Guess who has behaved in a classy fashion since the election of Donald Trump?
Guess who has acted like a triumphalist jackass, who incidentally wants to spend a trillion dollars we don’t have?
HANNITY: There was a part of me today that really wanted to name names of those Republicans, those —
HANNITY: All right. You’re going to show yourself the bigger man. [Not really. — Ed.] But I resisted the temptation to name names. All those people that sabotaged him, were not helpful, did everything to hurt him, and frankly, if they were successful, would be beating people like you and me over the head with a baseball bat, and saying, “ah, see, they were all wrong the whole time.” But I didn’t do it. Aren’t you proud of me?
GINGRICH: I’m very proud of you. I think it’s a sign of your newfound post-victory maturity. Let me just say this, ’cause we’ve known each other so long. You and I, along with millions of other Americans, are just beginning one of the great adventures of our lifetime. The eight years of Donald Trump are going to be among the most extraordinary, creative, inventive, exciting periods in all of American political history, and will, I think, both move America back to being great again, dramatically drain the swamp in Washington, and move our systems into the 21st century to provide much, much better experiences for every American. My only point is, compared to all that, the little whiny sniveling negative cowards who are Never Trumpers are beneath our paying attention to them. Let them drift away into the ashbin of history while we go ahead and work with Donald Trump, and with the House and Senate Republicans, to create a dramatically new future.
Thanks, Newtie! We’d love to work with you too.
Meanwhile, Obama has met with Trump, shaken hands with Trump, and said: “If you succeed, the country succeeds.” (Trump, for his part, called Obama a “very good man” — which, as my readers might remember, was High Treason for Republicans to say in 2008, even though none of Obama’s atrocities as President had occurred yet.)
A BRIEF HISTORY LESSON ON NEWTIE FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS: Just so we’re clear, as if the above clip were not evidence enough: Newt Gingrich is a wretched excuse for a human being. One of his more famous punk moves was showing up at his wife’s hospital bed as she recovered from cancer surgery, to discuss the terms of their divorce. His wife related the story to the Washington Post in 1985:
“He can say that we had been talking about it for 10 years, but the truth is that it came as a complete surprise,” says Jackie Gingrich, in a telephone interview from Carrollton. “He’s a great wordsmith . . . He walked out in the spring of 1980 and I returned to Georgia. By September, I went into the hospital for my third surgery. The two girls came to see me, and said Daddy is downstairs and could he come up? When he got there, he wanted to discuss the terms of the divorce while I was recovering from the surgery . . . To say I gave up a lot for the marriage is the understatement of the year.”
Gingrich always claimed Jackie asked for the divorce, but court papers uncovered in 2011 showed that he was lying. His reason for wanting the divorce? He didn’t think his first wife was pretty enough to be a First Lady, and Newtie intended to be president:
Leonard H. “Kip” Carter, a former close Gingrich friend, backed the contention that it was Newt Gingrich who wanted the divorce.
“He (Gingrich) said, ‘You know and I know that she’s not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of a president,’ ” Carter, who now lives in South Carolina, told CNN recently, relating the conversation he had with Gingrich the day Gingrich revealed he was filing for divorce. Carter served as treasurer of Gingrich’s first congressional campaigns.
A total jerk, and a perfect attack dog for his soulmate Donald Trump.