File under: "Conservatives Have Always Been Shit".
Here is a small sampling, starting with disgrace adulterer, full-time grifter, Respected Teevee Pundit and future Vatican layabout, Newton Leroy Ginrich in 1995:
...On Tuesday Mr Gingrich, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, chose to see a moral in the story, a weapon in his battle with President Bill Clinton over Republican plans to slash welfare spending and ease taxes on the rich. "Let's talk about what the welfare state has created," he said, addressing Republican state governors in New Hampshire. "Let's talk about the moral decay of the world the left is defending." Then he talked about the murders. "This happened in America. It happened in America because for two generations we haven't had the guts to talk about right and wrong ..."Now, a country which has this kind of thing going on - and this is not an isolated incident: there's barbarity after barbarity; there's brutality after brutality. And we shake our heads and say 'Well, what's going wrong?' What's going wrong is a welfare system which subsidised people for doing nothing; a criminal system which tolerated drug-dealers; an educational system which allows kids to not learn and which rewards tenured teachers who can't teach, while destroying poor children who it traps in the process with no hope. And then we end up with the final culmination of a drug- addicted underclass with no sense of humanity, no sense of civilisation, and no sense of the rules of life in which human beings respect each other."
And the entire Republican media machine got behind the "Hillary Clinton Assassinated Vince Foster" lie during the 1990s and never let it go:
On May 2, 1999, the Washington Post published new details on the pursuit of a Foster conspiracy in an article by David Brock, a key figure in the Troopergate and Whitewater scandals whose disillusionment with the political corruption motivating what would come to be known as the Arkansas Project ended his lifelong commitment to the Conservative movement and facilitated public dissemination of insider details on G.O.P. machinations. The article explains how Brock was "summoned" to a meeting with Rex Armistead in Miami, Florida at an airport hotel. Brock claims that Armistead laid out for him an elaborate "Vince Foster murder scenario" – a scenario that he found implausible.In an interview for Salon.com in 2000, Brock also revealed that he and Armistead received funding throughout Clinton's two terms in office from Richard Scaife for the initiative known as the Arkansas Project. The Project reportedly aimed to discredit the sitting president and first lady through investigations into a range of issues that could potentially prove problematic for the couple, from rehashed drug smuggling allegations to their long-standing relationship with Foster and other professionals/officials in Arkansas.Another prominent reporter to have received funds from Scaife was Christopher W. Ruddy – a former writer for the Scaife-owned Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (and later founder of NewsMax). Eventually, Scaife became the third-largest stockholder of Ruddy's Newsmax; and both NewsMax and the WorldNetDaily continued to publish materials that showed the Clintons in a negative light.Ruddy also enjoyed the backing of Joseph Farah and Farah's organization, the Western Journalism Center. This group supplied him with "additional expense money, funding for Freedom of Information Act requests, legal support and publicity" around his book deal & the requisite research into a conspiracy surrounding Foster's death. Simon & Schuster published his findings in 1997 as The Strange Death of Vincent Foster.In the book, he discusses mistakes and transgressions that occurred in the original investigations – in particular, alleged obstruction of justice by White House Counsel Bernard Nussbaum – but stops short of positing an original theory on the circumstances surrounding Foster's death. Interviews revealed his personal belief that some sort of cover-up took place, which involved moving Foster's body from the (unknown) site of his death to the park where it was discovered.Despite Ruddy's disputed assertions, the Western Journalism Center "placed some 50 ads reprinting Ruddy's [previous] Tribune-Review stories in the Washington Times in 1999; and then refashioned the Times articles into a $12 packet called simply The Ruddy Investigation". Shortly thereafter, the Center "circulated a video featuring Ruddy's claims, Unanswered: The Death of Vincent Foster, that was produced by James Davidson, chairman of the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) and co-editor of the Strategic Investment newsletter."
Note: There is a helluva punch-line that goes with the story of the Vince Foster lie, but you'll have to wait for it.
Here are Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson -- two pillars of the Republican Party -- in 2001 blaming 9/11 on Liberals:
In 2004, Dick Cheney warned that, if Democrats win, your kids will probably be killed in terrorist attacks:
Cheney: Wrong Vote Invites Attack
Vice President Dick Cheney says the United States will risk another terrorist attack if voters make the wrong choice on Election Day, suggesting Sen. John Kerry would follow a pre-Sept. 11 policy of reacting defensively."It's absolutely essential that eight weeks from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right choice, because if we make the wrong choice then the danger is that we'll get hit again and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States," Cheney told supporters at a town-hall meeting Tuesday...
In 2005, Karl Rove, just could not stop staggering up to microphones and slandering Liberals:
In his speech, Rove said no issue better illustrated the philosophical difference between liberals and conservatives than national security. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war," he said in a prepared text released by the White House. "Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers."Rove went on to say that conservatives wanted to "unleash the might and power" of the military against the Taliban in Afghanistan, while liberals wanted to submit petitions. He cited a petition he said was backed by MoveOn.org that called for "moderation and restraint" in responding to the attacks....
In 2006, Respected Conservative Big Thinker, Ramesh Ponnuru, publishes "The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life"
And of course, the Right's reactions to the Obama Administration was one, eight-year-long, unhinged, primal scream of "They're Gonna Kill Us All!!!!"
And what is the Party of Personal Responsibility up to today? Other than promising to doom untold numbers of your fellow citizens to death and misery by stripping tens of millions of Americans of their health care? And turning polluters loose on your air and water, and banksters loose on your 401k? And gutting public education. And plundering what's left of the Land of the Free to enrich themselves and their cronies. and leaving our kids broken and ruined?
Any surprise that we've come back around to Newton Leroy Gingrich?
Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity keep Seth Rich conspiracies aliveProminent conservatives won't stop spreading conspiracy theories about a slain DNC staffer
They have always been shit.
And the punch-line from the "Vince Foster" lie from the 1990s?
Christ Ruddy, the Newsmax bottom-feeding scumbag who was pushing the hell out of the Vince Foster lie back in the 1990s...
...is the very the same Chris Ruddy, Newsmax bottom-feeding scumbag, who is now also a paid ABC News Contributor.
The same Newsmax bottom-feeding scumbag who was given a place of honor at the Beltway Big Media table just yesterday --
STEPHANOPOULOS: We got a lot to talk about now on our roundtable. I'm joined by our chief political analyst Matthew Dowd; Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, the deputy chair of the DNC; Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy, a friend of the president's who's joining us now as an ABC News contributor; and Democratic strategist Stephanie Cutter...
-- and who said this on network teevee --
RUDDY: So many stories, fake news stories, are becoming fact here...
-- without being sundered by a bolt of lightening from on high, or even being asked a single, inconvenient questions by any of his fellow panelists about his past as a conspiracy-mongering Newsmax bottom-feeding scumbag.
Because God's away on business.
And The Gingrich Rules are forever.