Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Newt Gingrich is the latest Republican front runner

You can point a lot of fingers at people who have poisoned the political discourse in recent years but I think that Newt Gingrich has to be given the lions share of the credit. In the 1990's he rose to prominence by tearing down his political opponents. He tore down the Democratic Speaker of the House over a book deal while doing much the same thing. His advice at the time to fellow Republicans was to call Democrats corrupt, traitors, anti-family and other things. He ended up resigning from Congress because of his own ethics problems. But somehow that is forgotten now.

Gingrich was responsible for the Government shutdown of 1995/96 then the Republicans decided to impeach the President over a blow job. I won't even get into the thrice married Georgia Congressman's divorce from his high school teacher or his other pro-family stances.

So much for the past. Now he wants to dismantle the child labor laws.

CNN) - Newt Gingrich proposed a plan Friday that would allow poor children to clean their schools for money, saying such a setup would both allow students to earn income and endow them with a strong work ethic.

I turned down the free lunch when I was in school although I was eligible for it because I didn't want to put up with razzing. Imagine what stigma kids emptying trash cans and moping floors would have to endure? Children can be cruel and kids from poor families are easy targets.

I know the press likes that Newt throws out ideas even if they are not well thought out. Remember his idea for giving a laptop to every student.

He may have traction unlike the other not Romneys but I'm waiting for him to flame out so my favorite Republican candidate, Rick Santorum, can have his week in the spotlight.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is truly hard to believe that Newt can gain any credibility. He divorced his wife while she was dying of cancer and when he was running around on his second wife, she asked him how he could cheat on her and then attack Clinton. He said what he does in private does not matter, only what he says counts. He has earned 37 million dollars from Freddy and his sister and the health business while he is on the phone daily with Eric Cantor advising him how to screw the middle class and make America the home of the wealthy and the have not's. Will somebody please explain to me how and why anyone from the working middle class would ever be a Republican? When they go to a Republican meeting, must they check their brain at the door? Don't they realize that all they are doing is protecting the 1% and at the cost of the 99%? WTF?