I never thought I’d say this, but I will be forever grateful to Newt Gingrich for speaking out this past week over rightwing Republican social engineering. He was absolutely spot on the money.
Republicans are attempting an effort to radically dismantle all of the good things that Democrats have put in place to improve our lives for the past 50 years, and Newt Gingrich called them out on the carpet about it.
And then when he got the equivalent of a bitch slap in the rightwing press and caught on camera getting his hand shaken and his nose punched (figuratively) at the same time he went on camera again and denied that he was ever against the Ryan budget plan which also calls for the dismantling of Medicare, America’s single most favorite federal program.
In fact he would have voted for it if he was a congressman.
Thank you, Newt Gingrich for pointing out again what we Democrats have come to realize, that if you are a Republican Party office holder right now, you are in favor of dismantling America’s favorite public service. That should play well with voters in 2012.
Here is the web ad that the DNC came out with today.
Newt, stay in the race. We all need you running for president, busily shooting cannon balls into the deck, defining the Republican Party in such a way that no Democrat could do, because no one would believe it if it came from us.