Newt Gingrich recently went on Meet The Press and ran the gamut. Lawrence O’Donnell came in on the attack hammering Newt on the Fiscal Cliff issue. Then bringing Newts failed analysis of the 1990’s tax reality. By the time the discussion turns to gay marriage Newt is almost taking a back seat role. Newt, after his party took as ass kicking in the last election, is one of the few Republicans that has realized the party needs to move left to regain any relevance. His typical fiery tone and tea party loving has been replaced with concessions to helping average Americans and the 47% achieve upward mobility. It feels odd to say the least. Quiet Newt is the new Newt.

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