Thursday, December 22, 2016

Newt Gingrich supports Trump’s kleptocratic ambitions





At Strident Conservative by David Leach  -- 


Back in June, I wrote an article documenting the similarities between the 2016 Trump campaign and the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama. In that piece, I pointed out how both candidates possessed the narcissistic habit of blaming others for their self-created problems, their open contempt for the need to be transparent, and their ability to find ways to avoid suffering the consequences for doing the wrong thing. I also showed how the most troubling similarity could be seen in the cult-like unconditional acceptance of their supporters—even in the face of ethical conflicts.

Unfortunately, recent events have confirmed my conclusions.

We have already seen Trump ditch the promises he made to get elected, as the New York liberal quickly shifts his focus back to his own self-interest. This was confirmed in a recent National Public Radio interview with one of the many political opportunists now worshiping at the altar of Trump, Newt Gingrich, when he stated that the president-elect is abandoning his commitment to “drain the swamp.”
“I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore . . . he’s in a different role now. I’ve noticed on a couple of fronts, like people chanting ‘Lock her up,’ that he’s in a different role now and maybe he feels that as president, as the next president of the United States, that he should be marginally more dignified than talking about alligators in swamps.”
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