You are wrong. Beck let Gingrich know what was coming, and stated every possible way that it would not be a “gotcha”, and Gingrich explained himself cordially, and they parted cordially. Gingrich defended each of the past tapes that Beck played for him. In other words, he stands by all of his previous stances. Beck simply is exposing these views as a continued use of big government to solve problems. The Tea Party, in all that I have understood of it, stands against the use of government as we have used it in the 20th century, and seeks the beginning of a return to foundational principles. Gingrich does not represent that point of view.Having said this, of course if he is the nominee it is our critical duty to vote him in and Obama out, but better still, we need to vote in the best electable Constitutional Conservative. That is what Beck stands for.
“Beck is a very sad libertarian. “
Beck says he is a conservative.
“He did not understand a damn thing Gingrich tried to tell him. “
Um. No. That is incorrect. Everyone understood what Gingrich was saying. We were just in disbelieve that he was actually saying it.
While Newt failed to get tenure as a college history professor, most of us would think he would learn something about history after being paid by Freddie Mac $1.5million to teach them history.
However he must not have as he lauded Hamilton and Teddy Roosevelt as positive examples of big government conservatives. To double down on his apparent ignorance of history, he then had the temerity to mention the Erie Canal as a good example of government picking winners and losers. Perhaps his misunderstanding is why he failed to get tenure. The project went way over budget, started and stopped several times due to government mismanagement and was eclipsed technologically by the railroads before it was completed.
“Change back from where we are now cannot be done immediately. It will take constant change for many years and we will never be back to a totally Constitutional Government. It is impossible. “
Gingrich’s argument that we have to grow the government to shrink it is nonsensical.
“Beck is now a real sad case and his interview was a gotcha.”
There was no gotcha. Perhaps you can give an example. Otherwise, I’ll continue to believe you just make things up to make your case, much like Newt.