Success of Newt
Gingrich Reflects Republican 'Personality Disorder'
"Can we imagine for even a nanosecond a man like this being elected president of the United States? One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. ... To
understand Newt's success, rather than experts on the electorate, we need an
army of psychiatrists and psychoanalysts. The success of this least qualified
of all Republican candidates is a sign of a profound personality disorder."
Newt Gingrich's victory in
the South Carolina primary speaks volumes about the state of moral decay and
hypocrisy in the assemblage that ensured the former House speaker's victory. Newt
Gingrich won the primary with the support of religious fundamentalists, the Tea
Party, and those who claim they are "very conservative." It is a very
disconcerting victory (which will be only a blip).
If words have any meaning, how
can one claim to be a religious fundamentalist or "very conservative"
- a follower of principles inspired by the Old Testament - and vote for a man who
has been twice divorced; has a serious and well-documented history of adultery ("Thou
Shall Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife"); is a man who claimed that the president
of the United States was having an affair with a White House intern, while he himself simultaneously
carrying on an extramarital affair; a man who announces to his wife that he
wants a divorce by phone (note a man of courage), as his wife is being treated
in a hospital after learning that she suffered from multiple sclerosis (not
very classy, is it Newt?). The first woman Gringrich unloaded was struggling with
cancer. This story is nauseating. Can we imagine for even a nanosecond a man like
this being elected president of the United States? One doesn't know whether to
laugh of cry. Not one of Gingrich's former colleagues or employees takes
Gingrich, who deserves the Nobel Prize for Pomposity, seriously. The man who
wants to reduce the size of the state says he sees nothing inconsistent about demanding
a $1.6 million fee from Freddie Mae, the government guarantor of mortgages, which
has avoided a declaration of bankruptcy thanks to support from the federal government.
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But here's the best of all: the
recidivist multiple adulterer wants to protect the "sacred bond of
marriage" by opposing the marriage of gays.
To understand Newt's success,
rather than experts on the electorate, we need an army of psychiatrists and
psychoanalysts. The success of this least qualified of all Republican
candidates is a sign of a profound personality disorder. Next week the Florida
primary will tell whether this is a disorder that afflicts all of the American south
or only the beautiful state of South Carolina, which has yet to lower the Confederate
flag that continues to flutter over its capitol.
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