Month: December 2011

Do the Pundits Still Have Credibility?

It’s been quite entertaining watching pundits like Sean Hannity explain why it is, all of a sudden, no longer important that a candidate have a record of being for small government. Sean Hannity said recently he didn’t care what Newt Gingrich did fifteen years go, and that what matters is what he is for, right now.

I was under the impression that pretty much everyone agreed that politicians will say just about anything to get elected. Now we are told, we must go by what candidates like Newt are saying? We’re supposed to disregard his actions? It just makes me laugh.

But we have to defeat Obama, we are told. “Imagine a great debater like Gingrich debating Obama.” In situations like this one, the truth really does come out. It isn’t about implementing what is right for the country, for these people. It isn’t about fixing our problems. It is simply a game. It’s about winning. It really doesn’t matter to them whether Gingrich would continue the same Obama policies, as long as he has an R next to his name. Continue reading