Skip to comments.How Newt Gingrich destroyed Rick Perry’s political career
Posted on 04/28/2012 7:47:19 AM PDT by Josh Painter
I'll be glad to see Gingrich go. He has never done anything to advance our American condition except to inspire bile and national hostility and divisiveness. He sees all disagreement as war. His life in politics has been a shadow of Civil War regional hostility advanced to other strategies. To paraphrase Clausewitz: To Gingrich, politics is war by other means.
He has brought a mini-dark age to conservatism. When Gingrich first brought his childish shutdown stunt to Congress, it brought new relevance to militias. Advancing Alabama Gov. George Wallaces initiative, Gingrich helped turn aspects of Christian religion into a hostile political movement (an abomination to the Christ). He has turned the Tea Party into a boorish hoot that has lost all perspective. But worst of all, he destroyed the political career of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
The Gingrich war on everything was a naïve political fashion founded in the heady disco days of leisure suits and white patent leather belts and shoes. Today Mike Huckabee, a nicer and better man who should know better, announces in an email that the abortion wars are heating up. Part of Gingrichs culture wars, no doubt, or the war on women. Not surprisingly, these men have never been to war. Those with substantive contention like Ron Paul have a better way of expressing themselves.
But unless Mitt Romney, who does know better, picks Rick Perry as vice president, Gingrichs final legacy will be that he destroyed the political career of Rick Perry...
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Hate screeds like this one by Quigley and the Hot Air post referenced here will only infuriate Gingrich supporters when Mitt Romney needs them the most.
If Romney doesn't call off his rabid dogs, he may find himself finishing in second place in a landslide general in November. His Mittwit supporters are beginning to make Ron Paul's legion of Ronulans appear to be sane and generous of spirit by contrast.
I don’t even know where to start to show how wrong this rant is...so I won’t.
Honest to goodness, every once in a while, I contemplate voting for RuPaul. I swear he looks better on a lot of issues than mittens , and certainly better than obammy.
Newt was a Romney plant... Romney persuaded Newt to enter the race so as to decimate the other candidates then when his loss was eminent, to throw support back to Romney... Betcha...
I know where to start:
“Those with substantive contention like Ron Paul have a better way of expressing themselves.”
Ronulan liberals pretending to be conservatives have been a cancer in this primary.
I guess this writer missed all the debates.
I like Mr. Gingrich. To most spineless GOP hacks, Politics is dropping trow, grabbing ankles, and waiting for the Democrat.
What Gingrich is this guy talking about?
Now setting the stage for 2016 with a campaign slogan: "You should have picked me last time".
Truth is, Americans see right thru Perry as the wet finger wind testing fraud he is.
I supported Rick Perry until he dropped out, and I still believe he is the best-suited man we have for the office of the presidency. But this article is pure bull. And to prove it:
“Next to Romney, Perry was the only other one on stage deserving the post of president.”
Also, I do not agree that Perry has destroyed his political career. Wait until we’ve had four more years of Obama, or four years of Bishop Homo Abortion. Perry learned quite a few lessons from his presidential campaign. People might have the sense to wake up and appreciate him then, should he decide to run.
And your proof for that hare-brained contention would be... what, exactly?
Sophomoric garbage written by a clueless pundit and not worth dignifying beyond that.
To get a rile out’a some of you guys takes only seconds... gives me the chuckles...
Ohh man... you guys make my day...
All I had to read was that this author thinks Gingrich is the source of all the bile and so on - meaning this sycophantic idiot missed the entire primary season where Newt was demonstrably the VERY LAST CANDIDATE to attack other Republicans (besides Herman Cain, who left the race before most of this started). What a pathetic analysis.
Who is this cur?
With a name like Quigley, Bernie, I think I get the picture and he needs a girlfriend. Maybe he IS one, I don’t know.
But, he has “messed with the wrong Marine”, replacing Bush bashing which was so very popular, with Newt bashing and no evidence but his own adjectives and media fed interpretation.
Because Newt is political infantry in spades with a record to prove it, Bernie is needing to press his shorts.
All I can say about this keyboard jockey is “ick”!
I get’cha on that one!
Bernie will really be mad when I write in NEWT.
THAT is probably the very outcome Bernie Quigley is worried about, thus the rant against him.
If I were to believe you, and every other "(fill in the blank) was a Romney plant" theorist, I would be much more enthusiastic about a Romney candidacy. If the guy can control politicians and events the way some claim, he could easily out maneuver Axlerod...jusayin'.
You know, there’s something wrong with the term “political career”. Our founding fathers didn’t look on politics as a career.
Too slow a week? Or what?
Every time I read something by Bernie Quigley I think “this must be what taking acid is like.”
About the time some of us wonder where you’ve been, you show up! :)
I must say, I am disappointed to see Rick Perry come out for DEWHURST over CRUZ in TEXAS. CRUZ supporters gave a lot of money and energy to prop Rick up as well as all other conservatives, who are interested in men serving and not more effeminiate pols, metro-males thin on courage who circulate among the halls of power for a permanent career.
Just, “Blast it”!
The academics are killin’ us.
I think we have Quigley’s number alright.
Too much time at the nail salon pondering his next column on bubble blowing.
That nexus is just beyond me ~ unless it has some connection to the professional lobbyists like those at The Hill who have their own otherwise inscrutible interests.
People saw Perry and had flashbacks to GW Bush.
Of course you’re right... comments like mine are intended to slap some of the Newties on this website into reality... I am no big Romney fan, (but of course many here think just the opposite). The reality is that Romney is going to be the GOP nominee, and if Obama is to get kicked out on his can, everybody’s going to have to swallow hard and vote for him. Eats my craw, but I’ll be damned if I vote in any other way that will ensure Obama another 4. Everybody here... laugh a little and move on...
“Next to Romney, Perry was the only other one on stage deserving the post of president.
Only if your criteria is the amount and quality of the hair on their head.
Perry’s biggest obstacle was overcoming Bush bumpkin syndrome, not that he or Bush either one were bumpkins. The leftist media had successfully created that image, and people were wary of it. They wanted an intelligent candidate to run against the halfwitted “genius” in the White House. Perry’s poor debate performances and gaffs sealed his fate. He didn’t need Newt for that. As for Newt, he may or may not have been a spoiler. It will be interesting to see how his campaign debt is put away.
So you get a kick out of bearing false witness, do ya?
If Speaker Gingrich is a Romney plant, it is proof that Mitt Romney has assembled the most efficiently ruthless political organization in US history.
And probably deserves to win.
Seriously, he must be omnipotent, and a rather great leader to have so meticulously, successfully played the entire primary as if a symphony.
It’s amazing, his power over people.
So please explain how attacks on Gingrich by Romney supporters is gong to draw Newt's supporters to the polls to mark their ballots for Romney. Seems to me such attacks will have the opposite effect.
Thank you for being one in a crowded wilderness that understands traditionally conservatism and posts about it on a "conservative" web site.
George Washington, during his farewell address, also warned us about political parties and what they would do to the republic. His warnings have all come to pass.
I think that’s the thing about Rick P - just when you want to love him, he does something curious. I think it’s safe to say that if Perry were really who we thought he was and wanted him to be, he would be the presumptive nominee with a huge lead in the polls,
I think it’s also safe to say that while he is some of that, he is not all of that, thus he is not the nominee. Sad. So many folks had great hopes. I still generally like him a lot, but he does disappoint from time to time.
What makes you think this is the work of a Romney supporter?
Seriesly I’m asking.
It seems like someone trying to damage something, certainly. Who would have anything to gain, by angering Gingrich supporters?
Romney looks on track to win without doing that. The primary’s not over though, who else might have an agenda?
The 2012 GOP primary ran eerily similar to the 2008 primary season.
Several (as in too many) conservatives jumped in, while the elites coalesced around one major contender.
As the conservatives cat-scratched and did each other in, the elites’ preferred continued to add delegates.
The conservatives found themselves splintered and shattered, with the few delegates spread out over a half-dozen candidates.
Result: the elites won the primary race again.
Even though their candidate might very will lose the general — again.
Rick Perry destroyed Rick Perry’s political career.
Stop blaming others for his choice to run for Presidency, the things he said on the campaign trail, the positions on issues he had as governor.
And that’s what I’ve been pondering: Perry says he wants to run again in ‘16, but can’t very well do that as part of a Mittens admin, so.... does he expect Mittens to lose? Or is he going to attempt to dismantle the FED out from under Mittens?
Thanks... you get it... yo made me laugh...
Big time... you can’t stand on the stage for thirty seconds with your mouth agape, drooling like Patrick from SpongeBob, and expect people to want to jump on your band wagon.
I would have liked a “Rick/Rick” ticket.
Agreed. Completely clueless. Not sure what prompted it. Even Gov. Perry obviously disagrees.
Yep. The analysis could not be more wrong. And for the record, Bachmann was demonstrably first.
Bachmann was indeed first, along with Pawlenty - who dropped out quickly when his attacks on Bachmann backfired. (anyone remember Pawlenty's aborted campaign?) The real avalanche was the entire field of six against Newt in Iowa when Newt threatened to lap the field. Newt was absolutely the very last to start the attacks.
In what universe did these things happen?If I got this novel's title I might browse to find out if it was worth buying.
If Romney doesn't call off his rabid dogs, he may find himself finishing in second place in a landslide general in November.
Admittedly this is a silly and offensive article, but do you really think Romney ordered it or has any control over what some idiot blogger writes?
With Gingrich pretty much out of the race and Romney waiting for endorsements from Newt and his supporters, what possible incentive would Mitt have for encouraging stuff like this?
If you've spent any time at all on line, haven't you seen how wannabes pile on long after their contributions do any good to the cause they profess to support?
If I told Newt that posting these articles doesn't do anyone any good, would that stop you?
Don’t you have a bus to catch to the latest commie OWS gathering? Or are you just waiting for the Check Cash place open to get your “obama stash”?
Rainbows are pretty.
Yup. Obama is a classic example of such childish behavior. He did it too, Mommy.
Hey Navy Vet, all else aside, thanks for your service- God Bless Dude...
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