Liberal radio host Bill Press on Friday called Newt Gingrich "the suicide bomber of the Republican Party."
Appearing on MSNBC's Politics Nation, Press said of the former Speaker of the House, "He's in [the race] to take down as many people as he can as he goes down, and he has that same silly grin on his face when he pulls the plug as a suicide bomber" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
Host Al Sharpton asked his guest why Gingrich can't win.
Press responded, "I don't think the Republican Party will, they know who is. He's been nothing but a destructive force as Bob pointed out his entire career."
"They're not going to let him become the nominee," he added.
So much for civil political discourse a year after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.