GOP and the 2012 Election
This past Friday night, Newt Gingrich announced at a GOP dinner in Georgia that he was officially entering the race for president in the upcoming 2012 election. Gingrich addressed the party faithful stating that the 2012 election will be the most consequential since the 1860 election that elected Abraham Lincoln and plunged America into the great civil war. It sounds like Newt Gingrich is longing for slavery to come back. It’s an obvious pander to a room full of Georgia confederates.
Gingrich stated that Pres. Barack Obama’s “radical left wing” policies will plunge the country into complete chaos and ruin. Where does Mr. Gingrich get such ideas? Pres. Obama is one of the most centrist, moderate Democrats in politics. He [Obama] bailed out the banks, rescued Wall Street and took out Bin Laden. How in the world is this president a “left wing radical?”
Ironically, it was Newt Gingrich who worked with former Pres. Bill Clinton and the Democrats to reduce the budget deficit, which led to a large budget surplus when Clinton left office in the late 1990’s. Mr. Gingrich is more moderate than he’s letting on. He’s having to get more conservative and hateful in his rhetoric to appeal to the hard core conservatives and the Tea Party wing of the Republican party.
Newt Gingrich knows that the election of 2012 will not be a cake walk. Pres. Obama will be a formidable opponent; and he [Gingrich] knows it! Now that Pres. Obama has got his mojo back after the killing of Bin Laden, things seem to be going Obama’s way. Gingrich is so concerned about taking on Obama that he stated, “if the race were fair the Republicans could win.”
What does Gingrich mean by fair? In his mind the “liberal media” will side with Pres. Obama and help him get re-elected. Let’s not forget that the Republicans are intimidated by Pres.Obama’s phenomenal fund raising ability. Many pundits speculate that Pres. Obama will harness the power of social media and the Internet; again to raise incredible amounts of money. Some estimate over a billion [that’s right, with a B] in campaign contributions. It’s easy to see why the GOP is concerned; they can’t compete with that!Continued on the next page