It appears Newt Gingrich took a little time away from his Tiffany's shopping and "campaigning" down in Hawaii to appear on Sean Hannity's show trashing President Obama for the lack of job creation in the United States. Gingrich sure likes to say "class warfare." If he actually meant class warfare, as in his class waging war against the working class, I'd say I agree with him. Of course that's not what he meant here since Fox has been playing the upside-down game on what that term means for some time now, hoping their hapless viewers don't know any better.
And you've got to just love the irony of Sean Hannity trying to make President Obama out to be some sort of elitist for daring to take vacation in Martha's Vineyard and then turning straight to Newt Gingrich for some commentary. Apparently Hannity's elitist irony alert button is broken. I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want the viewers of Fox to focus too much on just how many millions of dollars that network is paying him either and the fact that's he's just another gasbag millionaire complaining about how he doesn't want his tax rate to go up. Heaven forbid we can't have the "job creators" like Hannity asked to sacrifice anything or they might take their ball and move out of the United States. We can only hope that would be the case with him and he can take Newt with him if he goes.
HANNITY: And so with all of this in mind, we now sit and wait for the president's so-called jobs plan; a plan that he will not unveil until after his luxurious vacation on Martha's Vineyard. Joining me with reaction to this and much more, former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. Mr. Speaker, welcome back.
GINGRICH: Good to be with you.
HANNITY: Alright, you're a historian. These are pretty devastating numbers; Gallup low thirty eight percent; Rasmussen, his approval index, lowest it's been in his presidency; the optic of him, you know, on a golf course during an earth quake; a plan to be revealed for jobs nearly three years into his administration. Does he have a chance to come back and is there a way to create jobs without abandoning his rigid ideology?
GINGRICH: Well, you just asked two different questions. Is there a chance he'd come back? Yes. Absolutely. Either the Republicans could self-destruct, or Obama could begin to do things right. But is he likely to come back? Not without changing what he believes, how he operates. You know, the fact is that class warfare kills jobs. Bureaucratic Socialism kills jobs. He believes deeply in both.
One of the reasons he can't just come out and give us a jobs speech tomorrow morning is, they're trying to be clever. And the reason they're trying to be clever is nothing that will really work, fits their ideology.
Somehow the two of them forgot to mention that Newt is supposed to be running for president during this segment instead of just doing what he can to prop up his book sales. I'd also like to know when Gingrich became a "historian" rather than a partisan revisionist. He's about as much of a "historian" as his buddy Mike Huckabee who's out there hawking those ridiculous cartoons of his.