TALKING POINT ALERT: Newt is racist because he dared talk to Juan Williams about the value of work.
Wow. I guess it’s been a slow news cycle. Where were all these defenders of racial sensitivity when Reverend Wright was spouting his venom? Ok, we know where Ezra Klein was: doctoring the news cycle with Journo-list. But what about the rest of them?
The fact is Newt could be the GOP nominee – and he could win the presidential election – because he’s not a toothless (i.e. ‘moderate’), McCainian establishment Republican. That’s why the Media-cracy now feels it must target him, especially after his devastatingly effective debate performance in South Carolina.
Newt’s demonstrated he’s not merely capable of attacking Obama and the Left (heck, even I can do that); but he can also draw a contrast between himself and Obama; between fair and unfair press coverage; between the Leftie narrative du jour and reality; and – further – between the lies Latte America (and the Ruling Class) tell themselves – which they expect us all to believe and live by – and the way life actually is for most Americans. In other words, Newt must be destroyed because he not only knows there’s a man behind the curtain, but he can also pull the curtain down at the drop of a hat. What’s more: he fights!
Never thought I’d say this, but Ezra Klein has actually influenced my thinking: Despite that Moore -esque, anti-Romney ad, I really like Newt. Maybe a little early for me to say this, but I think he is The One Who Can Beat ‘The One’.
By the way: Newt just won the South Carolina primary.