November 16th, 2011

This is the way…

…one wing of the attack on Gingrich will go: he may seem to be an articulate intellectual, but he’s really a stupidhead.

And now that Gingrich is officially the Republican frontrunner du jour, Joan Walsh chimes in right on schedule (and as predicted in the last sentence of this post of mine) with that old canard:

Gingrich is probably best known for serving his wife with divorce papers while she was recovering from cancer surgery, so he could marry his mistress, whom he later divorced to marry a staffer. But he’s also probably the only politician, who when you’re asked “What’s the worst thing he’s done?” has done a lot of things that rival leaving his cancer-stricken wife for his mistress.

Why tell the truth when a lie will do a lot better for your purposes? The correction—which any journalist worth his/her salt ought to know about—can be found here.

And don’t sit on a hot stove till Walsh issues a retraction. Note, also, in the comments section of her article that her readers seem blissfully unaware of her error.

15 Responses to “This is the way…”

  1. Occam's Beard Says:

    With liberals it’s always about the narrative. Facts are only relevant if they support the narrative. Otherwise, they make up their own. See Palin/Tina Fey. Their spiritual gurus called it “disinformation.”

  2. Perfected democrat Says:

  3. Artfldgr Says:

    Newt Gingrich has replaced Herman Cain as the Romney alternative flavor of the month. But from the conservative point of view, is he any more trustworthy than slippery Mittens? NRO gives ten reasons why the answer is probably no. Newt has supported:

    1. Medicare Part D, the disastrously expensive prescription drug entitlement inflicted by fellow RINO Bush 43.

    2. Ethanol subsidies, the most outrageously corrupt and wasteful boondoggle this side of Solyndra.

    3. The individual healthcare mandate, widely regarded as the most blatantly unconstitutional aspect of ObamaCare.

    4. Dede Scozzafava, an alarmingly left-wing Up-State New York Congressional candidate who ran against conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.

    5. Partial amnesty, as if sacrificing rule of law and territorial sovereignty to Hispander to undocumented Democrats would help Republicans in future elections.

    6. TARP, by which our rulers traded the free market for crony capitalism and sank us into decades worth of unnecessary debt.

    7. The Fairness Doctrine, an outrageously unconstitutional device by which liberals were able to suppress conservative voices in the media.

    8. Tax credits, which often involve moronic meddling in the economy along the lines of the staggeringly foolish Cash for Clunkers farce.

    9. The global warming hoax — the deal-breaker for anyone who rejects an authoritarian centrally planned economy.

    Is there nothing Newt doesn’t support? Sure there is: 10. Paul Ryan’s excellent budget plan, which he denounced as “right-wing social engineering.”

    stop looking at the surface..
    cargo cult politics for cargo cult people

    look under the surface..

    and note…
    if they let someone compete, then he is going to lose compared to others. if they get someone to compete by pretending they are on a certain side, then its heads they win, tails they lose, and we are all the losers for it

  4. Artfldgr Says:

    Newt Gingrich made between $1.6 million and $1.8 million in consulting fees from two contracts with mortgage company Freddie Mac, according to two people familiar with the arrangement.

  5. El Dhimmicrato Bandito Says:




    Weeeee don’ neeeeeed no steeeenking FACTS!?!?


  6. Parker Says:

    “cargo cult politics for cargo cult people”

    That’s as good of a description as any for the present state of our society.

  7. foxmarks Says:

    Gingrich may not be more trustworthy than Romney, but he is far more entertaining.

    Some of y’all would object to thinking of government as reality TV. But if it won’t leave me alone, it should at least amuse me.

  8. LAG Says:

    Better or worse than John Edwards and will anybody notice?

  9. Parker Says:


    Of course anybody will notice; he’s a republican.

  10. J.J. formerly Jimmy J. Says:

    Professor Jacobsen makes a case for Newt:
    “Faced with the apparently overwhelming power of the left-wing media and intelligentsia, weaponised through their Orwellian hijacking of the language of the centre ground and their career-ending bullying and intimidation of all who dare to disagree, many conservatives have succumbed to the cultural mind-bending without even realising they have been in effect captured by the enemy.

    The reason why Newt Gingrich is striking such a chord is principally because he does realise all this very well, and so delivers a very clear message and the hope of a return to reality. He gives expression, in other words, to an authentic conservative voice. Gingrich is very smart, a serious thinker and a good communicator. He is also extremely tough and resilient. He is without doubt a Big Beast in the political jungle — beside whom Mitt Romney, his chief rival, seems a diminished figure….”

    He makes some good points about Newt’s strong and weak points. I’m not totally on board yet. Still watching and evaluating.

    You can read the whole essay at:

  11. foxmarks Says:

    “weaponised through their Orwellian hijacking of the language of the centre ground”

    This, actually the whole quote, is one of Limbaugh’s central points. He who frames the debate wins. Gingrich is excellent at breaking the frame.

  12. Cubz_Fan Says:

    Until someone releases evidence that Gingrich drove his car off a bridge and let his mistress drown over 5 hours, because he feared for his political career… I’ll try not to get too worked up over it

  13. Gringo Says:

    This is the way……one wing of the attack on Gingrich will go: he may seem to be an articulate intellectual, but he’s really a stupidhead.And now that Gingrich is officially the Republican frontrunner du jour, Joan Walsh chimes in right on schedule.

    It would be Joanie Walsh. You remember Joanie, who was so chagrined that her SATs were the same as that stupidhead of stupidheads: Dubya himself.

  14. Ymarsakar Says:

    Fox, I’ve found that the most efficient way to break the Left is to stop arguing things the way they want it and do things in the opposite fashion. That’s the only real way to break the back of their power to begin with.

  15. JoJo Says:

    Journalism is not journalism unless it includes left-wing activism. “All the lies fit to print”

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