Saturday, November 19, 2011

Media Whore Newt Gingrich

I'm reprising my old Newt posts. I've loathed Newt for a long time. Honest whores deserve some respect but politicians who are nothing BUT whores do not. Newt is the worst of the worst and I've written a few posts about this particular whore.  Now that the old whore is running for President again, it's time to replay the old posts, so here we go:  6/7/09

"Whores and politicians become respectable if they stick around long enough, as someone once observed, and the same is plainly true of media personalities – especially in a culture that never pauses long enough to remember anything. Where amnesia is the rule, there can be no accountability for the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Patrick Buchanan and the rest of the broadcast mob denouncing the "racism" of Sonia Sotomayor. If anyone remembers who they are and what they have said over the years, their complaints about the Latina Supreme Court nominee will only elicit raucous laughter." Joe Coneson, from an Opionion piece in Salon June 5th

Then on Face the Nation this morning we have half the program devoted to the outrageous bullshit of Newt Gingrich. My question is WHY? There are so many skeletons in Gingrich's closet I can't list them all, but another resoursful blogger has and you can see them here.

When Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor for being a racist on Twitter, he ignited a debate over her objectivity. Both sides of the argument had a chance to respond on "Face the Nation" Sunday.

Senior White House advisor David Axelrod defended his administration’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor against attacks that she is a racist.

"I think what she believes, harry, is that everyone is the product of their experiences. She's the product of hers," he told guest moderator Harry Smith.

"Have there been patterns of discrimination? Of course there have been. We all know that," he admitted, referencing the numerous occasions where Sotomayor said a “wise Latina woman” would make "better" decisions than a white male.

Axelrod called Gingrich’s comment “unfortunate” and said, "I think that it is so unfair and so unreflective of who she is."

Later in the program, Mr. Gingrich had a chance to respond.

He explained that he rescinded his initial comment because he called Sotomayor a racist, when really he does not know the nominee and meant that her comments were racist.

"One of the challenges for the administration is having first chided me for language, then having said she didn't mean it, and then having said she ought to restate it. Now they face the fact that she has said this, written about it four or five time," he argued.

He argued that, "if you say people of this ethnic background are superior to people of this ethnic background, take out her language and put in the word white. Put in white male where she had Latina, that person would be disqualified from the court. Also would be disqualified as a juror."

Gingrich admitted that it is "very doubtful" she will be disqualified as a high court pick because of her earlier remarks.

"She said the court should be radical. The court should rewrite law. The court is where policy is made. That's a direct quote. I'm not very comfortable having somebody at that level with that level of power," Gingrich said.

This is the first time I know of that anyone's asserted that Sotomayor said she was "superior" to a white man. And Harry Smith just let it stand, no challenge to that outrageous lie, no question about how Newt jumped from calling her a racist, retracting the term "racist", but then saying she has stated that she is superior to white men. Jesus, why is this idiot allowed to go on a Sunday morning news show and lie without even a challenge? Harry Smith, you are a disgrace for letting that one stand. Since Newt is not an elected official of any kind, just an over-the-hill has-been, why are he and Buchanan, Rush and Glen Beck getting so much play in the mainstream media?


Fran said...

Newt is all a-twitter about racism???

That's rich.

Seriously..... who cares what a guy named Newt thinks?

He's just Baaaaaa'ing with the rest of the GOP sheep.

Now that the GOP have (once again) made fools of themselves, they have to backpedal and pander....

They realized they had accidentally pissed of all of the Hispanic demographic voting block....
I mean "people".


yellowdog granny said...

i was watching it this morning when he came on..i have this lovely feature on my remote...and it just clicks you to the next channel...refuse to watch the buttroy.

Utah Savage said...

Fran, I hope you're right about the Hispanic demographic. And if that is the case, then keep on keeping on you rightwing racist bastards, but... How did this windbag get such a primo spot on a much watched Sunday show?

YDG, I did turn the buttroy off after I heard him say over and over that Sotomayor said over and over that she believes she is better than any white man. God, they are stupid. I'm beginning to think they know how inferior they are and that this is projection.

themom said...

I detest Newt to the utmost. An adultere, a liar, run out of Congres...but now he is an authority on everything. BS!!!! It is apparent that no man can read an entire sentence in order to make a comment. They pick and choose the words - I believe Sotomayor made a valid statement, if read in its entirety. No more Sunday morning programs for me - they just piss me off.

Utah Savage said...

Okay that does it. I'm taking the pledge too. We should start a petition to let the networks and sponsors know that we are highly offended and will boycott their bad booking practices.

jadedj said...

A more slimy, dogdoo politician (ex), never lived. He's been popping some of Rush's happy pills.

Neither Here Nor There said...

I unfortunately live in the same state and county as that pompous ass. Ughhhh! You don't even know half of the stupid things he says.

Beach Bum said...

Since Newt is not an elected official of any kind, just an over-the-hill has-been, why are he and Buchanan, Rush and Glen Beck getting so much play in the mainstream media?

Because, in my opinion, there is nothing left of the republican party that can speak. Most have been cowered into silence out of fear of Rush and those with any reason have been chased out of the party. Powell being the one exception.

Anonymous said...

They all play the same Dick Cheney game : shoot your target in the face with a shotgun then slink around later and pluck some of the pellets out with a half-hearted and disingenuous apology while admiring the damage the whole shot caused. Newt is standing between us and the comic/satiric orgy of a Palin run in 2012/ I hope, unlike his Dad, he manages to pull out in time.

Utah Savage said...

Thing best thing I can think of is a Palin/Romney or Romney/Palin or a Huckabee/Paline or a Palin/Huckabee run for the WH. It would be a funfest for the grownups to watch. It would be a comic bonanza for SNL, and the late night comedians. we'd be laughing for years. Unless of course this country is still as dumb as I thought it was, until we elected Obama.

Utah Savage said...

Talk about whore. Take a look at the google ad for Newt! Free Newt? WTF? And I can't touch it or they take away my privileges.