Sunday, November 20, 2011

Quote of the Day

"All the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we owe everything. They take over a public park they didn't pay for, to go to nearby to use bathrooms they didn't pay for, to beg for food from places they don't want to pay for, to obstruct those who are are going to work to substain the bathrooms and to substain the park, so they can self-rightously explain they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything.

"This is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something by saying to them, 'Go get a job right after you take a bath.'"

Newt Gingrich, on Occupy Wall Street.

I find it hysterical that Newt Gingrich bought $500,000 in jewelry from Tiffany without paying. Yet, Gingrich has a problem with taxpayers using public parks to assemble. The hypocrisy is standard Gingrich.

If you have ever followed Gingrich's political career you know he always picks the losing side. Gingrich lost the government shutdowns and impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Gingrich was such a disaster that his own party forced him out of Congress. Members of the Clinton administration made off-the-record quotes about being sad about not having Gingrich to kick around, anymore.

A smart politician would try to please the base and not alienate the majority of general election voters that sympathize with the positions of OWS. You can believe that supporting the tax cuts for the rich and bank bailouts will not play in this economy. Gingrich is too politically tone deaf to understand this. The fact that Gingrich supports such economically unpopular positions means that OWS is winning. You can bank on Gingrich being on the losing side of this debate.



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