(H/T: Hot Air Headlines) It’s an extremely sarcastic exercise in spleen against Newt Gingrich by John Ziegler, and it needs some rather drastic editing for length. And then even more editing to avoid gratuitously insulting the conservative base. And the entire population of South Carolina. Probably should have avoided suggesting that Gingrich is some sort of ritual magician, come to think of it. All in all, two things to take away from this article: the first is, this is not how you convince people that you’re right and they, specifically, are wrong. This is instead how you convince people that you’re being a petulant jackass.
The second, somewhat contradictory thing is even petulant jackasses can have a point, sometimes: in this case, that Gingrich will have more difficulties with winning the general election than a lot of his supporters seem ready to concede. I hear a lot of people talk about how they’d rather lose with Gingrich than lose with Romney, which is… well, kind of defeatist, actually, but never mind that right now. But I also hear some people talk about how they’d rather lose with Gingrich than win with Romney, which is frankly absurd. To quote somebody or other: this is what defeat looks like.