It was a completely natural segue to this from their conversation about corruption. Does that maybe indicate a problem?
Newt was being interviewed by Chuck Todd, and they covered this topic.
“November ninth – what do we do as a country on November ninth? because it’s been a rough election, and I want to use your words: ‘Most Americans do not find themselves actually alienated from their fellow Americans or truly fearful if the other party wins power. Unlike in Bosnia, Northern Ireland or Rwanda, competition for power in the US remains largely a debate between people who can work together once the election is over.’ That was America circa 2001, as far as you were concerned. Do you believe that’s the case in January of 2017?”
“No. No, I think tragically we have drifted into an environment where if Hillary is elected, the criminal investigations will be endless, and if Trump is elected, it will be just like Madison, Wisconsin, with Scott Walker. The opposition of the government employee unions will be so hostile and so direct and so immediate, that it will be a continuing fight over who controls the country. I think that we are in for a long, difficult couple of years, maybe a decade or more. Because the gap between those of us who are deeply offended by the dishonesty and the corruption and the total lack of honesty on the Clinton team. And on their side, their defense of unions – which they have to defend, I understand that – but that will lead to a Madison, Wisconsin, kind of struggle if Trump wins.”
A lot of Americans have had quite enough of political hacks setting up shop in American institutions only to hijack them to entrench their own political agendas or punish their political rivals.
Here’s what Newt tweeted just today:
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 7, 2016
And that is the heart of the problem. We cannot even trust those people we pay to enforce our laws on our behalf to do so impartially.
Once we’ve lost that, can we truly say we still have a Republic?