THE GOP'S GIFT TO OBAMA ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE -- "I'm the most serious professorial politician since Woodrow Wilson." by celebpromoter.com
"I think you can write a psychological profile of me that says I found a way to immerse my insecurities in a cause large enough to justify whatever I wanted it to." -- Newt Gingrich
Newton Leroy Gingrich is one of those politicians who break wind nearly every time he opens his mouth.
I'd guess it's called brain flatulence. Historically, it's a condition that's been a not-so-silent problem for know-it-alls of all stripes. It's also an underlying reason why so many of the rest of us accept the notion of a fine line between genius and insanity.
In Newt's case, he's neither a genius, nor insane. But it's been pretty obvious for some time that his personal allotment of cranial grey matter simply lacks the capacity to properly digest the exotic gumbo of facts and figures it's gorged on over the past 68 years.
It accounts for why, after being asked recently to further elaborate on his "right-wing social engineering" portrayal of the Paul Ryan federal budget plan -- a judgment that subsequently sent a feces typhoon, if you will, of conservative reprisals his way -- Newt could do little more than to let loose further proof of a disengaged intellect by producing the following rhetorical fart-out:
"Let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said " is a falsehood."
It's the kind of head-spinning response that conjures up the old saying: "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance; baffle them with bullshit."