Newt the Alinskyite?

January 25, 2012 / 7:47 pm • By Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Is Newt being Alinskied or is he an Alinskyite?

Newt is an Alinksyite says Phil Klein:

“Gingrich’s clashes against the establishment are classic Alinsky.”

I’ll admit that primary elections of all stripes have more than a little Alinsky, a lot Machiavelli and a dollap of Sun Tzu thrown in for fun, but the brass knuckle tactics go with the territory.

Mitt Romney ran to the left of Rick Perry on Social Security, called Perry a “crony capitalist”, and became a positively scandalized church lady in the face of Perry’s reasonable solutions to illegal immigration–solutions, I’d add, that he supports now that Perry, his chief nemesis, is gone.

If Newt is Alinsky, we’re all Alinsky now.

Added: Ann Coulter is going all-caps on Newt. She makes a compelling case for Mitt Romney. The arguments are nuanced and policy oriented. I’m not sure how that works against Prez Hope and Changey.

I will say this: I’m not willing to fall on my sword for any of the remaining candidates. I don’t like any all that much.

The bigger macro issues of fighting with the press and fighting dirty like Obama, I think Newt may be better equipped to do. And that goes to electability, too.

Emmett Tyrrell Jr. makes a compelling anti-Newt case, too. He calls him “our Clinton.

Maybe there should be a new TV show: Everybody hates Newt.

Just a thought. Clinton was scandal ridden and awful and evil. He was also expedient. So, here’s the question: If Newt got elected, and has a Republican Congress, and is a Clintonian expedient President, which way does he go?

Does he go this way to keep the Tea Party happy? Here’s what Reagan said about Newt’s plan.

Terrifying.

Updated:

When I say everyone hates Newt, I think maybe, it’s not an exaggeration.

Mona Charen

Newt the honey badger. Not kidding.

Found someone who likes Newt. He DID work with Reagan and make positive change. Not so fast says another writer at NRO. Newt is the devil and never met Reagan ever (I’m taking liberties at this point).

Another defense of Newt?

More Newt hate. Jim Geraghty channels Tom Coburn (who I like but blocked me on Twitter because I tweet to much, so what does HE know)?

  • http://twitter.com/texasmcmanus Jen M

    What is up with Drudge and the all the anti-Newt headlines?  

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  • GoNewt!

    I don’t think Ann’s defense of Romney is all that good.  She stated that Romney was pro-abortion because he wanted to take the issue off the table in his run against Kennedy.  So, according to Ann, either it is OK to lie about your political vies to get elected, or it is OK to lie about your political views to defeat a Democrat.  Now, which pillar of conservatism does that fall under?

  • http://tamaraheater.wordpress.com/ Tamara Heater

    When everyone hates Newt, it make me love him even MORE!
     

  • http://tamaraheater.wordpress.com/ Tamara Heater

    When everyone hates Newt, it make me love him even MORE!