If you want a good laugh that’s a blast from the past, catch Ann Coulter’s article about 1990s era Gingrich and his promotion of New Age Futurist Alvin Toffler. An excerpt is below:
Not only were they completely crazy, but Newt’s grand schemes didn’t quite fit the Republican model of a small, unintrusive federal government.
But Gingrich became a Toffler acolyte when he was an assistant history professor at West Georgia College and attended a Toffler seminar in Chicago. Alvin didn’t notice Gingrich at the time, but later remarked: “He kept reminding me of himself in letters.”
(Note that the maharishi of the information age and his No. 1 groupie kept in touch by writing each other letters.)
Soon, Gingrich was writing a foreword to a Toffler book — the same one on the Republicans’ reading list — and spending Christmas with the pro-choice, anti-school prayer, Christian Coalition-hating Tofflers. Yes, there’s nothing like having an old-fashioned Christmas with a doddering couple who hate prayer and Christians, love abortion and are afraid of their microwave.
(Incidentally, this was around the same time the purportedly pro-abortion Mitt Romney, as a Mormon elder, was pressuring a woman who wanted to abort her child to continue the pregnancy and give up the baby for adoption — something he was attacked for in Teddy Kennedy campaign ads a few years later.)
At the end of Gingrich’s first year as House speaker, his endless, nutty pronunciamentos — in addition to his plan to entrust Republicans’ legislative agenda to an old couple whose living room VCR continuously flashed “12:00″ — had driven his public approval numbers into the dirt.
Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2011/12/07/the-newt-history-you-ought-to-know/#ixzz1g15briJ0