Skip to comments.Gingrich Rips David Gregory For Making Limbaugh 'The great national crisis of this week'
Posted on 03/05/2012 6:26:41 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP
With all that ails the nation, Meet the Press host David Gregory actually began his interview with Newt Gingrich by asking him about contraceptives and Rush Limbaugh.
"This is the most fundamental assault on religious liberty in American history despite every effort by the elite media to distort what it's about. It's not about contraceptives... It is about whether a religious institution should be coarsed by the federal government."
"Should the President apologize to all the men and women in uniform who he in fact abandoned when he apologized to religious fanatics in Afghanistan." (snip)
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The segment began with Gregory introducing this subject by playing a video clip of Limbaugh's comments regarding Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke followed by reading the conservative talk radio host's apology.
After his opening admonishment, Gingrich said, "There is no debate about access to contraception. There is a debate, which Cardinal George of Chicago has pointed out, is a war against the Catholic Church.
You do have this weird situation where President Obama apologizes to Islamic extremists while waging war against the Catholic Church."
"Barack Obama as President," Gingrich continued, "in the most radical anti-religious move made by any president, is trying to coerce the Catholic Church at a time when he's been told by the bishops they would have to give up every single hospital...they would have to give up every single university and college associated with the church, because he is asking them to violate their religious beliefs."
Not surprisingly, Gregory ignored that question and continued with the contraception issue asking, "Can you appreciate the view of those that disagree with you that this is an attack on women's rights? That's their view, reproductive rights, access to contraception, and the extreme that it's some sort of war on women."
Gingrich correctly replied, "Nobody's blocking anyone from having access to contraception. No one. The young lady who testified can get access to contraception. Nobody said she couldn't. The question is should a Catholic institution, or for that matter, the Ohio Christian University which is a Protestant institution, which is a very pro-Life institution, which is now being told it will have to pay for abortion pills.
Cannot STAND that asshole David Gregory. I met him one in a Cosco. What a pussy.
The same link from above did not format properly. Watch this video, Gregory was seriously outclassed again!
It amazes me that so many refuse to accept that Newt will straighten this mess out.
Limbaugh is a diversion and Newt correctly called them on it.
Newt was great on Meet the Press. Had me laughing as the Ape Man vainly tried to keep him on Ape point!
Wish he had a chance, but don’t think so at this point.
Maybe others will learn, even if Romney doesn't.
Lol. Go Newt! :D
It’s all they got. Obama is a commie, partisan POS who can’t run on his radical record. So, all they have is demonize the enemy. Whoever our nominee is, they’d better be prepared to fight hard, take no prisoners and be sure to get a daily anti-obama sound byte on the local evening news. To hell with the MSM. Ignore them and fight through the internet, blogs and talk radio.
You can bet the "in-the-tank-for-Obama" media whores will never play these two clips of Rush. bttt
He's a spider strangled by his own web.
I imagine his show today, will have a record audience, and all the sponsors who pulled out got caught with their Liberal pants down.
Rush does have a solid defense, but the Leftist courts won’t see it that way.
The Catholic Church, as well as others need to stand up against the Islamic attack against Christians. To me, it’s simply an attack to get back at Catholics for the Crusades. Maybe the Crusaders need to return and put these people back to the 7th Century?
or for that matter, why should anyone be forced by government to pay for someone else's contraception. We should have the right to choose to NOT pay for it.
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I love it when Newt makes mincemeat out of Baboon Face.
But then is it really fair for Gingrich to engage in a battle of wits with Gregory, since Gregory—clueless leftist twit that he is—is basically disarmed?
We can only hope at this point. If not, this will be the greatest mistake this party has ever made!
I'm no legal expert, but I think it's called "slander."
It was a foolish, careless choice of words by Rush. He should have just stayed with the facts, and he could have just as easily shamed this shameful woman.
This is why I have taken to listening to Prager instead. Dennis is just as staunch, but far more thoughtful in his choice of words.
Which disarms them immediately after Newt slices and dices their entire approach from an intellectual perspective.
Newt should be viewed from Conservatives, as a National Treasure. He is a rare man who only comes along every few hundred years.
The thing is, Newts responses are not canned or scripted. This is what he thinks and believes. I went all Newt the day I heard his discussion with the gay guy who asked newt about gay marriage. Essentially the guy asked newt if a gay person wanted to vote for you, could they count on you to support gay marriage. Newt’s response was very cordial, as was the conversation, but he said, “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and if that is the most important issue to you, you should vote for Obama.”. I was floored with his directness and honesty, I knew he was my candidate. Not because of the gay marriage issue, but because of his conviction.
I do like the way he brings in frequent and good calls, which is what Rush never does. Rush pretty much is fixated on himself. I have never liked that about him.
I hope the cowardly advertisers suffer big time, especially that computer back-up company. the statement that guy made was disgusting in the extreme.
I’m not sure there’s much of a legal case there, but then, this whole thing is about creating a distraction and negative publicity for the GOP. The Dems have gotten what they wanted, and I don’t think this will go much further. Rush will probably get new sponsors, but even if he doesn’t do so immediately, he probably can afford to stay on the air by himself for awhile.
One thing we have to remember is that Rush is an entertainer, not a political leader, and in recent years it has seemed to me that he has been moving more and more towards the shock-jock side, that is, just speaking off the top of his head without much consideration for where his words will land him. And he has been getting much more foul-mouthed and much less witty, which I do not find attractive for his positions - and I don’t care that the Dems do it and get away with it.
He could have said exactly this same thing in an entirely different way, which would have revealed the Dems with their phony “coed” to be precisely the liars and manipulators they are. Instead he gave them a sound bite they can use to summon up the old “harsh, puritanical, women-hating GOP” trope.
I think Gingrich handled this well, refusing to be drawn into it and focusing on the real issue. But then, he’s had some experience with Rush’s off-the-top-of-his-head statements, when Rush called him “anti-capitalist” for revealing the actual nature of Romney’s business (which Romney was trying to portray as a productive and not financial business, and certainly not one in a somewhat shadowy area of finance). That was the attack that really gave Romney a boost and the meme that was picked up by Romney, Santorum and the Dems...even though Rush backed off on it a few days later - after the damage was done.
I used to listen to Rush faithfully, but in recent months, I find that I have been listening less and less, partly because of his increased tendency to a sort of nastiness (which he never had before) and partly because I have also noticed that sometimes his information is not current. I haven’t listened to Dennis Prager - I’ll have to see if he’s on around here.
He is getting his company national “crisis based” exposure, which is what this new very Liberal society is fixated on.
There’s way too much picky, piddling negativity against Rush on Free Republic lately.
Perhaps he doesn’t suit everyone’s taste. I, for one, cannot stand Mark Levin because of his abrasive personality.
But Rush is the Big Dog. Does anyone think that any other talk show host in the country could have raised this big a stink over anything he said?
Rush has been a voice for conservatism for many, many years.
People who get ticked off at him because of some piddly crap have the right to do so, but they are turning their back on the best guy in radio today.
I think a lot of people wanted him to endorse. Problem: they want him to endorse THEIR guy. If he were to endorse Santorum today, half the people here would be furious. Likewise, Newt.
Rush is playing the long game and thinking about the future of the country.
Whoever ends up our nominee needs and deserves our support.
Doing anything else is supporting Obama.
I get really sick of the self-indulgent and self-righteous posters on Free Republic who declare daily that if so and so wins, they won’t vote, will write in, will try to organize a 3rd party.
What idiots. Basically a lot of them were on their knees praying to God that Herman Cain would stay in. I remember it well.
No talk show host and no candidate is gonna be perfect in everyone’s eyes.
But Rush is the best. Never forget it.
And ANY Republican is better than Obama. Don’t forget that either.
Why didn’t anyone ask her about what she does about unprotected sex?
“Cannot STAND that asshole David Gregory”
I know you truly believe that, but for some of us, we think WAY down the road at all the likely possibilities. If you would learn to think like that, you would make fewer snap decisions, based on short term, limited results.
I Santorum wins, he has no clear plan for how to fix this mess. He will resort back to his Senate Career, like most Politicians. He may try a few of the many ideas, but he will more than likely cave in to the extremely hateful Democrats in the House and Senate. The Press will also fight everything he does.
Remember how it went for Bush? The Press annihilated him every second of every day. The hate they created for Republicans, and especially Conservatives, set us back decades.
Santorum will set us back even further, with his divisive religious agenda and social issues, plus his lack of ability to handle economic catastrophe.
Don’t wanna hear it Psycho.
I believe it because it’s true. Don’t bother me with psycho-babble.
We heard that babble about McCain. Let’s just go to hell instead of supporting the old status quo idiot.
Oh, yeah. That worked out real well, didn’t it.
Four more years of that and we’re over.
Don’t even bother to argue.
The MSM will force the idiot Romney into nonsense and stupidity
it sucks doesn’t it
we have two guys willing to fight and yet I fear we will end up with the wuss chameleon
But the debate got steered to contraception...not religious freedom..that was Rush's mistake......Newt deftly steered itback in the right direction.
Prager can't fight.....today we need fighters e.g. Newt. Prager could/would never be able to lay lumber on Gregory the way newt did.
And I am a Prager fan.
Newt Gingrich: “I am astonished at the desperation of the elite media to avoid rising gas prices, to avoid the president’s apology to religious fanatics in Afghanistan, to avoid a trillion dollar deficit, to avoid the longest period of unemployment since the Great Depression and to suddenly decide that Rush Limbaugh is the great national crisis of this week.”
Speaker Gingrich hits the nail on the head.
The fluke generation media only wants to talk about ... flukes, and ignore everything which could hurt their “beloved master” Obama.
I don’t listen to any radio show, I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh and I don’t care what he says. I equally don’t think that whatever he says on his show is of national importance.
To invite a presidential candidate and as first question to ask him what he thinks about a radio incident, it’s an outright insult and disrespect shown to the guest.
Newt did right to slap that insolent David Whatseverhisname.
I'm still praying for a pleasant surprise.
Whose apology is more important?
Obama bending over to a savage mob, and ignoring the families of SIX US servicemen assassinated in Afghanistan by Afghan soldiers, clad and armed with US money, the murders taking place AFTER his despicable apology?
Or a radio commentator’s who used a rather strong name-call for a 32-year-old lesbian activist, perpetual “student”, who chose a Catholic University, ONLY in order to bash it?
It reminds me of the movie “Gladiator”, when the old Proximo, said to Maximus, “Rome is a Mob. In order to win your freedom, you have to win-over the Mob. For he who controls the Mob, controls Rome!”
Newt neutered Gregory.
I don’t understand why you people think Rush is that important. He isn’t. Sometimes here I read excerpts of his transcripts, and most often than not, he’s speaking before thinking about many issues, he doesn’t take the time to analyze them.
OK, he has a very loud voice, but that’s about all.
I don’t need anyone to tell me what to think about any event. I don’t need pundits. I use my own brain for that.
If you don’t care what he says and don’t listen to him, why are you spending so much time telling us you don’t. Guess what, nobody cares what you say.
Rush has done more for conservatism than you can ever hope to.
I haven’t spent much time. Just 5 seconds.
Now, go back to your sand box.
but how do you know anything if you don't listen to what they have to say? facts and arguments are presented. we are not entitled to our own facts.....but we are entitled to our own perspectives. rush doesn't tell us what to think....he presents his own perspective and arguments on existing facts. he's very good at it....that is why he has 20+ million listeners per week.