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Posted on 11/10/2011 3:10:30 PM PST by Evil Slayer
RUSH: I want to get a couple sound bites in, otherwise Cookie's gonna resign. I'm gonna pick a couple of Newt just letting the media have it. I love these. This is during the debate. Jim Cramer, who escaped from the zoo to moderate the debate said, "Speaker Gingrich, do you think that companies can both be profitable and be able to create jobs? You think that's a dichotomy?" This why I'm asking, "How did he get out of the zoo?" Do you think a company could be profitable and create jobs? Even if this is a trick question that's pathetic. Ever heard of Apple? Can a company be profitable and create jobs? Here's Newt.
GINGRICH: What is amazing to me is the inability of much of our academic world, much of our news media, and most of the people on Occupy Wall Street to have a clue about history. In this town Henry Ford started as an Edison Electric supervisor who went home at night and built his first car in the garage. Now, was he in the 99% or the 1%? Bill Gates drops out of college to found Microsoft. Is he in the 1% or the 99%? Historically this is the richest country in the history of the world because corporations succeed in creating both profits and jobs, and it's sad that the news media doesn't report accurately how the economy works.
RUSH: We cut the applause, by the way, for economy of time here, but they went nuts over that. But to have to explain that, I know it might be helpful because how many dunderheads don't think it's possible to be profitable and create jobs, but there's the question, and he answered it. So next it was Maria Bartiromo, CNBC, who was not happy that Newt ripped into media. They had this little tete-a-tete.
BARTIROMO: What is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy?
GINGRICH: What? (laughter)
BARTIROMO: What is the media reporting inaccurately about the economy?
GINGRICH: I love humor disguised as a question. That's terrific. I have yet to hear a single reporter ask a single Occupy Wall Street person a single rational question about the economy that would lead them to say, for example, who's gonna pay for the park you're occupying if there are no businesses making a profit? (applause/cheers)
RUSH: Right on, right on, right on. And Maria Bartiromo, she's not necessarily a commie babe, I mean she understands how the economy works. What's the media reporting inaccurately about the economy? Try everything! And you wouldn't be far wrong.
I wish more people would repeat Glenn Beck’s simple line:
Do you WANT to work for a POOR PERSON???
We’re not the Democratic Party!
And none of us are perfect either
Seem to me Maria Bartiromo had it in for Newt right from the start................Newt was kind to her
No doubt he carries a lot of baggage but you have to admit, the man can debate!
I'd be enthusiastic with a Cain/Newt ticket.
Liberals make the mentally retarded sound wise and intelligent. By the way, what other Repub candidate comes anywhere near to Newt when it comes to outright going toe-to-toe with these Marxist morons?
I love her face after he said that. Get em Newt!
I wish more would speak tot he media like Newt does.
Newt has told them in the past he will not play their game and I for one would be happy to see him on the ticket and see him wipe the floor with obama in a debate.
Funny how the media will not call out their smart messiah for those debates Newt wants with him, mmmmmmmmmmmm. I wonder why.
I don’t care how many times he’s been married, he’s the brightest one on stage ALWAYS. I’m voting for him.
One thing to remember in all this is that Newt simply could not throw as many sharp elbows as he does if he were actually President. (VP, yeah, he could be a little more out there mixing it up.)
IOW, this is great now, and necessary. But it’s not something that a President could continue to do. Not that he could not challenge the press, but he could not continue to do it in this manner and tone. It simply would not be presidential.
But if and until then, Newt, carry on!
I'd give my left you know what to see that!
Newt as VP to Cain. The VP debates with Gaffemaster B would be hilarious!
Can you imagine a Newt-Biden debate? It would be like putting the Green Bay Packers against the last place team in the local Pop Warner league. No way could the Packers win. The audience would detest them just for the cruelty of agreeing to such a mismatch.
Not only because he could continue to do what he does best (take the media and other liberals down a peg) but also because he should NOT be president because he will fold when the chips are down.
When he was in the House, especially as Speaker, he was repeatedly rolled by Dems, particularly Clinton. I think it's because Clinton had his FBI file and his serial adultery was not widely known, but it also seems to be a character weakness. He was my Congressman and even locally he could be rolled..
If he's VP it won't matter.
My problem with Newt’s past, including his affairs and, apparently, his use of alternate modes of sexual interaction so that, like Clinton, he could claim “I never had sex with her,” is — beyond the moral/character issues — that it shows how deeply he bought into the typical politician, politics-as-usual, good-old-boy culture for years.
Yes, he has asked forgiveness for his moral lapses.
But the fact remains that Newt too often shows other glimpses of the undeniable fact that he was formed as a politician in another place and time. He still has that old-school worldview and culture slip out from time to time.
Newt didn’t understand the Tea Pary movement intuitively. He had to study it and learn it, then, agreeing with it, he tries to apply it.
You see this in Newt having endorsed DeDe in NY and not initially understanding his mistake or the outrage. Most seem to have forgotten what got his campaign off to a rocky start: him going on TV and calling Paul Ryan’s budget “right-wing social engineering” and going on with some erudite, but ultimately politically disasterous explanation about how the Obamacare mandate was okay on some level.
It was a reversion to the old way of feeling you had to reach “independents,” and that meant phoney “bipartisanship” and sitting on the couch with Princess Nancy.
Again, Newt has a tremendous contribution to make and I’ll vote for him if he’s the nominee, gladly. However, right now I prefer seeing him as VP to Herman Cain. Cain has never been part of the old-school politician’s club, and he was Tea Party before there was a Tea Party.
Cain is inspirational and aspirational, both of which are needed, He is something completely different from these old-school politicians, no matter how they’ve tried to update their game.
Newt is the frumpy, lovable and basically indispensable professor. As VP, he could pursue his wonkiness 24/7 and it would be great. Cain is the CEO, an inspirational leader and communicator.
Together, I think they would make a formidable ticket.
(Though get ready to go through the trashing when it’s Gingrich’s turn to face sexual misconduct he actually did engage in.)
ROTF! You might just be right too.
Actually, it was Jobs who created Apple.
(Sorry. Couldn't help myself.)
Seriously, don't these media idiots understand that only the profitable companies are going to be creating any jobs?
My other concern is Newt’s tendency to get ahead of himself and start freelancing in a way that might undermind the administration.
He’d have to be very clear, very disciplined, and very honorable about the fact that President Cain was his boss and, in the end, made the decisions.
I don’t think Cain would have any problem whatsoever rapping Newt’s knuckles if need be, but why hire trouble. Get everything on the table ahead of time.
I can see a Cain/Gingrich ticket as being a good balance. Cain is a strong business/economic type and Gingrich is schooled in foreign affairs and knows the insides and out of Congress.
They would both be a dynamic team on the campaign trail with Cain pounding Obama and Gingrich holding the media at bay along with his additional experience in government over the years.
No one said the truth needed to be tiptoed around.
It’s simply a fact that there is such a thing as “acting presidential.”
One can accomplish the same effect, most of the time, and still preserve the dignity of the office.
All I’m suggesting is that before people get too rah-rah about Newt’s bombthrowing capabilities (google that if you weren’t paying attention during the Clinton years), it would be good to remember that he will have someone different restraints, and rightly so, if he were president.
undermind = undermine
I also think we need to put the role of the debates in context.
They are important. But they are not determinative.
I remember watching a debate or two in 2008 where I, as well as many of the freepers on the live thread, thought that John McCain wiped the floor with Obama.
Didn’t matter one bit in that election.
Would be an AWESOME bumper sticker!!!
It would be more than a little entertaining, to see Newt as President of the Senate.
The place would ring like a bell ...
Ye that is without sin, cast the first stone.
I suppose your oh so principled stance would cause you to stay home if Newt were the nominee or would you rather vote for Mitt or Zero.
Come on FRiend! His adultery is none of your business or mine. BTW, I support Herman Cain.
bartiromo got well-deserved bitch slaps from the audience and newt.
she and her leftist buds started out in an arrogant, take-no- prisoners mode.
Did President Reagan cheat on Jane? I wasn’t speaking about divorce.
I hear the squeegee man’s hiring. How’s that working out for ya?
Gingrich has been married three times. In 1962, he married Jackie Battley, his former high school geometry teacher, when he was 19 years old and she was 26. In the spring of 1980, Gingrich left Battley after having an affair with Marianne.
In the mid-1990s, Gingrich began an affair with House of Representatives staffer Callista Bisek, who is 23 years his junior. They continued their affair during the Lewinsky scandal, when Gingrich became a leader of the Republican investigation of President Clinton for perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with his alleged affairs.
Anybody remember that little AGW commercial he did with princess pelosi?
Reagan was not the smartest in the room but a leaders leader. Have you ever notice that the smartest people in the world do the dumbest things. I will take commonsense and trust any day over high IQ.
Which saint are you backing?
I listened to no less than Ann Coulter on Hannity this afternoon in his last hour telling Sean that she is tired of Newt “whining” about the media’s questions. To his credit, Hannity defended Newt (I agree!), then allowed Ann to continue to make her next point. Newt needs to continue beating up the DBM for their lack of objectivity and defending everything Obama, Clinton and leftist!!
Ann then stated (essentially) that the rest of the field should just bow out because Romney will be the nominee!! I was driving at the time and just about ran my car into a Hyundai!! I spent the rest of the segment screaming “NO!” at the radio, appalled that Ann has fallen for Romney’s BS!!
Ann used to be a conservative heroine (not JUST because she is a babe!), but she is losing it. I think she has spent too much time in NYC and needs to get out into “flyover” country more often to find out why much of “conservative” America is not fond of Romney and doesn’t want him to be the nominee (see the related website “notMittromney.com”).
Actually, Cain doesn’t inspire me much.
I didn’t appreciate him accusing Perry of being a racist or accusing Perry of generating the sexual harassment stuff. He should get the facts before pointing fingers.
I’d vote for him, but I don’t find him inspirational.
My 1st choice is Newt, then Cain, then Bachmann
I’m not running for the Republican nomination for president.
HAHAHA - good one !
Some of our most “moral” presidents were horrible leaders: GHW Bush, Obama, Carter, GWB, ... just for starters.
One of our best was divorced and remarried: REAGAN !