"newt gingrich"
Friday, March 23, 2012

David Foster Wallace and the Campaign Trail

childcheese:

                                   

Art Credit: Philip Burke

David Foster Wallace, the late author of novels like the epic Infinite Jest and The Pale King, is still a modern force in the modern-literature game apart from Palahniuk and Eggers. A really challenged mind, that made you consider the unconsidered, and then becoming lost and unable to remember what you were like before you read him. I always struggled to have a real grasp on the idea of the post-modern art form until I read him. He was a journalist as well as a novelist who seemed to practice a form on gonzo journalism that was less driven by his experience than the experience of which he is a part. A neurotic, sweet soul that took his life, but who breathed energy into many writers today. I finally had the chance to read his observational journey titled Up, Simba about the week he spent on the road with John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2000. If your looking for me to recount snarky comments from a left-wing intellectual, I won’t, because neither did DFW. The political reporter did his job, showing no lean, so little in fact that he makes the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal look like papers set out on the fringe. During this really thoughtful and hilarious piece of work, he breathes some levity into the seriousness with which we take politics and campaigning. 

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012

(Source: conangifs)

"Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. …There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him that it’s hard to take him seriously. So let’s not take him seriously."

Some small-time children’s book author named MAURICE SENDAK, to Stephen Colbert, on The Colbert Report.

Where the accurate things are.

(via inothernews)

Friday, January 20, 2012
"[When] you unpack all that is going on in this Bain Capital story, you actually find a delicious contradiction. Those on the right — Perry and Gingrich especially — like to pretend that capitalist systems are utterly flawless and totally without fail. Meanwhile, they attack Romney for what is essentially a failing of capitalism, and then campaign against the social safety net that is supposed to correct that failing. In a more sophisticated political environment, these kinds of accidental critiques of capitalism and internal contradictions would pose a problem for GOP candidates. But as it is right now, I am sure it will all just blow over without consequence."

Bain Capital and the Social Safety Net | Matt Bruenig (via theamericanbear

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Thursday, January 12, 2012
inothernews:

“I’m a real Reagan conservative.  I’m a real Reagan.  Reagan conservative Reagan.  Real conservative Reagan conservative.  Reagan real conservative?  I’m a real, conservative Reagan.  Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan.  Real Reagan?  Conservative?  Me.  Conservative real Reagan I’m a.  Reagan Reagan Reagan  Reagan Reagan!  Conservative Reagan!  Me!”
(Photo of Newt Gingrich blessing stairs or leading a choir at an old house in Dover, New Hampshire by Marcus Yam / The New York Times)

Am I the only one who started hearing this in Gob Bluth’s voice? SMART BROTHER! HANDSOME BROTHER! ME!

inothernews:

“I’m a real Reagan conservative.  I’m a real Reagan.  Reagan conservative Reagan.  Real conservative Reagan conservative.  Reagan real conservative?  I’m a real, conservative Reagan.  Reagan Reagan Reagan Reagan.  Real Reagan?  Conservative?  Me.  Conservative real Reagan I’m a.  Reagan Reagan Reagan  Reagan Reagan!  Conservative Reagan!  Me!”

(Photo of Newt Gingrich blessing stairs or leading a choir at an old house in Dover, New Hampshire by Marcus Yam / The New York Times)

Am I the only one who started hearing this in Gob Bluth’s voice? SMART BROTHER! HANDSOME BROTHER! ME!

Friday, January 6, 2012
Thursday, February 3, 2011
thenewrepublic:

Note to 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls: the sane non-Mormon and insane Mormon categories are wide open.

thenewrepublic:

Note to 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls: the sane non-Mormon and insane Mormon categories are wide open.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anticolonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior… This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president."

Newt Gingrich, a Republican and former House speaker, giving National Review Online his take on President Obama. (via officialssay)

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Christ on a cracker, Newt.  First the mosques vs. synagogues soundbite and now this? You’re even nuttier than I thought.  And furthermore, don’t diss anticolonialists.

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