Skip to comments.Just so we don't forget: Newt and Nancy Loving the Planet Together
Posted on 11/10/2011 5:38:51 PM PST by Maelstorm
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He admitted on FNC that it was a big mistake to do that ad.
There is such as thing as over playing your hand. When you keep beating people over the head with these photos most of us become numb to them.
Newt is a panderer and a opportunist...surprisingly only recently has he seen the light or only after taken some grief about something stupid he did....hmmm!
He also said the same thing Sunday in Daytona - called it the biggest mistake he’s ever made.
I can’t believe I’m typing this: I have forgiven Newt.
Some hidden hostilities here?
Newt’s temporary insanity phase
Newt can ‘claim’ conservatism, he sat on that couch. That did him in. He sat on that couch.
Who cares, old news, nice try, I’ll vote for Newt no problem if he’s the nominee ...
1989: Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) co-sponsors the ambitious Global Warming Prevention Act (H.R. 1078), which finds that the Earths atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use, and the effects of rapid population growth in many regions, that global warming imperils human health and well-being and calls for policies to reduce world emissions of carbon dioxide by at least 20 percent from 1988 levels by 2000. The legislation recognizes that global warming is a major threat to political stability, international security, and economic prosperity. [H.R. 1078, 2/22/1989]
1992: Gingrich calls the environmental proposals in Al Gores book Earth in Balance devastatingly threatening to most American pocketbooks and jobs. [National Journal, 9/5/92]
1996: At a speech for the Detroit Economic Club, Gingrich mocks Al Gores global warming, citing the largest snowstorm in New York Citys history: We were in the middle of budget negotiations; the football games were coming up and we noticed on the weather channel that an early symptom of Al Gores global warming was coming to the East Coast. And it does make you wonder sometimes, doesnt it, how theoretical statisticians in the middle of the largest snowstorm in New York Citys history could stand there and say, I dont care what its doing. Its going to get very hot soon. [FDCH Political Transcripts, 1/16/96]
1997: As Speaker of the House, Gingrich co-sponsors H. Con. Res. 151, which notes carbon dioxide is a major greenhouse gas that comes from products whose manufacture consumes fossil fuels and calls on the United States to manage its public domain national forests to maximize the reduction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. [H. Con. Res. 151, 9/10/1997]
2007: Gingrich calls for a cap-and-trade system with tax incentives for clean energy. I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that theres a package there thats very, very good. And frankly, its something I would strongly support. [Frontline, 2/15/07]
February 15, 2007: I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that theres a package there thats very, very good. And frankly, its something I would strongly support. [Frontline, 2/15/07]
In a debate on climate policy with Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Gingrich says the evidence is sufficient that we should move towards the most effective possible steps to reduce carbon-loading of the atmosphere, and that we should do it urgently. [ThinkProgress, 4/10/07]
In a Washington Post chat, Gingrich rejects a cap-and-trade system, saying it would lead to corruption, political favoritism, and would have a huge impact on the economy. He says he supports tax credits for dramatically reducing carbon emissions. [Washington Post, 4/17/08]
2008: In an advertisement made for Al Gores Alliance for Climate Protection, Gingrich sat with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and said that we do agree our country must take action to address climate change. [We Campaign, 4/18/08]
I dont think that we have conclusive proof of global warming. And I dont think we have conclusive proof that humans are at the center of it. [Newt.org, 4/22/08]
April 4, 2009: And now, in 2009, instead of making energy cheaperwhich would help create jobs and save Americans moneyPresident Obama wants to impose a cap-and-trade regime. Such a plan would have the effect of an across-the-board energy tax on every American. That will make our artificial energy crisis even worseand raising taxes during a deep economic recession will only accelerate American job losses. [Newsweek, 4/4/09]
I’m beginning to think the person (one of Bret Baier’s round table?) who referred to the Republican candidates as a circular firing squad is right.
The "Newt on the couch with Nancy Pelosi" photo has been overplayed, but what surprises me is the "Newt stumping for Dede Scozzafava" thing has completely disappeared from the web (I can't even find any pictures of Newt campaigning for her!). She's such an uber-RINO she made Giuliani look good, and Newt campaigned for her much harder than Santorum did for Specter. At the time it happened, tons of conservative bloggers were vowing to never support Newt again. Where are those bloggers now?
Yeah I know. He’s had many big mistakes and just because we have forgotten doesn’t not mean they will remain so especially in a general election. Gingrich is a good man but he is his own worst enemy. He helped usher in 1994 but then went on to message up the messaging so bad that Clinton managed to win even when he lost. That is my primary worry with him at the top of the ticket. Again I like him but we should be honest with ourselves. There is no heir apparent. No magic candidate. If Newt wins the nomination I’ll gladly support him but let’s not have him win without being fully aware of the contest ahead. I personally think Cain has much better skills personally when it comes to taking apart Obama.
If not Newt, then what’s the real viable alternative?
Cain? Perry? Please....
Romney? No thanks...
You play the hand your are dealt...
You are right he has said he was wrong. I don’t dislike Newt.
I saw that too..he said it was the stupidest thing he’s done. He now claims he is “agnostic” about GW if it is real and man made. That is a big improvement. Maybe Newt will rise to the top. I know he is for securing the border. I just dont know where he stands on amnesty. If he is for it, that is a deal breaker.
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