The Gingrich campaign has made publicly available a very long letter from Pastor Jim Garlow to his followers explaining why he has endorsed Gingrich. It’s really amusing to read. The crazy and stupid is so thick and rich that you could put it on your pancakes in the morning. A few highlights:
I recognize that secularists in the media and political opposition will desperately search for “other women” from Mr. Gingrich‟s distant past. There is a season of his life that he cannot and does not defend. He was the third most powerful man in the world, estranged from his wife for a span of several years, and not adequately grounded upon the truth of God‟s Word. I suspect that he would never defend that season of his life.
You mean other than claiming that it only happened — in the passive voice; he didn’t do it, those things just happened — because he loved his country too much.
Even his critics stand in awe of the capabilities of his brain. The most common phrase people use is “he is the smartest man in the room.” And he is. I am ready to have a president who has intellectual depth. The mainstream media have tried toportray Barak Obama as an intellectual. I have serious doubts. (I would like to see hisuniversity records released.) With knowledge, we need wisdom. Knowledge is data. Wisdom is how to use the knowledge. Mr. Gingrich has that. Can‟t we have an occasional president who is a scholar?
As someone, I think Andrew Sullivan, said a while back, Newt Gingrich is a dumb person’s idea of what a smart person is like.
“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it,” saidone. “A knowledge of history makes one wise without the gray hair and wrinkles,” said another. His grasp of history gives him an enormous advantage in understanding the solutions to today’s problems.
He doesn’t have a grasp of history at all. What he has is a grasp of how to use history for the purposes of demagoguery. That’s why he continually claims that the Supreme Court “banned prayer from public schools” and “found that reading the Bible in public schools was unconstitutional.” The court, of course, did nothing of the sort. That’s why he offers up fake and long-debunked quotes from the founding fathers.