Kuodos to Newt who just unloaded on politicians but more significantly on the political process as it now stands. To wit:
Gingrich mocked Republican presidential candidates for subjecting themselves to a May debate hosted by Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s “Hardball.”
“You’re watching an utterly irrelevant, shallow television celebrity dominate everybody who claimed they want to lead the most powerful nation in the world,” he said.
Gingrich ridiculed “the idea of 10 or 11 people standing passively at microphones,” and said he refused to “shrink to the level of 40-second answers, standing like a trained seal, waiting for someone to throw me a fish.”
But wait, there’s more:
“These are not debates, these are auditions. By definition, the psychology of an audition reduces the person auditioning and raises the status, for example, of Chris Matthews.”
“I have no interest in the current political process. I have no interest in trying to figure out how I can go out and raise money under John McCain’s insane censorship rules so I can show up to do seven minutes and twenty seconds at some debate.” Still, he said he might enter the race before the deadlines to “start filing petitions.
This is some of the angriest political rhetoric I’ve seen in ages…since Buchanan…or…Perot. The thing is that it might just catch on. We are an angry nation full of angry people. It isn’t a stretch to imagine millions of angry people looking at this angry politician who is saying a lot of things that people think and saying, “Yeah, him. I agree with him.”