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Mark Levin grills Newt Gingrich on his comments about Paul Ryan’s plan
The Right Scoop ^ | May 16, 2011 | Mark Levin

Posted on 05/16/2011 6:06:53 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner

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To: Alex Murphy
Newt was just a high school kid when he was seduced by his school teacher.

That sort of thing screws up some guys. Others pine for it don't they.

Hmm.

Well, anyway, we'd probably fired her these days ~ or maybe even punished her with prison time.

The Democrats imagine her to be a feminist hero. That was his first wife ~

51 posted on 05/16/2011 8:29:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kickass Conservative
Gregory is not really a Yankee. He's Jewish and from Holly wierd itsef'.

More like displaced Souvrn' (California) Democrats ya know!.

52 posted on 05/16/2011 8:33:58 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

He seems to play both sides.

But I think Michelle Malkin was right, Newt sat too long on the loveseat with Pelosi...


53 posted on 05/16/2011 9:31:18 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: PhilDragoo; holdonnow

Levin’s interview was one of the best I’ve ever heard.

Kudos to him!


54 posted on 05/17/2011 12:19:24 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: PhilDragoo; holdonnow

Levin’s interview was one of the best I’ve ever heard.

Kudos to him!


55 posted on 05/17/2011 12:19:37 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: PhilDragoo; holdonnow

Levin’s interview was one of the best I’ve ever heard.

Kudos to him!


56 posted on 05/17/2011 12:19:39 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: PhilDragoo; holdonnow

Oops!

It was the passion in me. ;o)


57 posted on 05/17/2011 12:20:54 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: Gene Eric

No, there was no listed author, but it was Mark’s audio, and so that’s why I wrote him in as author. Probably should have just listed Right Scoop. Oh well.


58 posted on 05/17/2011 3:23:02 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Yardstick
It came across as a very lame attempt to weasel out of what he said before.

Or, perhaps it is an attempt to clarify what he actually proposes. Has anyone actually looked at the website that he mentioned with where he says his positions are?

The fact is that there is no fix for the whole extra-Constitutional income redistribution scheme - the revered Socialist Security. But NO ONE has the guts to say that out loud.

But, we are very good at forming the CCFS

Circular Conservative Firing Squad.

I say, give him a chance to right his ship - lay out his real plans and STOP letting sound bites drive the debates and select our candidates.

59 posted on 05/17/2011 3:41:49 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Well I don’t know if anybody’s still reading this thread but let me say thank you for providing this.

Further, I think you, and your thread buddy who mentioned the same incident, are absolutely right.

While I don’t recall this specific incident, I sure do remember the Democrat ploy of making the pubs the enemies of the elderly and back then, and I dunno, maybe even now, it WORKED!

Though I’d like to think we’re a more sophisticated people now.

Yeah, I think Newt was determined to nip any suggestion in the bud that he was in any way in favor of cutting/reducing Medicare.

Only heh, the American people WANT something done with Medicare. Because today, the elderly are more afraid Medicare’s going to die from lack of planning/care by the gubmint...ie those charged with overseeing and funding it...than any mythical stoppage by a political party.

Newt....a day late and a dollar short.


60 posted on 05/17/2011 5:00:43 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/2011/02/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: don-o
Conservatives who allow Liberal generated soundbytes to drive our debate should be disposed of as trash (to quote an old postal regulation).

Remember, if you see somebody saying something you take to be decidedly NON Conservative, or at least inconsistent with our current theological underpinnings, and there's a Leftwingtard in the midst, that's where your attention should go first.

Why was Newt bowing low before the evil NBC/DNC/SOROS toady?

That right there should have been enough to tank his candidacy ~ but you have these people all caught up in breaking balls over the bifocus of the clavical.

Remember, Newt has friends who let him down by sending him on his way to his doom ~ we certainly don't want them advising in any campaigns where we have an interest do we?

So, who are the Doufouses he employed?

Got Names?

61 posted on 05/17/2011 5:51:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fishtalk
Last time Newt had to "work the topic" was back in the mid 1990s. He is 17 years out of date on this issue.

It has, so to speak, festered, and now you have Democrats proposing to just whack it and kill the elderly ~ only solution they can imagine.

They are so terribly uncreative.

62 posted on 05/17/2011 5:53:56 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ken21

No way he wins the primary...


63 posted on 05/17/2011 5:57:31 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi
Newt suffers from a failing a lot of academics do. The only thing he loves more than listening to himself talk is watching the effect of what he says has on others.

As an academic I'm afraid that I must agree with you!!

Voters have had it with the BS, from all sides.

64 posted on 05/17/2011 6:08:43 AM PDT by alley cat
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To: All
Newt seemed befuddled.

Levin was making the point we have elections, representatives, town halls, letters/calls/emails/faxes/tweets/facebook posts, and asking why we need the extra process Newt is talking about. This was a softball!

Newt wants to more directly involve the American People in large entitlement reforms. That's fine: it's the only way the press is forced to provide "equal time" rather than adopt the Democrat's demagoguery wholesale or giving that party cover to oppose any necessary reform. I can't believe Newt couldn't articulate a cohesive answer.

Newt is trying his hand at a bit of centrist populism: I'll involve you, not just tell you how it's going to be like Obama or (stereotyped) extremist Republicans. Newt obviously wants to sound inclusive and non-threatening to "independents" and disaffected Democrats but in doing so he sounds indecisive and confused.

Clearly Newt sees passing the Ryan plan outright as "right-wing social engineering" because it'd be done by the usual dysfunctional constitutional process of representative government. Again, Newt failed on articulating his message which is to involve more Americans in entitlement reform, not just the lobbyists and partisan extremists in Washington.

The problem is Newt sounded weak, like a mushy parliamentarian with no defined message and no alternative plan. It was embarrassing.

He offered no time table (now, campaign cycle, post-election), no list of participants (congress, president, candidates, who?). This was a SOFTBALL.

He failed to articulate his case. I ended up almost feeling bad for him!

Pared to the bone, he's not necessarily wrong on process, but he's inept in articulating why and THAT is not presidential material.

65 posted on 05/17/2011 6:11:27 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Nominate anyone, Obama will be president until 2017. Voters are stuck on stupid.)
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To: muawiyah

;)


66 posted on 05/17/2011 6:24:23 AM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/2011/02/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: muawiyah; DManA; Virginia Ridgerunner
Now, for FR, time to attack Gregory. ....Time to get rid of him at all costs.

Oh, by the way, how do you propose we get rid of Gaygory?

Vote against him in the next election or something?

And, he delivered the George Soros sponsored "confuse Gingrich" question so well

Later comments from Gingrich showed he wasn't confused at all. He revised and extended his remarks.

67 posted on 05/17/2011 6:26:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Lazamataz
Well, of course, he's a politician. On the other hand when he "revised them" and we discovered what else he had up his sleeves he still didn't have substitute for Ryan's proposal.

Interesting.

There was NO THERE THERE.

Now, how to get rid of Gregory ~ you can complain of course.

Better yet, we have wordsmiths ~ they could certainly wrap Gregory's racist insult around the implication that "Gregory suggested that only black people get foodstamps" ~ Olberdork is outta MSNBC even and he had been a perfect match for them. Then, there was "Special Ed" Schulz. Gregory is just another of the same kind, paid higher maybe, and on broadcast, not just cable ~ but I think we could do it.

68 posted on 05/17/2011 6:37:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Trod Upon
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.

If so, it's only because the Right is full of paranoids bent on sawing off the limb they're standing on.

He took the very American position: imposition of entitlement reform is bad when done by decree whether from the Left or Right. No statist central planning. No monarchy. Just good old fashion American debate, dialog, brainstorming and ultimately accomplishment.

Even before any ideas are put on the table, Newt's clear problem is in articulation. Maybe he's too out of practice to play on the field, too gun shy after the 90s battles and too much a legislator to make a president.

I thought he could add to the debate, now I'm not sure he won't hurt it.

69 posted on 05/17/2011 6:41:46 AM PDT by newzjunkey (David Gregory looks simian to me.)
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To: muawiyah
Well, of course, he's a politician. On the other hand when he "revised them" and we discovered what else he had up his sleeves he still didn't have substitute for Ryan's proposal.

Nonetheless, it gives lie to your thesis that Gaygory somehow 'confused and befuddled' Newt.

Olbermann killed his own career -- only on the surface was it about his comments. In reality, insiders tell me that it was because he was an insufferable prick in real life. Shultz nearly lost out for the same reason, but he barely hung on.

Gaygory should be removed, but it isn't up to us. I'd be willing to try, but I wouldn't hold your breath for results.

70 posted on 05/17/2011 6:42:38 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: newzjunkey
There are two kinds of things called "entitlements". In one it's all gratis of the taxpayers. In the other the beneficiary "paid into it".

They really have to be dealt with separately else you run the risk of categorizing a number of formerly private, but now government controlled pension plans as welfare, and that's just a start.

The fact folks believe they paid FICA for some reason is another hurdle for reformers ~ to date an unsurmountable hurdle. Medicare carries some of that burden as well.

You'll notice the old tax cheat Geithner turned first to ripping off the federal employee pension system to cover his cost overruns. The law allows that and it's been done before ~ and by Republicans ~ but on the drawdown side, when those federal employees get their pensions, most of them would need to live to 200 years of age before they needed to tap into anything but their own deposits and the interest they earned over time.

No, retired government employees don't live that long, so they never get those agency matching funds also required by law.

Geithner knows this, but he has the natural inclinations of a street thug so he just steals it.

The Obamista Regime has no intention of reducing the deficit, nor of paying back the borrowings from the federal employee retirement funds ~ and a lot of you sit around laughing sayng "See, let those federal employees suffer" but what are you going to do when this same Geithner comes around and tells you "Well,we tapped out the federales so you are next" and he begins looting private pensions, and 401 (k) plans, and IRA accounts, and savings accounts, and even checking accounts?

That's what's coming.

Lots of our money has already been shipped overseas to Geithner's buddies in European banks. It isn't coming back. He has no intention of paying for it.

71 posted on 05/17/2011 6:47:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz
Just a constant drumbeat in the background that targets him ~ then, when some "event" comes along "they" will do the job ~ like with oberdork.

Of course oberdork was pretty obnoxious anyway, but there you have it. The method does work.

Again, Gregory's question was well thought out and it did befuddle Gingrich. It's not Gingrich's answer that's a problem ~ it's that he was easily befuddled. And, as usual, Gregory's question befuddled a number of people here.

I was not befuddled about Newt's problems. Been trying to figure out why he would even try to run for President. I hit that issue with him and "The Huck" over a year ago. Huck wasn't running ~ but there are people who want him to.

Hey, I want Ruthy and Sotomayor OFF THE COURT FOR HEALTH REASONS. Let 'em hang on until the next Republican takes office ~ but it's ridiculous to have a Supreme Court justice who can't walk across the marble floors without breaking her ankle ~ she has a brittle bone condition from 45+ years of insulin injection. Time for her to go. Same with Ruthy.

So, you have to ask yourself, is it better to try an impeachment to see if we can get a Democrat run Senate to convict Obama, and end up with Joe Biden as President, or should we simply hold out for wholesale removal of all the Democrats?

72 posted on 05/17/2011 6:57:42 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brices Crossroads
Newt’s only reply that we need to have a lot of “hearings” and “meetings”

And to give seniors "more choices". How inane is that? Seniors would choose the plan that gave them the most benefits at the least cost to them. How does that solve our crisis?

73 posted on 05/17/2011 7:08:28 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Brices Crossroads
Newt’s only reply that we need to have a lot of “hearings” and “meetings”

And to give seniors "more choices". How inane is that? Seniors would choose the plan that gave them the most benefits at the least cost to them. How does that solve our crisis?

74 posted on 05/17/2011 7:08:44 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Fishtalk

Newt, like a lot of long-time career politicians, has simply not caught up with the fact that the Democrat network newsrooms and big city newspapers no longer hold a monopoly on the selection, spin, and dissemination of the daily news.


75 posted on 05/17/2011 7:18:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

As the Great One would say, “Thank me very much!”


76 posted on 05/17/2011 10:17:48 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: spiderfern

I do get the impression that Newt is jealous of Ryan.

Newt spent many years thinking about how to change health care. He may have thought that it would be his resurrection. Then Ryan gets all the attention because Ryan is in the game and Newt is in the audience.

I listened to the Mark Levin interview and he had a great point, “What the Hell are you talking about “We need a national conversation and shouldn’t have the Ryan plan shoved down our throats.” Newt had no good answer. It then occurred to me that the only one NOT in the conversation is Newt.


77 posted on 05/17/2011 5:52:18 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Tonight Sarah Palin reiterated my position ~ which all of you have heard several times over the last few days ~ that we should be more concerned with David Gregory’s vicious game than in attacking Newt Gingrich.


78 posted on 05/18/2011 7:14:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I’m not sure why you directed the post to me so I looked up the page.

“I was not befuddled about Newt’s problems. Been trying to figure out why he would even try to run for President.”

Newt likes to hear himself talk almost as much as he likes to see the expressions of wonderment on the face whoever is listening to him.


79 posted on 05/18/2011 7:46:33 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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