Newt crams Lib reporter’s idiocy back down his throat

Newt wasn’t going to have any of Democrat apparatchik, David Gregory’s, liberal spin.

NewsBusters via GWP.

The segment began with Gregory introducing this subject by playing a video clip of Limbaugh’s comments regarding Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke followed by reading the conservative talk radio host’s apology.

After his opening admonishment, Gingrich said, “There is no debate about access to contraception. There is a debate, which Cardinal George of Chicago has pointed out, is a war against the Catholic Church. You do have this weird situation where President Obama apologizes to Islamic extremists while waging war against the Catholic Church.”

“Barack Obama as President,” Gingrich continued, “in the most radical anti-religious move made by any president, is trying to coerce the Catholic Church at a time when he’s been told by the bishops they would have to give up every single hospital…they would have to give up every single university and college associated with the church, because he is asking them to violate their religious beliefs.”

Gregory continued to press the issue saying, “Do you think it was harmful that Limbaugh, as certainly an influential voice in a conservative grassroots and you well know that, was it appropriate for him to apologize? Do you think that he’s done damage to the debate that you’re now getting into?”

After saying it was appropriate for Limbaugh to apologize, Gingrich challenged Gregory asking, “Do you think the President owes an apology to all the men and women in uniform who he frankly abandoned when he apologized to religious fanatics in Afghanistan? What’s your opinion, David?”

Not surprisingly, Gregory ignored that question and continued with the contraception issue asking, “Can you appreciate the view of those that disagree with you that this is an attack on women’s rights? That’s their view, reproductive rights, access to contraception, and the extreme that it’s some sort of war on women.”

Gingrich correctly replied, “Nobody’s blocking anyone from having access to contraception. No one. The young lady who testified can get access to contraception. Nobody said she couldn’t. The question is should a Catholic institution, or for that matter, the Ohio Christian University which is a Protestant institution, which is a very pro-Life institution, which is now being told it will have to pay for abortion pills. Should a Protestant fundamentalist institution be dictated to by Washington politicians over whether or not it can have its own religious beliefs, or have we become a country where it’s okay to go to church on Sunday morning for one hour, but let’s not actually express those beliefs the rest of the week?”

Video: Gingrich: Defeating Obama ‘most dangerous president in US history’ a ‘duty of national security’

You got that right, Newt.

(h/t Gateway Pundit) – In his opening remarks to students at a town hall event held at Oral Roberts University, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discussed the importance of defeating President Obama in November.

“We are really at risk someday in your life time of losing an American city…defeating Barack Obama becomes a duty of national security.”

Peter Schiff tears into Newt Gingrich over his slobbering love affair with FDR

A “conservative” who admires FDR over all other presidents? FDR? Really, Newt? We live in truly bizarre times.

Bush 1, Bush 2, McCain, Newt Romney, see a pattern here? None of them were or are conservatives, yet this is what the GOP continues to hand us. And no, Ron Paul is not a conservative either. He’s a Libertarian, and a kook. They all want to be seen as “conservatives” because they know that is what America really wants. But they don’t have the guts to be one themselves. Unfortunately, conservative voters are just as gullible as Democrats.

Schiff goes on to say that if a conservative is going to extol any Democrat, it ought to be Grover Cleveland, and explains why.

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Newt Gingrich throws down the gauntlet

Well, this would be fun. Newt challenges Obama to seven, 3-hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates. If Obama refuses, he’ll chase him around the country, and show up everywhere Obama does 4 hours later.

Newt has funny good lines in here, including: “I’m a student of history. Unlike the president, I studied American history.”

on Dec 8, 201 – At the Republican Jewish Coalition Convention Speaker Newt Gingrich throws down the debate gauntlet to the President.

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Newt makes obligatory promise of moving U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Golf clap. Every presidential candidate makes the same promise. Newt won’t do it either.

Mitt says his first trip abroad as President will be to Israel. Two dozen squadrons of jet fighters dropping a few hundred-thousand tons of bunker busting calling cards on Iran would be more meaningful.

Arutz Sheva – GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich promised Republican Jewish activists on Wednesday that, if elected President, he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The Washington Post reported that Gingrich also promised to use U.S. dollars to fund “every dissident group” in Iran and said he would appoint former UN Ambassador John Bolton, a conservative favorite, to head the State Department.

Gingrich’s pro-Israel speech was made as part of a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington. All GOP presidential candidates except for Rep. Ron Paul spoke during the gathering and all expressed strong support for the Jewish state, The Washington Post said.

In his address Gingrich said, “Can you imagine if our next-door neighbor were firing missiles at us and we said ‘Oh, can we come to the table?’ How about saying to Hamas: ‘Give up violence and come to the table?’”

He added, “It’s always Israel’s fault no matter how bad the other side is, and it’s got to stop.”

Another presidential candidate who addressed the crowd was Mitt Romney, who promised to bolster the United States’ ties with Israel if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee.

Romney, whose remarks were published by Reuters ahead of time, said that Israel will be his first foreign stop if he becomes the Republican presidential nominee and goes on to oust President Barack Obama from the White House in next November’s election. Continue reading

Pelosi threatens Newt Gingrich with classified information

Witch Nancy Pelosi tossed her broom a veiled threat at the Gingrich campaign. Newt was unfazed (below), and called it an early Christmas gift.

And, by the way, just imagining “locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year” with Nancy Pelosi is going to give me nightmares. The horror! I thought she said she was against torture.

The Hill (h/t Weasel Zippers)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.

“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. . . . I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.”

Keep reading…

Newt responded: via Right Scoop:

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First of all I’d like to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard as an early Christmas gift. If she’s suggseting she’s gonna use material she developed while she was on the ethics committee, that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I would hope members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.

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Rasmussen: Newt leads Obama nationally by 2

Newt continues his roll.

Rasmussen (via Drudge) — The Newt Gingrich surge has moved him to the top of the polls in Iowa, big gains in New Hampshire and now a two-point edge over President Obama in a hypothetical general election match-up.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters finds Gingrich attracting 45% of the vote while President Obama earns support from 43%. Six percent (6%) prefer some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.

Newt mocks Obama, says he can use his Teleprompter in debates to make it fair

Should Newt end up with the nomination, at least we can look forward to his debates with President “Uh…Er…And…Um”

Newt Gingrich yesterday in Naples, Florida. He said he would like to challenge Obama to seven Lincoln-Douglas style debates.

“If he wants to use a Teleprompter, that’s fine… We have to be fair.”

via Gateway Pundit

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Gingrich to OWS: Get a job and take a bath

This is one reason why Newt has surged recently in the polls. He hasn’t been afraid of taking on the Left. Here he describes the blatant hypocrisy of the “Occupy Wall Street” bowel movement.

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Newt Gingrich, speaking at the Thanksgiving Family Forum, tells Occupy Wall Street to take a bath and get a job.

Rasmussen poll: Newt rockets past the competition in Iowa, leads Romney by 13

Newt Gingrich has really taken off in Iowa. Poor Herman Cain dropped from 1st place to a distant 3rd.

Newt – 32%

Mitt – 19%

Herman – 13%

Ron Paul – 10%,  Rick Perry 6%,  Michelle Bachmann 6%

Rasmussen – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has already picked up steam among Republican primary voters nationwide, and now he jumps to the front of the GOP pack among caucus-goers in Iowa.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers shows Gingrich with 32% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain, who led in Iowa last month, drops to third with 13% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul draws 10% of the vote in Iowa, while Texas Governor Rick Perry and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann each grab six percent (6%).

 

PPP poll: Newt wiggles to the top

Newt’s turn.

Newt – 28%

Cain – 25%

Mitt – 18%

The media drives everything, and will pick the GOP candidate again. It will then do everything possible to ensure a second Obama term. The media is the enemy.

PPP – Newt Gingrich has taken the lead in PPP’s national polling.  He’s at 28% to 25% for Herman Cain and 18% for Mitt Romney.  The rest of the Republican field is increasingly looking like a bunch of also rans: Rick Perry is at 6%, Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul at 5%, Jon Huntsman at 3%, and Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum each at 1%.

Compared to a month ago Gingrich is up 13 points, while Cain has dropped by 5 points and Romney has gone down by 4.  Although a fair amount of skepticism remains about the recent allegations against Cain there is no doubt they are taking a toll on his image- his net favorability is down 25 points over the last month from +51 (66/15) to only +26 (57/31). What is perhaps a little more surprising is that Romney’s favorability is at a 6 month low in our polling too with only 48% of voters seeing him favorably to 39% with a negative opinion.

A new CNN poll has very different results:

Newt on the cob


"I will pander this much!"

Newt Gingrich is back to embarrassing conservatives with another appeasement to the no-growth, flat earth, corporate welfare environmentalcases.

Newt was in Iowa smoking corn cobbs and getting high over ever-more federally mandated ethanol.  This is wrong and bad on more levels than there are rows of corn in Iowa.

Burning food for energy when corn prices are going through the roof and riots are breaking out around the world because people can’t afford the staples of life is a perfect example of new normal insanity.

The great economist, Walter E. Williams, warned in 2008:

“Ethanol production has driven up the prices of corn-fed livestock, such as beef, chicken and dairy products, and products made from corn, such as cereals. As a result of higher demand for corn, other grain prices, such as soybean and wheat, have risen dramatically. The fact that the United States is the world’s largest grain producer and exporter means that the ethanol-induced higher grain prices will have a worldwide effect on food prices.”

And so it has.

Williams also points out the following:

  • Ethanol is 20 to 30 percent less efficient than gasoline, making it more expensive per highway mile.
  • It takes 450 pounds of corn to produce the ethanol to fill one sport utility vehicle tank. That?s enough corn to feed one person for a year.
  • It takes more than one gallon of fossil fuel (oil and natural gas) to produce one gallon of ethanol. After all, corn must be grown, fertilized, harvested and trucked to ethanol producers – all of which are fuel-using activities.
  • It takes 1,700 gallons of water to produce one gallon of ethanol.
  • The top leader in the ethanol hoax is Archer Daniels Midland, the country’s largest producer of ethanol. Ethanol producers and the farm lobby have pressured farm state congressmen into believing that it would be political suicide if they didn’t support subsidized ethanol production. That’s the stick. Campaign contributions play the role of the carrot.

Jazz Shaw at Hotair has more on ethanol’s many failings here.

The WSJ blasted Newt for his biofueled pandering to the farmers and environmental ignorance regarding ethanol. Among some of the points brought up in the article:

  • 40 percent of total United States corn output is already dedicated to gasohol production, WSJ says.
  • Easy money was contributing to another asset bubble in the Farm Belt, especially in land prices.
  • The industry enjoys far more than cash handouts, including tariffs on foreign competitors and a mandate to buy its product

WSJ then goes on to review the long list of Newt ‘the niblet’ Gingrich’s big-spending hypocrisies. “The Georgian,” WSJ writes, “has been campaigning in the tea party age as a fierce critic of spending and government, but his record on that score is, well, mixed.”

Newt humiliated himself once before with the horrific ad he did with Nancy Pelosi, giving credence to the proven lie of man-made global warming, or as it’s now called, ‘climate change’.

It may be true that he favors the expansion of more traditional sources of clean energy like nuclear and natural gas, but they don’t seem to get him nearly as juiced up as the mythologies of ethanol, wind, or solar.

No one can deny Newt’s brain power. When he’s right, few can state the argument with more clarity. Yet, there is something schizophrenic about the would be Corn Dog-in-Chief. There is too much of the greasy corned beef politician in him to overlook. He’s not as corn syrupy as John McCain in his pandering, but he’s no Ronald Reagan either.

Newt Gingrich: B.O. smells good, coming up roses

 

Newt and Nancy agreeing about man-made 'Climate Change'

Newt Gingrich is an exceptionally smart man, and when he’s good on an issue, he’s very good. But when he stinks, you want to pour Listerine in your ears and wash your eyes out with bleach.

Every time you begin to forget something mind-spinningly dumb that Newt Gingrich did or said, he comes back to remind you why you could never trust him as President.

Like John McCain, Newt praised Obama’s smarmy, hypocritical, and disingenuous campaign speech in Tucson, and said B.O. “deserves” the supposed bounce he got by fickle Americans in the polls afterwards.

Newt seems to be joining what feels like the growing conspiracy by the Republican establishment to weaken and isolate the Tea Party, and especially Sarah Palin. He felt compelled to say this about Sarah Palin when asked by perennial Democrat hack, George Stephanopoulos, about her dignified response to being accused as an accessory to murder: “Palin needs to slow down and think through what’s she’s saying.”

Newt wants too badly to be liked by Democrats, which will never, not in a million years, happen. Republicans will never understand that no amount of flattery or compromise will ever earn them more than a fleeting moment of adoration from the hate-filled Left.

The Politico (h/t Gateway Pundit)

Newt Gingrich on Tuesday lavished praise on President Barack Obama – the man whose job he may be after in 2012.

“I thought that his speech in Tucson was very effective. It’s what a president should do in a moment like that,” he said.

“I thought it was exactly the right tone for him,” Gingrich added. “The audience wasn’t always the right tone, but the president was and I think that that certainly helped him.”

Gingrich said he thinks Obama “deserves the approval you just showed in your poll,” referring to the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Tuesday morning that had the president’s approval rating at 54 percent and 78 percent of Americans approving of how he handled the shooting.

“I join the 71 percent of Republicans who approved of it,” he said.