Whether it be senility or a fit of confidence, former House speaker Newt Gingrich felt the need to share some of his insight recently. Gingrich let loose a secret he had apparently been hiding for some time. In a talk with the National Review Online, Gingrich talked about the President. Here’s what he had to say, as quoted from the NRO:
“What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]?” Gingrich asks. “That is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior.”
“This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president,” Gingrich tells us.
“I think he worked very hard at being a person who is normal, reasonable, moderate, bipartisan, transparent, accommodating — none of which was true,” Gingrich continues. “In the Alinksy tradition, he was being the person he needed to be in order to achieve the position he needed to achieve . . . He was authentically dishonest.”
“[Obama] is in the great tradition of Edison, Ford, the Wright Brothers, Bill Gates — he saw his opportunity and he took it,” Gingrich says. Will Gingrich take it back in 2012? “The American people may take it back, in which case I may or may not be the recipient of that, but I have zero doubt that the American people will take it back. Unlike Ford, the Wright Brothers, et cetera, this guy’s invention did not work.”
“I think Obama gets up every morning with a worldview that is fundamentally wrong about reality,” Gingrich says. “If you look at the continuous denial of reality, there has got to be a point where someone stands up and says that this is just factually insane.”
While the article as a whole undoubtedly stands out, the most captivating aspect of Gingrich’s comment comes at the beginning where he calls President Obama “anti-colonial,” like it’s a bad word. This nation’s largest problems are arguably the result of colonialism. If Obama is anti-colonial, than I’m reassured that I made the right choice in the voting booth a couple years back.
Gingrich seems to fill in that extra-republican corner in the Republican party. It’s not really too surprising he has all this insider information on the current President and his administration. While I understand that his words are going to be taken with a grain of salt by anyone with a brain in their heads, I would still love to know how he knows what he knows. What exactly is, “Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior” anyway? If anyone could fill me in on that, that would be great.