For the record, Noot never balanced the budget. The Clinton lies about balancing the budget are just as untrue as when Noot tells them.
“He couldve been an American Churchill.”
To utter “Churchill” and “Gingrich” in the same article makes this a ridiculous article, with the quoted line being the utmost in hilarity.
Newt ping. He was the best of times and the worst of times .....
Newt just didn’t finish the sentence, that gay marriage IS assuredly inevitable, if Democrats get their way and if Republicans can’t win elections.
But, yes, Newt does have a half dozen or so, bloopers in his career.
An astounding number, in a man of consequence and controversy. /s
Deace admits he was wrong this one time? Gee, thanks, Steve. I'll forget all about the other times you helped screw things up. Now get lost... and take Newt with you while you're at it.
That shows just how putrid the republican bench was in this past election.
Nobody - and I mean NOBODY - who was on said bench in 2012 should even be allowed anywhere near it in 2016. I extend the same warning with regard to the con/neocon/paleocon punditry who made the modern CIA look like absolute clairvoyants by comparison.
(Keep Dick Morris... but do the exact opposite of what he recommends. Works great.)
I remember Newt proposing the elimination of the PBS. Not in 2012, but back in the 90’s. He was right, then, and now, about a great many things. I think that he is virtually alone in Federal politics in understanding the intended function of the Federal Government, and completely alone in having even the tiniest interest in seeing that it function as intended.
You can say “He’s a show-boater!” or whatever. I think he has little else to do, now.
In 1994, I think he was a real revolutionary. You can believe what you want, but I think he intended to keep the Contract with America. He was in over his head, however, and undone in the end by the likes of Boner (sp) in Congress who were only interested in the power.
Oh, and you can spare me the re-telling of his marital problems (as if they are unknown). I think it is completely appropriate to judge a person for their personal failings, and I count his against him. I just think he was the only person at the time (1994 / 2012) with even some of the right ideas to solve America’s most pressing problems, and that outweighs his marital failings with me.
Newt is an attention ho. Period. He was on Morning Joe last week, yukking it up with all the libs on the show and generally agreeing with everything they said. Newt is out for Newt. He is Clinton lite. Finger in the wind.
Who did accomplish stuff.
A lot of stuff, as many Freepers already know.
Here's just one that's not talked about much: He was the chief figure who killed the 90's version of ObamaCare, HillaryCare. Here's Gingrich & his allies on the House floor in 1994, demolishing the Dems on this subject: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/55279-1
thats not enough to believe he should hold the highest office of this land. If someone wont defend marriage, the oldest institution in Gods created order, then what can you count on them to defend when its hard?
Is this about Willard ???
Willard the father of gay marriage in MASS...
Willard the guy who was silent about the gays attacking Chik-Fil-A and refused to participate in the Chick-Fil-A Day...
Willard the guy who pushed for gays in the military...
Willard the guy who employeed a gay to head up part of his 2012 campaign for POTUS
and then fired him when Conservatives objected he found it might not be as politically expediant as he first thought...
Nice find. I too still have a soft spot for Newt, and hes still one of the few politicians whose intellect I actually respect.
Newt Gingrich is a genius. Period. He could have been great. The personal failures did him in.
Ahhhhh......blue skies.....the sun is shining......a great cup of coffee.....let’s see what’s going on with Free Republic..............oh, the world is ending. Well, couldn’t happen on a prettier day.
Newt : “Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that the upcoming showdown over the debt ceiling isnt a political winner for House Republicans, but dubbed it a dead loser.
Theyve got to find, in the House, a totally new strategy, Gingrich said on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Everybodys now talking about, Oh, here comes the debt ceiling. I think thats, frankly, a dead loser. Because in the end, you know, its gonna happen. The whole national financial system is going to come in to Washington and on television and say: Oh my God, this will be a gigantic heart attack, the entire economy of the world will collapse. You guys will be held responsible. And theyll cave.
Newt Gingrich warns GOP on debt ceiling(1/4/2013, Newt video on Politico)
Sounds likely, Newt should know.
Contrary to talk radio mythology Newt caved to Clinton after three government shutdowns and early 2006 gave him (Clinton) the CR he demanded , then Clinton got easily re-elected.
This type of thing only works if the other side thinks they will get the blame. Doesn't the budget run out at about the same time? Obama is going to want lots of extended spending there. Why not tie the debt ceiling to a budget, and other spending bills?