Monday, June 23, 2008

Real Change

From the world that fails to the world that works.
Newt Gingrich
Regnery Publsihing
ISBN: 978-1-59698-053-2

Here's how the Newt starts his new book:

The media tell us America is a nation divided between conservative red states and liberal blue states. They tell us that red and blue are qqually divided - which is why elections are so close, why Congress seems gridlocked, and why nothing ever seems to get done in Washington.

But this is simply not true. The reality is the American people are united on almost every important issue facing our country. The real division is between red-white -and-blue America (about 85 percent of the country) and a fringe on the left (about 15 percent of the country).

Translation: I know that your, dear reader are a true patriotic American, not like those elitist lefties on your TV, telling you what to think. You are going to agree with me because I'm a true patriotic American, too. You and I know what's really going on, they can't fool us. Can I interest you in used car?

The Newt goes on to explain how a new less partisan politics is needed and how only the Republican party can bring this about because Republicans stand for truth, justice and the American way, unlike those evil Democrats, plotting their tax and spend takeover of the world by trial lawyers from Holywood. Real Change means more of the same in prettier packaging brought to you by the party of Exxon and Peabody Coal.

Real Change is a piece of excrement written by one of the architects of the current partisan, all or nothing, party loyalty before national interest, politics. Don't bother to read it. If you're a dittohead you can get the same stuff more entertainingly from that big mouth on your AM radio. If you're not it will be bad for your blood pressure. Newt is one of those politicians who is so crooked he has to screw his socks on in the morning.


  1. This 85%-15% split is real interesting, indeed. I'd never thought this through, but I think Newt is probably right. If so, it would appear that the the main battle is overcoming the big media propaganda which makes the split seem like something else.

  2. Since voters regularly send Democrats to Congress, state legislatures, local offices and sometimes the White House, that figure is obviously bogus. A look at actual voter registrations in states where party affiliation is listed will also sow that there are far more than 15% in the Democratic base.

    The Democratic base,, rather than the lawyers and movie stars Newt mentions, is ordinary working people. There's lots of them around.

  3. Newt Gingrich is if anything kind of entertaining. He is a big aficionado of NASA and space based weapons platforms. If you want to spend billions on sending a man to Mars and have orbital railguns vote for him. ;).

  4. I didn't realize that the Newt was running for anything this year.


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