Tag Archives: Newt Gingrich

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Gingrich Advocates a New House Un-American Activities Committee

Let me go a step further, because remember, San Bernardino, Fort Hood, and Orlando involve American citizens. We’re going to ultimately declare a war on Islamic supremacists and we’re going to say, if you pledge allegiance to ISIS, you are a traitor and you have lost your citizenship. And we’re going take much tougher positions. In the late 1930s, President Franklin Roosevelt was faced with Nazi penetration in the United States. We originally created the House Un-American Activities Committee to go after Nazis. We passed several laws in 1938 and 1939 to go after Nazis and we made it illegal to help the Nazis. We’re going to presently have to go take the similar steps here.

— Newt Gingrich, in an interview on Fox News.

Poetic Justice

Demons of Democracy

For Marco Rubio, the veep question is moot,
Though Jesse Ventura as veep would be a hoot.
But with six wives between ’em
And no one more loathsome,
Imagine the abominable ticket of Donald and Newt!

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Newt Channels Donald, Rips Mitt as ‘Pathetic’

It’s pathetic… I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are.

— Newt Gingrich, lambasting Mitt Romney for his failed drive to derail Donald Trump, calling his actions “pathetic” and his effort “not particularly effective,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Gingrich Angling to Be Trump’s Veep

I think Newt is lobbying to be the vice president, and I think their people are paying a lot of attention to him. … It’d be a ticket with six former wives, kind of like a Henry VIII thing. They certainly understand women.

— Trump super PAC operative Ed Rollins, acknowledging that Newt Gingrich “has, in effect, launched his own campaign” to become Donald Trump’s running mate, National Review reports.

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Gingrich: Trump Makes Cruz Look Normal

The challenge is entirely on Trump. He is not gonna get any help out of the establishment. They have reluctantly concluded that if, you know — Trump in a funny way has normalized Ted Cruz because without Trump, the establishment would be totally opposed to Cruz.

— Newt Gingrich, marveling at “one of Donald Trump’s biggest accomplishments in the 2016 race — making Ted Cruz appear normal,” Politico reports.

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Gingrish: Romney Blew His Chance to Be Nominee with Trump Speech

I think if Mitt had really wanted to maneuver for the nomination, he wouldn’t have given the speech he gave last week. Because that speech was so harsh and so intense that it virtually guaranteed that I think both for the Trump people but also for a lot of the Cruz people, that Romney would just plain be unacceptable.

— Newt Gingrich, blasting Mitt Romney’s speech denouncing Donald Trump as “vitriolic and nasty,” Politico reports.

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Gingrich Compares Trump to Barnum

The amazing thing about Trump’s emergence is that it is self-made, without consultants, and virtually all by earned media. … Trump has gotten more news coverage for less money than any campaign I can remember. Part of his achievement is sheer showmanship. No one since P. T. Barnum has had the savvy for publicity that Trump demonstrates week after week.

— Former speaker of the house and GOP primary candidate Newt Gingrich.

Enumerati

Gingrich Still Owes Money from 2012 Prez Run

$4.6 million

Amount Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign still owes, according to the latest FEC filing.

Poetic Justice

Newt Tweets Twaddle

Newt Gingrich was up in arms over “courtesy.”
He says bombing ISIS with courtesy’s heresy.
But CNN got it wrong,
And Newt’s tweet was a bomb.
So sheepishly, he tweeted a retraction, for accuracy.

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Gingrich Lambasts GOP for Lack of Positive Messages

The fact that we do not have positive themes and positive issues is going to cost us seats this fall because moderates and independents aren’t going to turn out. It’s an enormous mistake. … You have to sound like you’re more than anti-Obama, and you’re more than some … politician whose primary role in life is to raise money for your consultant to buy attack ads. It’s pathetic … and it’s turning people off.

— Newt Gingrich, who is not thrilled by the current state of the Republican party, Roll Call reports.