at this article and think nothing of the facts contained within the article,they will just blame the writer for picking on Gingrich.

These people are either wacko are liberals if they still vote for Gingrich having full knowledge of the details of all of his baggage as well as knowledge of his unethical behavior and corrupt business practices.

Anonymous said...

Reason #1 why Newt will win the Republican nomination: GOP voters are notorious for snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory.