Skip to comments.Mark Steyn Whacks-a-Newt
Posted on 12/20/2011 4:26:43 PM PST by TBBT
National Review editors have rolled out their big gun, Mark Steyn, to take whacks at the much-whacked Newt Gingrich. Steyn's article was featured at Monday's National Review Online under the banner: "Big-Government Newt." Steyn spends four pages slicing and dicing the eminently sliceable and diceable former U.S. House speaker. But aside from Steyn's always enjoyable trenchant humor, there's really not a lot of there there in the article. By that is meant nothing groundbreaking on Gingrich. The article is a laundry-list recapitulation of the "Many Foibles of Newt." Newt is contradictory, we learn yet again -- here are the examples, mostly recycled, though Steyn does throw in a couple of novel takes, including Newt's space mirrors offering. At this point, though, what does Steyn's article accomplish that dozens of other articles haven't already accomplished at other journals across the spectrum? Newt the Flake; Newt the Philanderer; New the Big, Goofy Ideas Guy; Newt the Unpredictable; Newt the K Street Maven...Newt, Newt, Newt.
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If not Newt, it will be Mitt.
I like Steyn but I also like Newt. And I can’t get over Steyn’s often-stated blunder that Osama bin Laden died in the cave during the battle of Tora Bora. He’s clever and fun to read but he’s not always right.
I love how conservatives are supposed to compromise everything they believe in to support a candidate who has total contempt for them and would stick it to them if he ever got elected. No one has to vote for Mitt or Gingrich. If you don’t support one, why in the world would you support the other. Mitt being terrible doesn’t make Gingrich any better. This is a guy whose bible tells him the Constitution is obsolete and must be eradicated. Saying you have to vote for Gingrich, because of Romney is like saying you have to hang yourself to prevent yourself from shooting yourself. Choose life.
Now that would be a debate i’d pay to see
Mark Steyn vs Newt Gingrich
Steyn would slice and dice Newt.
ok carmac, why don’t you wait till at least 2 or 3 states turn in their primary results before you pronounce a winner.
“Steyn would slice and dice Newt”
I highly doubt that.
And Big Dig Mitt is for a teensy weensy government.
I would prefer it if Steyn actually proposed an alternative. I know he likes that Bachmann quotes his book, but he is too focused on the Newtster. Perhaps his Canadian side is comiing out, allowing clever snarkiness in pundits, but not so much in actual candidates.
There’s not a man alive that could “slice and dice” Newt in a debate on government and poltics.
Anyone that doesn't understand what I mean doesn't know Newt very well.
Steyn would have a lot of whitty, cute retorts, and even a few gems of intelligence........but compared to what Newt could speak forth regarding our Founding history, our Constitution, the correct way to turn our Country around, the way to handle rogue judges, etc., Steyn’s would be popcorn and cotton candy compared to Newt’s Chateau Briand Entree and Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert! IMHO.
I’ve lost respect for Mark.
Any pundit, who blasts one candidate without promoting another is hand waving and smoke blowing.
Who cares, Steyn?
Call it counterintuitive, but Gingrich has two things going for him not much appreciated. One is that deep down in Gingrich's compromised self is still the instincts of a revolutionary. ... The other consideration with Gingrich is legacy. ... For all anyone knows, Gingrich's last years could be spent in the presidency. What does Gingrich leave behind him?
It's doubtful that Gingrich the Deep-Down Revolutionary wants to build a bigger, better welfare state. That runs contrary to much of Gingrich's history of challenging the status quo. Gingrich's knowledge of history is that great men don't go along to get along; they often tackle the prevailing wisdom and seek significant departures. More big governmentism would make President Gingrich a one-of-the-crowd guy.
What he misses is just that big ideas big government Teddy Roosevelt side of Gingrich that others have noticed.
If not Newt, it will be Mitt.
That is the biggest crock ever. People are sick of RINOs and won’t chose either Newt, Romney or Perry. Get over it. This is the year of the conservative and it will be when all said and done Bachmann or Santorum.