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Newt’s Not in Kansas Anymore

Is Newt about to drop out? Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has canceled a series of appearances in Kansas leading up to the state’s Saturday caucus, according to a party leader. Clay Barker, executive director of the Kansas Republican Party, … Continue reading

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Dios Mio, Man

There is voter fraud going on today, only it’s not the kind Republicans keep clamoring about.  The real voter fraud is the coordinated, national GOP campaign to disenfranchise voters who favor Democrats from participating in state and federal elections.  This … Continue reading

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With Friends Like Duke, Who Needs Friends?

When I saw that Newt Gingrich had the support of jailed ex-Congressman Duke Cunningham, all I could think of was the following scene in the great comedy Rushmore. For those wondering, here’s what Duke emailed his good ole friend Newt:

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If you believe, they put a Newt on the Moon (Newt on the Mooooon)

Newt has set his sites high for the two-term presidency that is his birthright.  And when I say “high” I mean it quite literally: There are two givens in any election campaign: 1) the candidates will make grand promises that they can … Continue reading

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Three’s Confusing Company

Via Andrew Sullivan, the New York Times had to publish a correction for the ages yesterday: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated whom Newt Gingrich is said to have asked for an “open marriage.” It was an ex-wife, … Continue reading

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“You know and I know that she’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president”

The quote that forms the title of this post was, according to a friend of the family, uttered by Newt Gingrich to explain why he was divorcing his first wife. The Gingrich campaign has taken to disputing the well-known story … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Care What The Polls Say. I Don’t.”

I am sticking to my statement that Romney’s the frontrunner and that I expect him to win. But, just as it was with Trump, Perry, and Cain, Newtmentum is for real, for now: In Pennsylvania Gingrich has 32% to 15% … Continue reading

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The Three-Wived Man Is King

Sometimes people try to claim that, among the Republican presidential candidates, the latest flash-in-the-pan, soon-to-be-ex-frontrunner Newt Gingrich stands out as an intellectual “ideas man.” Linguist John McWhorter sets the record straight: Gingrich’s patterns of speech are largely analytically acute, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Gingrich shatters glass house with black pot

Leave it to Newt Gingrich, now on his third wife (the one he left his previous, cancer-suffering wife for) to lecture the country on the sanctity of marriage: Newt Gingrich, who is married to his third wife, said this weekend … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s Questionable Judgment

As noted immediately below, everyone who this morning was working to elect Newt Gingrich the next President of the United States has now quit to find other things to do.  Newt himself has now issued a statement on the matter, … Continue reading

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Gingrich surrounds himself with similarly crazy people

The Gingrich campaign announced three “important” new members. The new campaign staff include, well, the usual assortment of jackasses: Sonny Perdue: The Georgia governor who decided to address the state’s drought by leading a prayer for rain on the steps … Continue reading

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Avowedly Non-Racist Southern Whites Through The Years On Black Voting Rights And Political Leadership

Newt Gingrich, last week: “maybe we should also have a voting standard that says to vote, as a native born American, you should have to learn American history. [applause]”. More Newt: “the Obama system is going to lead us down the path … Continue reading

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Spokesman’s Press Release, Or Fanfic?

Newt’s spokesman clears things up: The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding. Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, … Continue reading

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The Gingrich That Keeps On Giving

So, Newt Gingrich has already given America a great soundbite against the extremely silly GOP/Ryan plan: “right-wing social engineering.” Happily, he has more than one gaffe to give to his country:

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The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its Name

There’s an old Dave Chappelle skit where he plays a juror who insists that, in order to convict R. Kelly of the bad gross stuff he was accused of, Chappelle’s character would need to see: a tape of the incident, while … Continue reading

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No Newts

I had thought Newt Gingrich was just doing what he always does, trying to get people to talk to him by threatening to run for president.  But evidently, he’s really gonna do it this time. His long record of saying … Continue reading

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I Am America, And So Can You

Republican Congressman Mike Pence, on the goals of a shutdown: “we’re trying — we’re trying to score a victory for the Republican people, for — for the American — for the Republican people — trying to score a victory for the … Continue reading

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Koch-Fueled Experimentation Confirms What We Already Knew

The Economist reports on a new, massive climate change study: “Overall, the takeaway from Dr Muller’s presentation of his team’s data is that, in the words of one climate scientist, a ‘Koch-brothers-funded study confirms the previous temperature reconstructions.’ … But … Continue reading

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