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The Scurrilously Unprincipled Newt


Newt’s meeting on Monday with The Donald will be a coming together of two like scoundrels.

With Barack Obama’s approval the lowest of any modern American president, a dubious distinction now that he’s sunk lower than Carter, who the Republican nominee is matters more than ever before.

Ron Paul isn’t going to let Newt Gingrich sweep into Iowa, but also New Hampshire, and take him out without a fight based on facts and Newt’s history.

It’s an easy, but dirty job, but someone had to do it. Newt Gingrich’s total lack of character, principle and passionate opportunism is rivaled by no other Republican. However, his rise proves what a salesman he is and just how desperate the right is to find their un-Romney, even if Gingrich is worse.

The National Review Online helps out:

August 30, 2004: [...] “Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve argued in favor of electing the moderates,” Gingrich said… He even chastised the fiscally conservative Club for Growth – a group that finances primary challengers to Republican incumbents they deem too liberal – for not getting with the program. “Their strategy is explicitly wrong,” Gingrich said. “The key is to elect more Republicans and have a bigger majority and be more inclusive.”

In June 2005… “[...] supporting the ill-conceived nomination of John Bolton as the United States ambassador to the United Nations and backing the latest benighted attempt to withhold America’s legally obligated dues.” [...]

Also that month, he took a surprising tone at a “debate” with Sen. John Kerry on the topic of climate change.

Before Kerry got a word in, Gingrich conceded that global warming is real, that humans have contributed to it and that “we should address it very actively.

In 2007, he accused the Bush administration of fighting a “phony war” on terrorism, and declared “a more effective approach would begin with a national energy strategy aimed at weaning the country from its reliance on imported oil.”

In 2008, he hailed John McCain’s efforts in the crafting of the TARP legislation

Politicians are notoriously chameleon when it comes to their own survival. However, in his campaign for president Newt Gingrich has proven that he’s so out of touch on his own legacy as to be a danger to this nation if he’d ever get the power of the presidency.

With Pres. Obama at 30% approval among independents, thinking about the alternative, even if I don’t believe Newt Gingrich is electable in the general, is something that requires preemptive political destruction.

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