Newt Gingrich has been forcibly thrown from the approval of the GOP Establishment. Maybe the world is ending tomorrow.
Newt Gingrich is a veteran of political warfare and criticism. Following his major accomplishment with his capture of the House in 1994 and his contract with America, he had brawl after brawl with Bill Clinton. Together, they managed to achieve the now legendary Balanced Budget amendment. Then came a government shutdown, ethics charges, and an attempted coup by House Republican leadership that narrowly failed. Leaving his cancer-infested, bed-ridden wife for a younger woman didn’t help matters.
Still, Newt Gingrich prevailed. He has slowly restored his reputation and integrity through several politically wise documentaries that touch on key demographics. The Former Speaker has founded several interest groups in flirtation would a Presidential run, one of them allegedly keeping him from seeking the Oval Office in 2008.
Alas, the irony of it all. Newt Gingrich finally pulls the trigger on a Presidential run, and then says something blatantly correct: Right-wing social engineering is no better than Left-wing social engineering. And what’s happening because of his statement?
Everyone has lost-their-minds.
Specifically, most of the blame has been cast for his disapproval of the Paul Ryan plan. Yes, a few articles back I spoke favorably of the plan. I will apologize for my regression and my lack of full understanding of what it entails. Representative Ryan wants to destroy Medicare, which is apparently the cool new thing for the GOP – Establishment and Rebels.
Why would Paul Ryan want to do this? Who would ever want to do this? Call me Democrat for it, but I have a strong belief in supporting programs that, if correctly managed, can offer so much good to all American citizens after a certain age. There is tons of other places to reform and cut the budget. Why, my beloved Republican Party, must you continue to isolate me with these harsh and unnecessary measures?
I find it regrettable that Newt, laden with controversy, is going up in flames on a perfectly honest statement. The very Establishment that he painstakingly helped define has turned on him. Perhaps his statements of them being “cannibals” from the 90’s aren’t so incorrect.