Lead 'grafs from two stories at The Week:
"Newt Gingrich says President Obama is trampling the Constitution by refusing to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act...."
"The former Speaker of the House is on the brink of forming an exploratory committee to run for president....."
That's Newt, always the pure and idealistic Public Servant.
Y'know, the Democrats are like a hard-drinkin' uncle, undependable and spendthrift but a lot of fun 'til he passes out and drives into a school bus full of orphans. But the GOP? They're the other uncle, a penny-pinching skinflint who keeps slapping the same old threadbare retreads on his Caddy and claimin' they're just as good as new.
It's possible -- only possible -- that the electorate might like something other than a choice between Marxist notions drunkenly askew (or, worse, maudlin) on one hand and the same old, same old, same old fossilized Nixonian distortions of "conservatism" on the other. Don't hold your breath waiting for it.
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