Does Newt Gingrich have 'tiger blood' too? (Update: The wrath of Rush awaits)

Through his press spokesman he has just done a Sheen, declaring himself "winning!" while actually losing.

“The literati sent out their minions to do their bidding,” Tyler wrote. “Washington cannot tolerate threats from outsiders who might disrupt their comfortable world. The firefight started when the cowardly sensed weakness. They fired timidly at first, then the sheep not wanting to be dropped from the establishment’s cocktail party invite list unloaded their entire clip, firing without taking aim their distortions and falsehoods. Now they are left exposed by their bylines and handles. But surely they had killed him off. This is the way it always worked. A lesser person could not have survived the first few minutes of the onslaught. But out of the billowing smoke and dust of tweets and trivia emerged Gingrich, once again ready to lead those who won’t be intimated by the political elite and are ready to take on the challenges America faces.”

The criticism Gingrich has allegedly survived (as a non-lesser person, apparently) has come entirely from the right, because his comments came from the left. So who is this "literati" of whom you speak? And who are these "minions?" A lesser person might know that they are the people you need supporting you to win the GOP nomination.

Update: The backfire begins!

Update: Tabitha Hale gets out the fork.

Update: Rush responds. What's the over\under on how many minutes Rush devotes to this on tomorrow's show? I'm thinking 45.