“We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.”

Newt Gingrich, in Virginia Beach, certainly seems to have learned to talk the talk.

More: Allahpundit. And Ken Silber has a few “pagan” quotes to recommend to Gingrich, including this from Cicero: “Orators are most vehement when their cause is weak.”

About Walter Olson

Fellow at a think tank in the Northeast specializing in law. Websites include overlawyered.com. Former columnist for Reason and Times Online (U.K.), contributor to National Review, etc.
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4 Responses to “We are living in a period where we are surrounded by paganism.”

  1. Mark says:

    The infantilization of the GOP continues.

    Neither abortion or gay marriage is a big issue to me, but I increasingly find myself becoming more accepting of both given the incantations of the witch doctors and their political sycophants, like “Newt”.

  2. kurt9 says:

    I agree. This is why the GOP and conservatism, in general, is sinking into irrelevancy. Almost everyone I know personally is moderate to liberal on social issues. Some are very pro-free market and limited government, as I am. Others tend to be more socialistic with regards to economic issues. Of all of the people I know personally, only one of them is even close to fitting the social conservative model.

    Of course, I live in the Western U.S. (Pacific Northwest), which seems to consist either of libertarian types or liberal-left types.

    Historically, when one party disappears (like the Whigs, for example) the other part breaks in two and a new two party system emerges. I think the GOP in its current form will disappear and the Democrats will break in two, with the more “conservative” (economically speaking) democrats forming a new party with moderate republicans.

  3. Donna B. says:

    That could happen kurt9. I certainly do not and will not belong to the party that Newt Gingrich seems to be advocating.

  4. Susan says:

    If you could figure out what he’s advocating. It seems to change according to the composition of his audience.

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