Skip to comments.Gingrich: Limbaugh right to apologize for remarks (AP headline)
Posted on 03/04/2012 6:25:04 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says Rush Limbaugh was wrong to call a college student a "slut" and "prostitute" in the debate over contraception coverage, and was right to apologize for the comments.
Gingrich tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he's glad the conservative commentator issued the apology on Saturday and that it's time to move beyond the controversy.
Gingrich says it's "silly" to suggest that Limbaugh speaks for the GOP. Gingrich contends the media are "trying desperately to protect" President Barack Obama.
Torpedoed his impeachment? He was impeached. What witnesses do you need. He was screwing Monica. He lied about it. Witnesses were not needed. He was on tape. If this was a true situation than Newt himself would be bringing it up and using it against Santorum since he is using everything else to try and knock him out.
I noticed that he only apologised for his choice of words. I hope is only apologising for “prostitute” and not “slut.”
Monday 12-3PM est should be fun.
I can't argue with that logic. I just feel Newt and that combination would be historic.
Well being principled doesn’t make us the most popular on the playground. You guys are just in it as a fan club.
I haven’t listened to Rush in awhile and have not heard the exact quote. I will say it is a bit surprising to read of an apology which was announced on a Saturday night.
My gut is telling me to hold off before saying he folded too fast. I am 1/2 thinking there may be an apology ‘Part 2.’. If so it will be rather entertaining. The other option is this was a lawyer driven apology. His lawyers made him an offer he could not refuse.
No doubt. He owes the candidates air time to make their case for their candidacy, time they lost answering questions about him the last few days.
Hard to be hypocritical when you are always right.
Newt answered the question posed by Gregory correctly. AP, as the lib media will do, took that as the primary comment to highlight. If you read the Newsbusters' transcript you will see that:
Gotta agree with your ending comment:
The GOP has difficulty finding its posterior with both hands.
Newt always says too much, he makes great points then wonks them silly. Newt is the most intelligent guy in the public service arena, only a fool doubts that, but I often find myself screaming at the TV, stop Newt, you have said enough.
Remember how he ranted on the grandmothers and deportation, he didn't need to say anything on that issue but kept on going until his foot was firmly in his mouth.
As far as the impeachment goes, maybe you should hold the Chief Justice accountable, since he had no clue as to his responsibility.
Yes! The hosts were drooling with delight.
You misdirected your reply re that quote.
That was C. Edmund Wright who wrote it.
It wasnt even a congressional committee, just a press conference rigged to sound like a congressional hearing, people lapped it up.
The Dems may be stupid, but they are much better politicians than the conservatives. You know the ones that will never be loved, but they keep on kissing up in the hopes that they will be.
If that was all he said it would be great, but then he went on and on and on, which is a fault Newt has, he has so many words bottled up he has to use them.
That is just not true.
There has been a circular firing squad blasting away for some time, and to what end? It only helps Romney and by Proxy Obama, because Romney will not win, if it takes my vote.
I can support either Newt or Santorum, but if they are both all beat up who does that help. Like it or not some of the critics trash here showed up in the last debate. The stuff may have come up from another source, but this forum makes it easier.
That aside there are many Freepers that would make a better case in a debate based on facts, that seem to be unknown to any of the candidates.
Oh psyco you are too funny.
And he used them to attack the MSM and Obama. Newt skillfully redirected the interview back on THEM!
Could you explain a little more what you mean by this? I "think" I understand, but that's a good sign I probably don't.
Something like using the <blockquote> formatting tag, and various highlights or alternate fonts like <tt>, <b>, and setting fonts using the <font face="centaur"> command (Centaur, Book Antiqua, Bookman Old Style, Arial, Arial Narrow, Lydian, are all good quoting fonts to use. The off switch for all the above is simply </font>.)
Thanks in advance.
Post 129 and 141 sum it up....
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