America must be collectively hitting the 2012 election panic button as Newt Gingrich is surging once again in the polls. Are GOP voters so desperate for someone who can ‘beat Obama’ they are willing to overlook the fact they are a blatant big government progressive just to defeat him? If Newt continues to surge, apparently so.

The latest polls out of South Carolina show a slight drop off for Mitt Romney, an increase for Santorum, and an increase for Newt Gingrich, giving him the biggest lead he has had in quite some time. Why should this disturb you? Well, just remember who South Carolina gave us last election—Progressive RINO, Senator John McCain.

This is a truly incredible turn of momentum considering the news that has been surrounding Newt Gingrich lately. Not only are the mainstream media news outlets already openly collecting ammo against the former Speaker of the House from his less-than-perfect past, but his record of being a progressive is well documented. After three years hearing from Tea Partiers, speaking to conservatives, and sharing the progressive history with his audience, Glenn’s reaction to the poll numbers shouldn’t surprise you.

GLENN: America, you hire Newt Gingrich, if you run Newt Gingrich R A, you’re going to lose the election. But if you if you go for Newt Gingrich and he strangely does win the election, come what may. It’s on your head. It’s on your head. And that’s great. Maybe I’m all wrong and it’s going to be sunshine and lollipops. But I’m telling you this guy is a progressive. And you remember when I will ring the bell equally on both sides. Do you remember when I told you that there’s going to come a time when the progressives, somebody’s going to want to grab the pendulum. Well, we have the conditions that are being sown right now. And the pendulum is going to stop, possibly stop temporarily. Like it did in the Civil War with Abraham Lincoln, where he suspends. Now, are you going to have somebody to release the pendulum? Because things in this country are getting out of control. Do you have somebody that understands the Constitution or do you have somebody that understands the progressive movement and has modeled himself after every bad progressive president we’ve ever had. He extolls the progressive presidents. Now, do you want a progressive that understands that the Declaration of Independence is not important and the Constitution is ever changing. Do you want a big government progressive? We already have one. Has this whole fight been a lie? Has this whole Tea Party thing been a lie? Because if you are voting for Newt Gingrich, you are voting for everything, everything that I thought you were against. I thought you wanted a man of character that was going to tell you the truth, be able to be trustworthy. I thought that’s what you wanted. I thought you wanted somebody that was for small government. I thought when you were against government healthcare, you were actually against government healthcare. But maybe you just didn’t like the brand that Barack Obama was giving you and so you want government healthcare from your guy. I thought you were against all of these things that he is for. I thought you understood the progressive movement if you found it evil. If the you vote for Newt Gingrich, you’re a liar. To yourself. You are lying. You have lied either to me, to yourself for the last two years because there’s no way, no way to justify this in your mind. No way.