Newt Gingrich has baldly said the Tea Parties will “end up a militant wing of the Republican party.” If you weren’t already done with Gingrich, now is the time to pitch this guy. Maybe he is promoting a new book with Kerry or Clinton (take your pick which one – either Hillary or Bill) – Tea Partiers Cling to Their Guns and Religion, or Tea Partiers Take Over Congress and Kick Our Butts Out, or….
Gingrich was speaking in York, Pennsylvania to a crowd of about 1,000. About Tea Parties:
Gingrich said the movement is a “natural expression of frustration with Republicans and anger at Democrats,” which is “more likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party” than as an independent or third party.”
This is why Gingrich will never receive the endorsement Tea Parties, or Sarah Palin.
Gingrich said the idea of running for President was “sobering and daunting,” saying he feels some responsibility to his grandchildren to help fix the mess the country is in.” What? He doesn’t recognize that the Tea Partiers feel that responsibility every bit as strongly as he does? He doesn’t realize that Tea Partiers feel the danger as deeply as he? His “militant” comment is not the way to do it, for gosh sakes. Tea Partiers are likely to do all they can to keep the “occasionally Liberal” Gingrich out of the Oval Office, and deservedly so.
We need Gingrich’s brain, which learches Left, and reaches across the aisle, all too often, out of the Oval Office and working out of the RNC. When Gingrich is good, he is really good, but when he is bad, he is exceptionally bad. Remember, this is the man that wants to put your medical records online.
Weasel Zippers speculates that Newt is pandering for a job on MSNBC. Media Matters, Huffington Post, Think Progress and Democrat Underground are loving the Gingrich accusations.