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Remember the Bobo Doll, that life-sized clown figure you could punch, only to have it bounce back as if it had never been taken out? New Gingrich is a political Bobo Doll, showing his ability to bounce back even when knocked down.

Newt demonstrated his Boboesque ability by re-engaging America immediately following the 2012 election. Using the November 13 release of his new book Victory at Yorktown to gain access to multiple media venues, Gingrich was of course asked during these appearances about the failure of Republicans to advance any significant ideologies, let alone capture the Presidency. In addition to appearing on The View (11/12/12) and the Colbert Report (11/13/12), he was even invited to the Round Table on This Week with George Stephanopoulos (11/18/12). During each of these events, we were again treated to more Newtonisms that mix a little truth with a lot of conjecture.

Though Newt failed to get the Republican nomination, defended candidates Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin (abortion and rape), lied about Obama's stand on late term abortions, and predicted a clear Romney win less than two weeks before the election (citing his credentials as a "historian"), Gingrich was back on multiple networks less than ten days after the win by Democrats. A failure himself, Newt's ironic credential is now his ability to dissect Republican missteps.  

Gingrich once said after a fourth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses "We are not going to go out and run nasty ads. But I do reserve the right to tell the truth." Why does Newt need to reserve the right to tell the truth? Because someday, he might just discover what the truth is. For now, Gingrich is just a political Bobo Doll.


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