Jewish Steel says this about Newt’s principled pro-child labor stance:
This is exactly the music the base wants to hear. All killer, no filler.
And none of that shit off the new album.
Let’s face it, gang, contemporary popular culture has grown far too complex and abstract. Miami cops who once cruised South Beach in convertibles now perform complex forensic tests, rockers who once sang of listening to that fine fine music now produce concept albums based on the work of German expressionist writer Frank Wedekind, and the simple eloquence of “life ain’t nothing but bitches and money” has descended into the incomprehensible morass of “a milli, a milli, a milli”.
And so it is with the Republican primary. Strapping young bucks and This Year’s Hitlers were easy to understand, but now it’s all fiat currency, silver dimes you can buy gas with, and sharks with frickin’ lasers patrolling the Rio Grande.
Newt brings it back to basics. Lazy ghetto kids who should be picking cotton or making Nikes, and learning the important life lessons those activities teach, are just cashing big gubmint checks and wallowing in ignorance. That hits the cadillac-driving welfare queen meme, while at the same time allowing Reasonoids to wank about lemonade stands. George Will can talk about delivering papers and how Nancy Pelosi would make that illegal (if his Perry-employed wife lets him).
Maybe I’m wrong, but I think maybe Newt can flip the track and bring the old school back, at least for the next few months.