Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Gingrich Calls GOP Medicare Plan 'Right-Wing Social Engineering' (supports individual mandate)
The Wall Street Journal via Foxnews.com ^ | May 16, 2011

Posted on 05/16/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT by AAABEST

White House hopeful Newt Gingrich called the House Republican plan for Medicare "right-wing social engineering," injecting a discordant GOP voice into the party's efforts to reshape both entitlements and the broader budget debate.

In the same interview Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," Mr. Gingrich backed a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, complicating a Republican line of attack on President Barack Obama's health law.

The former House speaker's decision to stick with his previous support for an individual mandate comes days after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defended the health revamp he championed as governor, which includes a mandate.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnc4gingrich; fung; gingrich; gingrich4obamacare; gingrich4romney; gingrich4romneycare; gingrichcare; individual; mandate; posergingrich; rinogingrich
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-78 next last
Gee Newt, this is almost as brilliant as when you sat with Nancy on that couch pumping the Global warming scam for Algore's NGO:


GET LOST

1 posted on 05/16/2011 7:14:23 AM PDT by AAABEST
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Fork...stick....done...Newt.


2 posted on 05/16/2011 7:16:02 AM PDT by PaleoBob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Put a fork in him! He’s DONE! Bye Bye Newt!


3 posted on 05/16/2011 7:16:02 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
Calling Sean Hannity!

Pls keep your mutt on a shorter leash!

4 posted on 05/16/2011 7:16:32 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PaleoBob

He is a confused man.


5 posted on 05/16/2011 7:17:33 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

What a politically stupid move. Hard to believe he would make this statement right out of the gate.


6 posted on 05/16/2011 7:18:05 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
Newt is state-run media's wet-dream of the GOP candidate.
7 posted on 05/16/2011 7:18:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Thanx, Newtie -
and buh-bye...


8 posted on 05/16/2011 7:18:56 AM PDT by matginzac
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Newt and Mitt: statists supporting government control over our lives. RINOs. I won’t vote for either of them.


9 posted on 05/16/2011 7:19:30 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

The Washington Examiner posts following the column has a lot of negative posts on Newt. I cannot figure out why he is even running, it is a waste of time!


10 posted on 05/16/2011 7:20:42 AM PDT by ohiogrammy (12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
RE:”In the same interview Sunday, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Mr. Gingrich backed a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, complicating a Republican line of attack on President Barack Obama’s health law.

or post a bond that would be used to pay for the emergency room health care that congress mandated the hospitals provide for free. I saw the interview. I dont see House Republicans addressing the free health care mandated on hospitals. That is too popular I guess.

Will any candidates for president take up support for the Ryan plan?

Does Newt have any support from any group? I dont know of any.

11 posted on 05/16/2011 7:22:32 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Newt! Don’t you have another girl friend to find?


12 posted on 05/16/2011 7:23:10 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Perhaps he and Hillary! can run against Obama in the Democrat primaries?

Really. What kind of idiot watches Mitt Romney eliminate himself from the running by doubling down on supporting RomneyCare, then decides to jump off the cliff after him?

Newt... We knew you were an arrogant old blowhard, but this is stupid in a way that defies comprehension. Please, do yourself a favor. Fold up your tent, and go home now.


13 posted on 05/16/2011 7:23:32 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #14 Removed by Moderator

To: AAABEST

Newt should have remained retired. He is completely out of touch and delusional. He is also a philandering fat tub of crap. Newt will be humiliated as he deserves.


15 posted on 05/16/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

At root, Gingrich is a condescending, elitist professor.

‘Nuff said.


16 posted on 05/16/2011 7:26:56 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
This is the political equivalent of a sprinter tripping on his shoelace right out of the gate.

Actually, I think Newt is purposeful and calculated in his statement. He is probably trying to differentiate himself.

I also think he is misguided. I predict the fastest campaign implosion that we have seen in a quite a while.

17 posted on 05/16/2011 7:28:57 AM PDT by Pete (29thday.org Exponential problems require exponential solutions)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
Hey Newt! It will be a "cold day in hell"...

I didn't vote for McCain in 2010. I would not vote for you in 2012.

18 posted on 05/16/2011 7:29:09 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Hey, Newt... Why not shave your ass and walk backwards... It would be a change for the better, you brain-dead old fool. I would not vote you for dog catcher... But oh, wait... From that picture of you sitting with Nancy, then I see you already have caught a dog.


19 posted on 05/16/2011 7:30:22 AM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

... and that is one of the real problems with newts. They get their ass handed to them and they just grow another...


20 posted on 05/16/2011 7:32:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

I do believe that the past 10 - 14 years, have separated many GOP political elites so far from the reality of the REAL political landscape of America that they really have zero clue that what they are doing is suicide.

Too much K street, MSM, & lobbyists, too little common sense.

Goodbye Newt - Neither you nor Mitt are going anywhere but down the tubes. - Bye.


21 posted on 05/16/2011 7:34:27 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PaleoBob
Yep. Newt can go ahead and defend something already found to be unconstitutional by a Federal court. As with his support for AGW and taxing the air we breathe, and to paraphrase the school marm in Blazing Saddles, this just goes to show that Newt is still the leading a**hole in the GOP (although there are a number of seriously competing candidates).
22 posted on 05/16/2011 7:35:32 AM PDT by katana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

I would like to thank Newt for making it so easy to discard him as a CONSERVATIVE candidate.


23 posted on 05/16/2011 7:36:11 AM PDT by Trust but Verify (Let's party like it's 1773!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Good. I’m glad he said this now....two down.


24 posted on 05/16/2011 7:37:16 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pete
Apparently our favorite salamander is still stinging from his "die on the vine" statement.

BTW, lizards are often mistaken for newts. Perhaps the same error has taken place here...

25 posted on 05/16/2011 7:38:17 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
Get lost, indeed! I don't even think he's a RINO! He's even sitting on the left side of the photo! Which means, his political attitude must be left of Pelosi.

Buh bye!

26 posted on 05/16/2011 7:40:48 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
I'm so glad he did this, because it means that he's no longer a stealth candidate. He's come right out front and declared himself a socialist.

Now we can dump him for good.

27 posted on 05/16/2011 7:41:31 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Newt is a pure Washington DC power whore.


28 posted on 05/16/2011 7:42:46 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

In all seriousness, what was Newts plan here? His only fan base was people that could overlook his obnoxious, grating personality because of his ideals. That group, pretty much to a man, hates the individual mandate. Passionately. People that like the idea like Obama, and wouldn’t vote for Newt under any circumstance.

So why go there at all? Newts now aligned himself against the Tea Party. The only group he had a shot at winning over. It makes no sense at all.


29 posted on 05/16/2011 7:44:37 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
This is the fourth thread on this already this morning.

Yet, the posters failed to recognize a couple of really important things.

(1) Newt is responding to questions from a KNOWN Leftwingtard ~ and he is asking questions that he knows are going to trip Newt (or anybody else) up because any conceivable answer needs to respond to both prior proposals in Congress as well as with current brief discussions of the same matter. That's pretty difficult so the consequence is you get a Republican answering a question that will PO certain self-styled conservatives.

(2)We have already been through this sort of thing earlier (for years and years) with the Leftwingtards. Adults need to always totally discount whatever the Leftwingtards have tried to elicit and turn instead to the written record or well known accomplishments of the person who was interviewed.

Frankly, sometimes I think some of our posters putting up this and other articles are actually in thrall to the whims of the Obots.

Why am I not surprised that the DNC's running dog lackeys on the WSJ editorial board were equally uncritical of Gregory.

30 posted on 05/16/2011 7:45:34 AM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

If I were Newt Or Mitt, I’d save my money and energy. These two losers are DOA!!! The Tea Party gets stronger with powerful Governor Primary win In west Virginia. Keep all eyes on Cain, Palin & Bachmann!!!


31 posted on 05/16/2011 7:48:06 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

I hope he drops off the GOP charts so fast it will make the democrats dizzy.


32 posted on 05/16/2011 7:49:26 AM PDT by Safrguns
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EyeGuy
"...At root, Gingrich is a condescending, elitist professor....."

Also, he is neither a wartime leader or consigliere.

33 posted on 05/16/2011 7:49:35 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
With this idiotic move, Newt has essentially endorsed ObamaCare. He just thinks it needs to be tweaked a little.

This makes his position nearly identical to Mitt Romney. And Romney at least had the excuse of being governor of the most libtard state in the union.

Plus, Mitt has a better hair-do and can control his zipper. And, so far at least, Mitt has the sense not to attack Paul Ryan or the rest of us TEA partiers floating alternatives.

If Newt is trying to beat Mitt out of the New York Times endorsement for the Republican nomination, he's certainly made a shrewd move here. < / sarcasm >

34 posted on 05/16/2011 7:52:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

The RINO Gingrich: “I obviously don’t speak for the American people.”

35 posted on 05/16/2011 7:52:45 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

The fact is Newt may have said something that offended some conservatives. The truth is, why would people fight to eliminate Obobu’s plan to force people to buy insurance, and then engineer another with the same force buy-in scheme. The plan to force people to buy anything is a non-starter. Insurance is not an answer to anything except to the insurance companies, their employees, and their profits. Insurance is nothing but a scheme that plays on fear and results in higher heathcare costs. IMO


36 posted on 05/16/2011 7:57:35 AM PDT by Racer1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Victor

I swear this Clown is pitching for Bambi’s 2012 Running Mate when Biden gets dumped.


37 posted on 05/16/2011 7:57:35 AM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: EyeGuy
"At root, Gingrich is a condescending, elitist professor."

Sure, he's a self-promoting egotistical jerk, but a pretty good writer.
Read his "Gettysburg" - great book. And yes, he should stick to teaching college history.

38 posted on 05/16/2011 8:00:59 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: DAC21
Interesting, re: Bambi's running mate. I think it is a certain Biden will get dumped due to “heath issues”. Biden has been a liability for BO from the beginning. If not Newt as BO’s running mate, then who??
39 posted on 05/16/2011 8:01:15 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Racer1

Rightwing social engineering? Newt, a proud supporter of the prescription drug plan, should be an expert on that.


40 posted on 05/16/2011 8:03:01 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

41 posted on 05/16/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

If he’s looking for the stupid vote, he needs to run as Democrat.


42 posted on 05/16/2011 8:08:27 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

The more I listen to Newt - the more I like Herman Cain.

Bye-bye Newt!


43 posted on 05/16/2011 8:11:51 AM PDT by Brownie63
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Good to see that noot was never serious about running.


44 posted on 05/16/2011 8:15:00 AM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

That picture is all we need to know about Newt.


45 posted on 05/16/2011 8:15:56 AM PDT by ducttape45
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST
I just don't get it.

The idea if an individual mandate is so against everything we stand for - and it is unconstitutional. How can he come off supporting this nonsense? Whose vote does he think he is going to get with this? About as dumb as the climate change crap.

Sorry, Newt. I was willing to give you the benefit of the doubt. Not anymore.

T Paw or Daniels better go to some Carnegie Mellon courses on effective speaking and take charge of this party or we are doomed!

46 posted on 05/16/2011 8:18:01 AM PDT by dan on the right
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

Bye-bye, Newty
I’m gonna miss you so
Bye-bye, Newty
Why’d you have to go?


47 posted on 05/16/2011 8:19:03 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (w)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

(1) Newt is responding to questions from a KNOWN Leftwingtard ~ and he is asking questions that he knows are going to trip Newt (or anybody else) up because any conceivable answer needs to respond to both prior proposals in Congress as well as with current brief discussions of the same matter. That’s pretty difficult so the consequence is you get a Republican answering a question that will PO certain self-styled conservatives.

(2)We have already been through this sort of thing earlier (for years and years) with the Leftwingtards. Adults need to always totally discount whatever the Leftwingtards have tried to elicit and turn instead to the written record or well known accomplishments of the person who was interviewed.


There is only one answer to any question about Obamacare. That answer is “repeal.” If that is NOT the candidates’ answer then that candidate has removed themselves from the race.


48 posted on 05/16/2011 8:21:30 AM PDT by Grunthor (RIDE THE CAIN TRAIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Brownie63
The Newt for POTUS campaign office sent me a fund raising e-mail. I replied that I would be contributing to real conservatives and not RINOs like Newt. I wonder if they'll ask me for money again?

I think his campaign is going to die a very quick death due to: (1) lack of money and (2) interest. Of the two, money will be the killer.

49 posted on 05/16/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: AAABEST

I don’t agree with everything Newt says, including this bit about health insurance, but...

Huckabee is out, now which serious candidate is left besides Newt who is willing to stand up and proclaim America to be the Christian Nation that our Founders intended?

It seems like too many so-called conservatives would rather worry about what’s in our Nation’s wallet than what’s in its heart!


50 posted on 05/16/2011 8:30:34 AM PDT by tigerteam_ab
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-78 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson