A few days ago they held a reunion for the 1994 House Republican incoming class, which could just as easily have been billed as a conference for disgraced House speakers if Jim Wright had been invited. Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay were there and Gingrich was spouting the bigoted and ignorant Diseased Immigrant Myth — with Ebola, of course.
In addition to promoting the forthcoming installment of his picture book series chronicling Ellis the Elephant’s adventure’s through American history, Gingrich bemoaned the current state of the GOP.
“The fact that we do not have positive themes and positive issues is going to cost us seats this fall,” Gingrich posited, “because moderates and independents aren’t going to turn out. It’s an enormous mistake.”…
Gingrich and DeLay also fielded questions about immigration policy, though neither acknowledged the growing realization among many of their peers that if the GOP doesn’t take some affirmative stance on the issue in the next two years, they could pay for it at the polls in 2016.Gingrich said a porous border meant undocumented individuals could come into the United States carrying Ebola. Wicker piped in that if Congress were ever to try again to pass a comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation, it would have to be piecemeal, and the very first bill — a border security bill — would need to be signed into law by the president before lawmakers did anything else.
Let me repeat Gingrich’s argument: Republicans need to have a positive message, beginning with me claiming, with no evidence whatsoever, that Obama is letting immigrants bring Ebola into the country. Never mind that Ebola doesn’t exist in the countries those immigrants are coming from. Because when he says “positive message” he obviously means baseless fear-mongering. What a surprise.