Skip to comments.Bill Bennett to Gingrich: You’re Shooting at [Paul Ryan] From Behind! (Testy Radio Interview)
Posted on 05/17/2011 11:33:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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As my father, who was an electrical engineer, used to say, “too much book learning, no common sense”.
Nobody objected to that part of his answer.
If expecting people to pay for the care they receive is what the public mandate is then I guess I'm for it.
That is not what the public mandate is, and that is not what Gingrich said he wants. I quote him directly in the post preceding this one. Read it, if you don't know what he said.
Say what you want about Newt ... but he is quite correct when he says something as big and monumental as changing Medicare needs to be done with the approval of those who will be affected,
In which case, his characterization of Ryan's plan as "right wing social engineering" must bother you quite a bit, because those most in favor of Ryan's plan (and they are overwhelmingly so) are seniors.
AND somehow we've got to find a way to made certain those who get medical care pay for it and don't dump the cost on the rest of us.
Good for you. That means you can't be very much in favor of Gingrich's plan, because the largest class of people, receiving by far and away the most health care they aren't paying for, are already in government programs called Medicare and Medicaid. And yerboi thinks that trying to make those programs fiscally responsible is, in his words, "radical." This despite the fact that only people under the age of 54 would actually be affected. So Gingrich thinks a proposal that would not affect anyone for TEN YEARS, during which time we can talk and debate our silly little fannies off, is "radical," "right wing social engineering."
If nothing else, consider him the dose of attenuated live virus you give a child to give them protection from the real thing later in life.
Congratulations! You have actually come as close to your mentor as anyone on any thread or program in making the stupidest comment of the week. The only people who're receiving "innoculations" from this inane boulderdash are Democrats. Between now and Judgement Day you will be hearing the attack ads like this: "The Democrats want to save Medicare. But Ryan's plan? Even Ultraconservative Newt Gingrich called it 'radical.'"
Thankfully, he's innoculated a lot of us from further considering him a serious candidate.
With all politicians trying to come up with an acceptable political solution to our perceived health care problems it is easy to forget that our problem is that the consumer is removed from the decision making process. When health care becomes market driven again then the problem will be solved. When you hear a politician refer to this you’ll know that we are finally on the road to relief.
Granted I’m not as gifted in the intelligence field as you are, but I don’t have to resort to insults to make my points.
If you want a reasonable discussion of the situation, fine. If all you want to do is get on my case because I see something differently from you then you need to find someone else.
Newts acting like the kid in the class who put his hand up first and wasn’t called on. He then tries to give an even BETTER answer than everyone who was called on before him.
Now it’s recess and we are taking turns hitting him in the gut.
Newts acting like the kid in the class who put his hand up first and wasnt called on. He then tries to give an even BETTER answer than everyone who was called on before him.
Now its recess and we are taking turns hitting him in the gut.
Now that was an outstanding post....perfect!
For an alleged conservative to give the kinds of answers Newt gave to several questions yesterday, I'd be more inclined to believe he'd pulled an all-nighter, fell down the steps on the way off the bus, got beat up at recess, and then was called on for an answer.
Your post makes it sound like a gang of conservative bullies is picking on Newt for an essentially well-intentioned effort . If that wasn’t your message, I’d say somnolence is your issue, not mine.
Newt is what happens when you keep trading wives and the current one is not very smart.
Oh my. The man is in need of help. After his personal life, sitting on the couch with Pelosi, and Scozzafava (sic?) and now this...
It honestly sounded to me like Bill Bennett is backing Rick Santorum or Paul Ryan and his beef with Newt was that he felt Newt wasn't giving them the respect Bennett gives them.
I'll commend you for figuring out early on that so much of the "conservative" media was in the tank for a specific candidate and, no different from the liberal media, trying to give the candidates they didn't like a hard time while pretending to be "objective." We didn't know at the time that Bennett was for Romney, but it certainly became clear when he went on to talk down Santorum and so many of his fellow RINO radio hosts like Hewitt and Medved became even more enthusiastic Romney spokespeople.