This was a surprising MTP quote:
DAVID GREGORY: Do you think Republicans ought to buck the public opposition and really move forward to completely change Medicare, turn it into a voucher program where you give seniors some premium support so that they can go out and buy private insurance?
NEWT GINGRICH: I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for free society to operate.
I don’t know about “social engineering,” but he’s right about “radical change.” It would end the Medicare we’ve known since 1964.
But since when does Gingrich care? Likely since he officially became a presidential candidate.
Now, sure, Newt doesn’t play nice with liberals. He’s forever trying to unravel their stupidity with a profundity he wields with ease.
“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
But I recall well he doesn’t play nice with Republicans either. He plays nice with no one. The only child of his true parents, married at 19 to one of his high school teachers, Newt shares his spotlight with no pretenders. So it’s no surprise he threw the lesser Republicans’ budget ‘revolution’ under the bus of truth.
It’s also no surprise that Republicans have gone ape crap ever since. Check SC Governor Nikki Haley, Reps. Paul Ryan, John Campbell and James Lankford’s angry reactions.
Then between Sunday and Tuesday afternoon, while the lessers stormed on, it occurred to Newt that he will need the angry dunces to vote for him if he wants to become president. Appealing solely to Democrats to win the Republican nomination is a tall order, even for a genius. So Gingrich had to manufacture a way to make everything alright. Analyzing the reckless comments in his mind, he figured out the critic had lied:
“Any ad which quotes what I said Sunday is a falsehood,” he told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Tuesday.
Good luck, rational thinkers, trying to understand Newt’s conclusion.
What he said was a falsehood? Gingrich, of course, will say ‘no’ because he’s too brilliant to be wrong. It’ll become a falsehood when a liberal quotes it. Like when we quote the Bible.