Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Newt Gingrich Attempts to Extract Foot from Mouth

So Repuclican-nominee wannabe Gingrich went out the other day and attacked the fiscally sane Paul Ryan for wanting to reform Medicare. I guess no one told Newt that there are some Ponzi schemes in the US goverment that we need to get rid of, and that Medicare is one of them.

The Republicans were not amused. Paul Ryan went out and said that with allies like Newt, who needs the Democrats? Ryan has a point. Why is Newt doing the Democrats' jobs for them?

A voter out in Iowa called Newt out on his atrocious behavior. No word yet on if that voter is planning to run for president, but I'm waiting hopefully.

Just before noon on March 17, Gingrich went out and said that he would not allow the Democrats to lie about him. Umm, Newt? They don't have to lie. Thanks to you, they can tell the truth. You gave them a great ad for thier compaign. Now our side will have to run for cover every time you come onto the scene.

So finally, after it became glaringly apparent that the voters are not amused, Newt went out and backpedaled. Via Fox Nation:

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich apologized in a telephone call to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday afternoon for his remarks on "Meet the Press," where the presidential candidate referred to Ryan's Medicare proposal as "radical change."

"Newt apologized," said Rick Tyler, his press secretary and longtime aide. "The call went very well."

Gingrich, his nascent campaign in jeopardy, has shifted into fervent damage control following a furious conservative reaction to his comments - and is even expressing a rare bit of contrition.

From Iowa, Gingrich held two conference calls with tea party leaders scattered throughout the nation - one on short notice Monday night, and another Tuesday morning.
Alright, you came, you broke things, you tried to repair them, now do us a favor: get your sorry arse outta the race. This Tea Partiers is not happy with you. I want someone with the will to dismantle the government, and you don't qualify. So do us a favor: go away. We don't need anymore RINOs and you backpedal worse then a Democrat.

Just go away, Newt.


  1. Sad, ain't it? Newt can be such a good spokesman for so many conservative objectives. I don't know what came over him, but I think he stepped in it this time to the point where he's not going to be able to climb out.

  2. I'm afraid I'm not as sad as you are. I've been distrustful of this guy since before he decided to run. To me, he just proved a point: he's a stupid RINO and we don't need him. Maybe he was a good spokesperson once, but I don't think he has teh will to do anything about the size of the government.