Lion of the Blogosphere

Newt Gingrich for Vice President

Interesting article at The Hill.

I think that Gingrich is the best choice because Trump still has a problem with members of the conservative and Republican establishment sabotaging his campaign. Gingrich is looked up to as a hero by most conservatives, and as Speaker of the House he was once one of the main leaders of the establishment. I think that Gingrich would be better able than any other pick to bring those holdouts onboard.

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Some commenters don’t like the idea because they say that Gingrich is an ugly old man, and has a history including ex-wives and “ethics” problems when he was in Congress.

I don’t think that stuff matters. Especially not the ugly-old-man factor. George W. Bush won with ugly-old-man Cheney as his running mate, beating out John Kerry who had the very good looking John Edwards as his running mate. I think that young Sarah Palin and Paul Ryan were both better looking than old Joe Biden, but they sure didn’t help the top of the ticket.

All of Gingrich’s other problems are old news. He was able to run for the Republican nomination in 2012 and those problems didn’t seem like they were such a big deal. His campaign was just very disorganized and underfunded, and the party establishment supported Mitt Romney. Compared to what the mainstream media believes are yuuge negatives for Donald Trump, Gingrich’s are minor things that will be ignored in favor of talking about Trump.

What’s very different this election, unlike all other elections, is that elements that have always supported the Republican candidate are trying to sabotage Donald Trump. I don’t think those elements will want to sabotage Newt for the reasons I already cited above. Newt is looked up to as a hero by conservatives. As Speaker of the House, he led a second conservative revolution (with the Reagan revolution being the first). Even I used to look up to Newt as a hero.

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When Joe Scarborough was advocating for Newt as Republican nominee back in 2011, he wrote:

When Gingrich was speaker of the House, he was responsible for kick-starting a movement that did three historic things:

(1) Balance the budget for the first time in a generation.
(2) Balance the budget four years in a row for the first time since the 1920s.
(3) Pass welfare reform.

Consider that Gingrich did all three over the strenuous objections of Bill Clinton and the Democrats in Congress and you begin to understand the affinity that conservatives who don’t know Gingrich have for Gingrich.

Is there a Republican in the field who can top these achievements?


Does any other living Republican come close?


That’s right, no other living Republican comes close to Newt’s towering conservative achievements. Many conservatives see Newt that way. As a great hero. Newt will excite a certain element of the Republican “base” that is not so excited about Donald Trump, while at the same time will not present as someone too stupid or too inexperienced to be President like the two worst picks in Republican history, Sarah Palin and Dan Quayle. Also, as Speaker of the House, he has already been third-in-line to be President, so people can easily be comfortable with him being second-in-line to be President.

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Another benefit of picking Newt is that I think that he really really really wants the job. He loves being in the spotlight. Being Vice President would make him relevant again. He’ll work enthusiastically to get Trump elected so that he can be Vice President.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

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  1. What worries me about Gingrich is his affairs. Trump already has a problem with women, and stories about Gingrich dumping one wife in a hospital bed while she was recovering from surgery just add poison to the well. It doesn’t matter if the story is true, so long as people are arguing about it.


    July 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    • Agree. What group of voters like Newt but not Trump?

      The big advantage of Newt is Uncle Sheldon likes him a lot. That’s a plus for sure, but he just does not add anything to the ticket. And he has a big mouth. Someone to the left of Trump that appeals to white women and upscale educated/suburban men is what he needs.


      July 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  2. Horrible choice!!!

    Two old White men. Trump needs a younger guy. Scott Brown.

    Plus, Gingrich is an Establishment plant. He’s a pro open borders, pro NAFTA Republican hack.

    Make him part of the administration, OK. Special assistant for Congressional relations or Domestic Policy advisor, whatever.

    VP, NO!!


    July 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    • VP has no constitutional power over policy. The purpose of a VP pick should be to secure votes. The best VP pick is whomever makes it most likely Trump will win.

      • Lion, what do you think the odds are that some of the posters here, new ones, are working for the Clinton campaign?

        Some of the comments just seem dumber than usual but also seem to have a weird agenda. Either they are dismissing Trump in a way that sounds like Democrat talking points or they are making suggestions for Republicans that just sound off.

        I wonder if Clinton has a team of concern trolls who are targeting right of center blogs to increase doubt among right of center voters. Not to persuade people to vote Clinton but to instill frustration and apathy towards Trump.

        Trump does a pretty good job of that on his own.


        July 6, 2016 at 10:29 am

    • Rifleman — You’re mistaken on all points.


      July 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      • You are saying Trump and Gingrich are NOT two old White men?

        Good to know.


        July 6, 2016 at 10:24 am

      • You’re mistaken that “two old white men” can’t win. Especially against Hillary. Lots of women of all ages preferred a crusty old socialist over Hillary in the primary.


        July 6, 2016 at 11:11 am

      • You’re mistaken that “two old white men” can’t win. Especially against Hillary. Lots of women of all ages preferred a crusty old socialist over Hillary in the primary.

        Hillary had no trouble beating Sanders with middle aged and older women of all races.

        Many younger women went for Sanders because he was a granddaddy figure who promised them lots of goodies and pandered to their liberal identity.

        Newt is an ugly old, unappealing guy whose main claim to fame among White male conservatives is that he took welfare away from poor folks and eliminated much of the deficit.

        Big f-in deal. Only conservative White guys stand up and applaud that.

        Gingrich is a classically unappealing man to women. From high school on through his adult life few women ever could ever found him appealing in any way.

        Add to that his positions on actual issues most women care about and he’s even more of a turn off.

        Plus, again on the issues that matter to Trump Nation the guy is terrible. GOP establishment hack. Just because he has Ted Cruz like ability to turn off other Republicans doesn’t mean he isn’t more GOPe than he is similar to Trump.


        July 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    • Brown would bring in the woman vote, which Trump is having some trouble with compared to male voters. Trump and Gingrich – Gingrich especially – may creep out and repulse many women. They both have very wrinkly, bloated red faces. On the other hand, Trump has a big ego, so he might not want Brown as his VP, standing next to him in photo ops and overshadowing him. Trump may prefer a more repulsive looking man like Gingrich or Christie or a woman as VP instead.


      July 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm

      • There is no way Republicans can really court women directly. They tried that with Sarah Palin and failed and that will also fail with Scott Brown. A “woman” or “handsome man” try-hard play is not the way to go.

        Just go with the two white guys. Hillary’s “first woman president” meme isn’t really resonating so the Republicans can safely pair Gingrich and Trump.

        I would prefer Jeff Sessions or Kris Kobach as VP but they may be more effective as Congressmen.


        July 6, 2016 at 12:40 am

  3. I doubt that Gingrich is the best pick. He was highly unpopular when he shut down the government years ago. Two, he has a bad temper and is emotional, and Trump already has this problem also (a ticket of two hotheads is a bad idea.). And third, he’s been married three times. There’s already the joke going around that if Trump selects Gingrich, their wives can vote for the ticket – all 6 of their wives. This last point may not seem like a big deal, but all it does is open up Republicans to charges of hypocrisy on social values. It also accentuates that Trump has never been a social conservative – which is still a problem for some Republican voters. I think Jess Sessions is a better choice. Mike Pence would be good, too.,


    July 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  4. Gingrich has too many negatives. Younger people have never heard of him, and he’s just another funny looking white guy with bad hair. Older people were conditioned to hate him because he was the Emmanuel Goldstein of the 90s. There’s lot of old trash to dig up about him (that thing with him dumping his wife or whatever it was — plays right into Trump’s “bad optics” around women).

    I’d rather see an outsider for VP. I don’t have a recommendation, but I know I don’t like Gingrich.


    July 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

  5. Bad choice. Newt is a flake (colonize the moon). His mother was bipolar. I don’t want him one heartbeat from the Presidency.

    MEH 0910

    July 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  6. Gingrich would be horrible. Either Pence, Brown or Sessions.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 5, 2016 at 1:26 pm

  7. This hold out has no intention of getting on board.

    Lion of the Turambar

    July 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm

  8. Gingrich is not much more “verbally disciplined” than Trump. Gingrich has said a lot of crazy shit over the years, and it will all be dug up again if he’s on the ticket.


    July 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    • “Gingrich is not much more “verbally disciplined” than Trump.”

      That’s not saying much. In fact they have a lot in common with gaffes. I think the best choices are Joni Ernst or Rob Portman. Both are in swing states and appeal to “lean-GOP” voters.


      July 5, 2016 at 3:07 pm

  9. Doesn’t meet Lion of the Blogosphere’s criteria. Gingrich is polarising. It’s much easier for a VP candidate to lose votes than to win them. I understand that you’re not talking about winning votes directly, rather the strategy for how Trump relates to party insiders. But I’m talking about losing votes directly. Gingrich comes across as creepy and gross to a lot of people. He gives me the stranger-danger feeling.

    Best choice would be Oprah. She’s the only person who would add a lot of votes to Trump’s column. Second best: anybody who isn’t creepy. Scott Brown would be fine. Jeff Sessions or Duncan Hunter might be less useful for winning the election, but if Trump wants somebody like that around, they would probably be okay.

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 5, 2016 at 2:30 pm

  10. Read my lips: no more Muslims. Gingrich can’t say that.


    July 5, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  11. Newt is absolutely the best choice and I’ve thought so for some time. I can see that a lot of your readers disagree. But none have provided a rational basis for their opinion. It’s purely emotional.


    July 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  12. Trump vetted Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iraq War combat veteran who rivals Sarah Palin in looks and intelligence. Ernst supports a “personhood” amendment to the Iowa state constitution that would define a fertilized human egg as a person. In vitro fertilized eggs would then all be persons. A woman who used some forms of birth control that prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus would be murderers. She wants federal officials who cross into Iowa and who attempt to advance Obamacare arrested. Maybe not everything she stands for is loony or scary. In fact, it might be safer for the Republic to have her quarantined in the vice presidential residence than to have her loose in the Senate.

    Mark Caplan

    July 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    • “Ernst supports a “personhood” amendment to the Iowa state constitution that would define a fertilized human egg as a person.”

      That sort of extreme anti-abortionism is a bigger turnoff to a lot of voters than Newt’s alleged creepiness (which I don’t see at all).

      • A fetus is a future person. A pregnant woman doesn’t own the fetus anymore than a parent owns their child.


        July 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      • Do you realize that if Trump chooses Ernst, it would be the first all-German ticket in US history? Trump/Ernst? That would send the alt-right over the moon!!


        July 5, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      • Do you realize that if Trump chooses Ernst, it would be the first all-German ticket in US history? Trump/Ernst? That would send the alt-right over the moon!!

        No. Trump’s mother is a Scottish immigrant and Trump has more emotional connection to Scotland than Germany.

        But understandably you are going to go (((Full Paranoid))) over Trump = German = altright = antisemite.

        Newt would be a horrible pick. Only Republican establishment nerds like Newt and “muh balanced budget”, “muh welfare reform”. Pathetic.

        Trump needs to pick somebody young who is with Sessions on immigration and trade and not demonizing Russia.

        And someone young to give something on his career resume to compete in the future with GOPe hacks like Ryan/Rubio/Sasse etc.


        July 6, 2016 at 2:03 am

    • Joni Ernst would be great – but please dont’ say she rivals Palin in intelligence. She’s more intelligent – or at least, more intellectually humble, and much more stable. She won’t be bulldozed by Katie Couric or give in to her vanity by appearing on SNL. She’d be a good choice.

      I just wish she’d grow her hair a little longer. Hill has a better stylist.


      July 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      • Hillary wears a wig.


        July 5, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      • Re: wig – seriously? She always had a nice thick head o’hair.

        “But understandably you are going to go (((Full Paranoid))) over Trump = German = altright = antisemite.”

        Oh f off, Rifleschmuck. It was a joke. I said I’d be fine with Ernst & praised her authenticity. Only problem is that Trump is damn old, and if he dies in office, I doubt she’d be up to the task.

        (((Lion – honestly, the complete & utter stupidity & wrongheadedness of these Internet Jew-haters. I can’t stop going on about Brexit. 54% of British Jews voted for Brexit – and they live in London/Manchester, which voted Remain. Hey Jew-haters if you want to hate us for rejecting the Risen Christ, well, you have a point. But the rest of your rantings are total shite.)))


        July 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

  13. My impression was that Gingrich was extremely disliked by his fellow Republican Congressmen by the end of his time as Speaker of the House.


    July 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    • Those who don’t know Newt personally see him as a hero. As a manager of anything, his office, his campaign, Congress, he apparently wasn’t good at that. But he gave a lot of good speeches.

  14. There is NO good Republican other than Trump, so he has literally 0 good choices for VP. Gingrich is trash but all the rest are, and the has to pick someone, so it might as well be Gingrich. Hopefully he is marginalized in Trump’s administration because 100% of Gingrich’s ideology, like all Republicans uniquely excepting Trump, is to screw over non-rich people as much as humanly possible.


    July 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    • Sessions is a good Republican.

      MEH 0910

      July 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      • Good on immigration, still a neoliberal and anti-worker.


        July 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    • Trump clearly needs a Hail Mary so maybe he should pick Ben Carson.

      It would help diffuse the black vote which is what is holding up HRC.
      If they get pealed off and the BernieBros are miffed maybe Trump can get within 5 points and we can keep the Senate.

      Lion of the Turambar

      July 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

      • No, he doesn’t need a “Hail Mary.” He’s very close to Hillary and polls and in some polls even ahead. He needs to run a solid campaign, attack Hillary for all of her negatives, talk immigration and jobs.

      • Maybe after he nails down Utah that might become plausible.

        Lion of the Turambar

        July 5, 2016 at 6:16 pm

      • Black voters won’t give a shit about Carson.


        July 5, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  15. Especially not the ugly-old-man factor.

    Gingrich has a pudgy-weird-man factor.

    MEH 0910

    July 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm

  16. I think this is a great choice. He can get out there and double down on the stuff he’s said in the past. Like how America is in danger of being taken over by radical Muslim atheists and gay fascists, killing drug dealers, hiring poor kids as janitors, launching a mirror system in space that could light up highways, killing homeless people, advocating more terrorist attacks on American soil just scare people, giving a list of women who are and are not attractive enough to be first lady….

    And it’s actually just fine that he’s a white man. That’s what Republicans want and need: White men and old white men to boot! How else can they win the White House? Trump and Newt are two of the whitest guys around and they’re perceived as tough. Imagine them out there on the campaign trail….Trump berating and insulting Hilary, Newt berating and insulting Hillary, talking about killing Muslims, gays, getting tough, taking America back…They’ll get a lot of angry white guys for sure!


    July 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

  17. Trump needs Stacey Dash for VP. That would help trump with both women and African Americans. Since she is working for Fox News, that should help with conservatives.


    July 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    • Why not Azealia Banks?


      July 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    • African American’s hate Stacey Dash now. Any Black Republican is going to be hated by most Blacks, so there is no electoral advantage in picking one just because they’re Black.

      Mike Street Station

      July 6, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  18. Even I used to look up to Newt as a hero.

    Newt’s time has long passed. Newt is 73 y/o; is this going to be the 1-term White House of rapidly declining septuagenarians?

    Besides, Newt is un-electable as VP because of, well, “Newt”!

    E. Rekshun

    July 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  19. I think that Newt Gingrich has the right talents for being VP. He’s a terrible manager but a genius communicator, extremely intelligent and knows Washington like the back of his hand. Being VP entails giving speeches, talking with foreign leaders, cajoling Congress and giving advice to the President in meetings, all of which Newt Gingrich would be immensely skilled at doing.

    I know a lot of Trump supporters will get mad at me for this, but the low point of Trump’s campaign was his claiming the judge was biased against him because he was Mexican. It tore apart his poll numbers for the following two weeks, and Gingrich had the stones to tell Trump he was wasting his time in the issue. Gingrich isn’t a suck up, and he can tell Trump when he’s messing up. While I support Trump, I’m still uneasy about his temperament, and I know that people who hate Hillary but aren’t thrilled about Trump (a good 15-20% of the electorate) will feel more comfortable Trump has strong personalities who can tell him when to give it up.

    Gingrich, however, does have his vulnerabilities. I really lost a huge amount of respect for Gingrich when I learned he accepted a million bucks from Freddie Mac, and I fear he will have other weaknesses. So I think that Gingrich would be terrific for the job, but he might imperil the campaign.


    July 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    • Gingrich would better as chief of staff where he can coordinate congressional strategy and policy. But as a VP he would bring nothing.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 5, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      • Gingrich would be a bad Chief of Staff. He’s proven to be a bad manager.

      • Right, so as VP, he would have a relatively cushy job as evidenced by Biden. He wouldn’t have to manage or decide anything, but he could give great speeches or go on TV a lot defending the president. The decision is making more sense to me.

        I posted this a few months ago, but Newt was an absolute bulldog against the Slate reporter when giving an interview about Trump. I could see him slaying the media for four years while Trump focuses on policy:


        July 6, 2016 at 10:18 am

      • Gingrich would be a bad Chief of Staff. He’s proven to be a bad manager.

        He’ll force his way into policy as VP. He’s too wonky to limit himself to state dinners like Biden.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        July 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm

  20. Gingrich was not an establishment Republican. He attacked and ruined Minority Leader-for-life Bob Michel in 1994, who had been keeping Republicans safely in the House minority for years. The establishment loathed Gingrich and worked constantly to undermine him.

    Every year of his speakership there were attempted coups against his leadership. He was simultaneously too not-True Conservative for working well with Clinton and far too conservative for the insiders and business interests.

    Trump will gain no establishment support with him.

    It should be one of the scotts: Scott Brown, Tim Scott, or Scott Walker. Where did Trump retire for a long weekend to think it over recently? Scot-land.


    July 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    • It should be one of the scotts: Scott Brown, Tim Scott, or Scott Walker. Where did Trump retire for a long weekend to think it over recently? Scot-land.

      Scott Adams.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 5, 2016 at 8:11 pm

  21. mikeca is right — someone is needed who will appeal to youth and women and African-Americans.


    July 5, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    • mikeca is right — someone is needed who will appeal to …….and African-Americans.

      LOL. No. Typical “white guy” move – how can I gain the approval of people who hate me??

      Trump doesn’t need the black vote at all except for White liberal prestige. He just needs blacks to turnout in low numbers for Hillary.

      He needs a young handsome personable guy to play Robin to his Batman.

      No old, no token pandering.


      July 6, 2016 at 2:08 am

  22. I’m not keen on Christie, but I’d take him over Gingrich.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

  23. Christie in a way is Gingrich without the negatives and more positives. Like Newt, Christie is good on the attack, handling the media, and tough. At the same time he doesn’t creep out women like Newt, his family life appears stable, he’s younger, and doesn’t go off on weird intellectual tangents like moon colonies.

    His negatives are immigration, but I don’t trust Newt on that item either.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    • I think a problem with Christie is shallow appearances. With his porcine body and upturned nose, he literally looks like a pig.

      MEH 0910

      July 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    • lots of women are creeped out by christie, he’s not as bad as gingrich, but his weight and prole demeanor don’t do him any favors


      July 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    • Romney gave serious consideration to Christie as his VP in 2012. He vetted him thoroughly and ultimately rejected the doughboy. Christie may have too many negatives.

      Lewis Medlock

      July 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    • His nose is fine.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    • He vetted him thoroughly and ultimately rejected the doughboy. Christie may have too many negatives.

      He can’t have more negatives than Trump. And Romney chose Paul Ryan, I wouldn’t use the 2012 Mitt campaign as a prism to see Christie through.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      July 7, 2016 at 6:11 pm

  24. No, no, no, no, Lion — Gingrich would be terrible. Voters are nervous about Trump because he seems unpredictable and emotional and lacks gravitas. Trump desperately needs a VP who will bring a sense of stability, competence, and calm to the ticket – someone who can reassure voters that there is a steady hand in reserve. Cheney and Biden both played that role, quite successfully, for the candidacies of Bush and Obama. Gingrich just offers more instability and emotionality.


    July 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

  25. Picking Gingrich violates one of the rules for a good Veep selection, which is that the Veep selection can only hurt the ticket, it almost never helps the ticket. Gingrich has too much downside electorally.

    If he has the same philosophy as Trump, it might follow one of the other rules of Veep selection, in that the Vice President should be someone the President really wants to take over if his tenure is cut short.

    Trump’s pick should be one of Gingrich’s successors. Not the possible child molester, but John Boehner, who pretty much as the same experience and views as Gingrich, but who is actually likeable.


    July 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    • Trump would never pick a (literal) cry baby like Boehner. And he’d be right not to.

      Andrew E.

      July 5, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    • Fuck Boehner. Loser crybaby cuck. Part of the problem not the solution.


      July 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm

  26. The biggest disqualifying attribute of Christie is that he is from NJ. You can’t have 2 guys from the same area on the same ticket.


    July 5, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    • Dick Cheney and George W Bush, both from interior western states. In fact, Cheney was living in Texas at the time.

    • Clinton picked Gore, another Southerner. They won.

      MEH 0910

      July 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

  27. The problem with Newt as the VP candidate is that he makes Bill Clinton relevant again, and brings him into the campaign more.

    Jose Habib

    July 5, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    • But is that a net plus or a minus? If “making Bill relevant” makes people think “yeah the 90s were great” then it’s a minus. If it makes people think “oh that corrupt liar who molested an intern” then it’s a plus.

      So far I have not seen Hillary playing up the “my presidency will be a repeat of 1992-2000” so she must not think it’s a plus.


      July 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

  28. Someone is needed who will tamp down any nig nog excitement for Hillary. The nogs stay home, Hillary loses.

    Trump will not pick Gingrich. He helps with no one that won’t already vote Trump.

    FB (Former Beta)

    July 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  29. Trump needs to pick someone like this guy; a Native American conservative. The optics couldn’t be better. He would be a living reminder of the consequences of uncontrolled immigration. Adding a victim group member would give white women an excuse to vote for Trump.


    July 5, 2016 at 10:38 pm

  30. How about Trump/Ice Cube 2016? That oughta hold the little bastards.

    Greg Pandatshang

    July 5, 2016 at 11:50 pm

  31. What Trump must do is shore up the areas where he is weak. In order to do that he should/must pick either a woman or a Hispanic. Those are two demos where he is way behind Hillary. If he could pick up his numbers in one or both of these, we could see a President Trump.

    Cousin Wally

    July 6, 2016 at 2:01 am

  32. They say a VP choice can’t help the ticket, but it can hurt. For as much as I like Trump, he’s still not tough enough on legal immigration. I wouldn’t vote for a ticket with Gingrich on it. It would show me Trump is untrustworthy on the entirety of the immigration issue.


    July 6, 2016 at 2:40 am

  33. My first reaction to Newt was “ew” (maybe it’s the “ew” in his name?) but on 2nd thought, he’d be a terrific tub-thumper. And since Trump’s campaign violates All The Sacred Rules of Party Politics, why not give it a go? The guy is smart, logical, and Trump will need a slasher against Hillary.

    Too bad Newt can’t debate Hillary herself.


    July 6, 2016 at 1:22 pm

  34. I love goyim! Order me a roast beef on white with mayo!


    July 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    • More like ham & cheese!


      July 6, 2016 at 10:55 pm

  35. The “let’s alienate as many women as humanly possible” ticket.


    July 6, 2016 at 3:03 pm

  36. Newt already blew his fifteen minutes of fame. After his Contract With America and balancing the budget he started praising FDR and reached across the aisle which killed everything he did. This idiot has been shilling ever since. He sold out the minute he left office. He’s about as insider and establishment as you can get.
    Trump should dump all the GOP politicos and get someone without the government taint. Maybe a veteran or populist outsider. All these Newts and Fatboy Christies will do is kill the enthusiasm with their bipartisan happy talk and insider cliches. Trump is leading the wave of malcontents against government. Looking at insiders will just make the wave die down.

    Joshua Sinistar

    July 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    • Bingo. There’s a reason a lot of enthusiasm has waned, it’s because Trump is reaching out too precisely these assholes.

      G VIC

      July 8, 2016 at 3:39 pm

  37. Bringing on Newt as the VP for Trump will reduce his under 40 constituency, to almost non-existent, who currently represents 15% of his voting block. Not that Christie will be any better. 80% of Trump supporters are in their late median life and older. It’s quite sad to say the least!


    July 6, 2016 at 11:01 pm

  38. No, no, no, no, nope, nope, no, cannot say it enough, no.

    I read Newt’s book while i was in college 7 or 8 years ago and couldn’t have been more bored. He’s tired, washed up, and everything i hate about loser republicans who deserve to wither and die and are the complete antithesis of what inspired so many, myself included, to get behind Trump so fiercely. There’s a reason his campaign is slowly dying and its because he’s embraced and accepted these losers in a futile attempt to soften up and appeal to “moderates.” Same old garbage cuck logic that put conservatives in the wilderness for the last 20 years and needs to stop.

    G VIC

    July 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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