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Chan Lowe: Newt Gingrich panics the GOP


If you cup your hand to your ear, you can hear the harrumphing in the men’s grill down at the club. “Who does this Gingrich think he is? He isn’t playing by the rules! And whatever happened to St. Ron’s eleventh commandment, you know, ‘Never speak ill of another Republican?’ Can you believe he accused Mitt of earning his wealth by shutting down companies and laying off workers? That’s Communist talk. Clearly, Gingrich is only out for himself!

“Remember the last time he was in power? He almost ruined us. If, God forbid, the rabble takes over the primaries and he wins the nomination, not only would it guarantee a Democrat win, we could lose the House and the Senate filibuster as well. Then that upstart community organizer squatting in the White House would have free rein to steal our wealth and lavish it on the welfare queens.

“We never should have co-opted the tea party. The inmates have taken over the asylum. Boehner cracks his whip, and they laugh like it’s wet spaghetti! Whatever happened to wait-your-turn? Discipline? Top-down authority?”

There’s more harrumphing, and somebody orders another single-malt Scotch. “Our only hope,” they agree among themselves, “is that we managed to slip those state anti-voter fraud bills in under the radar. At least they’ll keep their rabble from voting.”

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Yes Chan, we all remember the last time that Newt was in power. It resulted in a balanced budget and real welfare reform. Oh no - the horror in that. It's much better to be stuck in endless trillion dollar deificits as far as the eye can see. You are so spot on with your politicial analysis.

I sure hope that Newt the Grinch gets the nod from the GOP...Chan will have so much fun drawing & writing about him...and so will everyone else..Don't want anybody boring...Gonna put it on my Xmas wish list when I write to Santa..HO HO HO...

Hope Newt gets the nomination as well. Will be so much fun watching him mop the floor with teleprompter man in the debates...

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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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