Skip to comments.CBS's Rose to Gingrich: Are You 'Questioning the Patriotism' of Obama?
Posted on 02/21/2012 6:43:27 PM PST by katiedidit1
GINGRICH: The President of the United States is patriotic in a worldview that involves the writing of Saul Alinsky, and involves a radical reinterpretation. Clearly, his czars were unconstitutional; clearly, his recess appointments, when there was no recess, is unconstitutional; clearly, the use of the U.S. attorney in North Dakota to selectively prosecute oil companies over eight migratory birds is unconstitutional. Again and again, this is a president who routinely only obeys those laws he personally deems fit. I think that his attack on the Catholic Church is unconstitutional. It's a violation of the First Amendment. Now, I think that's an important debate for us to have as a country.
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You’re welcome too.
In my opinion this pic is much more damning than the Newt/Pelosi pic. Newt said it was the dumbest thing he ever did but Santorum defends and even blames Bush for his support of Spector
If you want to sneak a little pejorative flavor into it call them battery operated cars instead of batter powered. It's still accurate. :-)
No. I am saying that he is possessed by Satan. Other than that he is dandy.
GO NEWT! best man for the Presidency.
“Gingrich should have told him no need to question a fact. Which is he has proven by his actions their is not a patriotic American bone in Bambis body.”
No. The right answer is “I’m just laying out the facts about this president. Charlie, you’re the one calling him ‘unpatriotic.’ If you think his actions are unpatriotic, that’s your right to describe him that way.”
“If you want to sneak a little pejorative flavor into it call them battery operated cars instead of batter powered.”
Nah, it’s a nice golf cart with a gasoline assist.
“CBS’s Rose to Gingrich: Are You ‘Questioning the Patriotism’ of Obama?’”
Well, I’m glad that he may be doing so.
I certainly do.
A flashlight with wheels.
Newt Gingrich just has to be our next POTUS/CIC.
I am praying.
He is the prepared candidate of substance.
“By saying...that the President of the United States is running over the Constitution...you seem to be saying that the President is not patriotic. You seem to be questioning [his] patriotism”
The full transcript of Charlie Rose’s interview of Newt Gingrich:
CHARLIE ROSE: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is with us now from Oklahoma City. Good morning, Mr. Speaker.
NEWT GINGRICH, (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Good morning. How are you, Charlie?
ROSE: We want to talk, not only about what you said about President Obama, but also, some other issues here. Where do you see this race today, and if Santorum wins in Michigan, what does that mean?
GINGRICH: Well, I think if Santorum wins in Michigan, it’s a big step up for him, and it’s an enormous defeat for Mitt Romney, who put $40 million of his own money in, has run for six years, has outspent more than all the rest of us combined- better than three-to-one. I think his super PAC has outspent all of us by probably five or six-to-one.
So this is Romney’s home turf. He was supposed to have carried it easily. The very fact it’s so close means this is a wide open race. I agree with Santorum. This is a wild roller coaster. I’ve been in the lead twice. You know, Santorum is now in the lead. But so were, you know, Governor [Rick] Perry, so was Tim Pawlenty at one point- had a good chance; so did Michele Bachmann; so did Herman Cain. This is- really, truly been the wildest nominating process I can remember.
ROSE: So what separates you from Rick Santorum, in terms of the message you have for voters?
GINGRICH: Well, I don’t know. I think the biggest thing that separates us is the degree to which I’m prepared to make a very, very large change, whether it’s a national energy policy designed to drive the price of gasoline down below $2.50 a gallon, and to make sure that no future president bows to a Saudi king, or there’s a personal Social Security savings account for young people, so they can have a buildup of money they control, that they’re in charge of, that no politician can touch; or it’s going to zero capital gains [tax] and 100% expensing for all new equipment, so you really have a dramatic rebirth of the American economy. There are a number of areas where I think I’m probably much bolder than Senator Santorum, but in a sense, we both represent a much more conservative wing of the [Republican] Party than does Governor Romney, who represents a kind of northeastern moderatism.
ROSE: That brings us to President Obama. You believe that he wants to see more expensive gas, you have said?
GINGRICH: Of course, he does. Come on, Charlie. You know that. I mean, he has said it himself. Steven Chu, his Secretary of Energy, said he wanted- in 2008, said he wanted gasoline prices in America to get to the European level, which is nine or $10 a gallon. Last year, the President said people ought to buy - they shouldn’t complain about higher gas prices. They ought to buy more efficient cars. The President himself said he wants to get there. He just wants it to be gradual. His policy has been outrageously anti-American energy. The high price of gasoline is a direct result of Obama.
We paid $1.13 a gallon when I was Speaker. We paid a $1.89 a gallon when he became President. His policies are anti-American energy. They exist in a fantasy world, where we’re all going to end up buying an electric car, for which his new budget puts in a $10,000 subsidy per car. You think about what you can do for average working Americans if you want to hand them a $10,000 check. The average person who buys a [Chevy] Volt has a $170,000 annual income. So President Obama, in effect, is giving income redistribution to the wealthy, and in pursuit of his own fantasy, which is an electric car ,which is going to liberate us from Saudi Arabia. I want to have American drilling- oil, natural gas, use of coal, nuclear power, solar, biological, wind. I want American energy, which is practical and available now, to liberate us from Saudi Arabia-
ROSE: All right-
GINGRICH: And it’s a matter of national security.
ROSE: I’m happy you said national security, because what did you mean when you said it’s a duty to defeat President Obama because of America’s national security, because one would assume that if, in fact, President Obama was a risk to America’s national security, that people like Bob Gates and Secretary [Hillary] Clinton and lots of other people would not have been serving in that administration?
GINGRICH: Unless they agree with his worldview- I mean, ask Secretary Clinton, why would she hold a meeting with the Organization of Islamic Countries at the State Department to talk about censoring anti-Islamic talk? Why is it that when a Moroccan man is picked up as he’s trying to bomb the U.S. Capitol, the Obama administration can’t even accurately describe him? It’s against the rules of the federal government today to talk accurately about radical Islam. Why is it-
ROSE: You obviously know what President Obama would say and has said before. This administration proudly claims, not only, that it killed Osama bin Laden, but it has killed more al Qaeda people than any previous administration-
ROSE: And that their anti-terror campaign- anti-al Qaeda campaign- has been very effective, and they’re at the heart of radical, fundamentalist Islam.
GINGRICH: Right, and my answer to that is, it’s been so effective, they barely got a guy on Saturday who’s trying to blow up the U.S. Capitol. It’s been so effective that we have no idea in Pakistan who was hiding bin Laden, and in fact, the Pakistanis have now arrested a Pakistani for having helped the Americans- not for having hidden bin Laden, for having helped the Americans. It’s been so effective that the Muslim Brotherhood is now the dominant party in Egypt, and has been openly talking about getting an Egyptian nuclear weapon and breaking the treaty with Israel. I don’t think that’s very effective. I think that it’s dangerous to America; they have no energy policy at a time when the Iranians are threatening to close-
ROSE: What would you have done with respect to the- what would you have done if you had been president, with respect to Mubarak and the fall of Mubarak, and the coming to whatever democratic election take place there, both for the parliament and the future election for the president?
GINGRICH: Well, let me quote former Secretary of State George Schultz, who was secretary of state under Ronald Reagan- who said when somebody’s been your ally for 30 years, you may want to quietly help them leave, but you don’t cut and run in front of the very world, because it tells everybody else in the world you’re not a very good ally. And I would just suggest to you this is an administration that no country really trusts. It’s the reason the Saudis are now signing a nuclear treaty with the Chinese, not with the Americans. It’s the reason the Canadians are looking to build a pipeline with the Chinese, not through the United States. I mean, the President vetoes the Keystone pipeline. He is slowing down the flow of energy in the United States, and driving Canada into a partnership with China-
I think these things are all bad for American security.
ROSE: Mr. Speaker, let me come to one final question. You seem to be, by saying that he- that the President of the United States is running over the Constitution, that he’s violating the core- the intent of the United States. You seem to be saying that the President is not patriotic. You seem to be questioning the patriotism of the President of the United States.
GINGRICH: The President of the United States is patriotic in a worldview that involves the writing of Saul Alinsky, and involves a radical reinterpretation. Clearly, his czars were unconstitutional; clearly, his recess appointments, when there was no recess, is unconstitutional; clearly, the use of the U.S. attorney in North Dakota to selectively prosecute oil companies over eight migratory birds is unconsitutional. Again and again, this is a president who routinely only obeys those laws he personally deems fit. I think that his attack on the Catholic Church is unconstitutional. It’s a violation of the First Amendment. Now, I think that’s an important debate for us to have as a country.
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ROSE: That brings us to President Obama. You believe that he wants to see more expensive gas, you have said?
GINGRICH: Of course, he does. Come on, Charlie. You know that. I mean, he has said it himself. Steven Chu, his Secretary of Energy, said he wanted- in 2008, said he wanted gasoline prices in America to get to the European level, which is nine or $10 a gallon. Last year, the President said people ought to buy - they shouldnt complain about higher gas prices. They ought to buy more efficient cars. The President himself said he wants to get there. He just wants it to be gradual. His policy has been outrageously anti-American energy. The high price of gasoline is a direct result of Obama.
We paid $1.13 a gallon when I was Speaker. We paid a $1.89 a gallon when he became President. His policies are anti-American energy.
In 2006 the Democrats and the media screamed bloody murder over the high price of gas. When Barack Obama was inaugurated, the average gas price was $1.87 a gallon. Now that the price has more than doubled, what are the Democrats and the administration saying now?
2/18/2012. Dave Wooten Radio Show. Obama says high Gas and Energy prices are good for Americans.
Newt Gingrich’s Plan to Lower Gasoline Prices, February 16, 2012
I don’t think Santorum could have handled this nearly so well.
“Obama is 100% loyal to his country. Unfortunately, we do not know which country that is.”
But we know for sure which country it ISN’T, don’t we?
“I am saying that he is possessed by Satan. Other than that he is dandy.”
I’ve always believed that — now more than ever. Did you ever see that scene toward the end of “Left Behind” where the slick ruler (the antichrist) orders his minions to massacre the dissenters with guns? They do as they’re told and kill the good guys. Then the media, etc., who were in the room watching the massacre, actually saw something entirely different, and reported the lie instead of the truth.
The only person who saw it go down but remembered the truth was the one who had become a Christian a few minutes earlier.
There are so many similarities between that movie and this administration.
A: "Newt does not believe there is a settled scientific conclusion about whether industrial development has dramatically contributed to a warming of the atmosphere."
That's the ANSWER to the Qrestion? If Newt "does not believe there is settled scientific conclusion, bal, bla, bla..." then why the hell did he set on the damn couch!
Either he believed there was a settled scientific conclusion, and is only now (this election cycle) changing his position because it is not politically convenient for a conservative to hold those views... OR, he sensed a tide change in America back then and felt he could guard his relevancy by gong with the flow and schmoozing up to the left. Don't give me all that worn out sombrero hat dance schitt.
Newt attacks Obama..Romney attacks everyone else..
The left back then was riding high and Newt was desperate to stay relevant in that atmosphere. His actions sickened us conservatives who took a stand against politically driven global warming; ridicule for us and a desperate measure on his part to not be associated with the ridiculed. Let him show signs of repentance, go kick some liberal ass!
So you're looking for a prediction of the future to ease your mind then!?!
His actions sickened us conservatives who took a stand against politically driven global warming;...
FWIW (as I already said) there was no mention of global warming in the ad.
If one were to ask this question of any informed and engaged individual not running for national office, the answer will be 95% NO.
Based on performance, no other answer is rational.
I am truly sorry it was you who posted that, because that is the post of the week, and I hate even the appearance of sucking up.
Unfortunately, if the MSM doesn't print or broadcast it, it never happened.
We know better.
Gawd, must we always be looking to score points here... “Ya but they never said anything about global warming” sheesh... he was sitting with the wicked witch of the west, on a couch, making a commercial about the environment... I give up... don’t respond, Please...
Not interested in scoring any points. Never have been. Just don't like to see BS and I'll do what I can to knock it down where ever it pops up.
For those who are mature enough to handle it and are actually interested in energy policy (not just knocking down candidates over trivial nonsense) the following is an excellent speech by Newt Gingrich.
Here is another excellent speech by Newt Gingrich on the 2nd Amendment. He truly gets it.
Last digs here, they’re going fast... anyone, last digs...
I don’t think it’s so much a country, but a place (hope that’s not too vague).
I don’t know what Newt said because it looks like the video was edited, but I don’t question Obama’s patriotism. I KNOW he has no love for this country.
I KNOW his wife has no love for this country either:
All this to fold a flag?!
For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country: