Sunday, December 4, 2011

Newt’s War on Poor Children

Gingrich has reached a new low -- see this editorial from Charles Blow in the NYT:

I enjoyed this from one of the commenters:

Gingrich's hypocrisy on the issue of work is unbelievable, given the fact that when he himself was a student, according to an interview , his stepmother gave to Gail Sheehy, quoted in a PBS Frontline story, " The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich", during his college years, Newt called his father and stepfather to ask for financial help. His stepmother recalls that his exact words were

"I do not want to go to work. I want all my time for my studies.."

Not only that, but according to Dolores Adamson, Gingrich's district administrator from 1978 to 1983, his wife Jackie "put him all the way through school. All the way through the P.h.D...He didn't work."

The conservative movement embodies this quote from John Kenneth Galbraith:

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

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