A morning-after look at last night’s Republican debate makes it clear that Newt Gingrich tops the list of those who would do the most damage to the U.S. if somehow installed as U.S. president. When he became Speaker of the House in 1995, the climate immediately worsened, devolving from collegiality among representatives of the American people, to tense turf rivalry between rumbling street gangs.
Dr. Gingrich, PhD, once on the faculty of West Georgia College (today, the University of West Georgia), stayed there as long as he could before it was necessary to have tenure. He exhibits all the symptoms of a professor who deems himself superior to his colleagues, and seethes with resentment because the world doesn’t recognize his superiority. With a mind closed to all ideas but his own, he offers scathing criticisms to idea of others, and writes tracts propounding his own (Gingrich has written 23 books,) Colleges are infested with such professors, untouchable in their tenured ivory towers. In the debate, instead of answering, or
even dancing around questions, Gingrich attacked the questioners. He remains a disaffected pretentious hothead who could never succeed in a general election.
The other notable happening was the plunge of Michele Bachmann. To all questions: how to create jobs, pay off the national debt, help the middle class, she had one answer: kill Obamacare. Never has a candidate been so nakedly exposed as entirely in over her head. After the debate, her chief strategist was interviewed by Rachel Maddow. He thought she did just great.
Oh, yes. Rick Perry is in desperate need of a new barber, one that can make him look less like Rod Blagojevich.