The intellectual giant of the right, Newt Gingrich.

Sunday, September 12th, 2010 @ 8:45 pm | Barack Obama, Clueless Conservatives, Racism

He’s an idiot, by the way:

“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asked. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”

“This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president,” Gingrich added.

“I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating — none of which was true,” Gingrich continues. “In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the person he needed to be in order to achieve the position he needed to achieve. … He was authentically dishonest.”

Gingrich knows a lot about cons. His entire career has been one, and he only projects himself onto Obama. Gingrich has his finger in the wind and says the batshit crazy stuff required to pass Tea Party muster nowadays. Unfortunately, Newt does these stunts and it only makes people like him less. Rush Limbaugh is really popular for a radio host, but has 20% public favorability ratings. Newt wants to be thought of as an intellectual, but in the end he can’t hide the mean-spirited lunkhead inside and logic flies out the window. And like Limbaugh, he just can’t resist a racist dog whistle.

-hw

p.s. Special credit goes to that special idiot, Dinesh D’Souza, for cooking up this steaming pot of horseshit. Brutally smart takedown of D’Souza’s original piece here.

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