Double Standards or Party Like It’s 1976!


I’m mad.  I’m absolutely furious. I don’t know when I’ve been this angry in politics. Oh, it’s not about Mitt Romney winning in New Hampshire and maybe winning in Iowa.  This is something else. This is a visceral anger, a fury that is so great, I don’t quite know what I plan to do about it.

Ever heard of the word “fairness”? It is a term the conservative “right” punditry seems to have eliminated from their dictionary.  The word “Fair” means free from bias, dishonesty or injustice, legitimately sought, proper under the rules.   I do not like things or people who are unfair. I never have.  It makes me angry.  Politically, I have never seen anyone treated as unfairly as Newt Gingrich is being treated.  It doesn’t matter if I were supporting him or not, I would speak out against it, the way I did in 2008 when Hillary was being treated so badly by Obama and his people.

What I have seen in the past few days, aimed at Newt, and in a lessor extent at Rick Perry is deplorable. It is wrong.  It is intellectually dishonest.  It is unfair.  It is seriously going to hurt the GOP.  My ire is so great, right now, I don’t know if Romney is the nominee, I will do more than half-heartedly vote for him.  I would vote for a yellow dog if GOP, so I will vote for him.

He will not get my money or my support.  As to the pundits who are supporting him, they are no longer getting my money for books or their radio shows.  I have quit watching FOX.  I will no longer subscribe to their magazines. They have lost my respect.  My respect, once lost, is rarely given, again.

One reason I am so angry is because the same pundits who are damning Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are saying absolutely nothing against Ron Paul (who is now defending Romney).  Ron Paul is an anti-Hispanic bigot who is not being held accountable for the vile things he said about Blacks.  He is NOT being held accountable for his long time (and continued) association with Stormfront, Don Black, David Duke, and any number of little National Socialists.  The man should be kicked out of the GOP and not even allowed to compete in these primaries as a Republican.

The very same people who are denigrating Newt Gingrich for defending himself, do not have the moral courage or honor to castigate Ron Paul.   They are angry with Newt for defending himself, but don’t give a damn where Ron Paul gets all of  his money.  (Hint – Stormfront, KKK, all the best people).

Yes, I’m angry.

I’m angry over the abject bias Charles Krauthammer is showing.  I once respected this man.  Forget it now. He is as dishonorable as anyone else.

As for those who castigate “Evil Newt” for defending himself, what the hell would you do if you were hit with nearly five million dollars worth of negative advertising, lies, and half-truths?   How dare you not allow a man to defend himself.  What kind of country have we become?

Please, continue.  Go look at yourself in the mirror.  Have you ever had anyone try to destroy you with lies, innuendo, and  half-truths?  I have. It is not fun.  It destroys lives.

Mitt Romney proved what a dishonest snake he is by not denouncing nearly five million dollars in negative ads his SuperPAC ran against Newt?  He did not.  Instead, when Newt starts fighting back, he begins complaining, way too much.  His supporters whine and cry, denigrate and attempt to destroy.

We are told that Newt should not fight back.  Guess what Ronald Reagan did. Oh, wait, Ronald Reagan is no longer acceptable.   You want to know what I really think about Mitt Romney?  Right now, I hope Donald Trump does decide to run against him.  You know why?  I will almost guarantee that Trump has a much better record of job creation.  I know that Steve Forbes has a greater grasp on economics that Romney does.

Uneasy lies the head that wears the hollow crown, and the supporters who put that crown in place.

You don’t want to talk about Bain?  Let’s discuss Romney’s record on job creation as governor.  That alone will destroy him in the general election.  He had the WORST record in the nation.

“…“You can’t talk about the people I poisoned!  It violates the 11th Commandment.” First there’s a practical problem with that approach.  Some candidates have serious baggage that needs to be vetted. If a candidate doesn’t disclose his or her potential issues, who will?

The press?  Well, the press might, but only if the candidate with the baggage is to the left of the others. In other words, you’ll hear about Romney’s baggage only if his remaining opponents are to his left.  But there’s also a theoretical problem with the 11th Commandment.  Reagan blew it to smithereens in 1976. At least, Reagan violated the modern interpretation of the 11th Commandment….”


The Pink Flamingo finds the conservative punditry’s Claude Raines moment to be shocking, absolutely shocking. Several weeks ago, they sat by and let Newt Gingrich be subjected to nearly $4 million worth of misleading and negative ads that were enough to destroy anyone’s reputation and character.  They said nothing. They allowed it to happen.  For these people to turn around, and express shock that Newt would attempt to defend himself is well, shocking in itself.


Newt Gingrich is now evil and must be destroyed.

“…NEWT GINGRICH, Republican presidential candidate: I think if you’re faced with the reality, if somebody decides that’s what they’re going to do, if you unilaterally disarm, you might as well drop out of the race. He’s decided that he would pin his entire future on shrinking his competitors rather than offering positive ideas. We came back and offered a very clear choice here, talking about his impact, for example, raising the computer tax on folks from New Hampshire, raising $730 million in taxes as governor of Massachusetts. So I think it’s fair to draw a contrast between my record of fighting for tax cuts and the tax increases that he set up in New Hampshire – in Massachusetts as governor…”

Then again, Charles Krauthammer has been after Newt since he dared criticize Paul Ryan.  Is this what all of this is about – Newt not being a freaking libertarian, Ayn Rand worshiping instead of Christ?   This was back in May.  I don’t think Krauthammer has forgiven him.

“...As the day has progressed, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s comments on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” attacking House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan have come to haunt him. On Monday’s “Special Report,” syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer became the latest conservative figure to criticize Gingrich, calling his bid for the presidency “over.”…

Krauthammer’s criticism of Gingrich echoed that of many other conservatives who said that Gingrich’s words will be used against fellow Republicans in future congressional campaigns…. Krauthammer added that Gingrich’s remarks violated Reagan’s “11th commandment.” “Reagan had the 11th commandment,” Krauthammer said. “Thou shalt not attack fellow Republicans. This is a capital offense against the 11th commandment. He won’t recover.”…”

Oh really?  Evidently Krauthammer doesn’t remember 1976 when Ronald Reagan went after Gerald Ford.

National Review

We saw what happened there.  The more liberal candidate lost to Jimmy Carter.




4 thoughts on “Double Standards or Party Like It’s 1976!

  1. > radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said Gingrich
    > is using the language of the left.

    If the papal encyclicals don’t convince you of the uselessness of the labels “Left” and “Right” this should. All the language of our politics is used to distract us from considering principles.

  2. What amazes me is how well Ron Paul has been doing in the primaries. GOP or not, there is no way I will vote for Ron Paul.

  3. My Facebook status for today:

    “Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.” — Benjamin Disraeli in the novel Coningsby (1844), demonstrating the mindlessness of the mindset and the meaninglessness of the political label.

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