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Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate
Newsmax ^ | May 15, 2011 | Newsmax Wires

Posted on 05/15/2011 6:07:07 PM PDT by libstripper

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.

Read more on Newsmax.com: Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance Important: Do You Support Pres. Obama's Re-Election? Vote Here Now!

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Newt, after having really done the job on his first two wives, has decided to do the same thing to the American people and conservatives in general. Once again, he's proved his really, utterly, genuinely contemptible character counts, and counts against him. NEVER SHOULD WE MAKE HIM OUR CANDIDATE!!!
1 posted on 05/15/2011 6:07:10 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Newt was once a champion of conservatism. It’s kind of a shame.


2 posted on 05/15/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: libstripper

What we NEED is a law that says if you don’t have insurance and cannot otherwise pay, no healthcare provider (doctor, hospital, etc.) is obligated to treat you.


3 posted on 05/15/2011 6:09:36 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: libstripper

I’m not supporting Newt, but let’s not distort what he said. He isn’t exactly backing obamacare. Not even close.


4 posted on 05/15/2011 6:09:41 PM PDT by bluedressman
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To: libstripper

He’s just gone flat off the deep deep end. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a political figure who has been so brilliant and yet so looney in the same lifetime. It is indeed a character problem. Could be a brain tumor too. (and I’m not trying to be flippant - I mean it must be something physiological or chemical).


5 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:21 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (American Thinker Columnist / Rush ghost contributor)
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To: libstripper

Newt has turned into Scott Ritter. Rahm Emanuel’s private eye’s must have really gotten the goods on Gingrich.


6 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:32 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: libstripper

Wow! That was a short campaign. Bye Newt


7 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:34 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: libstripper

I think we should be glad he is revealing himself so early in the race.


8 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:51 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: Artemis Webb

I’ll sure vote for this conservative.....//NOT//


9 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:54 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: libstripper

Good bye Newt. No chance.


10 posted on 05/15/2011 6:11:32 PM PDT by bcr100
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To: libstripper

Sorry Newt, I really respect your intelligence but that is the kiss of death. YOU’RE OUT!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 05/15/2011 6:11:34 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: libstripper

adios noot


13 posted on 05/15/2011 6:12:02 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He may have been doing more than just sitting on that couch with pelosi.


14 posted on 05/15/2011 6:12:32 PM PDT by richardtavor (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem)
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To: libstripper

Would Newt support a “one wife” for life mandate? It does appear Newt’s trying to get the Democrat nomination.


15 posted on 05/15/2011 6:13:08 PM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: libstripper

Gingrich should run against Obama.

In the Democrat Party primaries, where he belongs!


16 posted on 05/15/2011 6:13:58 PM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Artemis Webb
Newt has always been and always will be a RINO !!

No more RINOS!

If the GOP nominates a RINO stay home as I will!

Rather the evil you know than a Rino implementing the progressive sociomarxist agenda anyways!

17 posted on 05/15/2011 6:14:34 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: libstripper
>"Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance"

Is this an AZConservative satire?


We wish!

TEA anyone?

18 posted on 05/15/2011 6:14:58 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: bluedressman

I’m going to support your statement on Mr. Gingrich. He has made some bad calls in his home life, but he has been very powerful in his political life. He is a very smart man, and I want to see the debates. Don’t let everything here detract you.


19 posted on 05/15/2011 6:15:20 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: libstripper

That and four buck will buy him a Happy Meal. He’s just another ruling class elitist. Piss be upon him.


20 posted on 05/15/2011 6:15:38 PM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: bluedressman
I’m not supporting Newt, but let’s not distort what he said. He isn’t exactly backing obamacare. Not even close.

Did you read the article?

He refused to criticize RomneyCare, and makes it clear he supports a federal government solution to healthcare coverage. The details vary, but what he's describing would be similar to Obamacare.

21 posted on 05/15/2011 6:16:44 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Three political “seppukus” in one week.

1. Mittens
2. Huckster
3. Newt

The Shogun’s executioner must be getting tired.


23 posted on 05/15/2011 6:18:56 PM PDT by ak267
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To: libstripper

It is a shame when a” conservative” voice wants to shred the constitution.. Bye Newt


24 posted on 05/15/2011 6:19:29 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: libstripper

FUNG!!


25 posted on 05/15/2011 6:19:59 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Why don’t you wait for that debate. Let’s see how he answers.


26 posted on 05/15/2011 6:20:07 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I want to hear him in debate.


27 posted on 05/15/2011 6:21:14 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Clintons, along with all the Libs, attacks on him back in the 90’s changed Newt.

I would actually feel better about him if a brain tumor was discovered, this announcement is crazy, political suicide, talk.


28 posted on 05/15/2011 6:21:27 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Trump - noun, means fearless)
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To: libstripper

Neuter Newt.


29 posted on 05/15/2011 6:24:22 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Jim Robinson
FUNG!!

I Like, has a nice ring to it, LOL!

30 posted on 05/15/2011 6:25:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Al B.; fightinJAG; VaRepublican

I rest my case.


31 posted on 05/15/2011 6:25:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: libstripper
Newt Lemming Gingrich - over the cliff he goes.

"Gingrich replied he would not make it an issue in the campaign and said he agreed with key aspects of Romneycare"

New Flash, Newt. The minute you said it, it became and will remain an issue.


32 posted on 05/15/2011 6:27:01 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: Stillwaters

The man has lost whatever was left of his mind.


33 posted on 05/15/2011 6:27:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: bluedressman

Yes it is rather close, in accepting the unconstitutional premise of the individual mandate. That represents a faulty view of individual rights under the Constitution that we cannot reward by election to the WH. Newt just ended his candidacy. IMHO.


34 posted on 05/15/2011 6:27:16 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: libstripper

God only knows, I get a cold and Newt dumps me


35 posted on 05/15/2011 6:27:43 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: Marty62

Let him talk. The Nation doesn’t lose capital because a man wants to share what he knows.


36 posted on 05/15/2011 6:28:09 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Artemis Webb
" ... that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman,..."

No, Newt was a champion of conservatism in most things, but never an across the board champion of conservatism. Newt is reasonable when he's dealing with keeping the government from expanding into something new, but he was always more inclined to try and make existing programs more efficient or a less intrusive solution than getting rid of them. Years ago he was talking about everyone having to buy insurance and what sort of subsidies some would need to do so as well as how tax cuts would free up personal money to make it less of a burden.

I always wondered if that was a ploy to get independents to vote for conservatives. Unless he makes a huge deal out of denying he's for Obamacare and spells out a really new approach to everyone being insured, I guess we'll finally know it wasn't a campaign ploy or technique.

37 posted on 05/15/2011 6:28:36 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: libstripper

Newt - the new McCain, Rat’s best friend, and media darling wannabe of the MSM.


38 posted on 05/15/2011 6:29:09 PM PDT by rod1
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To: Buck-I-Guy
Wow! That was a short campaign. ...


39 posted on 05/15/2011 6:29:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: libstripper

Shame on Newtie— but remember, this was the guy who was going to ABOLISH the Depts. of Commerce and of Education in 1994— LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. Anyone else wondering why Newt, Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Mitch Daniels, Huck and other assorted LOSERS are being floated by the MSM for Present?


40 posted on 05/15/2011 6:29:58 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: lonevoice

Newt should take his “3rd Way” politics to another country!


41 posted on 05/15/2011 6:30:02 PM PDT by Yorktownpatriot
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To: eyedigress

I’ve heard enough “talk” from asshole politicians who want to toss our freedoms out the window.

I don’t want this jackass anywhere near any “debate”. I want him to step out of the picture and let someone who actually properly comprehends the constitution to debate others who properly comprehend the constitution.


42 posted on 05/15/2011 6:30:36 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: libstripper

Well, that was fast. I thought Newtie would at least get through the First round of Jeopardy before pouring gasoline on himself and lighting a bonfire. “I’ll take Sucking Up To Obamacare for $1,000, Alex” was not the smartest choice.


43 posted on 05/15/2011 6:31:07 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: libstripper
During the MTP interview, Gingrich interrupted Gregory with this:

Gingrich to Gregory: "... but let me talk about ME ..."
44 posted on 05/15/2011 6:31:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: bluedressman
I’m not supporting Newt, but let’s not distort what he said. He isn’t exactly backing obamacare. Not even close.

No. But he's backing one of the most egregiously unconstitutional aspects of it.

And the odd thing is, I don't recall his backing this approach back in 1992-94.

It's as if he has independently decided to "take the middle ground" and "try to make government work" -- when none of his constituents want it to "work" in this fashion.

From the time of his announcement, it only took Newt -- what, 72 hours? -- to prove he was unqualified.

45 posted on 05/15/2011 6:31:54 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt and HIllary have seen eye to eye on the (unconstitutional) individual mandate for two decades now. ....and probably a lot longer. He’s done. And so is Romney.


46 posted on 05/15/2011 6:33:20 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: eyedigress

YOU wait for it. This morning he called Paul Ryan an extremist and a right-wing radical knowing full well what effect that would have on Ryan’s expected candidacy just days before Ryan will announce whether he is running for the senate. newt is long, long gone.
He is so far out of it that whatever he EVER did that was Conservative has disappeared from the political landscape, and so should he.


47 posted on 05/15/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: richardtavor
He may have been doing more than just sitting on that couch with pelosi

But I doubt it - she's got a thing for Twinkle Toes


48 posted on 05/15/2011 6:34:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (watch the other hand)
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To: vbmoneyspender

That is what it is....the goons blackmail anyone who goes against their Marxist agenda and destroy them unless they change their positions......... The only way this doesn’t happen is if they can get NO dirt on the person....Newt was easy prey.....Rush L. was not quite as easy.....McCarthy left himself wide open with alcoholism....Whittaker Chambers would have been completely obliterated if it wasn’t for the microfilm in the pumpkin patch.......

The Commies do the Alinsky on everyone who doesn’t swallow the koolaide...and the only ones who are immune are very, very rare. You can even make good people look awful when the mainstream media lies and is nothing but agitprop.

They have been doing this since the Federal Reserve was founded and they have completely controlled the press and magazines and Foundations and through that all education except the Christian schools. Even those have been destroyed with Marxist ideology to a large extent—especially the Liberation Theology schools which are nothing but “demonic” Marxism.


49 posted on 05/15/2011 6:34:28 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: MestaMachine

LOL...you got it. At the rate these “1st-tier” losers are self-immolating, Palin may adopt the Reagan strategy and not announce until November. The frugal momma grizzly, saving her dough for the real opposition — Zerobama and his commie minions.


50 posted on 05/15/2011 6:34:43 PM PDT by Al B.
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