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Newt: Obama speech was Carter-like
Politico ^ | Feb. 6, 2009 | PATRICK GAVIN

Posted on 02/07/2009 11:57:53 AM PST by SmartInsight

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich issued a sharp critique of President Barack Obama's speech before House Democrats in Williamsburg, Va.

"It shrinks his presidency," said Gingrich Friday at the American Enterprise Institute. "I thought last night's speech in Williamsburg actually was a lot more like Carter and a long way from Reagan."

The former Speaker's remarks referred to the more partisan tone adopted by Obama Thursday evening in addressing Republican objections to the stimulus package and to the President's assertion that critics want to return to "the same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin."

Gingrich said that the debate over President Obama's stimulus package has put a spring in the GOP's step.

"What has happened in the past two weeks has absolutely revitalized the Republican base in this country, because they looked up and saw all of the House Republicans collectively having the guts to vote no and thought 'Finally we're back.' And overnight, it changed the tone of the Republican Party."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho2009; bho44; bhostimulus; carter; carteresque; democrats; firsthundreddays; jimmyobama; kingsmill; newt; obama; worstpresidentever

1 posted on 02/07/2009 11:57:54 AM PST by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight
I'm just surprised that men as smart as our Republican leadership and spokesmen are supposed to be, are surprised. Did they really believe that this man ever intended to anything in a bipartisan fashion? Be the president for all Americans? Did they not even catch a clue when he stated "I won"?
2 posted on 02/07/2009 12:01:23 PM PST by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: SmartInsight

Lots of talk about sacrifice and belt tightening from King Nothing as he chews another bite of $100 steak.


3 posted on 02/07/2009 12:05:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: SmartInsight

Newt - this guy is 10 times worse than Carter.


4 posted on 02/07/2009 12:08:04 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: cripplecreek

“Let them eat cake!”...


5 posted on 02/07/2009 12:08:12 PM PST by SmartInsight
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To: SmartInsight

It was partisan and authoritarian and intimidating. Perhaps the American people need factual persuasion.....given the honest facts of a situation Americans have never chosen the wrong path. In this case my “little voice” keeps saying why are we doing this?


6 posted on 02/07/2009 12:09:08 PM PST by Rapscallion (Where is Judge Dread when we need him?)
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To: mrsmel

No fooling, Newt”Captain Obvious” Gingrich.


7 posted on 02/07/2009 12:11:37 PM PST by kickonly88
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To: SmartInsight

If we wanted to get rid of what put the country in a tailspin we would need to dump Barney Fife Franks and Chuck the Schmuck Schumer,.

I think it is the height of ignorance for him to speak of doubling the National debt when he is begging, cajoling, and threatening to place us in debt for a trillion dollars less than a month after taking office.


8 posted on 02/07/2009 12:12:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Frantzie

You are right he is worse than Carter and he is a whole lot more cunning than Carter was too!


9 posted on 02/07/2009 12:15:48 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: SmartInsight
>>>>>"I thought last night's speech in Williamsburg actually was a lot more like Carter and a long way from Reagan."

OUCH!

10 posted on 02/07/2009 12:18:29 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Rapscallion
.....given the honest facts of a situation Americans have never chosen the wrong path. In this case my “little voice” keeps saying why are we doing this?

White Guilt.

11 posted on 02/07/2009 12:20:56 PM PST by Junior_G
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To: All
Leader McConnell Says Package Won't Work
12 posted on 02/07/2009 12:24:35 PM PST by SmartInsight
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To: celtic gal
Obama does not care what he does because he feels invincible now. He knows he is safe no matter what stupid mistakes he makes, and that a stupid statement like "I screwed up," will get him a pass with the press. There is a huge faction of politicians and media who will not do/say anything to jeopardize the image of the "savior" they promoted to POTUS because they are afraid of retaliations from the African/American community. Obama will never be strongly criticized by the press let alone be impeached because of their fear of what the consequences might be. He will control the media and the Dems just like he did during his campaigning - and he will whine and try to shut up any critics like he is doing about Rush.

We are stuck with this self-promoting, arrogant ninny who will drive our country's economy down, ruin business growth, and put our nation in serious peril from our enemies. All we can hope is that the GOP will get and stay strongly united against him, listen to their constituency for a change, and block any proposals he makes that they can and constantly give him a hard time for the next four years.

Who cares if it is said (by Obama or anyone else) that the Republicans are "partisan," if they are trying to save the nation from ruin.

13 posted on 02/07/2009 12:38:12 PM PST by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly.

Look at all these people who are asking us to sacrifice.

Millionaires. And those who aren't, are people in pretty much tenured positions with outstanding benefits.

They don't feel the same things we do. How can we expect them to do the right thing?

They say they understand how their constituents feel. They will never understand until they are forced to scrape out a living like we do every day.

If it isn't revolution, it is certainly time to seriously push for term limits — which means, at some point, these aholes have to live under the rules that they subject the rest of us to.

14 posted on 02/07/2009 12:53:35 PM PST by FatherFig1o155 (I love -- and miss -- the republic I grew up in: America.)
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To: SmartInsight

Obama knows this isn’t going to stimulate the economy, this bill is a power grab for the democratic party and he is being aided and abetted by COllins and Specter. I want to know what they were promised.


15 posted on 02/07/2009 12:56:08 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Between Nazi Pelosi keeping the Republicans out the bill making and Obozo’s still in campaign mode, it has
McCain and Lindsey Graham sounding like Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin
You know the Dems have pis*** off these guys.


16 posted on 02/07/2009 1:06:07 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: SmartInsight

Will someone send newt home to Georgia, and give him some young girl to chase.


17 posted on 02/07/2009 1:08:42 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: celtic gal
You are right he is worse than Carter

Carter was a tax and spend idiot liberal. obama is a Communist and was put there with big money and backing like Soros because the time was right. he is going to fast track this country into a Communist country, sit back and watch.

Watch this video, it's on you tube in 2 parts, here it is in it's entirety.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov

18 posted on 02/07/2009 1:16:49 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: celtic gal

You are right he is worse than Carter

Carter was a tax and spend idiot liberal. obama is a Communist and was put there with big money and backing like Soros because the time was right. he is going to fast track this country into a Communist country, sit back and watch.

Watch this video, it’s on you tube in 2 parts, here it is in it’s entirety.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x32cxf_yuri-bezmenov


19 posted on 02/07/2009 1:17:05 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

this bill is a power grab

It’s a done deal. The grab is over. We waited too long.


20 posted on 02/07/2009 1:18:32 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: mojitojoe

The vote hasn’t been taken nor has it been reconcilled with the house bill. Claims that it’s over is nothing more than psy ops. The amnesty bill was a done deal the day before we killed it.

That said, it may pass but it needs to pass purely with democrat votes. They need to hang the burning tire around their own necks.


21 posted on 02/07/2009 1:27:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: mojitojoe
Who's "we"...I've been fighting this crap for a long, long time... vocally to the people who represent us.

Susan Collins on Fox right this minute making excuses.

22 posted on 02/07/2009 1:37:14 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: SoCalPol

Susan Collins on Fox right now making it sound like they did a great thing for all of us cutting 110 billion from the bill — big Whoop!!!!!!! then she goes into we increased medicaid funding, we increased this, we increased that... grrrrrrrrrr


23 posted on 02/07/2009 1:38:53 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Bad choice of words. By we I didn’t mean the people like the ones here on FR. The rest and I can promise you there are MILLIONS. I’ve spoken to many solid Republicans who are ashamedly naive on what the is going on. They’re busy with the everyday lives and just trust that our 2 party system will make sure nothing crazy happens. The media makes it sure they paint a rosy picture.

I fight it as well, sadly we are a small minority.


24 posted on 02/07/2009 2:00:40 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: cripplecreek

he vote hasn’t been taken nor has it been reconcilled with the house bill

I know, I keep emailing, their boxes are full, voice mail full. frustrating.


25 posted on 02/07/2009 2:02:19 PM PST by mojitojoe (If you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat)
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To: mojitojoe

Thank you. I have this bookmarked.


26 posted on 02/07/2009 3:07:19 PM PST by celtic gal (I think the democRATs should change their logo from a jackass to a RAT with a long tail.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn

Am glad I didn’t have the TV on to see S. Collins.
The Maine gals don’t have a clue.

The Democrats kept the Republicans out of the circle
knowing they wern’t buying except for the two or three dipsticks who are easily swayed.


27 posted on 02/07/2009 3:12:34 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin - Jindal 2012)
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To: SoCalPol

“...it has
McCain and Lindsey Graham sounding like Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin”

LOL!


28 posted on 02/07/2009 5:51:08 PM PST by bricklayer
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To: mojitojoe

I know we are and it never ceases to infurriate me that people have their heads so firmly in the sand.


29 posted on 02/07/2009 7:41:42 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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