VIDEO UPDATE! Hey Gingrich! Haven’t You Ever Heard The Old Schoolyard Saying, “The Smeller Is The Feller?”

Reprinted by author from The Ampli-Gistics Blog:

In case you haven’t heard, Newt Gingrich has a new book, “To Save America.”  In it, the former Speaker of the House, who was drummed out of power by his own party, states:

[Obama’s] ”secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.”

Let’s get a few things straight from the word go.  First of all, a guy with a face as ugly as Newt Gingrich has about as much chance of saving America as a turd in a punchbowl.  I mean, for God’s sake, that mug of his would curdle milk!

Second, Newt reminds me of that kid from second grade that used to ceaselessly mine his nose for hidden discoveries.  You know the one I mean – the kid that everybody wanted to punch really hard (and often did).  At our school, that kid was named “Georgie.”  Here, we have “Newt.”

But, seriously, do these guys have nothing else in their arsenal of insults but the Nazi card?  It seems to me that Newt is muscling in on Glen Beck territory, and Glen might want to consult his lawyers about this outrage.

In the meantime, going back to the schoolyards of yesteryear, we had a saying when someone let one go.  Not a noisy one, mind you.  The “silent but deadly” kind.  The saying went like this (said tauntingly with fingers pointed):

“Smeller’s the feller; smeller’s the feller, smeller’s the feller!”

At the risk of being condescending to my learned colleagues here on Amplify (which I do not intend), the saying meant that the kid who was the first one to pinch his nose and go, “Oh my God, what is that awful smell?!?!?,” was, invariably, the foul culprit polluting the air with his (it was, rarely, her) stench.

So, Newt, the next time you want to accuse someone of being a Nazi, Fascist or other anti-liberty sort, you might want to remember “smeller’s the feller,” and save us from your putridity.  There is precious little clean air left on this planet, and it’s getting harder and harder to breathe.

Video Update:

Gingrich found himself on the defensive during recent sit-down session with a local reporter from the Des Moines Register.  The Des Moines Register is about as center-of-America as you can get, and this reporter definitely earned a gold star in my book for not letting the former Speaker off the hook when he tried to distance himself from some of the fiery rhetoric from his book, To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular Socialist Machine.

A portion of the interview has been downloaded to the Box for you to view.  As one viewer right commented, it is always interesting “when wingnuts bring their bombastic rhetoric, perfectly crafted to satisfy their core audience of like-minded wingnuts, into contact with the wider world, and they’re stung by a reaction they didn’t expect.”

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