Friday, January 27, 2012

Toad Analysis Well-Broiled

Deconstructing a Demagogue -

...Gingrich, as he showed in a gasping effort in Thursday night’s debate in Florida, is a demagogue distilled, like a French sauce, to the purest essence of the word’s meaning. He has no shame. He thinks the rules do not apply to him. And he turns questions about his odious personal behavior into mock outrage over the audacity of the questioner.

After inventing, and then perfecting, the modern politics of personal destruction, Gingrich has decided now to bank on the dark fears of the worst element of the Republican base to seize the nomination — using skills refined over four decades...

Well. I think Jesse Helms really invented this personal destruction gambit back when he first ran for office, but Newt knows how to do it for sure.

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