More former colleagues of Newt Gingrich are panning his presidential aspirations on the basis of his arrogance and hypocrisy as Speaker of the House. NJ Gov. Chris Christie was right when he said the “past is prologue” in a scathing rebuke of Gingrich last weekend. Well, Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” is the latest former colleague of Newt Gingrich to give his two cents in an opinion column that appeared on Politico.com, and it’s pretty scathing.
Joe Scarborough: “Let’s be clear: Gingrich is an important figure. Regardless of what happens in Florida and beyond, he will be remembered as the man who brought the Reagan Revolution to Congress. Yet it will also be recorded that Newt compared the Great Reagan with Neville Chamberlain, dismissed Reaganomics as flawed and called Reagan’s approach to the Soviet Union an utter failure a few years before the U.S.S.R. was relegated to the dustbin of history.
These unpleasant facts do not stop Newt from trying to embrace the same policies he once denounced (one wonders if he even remembers the contradictions at this point), but that’s what makes my former colleague so fascinating. And so troubling.”
Either Nancy Reagan was duped into thinking Newt Gingrich stood for something or she’s a really gullible woman who fell for Newt Gingrich’s jive talk. Yes, I said it, jive talk. Clearly Ronald Reagan didn’t pass the torch to a man who ridiculed the essence of this presidency.