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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.

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3 Comments

  1. Newt isn’t rising to the top. The rest of the GOP are falling to the bottom.

  2. Alvin Butler

    I know Obama’s ideas of what America should be is not what I spent four years in the service during the Korean was. (Oops sorry. police action) Obama is more interested in making this a Muslim, Socialist country with him the dictator. I still can’t figure out how he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize after two weeks in office. It’s amazing what money can buy. Newt has a whole lot more experience with foregn policy than any one else including Obama who is disrespecting Israel, our only true friend in the middle east.

  3. Alvin Butler: It’s always fun to hear from you. You’re so deliciously nutty.

    And now you’re telling us that Obama is “interested in making this a Muslim, Socialist country with him the dictator.” I mean, how wacky is that?

    But then, as you noted here in a previous comment, you’re a daily viewer of Fox News.

    And you once told us that the Navy Seals “were started by George Bush.”

    And you once expressed ignorance of the fact that taxpayers foot the bill for building roads.

    You’re a real piece of work, Alvin.

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