Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Please Stop Misconstruing Poor Newt

Is Newt Gingrich running for President or Court Jester? It's difficult to tell anymore.

Has there ever been a more ridiculous presidential candidate? First there was the it-would-be-wrong-to-quote-what-I-said episode, then the mass resignation of all of his campaign advisers, and now this: Gingrich just said that his 2006 video where he urged action on climate change was "misconstrued."

That would be this video:

Here is what Gingrich said:
"...our country must take action to address climate change."
Let's expand that a little, enlarge the font, and put it in red so you read that clearly. If you wear glasses, please clean then first.
Nancy Pelosi: "We don't always see eye to eye, do we Newt?"
Newt Gingrich: "No, but we do agree, our country must take action to address climate change."
Now here's what Gingrich just told WGIR radio:
"I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment. Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again."

To this the host, Paul Westcott, said simply "OK!" though, to be fair, he was running out of time, and laughing when he said it. Well, hopefully Gingrich's next interviewer will do better.

But you, you stupid viewer--you thought you heard what Gingrich said back then, in that simple way that he said it, but in your stupidity you misconstrued it! "Agree" doesn't mean "agree" and "action" doesn't mean "action." Shame on you.

Now that you know better, please reread one last time what Gingrich said and try to recognize its true meaning:

"...we do agree, our country must take action to address climate change."

Now, little viewer, please try to straighten up and fly right, and stop misconstruing poor Newt Gingrich, such as when he says he is a serious candidate for President and you take that to mean he is a pathetic tool.

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