Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History and Meltdown (on the financial crisis). A senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Woods has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, FOX Business, C-SPAN, Bloomberg Television, and hundreds of radio programs... (Read More)
Despite my best efforts, Iowa radio host Steve Deace endorses Romney clone Newt Gingrich for president. Among other things, Deace thereby gives a thumbs-up to the immoral bipartisan foreign-policy consensus that only Ron Paul challenges. He endorses Newt for allegedly being serious about the debt (despite not having proposed a budget or any specific cuts — er, haven’t we been down this road a zillion times before?) and, yes, protecting marriage.
Gingrich’s consistent siding with the establishment against the people — as in his support for TARP, etc. — is excusable, says Deace, because Newt has come on his show and been “transparent” about it.
After four years of a Gingrich presidency (which won’t happen, but this is just a thought experiment), Steve will wonder what went wrong, why Gingrich betrayed him on everything, etc.
A Gingrich clone will then run for president, and Steve will endorse him. After all, that candidate will sign Steve’s pledge, play him and other evangelicals like a fiddle as they always do, etc.
Four years later, Steve will be shocked again. And so on.
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