After all he has said and done if you still think Newt Gingrich is on the side of conservatism and has our best interests at heart you should look at his latest endorsement. During CPAC of all places the former Speaker of the House gave an endorsement to self-described liberal progressive lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom’s new book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government.
If you listen to Newsom he talks a good game about making government “smarter” and friendlier to business. Yet when talk comes to action he is anything but a true believer in less government and more capitalism and his arguments always returns to the same nanny state you would expect to hear from a progressive. Newsom helped run Los Angeles into the ground and is doing the same at the state level in California a state that is the poster child for high taxes, bad services and the redistribution of wealth. If you look at the record of Newt “I was for the individual mandate before I was against it which was before I was for it again which was before I was against it again” you can see a lot of parallels.
A few weeks ago Adam Carolla absolutely demolished Newsom on his podcast, laying waste to his policies and platitudes. I highly recommend you listen to the episode and ask yourself how The Man Show host became a far better voice for the right and guardian of righteousness than Newt Gingrich. You don’t think too hard. Gingrich is a career politician who has repeatedly shown he has no principaled center. Carolla is an entrepreneur who has built a self-contained podcasting operation where he only answers to his following. From the politician we get lip-service, from the entrepreneur we get truth. Most conservatives wouldn’t always agree with what Carolla has to say, but what he says he believes he does and on many issues he is aligned perfectly with the right and libertarians. Most conservatives wouldn’t agree with a great deal of what Gingrich has and would do and that is because usually whatever he speaks he is saying something he believes will lead to power.
Listen to the Carolla podcast and Newsom fall to pieces and then ask yourself, how can Newt support this man and still be on our side?