Skip to comments.Democrats Blast Newt Gingrich in First Video Ad as ‘Original Tea Partier’
Posted on 12/11/2011 11:43:15 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
For the first time in the presidential primary campaign, Democrats are turning their web video and rapid response email attack machine on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Just hours after the ABC News presidential debate in Iowa Saturday, the Democratic National Committee blasted the GOP front-runner in a 90-second ad, labeling him the original Tea Partier.
You can view the video HERE.
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I can't even decide to "Like" or "Dislike" the video on YouTube - LoL!
As of the last Rasmussen poll, 44% of likely voters have a favorable view of the Tea Party. Seems to me it is incredibly stupid to attack a group that large.
And to crown Gingrich “the original” hands him the keys to all these people.
Wait’ll Republicans release their video calling Obama the original Wall Street Occupier.
That makes me more likely to support him! I still have my doubts, but if the DNC doesn't like him, hey, how bad can he be?
Democrats Blast Newt Gingrich in First Video Ad as Original Tea PartierThis is supposed to hurt Gingrich somehow?
Good response! :-)
I can only assume this is the initial step in some deceitful strategy that will unfold over time. Or, the DNC is so far out of touch they actually think these things are negatives.
I believe most independents or impartial people who see this will say, "Yeah, makes sense to me." Because they picked quotes that make empirical real world sense, and most people live in the real world.
The Democrats have spent a lot of time and money over the last two years destroying the Tea-Party “Brand”.
The Mainstream media pimps the mindless “99%!” bullsh***, while calling anyone associated with the Tea Party archaic, out-of-touch, bigotted, A RACIST, yada, yada.
We have to take control of the narrative, or the narrative is going to eat us ALIVE.
The Democrats are ATTACKING Newt for being the first Tea Partier?? Dems should be smarter than that. Hell, that’s the equivalent of presenting Gingrich with a badge of honor, you dumbass Democrats!!! Not exactly in tune with the folks, are you!
It’s like throwing Brer Rabbit into the briar patch.
I wish he were.
All it missing is the “I’m Newt Gingrich and I approved this ad”.
Crazy. Why would they do this?
I didn’t know Newt was that old. Original Tea party was about 1773?
Would the DNC sue the RNC if they were to use the ad?
I wouldn't bet $10,000 on it happening!
I cannot believe what I am looking at. Newt Gingrich is the perfect example of everything the Tea Party was founded to fight AGAINST — big bank bailouts, insider influence peddling, big centralized Federal government. And now, he’s supposed to be the “Tea Party hero” — and you are all agreeing? God Help Us!
This is a little unsettling as it is BEFORE the primaries.
Perhaps I should wear a tin hat, but could the Demoncrats be using this to support Gingritch knowing that Republicans support the TEA party?? A clever way to influence, perhaps, the primaries and select a candidate they prefer.
/End tin foil
Sounds like they’re endorsing Gingrich to me?
We should snag it and run it ourselves! Hey, if everything in this ad is true, he’s got my vote!
Not all. Some are as badly misinformed as you.
Sorry to disagree with you, but I was around back when Old Newt had the Dem’s running scared. They used their media hacks to destroy what was started with the Contract with America, and also Newt personnaly. I’m going to have to agree with Berlin_Freeper on this one.
Really? Please show me where any of Newt's philosophies are in line with the yellow portion of this diagram.
And I don't disagree that Newt had the Dems running scared either, because I was around back then too. But that doesn't make Newt "a Tea Partyer", let alone "The First Tea Partyer". Newt is old DC Republican establishment, business as usual, my R team/their D team -- neither of which is the team of the American people. He made $1.6M peddling his Congressional influence to Freddie Mac -- who was then bailed out by us taxpayers. Sorry but that kind of selling to government may be legal, but it doesn't commend him in my book.
I have what may seem to be a silly question but I am going to ask it anyway:
"Does anyone here really think that Newt Gingrich is a good man?"
Alexis de Tocqueville, French 19th Century Historian once said: "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great."
Does Newt Gingrich really represent who we are and who we want to be as a country? Can you honestly look at this guy and say, "Yes. Newt is good. Newt is America. He represents who we are!" Because, from my perspective, if Newt really is "us", then we aren't much good anymore at all.
That is really dumb and desperate of you.
How about you go visit his webpage?
You got some nerve talking down Newt as a bad man.
You are the Jerk who sides with terrorists.
I thought this was a new commercial for the Gingrich campaign. I was surprised to see the DNC paid for it. Of course, no one ever accused Debbie Blabbermouth of being a genius.
You are a deranged person who has said that American Terrorists conducting war against the US should not be targeted.
Newt is 100% more Conservative than you are. You are a Liberaltarian. Do you think a Lib like you can give the measure of a man who has great accomplishments like Newt Gingrich?
You better go buy a clue.
When Ronald Reagan was in office, we looked to him and said, "Yes, Ronald Reagan is America. He is us!" Can you honestly do that with Newt? Because I can't.
I've even thought past the election, shaking my head imagining First Lady Callista -- the homewrecker -- do you really think that she can ever shake that one off, because I don't.
Who the hell do you think you speak for?
You are no Ronald Reagan that is for damn sure.
And I am no Newt Gingrich because he has done far better things than I could hope to get accomplished.
Seriously who the Hell do you think YOU are?
Democrats and MSM will go after Newt the way they went after Cain. Newt has too much baggage. More than a few women probably will not be happy with Calista in the White House.
"I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not to pass laws, but to repeal them. It is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents' "interests," I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can."
Where do you see Newt Gingrich here? Or are you telling me that Barry Goldwater was not "a Conservative"?
A voter who thinks, and who speaks before this nomination because once we've got our guy, we are stuck with him against Obama.
And I have still yet to hear you say, "I think Newt is a good man because.. or he represents who we are because..." "Accomplished" means what? He worked and made money -- good for him, but what does that do for us? Is he a role model for your kids? Is he someone that we respect and trust?
And you've still never answered what about him is supposed to be "a Tea Partyer" based on that chart.
Answer this question - Are you a Libertarian?
I did say Newt is a good man, I said more than that, I said Newt is a better man than I am and we will do well to have him as President.
Are you sick in the head or what?
I want Newt for President but he is not a good man?
I believe everything that Barry Goldwater said right there, so you pick the title for it.
(Perry Christmas & Happy Newt Year!)
LOL Yes you are.
You won’t deny it but you won’t say it either. Because you and I both know you go far off the reservation.
Does deceitful make you a good person?
The only way Newt/Rick would work is if Gingrich promised to have an aneurysm in ‘13 AND Paul Ryan was Speaker of the House.
It a tagline dude.
Tis the season to be Jolly?
Oh you believe in Barry Goldwater right there?
Well so does Newt gingrich.
Of course I have to deall with a computer glitch when you are spouting a bunch of bull about Newt not being a good man.
here is a cheap copy and paste job for you from wikipedia. I got no more time for you.
A central pledge of President Clinton’s campaign was to reform the welfare system, adding changes such as work requirements for recipients. However, by 1994, the Clinton Administration appeared to be more concerned with universal health care and no details or a plan had emerged on welfare reform. Gingrich accused the President of stalling on welfare, and proclaimed that Congress could pass a welfare reform bill in as little as ninety days. Gingrich insisted that the Republican Party would continue to apply political pressure to the President to approve welfare legislation.
In 1996, after constructing two welfare reform bills that were vetoed by President Clinton, Gingrich and his supporters pushed for passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation 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 to 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.
Gingrich negotiated with President Clinton by offering accurate information about his party’s vote counts and by persuading conservative Republicans to vote for it. The bill was signed into law on August 22, 1996.
In his 1998 book Lessons Learned the Hard Way, Gingrich encouraged volunteerism and spiritual renewal, placing more importance on families, creating tax incentives and reducing regulations for businesses in poor neighborhoods, and increasing property ownership by low-income families. Gingrich praised Habitat for Humanity for sparking the movement to improve people’s lives by helping them build their own homes.
Balancing the federal budget
A key aspect of the Contract with America was the promise of a balanced federal budget. After the end of the government shutdown, Gingrich and other Republican leaders acknowledged that Congress would not be able to draft a balanced budget in 1996. Instead, they opted to approve some small reductions that were already approved by the White House and to wait until the election season.
By May 1997, Republican congressional leaders reached a compromise with the Democrats and President Clinton on the federal budget. The agreement called for a federal spending plan designed to reduce the federal deficit and achieve a balanced budget by 2002. 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.
President Clinton signed the budget legislation in August 1997. At the signing, Gingrich gave credit to ordinary Americans stating, “It was their political will that brought the two parties together.”
In early 1998, with the economy performing better than expected, increased tax revenues helped reduce the federal budget deficit to below $25 billion. Gingrich then called upon President Clinton to submit a balanced budget for 1999three years ahead of schedulewhich Clinton did, making it the first time the federal budget had been balanced since 1969.
Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997
In 1997 President Clinton signed into effect the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, which included the largest capital gains tax cut in U.S. history. Under the act, the profits on the sale of a personal residence ($500,000 for married couples, $250,000 for singles) were exempted if lived in for at least 2 years over the last 5. (This had previously been limited to a $125,000 once-in-a-lifetime exemption for those over 55.) There were also reductions in a number of other taxes on investment gains. Additionally, the act raised the value of inherited estates and gifts that could be sheltered from taxation. Gingrich has been credited with creating the agenda for the reduction in capital gains tax, especially in the “Contract with America”, which set out to balance the budget and implement decreases in estate and capital gains tax. Some Republicans felt that the compromise reached with Clinton on the budget and tax act was inadequate, however Gingrich has stated that the tax cuts were a significant accomplishment for the Republican Congress in the face of opposition from the Clinton administration.
Among the first pieces of legislation passed by the new Congress under Gingrich was the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, which subjected members of Congress to the same laws that apply to businesses and their employees, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. As a provision of the Contract with America, the law was symbolic of the new Republican majority’s goal to remove some of the entitlements enjoyed by Congress. The bill received near universal acceptance from the House and Senate and was signed into law on January 23, 1995.
I think that a lot people are so caught up in "Newt really show up Obama in the debates", "Oh, he's such a nasty little sucker, he'll show them Libs", that they don't even stop and think about what I just asked, "Is he a good man? Can we trust him? Is he really who we are a people?"
Because I guarantee you these are questions that voters are going to ask themselves before the presidential election. How do you think Obama got elected? He wasn't evaluated as a candidate for a job or for his policies; Obama was elected as "a symbol of America" -- "The American Dream that transcended race, came from nothing and made good" Unfortunately, America got the dangerous and useless man and not the symbol.
But Montgomery County PA with its Main Line contingent of limousine liberals is not representative of the entire country.
Here's the poll I referenced:
Also, 41% of voters say their views are closer to the Tea Party than Occupy Wall Street.
I understand the reasons you have for not liking Newt’s behaviors. However, he has asked for forgiveness, and while he may not have been perfect in how he responded at the beginning he admits it. I’m not one who can throw “the first stone,” and neither is anyone else. He on the other hand has been thouroughly vetted by that biased media ‘LSM’. Newt is the only candidate we currently have that can articulate the current issues and give well thought out responses, ie. - the non-palistinian peoples who are thugs and terrorists like their dead leader Arrafat (sp?).
I am very happy the dems are paying for ads for Newt. As I said in a prior post, Newt is already vetted. So this will give him more time and money to really establish his national political campaign.
The quote of “I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am doing the very best I can.” is something Newt could proclaim in today’s political environment; just as Barry Goldwater could say it, in his time. Their are many pictures of Newt and Reagan together and Newt’s being a Reaganite is well documented. PS be aware you are beginning to sound quite self righteous, I hope that is not your intent.
That is a disgusting thing to say. It might even reach a level of demented. Freedom of speech shouldn’t be used in the manner you employed, use your common sense for Pete’s sake.