I never saw a fat man move so fast in my life. Ever since Sunday, when the newest GOP nominee went on Meet The Press, and said this:
“I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering,” he said. “I think we need a national conversation to get to a better Medicare solution for seniors.”
The GOP version of the Pillsbury dough boy has been a whirling dervish of activity in an attempt to walk that whole thing back and feign faux outrage at how his side has taken him out of context, what a putz. Newt is reliving that old adage of ,” sleep with a thousand women and nobody cares but suck one dick and you are a cocksucker for life”. All his conservative bona fides just went out the window, throwing Ryan’s plan, that which the House Republicans just hitched their wagon to, under the bus just made him a cocksucker. Unscrew that pooch, Mr. Speaker.
Now, if consistency was the order of the day and Newt was reaffirming an old position, then why all the outrage, flip-meet flop.
Newt Gingrich had plenty of people on the Right scratching their heads after his attack on Paul Ryan’s budget plan as conservative “social engineering,” but Republicans weren’t the only ones mystified. The attack also puzzled Jay Newton-Small at Time. Two weeks ago, Gingrich told her that he would have voted for the plan offered by the “brave” Republican Representative:
The former speaker sang Ryan’s praises for being a “brave” “man of ideas,” like Gingrich himself.
“But would you have voted for Ryan’s plan?” I pressed.
“Sure,” Gingrich replied.
“Do you think it would actually save the health care system?”
“No, I think it’s the first step,” Gingrich said. “You need an entirely new set of solutions.”
Compare this to how Gingrich described the Ryan plan yesterday:
MR. GREGORY: But not what Paul Ryan is suggesting, which is completely changing Medicare.
REP. GINGRICH: I, I think that, I think, I think that that is too big a jump. I think what you want to have is a system where people voluntarily migrate to better outcomes, better solutions, better options, not one where you suddenly impose upon the–I don’t want to–I’m against Obamacare, which is imposing radical change, and I would be against a conservative imposing radical change
Considering that the unanimous consensus is Medicare, as we know it, is broken, the only thing really radical is doing nothing at all to fix it.
And it makes me wonder if Newt even read Ryan’s proposal on fixing Medicare. Unlike Obamacare which was rammed through without discussion in the dead of night in the face of real bipartisan opposition, Ryan’s proposal is actually taking the proper course. It was debated and passed in the House and will now be talked about in the Senate. It is being discussed within the heartland, at town hall meetings, and the upcoming election will be a referendum on whether the folks want Obamacare, the politics of class warfare and class division, or whether they want a different approach.
What a week, The Huckster-out, The Trumpster-out, now Newt deciding to blaze his own trail, Charles is right, he is done like dinner.