Skip to comments.Obama uses Gingrich to attack Ryan and Romney
Posted on 04/03/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama found Republican candidates to be useful props during his speech at the Associated Press luncheon today, while the audience proved a reassuring and laugh-happy crowd.
"That renowned liberal Newt Gingrich, called the first version of that [Paul Ryan] budget 'radical,'" Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. "This is coming from Newti Gingrich!" Obama was referring to Gingrich's description of the Ryan budget as "right-wing social engineering."
Obama moved from the Gingrich dig to mocking Romney for using the word "marvelous". "One of my potential opponents, Mitt Romney," Obama observed, "said that he's very supportive of this new budget. He even called it 'marvelous,' which is a word you don't often hear when it comes to describing a budget."
When the press laughed at 'marvelous,' Obama went back to the well, adding that the word "marvelous" isn't used very often even in other contexts.
The reporters laughed again.
Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story] "There is a perception lingering about Newt Gingrich that he was a critic of Paul Ryan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts.
On April 5, 2011, Representative Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called The Road map for America's Future. That document had been a Republican Party policy call to change the budget and put it on sound fiscal grounds compared to the Democrats' unwillingness to budget at all and tax and spend into infinity. The Harry Reid-run Senate has not passed a budget for over three years, even though they are required to by law.
Gingrich praised the Ryan plan in an article in Human Events on April 13. He called it the most serious attempt by an elected official to rethink our public finances and the modern welfare state in a generation. That is quite a compliment from a former speaker of the House to a current committee chairman. Using a golfing metaphor, Gingrich celebrated the plan, calling it a Ryan "eagle." Is that comparison a negative critique, or is it commendation? One week later, on April 20, Gingrich in the same space heaped more praise on the plan. He compared Paul Ryan to Paul Revere, one of our nation's great heroes, and compared the Ryan Medicare plan with his own previous welfare reform. Why would he disparage something he would compare to one of his greatest achievements? Gingrich later said he would have voted for the plan if he had had the opportunity.".....
It’s funny that when Gingrich said that, he was largely reviled on this site, and now he is practically above reproach here.
‘Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. “This is coming from Newti Gingrich!”’-———
Really? He called him ‘Newti’?
Better than what I thought he would call him, I guess.
What a friggin' moron.
Would have loved to hear Obama say that to Newt Gingrich’s face and let Newt respond.
Too cowardly to do that.
Has to do it in front of stupid college kids or fawning media or union thugs.
It took awhile for the truth to filter down.
Yeah, the president is a real non-class act. But then Newt has been setting the pace for Obama - forcing him to run around the country doing his little lying dog and pony show about U.S. energy policy. Newt has his number and Barack knows it.
Exactly! And the media giggled. What a room full of morons.
Matt Lauer used Boehners words saying the economy is improving when talking to Sarah today. Sarah said it is not improving enough and went through all the reasons why. Newt did apologize to Ryan about that statement he made so he took it back. If you take back words and someone keeps using them, then whoever continues to use them has no validity. That would be the race baiting Marxist thug politician Obama.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Convention in Washington, April 3, 2012.
Didn’t Obama try to make a joke about his open mic oops containing something like, “be sure to tell Vladimir...” that just fell flat. Total silence. I swear I heard him in passing.
I want this POS out of the White House by any means possible. Won’t bother me in the least if we get a few days off. Anti American commie needs to be removed.
It’s not just that, though. There was also sitting on the couch with Pelosi and the Scozzafava endorsement.
I’m not pointing this out to criticize him but to point out how fickle this site can be. He didn’t deserve such harsh criticism then, and the praise he gets now is a bit greater than he deserves.
That one has my eyes rolling to the next county....
"ATLANTA It wasn't so long ago that the Republican Party in Georgia was just an afterthought, and Democrats were in firm control of all the levers of state government. Back then, Newt Gingrich and other die-hard GOP stalwarts ventured across the state with the far-fetched message that Republicans could reverse the tide.
Now with commanding majorities in the Statehouse and control of all statewide offices, Gingrich is hoping his vision for how the GOP could overcome decades of Democratic dominance in Georgia will pay dividends. He sorely needs a victory when his home state votes Tuesday, along with a big chunk of its 76 delegates, to prove his stumbling presidential bid has staying power.
Many Republican figures in Georgia still credit him with championing conservative policies, outlining a framework for what a GOP majority in the state could accomplish and broadcasting talking points to a generation of up-and-coming conservative leaders. He's also applauded for lobbying conservative Democrats, like then-Rep. Nathan Deal, to switch parties.
"Everyone else was trying to lose as slowly as possible, and to die with dignity at the Alamo. He was talking confidently that the Republican majority in Georgia, in the South and nationally was right around the corner," said Ralph Reed, a veteran Georgia GOP operative who founded the national Faith and Freedom Coalition. "On the one hand it was crazy, but on the other it was just the most exciting thing you've ever heard.".....................In Ga., Gingrich helped build conservative base
AMEN! what an arrogant man he is...saw him lecturing the Supreme Court...arrogant is being nice
If you notice Obama labeled Ryan’s budget a “trojan horse”. This is an effort marginalize/negate language. I’m rubber, your glue, whatever you say... (you get the idea) Weak...yes, but not for his pea brained base.
Would have loved to hear Obama say that to Newt Gingrichs face and let Newt respond.
Me too, sadly we won’t get that chance.