It’s been clear for a while that Gingrich has been desperate to take down Romney in this primary. Newt blames Mitt for several ads attacking his record, and he clearly believes that those ads have hurt his campaign. Were they false? Doesn’t matter. Gingrich’s strategy has been a full on attack…including some incredibly desperate and despicable attacks…like saying Mitt wants to take kosher food away from Holocaust survivors. Wait…What?
“I'm embarrassed for Newt Gingrich supporters,” Glenn said on radio.
Glenn said that people put their faith in Newt Gingrich and truly believe that he is the right man to lead this country…only to have him betray that trust by having this message play on robocalls to potential voters.
As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney vetoed a bill paying for kosher food for our seniors in nursing homes. Holocaust survivors, who for the first time, were forced to eat non-kosher, because Romney thought $5 was too much to pay for our grandparents to eat kosher. Where is Mitt Romney’s compassion for our seniors? Tuesday you can end Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy on religious freedom, with a vote for Newt Gingrich. Paid for by Newt 2012.
But as Patrick Brennan at the National Review explains:
In 2003, amid a budget crisis and rapidly rising Medicare costs, several nursing homes in Massachusetts considered cutting costs by closing their kosher kitchens and instead providing catered or prepackaged kosher food. The state legislature proposed an additional $600,000 in spending to prevent this from happening, but Romney vetoed it, due to state budget constraints. The legislature, as was their wont, overrode him anyway, and the kitchens, let along the kosher food supply, were never cut. In no sense could Romney be said to have tried to “eliminate” kosher meals or their funding.
Glenn said, “If Newt Gingrich is at all involved in that, it's sick. It's really sick. Somebody who says he's a supporter of Israel. You don't support any God stuff by lying. You don't. This is beyond this is not a fudge. This isn't a half truth. This is an out and out lie. And you're using fear of the Holocaust. It's sick.”