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  • Newt Gingrich Comes to Michele Bachmann's Defense

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    Newt Gingrich has always been a fan of questions. For instance: How can we make America better? What lessons can we learn from the past? How can Mitt Romney be more effective as a person? Who can judge Newt for repeatedly disregarding his marriage vows nobody not even God? That last one isn't actually a question, but like the word "fidelity," Gingrich doesn't consider himself obligated to uphold its definition.

    Politico recently asked Gingrich about Michele Bachmann’s puny attempts to flex her Intelligence Committee muscle in the now infamous “THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING!” letter to Rep. Keith Ellison. Bachmann was quickly shushed by her Johns (McCain and Boehner), but Gingrich disagreed with his peers, saying, "There weren't allegations, there was a question," Gingrich told VandeHei and Allen, adding, "the question ought to be asked across the board."

    The problem is Bachmann's question was how Huma Abedin was able to get security clearance when it is soooooo obvious that she's an operative for the Muslim Brotherhood. Again, that's not a question. It's a logical fallacy to assume your conclusion. That's called "begging the question." So who do we beg to shut up the questioners?

    It's pretty ballsy for Gingrich to defend Bachmann. Especially now that Huma Abedin has had to hire extra security after being threatened. The consensus among Republicans seems to be that Bachmann has finally jumped the shark. That certainly explains her dead eyes and constant need to feed on fear.

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    Tags: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Republicans
  • Newt Gingrich Likes His Mitt Romney Angry

    If you ask Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney has many problems. Among them: hating Holocaust survivors, destroying middle-class jobs and defeating Newt Gingrich.

    Wait, they're no longer running against each other? Make that one problem

    [Gingrich told POLITICO] "… the anger he [Romney] showed reacting to [President] Obama talking about 'you didn't build things.' … That was personal: I mean, he spent his lifetime building something, and he was talking for every single small business that built something. I thought that was probably the most effective he's been as a person."

    Hear that, Mitt? If you want to be more effective as a person, you need to be angrier.

    And while you're taking tips from Newt, why not try out some adultery?

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    Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich
  • Newt Gingrich Excited to Talk About Zoos with Snooki?

    I don't know how this quickly-deleted tweet from New Gingrich registers with you, but I'm thinking this has got to be some kind of secret code, right? It has to be…

    Zoos and animals… Snooki… Leno… Three exclamation marks… What does it all mean?

    I suppose we could take it at face value and assume it means that Newt Gingrich is all amped up to talk about zoo animals with Jersey Shore star Snooki on national television tonight.

    But isn't that actually weirder than the secret code possibility?

    Tags: Animals, Newt Gingrich, Twitter
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    Tags: Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Tweet Untweet, Twitter
  • Former Gingrich Surrogate Will Help Mitt Romney Alienate Black People

    Mitt RomneyIn 2008, John McCain captured four percent of the black vote, which has left the Mitt Romney campaign scant room for improvement. Is zero percent an attainable goal in a country where every major demographic encompasses a diversity of views and interests?

    What can Romney do ahead of his appearance before the NAACP tomorrow to attempt the impossible and further alienate the most solidly Democratic voting bloc in America?

    Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has been tapped to serve as a surrogate for the Mitt Romney Presidential campaign. Bell will join Romney at the NAACP conference Wednesday in Houston, Texas…

    Bell, who served as a surrogate for Newt Gingrich earlier, got the call over the weekend. He's a part of a conference call that will help Romney hone his speech for the NAACP appearance.

    Genius! I would have thought Romney could alienate the crowd by contrasting his father's brave stand on civil rights with his own muddled record. Or he could explain how the votes of African Americans were so critical that dozens of Republican legislatures introduced legislation to disenfranchise minority voters.

    Or he might have explained to the audience that it's inaccurate to say he's uncomfortable around black people, since he's uncomfortable around everybody unless their offshore bank account is the right height.

    But now that Romney has borrowed a surrogate from a former candidate whose campaign spent Black History Month conducting a historical reenactment of the most race bait-y parts of African American history, I don't know what to expect.

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    Tags: Mitt Romney, NAACP, Newt Gingrich