As the establishment bemoans the political demise of Kevin McCarthy, the contest to assume the mighty gavel of the Speaker of the House has crossed over from the sublime into the surreal. While drunken John Boehner finds himself trapped in limbo as the leader of the RINOs and the Democrats, the GOPe hustles to get the media to generate the buzz to allow for the replacement of the orange-hued one with former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Ryan has been a wet dream of the oligarchy for years, look no farther for proof than in how he was conscripted and given a billet on the doomed voyage of the Mitt Romney campaign and the smart money should be on Ryan. However, in a bizarre blast from the past the name of none other than Newton Leroy Gingrich has come up.
According to The Hill “Gingrich open to return to Speakership”:
Newt Gingrich said he would consider taking up the Speaker’s gavel again if called upon to by House Republicans.
The former Speaker initially denied any interest in a return to Congress, but when pressed in an interview with radio show host Sean Hannity on Thursday, admitted he would consider it if he had the votes.
“If you were to say to me 218 have called you up and given you their pledge, obviously no citizen could ever turn down that kind of challenge,” Gingrich said, as first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
He compared the scenario to George Washington coming out of retirement to become America’s first president.
“This is why George Washington came out of retirement — because there are moments you can’t avoid,” Gingrich said.
Despite his willingness to take the House’s top job, Gingrich downplayed his chances, saying he would face many of the same obstacles as House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who abruptly dropped out of the race for Speaker on Thursday.
“Remember the McCarthy problem — it’s not getting a majority of the conference, it’s getting 218 votes,” Gingrich said.
Gingrich said he’s more likely to serve as a consultant to the House GOP than as its Speaker. He said it would “be more practical” to sit down with the GOP conference “and try to help them think this through.”
The chubby philandering fascist dwarf’s ego has always been as inflated as the current stock market bubble so drawing comparisons between himself and George Washington is par for the course. The very premise of Newt “coming out of retirement” is absurd because he isn’t even a sitting member of Congress and it would be difficult if not impossible to have a non-elected official end up picked and approved to be second in line of succession, especially Gingrich. While the Constitution is somewhat vague on whether the speakership is limited to a sitting member it would be such an incredible break with history that it would never happen.