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Newt Gingrich Affirms Sarah Palin's Concern About ObamaCare's Potential "Death Panel" - Video 8/9/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 08/09/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video today of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on This Week standing up for former Gov. Sarah Palin's statement that she does not want to turn over decisions about life and death matters to "Obama's Death Panel," referring to Government Bureaucrats who could have the final say as to what treatments or procedures are "appropriate" for people to get.

George Stephanopoulos asked Gingrich what he thought about her comment as if he expected Gingrich to repudiate it. Gingrich did not. Stephanopoulose seemed disbelieving when Gingrich said that Palin's concern is well-founded since the brother of the President's Chief of Staff has advocated rationing care from those who are too old or too sick to justify spending huge amounts of money on. Stephanopoulos argued that such ideas are not in the plan, but Gingrich pointed out that the "plan" sets up all kinds of new agencies and could easily be manipulated into a kind of passive "euthanasia" when people with such views have power and influence in the Government. . . . . (Watch Video)

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhohealthcare; democrats; gingrich; obamacare; palin; socializedmedicine

1 posted on 08/09/2009 10:35:08 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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2 posted on 08/09/2009 10:36:28 AM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Federalist Patriot

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3 posted on 08/09/2009 10:38:27 AM PDT by SweetCaroline (Dear GOD help us save your babies from the Abortionist.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Thanks, Newt, for supporting Sarah Palin’s sentiments.


4 posted on 08/09/2009 10:44:37 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Federalist Patriot

Just to get it out of the way:

Newt=”Too much baggage.”

/sarc

Now, with that canned crtitique dispense with here on the “conservative forum” Free Republic, let’s take a rational moment to agree that Newt (a) has a voice, (b) defended Sarah Palin, (c) went after Rahm Emanual’s nutcase brother, and (d) adds his decades-long personal critique of “government panels”.

Count the number of alleged and self-professed national “conservatives” standing up in the above manner.

Don’t even bother to count the “other Republican leaders,” of which there seem to be perhaps 1 or 2 of the 218 on Capitol Hill.


5 posted on 08/09/2009 10:46:22 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: bigbob

>>> Thanks, Newt, for supporting Sarah Palin’s sentiments. <<<<

You forgot to say “too much baggage” and “divorced his wife in the cancer ward.”


6 posted on 08/09/2009 10:47:17 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Come on bloggers!

Let’s end this thing!
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7 posted on 08/09/2009 10:50:20 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: Federalist Patriot

Thanks, Newt.


8 posted on 08/09/2009 10:53:38 AM PDT by LiberConservative (Earning a spot on 0bama's enemies list since 2008.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

George Stephanopoulos really displays his bias in this exchange. As for Newt, his response was great!


9 posted on 08/09/2009 10:57:41 AM PDT by upsdriver
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To: Federalist Patriot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi6n_-wB154

He also joined the Pelosi bandwagon...


10 posted on 08/09/2009 11:02:27 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: LiberConservative

Thanks, Newt.

Agree and thanks ahead of time to the people of the United States of America who may have voted for this imposter but
who understand now that they made a mistake. It’s okay
for them to apoligize and come join forces with us....


11 posted on 08/09/2009 11:05:14 AM PDT by savage woman
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To: upsdriver

Stephanopoulus is a liar. READ THE DARN BILL.

Sarah is exactly right. There will be govt. bureaucrats deciding who lives or dies by rationing care.

Then, George lies again. Raum’s brother IS the medical czar for health care, and will be advising Obama.

Raum’s brother has written articles about how only people 15 to 40 deserve care..........


12 posted on 08/09/2009 11:06:31 AM PDT by RRTJSP...........
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To: Federalist Patriot

First newt jumps on pelosi’s bandwagon and does a global warming commercial, and now he’s jumping on Sarah’s bandwagon.

Go away newt.


13 posted on 08/09/2009 11:14:58 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Say what you will about baggage but Newt is among the very few truly conservative voices we have. He and a few others ,such as Bill Bennett, are consistently on message and articulate conservative values in a way that anyone can understand. We must encourage these people to speak out not aid in their ridicule by the left.


14 posted on 08/09/2009 11:19:07 AM PDT by JrsyJack (There's a little Jim Thompson in all of us)
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To: Federalist Patriot
Georgie Boy really jumped on Newt when he tried (and ultimately failed) to bring up the subject of Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel (Rohm's brother) and his opinions as they relate to Sarah Palin "Death Panel" comment.

Newt made the statement that Dr. Emanuel is Obama's "Chief Healthcare Advisor. Georgie's said: "No he's not". That ended that.

What I learned - The Libs do not want to talk about Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel. Period

But, does anyone know what Dr. Emanuel's actual position is on the Obama Health Care policy team?

15 posted on 08/09/2009 11:20:01 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Federalist Patriot

Well done Newt. He’s not perfect, but he is on our side.


16 posted on 08/09/2009 11:21:50 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: InterceptPoint

Wikipedia says:
Ezekiel has been tapped as a White House Health Care policy adviser.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ezekiel_J._Emanuel


17 posted on 08/09/2009 11:34:49 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Federalist Patriot

Hmmm—I wonder of old Newt is beginning to understand that Sarah Palin will be a conservative force to be reckoned with come 2012. He has not said positive things about her in the past.

Also, I think it’s instructive that he is following her lead not vice versa.

Never was comfortable with Newt. Waving the “Contract with America” around always reminded of the Chicoms waving Maos “Little Red Book” around when they were subjecting people they believed to be “revisionists” to humiliation or worse. I did not like the fact that he left his first wife under the circumstances he did. And I though he caved entirely to fast on the allegations that he committed some kind of election nono or something.

He, Mary Maitlan, Peggy Noonan, Bill Crystal, George Will and a host of others need to go away. They are a losing team. Passe. New conservative blood, people who’re willing to call things what they are and face down the opposition liars, must come to the fore and LEAD.

I’m way too old to take the point. But I would be happy to join the right team.


18 posted on 08/09/2009 11:48:12 AM PDT by dools007
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To: RRTJSP...........
Raum’s brother has written articles about how only people 15 to 40 deserve care..........

I think a lot of people around here would be very interested in any links you can provide on the topic.

19 posted on 08/09/2009 11:48:32 AM PDT by fso301
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To: upsdriver

Although Newt slipped up by calling Ezekiel Emanuel Obama’s chief healthcare advisor. Stephy corrected him and Newt seemed to concede the point.


20 posted on 08/09/2009 11:51:00 AM PDT by WillT
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To: fso301
This is the first one I could find: link


21 posted on 08/09/2009 12:04:39 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: ScaniaBoy

Thanks!


22 posted on 08/09/2009 12:25:38 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ScaniaBoy

Thanks!


23 posted on 08/09/2009 12:25:52 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Federalist Patriot

The tactic is to try and get other republicans to denounce or distance themselves from Palin. Yesterday someone on FOX tried to bait Huckabee into distancing himself from Palin. Last week Pawlenty was baited, but didn’t take the bait. This is so that the dems as well as David Frum can keep saying that Palin is divisive. I’m betting that the dems and Frum (same thing) are pulling their hair out, because the only people they can get to directly attack Palin are Romney people, and they are getting pretty stale.


24 posted on 08/09/2009 12:29:57 PM PDT by euram
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To: RRTJSP...........

We need an under 15/over40 group to vs. AARP (nonprofit of course)


25 posted on 08/09/2009 12:34:38 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: upsdriver

Given he is best friends with Rahm Emanuel and speaks with him daily on a conference call with Carville, he had absolutely no credibility.


26 posted on 08/09/2009 12:47:29 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Carley

And you are against him being supportive of Sarah Palin... why??


27 posted on 08/09/2009 12:48:15 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

A man who does a global warming commercial with pelosi, sings Hillary’s praises is not my idea of a leader.

He likes bandwagons, something Sarah Palin is not.


28 posted on 08/09/2009 12:56:19 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: bigbob
Thanks, Newt, for supporting Sarah Palin’s sentiments.

It's nothing new and will become even more common. See my tagline. :-)
29 posted on 08/09/2009 12:56:57 PM PDT by GLDNGUN (PALIN/GINGRICH 2012 since 7/04/08)
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To: dools007
Hmmm—I wonder of old Newt is beginning to understand that Sarah Palin will be a conservative force to be reckoned with come 2012. He has not said positive things about her in the past.

Uh, Newt has always been very supportive of Sarah, so I don't know where you are getting that. They both know how important using our natural resources is to revitalizing the country. I have heard him say many, many good things about Palin. I have not heard him say anything negative. They are on the same side.
30 posted on 08/09/2009 1:01:07 PM PDT by GLDNGUN (PALIN/GINGRICH 2012 since 7/04/09)
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To: Carley

>>>>> First newt jumps on pelosi’s bandwagon and does a global warming commercial, and now he’s jumping on Sarah’s bandwagon. <<<<<

Words cannot express how monumentally idiotic your statement is.


31 posted on 08/09/2009 1:36:59 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Carley

That does not mean we should criticize him for supporting something Palin said, especially when the worst of the worst pundits is trying to get him to do just that.


32 posted on 08/09/2009 2:51:23 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: angkor

There can be a difference between giving Newt his props for being one of the Republicans’ brightest, most articulate and sometimes most forceful defender and promoter of ideas—e.g., applause and appreciation all around for Newt today—and thinking therefore that the baggage of his career and personal choices must therefore be sufficiently small to back him as a presidential candidate.


33 posted on 08/09/2009 2:55:03 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: RRTJSP...........

“Stephanopoulus is a liar. READ THE DARN BILL.”

The new talking points at the town halls is that there is no bill yet, therefore they cannot comment on it (although they were all willing to vote on the nonexistent bill). They truly do think we’re idiots.

Anyway, thanks Newt - you probably won’t be invited back after making a fool of Stephi. That look of shock was priceless. You can almost see the blood leaving his face.


34 posted on 08/09/2009 3:29:54 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia (BHO Administration = America-destroying thugs)
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To: GLDNGUN; dools007

>>>> Uh, Newt has always been very supportive of Sarah, so I don’t know where you are getting that. <<<<<

This is just one of the many many whackadoodle anti-Newt fictions that are propagated by the alleged “conservatives” on FR.


35 posted on 08/09/2009 3:47:10 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: angkor
This is just one of the many many whackadoodle anti-Newt fictions that are propagated by the alleged “conservatives” on FR.

I recall Newt dressing down a reporter from PMSNBC at the GOP convention last year on their treatment (and the press in general) of Sarah Palin, and he hasn't let up since.

A few weeks ago he was asked if he was running for President in 2012 if Palin should be considered for VP. His response was something like "of course, but why assume that she would be on the bottom of the ticket?". It was a great response.

I haven't really laid out my reasons here on FR as to why it will be a Palin/Gingrich ticket in 2012, but I will in detail at some point. In a nutshell, voters will be looking for someone from outside of Washington (Palin) who has a record of government reform (Palin, Gingrich), promise to reduce the size and influence of government (Palin, Gingrich), and will have a plan to create REAL, private-sector jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and use our own natural resources (PALIN, GINGRICH). Drudge just posted a story about the price of oil crippling any economic recovery. This is why we are stuck and will only get "un-stuck" when we get serious about DOMESTIC energy production. As it now, every time we start to crawl out from the recession, we will get hammered with higher energy costs, which will knock us back down. That will result in lower energy prices, and then when we start to recover again - BAM - we'll get knocked down again. This vicious cycle can only be defeated by using AMERICAN oil, gas, coal, and nuclear energy. Then we won't be at the mercy of OPEC and oil speculators!

Palin and Gingrich would be the perfect team, as they have both delivered on promises of government reform. Palin especially will deliver the older, white voters that sat out last time around, and many others who don't normally vote but fear the loss of freedoms and liberties that they have come to take for granted - basically the same people packing the town hall meetings now.
36 posted on 08/09/2009 4:30:37 PM PDT by GLDNGUN (PALIN/GINGRICH 2012 since 7/04/09)
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To: angkor
Newt=”Too much baggage.”

Marital infidelity was Newt's downfall. He will never be president for that reason. Sorry but that's a fact.

37 posted on 08/09/2009 4:40:03 PM PDT by McGruff (Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency - Obama)
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To: McGruff

>>>>> Marital infidelity was Newt’s downfall. He will never be president for that reason. Sorry but that’s a fact. <<<<

Most of us would agree that you have an opinion.


38 posted on 08/09/2009 5:41:22 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: GLDNGUN

>>>>> I haven’t really laid out my reasons here on FR as to why it will be a Palin/Gingrich ticket in 2012, but I will in detail at some point. <<<<<

If Newt has the humility to accept the VP spot I agree it would be a good ticket.


39 posted on 08/09/2009 5:47:10 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: GLDNGUN

>>>> This vicious cycle can only be defeated by using AMERICAN oil, gas, coal, and nuclear energy. Then we won’t be at the mercy of OPEC and oil speculators! <<<<

There’s also the simple supply and demand issue which is impacted by China and India industrialization and ... more cars in those countries.

China is has been buying massive oilfield rights in Iran for the last 10 years. But it also has several multi-reactor nuke sites and lots of coal-fired electric plants being built and coming on line.

The new Indian Tata car is not electric or alcohol based. It runs on gasoline.

By the way France is also building more new nuke plants.

Obama stopped Yucca Mountain research. There is no new offshore drilling. ANWR is dead for the moment. Coal plants are out.

All “green” energy replacements are absolutely ridiculous from a capacity perspective. Preposterous that any of them (even ALL of them together) could provide even 1 percent of our needs.

This is not a tenable or sustainable situation for America.


40 posted on 08/09/2009 5:58:17 PM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: angkor

Where was he when the McCain RINO crowd and the demrat Marxists were attacking her and her family? I live in NJ and I don’t recall reading, hearing or seeing (TV) anything from him. And where is he organizing conservatives into an effecting voting block? No where.

In any case, it doesn’t change the bottom line one way or the other. Newt is old and very damaged goods. Conservatives need new and younger leadership without the baggage these old time pols seem to be unable to avoid dragging along with them.


41 posted on 08/10/2009 8:33:29 AM PDT by dools007
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To: dools007

Your specific critiques of Newt are incorrect and unreasonable, in that order.


42 posted on 08/10/2009 8:50:58 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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