Gingrich Shows He’s Still a Joke

This GOP presidential primary campaign offers an important reminder; for every scathing political comeback that makes it into the history books, there are loads more that flop—or worse.  The latest attempt to one-up a rival comes from Newt Gingrich.  It falls into the latter category.

Newt recently took issue with rival candidate Mitt Romney’s quip that Gingrich’s failure to get on Virginia’s primary ballot was like “Lucille Ball and the chocolate factory.”  It means basically that his operation was a botched effort.

So Newt, rather than proving that his field operation was sound, decided it was time to get witty.  He’d show Romney…er…by showing up at a real chocolate factory Wednesday,  apparently thinking this was some kind of clever comeback.

“Gov. Romney had a cute line yesterday about my team resembling Lucy in the chocolate factory, and I just want to say, here I am in the chocolate factory and now that I have the courage to come to the chocolate factory I hope Gov. Romney will have the courage to debate me one-on-one,” Gingrich said Wednesday to reporters.

Then, he seems to thought he would look even more clever if he actually got in there and started making the chocolate himself.  There’s even video:

I guess it is possible he hadn’t seen the Romney pic. Still, if he had thought about it, he probably would have realized that what he thought was some kind of brilliant comeback ended up making him look more Comedy Central than C-Span.

 

Posted: January 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

20 thoughts on “Gingrich Shows He’s Still a Joke

  1. Clark

    Newt did’t lose so big because he is a joke-the Repubs love them some joke candidates. (Freedom Fries!!) Looks like Newt cuz he got kicked right in the evangelicals.

  2. Ingemar Johansson

    Interesting what you guys got out of last nights results.

    Here’s what Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina had to say.

    “1) The extremist Tea Party agenda won a clear victory. No matter who the Republicans nominate, we’ll be running against someone who has embraced that agenda in order to win — vowing to let Wall Street write its own rules, end Medicare as we know it, roll back gay rights, leave the troops in Iraq indefinitely, restrict a woman’s right to choose, and gut Social Security to pay for more tax cuts for millionaires and corporations.”

      1. larry kurtz

        McCain was a sitting senator; Gingrich, Romney, and Santorum are all has-beens and losers.
        Ron Paul is a sitting Congress member: he is still capable of advancing legislation that makes him look like a leader.

        The death-grip is being applied by a GOP desperate to mount a primary season that energizes its earth hater base to accept and propel whichever white guy they choose into some less-than-embarrassing repeat of 2008.

        The earth haters want a long primary season like we had last cycle where Obama and Clinton roused our base and ploughed McCain/Palin into the dustbin.

        Santorum is going to be a force as I said back in August.

        Pathetic, really.

            1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

              p.s. I think I seen Livingscam, zinke, and drildo baby drildo in that vid! Wait! There’s Skinnerflute too!

          1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

            That’s not pathetic, Ingrid. THIS is pathetic! Your folks, the inbred moron crowd who thinks JAYsus is a’comin’ so’s there’s really no need NOT to sh*t in the nest! God WANT’S you to crap on his creation! Right, Ingird?

            http://www.raptureready.com/

              1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

                Nah. What we got here is an arTEEST! You see, Ingrid, you Pubbies are artists, BULLshit artists! And you’re so good ’cause bullshit is FREE! You boys got an endless supply! For example, livingscam and zinke are gonna make us all rich through resource extraction. Well, I call BULLSHIT on that! Let’s see just ONE specific detail!

                They have none.

                You see, Ingrid, it’s all about equality, dude. Equality of accountability. the one percent wants to hold the NINETY-NINE percent accountable, while they continue to fail upward! WHERE’S the accountability for S and L debacle? The Iraq War? The Bank bailout? The dereg scandal?

                THERE IS NONE! W is hailed as a hero! Booby Gagnon is living on an island in Flathead Lake! And Dopey Reeburp is runnin’ for senate!

                You see, Ingrid, your BULLSHIT says that ONE percent does ALL the work in this country. But you and I BOTH know that THAT is bullshit! And the TRVTH is getting out, so you wackos are doublin’ down on the crazy. And by doin’ so, you’re hopin’ that the guillotines don’t come out until you can offshore your OWN asses!

                True story.

  3. larry kurtz

    “They’re like a heavy metal band. Dress them up in black, put some Goth makeup on them, give them a name like The Apocalyptics, and they’d fit right in with the head-banger crowd.

    After all, it’s mostly doom and gloom with the Republican candidates, particularly when they start in on foreign policy.”

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