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To: Fishtalk

Here is an excellent summary of what happened to Newt back in 1995:

http://www.zimbio.com/Newt+Gingrich/articles/v7OcAwJxkRq/Withering+On+The+Vine

Sixteen years later that lying TV ad by the Democrats caused Newt to get so jittery from being asked a Medicare question that he imploded. “Right wing social engineering”, he said of Ryan’s proposal. Pathetic.


48 posted on 05/16/2011 8:24:42 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; onyx; potlatch; devolve; ntnychik; dixiechick2000

49 posted on 05/16/2011 8:26:51 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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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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