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Monday, September 13, 2010

 

Newt Gingrich calls Barack Obama's election a wonderful con

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich: Barack Obama's election a 'wonderful con,' President 'dishonest'

Meena Hartenstein
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, September 12th 2010, 2:58 PM

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is considering a run for president in 2012.

Drew/APFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich is considering a run for president in 2012.

 

Barack Obama won the Presidency with 53% of the vote in 2008, but Newt Gingrich thinks his victory was just a "wonderful con."

"This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president," Gingrich said in an interview with the National Review Online.

"I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating -- none of which was true," Gingrich said. "He was being the person he needed to be in order to achieve the position he needed to achieve...He was authentically dishonest."

Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House, is openly considering a bid for the White House in 2012.

Since his contentious time as Speaker, during which he famously positioned himself as Bill Clinton's chief political opponent, Gingrich has kept himself in the public eye by weighing in as a political analyst.

He has been a fierce critic of the Obama administration, calling him "the most radical President in American history."

"I think Obama gets up every morning with a worldview that is fundamentally wrong about reality," Gingrich told the National Review. "If you look at the continuous denial of reality, there has got to be a point where someone stands up and says that this is just factually insane."

"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together [his actions]?" Gingrich said. "That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior."

Gingrich's comments were made in response to a Forbes article by Dinesh D'Souza, called "How Obama Thinks."

D'Souza, the President of King's College New York and a former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, says Obama is "trapped in his fathers' time machine."

"Incredibly, the U.S. is being ruled according to the dreams of a Luo tribesman of the 1950s," D'Souza wrote, in an essay drawn from his forthcoming book "The Roots of Obama's Rage." "This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anticolonial ambitions, is now setting the nation's agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son."

Gingrich also touted his "Kenyan worldview" hypothesis on Fox News Sunday, saying "The thing that the president doesn't understand and the thing that Keynesian economics get wrong is real simple. Do you want people to have enough money to invest to create jobs? If they have a surplus of income so they can create jobs, that's somehow bad and the president wants to take away the income. That means he's leaving them with no money to create jobs."

Gingrich, who has visited Iowa four times this year, says he could announce his campaign for President "by March or April."



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Comments:
I agree completely with Newt's assessment of Obama. However, Newt has faults of his own, particularly when it comes to protecting the "ruling class" in his party. Newt is not a fan of Sarah Palin because she is not a part of the "ruling class" in the Republican party -- she didn't go to the "right college", she doesn't have the "right connections", etc. So Sarah Palin threatens to destroy the existence -- even the very meaning -- of the "ruling class". Thus, she is a threat to Newt and others. That's Newt's weakness.
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