Newt Gingrich is One Sorry Philandering Panderer
Newt Gingrich is on an apology tour of the Republican Tea Party, after his accurate description of the Ryan Medicare-killing plan as “right wing social engineering” drove the entire GOP into a frenzy: Newt Apologizes To Paul Ryan, Begs Democrats Not To Use His Own Quotes In Ads.
Newt Gingrich’s walk back tour reached its zenith Tuesday night, as Gingrich personally apologized to Paul Ryan for dismissing his Medicare plan as “right wing social engineering.” In an added twist, Gingrich claims that the merest mention of his extensive condemnation of Ryan’s budget from Sunday’s Meet The Press by Democrats is now out of bounds as a result.
“Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate,” he told FOX’s Greta Van Susteren. “”When I make a mistake, and I’m going to on occasion, I’m going to share with the American people that was a mistake becuase that way we can have an honest conversation.”
Yes, Gingrich is actually trying to say that reporting his words accurately would be a “falsehood.” The mind boggles at the pretzel illogic.
But telling the truth in the Republican Party? That will never do.