Newt Gingrich on Thursday ripped into President Barack Obama’s decision to skip the funeral of former first lady Nancy Reagan as “sending his contempt” and “hostility” toward the presidency and ideology of Ronald Reagan.
“I think that you should never assume that Obama does anything by accident or by some shallow reason,” the former speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate said on “The Mike Gallagher Show.”
Instead of traveling to Simi Valley, California, with first lady Michelle Obama, the president will keep his plans for Austin, Texas, where he will attend the annual South by Southwest festival. Not since John F. Kennedy attended the funeral of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1962 has a sitting president attended the service of a late first lady. Michelle Obama also attended the 2011 funeral of Betty Ford, and the president did not.
We all know Newton is an adulterous scumbag who philandered while his wife battled cancer. So there’s no reason to be surprised that he says nothing in this instance while he spewed venom two years ago.
Considering the campaign, Adams seems really restrained, because he didn’t go the “Jefferson is banging his slaves” route, which not only would have rallied colonial pump truppets to the streets with pitchforks and torches, but also was true.