In a sane world, this would be spoof of what an attack video looks like, but we live in a country where "Freedom Fries" were a real thing for a couple of weeks. So, the following is an actual campaign ad released by Newt Gingrich…
In case you're hoarding functioning brain cells and don't want to watch the clip lest your precious neural pathways commit suicide, the 68-second web video, titled "The French Connection," features: Michael Dukakis riding around in a tank, John Kerry sailing and a narrator who explains that Romney will "say anything to win… and just like John Kerry, he speaks French."
"Bonjour. Je m'appelle Mitt Romney," says the former chief executive of the Olympics, whose official languages are French and English.
Obviously, it was only a matter of time before the Olympics themselves were going to be used to cudgel Romney as an effete internationalist. This fay moderate subsumes American interests to the dictates of the International Olympic Committee and then just watches as Norwegians and Germans take medals away from hardworking Americans?
It could be coup de grace for the Romney campaign if it wasn't for one problem — Newt Gingrich's own dark, Francophone past…
Gingrich's 1971 dissertation – "Belgian Education Policy in the Congo 1945-1960" — contains a multitude of sources in French in his bibliography.
In total, Gingrich relied upon 143 French-language sources to write his dissertation — including 18 "public documents," 90 books, 33 published articles and 2 unpublished documents.
Quelle horreur! If the South Carolina primary electorate has to choose between these two cheese-eating surrender monkeys, maybe Rick Perry still has a shot. That guy barely speaks English, let alone French.
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