Self Destruct

Attribution to Gage Skidmore from Peoria, Arizona

This is Newt Gingrich. He was Republican Speaker of the House in the 1990’s, at the same time that Bill Clinton was President. A number of significant bills were passed, during his time, including him leading the impeachment of Bill in 1998 (see what I did there?). He ran for President in the 2012 Republican primaries before bowing out to Mitt Romney. He is viewed is a Republican elder stateman, making frequent appearances on right wing media. He blogged a post the other day, stating the following.

“We dislike Biden so much, we pettily focus on his speaking difficulties, sometimes strange behavior, clear lapses of memory, and other personal flaws,” 

He stated that Biden has been successful and the Republicans aversion to him has caused them to underestimate both Biden and the Democrats. He goes on to state that the Democrats have successfully carried out a strategy of polarizing Americans against supporters of Donald Trump (trumpkins), turning the January 6 insurrection into a “crisis” and “exaggerating the threat to abortion rights after the overturning of Roe vs Wade (please ladies don’t shoot the messenger). In a Fox Propaganda (also known as Fox News) last month he stated that Biden has been successful in “demonizing” Trump. He concluded his post by saying,

“We need to rethink from the ground up how we are going to Defeat Big Government Socialism – including almost inevitable second-time Democrat Presidential Nominee Biden.” 

So what are the chances of Republicans turning things around and actually coming out with well thought strategies over the next two years and gaining the high road? Most likely, little. We have “Ye”, one of the attendees to Trump’s Nazi attended dinner praising Hitler on Alex Jones’ podcast. We had Trump saying that “when” he becomes president he will review how unfairly the January 6 insurrectionists have been treated. Doublespeak for saying he would likely pardon all of them, including seditionist Elmer Rhodes. Then there is Kevin McCarthy and his daunting dance to become House Speaker. That will merit a chirp in itself next week.

What a great week for democracy this has been. The way things are going, on both sides of the border, Canada-US relations should be fairly congenial.

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