Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Highlights from CNBC Debate.. (I am starting to like this man...)
Posted on 11/10/2011 5:01:05 PM PST by OL Hickory
Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate, discusses the economy in the CNBC GOP Debate. The debate highlighted a simple but profound fact regarding the economy: returning to prosperity and job creation will not be easy. It will require fundamental change of the big government policies of Barack Obama and the Washington establishment.
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Newt is very intelligent and a good debater but the old Newt will rise and insert-foot-in-mouth or do something really stupid to make you remember why you were uneasy about him
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]
He’s the ideas man. I would love him as a President or Vice-President. He does need to focus on 2-3 priorities, but his gut instinct is to be all over the place!
Liking Newt has never been a problem for me; trusting him, though...
I’m going to re-post something on the same topic that I just posted on another thread about Newt:
I don’t blame anyone for changing his mind, as long as he changes it to the correct position. I haven’t had all the answers my entire life, either.
When the topic of global warming was first raised, no one knew that so much of the data was fraudulent. Even accomplished scientists were taken in. For awhile I too was concerned, and only because of certain experiences I had and some fortunate meetings I had was I able to come to the right conclusions. So I don’t blame Newt for not realizing at first that anthropogenic global warming is a fraud. He has since realized the error of his ways and corrected himself.
Does Cramer think unprofitable companies will hire more people? WTF was that stupid question?
Thanks for always posting that info.
I just contributed $100 to Newt and purchased a bunch of his stuff.
Keep up the good work!
Holy crap! That last 1 minute would make a hell of a TV ad.
Their attack will now shift to ‘well, he has said what he said and he’s flip flopping so much I can’t keep up; what will he say next?’ It is the essence of the ‘my candidate by default’ strategy, which ruins the momentum to throw barry the bassturd out of the white hut and results ultimately in Milt Rominy being the nominee.
I would like to see similar excerpted compilations of the other candidate's debate Q&As.
Newt only realized his errors of his way when he’s contemplating a run for the W.H......He is the ultimate panderer and opportunist. He’s smart and a good debater but I doubt anyone actually trusts him
OK, I dare say it: I AM NOW OFFICIALY A NEWT SUPPORTER!
Oh boy, that is a disturbing visual.
His command of data and facts is astonishing to behold. It reminds me of what happens when the Prime Minister of England is grilled in the Parliament. Newt is the only one up there in these ‘sessions’ who could manage that grilling.
I might take up the same hobby.
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