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.

Posted by YAFB on 05/17/11 at 11:19 PM • Permalink

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As I noted earlier, I love the way Newt kept pumping that handshake despite his critic’s attempts to pull away - if he could just hang on long enough maybe he could turn the encounter to a positive!  No such luck.

Well, he should take the advice of Newt Gingrich 2004;
“You can’t flip-flop and be commander-in-chief.”

I’m stealing a quote from PeteFormaini at TPM:

I think we have a new political term for rapid political suicide: Newtered. :D

llllluuuuuuuvvvvvvvvv it!!

knittingbull

Just for the record, any blog which quotes what I said on Sunday or last Thursday or Tuesday is a falsehood, because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.  When I make a mistake, and I’m going to on occasion, I’m going to share with the entire blogosphere that was a mistake because that way we can have an honest conversation about whatever I will have wanted to have said next week.

And by Friday I will have refudiated this refudiation of my insistence that Obama should not have done whatever he was doing that week about Libya.  Catch me if you can!  Heh. Heh heh.  Lulz.

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.

Sorry Newt, but there world outside the cozy confines of Fox’s studios doesn’t give a shit about your demands for softball questions.

Newt was never going to win, and now he’s already lost. So what’s the point in going forward?

Those Tiffany-sourced lithium ion batteries for the Callista Bot 2000 dont’ pay for themselves, you know. How else is the Penis Of Patriotism supposed to cover his expenses?

How else is the Penis Of Patriotism supposed to cover his expenses?

Buddy movie with the other Penis of Patriotism that wouldn’t stay covered:

Kindertwins.
The Last Action.
Partial Recall…
“That’s with a ‘C,’ Mr. Barbarian?”

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