Newt Gingrich Rises Like a Phoenix

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newt gingrichAt the beginning of the Republican primary shenanigans, I thought Newt Gingrich was a short timer candidate. I never imagined that his polarizing views and questionable character would land him in the front runner spot. Newt Gingrich does not belong at the helm of our country. He is an out of touch bigot who lacks character and reeks of hypocrisy. His holier-than-thou positions are based on condescending beliefs that merit no second looks, and he fails to appreciate the irony in his positions.

Republicans contesting the presidential bid are dangerous to our future, even if they provide some comic relief in the here and now (Michele Bachmann’s only redeeming quality was her entertainment value). This group of Republican candidates stands to set America back decades, if not more, jeopardizing the separation of church and state, women’s rights, and America’s position in the world. These candidates are more concerned with beating Barack Obama than solving Americans’ problems. They lead with harmful rhetoric and offer no viable solutions to put Americans back to work, eradicate poverty, care for the elderly, and bring our troops home. They wax about their conservative, Christian values while behaving in the most un-Christianlike manner. Newt Gingrich takes the proverbial cake here. The man is a phoenix, really.

He is as slimy as the reptile that bears his name.

I keep waiting for the Republican party to step out and yell, “Psyche!” as if the joke’s on us in a cruel game of Candid Camera. There are plenty of level-headed, bright Republicans who want to change the course of America and turn around this lagging economy. Where are the Republicans who care more about America and her people than beating and berating Barack Obama? Where are the Republicans who earnestly want to lift us up more than stroke their own ego and force their own agenda?

I shudder to think what will become of us if Newt sidles up to the desk in the Oval Office. Has the conservative brigade really gotten behind this man who reeks of infidelity and disregard for family? What happened to the family values platform? Repentance and character are not the same thing. If this constituency wants to really own the moral high ground for future elections, they might as well bid it adieu ... sorry, that’s a foreign expression, and we know Newt thinks English should be our national language. Or was his “language of the ghetto” comment masked racism? A vote for Newt Gingrich dismantles the whole moral high ground platform that has been exceedingly popular among Republicans.

Newt Gingrich is plagued by words he has uttered that reveal his true nature. I want to throw things at the television when I see him smirk. I am astounded that people are attracted to this condescending nature of his. Conservative voters are too consumed with emotion to think of the long-term toll Newt’s presidency will take. Republicans are experts at leveraging this segment of voters. They will continue to hide behind non-issues with emotional daggers about gay marriage and pro-abortion mistruths. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the Bible, more political handbook than revered scripture it seems, have more to say about adultery than it does about homosexuality? No one will speak of the real issues of national debt, education in the twenty-first century, healthcare costs, the housing crisis, or job creation. The circus will continue, but everyone knows that the clowns are the scariest act.

Many Democrats welcome Newt to the race and think he has no shot at beating President Obama. Some guffaw while they munch popcorn and watch the debates that are rich in entertainment but poor in substance. I can’t say I am one of those people. I watch each debate with half a fingernail chewed to the quick as I boil inside. I am simply not so optimistic that Obama will beat Newt. I’m afraid Americans have let me down before ... take Bush’s reelection for example. I worry that enough bloodthirsty people who are on the anti-Obama hate wagon will turn out to vote for Gingrich as a vote against Obama.

 

This post is part of a weekly conversation with our 5 Moms Matter 2012 political bloggers. Read the original question and find links to all their responses here: What If Newt Gingrich Wins the Republican Nomination?


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hotic... hoticedcoffee

Barack Obama does not belong at the helm of our country. He is an out of touch bigot who lacks character and reeks of hypocrisy. His holier-than-thou positions are based on condescending beliefs that merit no second looks, and he fails to appreciate the irony in his positions.


Well said.....

Pagan... PaganMomma40

With this man leading our country we may as well pack it up and begin to sell it off. He knows nothing of common decency or morals. Doesn't care about the people who actually run this country, the working and middle class that do the jobs he wouldn't condescend to even think about much less do. If America really puts this fool into office I'm relocating to another country!!

nonmember avatar Missegan

Rarely do I find the political articles written on Cafemom to be worth my time, but this was very well written.

I can't imagine that anybody would disagree with what was said about Newt.

count... countrygirl670

Ugh, this fellow makes me look back fondly at Reagan (yikes!), who seems almost quaint in comparison.

bills... billsfan1104

Bwahhhhahhahaahahahahaaaha Hot. I am not going to say anything. This article is nasty and it just goes to show that some liberals are not open minded when someone else has different views. I think it is hilarious that women liberals actually think, with all the checks and balances, that they will lose their rights. Its laughable.

steff... steffielynne

LOL....this guy is  a joke. He's doing the same thing Obama did in his campaign with the state tours and promising each state a bunch of empty promises....this is the dude who wants to start a freakin MOON COLONY....lol yeah i'll vote for Obama again before this dude gets my vote...

tinyp... tinypossum

People who support Newt Gingrich, an openly bigoted, racist, philandering, crooked, egomaniac for president say as much about their character as his works say about his. You all deserve each other. However, the rest of us deserve much better. 

Bendana Bendana

@billsfan,  laughable ? Really what rights are the GOP going to let me keep?  My reproductive rights? My right to make decisions that are best for me and my family ? My right to marry who I choose?  Every time a GOP candidate opens their mouth they want to take something back from women, "We really do know what's best, the bible told us so."  BLAHHH  a pox on all your houses !!

jagam... jagamama0710

This was perfect! Especially this part right here...


"Where are the Republicans who care more about America and her people than beating and berating Barack Obama? "




 

butte... butterflymkm

Great article. I agree with countrygirl and would even extend it to Bush. Bush was kind of laughable and like a cuddly moron. This crop is just plain scary.

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