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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Who Is Gingrich Really Putting In Their Place?

Newt Gingrich is surging right now because a whole lot of Republican racists think Gingrich is putting black people “in their place” through his slurs against the work-ethic of hard working Americans like Juan Williams (whose betrayal by the GOP serves him right and which he was quite foolish not to expect) and through his misleading sloganizing against food stamps, an indispensable program in hard times like these on which more struggling white Americans than black ones currently depend.

Newt Gingrich is surging because a whole lot of Republican patriarchal pricks think Gingrich is putting women “in their place” when he calls his ex-wife a liar because she pointed out that he is a serial philanderer who has demonstrated a distressing tendency heartlessly to divorce his wives whenever they become sick or vulnerable and actually need him, despite his pious grandstanding about his family values and his leading the charge against a popular sitting President for philandering even while he was doing so himself (the Clinton marriage, by the way, remained intact).

Newt Gingrich is surging right now because a whole lot of Republican crybaby paranoids (the same ones who think themselves to be relentlessly tortured victims in their perfectly normal unchallenged Christianity just because different people than them also happen visibly to exist) think Gingrich is putting a phantom liberal media “in its place” through his declarations that it is outrageous to point out perfectly well-substantiated and already widely known instances of his misconduct, hypocrisy, deception, and corruption.

Newt Gingrich is surging right now because a whole lot of stupid Republicans think Gingrich is smart just because he is shameless and unscrupulous (Republicans do this a lot, it is the reason Karl Rove is considered a genius rather than simply a sociopath for example), and because they fantasize that he will deploy his stunning genius in debates to “put in his place” an African-American President they think to be a Teleprompter-dependent welfare-case rather than the consummately brilliant, accomplished, competent, inspiring, likeable reality of Barack Obama.

All this is just to say that right now, right before our eyes, an ignorant inept mean-spirited hysterical out of touch white racist woman-hating gay-hating war-mongering Republican base is putting itself in its proper place… as an utterly ugly dysfunctional neo-confederate rump at the margins of a nation that is wholesomely promisingly browning, secularizing, democratizing, socializing, ecologizing more and more with every passing day.


jollyspaniard said...

Gingrich is uniting the fraying GOP coalition with hatred which is the glue that holds them together. He's applying a bit too much glue for the GOPs own good though. At least Reagan did it in more economical and deftly delivered brushstrokes. Gingrich is slapping it on with a trowel.

It'll be interesting seeing the "family values" crowd holding their noses while they line up behind Gingrich as he faces Obama. A number of them are already balking at the extent of cognitive dissonance being asked of them.

The GOP primary suddently got interesting again. Perry's comedy gold will be missed but Newt will deliver plenty of melodrama and megalomania. And it isn't outside the realm of possibility that he just might get the nomination.

Mitt's aura of inevitability has collapsed. I think you've called it correctly, the chance of him emerging unscathed is pretty slim at this point.

Unfamiliarwithyourways said...

Hello, long time reader, first time etc. I'm a big fan.

Your comments about Gingrich's hypocrisy as it applies to women actually make me optimistic. It makes me thing of a reclamation of "family values" as a talking point by the LGBTQ community (and the Left in general) by reframing it in messages like "family values means not abandoning your spouse in their hour of need" and "a real family doesn't do X" (where X is some hypocritical callous action of Gingrich's that would or did emotionally or materially damaged an ex-wife), and further messages of that nature.

Am I just fantasizing about attack ads?