OK, yes, Newt Gingrich is batshit crazy. That's been obvious for a long time. But has he completely lost his mind? Has he suffered a stroke or something?
Or is this just pandering to the Republican base, where you simply can't be too crazy? Or too dumb? Is it actually impossible to be too dumb for the Republican base? Or does Newt Gingrich think that, anyway?
I know that nothing should surprise me anymore, but... yes, this surprises me. It's beyond stupid. It's beyond crazy.
For the record, here's that Robert De Niro "controversy":
In introductions to the first lady before she addressed the crowd of about 85 people, De Niro quipped, "Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney. Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?" According to a pool report from the evening, the line drew a roar of laughs, and De Niro added, "Too soon, right?"
Anyone want to claim that's racist, or even inappropriate? Or has Newt Gingrich just completely lost his mind?