“So there is no savior. And let us please be clear on why there is no savior. Because there is no one who could satisfy the base of the GOP = a cohort so drunk on ideology and resentment that they cheer electrocutions and boo a soldier – and be elected president of the United States. Period. The standard journalistic trope the past few months has been to say that the Republican establishment would step in at some point and not let things get too out of hand. But that’s mostly nonsense. This GOP establishment is barely less loopy than the base. If this base is driving the party into a ditch, the establishment is riding shotgun holding a shovel.” — Michael Tomasky – There Will Be No Saviors for the GOP in 2012 / The Daily Beast (via: randomactsofchaos)
It’s no secret that Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich has had a soft spot for climate change in the past. He sat on a couch with Nancy Pelosi talking about how we can all work together to solve global warming. He even wrote a book about our collective obligation to care for the planet, the sequel to which is currently in the works. But now that he’s running for the GOP nomination, Gingrich has cooled on global warming—and cut a chapter about the topic by a distinguished climate scientist from his new book. — Mother Jones
And Newt’s sycophants will GLADLY help him argue his hypocritical and all-too-common flip-flopping. Here’s the first, and very amusing, comment from a Miami Herald article, counselling Newt on how to respond to his constantly changing beliefs — Rasmussen Poll: Gingrich 41%, Romney 32% in Florida:
Maher [to the GOP base]: For a Republican candidate to not disappoint you, he would have to be Jesus of Nazareth. And even Jesus would be toast after a few news cycles, because “feed the hungry?” Sounds suspiciously like welfare. And “heal the sick… FOR FREE?” That is definitely Obamacare. And “turn the other cheek” …heh. Maybe you didn’t hear, Jesus, but this is the party that cheers executions.