There are stories appearing which name Mike Pence, Indiana governor, as Donald Trump’s likely running mate.
As I blogged recently, I am blessed (or cursed) with a long memory and I do remember that Mike Pence was one of the amnesty-pushers ten or so years ago, when some of us were fighting against Bush’s “not-amnesty” bill. So I earnestly hope he will not be Trump’s choice.
On the other hand, though, one of the other choices is Newt Gingrich, who was the subject of another recent blog post of mine. I see now that I was far too easy on Newt; I am guilty of praising him with faint damns. He is an even worse choice than I indicated. Since that post was written, in the aftermath of the Dallas police slayings, Newt said the following:
“It took me a long time and a number of people talking to me over the years to begin to get a sense of this: If you are a normal, white American, the truth is you don’t understand being black in America and you instinctively underestimate the level of discrimination and the level of additional risk,” Gingrich said.
The former Speaker and potential Donald Trump vice presidential pick discussed race during a live Facebook video with liberal commentator Van Jones.
The discussion came after police killed black men in Baton Rouge, La., and suburban St. Paul, Minn., earlier this week, and a gunman killed five police officers in Dallas on Thursday night during a protest against the earlier killings.”
I have very low expectations of Gingrich, remembering as I do his many stupid and tone-deaf statements over the decades, but this one really rankles, coming as it did so soon after the murders of the Dallas police officers, not to mention the rioting in Baton Rouge and St. Paul.
Newt’s words were not that far from what Hillary herself said. ‘Uniparty’ is an accurate term that is being used these days for the GOPe and the Democrats.
Newt is the consummate cuckservative, as well as the insider par excellence. Politically correct to the core.
Judging by that quote above, Gingrich is one of those self-righteous ‘colorblind conservatives’, or what Carleton Putnam called ‘Castrated conservatives.’
Colorblind, castrated, cucked, and CFR.
And one more pejorative starting with the letter ‘c’, while I’m at it:
Somebody on a discussion said that Newt would be a bad choice because the ticket ”doesn’t need a Southerner.” Excuse me: Newt is Yankee-born, of Yankee ancestry, and moved (or was brought to the South) after his formative years. The fact that he lives or has lived in Georgia does not make him Southron. Even the South has no magic dirt.
Gingrich is a Carpetbagger, with a capital ‘c’, and as befits a carpetbagger, he is a cosmopolitan, a globalist, a one-worlder, and a New Ager. Does this last matter? Yes, it does. I say that being a New Age adherent (by whatever name one calls oneself) makes one necessarily a globalist. The idea of ‘One world’, or “one planet, one people”, “planetary consciousness” and all that twaddle, comes out of the New Age. It is not of Christianity, Rick Warren notwithstanding.
It is surprising how many mainstream conservatives think Newt would be a great vice-presidential choice — are they so uninformed, or are their memories of him that hazy? He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or maybe a wolf in wolf’s clothing, not even hiding his real identity.