Another Day, Another Newt Gingrich Libya Flip-Flop

David Weigel catches this one:

Newt Gingrich, Feb. 22, explaining why the Obama administration was so weak on Libya.

There’s almost a conspiracy of silence, if it’s an anti-American government. If you’re the Iranians, if you are the Libyans, for that matter, if you’re the Chinese, you are able to suppress your people and the American government stays quiet.

Newt Gingrich, March 24, explaining what the Obama administration should have done on Libya.

Prior to March 3, I would have strongly recommended an Eisenhower-Reagan model… you should have said nothing. Be very quiet. Condemn the violence. Do everything you can covertly.

Does Gingrich really think that people don’t keep track of what he says?

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. matt says:

    Doug : He is probably counting on it. The “true believers” of the Republican party have already proven they don’t care about facts and reality as long as you keep repeating it..

  2. epistorese says:

    Maybe more to the point is that Republicans only have to be against whatever Obama is doing TODAY in order to show their loyalty.