December 18, 2017

Belvedere’s Message to Gingrich

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 3.8.12 @ 12:12PM Our friend Bob Belvedere at Camp of the Saints (no relation to the bounty hunters) reluctantly concludes that Newt Gingrich should withdraw, calling the suggested move “the honorable thing.” The Spectacle Blog

NYT Smears Gingrich

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 2.4.12 @ 1:46PM In an otherwise good bit of reporting about Newt Gingrich’s “deep ties” to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the NYT couldn’t leave well enough alone. Here’s the totally false sentence in the otherwise solid story, with my empahsis in italics: House […]

Newt Gingrich the Jacksonian

Since the start of his campaign, Newt Gingrich has cast himself as a man of the people and a Reagan Republican.  Newt resembles a former president, all right, but it is not Reagan.  Newt Gingrich seems to be a 21st-century return of President Andrew Jackson. This thought first occurred to me in the aftermath of […]

Newt Gingrich Is Shameless

When the Democrats surfaced George W. Bush’s 1976 DUI the week before the 2000 presidential election, it nearly tipped the election.  A week before the revelation, Bush was comfortably ahead in the polls. It was obvious, reading about Bush as he struggled through the last weekend of the campaign and failed to come up with […]

La Gingrich Payback

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Larry Thornberry on 1.19.12 @ 11:42AM ABC News, as all the world now knows, has interviewed Marianne Gingrich, one of the Speaker’s ex-wives. What she has to say is distinctly not to the advantage of our Newt, according to Drudge Report. The suits at ABC, a network […]

Gingrich and Perry Seeking the Oliver Stone Vote?

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Jeffrey Lord on 1.10.12 @ 11:25PM One can only be speechless. Are Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry auditioning for roles as the new Oliver Stone? Newt Gingrich attacking “the rich”???? Rick Perry going after Mitt Romney as a “vulture capitalist”? What are these people thinking? Not Reagan […]

Gingrich on Romneycare’s Mandate

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 12.27.11 @ 11:55AM Credit where it’s due: This news came via ABC News, which got it from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. My CFIF post explores the ramifications of a 2006 memo written by Newt Gingrich, going farther than ever before in support of an individual […]

Idiotic: Perry and Gingrich Fail to Qualify for Virginia Primary

Via Fox News: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia’s March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the GOP presidential nomination. “After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10k signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary,” the Republican Party […]

Gingrich Just Dead Wrong on Judicial Proposal

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Quin Hillyer on 12.19.11 @ 5:54PM I really, really wanted to avoid any more posts on Gingrich this week, but the way he is demagoguing the judicial issue is just awful. I have looked and looked and can’t find a single respected legal/judicial expert — left, center, […]

Examiner for Romney, National Review Against Gingrich

Print Email Text Size The Spectacle Blog By Joseph Lawler on 12.14.11 @ 6:22PM The Washington Examiner editorial board has endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP primary. That is no small achievement for Romney, given that the Examiner has subjected Romney to some fairly harsh criticism.  Meanwhile, National Review has taken the remarkable step of..rejecting (I’m not sure […]