Mar 16, 2007

Hypocrites Go to Hell - I Hope

Newt Gingrich is one of the biggest hypocrites in the United States, and even though proof of it is coming out, he's still able to hide behind his Conservative Values and the myopic Conservative Leaders. Does he really think he should run for President of the United States in 2008.

Adulterers are all over the place, but most of them have not persecuted another man for his indiscretions. The affair, too, is not recent, either. Gingrich cheated on his wife about the same time that Bill Clinton ruined his presidency by sleeping with Monica Lewinsky.

I'm not saying that Bill Clinton is a plaster saint, but I am saying that Newt Gingrich, despite his own illicit affair, is still able to get support from the right wing. I don't understand it. Oh, wait, now I do. A good bit of the right-wingers don't care what you do, as long as you're a Republican.

Unless you're a convicted Republican, of course. Tom DeLay will be publishing a book blasting the Republican Party that did not keep him from going to jail over his own indiscretions, albeit with money instead of women.

He says of Gingrich:

DeLay also said the GOP leadership was in "no moral shape" to press impeachment proceedings against President Clinton, noting that then-House Speaker Gingrich was having an extra-martial affair with a staffer while the proceedings were under way.

It begs the question: Does the Republican Party really not have its finger on the moral pulse of America? Those in the know understand I'm completely and utterly joking. Neither party, at this point, has the right to say such an irrelevant thing.

Who cares if Newt Gingrich had an affair? He's slick about it, though. I'll give him that. He's positioned himself as a moralist on the lying issue because he never lied about having an affair under oath. There is a difference, but he surely shouldn't have persecuted a man for a similar crime should he? To quote the White Stripes, You think not telling is the same as not lying, don't you?

The ultimate question is, Why would someone who has been out of the eye of politics for so long make such a claim? He's running for president. He wants to get all of his demons out in the open, let them strangle on oxygen, and then he can move on. If he doesn't, then they'll most certainly come out later, and that would be the death knell of his campaign.

We'll see, but I don't know. If Tom DeLay is calling you incompetent, then I'm really going to be skeptical for a very, very, very long time.

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