Since his poor showing in the Iowa caucuses, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has taken a much more aggressive stance against his GOP opponents.
Watch Gingrich attack former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney over his time at Bain Capital (criticism starts at the 4:02 mark):
However, many political commentators believe that the former Speaker has gone too far. On his radio show today, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh was fit to be tied over the Speaker’s recent comments.
“Small businesses have always worried about ‘Big Business’? Main Street has always been suspicious of Wall Street? ‘People have a natural concern?’ They see financiers come in from out of town, take over a company? Take all the profits and leave unemployment behind?” Limbaugh said.
“My gosh, that’s what the people who indict capitalism say!” Limbaugh said. “The way Newt’s talking here, I’ve never heard him speak this way before, I must tell you. And the way he’s speaking -- this sounds like left-wing social engineering.”
Listen to Limbaugh dissect the former Speaker’s recent comments via Daily Rushbo:
Later on his show, Limbaugh addressed additional comments made by the former Speaker.
“Folks, things happen. Sometimes, they happen for a reason. Now, one of the things you have to say that is happening here is, whether he intends it or not, we’re finding out some things about Newt that we didn’t know. He sounds like Elizabeth Warren!” Limbaugh said.
Listen to Limbaugh continue to explain Gingrich’s comments via Daily Rushbo:
And Limbaugh isn’t the only one who’s disappointed with the former Speaker’s comments and these type of attacks on Romney. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) blasted critics for attacking the former Massachusetts governor with Gingrich-esque arguments.
“I think they’re wrong. I think they’re totally misunderstanding the way the market works,” Paul told ABC’s Jonathan Karl in reference to attacks leveled against Romney for his “firing” comments. “They are either just demagoguing or they don’t have the vaguest idea how the market works.”
"I think they’re way overboard on saying that he wants to fire people, he doesn’t care," Paul said. “You save companies, you save jobs when you reorganize companies that are going to go bankrupt. And they don’t understand that.”
Whether he meant to or not, Gingrich (and similar critics) have accomplished one thing: they've united conservatives ranging from Rush Limbaugh, to