March 30, 2011- In Marquette, Wisconsin for a showing of his film that seemed more like a campaign stop, Newt Gingrich touted Governor Walker as a good county executive and claimed that people would like Walker once his programs were proven successful by creating jobs.
Newt Gingrich led the “Republican revolution” against President Clinton as Speaker of the House from 1995 to 1999 and resigned his seat in disgrace after bringing the Republican Party’s short majority to a close by trying to oust President Clinton from office over what turned out to be exceptionally hypocritical claims to family values, given that Newt left his first wife while she was in the hospital recovering from cancer in 1980 and then after marrying his mistress, cheated on her with a House of Representatives staffer 23 years younger than himself while he was screaming about Clinton’s blue dress. Newt has recently claimed that love for his country drove him to have these affairs.
In case you’ve been in a cave and forgotten just how petty Republicans can be, as he left, Newt whined, “I’m willing to lead but I’m not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. My only fear would be that if I tried to stay, it would just overshadow whoever my successor is.”
In our last flashback to Newt’s leadership skills — after all, praise should be vetted via the source — Newt shut down government after he felt slighted by President Clinton who refused to discuss the budget with Gingrich on the plane ride home following a funeral. In spite of having ruined the GOP with his pettiness and hypocrisy, Gingrich is still touting his shut down of government as “doing what Americans elected them to do” and says it was definitely not a mistake. In 1997, he also made history as the first Speaker to be disciplined for ethics violations. All of this should warn you that he is a shoe-in for the Republican candidacy.
At Marquette University Tuesday for his film on Pope John Paul II (Newt is now a Catholic, which can be seen as a sign of his flexibility in bending to his various wives’ values — for a time, at least ), Newt took swipes at President Obama, suggesting that Obama would be easy to beat unless he magically makes the world a better place (you know, like Republicans are in Wisconsin and Michigan and Florida). Newt said, “If the economy is at 7 percent unemployment and coming down, if the budget has gotten dramatically less expensive, if Libya turns out to be wildly successful, and his next Final Four picks don’t all crash and burn, I can imagine a circumstance where Obama will be fairly formidable.”
Of course, Newt doesn’t deal with reality well, being a Republican, so he must not have heard about the latest Michigan poll that shows the President beating him in an approvals match up with Obama at 53% and Gingrich 37%. The same poll places Gingrich just above Governor Scott Walker, whom Gingrich praised on his campaign stop, with Barack Obama at 52% approval, leading Walker whose approval is a shame-inducing but well earned 32%.
Speaking of the universally loathed and proving himself to be as out of touch with the public now as he was in the late ’90′s, Gingrich praised Governor Scott Walker to Wisconsinites, saying he was very fond of him and that after Walker’s plan creates jobs, people will embrace him.