Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving in the Gingrich household 

I certainly hope the booze is flowing freely at the Gingrich family Thanksgiving table, because otherwise it could be difficult to get through dinner. Goddamn, that hurts.

Whatever justification Candace Gingrich may have for trashing her brother, this bit seems wrong:

The truth is that you're living in a world that no longer exists. I, along with millions of Americans, clearly see the world the way it as -- and we embrace what it can be. You, on the other hand, seem incapable of looking for new ideas or moving beyond what worked in the past.

Newt Gingrich may be a lot of things, but "incapable of looking for new ideas" is not one of them.

MORE: Donald Douglas has a more nuanced analysis here.


By Blogger AmPowerBlog, at Sat Nov 22, 10:51:00 PM:

I just put up a big post on the topic, if you'd like an update with an empirical analysis of Candace's (rant) thesis.  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Sun Nov 23, 09:04:00 AM:

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Gingrich at a private function about a year ago.

Conversationally, he's a truly brilliant person and probably one of the last visionaries left in the Republican party.

His sister's diatribe would carry much more weight were it not laced with the usual left-speak catch phrases...and...if gays were truly the victims that she portrayed.

Not to mention (but I will)that the bulk of the "youth" vote registered themselves strongly AGAINST gay marriage, despite their votes for Obama.  

By Blogger Assistant Village Idiot, at Mon Nov 24, 10:01:00 PM:

Fascinating definition of new ideas that she has. I'm sure no one reading HuffPo has ever heard anything like it.  

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