Newt Gingrich

“Let me go a step further, because remember, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and Orlando involve American citizens. We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. And we’re going take much tougher positions. In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetration in the United States. We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here.”

Before you start to make apologies for Jabba the Hutt, remember – the fat fuck is a history professor. 1 So he knows how well HUAC turned out. Which argues the piece of shit wants another “red scare”; he wants further governmental intrusion into American’s lives. Which makes sense, I suppose, as that’s exactly what the ReThugs in general want.

The Return of HUAC falls in line with his previous stance on GITMO; he’d love to expand it. And he may get his wish because what he’s proposing would ultimately involve internment camps. 2 Not just for Muslims, I expect, but for anyone the new committee decides is “un-American.”

Maybe you.

At this point all I hope Trump picks someone for his running mate who’s merely oily and venal. Christie, perhaps.

Wake up, people.
Newt Gingrich

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  1.  Said fat fuck’s errors aside: for example, HUAC wasn’t a standing committee until after the war.
  2. And, no, I’m pretty damn sure the ReThugs won’t recognize the glittering irony in setting up internment camps in the U.S. where they refuse to bring in GITMO detainees.

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