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Despite the Obama administration’s unrelenting war on religion, Christmas appears to be coming earlythis year for Democrats.
With the Gingrich surge continuing unabated,conservative critics are emerging from behind theIron Curtain to cast doubt on the electability andtemperament of the self-described “ideas man.”
The vast majority of them don’t give two shits about Newt’s infidelity to his wives; what really bothers them is his embrace of communistic ideas—such as a belief in man-made global warming, and compassion.
I tell you, if such a hilarious primary season didn’t already exist, we would’ve had troubleinventing it.
- Rush Limbaugh’s Cowardly Approach to the Newt Gingrich Debate – Conor Friedersdorf – Politics – The Atlantic
The rise of Newt Gingrich in the GOP primary is making for strange bedfellows. When was the last time figures as diverse as Ann Coulter, George Will, David Frum, Erick Erickson, Ross Douthat, Daniel Larison, and Jennifer Rubin all pointedly expressed misgivings about the same Republican?
Their concerns are many: Gingrich’s proclivity for embracing wacky ideas that would enlarge government; his unconservative temperament and dearth of wisdom; the fact that his Republican colleagues judged him unfit to lead in the late 1990s; his philandering and divorces; his hypocrisy about values issues; hisdangerous, self-aggrandizing instincts in foreign policy; his lack of discipline, raging ego, and his various flip-flops on the Iraq War; and that’s just from the seven folks already mentioned, who lay out evidence to bolster their assertions.
Who is on the other side of the argument?
In the mass media, Rush Limbaugh is by far the most prominent figure. But he isn’t actually arguing. He isn’t listening to various criticisms of Gingrich and refuting them with logical rebuttals.
He’s just attacking the ideological purity of the critics.
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Politics — Newt Gingrich
- via The Immoral Minority: Just in time for Christmas.
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