A great thinker muses (via):
“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 asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
Perhaps he’s influenced by the company he keeps:
A man who has said the government should not allow any mosques to be built in America and compared American Muslims to neo-Nazis is scheduled to speak at the Values Voter Summit in Washington next week, alongside Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich, among other prominent Republicans.
Gingrich is such a Deep Thinker. It’s a great thing that he’s always been a prominent philosopher for the major billion dollar media to turn to.
And the MSM still sucks Newt’s dick. Unbelievable.
Is the opposite of an anti-colonial mentality a “colonial mentality”?
It’s about time the GOP start talking more about the “White Man’s Burden”. That should be awesome for their minority voter outreach programs.
wow. newtie’s going all in, isn’t he. at what point are responsible republicans going to denounce this shit OUT LOUD.
a few in the media have finally begun to catch on to what a threat this language is provoking; but it’s going to take a considerable pushback to stop it. and i just don’t see anyone with the leadership skills to deal with it.
Gotta say that Newt guy is outside of my comprehension. Does that imply him or me?
Perhaps “Proud to be a Birther” will be Gingrich’s campaign slogan.
Wow and the MSM wants Newtie to run for president.
not getting out of the boat, thank you very much. just that blockquote twaddle you posted makes my blood pressure elevate.
First of all, if American Muslims really were like neo-Nazis, the Republicans would fund the building of the world’s largest mosque right on the Ground Zero site and they would open the 2012 convention with a Muslim call to prayer. As a pro-colonial lizard person, Newt Gingrich understands this all too well.
Why is this morally diseased specimen of humanity so worshiped by the media?
@beltane: They do happily cooperate with the ultra-rightwing super-rich, like the Saudi monarchy and those who, say, fund FoxNooz.
William F. Buckley spins in his grave every time Gingrich opens his mouth. Newt gives both intellectuals and historians a bad name.
And by the way, why should “pro-colonial behavior” be seen as a good thing? Talk about your class war!
Okay, Newt, go for it: Make a prediction. Should we be worried about the future of America’s coffee plantations?
So propping up Goldman Sachs was a double secret, 12th dimensional ruse?
I remember seeing a quote from Newt about negotiating with Bill Clinton. He admitted he had no business being in the same room as the President.
To paraphrase Homer Simpson:
I’m a white member of the DC political-press complex. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are.
My, what an old-fashioned thing to say.
Is Newt pro-colonial? Are the Republicans pro-colonial?
At one time a few years ago, some of the neocons were gushing about what they saw as our post-war relationship with Iraq and they basically were talking about colonialism.
Perhaps Gingrich just slipped up and made a truthful statement.
Remember that Gingrich wrote his tepid, non-innovative dissertation on education in colonial Belgian Congo.
Newt was my representative back in the mid-80s. He was bad enough then, but now it seems that the cheese has really fallen off his cracker.
Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with this asshole? And what diploma mill gave him his degree in history?
Apparently, you must inherit Kenyan anti-colonialism genetically. Considering Obama only met his father once as a small child, it would have been difficult for him to inherit it any other way. But then this is the same guy who says we know less about about Obama’s formative years than any other president in history. This, about a guy who wrote an entire best selling memoir about his, you know, formative years.
Fuck me, the stupid outstrips the Onion every day in Idiot America.
I knew something was fishy when he redecorated the Oval Office into the Non-Euclidean Office.
I seem to remember some other country founded on anti-colonial behavior… it involved some British empire.
I’d pay good money to see Obama go all Mau Mau on some motherfuckers.
As is typical of a D’Souza piece, the article that so influenced Gingrich’s thinking is a pastiche of half-truths, logical stretches, and one of the most sloppy interpretations of African anti-colonialism that I’ve seen. That Gingrich loves it is unsurprising: the man is an imbecile, so of course he’s going to go all-in on imbecilic arguments.
Neither of those is a diploma mill, but McArdle has an MBA from Chicago, and Bush has degrees from two Ivys, so …
You know who else was outside our comprehension?
Sorry, Godwin seems fitting with this jackass.
Frank Rich agrees with you:
Anyone attending does not get to mention the 10th amendment again.
“What if NEWT GINGRICH is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand insecurity-racked, publicity-seeking, hate-driven types of neuroses can you begin to piece together his actions? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
@geg6: He got his BA from Emory and both a Master’s and PhD in History from Tulane.
I know. I was hoping it would be a Certificate of Attendance from Mule Groin Correspondence School.
for some reason, whenever i think of Newt or his consort Sarah, the queen of Amour-propre i am reminded of this:
Later in the column, Newt calls Obama “authentically dishonest.”
Talk about authentically dishonest. This from a man married 3 times after having numerous flings, and who paints himself as the embodiment of conservative Christian traditional values…
Whew! Imagine if Newt had said that in a country that had fought a revolution to get rid of its colonial masters!
Newt is really gotten into some weird stuff attempting to “dog whistle” Obama’s race.
Well, consider what is the most accurate, predictive model for Newties behavior. It appears to involve either his man parts or his bank account. Or perhaps simply his lack of a soul.
Did you imply Newt is a thinker? Nah, Newt only thinks through the tip of his dick!
So, wait…are we at peak wingnut, yet?!
Baggers running in all directions from debates and now “Teh Kenyan” starring Newt is coming to a teevee near you!
Newt’s been blowing so hard on his dog-whistle that he swallowed it. Now. Well, you’ve seen this cartoon.
@katjam: I woud have gone with Newt as power-hungry, amoral sociopath, but I like the cut of your jib. As opposed to the cut of Newt’s gibberish
I don’t really see Wingnut getting any worse than it was a year ago. The trick about Peak Wingnut is that you can stay at or near the top of that mountain for a long time! GOP politicians have been unable to defy the roaring beast crowd they set loose since contradicting Rush got them slapped down in 2009. Ditto the beast crowd has been throwing up spoiler candidates in previously safe seats, and public discourse has been lunatic lies spawned by FOX and proudly marched forward by the greediest and most self-serving public figures. It could easily continue until after the 2012 elections!
“…Only if you understand
Kenyan, anti-colonial behaviorthe racial politics of George Wallace, can you begin to piece together [his actions]. That is the most accurate, predictive model for [Newt Gingrich’s] behavior.”
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I simply will not pay any attention to a guy named Newt.
Beware the Under
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Obama D’Clyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn
(In his house in DC, Muslim Obama awaits)
@jayjaybear: where do you two want your internets delivered?
It would be great if someone asked Gingrich at his next press conference just what he means by “authentically dishonest” and whether the opposite of that would really be “dishonestly dishonest.”
My prep school unintentionally taught me how to write bullshit when necessary, but Gingrich takes it to a whole new dimension.
Newt Gingrich, Robert Bork, Bob Novak, Larry Kudlow, etc. etc… (all late-in-life Catholic converts); At least two (possibly three) Opus Dei in the Supreme Court. Now the President of the US isn’t just “anti-capitalist”, but “anti-colonial” (in the Cecil Rhodes sense). And the Tenth Crusade (complete with apocalyptic battle for Israel) was just announced by Newt on DVD yesterday.
Every time I fool myself into thinking that the necons can’t get any more scary, or more weird… I’m proven wrong.
@ efgoldman: He later realized and acknowledged he’d been wrong:
Q: Did he ever recant his opposition to the civil rights movement? —Chris
A: Yes, he did. He said it was a mistake for National Review not to have supported the civil rights legislation of 1964-65, and later supported a national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whom he grew to admire a good deal, above all for combining spiritual and political values.
Q: Did Buckley ever change his 1950’s pro-Segregation stance? —Bill
A: See above. He did, strenuously. He debated George Wallace quite strenuously in the late 1960s. It may seem odd, but Buckley, whose parents were both Southerners, actually inherited views on race that were fairly progressive for his time and place.
If you read the entire column, you’ll see Buckley was on to Limbaugh pretty early.
Please, Newt, you prick muthafucka, please run against President Obama in 2012. Please, you sumbitch.
Oh, but he won’t. Plugging his books and all.
Newt is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Southern, authoritarian-follower militarism, cringing deference to power and wealth, perpetual-whiny-victim resentment, deep-bone violent racism, fundamentalist Xtian pride in ignorance and bigotry can you begin to piece together his actions. That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.
Is “anti-colonial” the new Republican talking point? There’s a quote from Dinesh Souza over at Daily Dish using the same term.
Yeah, and that’s ironic coming from a man that, I’m guessing, is of Indian decent.