I’m joking, but in his speeches and attack ads against Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich sounds a lot like the thousands of Occupiers who protested the vulture capitalism that Mitt personifies. More here.
Mitt Romney actually managed to out-slime Newt Gingrich in campaign ads leading up to the Iowa primary, but Newt is hitting back with a 27-minute film, “When Romney Comes to Town,” that convincingly portrays Mittens as the cold-blooded jobs-killer he was as CEO at Bain Capital:
From Raw Story:
Produced by a former top Romney strategist, the film focuses on people turned out of their jobs at four of the many companies Bain essentially looted, tapping into the popular discontentment with Wall Street to label Romney a “corporate raider.”
The companies — laundry equipment maker UniMac, electronics maker DDI, toy store chain KayBee Toys and office supplier AmPad — were all purchased by Bain [Capital] and liquidated, “killing jobs for big financial rewards,” the film explains.
“They could care less about us, the way I see it,” one of the film’s subjects explains. “Who am I? Mitt Romney and them guys, they don’t care about who I am.”
The pro-Gingrich PAC Winning Our Future placed a top-dollar bid on the 27-minute film after pro-Romney PACs essentially destroyed Gingrich’s chances in Iowa with a flood of negative advertising that blanketed the airwaves.
Footnote: You can watch the whole film on YouTube.
A resolution for 2012: Don’t read opinion pieces by knee-jerk Obama supporters who profess to be liberals. At the moment, I’m thinking of Joe Conason’s smear of Ron Paul. More here.
Newt Gingrich is a strong supporter of the sanctity of marriage — he’s said “I do” on three different occasions — but only if the marriage is between a man and woman. He made this quite clear to a gay Iowan who questioned him on the issue Wednesday:
Gingrich: “I think those for whom the only issue that really matters is the definition of marriage, I won’t get their support. I accept that as reality. On the other hand, for those to whom it’s not the central issue in their life, if they care about job creation, if they care about national security, if they care about a better future for the country at large, then I think I’ll get their support.”
Q: So what if it is the biggest issue?
Gingrich: Then I won’t get their support.
Q: How do we engage if you’re elected. Then what, what does that mean?
Gingrich: Well then you engage in every topic except that.
Q: Except it’s most important (some crosstalk).
Gingrich: Well, if that’s most important to you then you should be for Obama.
Q: I am, thank you (The two men shake hands).
Gingrich: It’s perfectly legitimate. I think it’s perfectly legitimate.
Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth says that Obama, if he signs what is being called the National Defense Authorization Act, “will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in U.S. law.” More here.
Does it take a thief to know a thief? If so, it’s no accident that the two most ruthlessly dishonest men vying for the Republican presidential nomination are accusing each other of corruption. More here.