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Newt Gingrich’s latest campaign ad is the shoestringiest thing you could possibly make if you wanted to simply remind people that you speak loudly and forcefully in debates, insult your competitors whilst sounding like a hormonally-charged high school debate team member, and categorically cannot stand the President. The ad consists of Star Wars-like music combined with two debate snippets and some applause. And that’s kind of it. Muffin does show up at the very end to approve the message…of himself speaking and being applauded.

There are words. Words about how more people have gotten on food stamps under Obama “than any president in American history” and how if liberals don’t like people being happy then screw them, basically. (???) The ad ends by Gingrich promising that he will help people find jobs, get jobs, keep jobs, and then eventually “own” jobs. What?

White House press secretary Jay Carney responded to the food stamps comment (which occurred during Monday’s debate in South Carolina), making the obvious hello-there-is-a-recession observation and also calling a spade a spade i.e. Newt Gingrich “crazy.” [BuzzFeed]

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