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How much does Bob Dole detest Newt Gingrich?

Well, he didn’t like him when he was in Congress.

When Gingrich was speaker of the House, Bob Dole was the Senate majority leader. And so Dole spent a lot of time listening to the speaker’s proposals. “Gingrich’s staff has these five file cabinets, four big ones and this little tiny one,” he told […]

Bon Ton Roulet, Indeed

In which we have John Kerry asking an audience to let the good times roll, followed by Mitt Romney demonstrating something everyone learns in their first day of French class (all beginning at 0:47), all courtesy of that intellectual powerhouse, Newt Gingrich.

Oh, no! He speaks French! Certainly better than Gingrich speaks Spanish.

H/t […]

Tom Toles on the GOP Primaries

The Washington Post has a pretty hilarious slide show of Tom Toles’s cartoons about the GOP primaries. I’ve put two below.

Who would you trust with nukes (Republican division)?

So Fox News does a poll of Republican voters, and throws in this question–

Well, all right. David Weigel (who caught this one) notes:

The guy who really suffers from this question: Herman Cain. He polls at 15 percent, and less than half that many Republicans trust him — sorry, the trusted advisers […]

Newtish Craziness

The Nation has a pretty good list of the eleven craziest things Newt Gingrich every said.  Particularly number eleven.

Politico story about Governor Barbour’s statement about the civil war

There’s an article on Politico by Robert McElvaine, history professor at Millsaps, remarks from Governor Barbour about the Civil War.  The key quote:

But he has now made a forthright declaration about the events swirling around what some Southerners still call the War of Northern Aggression. “Slavery was the primary, central, cause of secession,” […]

Newt Gingrich and Our Know-Nothing Traditions

Well, context is always helpful. When I took a shot at Newt Gingrich, I didn’t have the full context of his statement last Friday about our citizenship starting with our creator.  Here’s the whole quote:  “I am not a citizen of the world,” he said. ‘I am a citizen of the United States, because […]

Is there a bigger whore in American politics than Newt Gingrich?

Visiting a church in Virginia, and going up against Mike Huckabee, Newt just couldn’t hold back:

“I think this is one of the most critical moments in American history,” Gingrich said. “We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.”


“I am a citizen of the United States because only […]