Yeah. Right.: "As a Reagan Republican it frankly never occurred to me..." Newt is now out-Mitting Mitt
Control: We have a rotten apple, Mitt.
Control: [to Romney] There's a mole, right at the top of the Republican Circus. And he's been there for years.
If you've seen the new remake of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in the last few weeks, you've seen the last few weeks of the Republican Party's endless quest to shoot itself. After all, the party has not just nurtured a single spy but a whole festering nest of spies and turncoats in its upper reaches for decades. Indeed if you have any position at all in the Republican Party you are, in essence, a stealth Democrat.
Proof? Cast your eyes on the survivors of the run for the presidential nomination. Got it?
Now ask yourself why most of the rank and file of Republicans in the country alway throw up a little in their mouths when considering them. I rest my case.
But who is the biggest mole of all? Easy. Newt Gingrich. Something he proves with every passing day.
The problem with Newt, however, is that he's not a very secret mole. He can't help blowing the gaff by revealing what a stealth Democrat he actually is at every opportunity. After all, you don't sit on a couch playing hothands and tonguewrestling with Nancy Pelosi and ever get cured from that infection; it's a kind of political Hepatitis. Taken all in all Newt is a lot like Warren Buffet (without the money) except he's not as honest as Romney about it. That's why it is such a gaff to wander around sucking up some loose change from some Vegas highroller and squeezing off a movie that harms the once and future front-runner.
Newt's the mole, and always has been. He's just never been very good at it, only compulsive. As we learn in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, "Treason is very much a matter of habit."Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 12, 2012 12:21 PM