Gingrich armwrestles Iowa voter, loses
Well, that’s what it looked like to me.
At the rate the GOP are getting through Candidates of the Moment, come the election we’ll be reduced to blogging about how horrible a disappointment Obama is just in order to have something to say every day.
As marindenver and Strange noted earlier, Newt
doesn’t didn’t like wunderkind Paul Ryan’s budget plan, especially the idea of converting Medicare into a voucher system:
“I think that that is too big a jump.” He called the plan “right-wing social engineering,” which he considers not “any more desirable than left-wing social engineering.”
Such treacherous blasphemy, coupled with his defense of personal mandates for healthcare, put him firmly in the sights of Limbaugh and the GOP enforcement machine. And when the going gets tough, the Gingrinch buckles. Not up. Just buckles:
Newt Gingrich’s walk back tour reached its zenith Tuesday night, as Newt Gingrich personally apologized to Paul Ryan for dismissing his Medicare plan as “right wing social engineering.”
But don’t quote him on that:
In an added twist, Gingrich claims that the merest mention of his extensive condemnation of Ryan’s budget from Sunday’s Meet The Press by Democrats is now out of bounds as a result. “Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate,” he told FOX’s Greta Van Susteren. ““When I make a mistake, and I’m going to on occasion, I’m going to share with the American people that was a mistake because that way we can have an honest conversation.”
At this point, you cycle back to the honest armwrestling bout up top there. Good luck with that strategy, Newt. What could possibly go wrong?
h/t Youtube via Immoral Minority.