Obama Derangement Syndrome Quote Of The Day (Newt Gingrich Edition)

There really are no words:

“Obama is the most serious radical threat to traditional America ever to occupy the White House.”

Newt Gingrich

 

 

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug holds 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.

Comments

  1. john personna says:

    I knew a guy who on the surface was quite sane, but who had to buy guns early in 2009, before Obama tried to take them away. I’m sure he felt that “radical threat” in his belly.

    Stupid, fearful, paranoid … you too can find a GOP leader.

    (Besides, it’s very important to shoot compact fluorescent light bulbs.)

  2. Bob says:

    What is wrong with that quote? It is accurate.

  3. george says:

    “Obama is the most serious radical threat to traditional America ever to occupy the White House.”

    Actually isn’t that kind of what Obama campaigned on – change?

    The funny thing is its nonsense because Obama has turned out to be indistinguishable from Bush Jr on most important topics … different rhetoric, same legislation.

    I’d argue the most radical changers since the start of the 20th century were presidents like Teddy Roosevelt and Wilson who decided that the US should become involved in foreign wars.

  4. An Interested Party says:

    Poor Newt…he must be so upset that he isn’t still Speaker of the House so that he could work to bring articles of impeachment against the president for being a radical…by the way, anyone who exhibits ODS, like some of the commenters here, really has no business lecturing anyone else about PDS…

  5. Shouldn’t it at least be NDS? This post doesn’t mention Palin at al…

  6. Neil Hudelson says:

    Malkovich likes to turn any non-Palin thread into a Palin thread so he can complain about how much Palin is talked about at OTB.

  7. William Teach says:

    When are we renaming the site to Liberals Outside The Beltway, and running pro-Obama ads from MoveOn?

  8. MM says:

    When are we renaming the site to Liberals Outside The Beltway, and running pro-Obama ads from MoveOn?

    Not using ridiculous hyperbole equates to liberalism now?

  9. george says:

    When are we renaming the site to Liberals Outside The Beltway, and running pro-Obama ads from MoveOn?

    Well, if being less than impressed with Gingrich is the sign of liberalism, then the National Review might consider changing their name to National Liberal Review ….

  10. Ben Wolf says:

    So, when Doug talks about Sarah Palin he gets an open lettwr asking him not to. When he doesn’t talk about Sarah Palin he gets a link to the open letter asking him not to talk about Sarah Palin. Plus, posting on Newt Gingrich’s hyperbole makes him a liberal. Even though he’s a right libertarian.

    Someone refresh my memory. When Doug was posting on the stupidity of the anti-Ground Zero Community Center, did any of the usual suspects accuse him of being a secret Muslim?

  11. matt says:

    I knew a guy who on the surface was quite sane, but who had to buy guns early in 2009, before Obama tried to take them away. I’m sure he felt that “radical threat” in his belly.

    Idiots like that are why I cannot buy a good sar-1 for 350 bucks anymore!!!

  12. Ken says:

    Newt used to think that Clinton was the most radical danger to traditional America ever to be in the White House, but was happy to switch him out for the younger, more attractive Obama.

  13. G.A.Phillips says:

    Obama Derangement Syndrome=people who still support and defend this clown….

  14. I would argue that the most radical president ever was Abraham Lincoln. It was he who originated the imperial presidency and “war because I say so.” He was quite open about his belief that the Constitution was subordinate to his own idea of what America was. I think that had Booth failed, or had there been no attempt on Lincoln’s life in the first place, that historians would be far less complimentary of Lincoln than they are.

    This is not, btw, to advocate on behalf of the South. The “Lost Cause” was well and deservedly lost.

  15. ken says:

    I would argue that the most radical president ever was Abraham Lincoln. It was he who originated the imperial presidency and “war because I say so.”

    Actually the oath of office required him to defend the constitution against all enemies both domestic and foreign.

    “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

    On that subject though you might look to G Washington who essentially did the same thing when he led the militia against the rebellion in west Pennsylvania.

  16. An Interested Party says:

    The “Lost Cause” was well and deservedly lost.

    Ahh, but would the South had still lost if Lincoln hadn’t conducted an “imperial” presidency…