Newt Gingrich Is Done

So sayeth Charles Krauthammer because Gingrich violated the 11th commandment and I totally agree, (although I always thought he was a nonstarter, anyway).

While I agree with all that — I don’t dislike Newt. I think, overall, he’s been a great asset to conservatism. But his  remarks to David Gregory on Meet the Press hurt the GOP, and are thus, disqualifying. Absolutely,  Dems will use that soundbite in campaign commercials. Just like Republican primary opponents were going to use the Gingrich/Pelosi Global Warming PSA in ads. What the hell, Newt?

Pundette has much more on the Gingrich meltdown: Gingrich vs Ryan: No contest.

And she’s jumping on the Paul Ryan for President bandwagon:Paul Ryan for President?

Kinda like I did 14 months ago. (Heh)


The Daily Caller:Paul Ryan on Newt: ‘With allies like that, who needs the left?’

The Daily Caller: Brit Hume on Newt: A ‘provocative thinker, but a promiscuous talker’

The Daily Caller: Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrich’s lead in criticizing Ryan’s budget plan

Right, as I think Newt just demonstrated, now is not the time to be a squish about spending cuts. We may have finally reached a point in time when  Dem politics as usual demagoguery doesn’t pack the punch it used to. Republicans need to man up and press ahead.

Drew at AoSHQ addresses this issue in response to the DC piece: What Should The 2012 Republican Hopefuls Say About The Ryan Plan?

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Our friend on the left, David Kahane: Re: Newt the Unreliable


ACORN Reanimating Under New Names – In Time For 2012 Elections

A new book by Matthew Vadum, “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers”  has been called “0ne of the most comprehensive compilations of evidence against ACORN available,” by Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa). The G-Man calls it “dynamite with a short fuse.”

In The American Spectator, Vadum writes that ACORN is much worse than everything we’ve heard: “It celebrates and promotes the worst pathologies in society in an effort to kill the American experiment in self-governance”.

And it’s in the process of restructuring just in time for the 2012 elections:

ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis has created a group called the Black Institute whose agenda is essentially identical to ACORN’s. ACORN founder Wade Rathke is spreading the gospel of Marxist social justice around the world through his offshoot group ACORN International (also known as Community Organizations International).

State chapters have incorporated themselves under new names. New York became New York Communities for Change. California became Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment. Texas became Texas Organizing Project. ACORN’s vote manufacturing division, Project Vote, still operates under the same name and small-c communist Frances Fox Piven still sits on its board. ACORN’s housing bubble generator, ACORN Housing, changed its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America. It’s the same people in the same offices and it just goes on and on.

ACORN insiders have admitted that the “new” groups will re-federate under a new name soon.

Vadum appeared on the “G. Gordon Liddy Show” on May 12, 2011 to discuss his new book.

Vadum’s right – a RICO investigation  and charges of racketeering are in order for ACORN, but the chance of that happening under our radical, community organizing President and his corrupt, enabling Attorney General,  is obviously less than 0. And see, there’s the rub. These Zombie ACORN groups can do a lot of damage to the country before we see a Republican White House – and in fact could help  prevent one through massive voter fraud.

That’s why citizen journalists across the nation need to be on the lookout for these reanimated ACORN groups, and apply the most effective disinfectant – sunlight – on them whenever possible.