Few politicians in history have been more shameless than Newt Gingrich about spouting attacks against adversaries only to hypocritically defend allies who engage in behavior that is similar, or oftentimes worse.
As Trump’s golf game has become increasingly common and astronomically expensive for taxpayers, Gingrich’s proclivity for hypocrisy is coming back to bite him. A tweet recently resurfaced criticizing President Obama (who he called “president obsma”) for the cost of playing golf:
Trump and president obsma both golf but trump doesn't charge the taxpayers $920,000 for a golf weekend in florida.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) March 8, 2013
Progressives and others who dislike hypocrisy have been responding to the four year-old tweet in classic form.
hey newt, it's so cool how you're not even embarrassed to shart in public.
— Victor Samuel Huckabee (@popesaintvictor) March 26, 2017
— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) March 26, 2017
are you drunk?
— Paolo Bacigalupi (@paolobacigalupi) March 26, 2017
And, of course, our personal favorite:
this meme isn't the first place I heard this just sums it up nicely. They went while the healthcare vote was going on pic.twitter.com/QmEVIcg67r
— Louis Savedow (@LSavedow) March 26, 2017
The hypocrisy is staggering and incredibly dangerous. Thankfully, Twitter keeps it entertaining as well.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com