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Friday, October 21, 2016

Newt Gingrich is airing his first Iowa television ad, and as suits the former history teacher’s personality, the spot is rife with grand historical sweep and obsessed by that persistent conservative impulse to literally turn back time:

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  • BrianJ.Gould

    I can’t imagine the simplistic mental state of anyone who would see this as anything other than sentimental pandering to paranoid xenophobes. Showing scenes of a peaceful gentle world that nobody lives in with a narrative of some of the most hateful destructive propaganda and lies sickens me to my core. Hey I got an idea! Why don’t you actually say what you mean Newt. You want power at any cost for no reason other than to have it so you can continue your path of ideological (it’s really bad that the word logic is contained within that word that means anything but) nonsense that benefits no one but you. You are the only person you ever have, or ever will, care about and you will say or do anything to further your interest in yourself. You are a power whore. Can’t wait for you to implode. Oh, I mean for the second time this year.

  • buzzquick

    The music sounds like it came from Forest Gump. He is a mean spirited, right wing carpet bagger. His message is shrouded by the ad. Don’t know if you caught it, the picture of the Iowa Capitol building.

  • annagsalerno

    I am old enough to remember Newt Gingrich and I don’t like or trust him… Ron Paul is the answer so far!!

  • Libertarian

    I think he’ll get a lot of mileage out of that ad. I think it’s a perfect fit for the audience (i.e. Iowa).