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Newt Gingrich Calls GOP Old Guard a Bit “Crusty”

| On 15, Mar 2013

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If this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black.

Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke with CNN on Friday about his party. Since we are in the midst of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the GOP has been getting a lot more press this week.

Gingrich was asked about the state of his party. He responded that he was hopeful about its outlook because of rising state-level stars, including Govs. Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, and several others across the country.

For me, the music came to a screeching halt when Gingrich stated why he thought the Republican Party needed an overhaul.

“I do think the old guard of the party gets a little too crusty and a little too anti-ideas, and I think that’s unfortunate,” he told the hosts of “Starting Point.”

Ummmmmmm …. I know I didn’t witness Newt Gingrich speaking in the third person about “old guard,” “crusty,” and “anti-ideas.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t he PART of the problem?! Since when does he absolve himself from the failings of the party?

For decades, older and predominantly white men have run the Republican Party. I do agree with Newt that things need to change for them. I guess I’ll have to wait until the rhetoric because an actual reality.

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