Skip to comments.Glennís revealing interview with Newt Gingrich ( Newt is a progressive )
Posted on 12/06/2011 9:51:35 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
You can read a FULL transcript of this interview HERE
Glenn welcomed the current front-runner for the GOP nomination to the program this morning on radio, and the usually unflappable Newt Gingrich was met with some serious questions about his record on healthcare, global warming, and more.
Glenn started the interview by making it clear that this was not a "gotcha" interview, but that Glenn had "serious concerns" about Newt Gingrich as President. Glenn's producers had made it clear to Newt that tough questions were going to be asked, but he did think that Gingrich is a decent guy.
"I'm asking questions because I truly, deeply care about the country just as much as Newt Gingrich does but we differ on the answers, I believe. Id like to have him convince me that I'm wrong. I would love to have him convince me that I'm wrong," Glenn said.
Glenn started by playing a piece of audio where Gingrich claimed to be a "Theodore Roosevelt Republican", a political figure in history that Glenn believes is strongly tied to the Progressive movement in history on both sides of the aisle.
(Excerpt) Read more at glennbeck.com ...
As they talked about after the interview, Roosevelt went from being a big government guy, to being a huge massive government guy.
I cannot vote for Newt Gingrich after hearing this interview. He hung himself.
I’m supporting Bachmann.
I, for one, concur with you.
Okay, let’s go with Bachman/Santorum. They can’t get over mid single digits inside their own party, sadly, but we will feel better about ourselves. Of course, we lose the general but what the hey? It’s only the collapse and implosion of a nation. Any other ideas?
Intellectually...Gingrich is a searchlight while Beck is a 15 watt CFL....
Thanks for posting this. I was looking for it.
The sooner Newt gets out of the way, the better.
I second the vote for the ham sandwich.
———I would vote for a ham sandwich if it got Obama out of office.————
They’re both a ham sandwich. In the interview, you can’t miss it.
I guess I’m one of those “purists”.
Only way I’m voting for a ham sandwich is if it has Swiss cheese, and it’s on rye bread.
With deli mustard.
And a pickle on the side.
Newt claims to be a conservcative but his knee jerk reaction to ANY problem is some government action. How is that conservative???
Newt claims to be a conservative but his knee jerk reaction to ANY problem is some government action. How is that conservative???
Glenn would probably be the first to stipulate that. There’s such a thing as being too smart for your own good, ya know? There is such a thing as being so smart you think nobody else could possibly be any smarter. Smarter or not, Glenn Beck knows the truth about TR. He’s raised MY consciousness about him.
There is a basic point here that everyone misses, even regarding Romney.
There is no way these people and a republican Congress, are not going to repeal Obamacare and the individual mandate. Heck, the Supreme Court may invalidate the individual mandate by then.
Yes, they all toyed with the idea, and they supported the medicare prescription drug plan because let’s face it, politics. They are not pure yada yada yada.
But we are going to have to pick one of these republicans. It probably is not going to be Bachman or Santorum.
Yes, Newt and every other republican has toyed with some big government. They still will be 1000% better than Obama, for more reasons than can be listed here.
Newt is not a libertarian. He also is not a liberal.
last point, Newt is right that people needed to be prepared for big change and a consensus needs to be developed. That is policy neutral, and it is unfair to call it “progressive rhetoric” as Beck does.
And who, in the real world (not the one we wish), is going to take his place?
Its a red VS blue sandbox fight and its OK because hes OUR progressive.
-—————but we will feel better about ourselves.——————
No, Rita, I think you’ve convinced me.
Let’s go with Newt, let’s recruit our own big government guy and tell those democrats........... We’ll show them! Our big government guy is better than their big government guy!
Big government forever! :-) Won’t it be great?
See. We showed them.
I listened to it carefully and he never really directly answered Glen’s questions.
Newt is a professional politician of the highest order, which means double talk and evading answers by way of starting to answer and somewhere in the middle of said answer changes the subject.
He does it so masterfully and without hesitation most people don’t realize.
-—————Intellectually...Gingrich is a searchlight while Beck is a 15 watt CFL....———————
You’re probably right. Did you listen to the things that Gingrich actually said? Or are you simply employing Alinsky rule #13 so that you don’t have to listen to Gingrich explain his own big government ways?
(#13 pick the target, personalize it, polarize it, freeze it)
I know a little about Teddy Roosevelt.
I’m all on board for looking at Woodrow Wilson, and FDR in terms of their progressiveness and liberalism.
Beck does a historical service by showing TR as a “progressive” but the evidence is not there to turn the great patriot TR into a liberal bum.
Yes TR used the government to break up the trusts. He also rejected crony capitalism when (I think JP Morgan?) offered to have “your man and my man sit down and work this out”.
It was like 1912, not the highly regulated America of 2011. We can’t turn every American president into a bum. If you want to see big govt usurpation of power, probably no one can top Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War.
To me, Newt is Romney with ethics problems (see Fannie $1.6 million). He also runs his mouth too much.
I don’t particularly like Romney but I like Newt even less.
I would vote for either over O.
We’re being set up big time. The only two alternatives to Obama are two huge government republicans?
Sorry. Not my vote.
I hope that there’s another shift soon, and either Gingrich or Romney goes down and one of the conservatives rises in the polling. Our nation can’t survive any more years of big government.
Newt is arrogant, quick on his feet, and knows what he knows. I think perhaps people may mistake massive intellect for massive ego in his case.
GINGRICH: I guess Im a Theodore Roosevelt Republican
How soon we forget...
JOHN MCCAIN, JUNE 2008: I count myself as a conservative Republican, yet I view it to a large degree in the Theodore Roosevelt mold,
T.R. was a PROGRESSIVE, not a "conservative". He introduced big government solutions to America, launched the age of radical environmentalism, and endorsed and cheerleaded EUGENICS, as later brought to perfection by Margaret Sanger ("human weeds") and Adolf Hitler.
I'm never sure what Newt is ...but then I feel the same way about Beck! I do think that Newt can be deliberately misleading at times.
‘Still haven't decide if I can vote for Newt ...I think I can on one day; and then the next day he says something that really troubles me. ARGGGGGHHHH!
Yeah. what dim bulb question. Thank goodness the brilliant Newt was able to smack down this silliness with a reasoned response. No wait...Newt said what about gov't mandates?
Glenn played audio from 1993 and 2011, both of which have Newt advocating for the controversial individual mandate for health insurance.We can go back and we can listen to exactly what I was asked on that show and what I said I stand by, which is in a free society, you dont elect officials to impose on you things that you disagree with, Gingrich fired back. ,
“decide” = decided
——I can’t hold out for the perfect conservative but I can go with someone that can be brought along.-——————
You’re not being asked to wait for the perfect conservative. But you should be willing to support *a* conservative. To this, Newt and Mitt do not apply.
And if Newt can’t be brought along during the primaries, he can’t be in the white house either. This interview makes it clear that he has not been brought anywhere. He is big government.
—————Romney is so entrenched in his Liberalism that he would sell us out within his first week whereas Newt will seek out ways to work with us.-—————
Based on what? He went live on national radio, today, as a GOP presidential candidate, and professed his love for big government.
What evidence is there that Newt will work with us?
(You’re dead on accurate about Romney, BTW)
Newt is a converter. He can take Marxist approaches to problem solving and twist those approaches into a pretzel suitable for a conservative outcome, and solve the problem. Conservatives have been framed as devoid of giving a rip whether the poor and destitute even have healthcare, outside of the bus station approach offered by modern emergency rooms providing endless wait times and plenty of chaos. The result is soaring healthcare costs.
Newt is unafraid to address the Marxist framed debate raging against us, and stare down the facts at hand. What other candidate gives a rip that something does have to give on treating the poor? We are increasing the number of poor and one way or the other some Republicans are about to be among that increasing number.
LOL ya Im sure you would be saying same if it was Romney? I doubt it...It would be oh my god hes a RRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO
and we still lose the general even with Newt..
Perry? The more I read on his positions, the more I find to respect and agree with. And he’s been my governor for over a decade.
that is it in a nutshell. Every problem, and I mean EVERY problem Newt sees always involves big government solutions.
I cannot site one example where Newt just says, get the government out and let the market work.
AGW is one of my biggest issues and on that issue alone Newt CANNOT let go of his believe in man-made global warming. I read Newt's own words and hear him speak -- he truly "believes" carbon loading is an issue.
No one can site even one example where Newt explicitly states that he accepts that there is widespread fraud in the AGW crowd.
Newt is always looking for "grand" problems with big government solutions.
With that said, I would still vote for Newt over Mitt. However, Newt would not turn our Republic towards Liberty.
Just under 2 minutes, but close.
See my post 22. Beck is playing a rhetorical game on his audience.
Teddy Roosevelt becomes an evil progressive liberal SOB, then anyone who says I’m a TR republican is no good.
Sorry, Beck has a long way to go to prove TR a bum. Did TR in the early 1900’s wield strong presidential power? Yes. Is TR generally regarded (and properly so) as an American hero and icon throughout his career? Absolutely rightly so.
TR was a great American patriot and Glenn Beck is not able to make me forget it.
Woodrow Wilson is quite another story, and they were political enemies and opponents. TR begged WW to let Teddy lead his Rough Riders on the battlefield during WW1. Wilson turned him down for political reasons.
TR was a patriot and hero. I am not replacing him in my pantheon with Glenn Beck.
Maybe. Or maybe instead we would lower our expectations, make excuses, and say the other guy would be even worse, as we did with Bush for 8 long, dreadful years.
A Hioney Bakekd ham sandwich? Oh, yum! A nd I haven’t had my breakfast yet! Let’s see, maybe I have some bacon.......
I dont trust anyone that is pimping for Climate Change, a total BS movement.
A Hioney Bakekd ham sandwich? Oh, yum! A nd I haven’t had my breakfast yet! Let’s see, maybe I have some bacon.......
Intellectually, your take is a baloney sandwich. But then, you're prolly a progressive.
Newt will seek out ways to work with you? WTF...Are you not reading anything the guy is saying? The guy is saying he doesnt believe anything you believe in but you think he’ll work with you?...like a battered wife saying this time i’ll believe he’ll stop...
“President Obama will give an economic speech in Osawatomie, Kan., Tuesday at a location the White House says it was very specific in picking and was meant to stir echoes of President Teddy Roosevelt.”
I just got done listening to the interview then I saw your post. Agree. Newt hung himself. Glenn did a great job with the interview.
Video of the interview via Drudge: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/beck-doesnt-hold-back-in-gingrich-interview-tough-questions-on-mandates-big-govt-and-global-warming/
When Glenn asked “Shouldn’t we be getting away from these government subsidies?” and Newt said (to paraphrase) “No we should replace them with something better and more expensive.” I too realized that I cannot support the guy against any other Republican other than Romney. Romney and Newt are near the bottom of my list. They have been and, while I was open to Newt for a while, still am.
My thought at the end of the interview is that the race isn’t between Romney and Newt. The race is between Newt and whoever is willing to stand up against big government. It could have been Pawlenty but he quit. It could have been Palin but she decided not to run. It’s a month out from the first vote and I still don’t know who that person is.
As will I. He is not perfect but he did boost the economy in the nineties with the help of the Reagan era. I will hold my nose for Newt and hope for the best. It all depends on who he surrounds himself with.