Great analysis of Nancy Pelosi’s threatened blackmail of Newt Gingrich, from Bill Quick of Daily Pundit (via The Other McCain).  It sure does feel good to read and imagine:

You know what, though?  She’s got bupkus that will make any difference.  The Dems are absolutely terrified of Newt Gingrich in the White House.  He’s got their numbers, knows where all their bodies, living and dead, are buried, and has a history of doing more damage to their power than any single man since the advent of the FDR era.  Remember, it was Newt who broke their half-century stranglehold on the House of Representatives, the wellspring of legislation, a stranglehold they’ve never since really regained.  They fear him with a great fear, and with extremely good reason.

The last time a master legislator like Newt was in the White House, his name was Lyndon Baines Johnson, and he rammed through Congress the enabling legislation of the Great Society, a morass that continues to drown us to this day.  It’s going to take somebody of Newt’s caliber and understanding of the inner workings of the legislature to kill Obamacare once and for all, and to begin to unravel the wounds the Dems have inflicted on the republic and on liberty over the past eighty years.

Yes, Joan, you can have another cigarette.

Update:  Thanks to Joan for the h/t on this, which kinda proves the point made above: