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BREAKING NEWS: Gingrich Fires Edmund Burke

15 December 2011 @ 11:09

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TCOTS News has learned that GOP Presidential hopeful [and bellyful] Newt Gingrich has fired conservative philosophy adviser Edmund Burke from his Campaign over controversial remarks the Father Of Conservative Philosophy made over two centuries ago.

On 11 March 1774. Mr. Burke, in a speech before the Electors of Bristol, said: ‘Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion’.

While he did not address the remarks of Mr. Burke directly, in an interview with Coffee & Markets, Newton Leroy Gingrich [née McPherson] said:

…What I was saying was an answer to a very specific question which was if there’s a program which is very, very unpopular should Republican’s impose it? And my answer is no. When we pass Welfare Reform 92% of the country favored it, including 88% of people on welfare. Reagan ran to be a popular president, not to maximize suicide. And I think the (inaudible) have got to understand, you govern over the long run by having the American people think you’re doing a good job and think you’re doing what they want. Now the question is, how do you have creative leadership that achieves the right values in a popular way?

This is the second campaign staff member that has been fired by Mr. Gingrich in as many days over remarks he considers ‘going against everything Lean Six Sigma Smegma and I stand for when we’re not sitting down’.

Edmund Burke was unavailable for comment because he is dead and seated at the right-hand of The Lord.


NRO’s Robert Costa talked with Paul Ryan about Newton’s thinking:

Ryan, in an interview with National Review Online, says that he disagrees with Gingrich, and urges Republicans to confront fiscal problems, irrespective of political risk. Worrying about electoral “suicide,” he says, is a disservice to voters, “who don’t want to be pandered to like children.”

“This is not the 1990s,” Ryan says. “The ‘Mediscare’ is not working and we should not back down from this fight. I, for one, believe the country is ready, they’re hungry for it. They are ready to hear real solutions. We shouldn’t wait around for the status quo to become popular.”

“Leaders don’t follow the polls, leaders change the polls,” Ryan says. “We have moved so far in advancing entitlement reform, not just in Congress but in this [presidential] race, with most of the candidates embracing comprehensive entitlement reform. That has been a very good thing. At this point, we should be moving forward, not moving backwards.”

Ryan adds that he is still undecided about whether he will endorse a candidate. But his message to Gingrich and the rest of the field is clear. “Leaders need to go out and change things, speaking to people as adults,” he says. “We should not shy away from this fight, even though we know the Democrats will demagogue us.”

Bravo, Representative Ryan.

Either we summon-up some testicular fortitude and take on the Leftists or we just might as well as go home and wait for them to fit us for our shackles.

Maybe one-third of the country understands the dire situation we are in. But that is what The Founding Fathers faced. Are we to pander to the one-third that doesn’t give a good Goddamn, while the other third seeks to ‘fundamentally transform’ America into a Socialist Worker’s Paradise? Or will we pick up the Sword Of Imagination bequeathed to us by The Founders and wield it to restore our freedoms and liberties and defeat the forces of Chaos and Nihilism?

  1. Adobe Walls permalink
    15 December 2011 @ 13:10 13:10

    Obama it is then.

    • thecampofthesaints permalink
      15 December 2011 @ 13:34 13:34

      Nope…I’m voting for dope: Vote Gary Johnson of the Bong, er, Libertarian Party.

      • Adobe Walls permalink
        15 December 2011 @ 15:29 15:29

        So Obama it is then. Even most of the Libertarians aren’t supporting Gary Johnson.

  2. M. Thompson permalink
    15 December 2011 @ 15:32 15:32

    We’re going to need more like Mr. Ryan doing the right thing in DC. Standing up. I’m not people person, but that’s what we need.

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