Gingrich to Occupy Wall Street: "Go Get a Job Right after You Take a Bath"
1:03 AM, Nov 20, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
At the Iowa family forum Saturday evening, Newt Gingrich took aim at the Occupy Wall Street movement:
The movement "starts with the premise that we all owe them everything," said Gingrich. And the movement's sense of entitlement is a "symptom how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying, 'Go get a job right after you take a bath,'" the former speaker of the House concluded.
Fred Barnes writes in this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD that Gingrich has "told friends he’s like Richard Nixon, not particularly likable and hated by the press and the left." And here we see Gingrich taking a page from Nixon's playbook. If there was one thing Americans disliked more than the not particularly likable Nixon, it was dirty hippies.
Speaking of Occupy Wall Street, check out Matthew Continetti's new WEEKLY STANDARD piece on the movement's intellectual roots: "Anarchy in the U.S.A."