Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Republicans Who Hate Newt Gingrich

The urge to neuter the Newt (politically, of course) dominated two stories in today's Blaze, but here's the latest "scandalous, shocking revelation" of Newt Gingrich's fundamental lack of honesty, consistency, integrity, common decency...or even sanity?

News flash for Newt: If you have publicly vowed to stay with someone "in sickness and in health," and then abandoned that person when s/he became ill, nobody will ever see any reason to trust you again.

In fact, a Blaze story in which Glenn Beck claimed that anyone who supports Gingrich over Obama has to be motivated by racism may be going too far in the direction of insulting President Obama. While I don't agree with his politics, want his health care plan completely reversed, and suspect his success is due to the "machinery" of corruption for which his city is infamous, so far we've seen no evidence that Barack Obama personally is not a decent man.

Ann Coulter's support for Romney over Gingrich is a little less credible. If I'd thought of it first, I might have used the "has to be motivated by racism" line about Mitt Romney, whose claim to fame in Massachusetts was enacting a state-level prototype for Obamacare.