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Newt Gingrich Scolds Piers Morgan for Trying to Teach Him About Politics
NewsBusters ^ | 9 Nov 2011 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/09/2011 8:10:24 AM PST by mandaladon

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich demonstrated Tuesday why every liberal media member in the country is scared to death of him winning the nomination and going head-to-head in a debate with Barack Obama.

When CNN's Piers Morgan tried to play his normal cocky role of knowing more than his guest, the former Speaker of the House smartly replied, "I've been involved with politics since 1958, I helped grow the modern Republican Party of Georgia, I helped create a national majority, and you're explaining to me the reality of politics" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; elections; newt
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MORGAN: Yeah, but actually, isn’t it? Look, I don't mean to teach you................The liberal idiot didn't know what to say.
1 posted on 11/09/2011 8:10:28 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

An increasingly large part of me wants Newt as the nominee just so I can watch him debate Obama’s sorry ass and wipe the floor with him.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 8:13:50 AM PST by RockinRight (One year from now, we have an opportunity to take our nation back.)
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To: mandaladon
I watched the show (only because of Newt) and Newt put him in his place a few times.
I know Newt carries some baggage, but I'd prefer him to Cain (no public office experience) or Romney.
3 posted on 11/09/2011 8:14:09 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Cain is the visionary, Gingrich is the bulldog.

Cain/Gingrich 2012

4 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:08 AM PST by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: mandaladon
If Newt becomes the nominee, look for the media to suddenly find that Debates aren't really necessary after all...

Mike

5 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:22 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: oh8eleven
Problem with Newt is in a choice between political expedience and Conservative principals, he has picked expediency every time.

I suspect Newt would go back to DC full of ideas and plans and, like he did in 1994, promptly surrender them in order to “get things done” with the Democrats

6 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:22 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mandaladon

No matter what else you think about him, you gotta love the chip on Gingrich’s shoulder vs the pundits.


7 posted on 11/09/2011 8:17:32 AM PST by skeeter
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To: mandaladon

heh heh Go Newt! :)


8 posted on 11/09/2011 8:18:19 AM PST by Irenic
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To: mandaladon

Morgan is a Putz and yes Newt can school him all day long.

However, don’t think for a second that the Leftist along with the Main Slime Media will back off Newt. You think it’s bad with Cain... Wait until they attack Newt.

Telling you right now.. Stick with Cain. He is our best chance at the White House. The Left have NOTHING on this guy and it’s why they are attacking his character. The worst thing Republicans and Conservatives can do is cave to the Leftist that are trying to bring down Cain.


9 posted on 11/09/2011 8:18:49 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: TitansAFC

Newt ping.


10 posted on 11/09/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by matthew fuller ((1) fully fund defense, (2) transform entitlement programs, and (3) do not raise taxes!)
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To: MNJohnnie

Here Here!

he is a great debater— and right now he is smacking Obama..

but when he get into power, he can use those same tactics to convince us that he knows best, we don’t understand, hence he has to join hands with the left for our own good...

As a Georgian, I have seen it!


11 posted on 11/09/2011 8:20:12 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Sprite518

Well said.


12 posted on 11/09/2011 8:21:59 AM PST by kidd
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To: eeevil conservative
I hate to say it but I really LIKE Newt's conduct on the campaign trail right now.

He was awesome on Fox News last night.

How refreshing to have a professional politician like Newt say "Yeah sitting on that couch with Nancy Pelosie was the dumbest thing I ever did."

I LIKE Newt....just don't trust him.

13 posted on 11/09/2011 8:27:25 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie

I will never forgive Newt for violating his own contract with America.

The final plank in the contract was term limits - the votes were there for it to pass.

Newt engineered its failure (term limits) by having a little known republican representative change his vote, based on a back room deal with the democrats.

Question that will sink Newt in any campaign:
Why was tem limits the only element on the contract with America that did not pass?


14 posted on 11/09/2011 8:28:20 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: MichaelP

hahahahaahahahahahahahaha, bet your right.


15 posted on 11/09/2011 8:28:44 AM PST by annieokie
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To: MNJohnnie

You’re clearly not talking about Newt’s voting record. Shouldn’t that record be part of the mix?


16 posted on 11/09/2011 8:29:11 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: MNJohnnie

You’re clearly not talking about Newt’s voting record. Shouldn’t that record be part of the mix?


17 posted on 11/09/2011 8:30:07 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: RockinRight

“...so I can watch him debate Obama’s sorry ass and wipe the floor with him.”

I would also love to see that!!!!


18 posted on 11/09/2011 8:30:16 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: RockinRight

The problem is, debates don’t really swing elections.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 8:30:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MNJohnnie

Last weekend I saw Cain defer to Newt on at least two issues because he didn’t know what to say. Newt rattled off a few things the president or the congress could do right now to save a $700 B to a trillion here and there.

This is the guy I want to be president. He has a command of the sues and ideas that would not come from 3 of the other candidates. He would decimate Obama during the campaign.

I ike Cain and would vote odor him, but Newt is my number 1, one year out.


20 posted on 11/09/2011 8:32:17 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: MichaelP

You could count on that!

“The President is too busy doing the peoples’ work and saving mankind from the horrors of Conservatism!”


21 posted on 11/09/2011 8:32:45 AM PST by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Sprite518

The media can try, but Newt will be prepared and they’re shooting their load on Cain. Their slime machine will have zero credibility when they finally turn their focus to Gingrich.


22 posted on 11/09/2011 8:33:33 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: morphing libertarian

Ah no he did not. He deferred because by the terms of the debate it was Newt’s turn to go first.


23 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:01 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MrB
The problem is, debates don’t really swing elections.

Don't tell that to Jimmy Carter ("there you go again") or Michael Dukakis (Death Penalty Question)

24 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: mandaladon

None of these guys are going to hold a candle to Newt in any discussion about politics, foreign policy, taxes, welfare, etc., etc.

He would make a great president, but I do fear that he would be conservatively light on some social issues and immigration and the environment. Too willing to compromise on some of those issues.

That’s why I believe he woudl serve much better as a VP to someone like Cain. Would round him out very, very well.


25 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: mandaladon

There are times that I love Newt. He’s so intelligent and so cantankerous. I’d like to see him join forces with Cain.


26 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:29 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mandaladon

Newt destroys all media types before him. This is a much different Newt than the one I saw fumbling his advantage away in the 1990’s. He knows they are the enemy and he treats them as such.


27 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:43 AM PST by Lazamataz (I guess some Occupiers are more 99% than other Occupiers.)
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To: Triple

Seriously? The Citizens Legislature Act needed a 2/3 majority...wasn’t even close to the required number of votes..


28 posted on 11/09/2011 8:36:55 AM PST by magritte
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To: Jeff Head
That’s why I believe he woudl serve much better as a VP to someone like Cain. Would round him out very, very well.

Agree 100%. Let Cain present the initiatives to the public with his speaking ability while Nest hammers the details and works Congress like a rented mule.

29 posted on 11/09/2011 8:38:50 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: Solson

You really do not want to go there. I like Newt.

It not his voting record that is the issue, it what he chose to make an issue and how quick he was to cave on principals “to get things done”.


30 posted on 11/09/2011 8:39:49 AM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: commish

Nest = Newt of course


31 posted on 11/09/2011 8:40:00 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: mandaladon

Why did Newt go into “Brain Science?”

It must have been and editing context thing with the clip. Of all the topics that conservatives are passionate about, having the government involved in another medical solution sounds like spending to me.


32 posted on 11/09/2011 8:40:51 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: MNJohnnie

I saw it and heard the tone of his voice. He could’t say anything and said “You go first.” I know what I saw.


33 posted on 11/09/2011 8:41:13 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: commish
Let Cain present the initiatives to the public with his speaking ability while Nest hammers the details and works Congress like a rented mule.

I have been vilified for similar thoughts here. But I agree. I also want John Bolton as the Secretary of State under Cain.

34 posted on 11/09/2011 8:44:05 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals vote like clowns walking thru a minefield, oblivious to the consequences.)
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To: oh8eleven

People change for the better in their personal lives...the Newt of yesterday is not the same Newt of today. I could care less about what happened 20 yrs ago. Newt is the most intelligent candidate we have and the media knows it. Yesterday he left Krauthammer “befuddled,” lol and know Morgan walking on eggshells when it comes to confronting Newt on political knowledge. GOOOOOOOOOOOOO MR SPEAKER


35 posted on 11/09/2011 8:45:29 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mandaladon

There’s nothing more infuriating that being lectured to about American politics by Brits. Whether it is Tina Brown, Piers Morgan, Christopher Hitchens or Andrew Sullivan, none of these people have been in our country long enough to school another American - particularly someone of Newt’s caliber. And I don’t care whether they are citizens or not: they don’t have a “feel” for America.


36 posted on 11/09/2011 8:45:49 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: MNJohnnie
I suspect Newt would go back to DC full of ideas
"Past performance is no guarantee of future results."
I think the country is in a totally different situation than it was 15-20 years ago.
I don't like "shaking hands across the aisle" either, but I think Newt realizes the Republic is in danger.
37 posted on 11/09/2011 8:47:19 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: MNJohnnie; eeevil conservative

Geesh! Don’t you two ever talk in person?


38 posted on 11/09/2011 8:48:34 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: morphing libertarian

LOVE NEWT. Have been watching the debates, reading the candidates platforms, weighing and comparing and everytime I come up with Newt. I do not care what happened in his personal life 20 years ago..he is the right man for what ails this nation today.
Loved reading his bump plans with Romney...he makes Romney look like an idiot


39 posted on 11/09/2011 8:49:42 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: MNJohnnie
The only thing that can be, or should be, done with Democrats is to shut them down, and shut them up. Any Conservative who says he wants to "work with" Democrats is a RINO, pure and simple.

You don't "work with" an enemy, you decimate them, and defeat them, utterly. The Democrats are enemies of this country. Enemies must be defeated, overwhelmingly.

40 posted on 11/09/2011 8:50:05 AM PST by nobdysfool (If the government was in charge of the Sahara, there would be a shortage of sand....)
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To: mandaladon
And exactly why did CNN hire this Brit, with highly questionable ethics, and a judge of female impersonation acts on "America's Got Talent" to take Larry King's old spot?

Were there no former Clinton cabinet members or sexual perverts available?

41 posted on 11/09/2011 8:50:28 AM PST by N. Theknow (Idi Obama = Just your everyday, ordinary, 3rd World Dictator)
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To: Alas Babylon!; MNJohnnie

When we are “in person” we don’t have no stinkin’ desire to waste that time TALKING!

;-D


42 posted on 11/09/2011 8:50:34 AM PST by eeevil conservative (GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAND AND I WILL MOVE THE EARTH....Archimedes)
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To: Sprite518

Cain had the best line of the night in the debate with Newt. “Now if you were picked as V.P. . . “ We could do worse. And Newt can articulate the message.


43 posted on 11/09/2011 8:54:17 AM PST by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: MrB

The debates have subtracted two thirds of Rick Perry’s steam.


44 posted on 11/09/2011 8:55:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: mandaladon

Presidio9 posted this on FR..it is worth sharing..This statement brings into question your basic understanding of the subject. The Contract With America was sucessful in every way it was intended. It led directly to the “Republican Revolution” in 1994, which gave us both houses for the first time since 1954. It promised only to bring specific legislation to the floor for vote, which it did. Of course not all the legislation passed, for a variety of reasons, the most significant include the fact that some of them were Constitutional Amendments (which would have required a 2/3 majority) and not all of the Republicans actually signed the contract or voted with it.

In the end, it DID produce a balanced budget, and stopped the flow of power to the Executive branch that has gone unchecked since the FDR administration.

Contrary to popular opinion, Gingrich’s fall from glory had nothing to do with extramarital affairs (which weren’t common knowledge in 1997. Actually, this is where Sarah Palin supporters ought to be willing to give the guy a break. He was hit with 84 ethics violations, 83 of which were thrown out. The one that stuck was a tax violantion related to him teaching a class for a not-for profit. He was stuck with a $300,000 bill for the cost of the investigation, but the panel was unable to agree on whether a violation had occured. Three years later, the IRS cleared him, but the damage had been done. The press had been trying to vilify him as a bad guy. They blamed him for the govenrment shutdown. Now he had pilied up accusations of eithics violations. That, and blowback from the Monica Lewinsky scandal was why the Republicans lost the house in 1998.

Since you appear not to be aware of most of this, I question how much you really know about Newt Gingrich’s romantic life. It is true that Newt married his high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, when he was 19 and she was 26. Jackie Battley’s version of the story, relished by the liberal media and now (ironically) Cain supporters, that he blind sided her with divorce papers when she was dying of cancer. However, according to their daughter, their daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, it was her mother who requested the divorce, amd it happened prior to the hospital stay (which was for the removal of a benign tumor, not cancer). None of this excuses Gingrich completely, but before you lob criticims at a fellow human being, you should at least know the full details of those criticisms.


45 posted on 11/09/2011 8:56:53 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Cain/Gingrich 2012
The WH is no place to start a career so Gingrich / Cain 2012 works for me.
And in 2020 the ticket can be Cain / X.
46 posted on 11/09/2011 8:57:46 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: mandaladon

Presidio9 posted this on FR..it is worth sharing..This statement brings into question your basic understanding of the subject. The Contract With America was sucessful in every way it was intended. It led directly to the “Republican Revolution” in 1994, which gave us both houses for the first time since 1954. It promised only to bring specific legislation to the floor for vote, which it did. Of course not all the legislation passed, for a variety of reasons, the most significant include the fact that some of them were Constitutional Amendments (which would have required a 2/3 majority) and not all of the Republicans actually signed the contract or voted with it.

In the end, it DID produce a balanced budget, and stopped the flow of power to the Executive branch that has gone unchecked since the FDR administration.

Contrary to popular opinion, Gingrich’s fall from glory had nothing to do with extramarital affairs (which weren’t common knowledge in 1997. Actually, this is where Sarah Palin supporters ought to be willing to give the guy a break. He was hit with 84 ethics violations, 83 of which were thrown out. The one that stuck was a tax violantion related to him teaching a class for a not-for profit. He was stuck with a $300,000 bill for the cost of the investigation, but the panel was unable to agree on whether a violation had occured. Three years later, the IRS cleared him, but the damage had been done. The press had been trying to vilify him as a bad guy. They blamed him for the govenrment shutdown. Now he had pilied up accusations of eithics violations. That, and blowback from the Monica Lewinsky scandal was why the Republicans lost the house in 1998.

Since you appear not to be aware of most of this, I question how much you really know about Newt Gingrich’s romantic life. It is true that Newt married his high school geometry teacher, Jackie Battley, when he was 19 and she was 26. Jackie Battley’s version of the story, relished by the liberal media and now (ironically) Cain supporters, that he blind sided her with divorce papers when she was dying of cancer. However, according to their daughter, their daughter, Jackie Gingrich Cushman, it was her mother who requested the divorce, amd it happened prior to the hospital stay (which was for the removal of a benign tumor, not cancer). None of this excuses Gingrich completely, but before you lob criticims at a fellow human being, you should at least know the full details of those criticisms.


47 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:01 AM PST by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: mandaladon

What did Morgan mean when he said he didn’t need to teach Newt how to “suck eggs”? Sounds like a huge insult to me and I’m surprized there was no reaction to it.


48 posted on 11/09/2011 8:58:45 AM PST by Hacklehead (The goal of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: stars & stripes forever
Cain/Gingrich 2012

That's what it's shaping up to be. Or Gingrich/Cain.

This is why trying to predict races so far out is silly. Who would have guessed such a pairing even as far back as June?

49 posted on 11/09/2011 9:01:34 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: mandaladon
jNewt would be great, except he has some baggage to deal
with, doesn't he?
50 posted on 11/09/2011 9:02:39 AM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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