Cult of EMP Crazy: Newt the whore

Posted in Crazy Weapons, Culture of Lickspittle at 2:03 pm by George Smith


Now that Newt Gingrich is enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame atop the heap of horrid GOP presidential hopefuls I can use it as an excuse to show him back when he was basically the famous person for a group of relative nobodies (but persistent nobodies) in the Cult of Electromagnetic Pulse Crazy.

Gingrich has been called a a whore/”rental politician” (most recently by George Will) for anyone who’ll pay him to show up or provide “strategic consulting.” And one of the lobbies that loved him most was the pulsers/bomb Iran group — famous for using EMP doom to push ballistic missile defense.

Here are three videos of Newt on Youtube, doing his EMP doom tap dance. Two of them are for the lobbying group, EMPAct America.

The third is for Fox News where he advocated for starting a war with North Korea back in 2009.

The long version.

If he was President…

So far Newt hasn’t dropped “permanent continental shutdown” and the end of US civilization in the debates.

Why not?

Update, from the evening debate: Gingrich worked electromagnetic pulse doom into it for a minute. And everyone ignored him. No love for EMPAct America.

Sampling from the wires:

He said the biggest undiagnosed danger to national security was an EMP pulse.

It makes more sense than Rick Santorum’s claim that the unspotted danger was Hezbollah in South America.

— BBC North America

Gingrich rattles through a doomsday list: electromagnetic pulses, weapons of mass destruction in an American city and cyber attacks.

— The Daily Telegraph

New Gingrich says he worries about nuclear/WMD attack; electro-magnetic pulse attack, and cyber attack.

— some high button loser blog at the Atlantic


  1. Christoph Hechl said,

    November 23, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Personally i think, that his current best is the demand for child labor in the US:

  2. George Smith said,

    November 23, 2011 at 7:31 am

    It’s a two-fer-the-price-of-one thing. The children are used to bust union labor in schools nationwide.

  3. George Smith said,

    November 23, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Ha-ha! You’ll notice the Fox News vid has been removed by the user. About 24 hours after I linked to it. The Newt fan perhaps doesn’t want attention from the progressives on Newt wanting to start a war with NK.

    Another victory for the forces of reason.

  4. Chris Olson said,

    November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Clearly the threats to America are so incredibly great that the only sane course of action is the conquer the entire planet and install a strict system of “American” military dictatorships with very well paid dictators.

    By the way, please don’t lump Ron Paul in with the “horrid heap”. He is the only hopeful in the entire political landscape who is actually talking about, and would take serious action to end this sort of chicken-hawk war-mongering and “democracy spreading”.

  5. DD said,

    November 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I couldn’t watch the entire thing but did catch a lot of Paul’s material. Along with Huntsman, he was indeed the only person who didn’t sound insane.

  6. Christoph Hechl said,

    November 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

    @ Chris Olson:
    That is an old roman tactic: The latin word “pacere” literally means pacify, but to pacify a province meant to conquer it and bring it under roman control.