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The Megyn Kelly-Newt Gingrich Battle: What Should We Think?

The Megyn Kelly-Newt Gingrich showdown was epic! But how should Conservatives and Christians respond?

Here’s the amazing Megyn Kelly-Newt Gingrich battle, if you haven’t seen it yet:

Even the mainstream media was awestruck—and in a less partisan way that we’d expect. Rebecca Sinderbrand’s column in the Washington Post began this way:

There are times when words do not do complete justice to a moment. Tuesday night’s Newt Gingrich-Megyn Kelly showdown is one of those times, which is why we’ve included the clip above of its final moments. (Here’s the full interview, from the top.)

Gingrich, on Fox in his role as a Donald Trump surrogate, had questioned the stories of women who’ve come forward to accuse Trump of sexual assault — and the relative importance of the controversy itself, relative to Hillary Clinton’s alleged misdeeds.

Kelly pushed back. “As a media story, we don’t get to say that 10 women are lying. We have to cover that story, sir,” said the Fox anchor.

“Sure. Okay,” Gingrich said. “So, so it’s worth 23 minutes of the three networks to cover that story, and Hillary Clinton had a secret speech in Brazil to a bank that pays her 225,000 [dollars], saying her dream is an open border where 600 million people could come to America — that’s not worth covering …”

“That is worth covering,” interjected Kelly. “And we did.”

Gingrich was still speaking: “ … I mean, you want to go back through the tapes of your show recently, you are fascinated with sex, and you don’t care about public policy.”

Kelly was not exactly being truthful. Ten women waiting years and then waiting during the primary, then waiting through the general election, and then all coming forward in the last month is unprecedented, if they were truly victimized. That was not the pattern of Bill Clinton’s accusers. By framing the issue the way she did, Kelly was advocating that Trump’s accusers were credible. Gingrich knew she was being an advocate and it angered him.

I don’t blame him.

Nevertheless, Trump has been an immoral man and there are questions as to how far that went and if he has changed any.

So, let’s review some key facts.

First, none of us gave him his record-breaking victory in the primaries. Massive numbers of people voted for him because they believed he was an outsider and that he was a fighter. If you were one of those people who is now regretting your vote in the primary, you should forget about it. If you could go back in time and change your vote, it wouldn’t change a thing.

Second, if these stories and allegations would have made a difference during the primaries, then the mainstream media is responsible for Donald Trump being the nominee. They obviously sat on these stories hoping they could hurt Trump with his base in the general election.

Third, we are not obligated to commit national suicide by helping Hillary get enthroned because of the past sins, real or alleged, of Donald Trump. Our obligation is to stop Hillary, save the Supreme Court, stay out of World War III, defend freedom of conscience, repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, and try to overthrow the ruling class in this country. Donald Trump is the only chance we have of doing that to any degree.

Fourth, there is still nothing that Donald Trump has done that is worse than what the Clintons have done to women.

Finally, conservatives know that spreading immorality in society means we must worry about people getting hurt—especially women. So, when you see Kelly trying to capitalize on a woman’s moral outrage, remember her contribution to the culture:

Let’s stop the manipulation and do the best we can, as Christians, with what we’ve got.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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