Skip to comments.Gingrich regrets 2008 climate ad with Pelosi (I bet he does)
Posted on 07/26/2011 7:20:00 AM PDT by markomalley
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Tuesday that he regrets making a commercial with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the need to address climate change.
Gingrich, who partnered with Pelosi while she was Speaker for the 2008 ad, said the spot was "misconstrued," and for that reason, he wouldn't do it again.
"I was trying to make a point that we shouldn't be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment," Gingrich said on WGIR radio of the 30-second television commercial. "Obviously it was misconstrued, and it's probably one of those things I wouldn't do again."
That commercial has caused some difficulties for Gingrich in the Republican presidential primary. Pelosi is one of the most polarizing figures for primary voters, and the appearance of wanting to partner with such a political bogeyman has arguably hurt Gingrich with GOP voters.
Gingrich said in January that he "meant exactly what [he] said in that commercial," which was produced by the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore (D). In the ad, Gingrich makes no endorsement of any policy solution, but says the "country must take action to address climate change."
But Gingrich has also made some environmental issues a part of his presidential campaign, calling for the elimination of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its replacement with an agency dedicated to energy creation.
There are many issues that I have with Newt, but this commercial that he made with Stretch sure sealed the deal with me. I will never forgive Newt for that commercial!
I would like to see Gingrich unseat Bill OReily.
Other than that, he can take a hike.
I’m sure Nancy’s people peed themselves in unbridled joy when Newt shot that ad.
Newt go away. You are irrelevant.
Lay down with dogs and get up with fleas.
Just shows what a dumbass he is.Dont let this nut anywhere near the whitehouse.
Newt Gingrich, didn’t he used to be somebody?
re: “Obviously it was misconstrued, and it’s probably one of those things I wouldn’t do again.”
So, the problem is that we listened to what Newt said, but we were too stupid to understand what he really meant. We misconstrued his support for the global warming hoax to mean that he actually supports the hoax. And he “probably” wouldn’t do it again now that he wants to run for president.
Gingrich no longer exists.
Newt’s enormous ego won’t even allow him to fully admit his mistake. Rather than say: “It was wrong. I was trying to get attention at any price.” Newt says he was “misconstrued” and it was “out of context”.
I’m so sick of weasels like that. Famous people that whine about context rather than standing tall and taking their lumps. Newt, I wouldn’t vote for you for dog catcher, you have no character.
"No, but we do agree our country must take action to address climate change." Gingrich
Newt had the ‘dark science’ vote counting skills to engineer the 1994 GOP take over of the House of Representatives for the first time in 50 years and for that he should be commended. But like many geniuses he doesn’t have one whit of common sense. He’s done.
He’s still not owning up to it. This is an insult even to a moron.
the little gremlin got caught playing with himself. Sucks up to those in power....
File under: “Abject idiot”.
Just like we misconstrued when we thought he was trying to kill the Ryan Plan. We're just too stupid for Newt, we don't deserve his leadership. < /sarc>
It is a HOAX. The Hockey Stick Graph was a Hoax. The Sea levels rising was a HOAX. The Deforestation of the Amazon was a Hoax. The predicted number of Hurricanes to Hit America was an EPIC FAIL.
Envirogate Email scandal should have put this hoax to bed, but there are too many Politicians that hooked their bandwagon up to this SHAM.
I'm sorry to see that Newt was one.
is so intelligent.
Hey Hey Hey Goodbye!
He forever lost me and my families vote when he pulled that “Go Green” with the DemocRATS stunt. Wouldn’t vote for Newt for Dog Catcher!
I used to think that too. But in recent years being liked by the Left has become more important to him than doing what is intelligent and right. He used to boldly stand up to the Left. They attacked him like he was the number one enemy on the planet, inflicting a near mortal wound. Now he is wishy washy on way too many issues. Sadly, his ego has continued to grow in the meanwhile.
What sealed it for me was his debate with JFnKerry. He agreed about Global warming long before Pelosi.
It's way past time to disappear Newt! Now, go DO IT!
“I was trying to make a point that we shouldn’t be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment,” Gingrich said”
You win the Cupie Doll for your astute analysis.
That was the “exact” moment I turned on Newt!
Anyone who falls for the global warming hype/fraud isn’t qualified to lead kindergartners in a line much less the nation.
I have always wanted to ask some lefty global warming believer ... um... would you trust any temperature data and or analysis collected by “scientists” hired by the oil companies? Then what makes you think I would trust the data and or analysis of some environmental nut that chained himself to a tree last week?
“No but we both agree our country needs to take action on climate change” Newt Gingrich
“I was trying to make a point that we shouldn’t be afraid to debate the left, even on the environment,”
There’s no debate there. Newt SAYS he agrees with Nancy. Doesn’t he know we can see what he actually said in 2 minutes?
That ad merely removed all doubt.
You know what was surprising to me, formerly an extreme leftist who read the Kyoto Protocol and came to the conclusion that she had been a dummycrat and committed herself to becoming a Democrat, was that right before he made that ad, he had written a great article on geothermal energy. He (and Callista, but is it necessary to add this every time we say his name?) had taken a trip to Iceland and had really studied the argument. It was so well-conceived that I had considered that he could be the mechanism to really expunge Gorism from the public sphere.
So I’m not sure that he was trying to get attention at any price. I can give him the benefit of the doubt that he meant that we should not be afraid to argue the facts with the left, take it on as it were, but it was a monumental miscalculation to go about it that way. He became simply a tool.
“He became simply a tool.”
And to this day, he remains a tool.
agreed. this is serious “1984” stuff, that science has been so perverted.
when they are caught doctoring 100 year old temperatures adjusting them downward to increase the “warming trend”,
someone should have gone to jail.
and chemical readings show CO2 levels were much higher in the 1800’s. and went DOWN in the 1960’s.
not to mention data showing the world has gotten colder since 2003, not warmer.
this is the greatest, most costly hoax in human history.
can’t wait for the primaries so he can get embarrassed and go back to hawking dvds and books and buying jewelry for kalista or whatever her name is.
I regret Newt Gingrich regretting Newt Gingrich as he regrets Newt Gingrich going all Newty on us.
I remember feeling angry when I first saw that ad. I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out WHAT IN THAT SAM HILL NEWT THOUGHT HE WAS DOING!!!!
Seems Newt is wondering the same thing now, but is only 2 years late.
Boy, am stupid, I let my lying eyes and ears deceive me.
During the Clinton years, he threw a temper tantrum on TV about getting a bad seat on Air Force One -- misconstrued.
Then, when asked about the Ryan plan, he said we must not engage in right-wing social engineering and that was miscontrued, too!
Poor Newt, so misunderstood.
Now they both want to re-write history.
Note to both of you jackwagons: This isn't a movie. There is no take 2.
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
Go Eff yourself Newtie.
I saw that Ad, I don’t know how many times and it really made me mad.
For a guy whose intelligence I admired and was amazed by you fell over in interviews fawning with support for AGW.
There must have been some pretty good bucks in it for you.
Did you use the money to buy your wife some nice bobbles at Tiffany’s?
Your input is still appreciated but your participation is an anathema.
Why bring Morons into this discussion?
Yes, very costly and the U.N. is still at it. What they want from it is a one world government through Global taxation.
One more reason to ditch the U.N.
Bovine Excrement ... pure and simple
Okay....let’s make it........??????....Morlocks????
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