I was watching the Faux News channel at the gym today while using the elliptical machine. Newt Gingrich, perennial bloviator and irrelevant husband of the Ambassador to the Vatican, was on Neil Cavuto’s show talking about Trump’s thoroughly disgusting “speech” to the Boy Scouts of America at their annual Jamboree yesterday.
At one point he remarked approvingly about the size of the crowd, over 40,000 (mostly adolescent boys). In an attempt to conflate the Jamboree with a political rally, he made it sound like all in attendance had been there only to hear Trump speak.
Neil Cavuto, bless his little heart, demurred gently but firmly by saying he, too, had been in attendance with his own son and went on to quickly state twice it was “a captive audience,” meaning all these pre-pubertal and pre-voting age children had been there for a completely different reason than to listen to a campaign-style narcissistic rant from the crazy person who just happens to inhabit the White House presently.
It wasn’t a full-throated smackdown of Newtie, but I must say it warmed the cockles of my heart.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Wednesday defended Donald Trump’s remarks about a former Miss Universe’s weight gain, blaming the woman for gaining the weight.
“You’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe,” Gingrich told a Log Cabin Republicans event in Washington, according to the Daily Mail.
I get more than a little tired of men (Trump, I’m lookin’ at you, too) who are in incredibly poor physical shape and yet they feel they are the arbiters of what women should look like.
I worked for a doctor who looked like Gingrich here and, because of his wealth, was married to a very slim woman. (She later divorced his ass after the kids were gone.) This doctor used to criticize women of normal weight and looks as not being up to his high standards. I just wanted to scream, “Have you looked in the mirror??!”
Last night on “Full Frontal” with Samantha Bee, she played the clip from the debate where Trump goes on and on about Hillary not looking presidential and her lack of “stamina.” Samantha finally says, “Why don’t you just come out and say ‘penis’?” Exactly.