Ever wonder why Limbaugh, Hannity, and Levin are angry that staunch conservatives are out in force in support of the conservative principles espoused by Governor Romney while they are denouncing Gingrich? It is not just rhetoric that Gingrich is the ultimate Washington insider who is most likely to increase the size of government (his lunar colony with 13,000 Americans is only one tiny example).
Hannity, Levin, and Limbaugh are entertainers first. Their radio and television ratings go through the roof when a liberal is in office and they tank when a conservative is President. It is no surprise to this writer that these celebrities are pulling for the guy with all the dirty laundry. Am I implying or stating outright that these guys want Obama for another four years? No, I am not. But clearly their media “value” is much higher with Obama as President — there is no question about that. So, for me anyway, there is no surprise here (though Hannity is clearly toeing the Murdock line as his lackey for Gingrich).
If I asked the question — “Which of all the modern presidents is the favorite of Mr. Gingrich?” — what would you say? Reagan, right? WRONG.
Let Mr. Gingrich tell you directly:
Don’t get me wrong. I consider FDR a hero for the way he took it to America’s enemies in World War II — no question about it. But he expanded the federal government in unprecedented ways that can never be reversed.
Three Gingrich quotes from this clip:
1) “In my judgment, FDR is the greatest President of the twentieth century.”
2) “The most effective President of the twentieth century.”
3) Responding to the question of which modern day President is the favorite of Gingrich, he replies, “FDR”
The important question one has to ask, when considering how a Romney or Gingrich President would govern, is which is most likely to expand the federal government? A President Gingrich or a President Romney?
Gingrich admits that his thinking is grandiose.
It is my opinion that the probability that Gingrich, as President, would reduce the size of the federal government is less than one percent.
Gingrich is definitely a big-government Washington insider.
[Thank you to my friend Troy Tate for sending over this clip]