Newt Gingrich’s Hypocritical Bow

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As noted in The Atlantic today by Max Fisher, Newt Gingrich was in Paris recently to meet with leaders of the State Department listed terrorist organization Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), and their leader Maryam Rajavi. Aside from the brazen illegality of Gingrich’s visit and public display of support to a terrorist organization (something which has been well documented by those who still care about the concept of equality under the law), it was interesting that Mr. Gingrich chose to make a bizarre show of bowing down to Rajavi upon meeting her. To be fair the MEK is widely known to be a cult of personality which uses intense psychological manipulation and coercion to keep its grip on supporters so perhaps Gingrich couldn’t help himself, however his decision to prostrate himself in front of Dear Leader was especially hypocritical given his own recent history.

Here’s a Gingrich campaign advertisement from his disastrous Presidential campaign where he makes a point of criticizing and mocking Barack Obama’s bow before the Saudi king. Surely Gingrich would never criticize someone for doing something he himself would do, as that would make him quite a stunning hypocrite.

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