Gingrey showed some spine earlier this week, uncharacteristic for the GOP, I know, so I was impressed. After Rush Limbaugh criticized the Republican leadership for actually wanting to govern responsibly rather than act like pouting middle schoolers, Gingrey said this:
“I mean, it’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks. You don’t have to try to do what’s best for your people and your party..."
Wow, he actually sounded like a grownup there. But then the dittoheads started calling in on their Dixie cups and string, because you can't criticize Rush Almighty.
With his grapes stomped flat by the mouthbreathers of America, Gingrey slunk out, made a public apology, and even kissed Rush's enormous ass on the air. Here's what the castrato Gingrey said:
“Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and other conservative giants are the voices of the conservative movement’s conscience. Everyday, millions and millions of Americans—myself included—turn on their radios and televisions to listen to what they have to say, and we are inspired by their words and by their determination.”
Think of that. The conservative movement has devolved from Barry Goldwater and William F. Buckley to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Jesus, really? The "conservative movement's conscience?" Really?
You're talking about one man with the values of a truck stop hooker and another who spells stupid with two O's. And, lest we forget, Newt Gingrich is the guy who harrumphed his moral outrage over Bill Clinton's BJ until it was revealed that Newt had been playing Hide the Newt with his own young assistant while his second wife waited at home.
So that's the state of today's Republican party. I didn't think it could get any worse than the Schiavo-obsessed GOP of the Frist era, but it looks like we're plumbing new depths here, people.
And leading the charge into irrelevancy are Rush, Sean, Newt and now Phil Gingrey, the biggest pussy in the GOP. And in this company of chickenhawks, that's saying something.