Who was Saul Alinsky? Newt Gingrich absolutely hates Alinsky. Republicans absolutely detest him and his memories. Some corporate Democrats sympathize with the Republicans, even if they may not say so in public. That means Alinsky stood up for the little guys against the Big Guys. Bill Moyers is a great American. He says Alinsky was too.
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Republican presidential candidates turned on Mitt Romney in a nationally televised debate on Sunday in a desperate attempt to cut into his huge poll ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary.
The GOP debate in Concord, New Hampshire, and another held just 10 hours earlier in Manchester, was marked by personal, abusive and frequently petty exchanges that highlighted the fractured nature of the modern Republican party, and raised President Barack Obama’s hopes for re-election in November.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said that Newt Gingrich is just the latest of the “fools and clowns” in the Republican presidential race to become a frontrunner.
“I have a structural hypothesis here,” Krugman told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “You have a Republican ideology, which Mitt Romney obviously doesn’t believe in. He just oozes insincerity, that’s just so obvious. But all of the others are fools and clowns. And there is a question here, my hypothesis is that maybe this is an ideology that only fools and clowns can believe in. And that’s the Republican problem.”
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan spoke up in Gingrich’s defense.
“We need a little on the pro-Newt side balance,” she remarked. “The base of the Republican Party knows that the establishment of the Republican Party doesn’t like Newt. That’s a big plus.”
“It was his time,” Krugman explained. “The Republican base does not want Romney and they keep on looking for an alternative. And Newt, although — somebody said, ‘He’s a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person sounds like.’ But he is more plausible than the other guys they’ve been pushing up.”
The Republican Party wasn’t always the party of the rich. President Ronald Reagan once insisted that a bus driver shouldn’t pay the same tax rate as a millionaire. Those days are gone. Of course, the truth is that 66 to 80 percent of the Democratic Party is a party of and for the rich. But today we’re not dealing with that. If you want to see how the transformation occurred in the Republican Party, click the link below.