Skip to comments.Gingrich Responds to Romney Attack: ĎThatís Just Stupidí
Posted on 01/18/2012 10:11:47 AM PST by Red Steel
Newt Gingrich appeared incredulous after being told of the latest attacks by GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. Wait, wait, wait. Hold on. Theyre saying I helped re-elect a Democrat? Mr. Gingrich told reporters in Winnsboro, S.C., adding, Thats just stupid.
Earlier Wednesday, the Romney campaign set up a conference call with two former lawmakers who lashed out at his leadership as House speaker, saying it helped to re-elect President Bill Clinton. The campaign also released a new Web ad, calling him unreliable.
Mr. Gingrich said he helped create the GOPs first House majority since 1928. So what did Mitt Romney do? Who did he help elect? Mr. Gingrich said. Asked if he thought the volleys signaled nervousness at Romney headquarters, Mr. Gingrich said, I dont know. Maybe theyre bored. Maybe they have excess money. Maybe they want to throw in the kitchen sink.
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“Mr. Gingrich said he helped create the GOPs first House majority since 1928”, WRONG, 1948...DUMBASS!
And here I’ve been thinking all along that Ross Perot helped Clinton get elected twice because his business was going to make huge profits processing national healthcare claims.
The sheer panic of the ‘National Topsider’ Establishment GOP is a joy to behold.
THE SPEAKER STEPS DOWN [because the MODERATES kicked him to the curb] (from the article )
"There is no doubt in my mind he had the votes to win the Speakership, but I'm not sure he had the votes to govern," said Kenneth M. Duberstein, a former White House chief of staff ...
"What I believe desperately needs to take place is to heal the alienation that currently exists," said Representative Steve Largent of Oklahoma, a conservative football Hall of Famer who announced his own challenge today to Mr. Gingrich's second-in-command, Representative Dick Armey of Texas.
The heart of the Speaker's problems, many Republicans said, is that he had never made an adequate adjustment from being the minority to being the majority, from intense backbench opposition to governing.
The hard-edged partisan bite that worked for Mr. Gingrich in the minority came across as stridency in power, Republicans said. ''Whenever we try to go on the offensive, the White House tries to make Newt the issue and whenever that happens we lose,'' said Peter T. King, a Republican from Long Island.
...... AND the "piste de résistance" ...
When Mr. Gingrich allowed Representative John R. Kasich of Ohio, the budget committee chairman, to try to rally House Republicans around a conservative blueprint for more than $100 billion in new savings [in 1998!], the moderates refused to back it.
It’s “stoopid” if you want to really ridicule someone.
Big freaking deal.
The Republicans got the congress in the offyear elections of 1946, lost in 1948, gained in 1952, and lost it for 40 years in the off year elections of 1954...
You don’t think that maybe 1928 was a TYPO by the reporter, or possible a ‘misquote’.
Especially considering those aren’t Newt’s words, but the reporters?
Nah.. couldn’t be./s
16 Billion, 16 Trillion, BIG FREAKING DEAL! WRONG IS WRONG!
Miss Lindsey Graham was the RINO most responsible for Newt resigning the speaker’s position. Miss Lindsey is still made at Newt after all these years. Always throwing a hissy fit.
“When Mr. Gingrich allowed Representative John R. Kasich of Ohio, the budget committee chairman, to try to rally House Republicans around a conservative blueprint for more than $100 billion in new savings [in 1998!], the moderates refused to back it”
John Kasich would be a great VP pick for Professor Gingrich.
The ad featuring PRO-ABORT RINO Susan Molanari telling real conservatives how bad Newt was. LOL. I needed a good laugh.
The wsj doesn't quote Newt saying the above because Newt didn't say it.
What Newt has been quoted as saying is....We became the first reelected House Republican majority since 1928 .
And you are.
Bob Dole helped re-elect Bill Clinton. The worst pick the republican establishment has ever made until Mitt Romney