Newt Gingrich was never a successful politician. As a talking head, he gets by. After his failed Contract with America, Gingrich continued to point fingers, cough up empty theoretical neo-con rhetoric, and a bizarre plan to save America called American Solutions for Winning the Future (ASWF, or ass whiff, for short).
This morning, I watched Gingrich attempt to debate Sen. Dick Durbin on NBC’s Meet the Press. David Gregory left every false claim by Gingrich go unchallenged. We’ll leave that to our friends at Media Matters.
Here’s what I notice about Gingrich: the man hates the United States Constitution.
This week I started singing the Preamble to the Constitution, a la School House Rock. Remember this?
Here it is:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Justice: the first value established. Justice.
Gingrich wants to toss out justice, keep Gitmo, hold Prisoners of War forever, without trial, without charges. Gingrich wants the United States to continue to run gulags. The United States Constitution is too much for Gingrich, too fair.
Make no mistake, Newt Gingrich hates the United States Constition and the United States of America. Newt Gingrich wants to continue the Bush-Cheney doctring of shredding the Constitution.
The Founding Fathers were not fools. Gingrich is.