Who should replace Trump on the GOP ticket, if it comes to that?

  The problems currently facing Donald Trump, most of them of his own making, have given rise to talk that Republican poobahs may soon strive to remove him from the party’s presidential ticket and replace him with someone not so unpredictable or mentally unbalanced. But who would be the best choice for that gig? Who would be willing to accept the nod? As I see it, no one would be more eager to suit-up for the task than former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. After all, he’s almost Trump’s equal in the ego department, but...

read more

Newt Gingrich blasts fellow right-wingers for dissing Nelson Mandela

For all of his faults, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a curious knack for making sense every once in a while — sometimes even courageously. Such is the case with the passing of Nelson Mandela, as Ta-Nahisi Coates explains HERE: I think this is a fairly noteworthy statement from Newt Gingrich on Mandela’s passing that should get some airing. Gingrich is addressing the rather disgraceful response to Mandela’s passing that we’ve seen in some quarters: Some of the people who are most opposed to oppression from...

read more

If Newt Gingrich would only read my blog, perhaps he wouldn’t make mistakes like this

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If some of these prominent right-wing nitwits would only take the bother to read this award-winning blog on a regular basis, they wouldn’t so often make fools of themselves. Take, for example, the widespread myth that former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shuman visited the White House on 157 separate occasions between 2009 and 2012. It simply isn’t true, as I noted HERE last week. But just days later, Bill O’Reilly was on Fox News peddling that same bit of fiction to his...

read more

The 2012 Republican presidential ticket that almost was

THIS would have been great fun: It’s one of the great untold stories of the 2012 presidential campaign, a tale of ego and intrigue that nearly upended the Republican primary contest and might even have produced a different nominee. As Mitt Romney struggled in the weeks leading up to the Michigan primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum almost agreed to form a joint “Unity Ticket” to consolidate conservatives support and topple Romney. “We were close,” former Representative Bob Walker, a Gingrich ally, said. “Everybody thought there was an...

read more

Even Newt Gingrich sometimes gets it right

The former speaker of the House says the powers-that-be in the financial community won’t let Republican lawmakers balk at raising the debt ceiling: [youtube]http://youtu.be/cWeKH-ofWoc[/youtube]

read more