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Following Ron Paul’s lead, Newt decides to kill his own presidential campaign in its infancy

I blogged already about the case against Newt Gingrich as president.  Add this to my case:

“I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,” he said when asked about Ryan’s plan to transition to a “premium support” model for Medicare. “I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.”

Yeah, because trying to prevent the country from falling into insolvency is radical…but leaving spending on everything, including entitlements, is much more rational.  Right?  Continuing:

In another surprising move, Gingrich also reiterated his previous support for a “variation of the individual mandate” for health care. “I  believe all of us — and this is going to be a big debate — I believe all of us have a responsibility to help pay for health care,” he said, insisting there is “a way to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy.”  (Yeah, libertarians get all warm and fuzzy at the thought of government-mandated purchases. – CL)

“It’s a system that allows people to have a range of choices that are designed by the economy,” he said. “I don’t think having a free rider system in [health care] is any more appropriate than having a free rider system in any other part of the economy.”

As far as an alternative, Gingrich trotted out the same appeal employed by Obama/Reid/Pelosi — for a “national conversation” on how to “improve” Medicare, and promised to eliminate ‘waste, fraud and abuse,’ etc.

If he’s trotting out Pelosi’s idea, that just confirms my suspicions that her lunacy is actually contagious.  He must have caught it from her on the couch.  Notes Drew M.:

Either way, I’m sure the Democrats appreciate the campaign ad, “The GOP Medicare Plan Is Too Extreme For Newt Gingrich”.

Funny that he seems to oppose Paul Ryan’s plan for fiscal sanity now.  He seemed to embrace it just two short weeks ago.  John Kerry just e-mailed to say “Dude, you need to be more subtle than that.”

Exit question: What in the blue h3ll is this guy thinking?  He does realize he’s running in a GOP primary where the conservative base is highly motivated, right?


May 16, 2011 - Posted by | big government, health care, Newt Gingrich


  1. If he’s trotting out Pelosi’s idea, that just confirms my suspicions that her lunacy is actually contagious.

    He also trotted out her global warming lunacy. I think Newt just sunk his own ship.

    Comment by Kanaka Girl | May 16, 2011

  2. I used to think highly of Gingrich but his backing of liberal candidates in 08 followed by his enthusiasm over solving the global warming issue has me wondering. Does he have some undiagnosed mental disorder or is there something more insidious at play? I mean, is he on the arm or what?

    Comment by Im_bonafide | May 16, 2011

  3. Was there an official “opening day” for foot shooting season?

    Comment by Dux | May 16, 2011

  4. IMHO, Mitt might not have shot himself in the foot by defending his failed healthcare plan in Mass. but he seriously wounded a toe or two. He should have said, “we tried it, it didn’t work, now we need to move on to something more reasonable”.

    On top of that, Mrs Daniels made Mitch look like a wimp.

    It’s time for Christie to start running, Lord knows the boy could use the exercise.

    (John Kerry just e-mailed to say “Dude, you need to be more subtle than that.”) Was that the same John Kerry that served in Vietnam?

    Comment by Dux | May 17, 2011

  5. John Kerry served in Nam? Wow, who knew? 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | May 17, 2011

  6. Would you realy want a president named for a lizard?

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | May 17, 2011

  7. Ron Paul made perfect sense and were it not for spin doctor reporters like you and FOX News more people would know that.

    When you purposefully refuse to listen in favor of snarky comments and childish name calling you rob me of my right to vote in an unbiased election.

    Comment by William | May 20, 2011

  8. I’m disappointed. I laid out some bait for the Paulistinians, and I didn’t get nearly the nibbles for which I had hoped! 😆

    Comment by crushliberalism | May 21, 2011

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