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...

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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...

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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...

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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]

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Prominent conservatives attack Romney as vulture capitalist

Earlier this year, when Mitt Romney still faced opposition for the Republican presidential nomination, we all knew that certain statements made by his rivals would live on long after the outcome of the race was a foregone conclusion. And, by golly, we were right about that. Notice, for example, that there are no Democrats in this video. It’s all about Republicans dissing the Mittster. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fJhF6uctfM[/youtube]

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