Newt Gingrich’s assault on ‘activist judges’ draws criticism, even from right – The Washington Post

Newt Gingrich’s assault on ‘activist judges’ draws criticism, even from right – The Washington Post.

I was hibernating, snoozing peacefully and not hurting anybody, but this story is really weird. You may have heard that Republican Presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich wants to arrest federal judges.

Never one to be accused of timidity, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is turning up the volume of his ongoing assault on “activist judges” so high that even conservatives say he is going too far.

In a half-hour phone call with reporters Saturday, Gingrich said that, as president, he would abolish whole courts to be rid of judges whose decisions he feels are out of step with the country.

The weird thing is that other Republican presidential candidates are opposing Gingrich. That’s pretty strange. This bunch hates Social Security, despises Medicare, abhors Obama, does not think cutting welfare will hurt the poor, considers pizza a vegetable, does not believe in global warming but thinks America is “exceptional,” and do I really need to go on? Gingrich wants to arrest federal judges. So what? Isn’t the entire point of the Republican presidential primaries to see who is the absolute most bat-poo-poo craziest?

Michelle Bachman must be having a bad day. Maybe it is time for Ms. Palin to end her self-imposed exile and return to the race. Why stop with a mere arrest. Surely we want to waterboard the judges with the bad decisions.

To borrow a line of thought from the increasingly irrelevant George Will, Gingrich would replace a “national legislature of nine” with a national legislature of one.

May the spirit of the Christ child fill the hearts of all our wonderful Republican politicians.


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

One Response to Newt Gingrich’s assault on ‘activist judges’ draws criticism, even from right – The Washington Post

  1. Nor Siwell says:

    Come on USA American, I am an American Born in the USA by USA Parents. I believe Newt should be given a chance to use his vast knowledge and experience to help get us back on track. Iowa you supported a non experienced person to give it a go so let’s try someone who is not such a secret or mysterious, we know who Newt is and we won’t be forced to accept his Health care plans as we will be allowed to decide as a Republic of we the people. I don’t want a government telling me what type of car or what type of Health care I must have shoved up my you know where. GIVE NEWT SUPPORT.

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