Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
My Dear America:
If there was one person that I would not want to see capture the Presidency of the United States it is probably Donald Trump. Certainly a close second in this Nightmare Scenario of Republican Roulette is Newt Gingrich. Gingrich is one of the most incredibly immoral liars and cheaters who has ever lived, never mind lived in the public eye.
How he has the gall to run for Presidency, let alone public office, is beyond me. Newt has been responsible for, if not starting, at least stoking the animosity between Republicans and Democrats to far beyond acceptable levels when he was Speaker of the House during the 90s. Newt was responsible for pushing the process until the Government shut down and strangely enough in a weird way helped to foster the Monica Lewinsky scandal which seriously tarnished the reputation of President Bill Clinton. Gingrich then took the opportunity to push hard for the impeachment of Bill Clinton for lying about cheating on his wife with Lewinsky. At the same time that Newt was leading the charge to root out the moral corruption of "Cheatin Bill," "Cheatin Newt" was doing the same thing, namely cheating on his wife with a staffer, who later on became his wife and eventually got the same deal from Newt that his first wife got, namely Newt cheating on her with a staffer and later marrying that person.
Newt told his first wife that he was divorcing her while she was in the hopspital fighting cancer. His second wife tells the tale of asking Newt how he could justify his lying and other reprehensible behavior and him telling her
"It doesn't matter what I do, It just matters what I say."
Newt now states that he has "done some things that he is not proud of." His explanation of his cheating, lying and other despicable acts is now that his "love for his country" caused him to do what he did.
Amazingly enough, to my mind, at least, Newt, the Sunday before last said on Meet the Press in answer to a question by David Gregory, that he did not support the Paul Ryan Plan to dismantle Medicaire. Gingrich stated that he found the plan an example of "Right Wing Extremism." By this Sunday, however, the outcry by the Republican and Tea Party Extremists had pushed Newt way back over to that same Right Wing Extremism that a week before he found so reprehensible.
Who knows whether Trump or Gingrich is indeed the most dangerous Meglomaniac in America. At the moment Trump has (supposedly) taken himself out of the Presidential race. Will that be the end of it for him. Let's hope so.
Gingrich is still in it, however, so clearly he is presently maintaining his spot at the bottom of the Republican Candidate barrel and I am sure he will be putting his foot in his mouth and trying to lie his way out of it many more times during this campaign.
How could the American Electorate be stupid enough to elect this guy. Well, in America, not once but twice they elected George Bush.
That, to my mind is enough to make me worry about Newt's chances in this election.