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Supervillain or Newt?

Play the game Supervillain or Newt, where you have to decide whether an idea comes from an indestructible megalomaniac hell-bent on ruling the world, or from a supervillain!

Up with Newt. Down with dignity. That’s the way it goes.

--Charles Blow, Newt’s Southern Strategy.

When a man has left a woman — the mother of his children — who is struggling with a life-threatening disease, he has forfeited the right forever to use the word ‘despicable.’

--DL Hughley, on Newt Gingrich calling questions about his affairs despicable.  

I think, maybe, it’s time for the nation to rise up and point out to the Republican party that, root and branch, it is a racist embarrassment to democracy and a blight on this nation that all the world can see. Whether it’s N. Leroy Gingrich’s chirping about how all the black people are on food stamps, or Rick Santorum’s talking about the mysterious Blah People, or this clown whom the other clowns in the Kansas House elected to lead them, there is a steady, noxious river of bile flowing through the entire Republican party, and through the conservative “movement” that empowers it.

--Charles Pierce.

Among Gingrich's Passions, A Doomsday Vision

Despite scientific and military information to the contrary, Gingrich continues to push his weapons of mass destruction doomsday theory.  He also apparently believes the U.S. should engage in pre-emptive military strikes against North Korea and Iran.  From a fascinating/disturbing article in the New York Times:

Newt Gingrich, the Republican presidential hopeful, wants you to know that as commander in chief he is ready to confront one of the most nightmarish of doomsday scenarios: a nuclear blast high above the United States that would instantly throw the nation into a dark age.

“Millions would die in the first week alone,” he wrote in the foreword to a science-fiction thriller published in 2009 that describes an imaginary EMP attack on the United States. A number of scientists say they consider Mr. Gingrich’s alarms far-fetched.

In 2004, Philip E. Coyle III, a former head of Pentagon arms testing, wrote that the EMP lobby seemed to “extrapolate calculations of extreme weapons effects as if they were a proven fact” and “puff up rogue nations and terrorists with the capabilities of giants.”

I just keep thinking of  this.


“You’re a mean one, Newt Gingrich” - set to the tune of “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch”