Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Blitzer: H-he-e-e-r-r-r-e-s Romney...

I USUALLY ONLY WATCH the Republican presidential debates (No. 11 last night!) a short time before turning to a more productive moment in my life. The CNN assemblage of mean-spirited candidates was no different, despite host Wolf Blitzer's rallying cries in introducing each participant. Hyped introductions are not the usually staid Blitzer's strongest suit, if indeed he has any at all. But here he was, excitedly shouting the names of each as if they were the Chicago Bulls bounding onto the floor from the dressing room.

By now, the candidates have had plenty of opportunities to craft their comments. This is not to say that they don't sound foolish. (Does anybody take them seriously?) Last night, they were to focus on foreign policy, and in the short time that I followed their remarkable insights, they wanted their audience - in house and on TV - to know that all of the world's terrorists are being ignored by President Obama. "He's a failure," asserted Mitt Romney, his favorite description of the president. Others - excepting Ron Paul - would have us looking for terrorists under every bed, much like the prescription for rooting out communists in the old days. And we all thought that it was a sign of progress if we fetched Osama bin Laden.

Yet, when I hear from Mitt, I am reminded he is the same guy whose handlers have posted TV ads accusing Obama of comments that were actually those of John McCain. It's called a hi-tech lie, and Romney will not call it that. (They've also lashed Obama for saying that Americans are "lazy" when in fact, he was referring to the federal government's efforts to lure foreign corporations to America. You need only to roll the tape to discover that!)

Still, it is Newt Gingrich who has forced me to haul out the Grumpy Abe Linguïstic Lunacy (GALL) award for declaring that school janitors should be replaced by kids. After all, on Planet Gingrich "Child labor laws are stupid."

Long ago, I referred to Newt as Crazy Guggenheim, and his current antics merely confirm that I was right. Only the First Amendment would put up with Newt.


DAVID HESS said...

Abe: I, too, was bemused by the maunderings of the GOP's debaters on foreign policy, particularly by Mitt whose reflections so far on the subject are simple-minded slanders about Obama's "failures" as a formulator of American policy. As far as I can tell, Mitt has no policy of his own that would contrast favorably with Obama's. Up to now, Obama has kept his promise to get U.S. forces out of Iraq, a country we should never have invaded in the first place. He also has stemmed the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, the only place we should have gone in the aftermath of 9/11. He has presided over the riddance of Al Qaeda chieftain bin Laden and several of his lieutenants. And he provided part of the lethal air power that helped NATO allies depose Khadafi in Libya. Obama now is shoring up Asian ties to resist the economic imperial aims there of China. As for Newt, the total extent of his contribution is to wage war against the "Occupy" protestors, demanding they take a shower and stop using the bathroom.

Anonymous said...

You ain't seen or heard anything yet from this group of could-be presidents. Newt's child labor comments will seem a distant happy thought.

JLM said...

Just read a rundown of Newt's relationships and found that:
He began his relationship with his first wife (his high school geometry teacher) when he was 16. It was a secret affair that included night time couplings in the back of a car. After their marriage, he had numeous affairs with other women. He famously asked for a divorce when she was in the hospital recovering from uterine cancer. He began his relationship with his second wife while still married to the first. He also famously sought a divorce from wife #2 after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis but he'd already been carrying on an affair with wife #3 for SIX years (during which time he'd condemned President Clinton's affair).He asked wife #3 to marry him before asking wife #2 for a divorce. He then famously appeard on the Christian Broadcasting Network and admitted that he'd "done things that were wrong" but it was because he was "driven by how passionately I felt about this country" and that he "felt compelled to seek God's forgiveness". He then converted to Catholicism and formally asked the Catholic Church to annul his marriage to wife #2.

The man is a pig.

KrauthammerFan84 said...


The Washington Post just published a piece this week debunking alot of myths that you just posted regarding Gingrich's private life.

How can you accuse Fox News of spreading misinformation in one blog comment and then spread your own misinformation in another? Don't believe everything you read on left wing blogs.