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The Gingrich Who Stole South Carolina

Jon Stewart is definitely on a roll:

I think Newt Gingrich has actually invented a new propaganda technique. I guess the Republicans were using the “Big Lie” too much, so now we have the “Humongous Hypocrisy” technique.

Seriously, is there anything Gingrich stands for that is not hypocritical? Serial philanderer Gingrich is now the family values candidate who lectures the media for doing the same thing Gingrich himself did to Bill Clinton? Former Speaker of the freakin’ House and then high-paid influence peddling consultant claims the mantle of Washington outsider? Attack dog Gingrich is now the Reagan Republican who scolds others for their legitimate questions? My brain is reeling!



  1. Wow. Brilliant.

    It’s amazing how Gingrich was able to ugly his way out of the kind of questioning his own party paved the way to legitimize.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:20 am | Permalink
  2. Sammy wrote:

    The crowd cheered so loudly, it made me wonder: to this brand of conservatism, presumably populated by strict social conservatives, the media is worse than adultery? And a freakin’ Mormon is too liberal?? Talk about your rationalization.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Permalink
  3. Mme DeFarge wrote:

    Newt Gingrich is ‘a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person sounds like’ (quoted by Paul Krugman, Nov 2011). Mr Gingrich’s egregiously large ego impresses many of the more foolish GOP followers who evidently believe that someone so very certain simply must be correct, especially if the GOP establishment do not like him.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink
  4. Don wrote:

    I’m thinking we should hold onto our hats. This ride ain’t anywhere near over. Whahoo!!!

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  5. ThatGuy wrote:

    It’s unbelievable that moderators will not stand up to him, or any other political candidate, and actually make them answer questions rather than skate around it or bluster through it.

    I think MME has it absolutely right. He acts confident and people who are, lets say, on the wrong end of the bell curve, mistake his arrogance for confidence and correctness.

    I can’t imagine where these crowds come from, cheering war and adultery, booing gay soldiers (who in part prosecute those wars) and the Golden Rule if applied to foreign policy.

    Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink