Saturday Movie Matinee: Defending Newt

Even though Newt Gingrich isn’t ‘his guy’, Mark Levin took issue with the anti-Newt Republican pig pile,  calling out Ann Coulter, NRO, and Bill O’Reilly in particular. Speaking of Coulter, he exclaimed, “She won’t even give the man credit for what he has achieved! Taking back the House from 44 years of Democrat monopoly was never thought possible and in doing so he had to defeat the Republican establishment! You can’t even give him that?”

via The Right Scoop

Rudy Giuliani, appearing on Morning Joe, Thursday, also defended Newt, and slammed Mitt Romney for all his crazy flip flopping:

 Ace picked up on something that also jumped out at me in Thurday’s Republican debate:

Newt Gingrich brought up the factof his 90% lifetime ACU voting record.  90%?  Come on, that’s not bad. Certainly not enough to get dispirited over.

Sure, 92% would be better.  And 93% better still.  But… 90% is certainly livable, and not the sort of thing anyone needs to claw the skin off their face over.

In previous cycles you wouldn’t have 90% ACU rating people running because they’d be considered too “extreme” to get moderate backing.  That’s partly why we nominate so many governors, as their “extremism” isn’t as well evidenced by a raw number.

Newt Gingrich is not a filthy Progressive, and anyone who says he is, is yanking your chain.. For an example of a filthy progressive – see below…

In this week’s Trifecta, Steve Green, Scott Ott, and Bill Whittle discuss; Class Warfare: Obama’s Reckless 2012 Strategy to Defeat the GOP: 

Via Breitbart TV: Carney Defends FLOTUS’ ‘Extravagant’ Travel:

As previous First Ladies have done…?

Last August, Keith Koffler of White House Dossier reported: Michelle Obama Spent 42 Days on Vacation this Past Year:

First Lady Michelle Obama over the last year has spent a total of 42 days on vacation, or a little more than one out of every nine days, according to a White House Dossier analysis of her travel.

Her vacations, the cost of which are mostly borne by taxpayers, include trips to Panama City, Fla., Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, South Africa, Latin America, Vail, Colo., and her visit this week to her brother in Corvallis, Ore.

The total does not include a nine day sojourn in Martha’s Vineyard that the Obamas will enjoy this month. Nor does it include a trip she made to Ireland and Great Britain in May, which I’m counting as official travel.

The total vacation time would have been slightly higher had the Obamas gone as planned for an April weekend in Williamsburg, Va. The trip was cancelled due to an extended stalemate between President Obama and Congress over the budget.

Nile Gardner chimed in at The Telegraph:

There does appear to be an unhealthy sense of entitlement on the part of the First Lady, which seems in poor taste at a time when 14 million Americans are out of work, the housing market is collapsing, and the United States is facing the strong possibility of a double-dip recession. Perhaps Mrs Obama could take a few tips on austerity as well as humility from her British counterpart Samantha Cameron, who has just one assistant, in contrast to at least 17 personal staff for the First Lady, and doesn’t feel the need to travel en masse with an entourage at taxpayers’ expense.

Reporters need to keep needling the the Obamas for their extravagent lifestyles.

A couple of cute ones from Ace’s video dump:

A bear waves Bye-Bye:

Baby and Pup Meet For the First Time:  

And finally, concluding today’s matinee –  a Christmas offering from one of my favorite singers:

Celine Dion – O Holy Night:



Remembering Hitch, one evengelical atheist who somehow managed to delight me more often then annoy me…

A classic Christopher Hitchens appearance on  Politically Incorrect:

See also: Michelle Malkin: Christopher Hitchens, R.I.P. — and an atheist Christmas remembrance

He will be sorely missed.