Newt Gingrich’s meltdown on the launch pad

“I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have publicly said those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.” Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - May. 25, 2011

An hilarious opinion piece by Eugene Robinson. Or was it yet another ridiculous rhetorical gaff by right wingers which was hilarious? Or the fact Republicans immediately went berserk, forming a lynch mob and tying a noose with Gingrich’s name on it? No matter, it’s a great read to savor.

In her Fox appearance, Sarah Palin didn’t miss the chance to take another shot at the left wing–even though she hadn’t a clue what she was talking about. She made sure to blame the “Lamestream Media” (whatever the Hell that means) and “Racist David Gregory” (racist?) for setting up poor Newt. Completely ignoring the reality it was not the media, but the absolutely unglued right wing which put Newt in the cross-hairs of its heavy artillery. That’ll teach right wingers appearing on the Sundays to indulge in anything remotely resembling the truth.

The great irony, of course, is that Gingrich’s grievous error was to speak the truth. Appearing on “Meet the Press” last Sunday, he referred to the proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to convert Medicare into a voucher program— endorsed by all but four members of the GOP majority in the House — as “right-wing social engineering.”

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