No, I don't know, how about the progressive standard? You know how I would answer that? "Glenn says I'm a progressive? He's wrong. I do not in any way believe in big government". Then I would continue on with the rest of what he said. But Gingrich did not.
I'd bet every freeper would answer this in roughly the same way I would. I would be personally offended to be called a progressive, and while I wouldn't respond in an offended way, I would certainly categorically refute it instead of playing the word games that progressives always play.
This is aggravating to be talked down to like this from Newt. We know what progressivism is, and you sir are a progressive.
Well, Newt’s favourite president was FDR:
And according to him, if Bush had followed on Reagan’s footsteps he would have lost:
No cherry picking on Gingrich’s record all is fair game....
Why should we let the left define the language we use. Liberals are reactionaries, not progressives. Conservatives are the real progressives. We want the United States to progress by adopting conservative principles.
Glenn Beck is a crybaby....and I could never stand his whiny approach to conservatism....
If by "balanced the budget" you mean "government spent less than it took in", that hasn't happened since the Eisenhower Administration.
I’m tired of the Newt haters on this forum distorting the record.
Here is the entire text at your link.
Paul Westcott, radio host: “One of the things that did come up was — and I mention this specially, he’s on right after me, a guy named Glenn Beck. You had a pretty tough interview with him. You know, he was asking some pretty tough stuff. I think you handled it extraordinarily well. But, when you’re talking about Glenn Beck now he actually, the other day, called you a progressive on FOX Business channel. What do you say to that sort of claim?”
Gingrich: “I don’t know. It depends on what standard you’re using, you know? The fact is I balanced the budget for four consecutive years. And we did so by cutting taxes and increasing employment so people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, they left Medicaid. Who else has that record of achievement? I worked with Reagan in ‘79, ‘80. I worked with Reagan in defeating the Soviet Empire. I think those are relatively conservative credentials.”
Your parenthetical remarks on the headline leave a false impression. All Newt did was repeat his impressive conservative record.
FRiends, the Newt-haters have to resort to distortion and falsehoods to try and win points. Alway check the links and make up your own minds, because a lot of people here are not shooting straight.
A progressive/leftist Pubbie (aka RINO) in the spirit of TR?
Your use of half-truths is a clear indication that you are either another spoiled crybaby Conservative, “Oh Waaaaa. That candidate is not conservative ENOUGH!” or a DU troll who wants us to ignore the record.
Gingrich has a lifetime 90% rating with ACU.
Newt must be thinkin’ that it means to be a forward thinker who embraces reform.
Perhaps he needs a lesson or two:
Progressive: One who believes in taxation and spending without limits.
Progressive: One who advocates a progression of a capitalist society to a socialist one.
“It depends upon what standard you’re using”. WTH?
Okay Newt, you lost me. I can never, ever in a million years support anyone who makes a statement that is so utterly stupid and radical.
Perrybots: are you still out there?
Count me in!
Conservatives will see their mistake about a week after the nomination.
select your next president.....
is what you get.
Newt cannot bring home the “base” as you know....if you doubt it, read more FreeRepublic comments on any Newt thread.
Mitt will get destroyed by oblique discussions of Mormon beliefs and customs (fed to the Media by Axelrod)
Ron (F the Fed) Paul cannot be elected while being ignored and marginalized as a Kook.
really, I vote. its anyone but Obama. just put them up there on the ticket.
i don’t like any of them. i don’t like the government. i don’t want more of this. i would move to a foreign country but i am already living in one.
of the whole spectrum of declared candidates from all parties i really think Newt is the best. and, i do not like him.
Palin, that’s who.
I hope for a deadlocked convention and Palin to emerge as the nominee. at least i could vote for someone i like.
What Gingrich is saying is that there are some who hear what he has done and will call it progressive no matter what he says.
If you wish to call balancing the budget, getting people off welfare, and defeating the Soviet Union progressive, then have at it.
The same with Glen Beck.
How could he without being called a liar.
Sheesh. It was a nice way for Newt to say that what Glenn Beck thinks is quite irrelevant.
I thought Glenn Beck left the planet a year ago.
If not Newt who then? And why?
I will make my decision in the voting booth come primary time next month...all I can say with ANY certainty is that I will NOT vote for Romney or Huntsman, as both are too cozy with Zero.
Just as we saw with Rick Perry a few months back, there’s a big push on this forum to annoint Newt and smear anyone who disagrees.
I don’t particularly see the value in all that.