Apparently starved for attention, Newt Gingrich makes an ass of himself.

Which isn’t to imply he wasn’t always an ass, but now he’s reaching new levels of asshole-ish-ness. A level so high I had to make up a new word for it:

Gingrich: Young Americans ‘Massacred’ by Illegal Immigrants – Cox Newspapers

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Tuesday he is “sickened” that President Bush and Congress went on vacation “while young Americans in our cities are massacred” by illegal immigrants.

Gingrich, who is considering a run for the White House, was referring to the recent execution-style murders of three college students on a school playground in Newark, N.J.

One man whom police believe was involved in the murders — Jose Lachira Carranza — is an illegal immigrant from Peru who had been released on bail on charges of raping a child when the murders occurred.

Gingrich said that the “war here at home” against illegal immigrants is “even more deadly than the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

He has to know how stupid he sounds in trying to make out this incident as being worse than the shit thats going down in Iraq and Afghanistan. He can’t be that incredibly stupid to not realize just how idiotic his argument sounds.

Yes, I’m trying desperately to give him the benefit of the doubt here.

“The federal government’s incompetence, timidity and uncoordinated efforts to identify and deport criminal illegal aliens have had devastating consequences for innocent Americans,” Gingrich said in a newsletter.

“As an American, I am sickened that the political leadership of America could continue to go on vacation and do nothing,” he said. “Why are the August vacations for the president and the Congress more precious than the lives of young Americans who are being killed because of government incompetence and inaction?”

With the way he’s carrying on you’d think huge roving bands of illegal aliens are setting off car bombs in shopping malls or something. It seems obvious to me this is nothing more than political theater of stunningly high asshole proportions.

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