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Opening Arguments


Lot of people today commenting on Newt Gingrich's lukewarm, damning-with-faint-praise "endorsement" of Mitt Romney as he departed the presidential race:

Despite not endorsing Romney, Gingrich did make clear that his doubts during the primary campaign about Romney’s conservatism are dwarfed by his concerns about President Obama winning another term.

“This is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan – this is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical leftist president in American history,” Gingrich said.

Yeah, pretty graceless. But it's true -- it's about what I think of Romney. Don't like that, think you can get a better opinion elsewhere? Well, you don't have a choice between me and William freakin' Shakespeare, pal. It's me or drunk redneck at the end of the bar.


Thu, 05/03/2012 - 1:51pm

Yo! Drunk redneck here!

I get Gingrich's point - lesser of evils and all that. But the hyperbole is breathtaking. Obama isn't even the most radical liberal in my lifetime. Lyndon Johnson was far left of Obama. I don't expect Republicans to support any Democrat, especially in these hyperpartisan times, but why the hatred? Obama is a standard-issue Democrat. You can understand why Democrats are suspicious when right-wingers swear it isn't Obama's race. What else is there? He's politically just a bit left of center, like most Democratic politicians.

Tim Zank
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 7:13pm

Littlejohn, have another beer. LBJ and Oblama are pretty much on par with one another, both being control freaks and devoted to centralized state control of everything. This leftist, marxist President is every bit as power hungry as LBJ was and has heaped abominable and unprecedented layers of regulations and debt on all of us while simultaneously bankrupting the country.

At least LBJ wasn't such a smart ass like President Tee-shot, LBJ was just plain mean. This yutz has the gall to laugh at everyone while he's shoving the economic shiv between our collective ribs.