Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich to Debate John Kerry on Climate Change
Posted on 04/06/2007 2:56:13 PM PDT by Kimmers
WASHINGTON Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich will face off next week with Sen. John Kerry in a debate over climate change.
The debate is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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It will be fun to watch Newt pound Kerry into the ground with one hand tied behind his back, but since the whole “Global Warming” thing is a religion and not a science, I doubt that many will be converted because those who believe in it do so despite evidence to the contrary.
(But it will be fun to watch.)
“Doesn’t sound like a fair fight to me.”
Like killing gnats with a sledgehammer, more like it.
But, it will give the good people of this country (all seven of them)just one more reminder of why John Kerry as President would have been a disaster.
I hope he does not hold back. If he eviscerates this jagdork, and poops on his grave, he will have changed the 2008 dynamics
Newt take this advice if you read FR. Any Republican that takes out a liberal weenie like this will move very close to the head of the line........
But alas, Newt is a Washington insider and does not have the cojones to do what is literally needed (think Dave Schultz vs. Dale Rolfe in 1974 playoffs)
When are we going to have someone from our side drop the gloves and dance (arena of ideas I mean)???
I think Newt may disappoint on this. Hope this is not another one of those come together moments like Newt/Bill - Campaign Finance, Newt/Hillary - Health Care Reform. I think he believes it moderates his image and makes him appear more “presidential”.
You may well be right. From the Fox News article, it appears that Newt has bought into at least some of the man-made climate change hogwash, and so he may well use the 'face time' to cultivate his public image as you say.
Jean Carrie is going to a battle of wits unarmed.
Now how is it that we already know what their opinions on the matter will be?
If he had twice the brain he'd be a half-wit.
i couldn’t disagree more re: take out a liberal weenie
kerry is a weenie, but gingrich is actually helping said weenie and the democrats by doing this, simply by helping kerry build his rep/bonafides re: the environment
so how exactly does debating climate change with a doofus like kerry move gingrich to the head of the line ? if he ‘wins’ ?
this just helps kerry fleece more ignorant democrat sheep from their money...its a win/win for kerry, even were he to ‘lose’. explain to me again how this helps conservatives and gingrich ?
puh-lease...this whole thing stinks. arena of ideas ? hockey fights ? jagdork ? pooping on graves ?
this ‘debate’ is a sham and a disservice to conservative causes. hell this debate is a disservice to the environmental movement. both of these idiots are simply getting paid.
he'll find out how stooopid he is nexr week!!!
You may be right.
I get the sneeky feeling Newt will agree with Kerry but
will only argue about the how. How we spend billions,if
not trillions,on GW so as not to affect GDP to much.
We all know the science. Temps oncrease first, co2
follows. Co2 only accounts for 0.034% of the atmosphere.
And man-made co2 is only 3.4 to 5 % of the total, 0.034%
So apart from rigged UN gov. models that overuse +feed-
backs to achieve their desired results, there is no sane
person who can say man is responsible for the majority of
Newt better start out saying that the whole thing is a lie to make America succome to socialism/marxism.
Newt will buy into whatever seems best for Newt.
“When I was patrolling the MeKong Delta in Vietnam, a war I served in by the way, I witnessed first-hand the dangers of climate change. It’s seared into my brain.”
Newt will mop the floor with this pompous fool.
I predict that Kerry will win the debate when he accuses Newt of being a Global Warmingphobe(TM) and Newt caves in a massive attack of Political Correctness(R).
If you want to end any debate just put the word “phobe” at the end.
You would be surprised how quick those little buggers are!
Anybody know about Newt’s new plan, “Contract with the Earth”? I saw him recently and he was saying it would be available in book form soon. Green and smart was how Newt put it.
Newt used to teach Earth science(or some similar topic) ... not going to be a fair fight.
Lurch in office is a disaster.
I really miss her. No one could you put down so completely yet so gently!
I would have a better chance debating Einstein on quantum physics than Kerry has against newt.
I understand that Newt's PhD and teaching experience was in History. I don't know if he has the science to deal with this kind of topic from a position of expertise.
Why are two non-experts debating a highly complex scientific subject?
I mean, why don’t they debate the complexities of the logistics of sending a man to Mars. I suppose they know about the same amount about that subject too.
The debate is scheduled for Tuesday (April 10, 2007) at 10 a.m. in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Mark your calendars! I'm sure there will be a live thread going on FR Tuesday morning...
But that won't be the picture that the drive-by media will paint, we all know that.
Since neither of them has the relevant scientific credentials, they will both cite the data and conclusions of "experts" and professional organizations who support their respective positions. In that sense, it will be a draw. If one of them can churn out the best crowd-pleasing rhetoric, that will be the "winner" but it will be a hollow victory. I suspect there are very few whose opinions of "global warming" are not already set in stone anyway.
He’s debating kerry, not gore.
I too think this will turn out to be a mutual JO session for a couple o’ beltway gadflys.
I haven’t read any of Newt’s books and have only heard excerpts on radio talk shows. Very impressive stuff.
Last week on Rush or Medved he described a free market approach to address environmental issues that the libs want to solve with onerous taxes and government.
IMHO, should he run and achieve front runner status the old media will ignore his new ideas and purposely destroy him. Newt belongs in the background, helping and advising a conservative President.
Newt now sounds more like an anti-global warming adherent.
It's rather like the Sweathog Algore appearing before the limp-wristed pansy senate panel, with the exception of Senator Imhoffe who attempted to get the heavily perspiring nut-case to answer a question.
Barbara Boxer was quite good as committee chairthing. Proving that Democrats are tanking so rapidly it's impossible to gauge the speed. It's all good news, however.
Yep, kinda of like debating Dr. Suess about whether the ‘hat’ for Cat in the Hat
was fur or fake.
Tell the voters how much this would actually cost,
if they actually had to pay their share,
to en-act the Democrats idea’s,
and hopefully reality might sober them up.
Damn, it’s April, and it’s COLD here on the East Coast! That proves there’s Global Warming! ... Um, well, yeah, I know it’s COLD... but Global Warming is... um, unpredictable! The very Unpredictability of Global Warming proves it exists!
I hope Newt cleans his clock, too (although he better watch out - JFK is a Vietnam Veteran, and should be approached with caution). Seriously, that pompous, self-important, phony JERK deserves a public humiliation that the last election didn’t quite accomplish. I want him whimpering on the floor, crying for John Edwards to come hold him and make it all better.
Okay, more wishful thinking...
I am more looking forward to Newt debating Rudy on the matter since it’s yet another situation where Rudy is totally aligned with the Dems.
Good point malamute- Newt should not even be giving kerry the time of day or exsposure on nationalk tv. it can only hurt Newt and strengthen someone who is unworthy of respect. newt should simply have a show by himself outlining why global warming is nothing but a money grab and a sham that will line hte pockets of unethical money-grubbing maggots!
I'm in Louisiana and it is currently 39 degrees. I was mowing the lawn yesterday wearing fleece-lined jeans, two shirts and a jacket. This is crazy!
Are you kidding? 1994 til today is a plenty good sample to find out what Newt's all about....doncha think? Or don't you?
It would be funny if the moderator began the debate with “What makes either of you think you’re qualified to debate this topic?”
you are probably right but as GW is just PC and socialist/ globalist politics it could at least be fun to watch Newt destroy Kerry with common sense! We dont need a science expert as this garbage is not science! And the dummies who have never even listened to Newt because of the MSM bias may have a thought or two penetrate!
Hope the situation is not as gloomy as you seem to feel! I believe that there is still a chance for common sense to prevail at least in the USA over this transparent power and money grab!!
What are they going to do when the subject of Cow Flatulence comes up as a major cause of Global Warming?
I’d like to think that- but we’re already seeing states introducing mandatory fines and regulations to ‘attone ofr our sins’- Cali has a measure on the board trying to punish 6 car manufacturers in a lawsuit for ‘contributing to global warming’ and other states are levying fines already for compnaies’ carbon impacts’ on the environment. the UK has stated charging extra for peopel from other countries who fly there because of the increased carbon output hte planes produce getting htem there. As you can see- the potential for money grabbing is huge huge huge- and the dems are pushing like mad trying to get a piece of the pie already. It will only get worse and more viscious as their little cash cow is called into question with actual scientific facts that dispute our contributions to GW
Yes, I think you are right, he was a history major, but I heard Newt on the radio say he used to teach earth science, implying he was well armed for debate with Carry — that all I know.
Unfortunately, I agree. I say 'unfortunately' because although I have tremendous respect for Newt's intellect and some of the things that he's done, he also has done and said some things that just make me want to walk away from him. As an example, a few years ago he came to Washington State, where I live, and spoke at a Republican event. Of course I had to go and see him, and he was going along fine, speaking about the current themes of the day when, in order to make a point about Social Security he asked what appeared to be a random child in the audience to come up onto the stage. He asks the kid how old he is and then uses that kid and his age as a prop for his speech about Social Security and how little the kid will have when he grows up. The way it was done was, to my eyes, terribly phony in that it was taking a subject pertaining to facts, numbers and economics and turning it into an emotional one, just as the Dems do with any of their "for the children' speeches. The kid was just standing there up on the stage with Newt occasionally gesturing at him, and it all looked so wrong. The episode suggested to me that although he has a brilliant mind, he is also an opportunistic person and will reach for low-class emotionalism and sensatiionalism when the mood strikes him, if he thinks that it will help to make an impression.
Agreed.....the statement utilizing the term will be run as an endless soundbite by Kerry's adoring media fans and will be used to frame Kerry as the 'winner', regardless of his inability to put forth a coherent argument.