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Can it be that Newt Gingrich is a hypocritical hack?

Can it be that Newt Gingrich is a hypocritical hack?

by digby



Say it ain't so!!!


May 18, 2017:

Here he is this week:

“Mueller is corrupt. The senior FBI is corrupt. The system is corrupt,” former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night.

In case you were wondering, here's a little taste of what's being broadcast on Fox News 24/7:

SEAN HANNITY: Our mutual friend Mark Levin calls this a 'Post-Constitutional Republic,' this is now becoming a Banana Republic if this stays. Where do we go from here with what we now know?

NEWT GINGRICH: I haven't given up on America. I don't think Donald Trump has given up on America... most of our viewers haven't.

What we now know is the swamp is sicker, more corrupt, more dishonest than we thought it was.

So, we just have to dig deeper, throw the rascals out. Realize the election of 2018 is going to be truly historic. Between a radical left that is stunningly corrupt, and the rest of us.

This is a real fight for whether or not America is going to remain a Republic that is ruled by law, or whether it is going to degenerate into being a purely corrupt system of power, where if you're on the right team you can rip everybody off and be protected, if you're on the wrong team you can go to jail if you're innocent.

I think that is how serious and how profound this is right now. It is one of the great historic moments in American history.

And this:

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett said Robert Mueller's probe into President Donald Trump is "illegitimate and corrupt."

Jarrett made the remarks citing revelations that FBI Agent Peter Strzok and attorney Andrew Weissmann may have demonstrated bias against Trump.

"Mueller has been using the FBI as a political weapon," he said. "The FBI has become America's secret police."

Jarrett compared the way FBI agents entered Paul Manafort's house while he was in bed to the way the KGB "came for you in the dark of night."

He said people like Strzok were examples of agents engaging in otherwise rogue political activity.

"He's the tip of the iceberg," Jarrett said.


When I say it is Bizarro World I'm not kidding.

I know it's hard, but I encourage everyone to take a few minutes to watch Hannity or Ingraham. It's important to understand just how serious they are and how hysterical they are.They are clearly doing it to prepare their audience for Mueller's firing and the ensuing constitutional crisis that will come of it. But there's more to it than that. Trump is heavily influenced by what he sees on Fox and it warps his already poor judgement. So far, his lawyers have been able to keep him from doing what he obviously wants to do. This is designed to persuade him to go ahead and do it.