Sunday, November 9, 2008


Robert Novak, Real Clear Politics - In serious conversations among Republicans since their election debacle Tuesday, what name is mentioned most often as the Moses, or Reagan, who could lead them out of the wilderness before 40 years? To the consternation of many Republicans, it is none other than Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House.

Gingrich is far from a unanimous or even a consensus choice to run for president in 2012, but there is a strong feeling in Republican ranks that he is the only leader of their party who has shown the skill and energy to attempt a comeback quickly.

Even one of his strongest supporters for president in 2012 admits it is a "very risky choice." But Republicans are in a desperate mood after the fiasco of John McCain's seemingly safe candidacy. . .

One Republican critic of Gingrich concedes that he has an "unlimited" energy flow and a constant stream of ideas, an important commodity in a party that appears to have run short of ideas during the Bush years. But there is widespread concern about what is described in the party as Gingrich's deep "character flaws" that would be difficult to overcome in a presidential campaign. . .

Riley Yates, New Hampshire Union Leader - Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich yesterday in Manchester said the country will be forced to reexamine freedom of speech to meet the threat of terrorism. Gingrich, speaking at a Manchester awards banquet, said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message.

"We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade," said Gingrich, a Republican who helped engineer the GOP's takeover of Congress in 1994.


At November 10, 2008 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A drug-addled, hypocritical pig like Newt Gingrich is suggested as a strong candidate for GOP President and goes on to suggest the First Amendment be thrown out to catch "terrists" and nobody says anything on this site?

Barak Obama suggests national service for young people and readers go bat sh** that white folks are going to be enslaved by a black president.

There's a reason this as an "alternative" news site. It's about an alternative universe.

Thanks for the good humor.

At November 10, 2008 1:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy you got that right. Biggest problem I have with these self proscribed progressives is their hypocrisy.

It's exactly like what Phil Ochs said.
"ten degrees left of center when times are good and ten degrees right of center when it effects them personally."

"Love me
I'm a liberal"

Progressive my a$$ !


At November 11, 2008 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:19, you seem a bit drug-addled yourself.

1) The article criticizing Gingrich is on this site. There goes your first sentence into the world of nonsense.

2) For the most part, people don't post thousands of comments in support of the obvious here. That Newt Gingrich is "bad" is pretty obvious to most progressives and requires no additional comment.

3) There are many valid reasons to look askance at the national service plan and question its intent and reasonableness. You seem to be trying to turn what is a minor theme in that thread into the entire discussion because it happens to push one of your buttons.


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