Newt Gingrich has emerged from the political wilderness as a potential vice presidential pick for Donald Trump.
Newt is an opportunist. He secretly reviles Trump. But he can put that aside to resuscitate his political career and escape the narrow confines of the Fox News Channel.
Earlier this week ProPublica posted remarks Gingrich made during a closed door meeting with Republicans in February.
“How we make the transition from, you know, language for fourth graders to real policy, I don’t know,” the former Speaker of the House said.
Trump has “somehow figured out some weird combination of the Kardashians,” Newt continued, and said the Donald is not a real conservative. He sided with the National Review on that one, a magazine founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., a Skull and Bones member and CIA recruit.
It is not surprising Newt agrees with mainline and neocon conservatives at the National Review. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is also a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and Hoover Institution, two premier warmongering think tanks.
Trump says he opposes Obamacare and if elected will get rid of it. And yet his top pick for VP worked with opponent Hillary Clinton on healthcare reform.
“I am for people, individuals—exactly like automobile insurance—individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance,” he said in 1993. He reiterated that point in 2005 when he announced he “supported a requirement that if you’re above a certain level of income, you have to either have insurance or post a bond.”
In short, Gingrich believes the state can compell you to buy a product, and if you refuse force you at gunpoint to pay a “bond.”
Because Newt is a seasoned political opportunist, he modified his position after Obamacare was enacted and millions of Americans cried foul.
“I am completely opposed to the Obamacare mandate on individuals,” he said in 2012 when he tried and failed to gain the Republican presidential nomination. “I am for the repeal of Obamacare and I am against any effort to impose a federal mandate on anyone because it is fundamentally wrong and I believe unconstitutional.”
He has partnered with the race baiting poser Al Sharpton and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on government education. He has also riled conservative Republicans by dictating to them on gay marriage.
Gingrich supports the global warmist agenda. He has repeatedly called for a cap-and-trade scheme and claims there is a “wealth of scientific data” that warming is taking place. In 2008, he teamed up with Democrat and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to produce a television ad declaring “we do agree our country must take action to address climate change.”
Demonstrating his capacity to test the political wind and flip-flop in accordance, Gingrich said in 2011 the “dumbest thing I’ve done in the last four years was sit on a couch with Nancy Pelosi.”
In a convoluted fashion routinely exercised by disingenuous politicians, Newt claimed the ad had been “misconstrued,” and that he “was trying to make a point that [Republicans] shouldn’t be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment.” Gingrich then said he opposes cap-and-trade despite his earlier support.
On Wednesday, Gingrich told Sean Hannity Trump is down to two possible running mates, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and himself. He then compared himself to Trump.
“In many ways, Donald Trump is like a pirate,” he said. “He’s outside the normal system, he gets things done, he’s bold, he’s actually like a figure out of a movie. And in a lot of ways, my entire career has been a little like a pirate. I’ve taken on the establishment in both parties. I’ve been very prepared to fight the media.”
This is patently untrue. Newt Gingrich is not a pirate outside the system. As Speaker of the House, he was at the very epicenter of the state. He is a seasoned insider close to the CFR and establishment think tanks.
If Donald Trump selects Gingrich, it will turn off many supporters who consider the upstart businessman the best chance to shake up the system. It will be another sellout in a long line of sellouts.