Are All Our Leaders Crazy?

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I heard Newt Gingrich the other day, on my car radio, discussing the failure of the country-club Republicans’ bill to replace Obamacare–the bill that was pulled without a vote. And what he said astounded me. I may not have it 100% verbatim, but I can give it to you close enough.

“What we [he means the government] have to do is provide for everyone to live as long as possible, with the highest quality of life as possible, at the lowest cost as possible.”

Whoa! Hit the brakes! What constitution did that come out of? The federal government is now charged with maximizing our individual life-spans?

Or, to put it another way, do you really, truly want to be dependent upon a lot of slimy pols and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., for how long you live?

Gingrich, formerly Speaker of the House–why does that post always go to some kind of reptile?–is supposed to be some kind of conservative. I don’t know what kind. The kind with a total humanist mind-set that expects sinful, deluded, not all that intelligent human beings to do the things that only God can do. But then that’s no conservative at all, but a mere D.C. dyed-in-the-wool statist.

Where is it written that the federal government is to take charge of healthcare, anyway?

How’s about the government try something really revolutionary, and leave us alone?




Report: Trump Turned Down $200 Million Offered to Him if He’d Pick Gingrich

For a proper appreciation of this  news report, cue up this music from The Godfather

For what it’s worth–and personally, I’m not convinced it’s worth a lot–Donald Trump has rejected $200 million that was offered to him if he would choose Newt Gingrich as his running mate ( ).

Could we have a little Godfather music in the background, please?

According to stories all over the Internet today, Trump was offered a $100 million contribution by Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson, and an additional $100 million by “the elite” of the GOP, to choose Gingrich as his vice presidential candidate. And Trump turned ’em down.

Well, look, if you’re going to accuse somebody, then accuse him–don’t just lay it on some nameless “elite” whose guilt or innocence can’t be proved. As for Mr. Adelson, he’s been a huge Republican donor in the past, he’s one of the richest men in the world, and I think we need more than Internet chatter to brand him as big a crook as this. After all, we’re talking about a corrupt act of truly Clintonian proportions.

Congressional Republicans who voted to confirm Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, when they could have kept her out, should have nothing to say in this election.

And as for you, who think “Oh, Trump and Clinton, there’s no difference between them!”–please. Do you think Hillary would turn down a $200 million bribe?

Always provided the story is true–and I think I need more proof.