14 Aug 2012

Newt Gingrich Introduces Pier Morgan to His Brickbat, Levels Up

By |August 14th, 2012|The Blog|0 Comments|

Newt Gingrich don’t want no scrubs, a scrub is a guy who can’t think outside the Democrat talking points…

(it’s a work in progress…here’s the video)

PIERS MORGAN, HOST: I suppose the fundamental debate that’s going to be had, though, will come down to whether the Republicans can sell to the American people that they are really concerned about jobs, about people’s livelihoods, and all the rest of it. If they’re also scratching the backs of their rich and wealthy members, which is clearly I think the flaw in the Ryan plan is that it just does. I mean, if you’re very wealthy, you’re going to be doing a lot better out of Paul Ryan than you would out of Barack Obama who believes fundamentally the rich should pay more tax.

NEWT GINGRICH: You know, I don’t want to sound disrespectful, but I do wonder sometimes if you guys all get off in a little club and learn a brand new mantra and then all repeat it mindlessly. The fact is, these kinds of things were said about Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan’s tax cut – which was developed by Jack Kemp who Paul Ryan worked for – Ronald Reagan’s tax cut raised more people to middle class status, took more people out of poverty, created more jobs.

You know, this is the core thing that liberals don’t get. If you want to have jobs, you have to encourage job creators. If you discourage job creators, if you engage in class warfare, if you do what Barack Obama’s been doing, you have what we currently have. This is the worst recovery in 75 years.

Now, nobody in the media seems to want to come to grips with the fact that the Obama economic policy is a disaster for the poor. Look at the unemployment rate for black teenagers. Look at the unemployment rate for Latino teenagers. At what point do we hold the president accountable for a policy which is crippling the poor in America by crushing the economy under big government?

Ryan and Romney represent a different approach. And I think there’s this mantra you guys almost sound like you’re an extension of the Obama campaign. The Ryan/Romney plan empowers middle class Americans to get a job. When they get a job, their income goes up. They pay more taxes. They are independent. They’re able to live their own lives.

Obama worries about student loans. None of those students are going to get any jobs under Obama. Ryan and Romney are worried about getting jobs for those students so they can pay off the Obama loans.

I think this is a fundamentally different model, and I know everybody in the media wants to rush down and narrow it down to one point. So I’m going to rush down and narrow it down to one point: how long are we going to tolerate a president who makes the poorest Americans more unemployed, who pushes more poor Americans on to food stamps, and who eliminates hope for minorities? And that’s the Barack Obama record after four years.

Transcript courtesy of Newsbusters.

It’s depressing to think that the line, “if you’re very wealthy, you’re going to be doing a lot better out of Paul Ryan than you would out of Barack Obama who believes fundamentally the rich should pay more tax,” is a rallying cry for the party of Thomas Jefferson. This isn’t the party of Jefferson, it’s the party of Marx.

Newt leveled up during this clip, I think. He was already Epic level, but he clearly applied some skill points to “Liberal Smackdown” towards the end.

19 Jan 2012

Rick Perry Leaves the Race, Says Newt Is His Man, But He’ll Share

By |January 19th, 2012|The Blog|0 Comments|

Gov. Rick Perry is ending his up and, eventually down campaign to be the GOP nominee for President of the United States. Sources say he’ll endorse former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich:

The move comes two days before the South Carolina primary and hours before the final debate ahead of the voting, which will take place on CNN Thursday night.

The campaigns of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum reached out to the Perry campaign Thursday morning in an “aggressive effort” to get his endorsement, according to a source close to Perry.

Perry will indicate his support for Newt Gingrich but will not explicitly endorse him, a source with knowledge of Perry’s decision told CNN.

I think things were doomed for Perry when he told the American people if they didn’t want to pay for schooling for illegal immigrants, they didn’t have a heart. I got what he meant, but calling your base heartless isn’t really a great method of bringing in the votes or the cash.

His support for Gingrich comes at a time when the former Speaker of the House is dealing with an explosive interview ABC News conducted with his ex-wife, who claims that Newt wanted an open marriage:

She said when Gingrich admitted to a six-year affair with a Congressional aide, he asked her if she would share him with the other woman, Callista, who is now married to Gingrich.

“And I just stared at him and he said, ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do,’” Marianne Gingrich told ABC News. “He wanted an open marriage and I refused.”

Perry encourages you to share his support for Newt.

18 Jan 2012

Separated at Birth? Professor Newt Gingrich and Dwight K. Schrute

By |January 18th, 2012|The Blog|10 Comments|

The Wall Street Journal did a piece on Speaker Newt Gingrich today, focusing on his days as a college professor. It’s interesting and I suppose says something about the man, but here’s what I took away from it:

That’s apparently Newt Gingrich, before he was famous.

I looked at that and saw Dwight Schrute from The Office. Think I’m wrong?

Maybe it’s me, but if he wasn’t running for president, I’d bet he would be farming beets near Scranton.

27 Dec 2011

In 2006 and 2008, Newt Felt Insurance Mandate Was DoublePlusGood

By |December 27th, 2011|The Blog|0 Comments|

Newt Gingrich is taking heat now for his support of Mitt Romney’s health insurance mandate in Massachusetts. Gingrich thought the goal of government regarding health care was to get 100% coverage for all Americans. The reason for this was written in a memo the Wall Street Journal uncovered and ABC News reported on here.

It reads:

”Individuals who can afford to purchase health insurance and simply choose not to place an unnecessary burden on a system that is on the verge of collapse; these free-riders undermine the entire health system by placing the onus of responsibility on taxpayers.”

Here’s Newt in 2008:

Let me put this another way. Newt is saying that people who are refusing to pay for insurance are taking advantage of a government program designed to loot the general population and redistribute said loot to those who can’t afford to provide adequate health care coverage for themselves or their family. Therefore, it is necessary to use the force of government to compel them to surrender more of their property for a service they do not want to purchase.

To Newt, Romney and Obama, this makes sense.

Allow me to shift your paradigm a bit here. What if the problem isn’t people freeloading on the system. What if the problem is there is a system to exploit?

In my mind, the solution here isn’t to use force on everyone, but to eliminate the government involvement. Are there not millionaires and billionaires in Massachusetts to be guilted into starting a health care charity to pay the health care bills of the poor, or even start a charity hospital where doctors could volunteer to work?

I know this is radical, but it’s less outrageous than forcing everyone to buy health insurance, or cheerleading that use of force, and claiming to be a conservative.

8 Dec 2011

AIM Video Coverage of the Republican Jewish Coalition Convention

By |December 8th, 2011|The Blog|1 Comment|

From Accuracy in Media’s Benjamin Johnson:

Accuracy in Media today offers highlighted coverage of the Republican Jewish Coalition Convention, featuring videos of Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie offers an indictment of President Obama’s recent rhetoric comparing himself to Teddy Roosevelt, and challenges him to act like he’s been President for the last three years.

Former Speaker Gingrich explains the historic reasoning behind why Lincoln-Douglas Presidential Debates with Obama are necessary.

Highlights from Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Michele Bachmann speeches on foreign policy and Israeli security:

15 Nov 2011

Ron Paul Joins Top Tier in Iowa, Making It a Four Way Race

By |November 15th, 2011|The Blog|2 Comments|

According to a new Bloomberg poll, Ron Paul is now a top tier candidate in Iowa, joining Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrinch.

A Bloomberg News survey indicates 20% of Iowans likely to take part in the Republican caucuses say they support businessman Herman Cain for the nomination, with 19% backing Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third run for the White House. Eighteen percent say they support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s making his second run for the GOP nomination and 17% backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

It’s basically a four-way tie for the top spot when taking into account the survey’s sampling error. The poll’s Tuesday release comes seven weeks before Iowa’s January 3 caucuses, which kick off the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

Good news for Ron Paul supporters, bad news for Perry, Bachmann and Santorum supporters. Especially Santorum, who has worked his hind end off getting to all 99 counties in Iowa.

Ed Morrissey writes:

Bloomberg makes sure to point out in its report that it used the same polling firm as the Des Moines Register, whose caucus polling is considered the gold standard for Iowa predictive surveys. The sample size is more than adequate at 503 likely caucusgoers. At an MOE of +/-4.4%, this basically shows Iowa at a dead heat among the four contenders.

I think Cain is going to drop a bit before January 3rd, leaving the door open for Paul or Gingrich to be the Not Romney candidate. Considering Paul’s organization in Iowa, it’s conceivable he could win Iowa.

But then what? In New Hampshire, Paul is in third place behind Cain, who trails Romney by 22 points. Yeah, 22 points.

In South Carolina, Paul is in fifth place behind Rick Perry.

Before you Ron Paul supporters get giddy with excitement, you need to remember that winning Iowa doesn’t equal winning the nomination. Just ask Mike Huckabee.

12 Oct 2011

Barney Frank Attempts to Refute Newt Gingrich with An Appeal to Ridicule

By |October 12th, 2011|The Blog|0 Comments|

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich lambasted Rep. Barney Frank of Massachusetts during last night’s debate, saying:

“If you want to put people in jail, I want to second what (Minnesota Rep.) Michele (Bachmann) said. You ought to start with (Massachusetts Rep.) Barney Frank and (former Connecticut Sen.) Chris Dodd,”

In response to this, Frank issued the following statement:

“Apparently, Newt Gingrich — who considers himself one of the intellectual leaders of the free world — is so embarrassed by the fact that he is running behind Michele Bachmann in Republican polls that it has increased his already well-developed propensity to utter outlandish things.”

Notice what it doesn’t say? Anything factual that refutes Gingrich’s premise that Barney Frank is partly responsible for the financial collapse. Instead, he appealed to ridicule:

He’s got nothing but ridicule considering the part he actually played in the collapse:

Time and time again, Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in good shape. Five years ago, for example, when the Bush administration proposed much tighter regulation of the two companies, Frank was adamant that “these two entities, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis.” When the White House warned of “systemic risk for our financial system” unless the mortgage giants were curbed, Frank complained that the administration was more concerned about financial safety than about housing.

Now that the bubble has burst and the “systemic risk” is apparent to all, Frank blithely declares: “The private sector got us into this mess.” Well, give the congressman points for gall. Wall Street and private lenders have plenty to answer for, but it was Washington and the political class that derailed this train. If Frank is looking for a culprit to blame, he can find one suspect in the nearest mirror.

Logic and facts are not a part of the liberals arsenal. They have no use for them as they can rarely be used to bolster their position. This is why were have supposedly intelligent politicians resorting to ridicule to attempt to dismiss a premise.

9 Jun 2011

Newt’s Senior Staff Resigns from Campaign — Updated

By |June 9th, 2011|The Blog|3 Comments|

Newt and his wife are on a cruise, but the staff he left behind are busy packing. Not a good sign:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign imploded Thursday afternoon with his entire senior staff resigning en masse, according to multiple sources familiar with the moves.

“When the campaign and the candidate disagree on the path, they’ve got to part ways,” said Rick Tyler, a longtime Gingrich spokesman who was among those who left the campaign.

Tyler as well as Rob Johnson, Gingrich’s campaign manager, Dave Carney and Katon Dawson, senior strategists to the effort, media consultant Sam Dawson, Iowa strategist Craig Schoenfeld and Georgia-based adviser Scott Rials have all stepped aside. Much of Gingrich’s early state operation was also headed for the exits, according to a one senior campaign source.

In the immediate aftermath of the departures, which several sources said came at a meeting Thursday in Gingrich’s Washington office, Gingrich released a statement via Facebook pledging to continue in the race.

“I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring,” Gingrich wrote. “The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles.”

Gingrich essentially disappeared from the campaign trail following Tea Party outrage of his attacks on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget. After calling it “right wing social engineering,” Gingrich spent the following days walking back those comments.

Then, he disappeared.

The mass exodus of his senior staff is a devastating blow to his already weak campaign, which has been one inept announcement after another, and could be the beginning of the end of the Gingrich candidacy.

He was polling poorly in almost all the local and national polls, so you have to think the difference in opinion between the campaign staff and the candidate revolved around how to change those numbers.

It will be interesting to see what is said by those who left.

Update:

It was the wife:

The problem was the wife. Aides to Newt Gingrich have resigned from his presidential campaign in protest of what they felt was a takeover by Callista Gingrich, the candidate’s wife since 2000.

Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore
16 May 2011

Iowa Voter to Newt: “You’re an Embarassment. Get Out Before You Make a Bigger Fool of Yourself.” (Video) – UPDATE: Mark Levin Hammers Newt

By |May 16th, 2011|The Blog|0 Comments|

Former Speaker of the House and Republican hopeful Newt Gingrich shot himself in the foot this weekend and is doing some major league damage control today.

But voters in Iowa aren’t hearing it:

Brutal, but necessary. There is some speculation that he was going after the big government conservatives that are up for grabs now that Mike Huckabee is out. There is some, like me, who think this is just Newt being Newt.

Don’t forget this:

Newt wasn’t received with much fanfare. What he did this weekend could have doomed his campaign. What do you think?

Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit

UPDATE: The Right Scoop has the audio from today’s Mark Levin Show, featuring Newt Gingrich attempting to spin his comments from this weekend. Mark wasn’t having it.

9 May 2011

Newt Announces His Run for the White House…I Guess

By |May 9th, 2011|The Blog|1 Comment|

I was expecting Newt to announce his run on Facebook. I read somewhere, I don’t remember where, that he would be making a statement, then following it up with some time on Hannity.

Then I saw this article in my news feed:

ATLANTA (AP) — Newt Gingrich, the House speaker who led a national GOP resurgence in the 1990s before facing ethics questions and resigning, is running for president.

Gingrich’s announcement, made on social networking websites Monday, came after months of public flirting with a bid. He enters a slow-to-form GOP presidential field that has left some Republicans craving more options as they search for a nominee strong enough to credibly challenge President Barack Obama.

After I read that, I went to the Newt Gingrich Facebook page and read this:

I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t look like an announcement to run for President. That looks like an ad for Hannity.

I thought maybe I was missing something, so I read down the page. Nothing.

I would expect something a little more direct. Even his Twitter page still pimps his exploratory page and says he’s “exploring a run for the presidency in 2012.”

If this is his announcement, I’m unimpressed.

Update:

Color Free Republic unimpressed as well.