Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Defends His Alliance With Hillary Clinton - (making deals with the devil?)
Posted on 06/07/2005 1:44:09 PM PDT by CHARLITE
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up at a May 11 press conference with one goal in mind -- to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill.
Gringrich told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly that the bill's sponsors (Reps. Patrick Kennedy, a R.I. Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican) said if he and Sen. Clinton appeared together at the press conference, they'd get a lot more publicity for the bill they both support.
As for the suggestion that Sen. Clinton is using Gingrich to show that she can work with conservatives, Gingrich said, "If Hillary Clinton is willing to support a good, practical, common-sense [bill], than we should take her support."
He said Sen. Clinton's voting record will show the world where she stands on other issues of concern.
Gingrich described Sen. Clinton as liberal, but "more practical" than Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean or Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.).
Dean has upset some of his fellow Democrats with his recent attacks on Republicans. Over the weekend, Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) both distanced themselves from the remarks Dean made at a "Take Back America" conference.
Among other things, Dean told the gathering of Democrats last week that Republicans have time to wait in line to vote "because a lot of them have never made an honest living in their lives."
Edwards was quoted over the weekend as saying that Dean "is not the spokesman for the party," and Biden told ABC's "This Week" that Dean "doesn't speak for me with that kind of rhetoric, and I don't think he speaks for the majority of Democrats."
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman told NBC's "Meet the Press," ''I'm not sure the best way to win support in the red states is to insult the folks who live there. I think that a better approach might be to talk about the issues you're for."
On Monday, Gingrich told O'Reilly he thinks Dean has made a mistake with his "vicious" attacks: "I don't think the country wants a Democratic National Chairman who can do nothing but be negative for four solid years."
Gingrich commented that Democrats are good at telling everything they're against, but, "Can they tell us anything that is positive?"
Gingrich noted that adopting a positive image helped Republicans take back the House of Representatives in the 1994 midterm elections.
Anyone see Ali G's interview with Newt???
Gingrich made the same mistake with Bill Clinton, and was instrumental in providing him with the momentum necessary to get re-elected in '96.
Wake up Newt. The left hates your guts whether you're nice to Hitlery or not and the right thinks you're a fool for chumming with her. I'm not sure what he hopes to accomplish but publicity.
Neutered Newt engenders nothing but disgust.
I thought he'd left.
You may go now, Newt, never to return.
"Gingrich made the same mistake with Bill Clinton, and was instrumental in providing him with the momentum necessary to get re-elected in '96."
In an e-mail entitled, "Missing Bill Clinton":
The Clinton revised judicial oath: "I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know."
Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America's shelves this week with "Clinton Soup," in honor of one of the nations' most distinguished men. It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water.
Gingrich must be desperate. What can he hope for for from an alliance with the Hildebeest?
I always thought Newt was a pretty sharp fellow. Now: I guess not.
He's just part of this elitist "Two-Party Cartel". Newt is yesterdays news but the cartel can manipulate him to be a usefull idiot to their causes. Sad part is he had a chance to be "somebody" but he sold himself & America out with another woman.
heh heh. I like it. Damien, put down that voodoo doll and come to Mama. bwaahhhhhaaaahhhaaahaaaaa
Once burnt - twice shy . . . hopefully.
to get Congress to pass, and the president to sign, a health information technology bill.
Yeah, I think Newt cut him off. At least Buchanan made it through the whole interview.
Newt didn't learn from his zipper problem ... no reason to expect he'll learn from his past history of getting rolled by the Clintons. Newt's biggest problem is that he seems to think that he's the smartest guy in the room, and he's not.
...I always thought Newt was a pretty sharp fellow. Now: I guess not....
Seeing anyone who's supposed to be conservative snuggling up to a Clinton will do that to you. It just ain't natural.
I saw only a minute of Newt and O'Reilly....both appear to be perverts and half-way to idiocy!
Money? A big payday for The Gingrich Group?
Got to be something cause he's not standing with her on principle alone.
You can't defend the indefensible, Newt. You just lost any chance you had of running for office.
Newt is swiftly catching up with nutcase John McCain for "Dumb Ass RINO of the Year" honors.
Why do you say that Newt was neutered? He had the conservative rhetoric, but if you dig deeper into his beliefs he is a "third way" liberal.
More suspicious than ever finding that both Poppy and Newt are puffing the Clintons.
John Kasich apparently loves her too.
I would love to see what is in their FBI files.