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.
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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Screw the Morlocks!
This could be a grass roots movement.
I wonder if he also regrets supporting the RINO Dee Dee Scazafavabeans?
I should make a website and start villainizing them....
Newtie should have figured out a long time ago that being in the same zip code as Pelousy was toxic!
Newt is easily swayed by socialists in a rage frenzy. He’s afraid of them and way to beholden to their false sense of superiority - elitism.
This “we are smarter and better than everyone” is an attitude required for the socialist ego to think they are the superior ones to rule over weak inferiors. Newt has a lot of this socialist ego going for himself.
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