The Newt-Megyn Kelly debate a marvel to behold

Hilarious.

Newt Gingrich, the man who orchestrated an impeachment effort against Bill Clinton while he himself was carrying on a long-term extramarital affair with an employee, a man who turned his party’s entire 1998 House campaign into a referendum on Clinton’s infidelity and then lost, a man who asked his second wife for an open marriage so that he could continue to carry on with the woman who later became his third wife — last night, that same Newt Gingrich accused Megyn Kelly of Fox News of being “fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy.”

Even better, Gingrich made the remark in defense of Donald Trump, the Manhattan playboy, serial groper, beauty pageant fanatic and all-around cad, a man so sex-obsessed and dismissive of women as anything but an object of sexual desire that he welcomes his own accomplished daughter being called a “piece of ass,” in his own presence.

The notion that Trump prefers or could even cogently participate in a debate about public policy is laughable.

Remember, it was the Trump campaign that decided to parade out four long-ago accusers of former President Bill Clinton at the second presidential debate, hoping to arrange a live personal confrontation with the former president before a national TV audience. Those four people were not brought there to discuss the foreign-policy implications of the siege of Aleppo. They were brought there because that’s the only kind of campaign that Trump and his people are capable of conducting.

In fact, watch Newt in the clip above, because his hypocrisy rises to such heights as to defy Newtonian physics. After his brief attack on Fox News for ignoring public policy, he launches into an extended, emotional diatribe on Bill Clinton’s sexual history and the media’s alleged failure to cover it, resurrecting the very line of attack that was litigated before the voters two decades ago. He just cannot help himself. He epitomizes what he attempts to condemn, and by now everybody knows it.

Overall, this is a man, a campaign and a candidate in the process of losing it. They are staring into the abyss, and as Nietzche put it, “if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.”

And the irony is that all this has been so predictable as to be almost pre-ordained. “We didn’t blow it because of Mitt Romney,” as one prominent Republican explained in the aftermath of their defeat four years ago. “We blew it because of a party which has refused to engage the reality of American life and refused to think through what the average American needs for a better future.”

That of course was Gingrich, who also warned that “if the competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably a still relatively popular President Barack Obama, trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl. The Republican Party is incapable of competing at that level.”

 

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FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@Eye wonder 

Way to go with another gratuitous 'jay' insult!

Was it the little "j" or referring to you liberals as his that was insulting?

Which triviality is the offense?

Eustis
Eustis

LBJ was referring to Trump's base.
''I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it," he said. "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you."

TBS
TBS

He isn't a conservative ... the old RINO excuse.

Heck someone might even say he was a Dem from the start. Just as it has been said before and again I will shoot that lie down in flames.

The mostly conservative R base overwhelmingly wanted him as their nominee. Call him what you want but it's mostly right leaners to conservatives on this blog and elsewhere supporting him.

Top it off with a media whine and you have El Trumpo.

All the excuses, whines and deflections will not change that fact.

It is what it is ... R base - own it

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@TBS

He's served as a great distraction from Hillary, don'tcha think?

Has it worked?

Obviously.

Dem voters will end up with a war hawk and the dovish Donald will be no more.

A great strategy if it can be pulled off.

Pulled your pug, Hillary did!

TBS
TBS

All the whining about HC from the right and not much being said about the candidate who won in grand fashion from what was called a deep bench of great candidates

You couldn't buy more irony than that if you were supposedly worth 10 billion like Trump

Let's say HC is as awful as it has been said .. what they hell does that have to do with DT being the nominee for the Rs?

Well except for not a damn thing

honested
honested

@FIGMO2 @TBS 

When did this 'distraction from Hillary' occur?

Once again, to all misguided republiklans, WE ARE VOTING FOR HILLARY BECAUSE WE WANT TO!!!

TBS
TBS

The R base clamored for an empty suit and damn if they didn't get one

The suit has been in the tayloring process for years and El Trumpo came along and put it on

For all of HCs faults there isn't much she can or should do to resolve the issues within a base who put forth Trump

TBS
TBS

You can read the whines daily

Just look at the whines / replies to my comments on this issue

It is what it is

Folks are turning into "whinos" with all the excuses

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@TBS That is what I have been saying.  His Republican surrogates are all over the airwaves selling him as a conservative to get the vote. When ever someone argues how unfit and unqualified that Trump is to be president that is the first talking point that they pull out and it's an outright lie.  Trump is on record, in his own words, being anything but conservative.  

TBS
TBS

He is what he is

An empty suit

If he isn't for all the right leaning issues he is selling that's not my problem

The R base put him there and they can own it or not but he is their man

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@TBS

To the contrary. I believe his popularity stems from NOT being a politician. His stance on trade and immigration are what sold him. Both issues are business related and have a negative impact on American workers.

The ol' dinner table issues.

Eye wonder
Eye wonder

 The media's soul is for sale

Oh, geez! They don't even understand how free market capitalism even works!!!!

TBS
TBS

It's an excuse

Media to me is all over the place. Some good but a lot bad in their quest to bolster the bottom line

But the media whine from the right is just weak excuses. Plain and simple .. weak excuses

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

All 100 former military officials and security experts called Clinton more qualified

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All the military brass and the permanent war lobby and the spooks are in her camp as the more explicitly war-mongering candidate, we get it pom pom boy.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@MoFaux @Donnie_Pinko 

Not sure who's going to be dropping nukes because of Twitter insults (seems like a case of you taking your candidate's taking points too much at face value), but if it's starting a war with Russia over Syria, yes, it would be just as insane.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@MoFaux @Donnie_Pinko 

She's explicitly calling for a 'no fly zone' in Syria, a move that would likely cause the deaths of tens of thousands in Syria and bring us to the point of war with Russia, the world's number two nuclear power. 

Which is actually more insane than anything Donald Trump has said.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

Those who were hoping Wikileaks had already published their most damaging stuff are in for a disappointment.

New releases clearly show the foundation activities were used to personally enrich the Clintons both in cash and return in kind activities like free travel, etc.

The stench grows stronger.

And this time legacy media will not stay away from it, they have no choice but to expose or completely lose their soul.

Eye wonder
Eye wonder

@JohnnyReb

"Stench" rhymes with "mench."

And Menchies is one heckuva ice cream place!

www.menchies.com

FIGMO2
FIGMO2

@JohnnyReb

The media's soul is for sale. Has been for a long time.

JohnnyReb
JohnnyReb

@FIGMO2 @JohnnyReb the blog god did not like my first reply, I'll try again.

Yea, they, media is mostly cheap girls of the night.

StraightNoChaser
StraightNoChaser

@JohnnyReb @StraightNoChaser Donald Trump reminds me of all of the below.  Guess what they all had in common, they were all insane.



  • Empress Anna of Russia.
  • King George III of England.
  • King Charles VI of France.
  • Emperor Justin II.
  • King Ludwig II of Bavaria.
  • Sultan Ibraham I.
  • Ivan IV, Tsar of Russia.
  • Queen Maria I of Portugal.

Eye wonder
Eye wonder

I don't support Trump is to DownInAlbany 

as

Nobody has more respect for woman than I do is to ------ -----?

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

Probably nothing could better illustrate the intellectual limitations of this forum than the previous discussion of the meaning of the word cunning, a term that requires some subtlety and the setting aside of personal bias. 

Something most here are unable to do.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

Lol. Thank you for driving the point home pom pom boy.

gotalife
gotalife

Hillary will do her job.


The gop will play politics for 8 more years.


Politics as usual.




Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

Donald Trump is probably the least Machiavellian of persons that I can imagine running for president. 

Indeed to the point that it might be his downfall.

Eye wonder
Eye wonder

@Donnie_Pinko


Donald Trump is probably the least Machiavellian of persons that I can imagine running for president. 


I'm not sure you have ever uttered a more incorrect statement than that one, Lenin.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@Donnie_Pinko @McGarnagle


What a cop out. Every candidate has their flaws. But between the two. There is one who clearly has no business being near the white house. You equate the two but its a false equivalency.

McGarnagle
McGarnagle

@Donnie_Pinko @McGarnagle


Ok. Just trying to see where you fall on the political spectrum. But sounds like you are all over the place. Or not even on the spectrum at all.