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Newt Gingrich at the Freedom Summit (Video, 38 Minutes)
C-Span ^ | 4/12/14 | Newt Gingrich

Posted on 04/13/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT by BCrago66

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) presented the Americans for Prosperity Fundation’s New Hampshire Conservative of the Year Award to former Speaker of the New Hampshire House William O’Brien (R). After Representative O’Brien’s remarks, former Representative Gingrich made further remarks.

Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation held the inaugural “Freedom Summit” at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, N.H

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
If Newt is hanging in New Hampshire, perhaps he's thinking of 2016. With candidates on the other side such as Hilary Clinton, age may not be an issue, but Newt perhaps should start thinking about losing a few pounds. Newt's not in Chris Christie territory; however, wise or unwise on the part of voters, this is a factor that does affect electability.

I know Gingrich has a not-small number of detractors here on FR, but I like the guy. He certainly would not have rolled over against Obama like Romney did in the general election in 2012.

1 posted on 04/13/2014 7:13:55 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

A new “Contract with America” would have to include prison for the whole damn Democrat Administration, every single one, elected and appointed. JMHO!

2 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:30 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: BCrago66

Newt was my congressman for years. And, I have in the past been very harshly critical of him.

Nonetheless, my future support for him in the future rests on his position on any sort of legalization, normalization or acceptance of criminal illegals in this country.

It also depends on his stance on Healthcare (Obamacare) has to start with Cruz’s words......”Repeal every [effing] word of it”.

Can he meet these requirements? We’ll see.

3 posted on 04/13/2014 7:20:21 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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Good points. Newt has been great on ObamaCare; on illegal immigration, not so much. Post-welfare state, the motivation of immigrants (legal & illegal) have changed, as so many of them now are come here to be takers, not producers. And as takers, they’re overwhelmingly Democrats, whose continued admission by the tens of millions will kill the 2-party system.

Hopefully Newt will recognize this, and better his stand on immigration.

4 posted on 04/13/2014 7:31:47 AM PDT by BCrago66
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I hope so too. I’m not against him because of all the reasons I’ve indicated here in the past. Frankly, I want a Conservative to get the nomination, and I want him or her to follow through with his/her promises. That’s all. If he can substantively show he knows what America is about, not in an academic way, but in the ways these problems PLAGUE us in virtually every aspect of our lives, then I’d be for him. I’m hoping he sees the light.

5 posted on 04/13/2014 7:41:27 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: BCrago66

Newt Gingrich's NOT ancient history ...

Newt's 2012 Presidential Primary campaign showed the rest of "geniune" Tea Party Conservative America how to kick the Liberal MSM's @sss during presidential debates ...

Newt Gingrich was "geniunely" the Last Conservative Standing ...

and he stood as the Ted Cruz / Winston Churchill of that strategic moment ...

Newt Gingrich scared the HELL out of the Karl Rove / Mitt Romney / Jeb Bush / Juan Mcain ... political whores of the E-GOP ...

especially with his INCREDIBLE South Caroline victory.

Finally, patriots like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich gives us ALL HOPE that The Lord God Almighty ...

still wishes to rescue the United States of America ...

from the Goddless Sodomite Pro-Abortion Allah-Worshippers ...

who seek to destroy HIS divinely-inspired creation.

P.S. Experienced political campaigners know that Newt Gingrich's 2012 presidential primary run was merely a warmup for 2016 ...

I personally met Newt and Callista Gingrich at the last Florida primary campaign stop in Tampa ...

they each graciously gave me their signatures in my copy of "The Federalist Papers" ...

As I departed that extraordinary "moment in time" ...

I looked at Newt Gingrich and said, "Thank you, Mr. President"

Newt Gingrich quickly, instinctively, looked up from his written signature,

as a sniper would when suddenly recognizing his prized target.

There was a genuine "fire in his eyes" ... the same fire that General Washington had at Valley Forge and Yorktown.

I will never forget that moment.

I firmly believe (and pray) that Newt Gingrich will be the 45th U.S. President of the United States of America.

"Let it be written. Let it be done."


"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich, 2012


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect

CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect

Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt

NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Speech

U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich

"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !

Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again

Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?

Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)

Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"

Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)

Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges

Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA

Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !

Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law

Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis

Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam

Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism

Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups

Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”

Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps

Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate

Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden

Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment

Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline

Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption

Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)

Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King

Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea



Newt Gingrich understands ... what many of us know to be true ...

America is dangerously close to becoming a Marxist Godless Socialist Second-World nation ...

While in congress, Newt

* Founded the Conservative Opportune Society which met weekly to discuss ideas many of which were adopted by Reagan during his second term supporting the group’s conservative goals on economic growth, education, crime, and social issues.

* Co founded the Congressional Military Reform Caucus and the Congressional Aviation and Space Caucus

* Led charges against the Democrat Speaker of the House Jim Wright

* Became House Minority Whip in 1989

* In 1990, he came up with a paper titled ”Language, a Key Mechanism of Control”, that encouraged Republicans to “speak like Newt” and contained lists of “contrasting words” – words with negative connotations such as “radical”, “sick,” and “traitors” – and “optimistic positive governing words” such as “opportunity”, “courage”, and “principled”, that Gingrich recommended for use in describing Democrats and Republicans, respectively…Now we know why he is so good with words during the debates.

* Gingrich and several other Republicans, in an effort to offer an alternative to Democratic policies and to unite distant wings of the Republican Party came up with a Contract with America which laid out ten policies that Republicans promised to bring to a vote on the House floor during the first hundred days of the new Congress if they won the elections. The contract was signed by Gingrich and other Republican candidates for the House of Representatives. The contract ranged from issues such as welfare reform, term limits, tougher crime laws, and a balanced budget law, to more specialized legislation such as restrictions on American military participation in UN missions. In the November 1994 elections, Republicans gained 54 seats and took control of the House for the first time since 1954.

* Congress fulfilled Gingrich’s Contract promise to bring all ten of the Contract’s issues to a vote within the first 100 days of the session

* Legislation proposed by the 104th US Congress included term limits for Congressional Representatives, tax cuts, welfare reform, and a balanced budget amendment, as well as independent auditing of the finances of the House of Representatives and elimination of non-essential services such as the House barbershop and shoe-shine concessions.

* Newt led the Republican majority to an re-election in 1996, the first time Republicans had done so in 68 years, and the first time simultaneously with a Democratic president winning re-election.

* In 1996, Newt pushed for the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act which was intended to reconstruct the welfare system. The act gave state governments more autonomy over welfare delivery, while also reducing the federal government’s responsibilities. It instituted the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which placed time limits on welfare assistance and replaced the longstanding Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. Other changes to the welfare system included stricter conditions for food stamp eligibility, reductions in immigrant welfare assistance, and recipient work requirements. The said act was signed into law on Aug 22, 1996.

* Pushed Clinton for a Federal Balanced Budget- The plan included a total of $152 billion in Republican sponsored tax cuts over five years. Other major parts of the spending plan called for $115 billion to be saved through a restructuring of Medicare, $24 billion set aside to extend health insurance to children of the working poor, tax credits for college tuition, and a $2 billion welfare-to-work jobs initiative. Plan was to have a balanced budget by 2002 but was achieved in 1999, three years ahead of schedule.

* Through the Contract with America, Gingrich was credited with the largest Capital Gains Tax Cut in US History with the 1997 US Tax Relief Act


6 posted on 04/13/2014 9:06:15 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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