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Gingrich Backs Obamacare's Individual Mandate Requiring Health Insurance (May 2011)
Newsmax ^ | 5/15/2011 | Tim Collie

Posted on 11/14/2011 9:56:04 PM PST by mean ogre

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.

Appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Gingrich told host David Gregory that he continues to advocate for a plan he first called for in the early 1990s as a Congressman, which requires every uninsured citizen to purchase or acquire health insurance.

Gregory played a clip of Gingrich speaking during an appearance on Meet the Press in October 1993:

“I am for people, individuals -- exactly like automobile insurance -- individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance. And I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals, on a sliding scale, a government subsidy so we insure that everyone as individuals have health insurance.”

Gregory asked Gingrich if he would criticize GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney, whose "Romneycare" health program enacted during his time as Governor in Massachusetts mandated that all uninsured purchase health insurance.

Gingrich replied he would not make it an issue in the campaign and said he agreed with key aspects of Romneycare.

"I agree that all of us have a responsibility to pay--help pay for health care," Gingrich said, adding, "I've said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond ..."

http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/gingrich-health-care-insurance/2011/05/15/id/396426

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; obamacare
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1 posted on 11/14/2011 9:56:05 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: mean ogre

All are blemished, but I’ll take the guy who was for the mandate before saying now he’s against it (I hope that’s so!) over the guy who instituted the mandate and now says he is against it.


2 posted on 11/14/2011 10:05:30 PM PST by C210N (zer0 - a Marxonist spreading the flames of obamunism wherever he goes.)
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To: mean ogre
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that he strongly supports a federal mandate requiring citizens to buy health insurance – a position that has been rejected by many Republicans, including several who likely will be running against him for the Republican presidential nomination.

On this basis, I simply can't support Newt as Presidential candidate. It's not the only reason, but it is a very critical, contemporary issue.

Newt actually supports such Commerce Clause Tyranny?

Just damn. He's as bad as Romney. He talks a good game, but when the rubber hits the road, he's a would-be globalist, socialist Tyrant.

This is to be our choice? Gingrich or Romney?

If so, we are doomed.

3 posted on 11/14/2011 10:05:39 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: mean ogre

Not good. Repeal of ObamaCare in its entirety should be standard for any conservative candidate.


4 posted on 11/14/2011 10:06:16 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: mean ogre

Yup. Another RINO.


5 posted on 11/14/2011 10:07:01 PM PST by CSI007
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To: mean ogre

Newt, while a great guy, is a walking time bomb that makes him unelectable. If Newt did not have the baggage, he would make a great candidate. But that baggage is an anchor so heavy that even the best ship can’t move it.


6 posted on 11/14/2011 10:09:43 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Thunder90

Say it ain’t so, Joe!


7 posted on 11/14/2011 10:10:40 PM PST by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: mean ogre

Just picture Newt’s fat derriere up in the air as he burrows behind the cushions on your couch for spare change that might be there to help pay for his Newtacare.


8 posted on 11/14/2011 10:12:27 PM PST by JohnBrownUSA (Don't Tread On America!)
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To: CSI007

Looks like the options are down to Cain being the first choice, Santorum second, and Bachmann third.


9 posted on 11/14/2011 10:12:42 PM PST by GunPkrBkr (I'd rather be judged by twelve, than carried by six.)
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To: mean ogre

All you have to worry about is:

Is Newt more conservative than Mitt or Barack?

Everything else is wishing!


10 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:03 PM PST by G Larry (Catholic Conservative Supporting Israel!)
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To: mean ogre

heartless!

:)


11 posted on 11/14/2011 10:14:56 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: G Larry

I won’t vote for “more conservative”. I want a real conservative or no sale.


12 posted on 11/14/2011 10:16:21 PM PST by CSI007
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To: mean ogre

This is a dealbreaker for me. This one issue decides if we are a command-economy Soviet America, or if we are a capitalist society after all.


13 posted on 11/14/2011 10:19:47 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: mean ogre

14 posted on 11/14/2011 10:19:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin would be a vast improvement over Mr. Gingrich.


15 posted on 11/14/2011 10:22:32 PM PST by mean ogre
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Newt on healthcare and the unconstitutionality of a mandate from the fed; start at about minute 18 in the long interview from Special Report:

http://sheya.com/2011/11/08/newt-gingrich-on-special-report-center-seat

And here's another lengthy interview on the same subject http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXSrVg6OKiU&feature=related


16 posted on 11/14/2011 10:24:50 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: mean ogre

With Cain tanking fast and Gingrich rising and Romney holding steady, only one thought comes to my mind.........WE ARE SCREWED!!!!!

Cain was the last hope of electing a solid conservative, but it looks like the media and the Democrat machine has destroyed him.

Our only hope of ridding ourselves of ObamaReidPelosiCare rests with one man, Justice Anthony Kennedy. We know which four will strike it down (Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia) and which four will vote to uphold it (Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagen). Kennedy is the swing man. If he upholds then we are screwed. Obama will never repeal it and Romeny of Gingrich should they defeat Obama won’t repeal it either.


17 posted on 11/14/2011 10:25:03 PM PST by GR_Jr.
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To: GR_Jr.

Our only hope now is retaking the Senate, because the White House is out of reach, whether it’s Obama or Romney.


18 posted on 11/14/2011 10:25:55 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: C210N

I have no idea why he is running...

Newt loves HC mandates always has
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2011/05/13/newt-gingrich-long-time-supporter-of-health-insurance-mandates/3/


19 posted on 11/14/2011 10:26:56 PM PST by Fred (no job no house no gas no food no problem Obama 2012)
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To: GR_Jr.

Bachmann, Cain or Santorum. That is the only hope for getting a conservative. I don’t want to have to plug my nose again, but its looking more likely we’ll have a repeat of 2008 (and 96, 92, 76). DeMint should have run.


20 posted on 11/14/2011 10:32:10 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: mean ogre
Be careful folks...Newt is not for the mandate or Obama care. Watch this:

Newt Gingrich Responds to Controversy

This is from 5/18 a few days after his infamous David Gregory interview.

21 posted on 11/14/2011 10:38:38 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: GR_Jr.

SCOTUS is one big fat joke. I have zero respect for them anymore. They don’t follow the law they follow their party. Kagan the bull $#%# has NO BUSINESS voting on this, she should recuse herself but she won’t.


22 posted on 11/14/2011 10:39:37 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: blasater1960

Thank you for the refutation, this is a bump to study it later.


23 posted on 11/14/2011 10:42:32 PM PST by Lazamataz (Monkeys do not like getting slapped, contrary to popular belief.)
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To: mean ogre

That seals his fate alone regardless of any other outstanding skill.

“Another one bites the dust”


24 posted on 11/14/2011 10:43:57 PM PST by Eye of Unk (E-Cat is the future, unless we want to live in the past.)
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To: mean ogre; LucyT; onyx; TheOldLady; MHGinTN; Las Vegas Ron

SNIFF SNIFF.....Sign up date 11/11/2011 .....Welcome to FR. Member for ONE whole day before you sign up to bash Gingrich. Do you bash Cain under your old or other screen name?


25 posted on 11/14/2011 10:44:59 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mean ogre

This gets me to thinking that perhaps Newt is not the conservative I thought he was turning towards. How can he as a believer in the Constitution think health insurance is more of a national matter then a drivers license as a matter for national and individual freedom? Allowing individuals a federal to obtain health insurance is much different than mandating all individuals have some form of government sponsored insurance. If I don’t drive I don’t need auto insurance.


26 posted on 11/14/2011 10:45:52 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: blasater1960

He realized he’d be sunk if he did not walk that back. And he is lying about what transpired with David Gregory; it wasn’t only the clip from 93, it was his current statement on the day of the interview as well.


27 posted on 11/14/2011 10:46:19 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: CSI007

You can always vote for Obongo, no worries then, he’s not a real conservative or more conservative, he’s just a plain old Marxist and that’s always better. With people like you I have resigned myself to the fact that we will have 4 more years and if we don’t take the Senate America is 100% screwed.


28 posted on 11/14/2011 10:48:27 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mean ogre

How’s it going, pissant?


29 posted on 11/14/2011 10:50:01 PM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: mojitojoe

Nope. I signed up because I saw Cain being hammered by Fib Newtons and wanted to respond.


30 posted on 11/14/2011 10:50:24 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: blasater1960

I suspect mean ogre doesn’t care about that, I think his sign up date and the fact that he posted this proves what his agenda is. I smell a rat.


31 posted on 11/14/2011 10:52:24 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Chunga
How’s it going, pissant?

Bingo!

32 posted on 11/14/2011 10:52:31 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: mean ogre

Ok, time will tell. I’ll take you at your word for now.


33 posted on 11/14/2011 10:54:09 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mean ogre

Sure she would, but she’s not running is she? So the question is, which candidate is a vast improvement over the halfrican Marxist Muslim loving Kenyan homo? The answer is all of them. ANYONE BUT OBONGO.


34 posted on 11/14/2011 10:56:53 PM PST by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe

My preference is Bachmann, followed by Cain, Perry, Santorum, Newt, Paul, Huntsman, Johnson, Roemer, that gay guy in CA, then Romney, in that order. Any would be better than Obama, but that isn’t saying much.


35 posted on 11/14/2011 11:01:54 PM PST by mean ogre
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To: mean ogre
Nope. I signed up because I saw Cain being hammered by Fib Newtons and wanted to respond.

LOL

36 posted on 11/14/2011 11:06:14 PM PST by Chunga (What a load of codswallop!)
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To: mean ogre

Where is Sarah Palin now that we really need her?


37 posted on 11/14/2011 11:22:27 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: mojitojoe

I was so much nicer in the old days, when n00bs couldn’t start threads. We’re just leaving ourselves wide open to campaign hacks and trolls now.


38 posted on 11/14/2011 11:30:28 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: John Valentine

Actually, fox just ran a commercial saying she was going to be doing On The Record, I think tomorrow, to talk about her “pick.” I don’t know what that means, but its got my attention.


39 posted on 11/14/2011 11:33:22 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: mean ogre
Palin would be a vast improvement over Mr. Gingrich.

Patience.

We are prevailing.

40 posted on 11/14/2011 11:36:11 PM PST by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Just curious, but what criteria did you used to have to meet to be allowed to post a thread?


41 posted on 11/14/2011 11:37:37 PM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: C210N

How about the guy that was always against it, and is known for a pretty good debate performace arguing against HillaryCare?


42 posted on 11/14/2011 11:47:00 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: Springfield Reformer
Just curious, but what criteria did you used to have to meet to be allowed to post a thread?

Stand naked in front of your monitor and sing "I'm a Little Teapot".

43 posted on 11/14/2011 11:52:15 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: C210N
All are blemished, but I’ll take the guy who was for the mandate before saying now he’s against it (I hope that’s so!) over the guy who instituted the mandate and now says he is against it.

Well said.

44 posted on 11/14/2011 11:55:15 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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45 posted on 11/15/2011 1:24:19 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: mean ogre

He supported Hillarycare, too.


46 posted on 11/15/2011 1:38:19 AM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: mean ogre

Newt has baggage blah, blah,....Newt has baggage blah, blah,....So Obama doesn’t huh? Does Cain have baggage? Romney? Bachman? Rick? Paul? Huntsman? I rest my case.


47 posted on 11/15/2011 3:21:32 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: mean ogre
Bring back Bachman.

Newt will replace ObamaKare with NewtKare.

Perry doesn't support amnesty - he just wants to let illegals become citizens and give them more free stuff.

Herman Caine isn't ready for Prime Time.

No one but the democrats believe Romney.

Ron Paul would start WW-III and it would take place right here.

No one can remember the names of those other people who get into the debates.


48 posted on 11/15/2011 3:37:20 AM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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To: GR_Jr.

I won’t let a man be ruined by allegations based on hearsay.

Newt is being justly haunted by his RINO factual past.

I’ll Stay with Cain


49 posted on 11/15/2011 5:18:42 AM PST by not2worry
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To: mean ogre

Ouch. I like Newt - but wow.


50 posted on 11/15/2011 5:20:18 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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