Archive for January 29th, 2012
Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal has asked his fellow Republican House members to pray for President Barack Obama’s death. O’Neal made the request via an email he forwarded to GOP colleagues in the State House. In an email sent in December, O’Neal asked his fellow Republicans to pray Psalm 109, which contains the following lines:
Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
Is this person supposed to be a Christian?
WC thinks it is simply despicable. WC doesn’t usually agree with Think Progress, but WC agrees that the Secret Service should be looking into this.
WC thinks G. W. Bush was the worst president of the 20th Century. He wrecked the economy. He got us in two land wars in Asia. He engaged in torture and repeated violations of the U.S. Constitution. But never, in the darkest hours of Bush’s administration, did WC call for Bush’s death. WC never quoted scripture praying for Bush to die.
Alaska can take a tiny bit of consolation in no longer possessing the most insane elected state official.
The thing that makes Gingrich difficult for a blogger is that there’s such an embarrassment of riches. After more than thirty years of abjectly poor impulse control in the public eye, it’s hard to choose which scandal, outrage or ludicrousness to try to review.
But, seriously, this barely scratches the surface. Morality? He was in the middle of an adulterous affair when he led the effort to impeach President Bill Clinton. Family values? At least two affairs while married. What has the Republican Party come to that it will consider this wretched lump of excess as its candidate for President of the United States?
A man who blames his serial adultery on his patriotism is simply despicable. His single measure of conduct is, “What’s in it for Newt?” He should be the dictionary definition of opportunism. He’s almost always the most outrageous person in the room. But that isn’t a qualification for the presidency.