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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Feb 16, 2012/ 23 Shevat, 5772

It's Time for Newt to Go!

By Bob Tyrrell



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | There is a grisly pallor that has beset former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Then, too, there is a lumpiness — to his face, to his features, to his ... well, to his lump.

When he walks into a room, I feel rather sorry for him, but then I feel rather sorry for Bill Clinton, too, and for Hillary. No longer do I call her "Bill's lovely wife Bruno." She looks grandmotherly rather than tough. I guess maybe her coeval from the 1960s generation of student government goody-goodies, Newt, looks grandfatherly rather than brainy. What does Al Gore look like these days, and Jean-Francois Kerry? They all quite abruptly assumed old age.

Yet Newt did it on the field of battle. I suppose I should compliment him for that; he is running once again for high office: the presidency. But there is something manic about his presence in the presidential field. Now he's been reduced to saying that he has been counted out so many times that it's just a matter of time before he wins the presidential nomination. Can anyone other than Newt follow that line of reasoning? I suppose it is a variation on his co-generationist Bill Clinton's claim that he is the Comeback Kid. Newt, however, is not a kid, and he is not coming back.

This week the editors of National Review called upon Newt to quit the race. I second the motion. A couple of weeks ago, Newt called for Rick Santorum, he having only one win in his column, to give up. Now Santorum has four wins, and Newt is stuck with his one forlorn victory an increasingly long time ago.

It is time for Newt to throw his weight behind Santorum or Mitt Romney. It is time for him to retire from the race and go on to become the greatest Futurologist in America and possibly the known world. The present is no place for him. He has displayed his judgment repeatedly, and it is deficient.

He has also displayed his art for the one-liner, and it is destructive — destructive of other Republicans in the race. He began his race for the presidency with a flourish of ostentatious braininess that hurt Congressman Paul Ryan, a real Republican leader. Newt has gone on to endanger Santorum and Romney. It is time for him to go.

National Review asks whether he "remains in the race because he still believes he could become president next year or because he wants to avenge his wounded pride." Those of us who grew up with the 1960s generation recognize that he believes both. He thinks he could be the nominee and indeed the president and that he wants to avenge his pride. In any event, he should quit now. He has already done enough damage. All of his one-liners are being studied by President Obama's staff and will be deployed soon against the Republican nominee.

The only good that has come from Newt's campaign is that Santorum and Romney are getting some practice in parrying Newt's anti-capitalist one-liners. They will be better campaigners against Obama because of Newt.

I suggest that both candidates agree that they are unrepentant proponents of free-market economics. In other words, they side with about 70 percent of the American people. We gave Obama his chance to get the economy back on the path to growth, and he blew it. Worse, he saddled the country with a burden that it will take years to relieve. The community organizer in the White House brought down on America four straight years of deficits, and they were hardly normal deficits. They were all above $1.29 trillion. He initiated an unprecedented four years of federal spending at more than 24 percent of GDP! Now he wants to tax the top 2 percent of income earners to balance the budget somewhere down the road.

Does anyone believe the remaining 98 percent of Americans are not going to be hit by Obama's taxes and very soon? We are headed toward Greece.

This is not the road to growth. It is the road to serfdom, as the great economist F.A. Hayek warned. This presidential campaign should be waged on the topic of President Obama's last four budgets and the onerous burden of ever paying for them.

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