Skip to comments.Video of Newt Bashing Reagan Bogus
Posted on 01/26/2012 12:23:56 PM PST by Jay777
Thanks to Dan Riehl for this.
Theres a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run. As I suspected, its edited to give a false impression. What you dont see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you cant watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm its the same segment. Its the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasnt bashing Reagan at all.
See Video here...go viral.
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Rush played that on his radio show today.
Are you suggesting there is deception going on? I’m shocked!
A caller tried to explain that to Rush today, but Rush was having nothing to do with it.
“builds on Reaganism but beyond Reaganism”
I heard a little bit of what Rush said, he seemed to present it as factual.
To put it mildly—what you hear on Limbaugh’s show these days is not certain to be accurate.
The part debunking it or the part where he supposedly bashes Reagan?
Drudge will surely run a retraction...
I listened to a few minutes of Rush today. He started with “The attacks on the Republican candidates are horrible.” He continued with “Newt is horrible.” I thought he was going to turn the “Newt is horrible” into a commentary about the attacks in general, but I was wrong. His point was “Newt is horrible”. The dissonance was palpable. I thought it was a parody, but the punch line never came.
So Limbaugh presented the chopped version as fake but accurate? Or simply accurate?
Can we get this viral?
No, he said he was made aware of Riehl’s post on this and that he was having Cookie evaluate it.
I won’t agree to be led by these lying swine. Obama’s at least winning points on honesty.
Posters will do what they can. It’s also possible that Jim can tack it up on FR as he has done with other stuff. You might try asking him in FReepmail.
Thanks for the info.
Yea but it did not stop those RINO’s shrilling for their establishment boy this morning on here and all over talk radio and Drudge and yes YOU FOX.
We have to get the message out and we cannot let these establishment types win and force out the base. This RINO has now said he will not overturn obamacare WTH.
This is a white obama and I’ve just had one pster say to me she won’t vote for Newt because it seems weird why all the talking heads are against him
Another poster said that those friends or family down in FL will vote for Rick even though he will drop out soon.
I swear I only thought the left had sheep and trusted this MSM.
yes but it will not stop those groupies who listen to talk radio on some of these talk shows to still treat the host like a messiah and then believe what they say as fact.
Rush is lazy. He should know better, instead of running with this. He has a memory too assume, like I do. TEll mr. Rush that his buddy in TExas is disappointed. He will know who it is. I supported him with money and time in the early years, back when he did his homework. How embarrassing.
is there a way do you know that Jim could send out freepmail to all on here in one go and let them know that the MSM, FOX, Drudge and most of talk radio have been lying, attacking and editing for the establishment?
It was disgusting on here earlier when posters were just repeating the lies and attacks from FOX and Drudge
I’d have thought freepers were not as naive.
Rush is really pissing me off. He tries to convince me he is not bias to any of the Republican candidates but he is.
My take on this is that Newt is saying H. W. Bush should run on new ideas and not just say "everything's fine, so let's just re-elect me on that." In other words, don't sit on your ass now that we've got this ball rolling.
I hope that Newt has a good answer to this tonight b/c he'll be asked/attacked on it.
Newt has a lot of Establishment bull to shoot at tonight during the debate.
Newt makes it very clear in the video he wanted to build on Reaganism, but go beyond Reaganism!
The lies Mitt is willing to tell with the help of Drudge and others knows no bounds.
The GOP Elitists that pushed the “Newt Bashed Reagan” meme, have just signed the death warrant for the GOP.
Newt needs a “I paid for this microphone” moment tonight.
the attacks against Newt from the establishment has now made me never to vote for Romney ever , I’ve had it.
What is just as worse is that some republicans , even on here are actually thinking that the lies and attacks are true.
Talk radio, Coulter, Rove, Hume, Hannity, FOX especially have all been lying and just because they are running attacks against Newt constantly does not mean that republicans should just accept it
Probably not. However he does tack important things at the top of FR and posters still ignore them. lol
But if you want some Snapple or overpriced3 tea, he's your go-to shamwow.
LOL First time I laughed today.
It seems many still cannot grasp a simple thing as this is a conservative website, don’t come on here pushing your liberal abortion, elitist, homosexual agenda, keep obamacare, more gun laws establishment Romney.
Rush actually said today what this article is saying, that the video was edited selectively.
Nope. Just as many sheep on the right as on the left. That's how the government managed to get so bloated in the first place, and now the sheep think bloated government is the proper and natural order of things.
I am at the 43:00 mark. That quote was at around 9:18 in. Newt is NOT bashing Reagan at all. I am astounded that Rush took Cookie's? opinion that it wasn't taken out of context.
Newt was mainly talking about the general character of people naturally wanting "new and improved." He was not at all attacking Reagan in any way.
I am halfway into this video and I have yet to see where Newt has attacked Reagan at all. It is sickening that Drudge is pushing this distortion.
you raise a very good point
Newt did welfare reform, and wants people to not depend on Govt.
establishment and Romney want their power, money and corruption but they also want people to depend on Govt to give them that power.
The establishment knows that Newt will go after welfare like last time and he will call out the left like last time and heaven forbid the GOP pick a fight and rock the boat with the left.
This is all about keeping the status quo and they know they have to stop us form having our boy win s they are going all out behind the scenes to take out Newt.
Rush is friends with the 'Establishment', and he likes partying with them as much as anybody. I really wish when Rush starts with his excuse making of why the 'rich' help promote and fund liberalism he would name names about who these 'rich' are. I do not care how much $$$$ old Warren has because he is on the path to be commiserating with the 'rich' man feeling the heat as he sees Lazarus in the bosom of Abraham, when he returns to the Maker. NOT one plug nickle these 'rich' liberals have accumulated is going home with them.
The establishment has not been invited tot he white house cocktail parties for some time now and so they are all pushing the RINO thinking that the country is like the north east/beltway.
They got to these fancy elitist cross dressing homosexual parties, meet other establishment elitists and they all defend each other.
I’m fed up with most of talk radio, Drudge, Coulter, Hannity, Rove, Perino, Bush’s, Hume, etc, they are all clinging onto their power and we all get screwed but sadly we still have folks out there which go with what ever they are told and will never wake up because their master on the radio, on TV told them that.
Rush said Newt lied about the “presenting friends to ABC” comment made at last week’s debate. Anything on that?
I really wish people would quit tossing the “establishment” term around.
That was the same term liberal hippies used in the 1960s as they started this country on the march toward socialism.
Instead of making this about cabals and a super secret “establishment” utilize reason to demonstrate why the politics and ideology of the “establishment” is wrong. Let conservatism speak for itself. There is no need to mask it in a pseudo-conspiratorial rhetoric.
Everytime I hear the word “establishment” I think of either a wild eyed hippie or a wild eyed tin-foil hatter. I think the general public probably feels the same way.
>> “I really wish people would quit tossing the establishment term around.
That was the same term liberal hippies used in the 1960s as they started this country on the march toward socialism.” <<
Who do you think the establishment is?
The Global Socialists.
Time to wake up Mr. Van Winkle.
well you might have noticed but the word establishment has been used for years on here and even though you have not been on that long here I’m sure you have noticed that right?
As for the establishment, well Romney and co are the establishment it is the elitist establishment and they are out to keep their power, money and corruption and looking forward to being invited to their cocktail parties . The likes of Hannity ,Coulter, Rove, Hume , Perino etc can’;t wait to get back in there.
You see us silly little conservatives are not supposed to run and vote against the establishment guy we are supposed to shut up and vote as they say how but they see their time coming to an end and that is why they will send their trolls on here, get their talking heads on TV and promise some of talk radio invitations etc once they get power.
Drudge is not very popular today on Twitter
LOL, Just said the same but in different words
Oh the establishment, Perino, Rove hate that word being out there but they can’;t fool all of us anymore., many of us see their elitist views and how they crap on us and they see that some of us have had enough.
The lies are being exposed, and the liars are feeling the heat!
GREAT WORK FREEPERS!
Cant’; get on twitter , is there any chance you could past some comments please.
GREAT NEWS FREEPERS, FIGHT THE ESTABLISHMENT ROMNEY , CALL FOX, DRUDGE, TALK RADIO OUT FOR THEIR BIAS
sorry meant to say paste some comments please.
The Republicans supporting Romney, do so because they believe he can beat Obama, not because of some "establishment conspiracy".
You have no idea what you're talking about.
There’s way too many to copy but here’s a few from the top... (each space = new tweet from different tweeterer)
Yes, it appears @DRUDGE is RT @ericjodom: Is Matt Drudge waging a personal political war against Newt Gingrich?
Boycott @Drudge & Drudgereport.com unless you are a diehard Romney supporter! Why? Look at his page, non-stop Newt attacks! #TCOT
Can’t even stand to look at @Drudge_Report any more. Wouldn’t mind if it was equal among candidates. War on Newt is ridiculous @DRUDGE #tcot
@Drudge has abandoned his website, now en route to the Indian Tranny Competition
Moderate Mitt says: Man, have you guys seen Drudge Report lately? Thanks for overlooking my liberalism, @Drudge!
@Drudge attacks @NewtGingrich. @Politico celebrates it. That’s all you need to know.
So @Drudge...when are you gonna post the video of Nancy Reagan stating Reagan passed the torch to Newt?
Palin To FL Voters: Vote 4 The Candidate The Media Attacks! Thanks @Drudge @FoxNews @cnn @miamiherald VOTE NEWT!
Boy oh boy Matt Drudge if @DRUDGE report must be rooting for Romney.. I mean EVERY & ANY attack on #NewtGingrich is on his sight #TCOT
Recommending all conservatives unfollow @Drudge @drudge_report @drudgebuzz - see my last tweet for reason why
Is Rush Limbaugh finally turning on his buddy @Drudge?
I LOST ALL RESPECT FOR DRUDGE TODAY! @drudge
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