Newt Gingrich says Republican politicians don’t much rely on actually knowing things
Hey, if that headline above strikes you as especially snarky, don’t blame me. I’m only paraphrasing something Newt Gingrich said the other day.
And the accuracy of the Newtster’s observation is borne out by the rhetoric we hear from the likes of Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, et al.
It was during a recent interview with David Brody of Pat Robertson’s CBN News that Gingrich, ever the condescending one, said THIS:
One of the Republican weaknesses is that we rely too much on consultants and too much on talking points, and we don’t rely enough on actually knowing things. If you’re going to lead the country and change history, you better know a heck of a lot before you start because there’s not much time for learning on the job.
Granted, Newt went on to say that Barack Obama is an example of someone who didn’t know enough before taking on a big job. But then, he had to say something like that, didn’t he?
I mean, you can’t just accuse your fellow Republicans of ignorance without adding a snipe at Obama to make them feel better.
POSTSCRIPT: By the way, now that Gingrich is in the top tier of GOP presidential wannabes, he’s going to get closer media attention than was the case when he was in the back of the pack.
So, let me be among the first to remind readers of the time that Newt said his infamous extra-marital dalliances were caused in part by his supreme patriotism. Yeah, he actually SAID THAT.