September 18, 2010

THE IRONY BEING THAT...:

The GOP's Fat Elvis: Newt Gingrich is back, lecturing the timid Republican leadership on how to win the fall. (John Batchelor, 9/17/10, Daily Beast)

Newt Gingrich spoke to a closed-door breakfast of the Republicans of the House the other day after the last primaries, and the irony you need to know is that the only members who showed up were the clueless Boehner crew, who are not in on the joke that in the GOP cloakroom they call Newt "Fat Elvis."

The young House members have spent the last four years living under siege from the Democratic battalions while their ranks thinned and their cash dwindled, and all the while Newt Gingrich was in the pulpit of Fox News castigating them for their gutlessness. The young remember the scoldings and the sermons, and, much like a child who grew up to be a star athlete, they resent having been kicked by Grandpa Gingrich when they were helpless—and yet they are not yet ready to belt back at him now that he comes preening to show how much he loves them.

"The young people who have no ties to him," an observer explains of Gingrich, "they think, what an a**hole."


...in today's GOP, Chris Christie is Fit Elvis.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at September 18, 2010 7:03 AM
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