December 9, 2011 1 Comment
Politics, particularly as we head into the primary contests is sometimes referred to as the silly season.
Silly does not describe adequately describe what happened yesterday. In fact, we might even call it comedic relief.
What was so funny?
From The Hill:
Mitt Romney launched a new web video attacking the conservative credentials of Newt Gingrich, who is emerging as his main rival for the GOP presidential nomination. The ad out Friday hits Gingrich for comments he made about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget plan. It splices together news reports and clips of political pundits reporting on comments Gingrich made on Ryan’s plan, which would turn Medicare into a voucher-like system for those under 55. In an interview Gingrich did shortly after he jumped into the presidential race, the former House Speaker criticized the plan, calling it “radical.”
Mitt Romney? He is kidding right? Newt Gingrich is by no stretch of the imagination perfect. Gingrich himself will tell you that.
However, Gingrich has a lifetime rating of 90 from the American Conservative Union. Mitt Romney would have to move significantly to the right just to be liberal. Mitt, the babydaddy for Obamacare is trying to call Newt not conservative enough?
Please, I need to stop laughing now.
Mitt, the fan boy for the welfare state thinks Newt is not sufficiently conservative? Remember, we are talking about the guy who ran to the LEFT of Teddy Kennedy when he was trying to win Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.
Mitt, or as one blogger likes to refer to him as Mitt for brains, is using surrogates to attack Newt. People like John Sununu. You remember him? He was George H.W. Bush’s chief of staff. This is the same guy Newt hung up on when Sununu called to tell him that Bush was breaking his no new taxes pledge. As Mark Levin pointed out on his show last night, Sununu’s singular accomplishment was to convince George H.W. Bush that David Souter was a conservative. The fact that Sununu was the architect for Souter’s rise to the Supreme Court should be grounds to have Sununu forever banished from the Republican Party.
Is Newt Gingrich conservative enough? Most people would answer that question yes. The only people who doubt that were last seen at Moveon.org’s headquarters.
As for Mitt, he should really stop talking about politics and go back to what he does best. That would be standing in front of a mirror and singing to himself his theme song, “The next time I fall in love, it will be with me.”
- Mitt Romney camp comes out swinging against Newt Gingrich (bostonherald.com)
- Team Romney ramps up Gingrich attacks (thehill.com)