Newt Gingrich discovers the one thing politicians can’t overcome: ridicule

by editor on May 22, 2011

Politicians can overcome scandal, but they can’t overcome ridicule. Think Dukakis in the tank or John Kerry in the clean suit. Once the public starts laughing at a politician instead of with him, it’s curtains.

Which brings us to the case of Newt Gingrich. As has been reported EVERYWHERE, Newt criticized Paul Ryan’s budget plan as right wing social engineering. All hell broke loose and after making feeble excuse after feeble excuse, Newt tried a new tactic – a press release condemning his accusers.

Unfortunately, the press release itself became an object of ridicule because it was so over the top, so floridly written.

We’ve never been fans of Stephen Colbert and Comedy Central’s Colbert Report. We just don’t find his schtick particularly amusing. That being said, this video is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious.

Actor John Lithgow joins Colbert to give a dramatic, verbatim reading of the Gingrich memo. It sounds like The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

“Into the Valley of Death rode the 600.”

You can’t help but laugh. Not just at Lithgow’s reading of the press release, but at the absurdity of the press release itself.

Say goodnight, Newt.

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NotaFanofNewt
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NotaFanofNewt

Lord Whorfin laid the Gewtster back to the shitheap

deepthinker
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deepthinker

Gingrich has lost all respect for himself and by others. All he has done is proven that he spent way too much time in Washington and not enough time in GA among the average people and not the RINO elitist in DC.

If his foot in mouth last Sunday didn’t do him the 500 K to Tiffany’s sure as hell has

KimmyQueen
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If he had any shame left he would have stopped his campaigning this weekend.

RockingHorseGuy
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Yeah, I could just see the idiot RINO’s running a ticket like Newt and Sarah. Now, I like Sarah, but she’s about as electable as Newt. It would be like handing Obama a second term on a silver platter.

Mistella
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Mistella

Herman Cain announced yesterday. Maybe, just maybe the Republicans will retire the tired old RINOs. I haven’t checked out the Herminator’s ideas yet, but I’ve heard him a few times and really liked what I heard. Plus, he has signed the FRONT of paychecks for a long time. I say it’s time we fire all those that have never signed the front of a paycheck and/or those that have never signed the back of one as well.

Run Herman Run!

perlcat
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The man is sharp.

SSDD
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SSDD

Yeah, Herman Cain has the guts to say what he’s thinking and I agree with everything he’s been thinking, so far. I would love to see Herman debate Barry. He’d leave Barry in the dust.

Buck O'Fama
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Buck O'Fama

Damn flying monkeys also stole Newt’s presidency!

Sententia
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Sententia

I don’t think Barry would have the guts to debate him.

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