Skip to comments.Mark Levin grills Newt Gingrich on his comments about Paul Ryan’s plan
Posted on 05/16/2011 6:06:53 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
If Newt thought he was going to get an easy interview on the Mark Levin Show today regarding his comments on Paul Ryans plan yesterday, he was very wrong. And the bad thing is that Newt didnt come off very well at all. Jedediah Bila said that Newt was giving a very weak statement and I must concur. Newt mostly agreed with Levin about Paul Ryans Medicare proposal and ended up conceding that he shouldnt have allowed Gregory to frame the question the way he did. Thats not really a big concession to me and Im still a bit confused on where he stands.
Levin however was awesome and that alone makes this interview worth listening to.
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Great minds, dude.
You beat me by 14 seconds.
Agree. You could hear the testiness in his voice when questioned about his “right-wing social engineering” remark, which has effectively become his Dean scream.
He’s a flipper. Which means he’s a liar. Like Ross Perot said “If your wife can’t trust you how am I going to trust you?”
Newt is always at the deep end of the think tank and often has a near-drowning experience.
Which is a lifetime on FR. I’m FReeping on a Blackberry whlie sitting in my 2000 Ford Expedition outside Marshalls waiting for Mrs. GBC. Hardcore, or what?
Mark let him off very easy. I was surprised to hear Hannity give him a harder time.
If Newt is somehow the GOP pick in 2012......nightmares.....
Great post but can you tell us more about what he said lo those many fifteen years ago?
I wasn’t quite the political junkee then as i am now.
Yeah, there were several points in the discussion where Mark could have pulled the trigger but didn’t. I wish he had and buried Newt once and for all.
I'll bet 9 of 10 people associate this historical happening with Newt. Actually, he didn't author the plan which actually came from a Ronald Reagan State of the Union address in the mid 80's, but he was up front and got in front of the parade. He was minority whip before the election and became Speaker as the result of his opportunistic effort.
At the time I admired his spunk because I believe heroes are born of opportunity. However, I also thought that becoming speaker and rolling with the momentum voters had given him was a role he should have played out. A role he was obligated to play out because of the trust we bestowed upon him along with that of his congressional colleagues. Instead, his giant self absorbed head took over and he jumped into the race for President while Bill Clinton was still strong in the polls and playing the independent middle like a dime store kazoo.
If Newt was as smart as he wants us all to think he is, he would have done his duty, made himself a memorable speaker and waited to run for a higher office until he had created a record of service that would trump his poor domestic image. Instead he squandered a great opportunity - I'd say his duty to complete the mission.
Now he is back with a history of having done nothing saying, "Vote for me because I'm smarter than them ...AND YOU!"
Well, Newtster - I ain't buyin'.
Oh, come on. Newt is very predictable! He cheated on his first two wives, and I predict he'll do it again with #3!
What hour was this in VM? Having trouble getting this to pull up. TIA
yes, but remember when
rush limbaugh said that he hoped obama failed?
newtered agreed, and then
turned 180 degrees amid the msm heat
In his first major campaign interview (Meet the Depressed0 Newt actually made John McCain look like a brilliantly aggressive political tactician against the democrats and Obama. and here I thought that was nearly impossible to accomplish.
Newt came on at 6:35 p.m. EST. His office called Mark and actually begged him to talk to Newt on the air.
Mark Levin took Newt to school with his interview. It showed Newt on the defensive and not in command of the subject like he should be as a candidate for president. Newt should have put forth some ideas on how to improve Paul Ryan’s plan. Instead, he showed he does not have a real handle on what to do. Not a good start as a candidate.
Newt having the reputation as being so intelligent, outsmarted himself! I wonder if he couldn’t handle Ryan’s plan being so well presented, that Newt may have been jealous? Thought Levin was very kind to Newt during the interview!
NG talks as though he’s the smartest guy in the room and certainly smarter than those of the “far” right... that attitude alone makes him a quisling in my eyes... he’s trying to carve out his own little niche... not too far to the right and somewhere in the moderate. He does the same thing O’reilly does to try to attract the mealy moderates by equating the “far” right with the far left. Hey, the idiot believes in man made global warming and did commercials with Nancy Pelosi in the run up to Obama getting elected... a “me-too-er”... what a dick.
yeah, i agree.
neutered is trying to cut himslf an o’reilly middle.