Skip to comments.What happened between Newt and Beck today?
Posted on 12/06/2011 7:24:43 AM PST by Sybeck1
Drudge is teasing it. Anybody have a summary?
The blurb made it sound like Newt was encountering air turbulence while being interviewed.
They got married?
Glenn Beck being Glenn Beck.
Turbulence? Brain fart?
I listened to it. Beck was bloviating. Newt did ok. Not everything Newt does - I agree with, but we’re so screwed at this point, I’m voting for some good debate action between Newt & the Commie in the WH.
At least Newt can back up his positions in a coherent way.
I just don’t like Beck’s approach, although, he and others have every right to ask Newt (and all the others) hard questions.
Beck flat out said yesterday ...He could pull the lever for Mitt Romney, but not for Gingrich in the general ...
done with his dumb ass for that crap ....
Who is Beck supporting?
Does he want Mitt? I was just wondering.
Bullcrap. Since when is playing someone's audio clips and then asking about them "bloviating"? The Newt-Kerry "debate" was stunning: Kerry wanting to use the private sector (carbon tax) to "fix" global warming, and expressing shock as NEWT wants a big government approach. You can support Gingrich all you like, but you cannot deny the man has a neo-Progressive streak a mile wide.
yes, i don’t care if it’s newt or the little
green gecko in geico ads, anything better than
Beck is following Mormon orders:
get Romney elected!
For a man of his own admitted inconsistent past, Beck has become rather arrogant and self-righteous to the point where I can’t listen to him any longer on radio.
Newt was being a spinning, big government,if I’m in charge, loving, politician today.
Was wondering the same thing. Missed the first hour. Was there a ‘gotcha’ somewhere in the interview?
I remember Newt said in 2008 that Hillary would be a great leader.
Conservatives eating their own once more.. but then again Beck’s a libertarian at heart
I’m taking another look at Perry. I prefer Newt over Romney, but I am far from sold.
For instance, did you know that in the GWBush drug bill was the extension of Healthcare Savings accounts? Gingrich brought this up in the interview.
That’s what I like about him. He knows legislation so thoroughly that he can point out details like this that support (somewhat) his decisions.
Newt-haters point out that he supported the Fairness doctrine many, many years ago but fail to mention that it was during the time that the only source of “news” was CBS, NBC and ABC, hardly conservative outlets.
I thought it was Bachmann?
He's pushing Sanctorum pretty hard... or Bachman.
transcript and video:
Since when is a carbon tax “private sector”?
Beck is also a Mormon I believe, so one would expect him to lean toward Mitt Romney
I listened to the whole thing. Beck played clips of past remarks by Newt on climate change, health care, admiration of Teddy Roosevelt, etc. They sounded liberal, but Newt talked his way out of each of them.
Basically (my impression): Newt was saying, I’m really conservative but I’m also pragmatic.
There are plenty of Newt quotes around that make me squirm. He once said he was a “Hamiltonian,” i.e. strong, centralized government. I think the only thing that can save us is a renewed Federalism that diminishes the central government.
All said and done, I’m willing to take Newt (”warts and all”) if he can wipe out Obama and bring in a conservative Republican Congress with him.
One thing I like very much about Newt: He seems to have a passionate desire to cut the power of the judicial dictatorship and is willing, like Jefferson, to take strong means against them.
Uh, so how do you explain Newt's disturbing big government approaches to nearly every problem? Medicare? MORE coverage, MORE benefits. Global warming: Scientific "evidence" is "sufficient" - GOVERNMENT solution. How is all that a Mormon conspiracy?
Both LDS. Mormonism is a cult. ( Says someone who was born in SLC to a Mormon dad and Thank God a Christian Mom)
Beck ripped off Newt’s Conservative fascade. It wasn’t pretty.
No, he doesn’t like Mitt. He knows that Mitt is a Progressive.
“Beck was bloviating.”
Bloviate: “empty, pompous, political speech”.
Sorry, your choice of words simply does not describe the discussion = are you aware your bias is posting under your screen name?
Since when is comparing Newtie Kazootie’s past pattern of positions with his present “positions” bloviating?
Newt is an enviro. Accept reality.
He supports Michele Bachmann.
that parens was for Newt
Is that you Matt. Must be, otherwise who could possibly be interested by one of your teases?
I got the same feeling wolfman. I too am taking a second look at Perry.
>> Im voting for some good debate action between Newt & the Commie <<
Yeah, but don’t forget this:
There will be a maximum of three debates between the POTUS candidates. Nothing like the dozens and dozens of debates among the GOP hopefuls.
Moreover, Obama always has the option of declining to debate. Plus the option refusing to debate unless a handful of minor candidates are also on stage, in order to deflect attention from himself.
In other words, there’s absolutely no guarantee that Newt’s superior debating skills will lead to Big Ø’s downfall.
Please stop using that term. Do we or do we not have a right to debate the pros AND CONS of the current front-runner? Or do we have to shut up again like we were told in 2008, while the elites chose a big government progressive for us.
We have been conditioned to accept “Hope and Change” as long as the man pushing the policies has a certain letter in front of his name. The field has been pared down, the choice is clear, Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dumber. Newt would not cut govt, he would expand it in a more “Republican” manner.
Who is Beck supporting?
Does he want Mitt? I was just wondering.
He seems to favor Bachmann but Mitt is OK with him, too. Not Gingrich. I am starting to wonder if Bachmann is just his cover and Mitt is actually who he wants.
I just have one word for Beck...Oprah.
Didn’t work out so well for her...
Whats up with Beck? First he was in love with Bachmann now he wants to vote for Mitt? Weird! Oh wait we are talking about Beck. LOL!!
Sorry, no video in link. The Right Scoop on Twitter had a link to video, but its not working. Soon, I am sure, it will be available.
I agree.Perry or Bachmann.
Perry will be the last man standing.....
He tries to come across as such a spiritual person (I used to believe that), yet he has NO HUMILITY. “I did this, I did that, I said that, what, two years ago stu?” I, I, I, I, Glen you are NOT the “I am”, even though you seem to think so. He has become a bigger BLOWHARD than O’Reilly and that is saying somethin. I am beginning to hate Glenn Beck. He is an A$$HOLE.
Gingrich is not a conservative, neither is Romney. If the same answers he gave in the interview were given by a Democrat, you would not support him. Admit it, you are a Republican first, a conservative last.
Video via Right Scoop:
Bachmann is coming on to respond to Newt. Wonder if Newt gets to respond to her?
The early destruction of Herman Cain makes more sense than ever. The path is now safe and clear for the progressive elites. They will get one of their own no matter what. Just like 2008.
Bachmann is on now and she just called Gingrich a ‘frugal socialist’. I’m getting the popcorn.
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