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Romney Speaks French, Gingrich Speaks Moron


Little Newt isn’t the heir apparent for the crown of the GOP presidential nomination… and he’s mad as hell about it and won’t take it anymore so he put an ad out that compares Mitt Romney to the yacht tax dodger John Kerry because they both lived in Massachusetts and – Alhors! – speak French!

Newt’s little “takedown” ad is one of the most absurdist things I’ve seen produced by adults in years:

This is supposed to be the message that brings Mitt down to size and catapults the dolt Newt into first place?

Pardon… you speak French?

Associating things with France is generally considered to be an insult in America.  Whether it’s ditching French Fries for Freedom Fries or that when George W. Bush was running against Kerry for re-election his Commerce Secretary Don Evans said this of his boss’ opponent:

[T]he Massachusetts Democrat is “of a different political stripe and looks French”

I’m sure people in other parts of the world are looking at this and asking themselves how can the most powerful nation in the history of mankind really go about choosing their leaders in this manner?

Not only is the ad silly but the “zinger” about Romney is held until the last possible second for “dramatic” effect.

Also, it should be noted that Gingrich, as a teenager, lived in France while his father was stationed there as a soldier… and Newty spoke French!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

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7 Comments on "Romney Speaks French, Gingrich Speaks Moron"

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  1. Steve Dennis says:

    That was an odd line of attack, wasn’t it? I don’t understand what Newt was trying to accomplish by this, he really is getting desperate now.
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  2. LD Jackson says:

    I think it is a simple case of Newt Gingrich allowing his anger and pettiness to rule his actions. As far as petty goes, the ad is about as petty as they come.
    LD Jackson recently posted..Ron Paul Surging in South Carolina, To Gain Endorsement of Senator Tom Davis

  3. Jack Camwell says:

    The best part about French is that “idiot,” is spelled the exact same way as it is in English.
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  4. dean says:

    French-bashing is a popular pasttime among us righties but used in this context, it is childish and insipid. Nice work, Newt. Keep pushing me closer and closer to Mittens.
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