America's Retarded Return to McCarthyism
Submitted by: lalapancakes⚫ 6 months ago in
When I hear the name Newt, I mostly prefer to think of the little girl from Aliens. Mostly. Not the milky flaccid bag of bones who told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he cheated on his last two wives because he "loves America more." Not the chalky exoskeleton who’s been fixated on Nazi’s and Mussolini for his whole political career. Not the chelated red lipped creep who laments the trouble with child labor laws getting in the way of the poor, actually poor children. I try to not think of Newt Gingrich at all because the idea of a human like that serving the United States reminds me of how batshit everything can be. I am absolutely baffled how Donald Trump is taking this man into consideration for a place in his presidential cabinet not only because his career has been a mess of flip flopping and nut jobbery but especially after Gingrich just came out this year for the reissue of a new House Committee on Un-American Activities.
“(CNN)Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is calling for the creation of a new House Committee on Un-American Activities, invoking the infamous ‘Red Scare’-era congressional body as a blueprint for weeding out American ISIS adherents and sympathizers.
‘We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis,’ he said during an appearance on ‘Fox and Friends’ this week. ‘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.’ Gingrich, a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, has been touted as a potential running mate for the presumptive Republican nominee.”
It’s hard to not read this and think, “Fuck. Is this country actually going to do this again?”