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Gingrich's Latest Target: Elitist Apartment-Dwelling Subway Riders

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In a speech at a rally for the National Association of Home Builders last Thursday, posing in front of an unbuilt home that no one will ever buy because no one can get a mortgage, alleged fiscal conservative Newt Gingrich argued on behalf of home ownership and government support of it, and in the process ridiculed people who ride the subway, of which there are apparently some in this country. Gingrich determined that people who ride the subway also don't own homes, and lazily take public transportation that, well, their tax dollars help pay for from their "high-rise apartments" to their jobs at "fancy newspapers in the middle of town." These elitist assholes don't see the value of owning their own home (or owning their own job?), Gingrich surmised. Maybe they should just...like...move to Paris! Where there is more subway than there is Subway, and where being a snob doesn't get you verbally excommunicated by a windbag with too much time on his hands.


The segment in question (and here is the whole 14-minute video, if you really want it):

Those who, you know, live in high-rise apartment buildings writing for fancy newspapers in the middle of town after they ride the metro, who don’t understand that for most Americans the ability to buy a home, to have their own property, to have a sense of belonging is one of the greatest achievements of their life, and it makes them feel like they are good solid citizens...

Here are a few of the million reasons this makes no sense.

1. Implying that America should have less public transportation than it already does is ... amazing/not surprising, coming from someone whose hobby involves fabricating the way things were in olden times.

2. Gingrich used to advise Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which the government/we control(s) with our monies. With this speech, Gingrich is basically back to where he stood before he ran for president, when he was an "historianian," if you will. He now positions himself as someone who wants the government out of mortgages and everything else. Less than a month ago he was saying that very thing, calling for the breakup of Fannie and Freddie.

3. Don't know if you've noticed, but there's nothing fancy about newspapers. [Wall Street Journal]

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On Monday, Gloria Vanderbilt -- socialite, jeans lady, and mom of Anderson Cooper -- passed away at the age of 95. In more normal times, this would merely result in a few obituaries and tributes about her life, and the requisite few RIP tweets.

Unfortunately, we do not live in normal times. These days, no celebrity can die without it becoming the purview of the crazypants QAnon cult, followers of which believe that no one ever dies under normal circumstances, especially not 95-year-old ladies.

Vanderbilt and her family were already something of an obsession with these people due to several "Q proofs" accusing her of doing magic spells, wearing magic illuminati owl necklaces, and [checks notes] doing something involving "red shoes," which the QAnon people think people only wear if they love sacrificing children to Satan.

Yes, this is a thing. No, I do not know if they are also mad at Elvis Costello.

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