...is Newt Gingrich realizing he will never be President of the United States.
I don't know if you noticed - GOP, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Right-Wingers - have all lost their collective minds and Newt Gingrich is no exception. This poor guy, who's chin wagging blow-hardiness is only second to Jay Leno in lack of sincerity, had convinced himself he had a shot at the Oval Office.
See, while the GOP was running around screaming that the sky is terrorism, economy, bank bailouts, GM, BP, foreclosure, cash-for-clunker, healthcare reform, death panels, illegals, border fence, mosque at ground zero, still no birth certificate (you've gotta be kidding me), wise latina, Glenn Beck is the new Dr. King like New Coke was the Old Coke is the New Coke falling, falling the sky is falling and it's all Obama's fault....
Yes, while the GOP has been running around screaming that Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to America since the McDonald's drive thru, President Obama - yes, PRESIDENT Obama, has been acting like the only adult in a room full of preschoolers and has been ignoring the din and actually governing.
And the poor GOP'ers. They thought they were gaining ground with all their rhetoric, especially with FOX cheerleading them on and making sure that the entire world knows their side and the rest of the MSM discusses their side so Obama's message gets tossed in the wind and maybe, just maybe you might here something like, "know who's ass to kick" or "talked about like a dog" or
Obviously the country has gone through a tough stretch since I took office. When I was sworn in, I know you showed the Inauguration, we were losing at that time 750,000 jobs per month, the economy was shrinking at a pace of about 6.5%, which is unheard of since the Great Depression, and so the last 20 months has been a non-stop effort to restart the economy, to stabilize the financial system, to make sure that we’re creating jobs again instead of losing them, and in the midst of all that we’ve also had the oil spill, we’ve also had two wars, we’ve also had a pandemic, H1N1, that we had to manage, and a whole host of other issues. What has been gratifying is the fact that the economy now is starting to stabilize and grow again, and what’s been satisfying is seeing how resilient the American people are. As much as you said it’s been tough for me, the truth is, it’s not tough for me; you know I’ve got people, pundits on the news who may say things about me.And that was just from an appearance on The View. LOL. The View! He went on The (Not So Subtley Color Coordinated Black and White and Elisabeth with the precious S in her name instead of a common Z was in ALL WHITE get it, get it, huhn huhn?) View and let Queen Barbara Walters lisp him right back into the hearts of American women everywhere who know the truth when they hear it. Which is kinda funny how most of the time they fall for FOX lies.
Of course, you think about what the American people have gone through, losing jobs, seeing their home values go down, their 401Ks declining, those are the folks who
I draw inspiration from because I get letters every night from them and I read them. And as tough as it’s been, they remain hopeful, they remain optimistic about America, and so I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about me. I spend a lot of time worrying about them.
- President Obama from his appearance on "The View"
Anyhow, I'm not gonna look a Barbara Walters gift horse in the mouth. She is the Queen for a reason folks.
So a few speeches later and Obama telling all of congress to fuck off, the rich are not getting the free ride that was the Bush tax cuts anymore, and even more surprising, holding his ground, suddenly, Newt Gingrich and the rest of the right realizes that all their efforts at misdirection, lies, spin, and downright idiocy of the past two years don't amount to a hill of beans and that he will only be President of his local Hair Club for Men chapter if he's lucky.
Because Mr. Obama is the President and he's actually governing.
Can I get an Amen.