Dec 18 2011

Newt Shoots From The Lip, Nails His Own Foot

Published by at 11:07 am under All General Discussions

Newt Gingrich’s Presidential campaign should now be over, with his latest bizarre and ridiculous proclamation:

Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief, and he would press for impeaching judges or even abolishing certain courts if he disagreed with their rulings.

“I’m fed up with elitist judges” who seek to impose their “radically un-American” views, Gingrich said Saturday in a conference call with reporters.

Another life long politician who thinks he is above the law and can use the power of the Presidency to threaten and coerce others to bend to his will.

What is wrong in DC right now is the fact that this same childish mentality is running rampant through out the political and bureaucratic elites. This is how we got Obamacare crammed down our throats. This is why there was a 2010 backlash vote against incumbents and the Democrats. This is the very cancer that has the Senate and Super Committee running around circumventing our constitution and laws and getting NOWHERE.

Congress has failed to fulfill their duty for going on 3 years now by not passing budgets. When has that ever been allowed? The President bypasses the Congressional confirmation process through recess appointments and creating Czars.. The Senate and House define bills ‘deemed’ (e.g., already passed) when the bill has never once had a vote logged on it. The list of infractions goes on and on. And that is just the normal day-to-day business crap.

There are kickbacks to political cronies all through the government. The fools that brought us the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac 2008 subprime implosion retired filthy rich after wiping out the savings of tens of millions of hard working Americans. Teachers have been caught cheating on tests to garner raises and bonuses.

The administration has been flaunting the constitutional oversight role of Congress by covering up their insane and deadly gun walker program. The administration refuse to release information on all the Solyndra’s out there, where tax payers bail out failed green companies – all with ties to the Obama campaign. The country is falling apart due to rampant disregard for the law – like trying to mandate people buy a product (health insurance) because the politicians don’t have the spine to fix their messes. The number one problem in America is the fact the federal government is out of control and running outside its constitutional limits.

And Newt’s idiotic answer is to flaunt the law and separation of powers even more?

Toast.

 

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Newt Shoots From The Lip, Nails His Own Foot”

  1. kathie says:

    There is only one way to stop these intellectuals who in theory have all the answers. The country crashes. Look at Europe America, we are on our way.

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  3. WWS says:

    Back to the fight between Good Newt and Bad Newt:

    Good Newt is inspirational, animated, inventive, and a master of any topic you can imagine.

    Bad Newt is bombastic, egocentric, manic, and shoots from the hip without ever stopping to think about the consequences of his words.

    Bad Newt has always ended destroying all the good things that Good Newt is able to accomplish. The hope this time was that, with maturity, Bad Newt had been banished to the outer darkness once and for all.

    But nope, here he is, right on schedule.

    So does this mean we’re stuck with Romney by default?

  4. Mordecai Subaru says:

    Here’s an idea! Hillary runs as an independant.
    Palin runs as an independant.
    Obama loses.
    That’s all that counts.

  5. Mike M. says:

    AJ, I have to partly disagree.

    The courts have been out of control for years. Impeachment is an option on paper – but unlikely. “Yellowing” – assigning rogue judges to courts with no jurisdiction – is a more viable option.

    And ignoring the Supreme Court has a long tradition – you can thank Lincoln for it.

    That being said, it’s a dangerous recipe. And not something to be telegraphed in this manner.

  6. Redteam says:

    I’ll predict his popularity will go up. Seems as if some have lost sight of the fact of checks and balances. it’s not new, it’s not novel. If congress doesn’t like what the president does, they propose a law to change it, if it is popular enough they can pass it without his approval. If the congress or the president don’t like what the judges decide, they can vote to change the law, up to and including amending the constitution. If the judges don’t agree with the way a case is decided by a lower court, they can overrule them. Neither of the the branches are superior to the other two. Newt, being an historian, is aware of that. The supreme court does not have the final say, nor should they. If they think ‘under God’ is unconstitutional, that doesn’t make them right, it only means the congress might have to make it legal.

    If someone doesn’t already like Newt, they will see this as a reason he shouldn’t be elected. Frankly, I don’t know why anyone would support the position that Judges are always right. That’s why there are appeals courts and the supreme court and that’s also why there is a way to get rid of rogue judges.

    I agree with Mike M, the courts have been out of control for way too long. I’m sure I would favor them more if they were all conservative, but the country is divided so I guess it’s only fair for the justice’s to be divided, but it’s a hell of a situation when you make your decision of whether something is constitutional based on your ideology rather than on the law (I’m sure the libs do this more than conservatives) but others will probably disagree.

    Obama has violated many, many principles of the government by governing by creating laws by executive orders. Every law created thusly is illegal but no one seems to give a flip. If order is not restored, we will have a socialist country soon.

  7. dhunter says:

    http://www.newt.org/sites/newt.org/files/Courts.pdf

    I agree with Redteam here. Newts position papers above.
    The Founding Fathers never intended the Judiciary to Legislate from the bench, finding rights in the constitution that are not there (abortion) or hamstringing the ones that are (eminent domain).

    The remedies vary from the reasonable, congress asserting its authority and passing laws or amendments, to the more extreme, ignoring the decrees of the robed Oligarchy, Obama and his drilling bans.

    This is not a spur of the moment gaff by Newt it is a bold leader presenting for years the issues of the day.
    I don’t see how anyone can argue that the 9th circuit is anything but a left wing bunch of statists imposing their vision of socialism upon We The People.
    Good on Newt to have the courage to go where no politicians has gone before.
    IF we had a congress that guarded its power as was intended we would not be in a place where the Lyin kING ignores them and appoints endless unchecked, unconfirmed czars and the courts get away with legislating.
    If the congress were not so concerned with fleecing us and micro managing every aspect of our lives they would have the time to hold the executive and the judiciary to account for their extra constitutional shenanigans, they have not the brains nor the will.
    Newt addressed this in Sioux City, I was there. We here in Iowa fired three judges who with their counter parts “found” a right to gay marriage in our constitution and when the legislature tried to address it the 1 seat Democrat majority in the senate refused to allow the people to speak to bring it to a vote.
    We spoke by voting to not retain three and more will follow, the will of the people is to be the ultimate decider NOT robed lawyers and left wing activists disguised as impartial judges.
    They all take an oath to uphold the constitution and some do, some don’t ,all must be accountable.
    It is the second reason our founders fled England, Judicial decree, second after taxation without representation.

  8. Fai Mao says:

    “Mr. Marshall (John Marshall the Supreme Court Head Justice) has made his decision, now let him enforce it.”
    Andrew Jackson

    This is actually a doctrine that has been around a long time A.J

    The above quote was Jackson’s reply to the Supreme Court telling him he could not deport the Cherokee Indians to Oklahoma. He did it anyway.

    Granted that was tragic misuse of power. However, I think that what Gingrich is referring too is the obvious over-reach of certain courts and justices that violate the Constitution in a far more insidious manner than Andrew Jackson ever did.

    I think it is long past time that liberal non-;aw-upholding judges were removed from office and if that is not possible then ignored

    Just my two-cents worth

  9. joe six-pack says:

    It appears as if these issues are comming to a crisis of some sort or another. “We need to pass this bill so that YOU can find out what is in it.” is another example of out of control government.

    I fear for our republic. The fiscal problems are really beginning to bite. We are addicted to spending and the solutions are tough enough to make many people want to put the day of reckoning off, which only makes the problems worse. (Just look at Europe)

    Now we have a President who hates us and our economic system. He is doing his best to ‘Fundamentally CHANGE’ this flaw in our country.

    This article points out some of the reactions to all of this. I like to think of politics as a pendulum. It swings back and forth. What worries me is that our current President is so extreme. With what happened in 2009 and 2010, I expect a severe backlash. But it appears to me like a no-win situation. The backlash could easily be even more extreme than what caused it. That is dangerous. And if we don’t see a backlash, then we will only keep going on the current path to bankruptcy. Balance is the key, but I am not certain that the public in our country is capable of maintaing this balance anymore. We shall see. I would expect this should be more visable within the next Presidential election or two.

  10. YFS says:

    AJ, the word is not “flaunt” but “flout”.

  11. kathie says:

    We have a government that will do anything they damn well please…..every branch. Holders latest……..

    Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.”

    “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

  12. kathie says:

    “The Sandmonkey” says Egypt is lost. He is totally depressed.