Gingrich out to lunch

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Saw that today and thought what kind of dumb (expletive deleted) remark that was. Seems to be the very definition of anarchy.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Yup. At this point I'd rank my election issues as

    1. Rule of law (Sorry, Newt, you just dropped out of my race)
    2. Civil rights
    3. TSA

    As things are going, I might not care how whacked out & loony the candidates are as long I'm sure that they will preserve our constitutional system so we have a chance of straightening things out in the future.
     
  4. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Indeed. I read the article twice at WaPo and kept checking to see if it was the Onion. Not that he was my first (or second, or third...) choice for the GOP nomination, but what is he smoking? What happened to separation of powers? Wow.
     
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Newt was never a option, between his shadier then :trash: past in congress and some of the outlandish comments as of late before this one had him way off the list.

    At this rate the GOP is going to hand obummer and his henchmen another 4 years on a golden platter.
     
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Dear Mike, there is only one candidate to my knowledge that fits your criteria.
    From Ron Paul wants to kill the TSA, which could end the careers of 500 puppies
    From a QAon his views:
     
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nothing the least bit shady about his past in the Congress -- that was as sham attack by whiny, sniveling Democrats who couldn't handle being on the minority side of the aisle for first time in ages.

    But I do fear the brain-eating amoeba have caught up with him:

    Gingrich: Send U.S. Marshals to arrest uncooperative judges
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    His wife (if he still has one :D, otherwise his kids) need to start commitment proceedings immediately!
     
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    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  11. nachtnebel

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  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    This is actually not a bad idea. Only, arrest all the judges, throw in the Senate and the House, then lock up the White House and dynamite all the buildings. Tell the states to figure something else out, and then go home.
     
  13. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    hmm. You have the most powerful executive power on the planet, and you want to remove the only restraint on that power. Why is this really not such a good idea, Newt?

    Maybe the guy has a fetish for Roman togas or something.
     
  14. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    mike either post links here or in a PM as I am open minded and will admit when I've goofed (unlike some) , I was just going off what i have read in the past. The ignoring the SCOTUS is a major major red flag/ding against him.
     
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  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not sure that it matters.

    At this point, Newt is moot.
     
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  16. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Even if, as a cancer "survivor", I didn't know about the wife-dumping, remember the 1990's or his massive arrogance etc., parsing the recent lobbying activity as something other sends my BS meter way off the dial. Lobbyists running government is arguably the very problem boiled down; last thing we need as a POTUS.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Newt engineered the "Contract for America" which was a masterpiece of political opposition. When the Democrats got creamed in the '92 elections, we got to see just how little substance and character they actually had, especially with several of their leaders in or headed to prison for corrruption, most notably Dan Rostenkowski, who became -- literally -- a poster boy for political corruption.

    Eventually the Democrats tried to nail him on bogus ethics charges related to his book advances & royalties, never mind that many Democrats had benefited from exactly the same arrangements with their publishers. It was nothing more than payback for all the housecleaning that had been done.

    Newt's character, too, eventually turned out to be flawed. Life is like that sometimes.

    I think we're likely to to see similar housecleaning in '12 as in '92, although not with as much of a specific political focus -- Republicans & Contract for America -- as in '92. It'll be a more general exodus of the bums.
     
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  18. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    He said the same thing back in October - at least he's consistent, but if he ever had even the slightest chance of getting my vote, he lost it then:

    In October when he wasn't much of a candidate, there were only 14 comments, all negative, on his statements about ignoring the Supreme Court.

    Now that he appears to be the front-runner, there are 500 comments, most of them negative, in the linked article. It would seem that perhaps the electorate is beginning to "hear" him - thank goodness!
     
  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    A pox on both their houses (Dems and Repubs).

    I'd take Bernie Sanders or Jill Stein over Ron Paul any day, though none of them have a chance.

    Regardless, I'm still writing in a name.
     
  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    More and more, the Grinch sounds like the fictional character Berzelius Windrip in Sinclair Lewis's "It Can't Happen Here."
     

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