Skip to comments.Newt fires back at Pelosi: Bring it on!
Posted on 12/05/2011 12:16:16 PM PST by TBBT
Newt today said that if Pelosi wants to disclose information about himself from when she was on the ethics committee, that the House should immediately file charges against her as that is a violation of the rules of the House:
First of all Id like to thank Speaker Pelosi for what I regard as an early Christmas gift. If shes suggesting shes gonna use material she developed while she was on the ethics committee, that is a fundamental violation of the rules of the House and I would hope members would immediately file charges against her the second she does it.
Heres the full clip:
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Good grief - how should I know.
He left the House in 1998. The ad was in 2007 to promote global warming concerns. He was probably asked to help.
Newt has admitted the ad was his most singularly worst decision.
Read this to fill in your blanks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newt_Gingrich
Actually it's a love seat.
Pelosi will be walking stright into a chainsaw, just like Pickett at Gettysburg. Marching straight at Newt’s strong point.
I guess you've missed his throwing of the media types against the wall in three debates. He doesn't fear their sh*t.
“he craves respect”
I vaguely remember some story about him flying in the back of Air Force One (when Slick Willie was roosting in it) and Newt took umbrage because he thought he deserved better.
They tossed him some sort of bone and he exited the plane wagging his tail.
I think you already know what they were investigating, unless you were not paying attention at some point.
How many years will the GOP be set back if Romney is the nominee?
Go Newt....NEWTer this bitch!
So what you are saying is, he's a socialist if he's asked to help? Sorry, that's bad enough. Can you name any other conservative who did that, when, "asked to help?" No, because there isn't one. Even Bush and McCain wouldn't do what Gingrich did. Hence, he's waaay to the left of them.
Sounds good, but even with a
RINO Republican majority, what are the chances of that happening?
Is it really a fight when you respond to a threat by punching your “would be” attacker in the mouth?
Newt = giving dems all the respect they have earned.....NONE!
AMEN! Newt knows how to play hardball and I do believe we have located the spine and b@lls everyone has said the party is missing now.I can’t wait to see him in the debates with Obama bumbling and hem hauling.Newt will not let those little lies Obama likes like tax cuts never worked or anything like that pass.
And you are repeating vaguely-remembered leftist propaganda here on FR why exactly?
That would be the "Feeding the alligator" line, hoping to be last.
It’s called money....
I'm beginning to wonder if the fear of being flayed on national TV is why the "media" have steered clear of Gingrich. They've seen him rip their flesh three times in debates... no one wants to be on the receiving end of that.
Obama only did the healthcare bills, because he was asked to help.
Just like magic, by you definition, Obama is a conservative.
Obama only did porkulus because he was asked to help.
Poof, Obama is a conservative. Just by using your semantic twist, we can make everyone a conservative!
Gingrich denounced the threat from Pelosi, who is now the minority leader in the House, as "a fundamental violation of the rules of the House," and said that if Pelosi were to disclose details of the investigation, it would expose the "tainted ethics process the House was engaged in." He also called for the House to condemn Pelosi if she were to reveal anything from the ethics probe.
Doesn't sound like Newt's too worried about what she might have to reveal.
It wasn't bad. Just drummed up stuff. But it was enough to scare the GOP establishment and they dumped him.
Do you think Pelosi cares? First off she knows nothing will get done. Second, it isn’t about ethics, it is about the country hearing about Newt, again.
Pelosi will declare that she had no knowledge of this. Congressional Republicans will make a stink, the media will ask why Republicans don’t want all the information to come out....
Well you get the picture. Meanwhile the MSM will crucift Newt.
Here is a question, if the Republican candidates are so bad, why are the left trying to destroy them? If anything, they told the American people, Mitt is the only candidate the left thinks it can beat.
Oh, don’t worry Newt, The GOP got your back yo.
I stand corrected.
I think I read elsewhere that Newt would request that ALL the material be released and point to the fact that the IRS absolved him of wrong doings when they finally audited the records.
Actually, it was 1999. Do you know why he left? Because when patriots were trying to save this country from Bill Clinton, he was conducted adultery with his aide. Which he knew, if discovered, would save Bill Clinton. The conservative movement in this country has never recovered. How many times do you want to be stabbed in the back by the same person?
Get real. Since when do Dems needs anything on anyone to keep them from doing their sham investigations.
As you probably know, judging by your comment, the reason that Gingrich had to step down originally was essentially because the GOP establishment stopped supporting him. They were actually embarrassed by his success and considered him “divisive,” and they couldn’t wait to get Dodd (IIRC) into his position.
You are either a moron or a liar. The subject of the ethics committee investigation is in the public record.
“If Gingrich is the nominee his candidacy will set the GOP back 50 years.”
You say that as if it’s a bad thing.
The Global Warming scandal at the University of East Anglia (hockey stick fraud) was not exposed until 2009. Prior to that time many scientists were concerned about carbon emissions in the atmosphere. We were already installing catalytic converters on automobiles and taking other air-pollution concerns seriously.
Newt, like many of us, is not a physicist or climatologist - and like us, trusted the integrity of the science.
HE HELD NO INFLUENTIAL OFFICE OR LEGISLATIVE POWER.
HE WAS NOT IN ANY POLITICAL OFFICE WITH LAW-
No he is not. What Newt is doing is pointing out that there are rules and agreements in this world and that Pelosi is threatening to violate some of them.
So, he’s a socialist for money. Wonderful. There isn’t a single person who can be the Republican nominee that didn’t shill for Nancy Pelosi? Because that is a deal breaker for anyone with sense.
It’s called Extortion. What will the Ethics Committee do now?
"You mention 'extortion' again, and I'll have your legs broken."
Good for Newt. I think all that botox as finally reached Nazi’s brain. Maybe Newt should bring up her little Starkist Tuna escapade and her husband’s dubious real estate activities. All of which they have gotten away with and hardly a whisper of it in the MSM.
LOL! You read my mind!
Why wait? Isn't her threat itself a violation of House rules?
Reverse psychology... The Dems/Media are telling you who they are scared of.
Say what? Who is "they", what is Newt "hiding", and what do "they" know about what Newt's "hiding"?
Wow. If I could go back in time and make that post one year ago today you would totally lambaste me for it. And with good reason. Can you listen to what Can you find anyone on Free Republic who was taking the line you propose before 2009? Wow. Now conservatives are going to take up arms for “climate change” because Gingrich told them to. When he imposes cap and trade on this country it will ruin our economy. And you can tell me it’s okay, because Newt weighed the science and he has to do it...
HE WAS NOT IN ANY POLITICAL OFFICE WITH LAW-
A prostitute who isn't married is still a prostitute.
I give up.
You win the Oscar for the most convincing portrayal of an idiot.
No more bait & switch - it’s tiresome doing research for you.
Look, it’s obvious that the House Ethics Committee c. 1997 had “dirt” on Gingrich, since they managed to get the House to censure him and forced him to pay a penalty of $300K “for the cost of the investigation”. The IRS subsequently determined Gingrich did not break any laws. There is no admission of anything here except what is already known.
You know what, I’m so sick of GOP cannibalism. We’re so ready to eat our own. Here’s a fighter ready to stick it to the media and the left. FINALLY!
He’s said the pic on the couch was stupid, and I agree. I’m also willing to forget if it he’s serious about his mea culpa. And I happen to think he is.
It's scary. If Gingrich is the nominee, maybe the GOP will be running on supporting Obamacare by November 2012. Maybe Obama/Congress can escape blame.
When you are speaker of the house you are two bullets away from being president - you damn sure do deserve respect and he should have gotten it.