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  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • Gingrich: High Court Obamacare Decision 'Devastating to President'

    11/07/2014 4:47:15 PM PST · by xzins · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Nov 2014 | Sean Piccoli
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tells Newsmax TV that a Supreme Court decision on Friday to hear another legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act is "devastating to the president." "I have no ability to judge what the Supreme Court will do," Gingrich said, noting that Chief Justice John Roberts once cast the deciding vote to uphold President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul. But Gingrich said the new challenge is based on making the Affordable Care Act comply with the actual text of the statute that Congress passed and that Obama signed — and Gingrich said that in this...
  • Washington Redskins hold press conference to reveal their name change

    09/29/2014 6:09:46 PM PDT · by yorkie · 74 replies
    Unknown ^ | 9/29/14
    Today, the owner of the Washington Redskins, Dan Snyder, announced that the team has agreed unanimously to change their name, after receiving so much national controversy. This, from Mr. Snyder: "Today, we made the decision to agree to change the name of our team. Instead of "Washington Redskins", we will now be legally known as "REDSKINS". (We removed the name 'Washington', as it was too embarassing.)"
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-26 : Reflections on the Contract with America – 20 Years Later

    09/27/2014 4:47:08 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 7 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-26 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 26, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Reflections on the Contract with America – 20 Years Later ===================================================== On Wednesday I had the privilege of meeting with S. Ganbaatar, a member of the Mongolian Parliament. When he entered the room, Ganbaatar walked up excitedly to examine a framed document that has hung for years in my offices. The document is a list of commitments to the people, signed by dozens of candidates for public office who promised to vote on a specific policy agenda if they were elected to office. It's framed alongside a picture of the candidates who signed...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-18 : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress

    09/18/2014 5:22:50 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 2 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich : NASA Commercial Crew Plan Is Scant Progress ===================================================== It didn't take a rocket scientist to predict that NASA's plan to pay Russia to launch American astronauts into orbit wasn't going to turn out well. Three years after NASA retired the space shuttle program, relations between the United States and Russia are worse than at any point since the end of the Cold War. Americans have reportedly been paying Russia $70 million a seat to send our astronauts to the International Space Station. That's three and a half times what the Russians charge private...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-12 : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech

    09/13/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 25 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-12 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 12, 2014 Newt Gingrich : The Five Strategic Failures in President Obama's ISIS Speech ===================================================== President Obama gave a pretty good speech Wednesday night. Pressured by the American people's overwhelming support for defeating ISIS, President Obama gave a speech his predecessor, President George W. Bush could have applauded. Many of President Obama's words were reassuring. He was dedicated to defeating ISIS. He would pursue anyone who threatened America. He was committed to a long, difficult campaign. Unfortunately for the President and the country, there were five major strategic flaws in his speech. These flaws are so profound that...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-09-10 : 10 Questions for Obama on ISIS

    09/10/2014 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 9 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-09-10 | Newt Gingrich
    . September 10, 2014 Newt Gingrich : 10 Questions for Obama on ISIS ===================================================== President Barack Obama has a remarkable opportunity Wednesday night. The American people have been awakened by the videotaped beheading of two U.S. journalists. Many Americans have also been deeply angered by the killing of Christians and other minorities by the Islamist radicals. Americans increasingly realize that the entire movement of radical Islamism, from Boko Haram in Nigeria through Hamas in Gaza to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is dangerous to Americans and to our civilization. Americans know that 13 years of effort under two...
  • Newt Gingrich: ‘Turn the Pentagon Into a Triangle’

    07/25/2014 7:10:34 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Natalie Johnson
    Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that he would like to “turn the Pentagon into a triangle.” “I always tell people I’m a hawk,” Gingrich said. “But I’m a cheap hawk.” Gingrich honored the 20th anniversary of his “Contract with America” by pointing conservatives back to a key point in his Republican blueprint, arguing that federal bureaucracy cannot simply be “fixed” but must be overhauled and replaced. The Pentagon, Gingrich stressed, must be included in this overhaul.
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-23 : Obama’s Attack on Israel

    07/24/2014 5:18:11 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 20 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-23 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 23, 2014 Newt Gingrich : Obama’s Attack on Israel ===================================================== "The success of Hamas in closing Israeli airspace is a great victory for the resistance, and is the crown of Israel’s failure,” a Hamas spokesman said today. When Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, the United States became the first country in the world to recognize the Jewish state, just 11 minutes later. That recognition, however, came after one of the greatest foreign policy disputes in American history—a fight in which Secretary of State George C. Marshall told President Truman that “if the President were to [recognize...
  • Newt Gingrich says this is the single most ‘damaging thing the Bush family has done to politics’

    07/23/2014 6:56:28 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 14 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 7/23/2014 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Halper believes that the Clintons’ effort to in effect keep their friends close while turning enemies into friends has been a masterful and hugely overlooked part of the rebuilding of their machine: "What has been little understood in the past decade, from 2001 to the present, is how successfully the Clintons undertook a systematic, comprehensive, and sustained effort to win over leaders in the GOP, especially figures who were once the biggest critics. In return, both Clintons were able to develop a bipartisan, statesmanlike image that had eluded them through eight years in the White House."
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-07-09 : President Obama's Border Absurdity

    07/09/2014 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-07-09 | Newt Gingrich
    . July 7, 2014 Newt Gingrich : President Obama's Border Absurdity ===================================================== President Barack Obama is in Texas today. Texas is the center of the current crisis at the border. From Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, thousands upon thousands of children are pouring into the United States. This flood of foreign children is not a problem of border security. They are not sneaking across the border illegally. Under the Feinstein Amendment of 2008, unaccompanied minors from these countries can present themselves at a legal border crossing, claim to be political refugees and seek asylum. The argument on the left is...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-27 : Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy

    06/27/2014 3:34:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-27 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 27, 2014 Newt Gingrich Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy The flood of children coming to the United States is a much worse and more alarming story than you might imagine. This disaster is a direct result of deliberate Obama administration policy that encourages illegal immigration. In August 2012 the administration announced, basically, that it would not deport most children who come to the United States illegally. By any reasonable standard, the Obama policy is insane and the results were predictable. This is a humanitarian crisis that the President himself created. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-22 : Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones

    06/22/2014 6:58:26 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 13 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-22 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 22, 2014 Newt Gingrich Bureaucrats Should Keep Their Hands Off Our Smartphones Does a week go by without news of federal bureaucrats outrageously extending their tentacles of authority over more of society? Earlier this month it was the EPA, announcing its plan to introduce on its own the carbon dioxide limits that Congress specifically rejected. Then it was the FDA, insinuating itself into the centuries-old process of aging cheese. Last week it was the IRS trying to shed at last the inconvenience of congressional oversight. Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is claiming sweeping authority over our...
  • Kanye West Disses Barack Obama: ‘You Can’t Effect Change’

    06/20/2014 1:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Root ^ | June 20 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The rapper still has a bone to pick with the president.Kanye West can probably forget about being invited to the White House anytime soon. During an interview with Power 106 FM in Los Angeles, West was asked what he thought about the president and had a few unkind words. He replied, “You can’t effect change from inside the White House like that ... you gotta have the money.” SNIP According to the Daily Mail, West continued his rant, actually contradicting himself: “Good ideas usually aren’t connected to money as much ... Creativity and extreme genius are extremely cheap.” If you...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-18 : The IRS Scandal Just Got Much Worse

    06/18/2014 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 53 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-18 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 18, 2014 Newt Gingrich We are watching the most significant crisis of constitutional order since Watergate, the last time an administration broke the law deliberately and repeatedly. And none of the current cases look more Nixonian than what has been happening at the IRS. Thirteen months ago, President Obama stood before the American people, acknowledged that the IRS had “improperly screened conservative groups,” and promised to get to the bottom of the matter and to “hold the responsible parties accountable.” “It’s inexcusable,” he said, “and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about...
  • GINGRICH: OBAMA DIDN'T NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORIST -- HE SURRENDERED TO THEM (VIDEO)

    06/05/2014 1:06:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jun 2014
    Wednesday on CNN's "Crossfire," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said the prisoner exchange of five top Taliban terrorist for the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not an example of President Barack Obama negotiation with the terrorist but instead the president surrendered to the Taliban saying "this deal is a totally surrender to the terrorist." To prove his point Gingrich showed the videos released by the Taliban showing the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and the greeting of the terrorist in Qatar. Co-host and former deputy campaign manager for Obama, Stephanie Cutter dismissed the...
  • Gingrich: Hillary Clinton's Boko Haram problem

    05/09/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Newt Gingrich
    Hillary Clinton's leadership as secretary of state regarding the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram could become at least as serious an issue as her decisions surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Much of the attention Thursday was on the announcement that the House will create a select committee to investigate Benghazi, but the same day, Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin revealed details about her time as secretary of state that raise significant questions about her broader record on issues of terrorism. Rogin reported that from 2011 through early 2013, the Clinton State Department repeatedly rejected efforts to...
  • Gingrich Calls Sebelius, Obamacare Insiders ‘Nut-Cake Ideologues’

    04/12/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4-12-14 | Dave Urbanski
    The former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate calls Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other Democrats “are nut-cake ideologues” and less than competent. Gingrich is among the prominent Republicans appearing Saturday at a GOP Freedom Summit in Manchester, N.H., the Associated Press noted. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — are headlining the conference hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity. Gingrich and other speakers attacked the health law — a central piece of the GOP’s strategy...
  • Gingrich says Mozilla ousting just the 'most open, blatant example of the new fascism'

    04/07/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 50 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 7, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    Newt Gingrich laid it out perfectly on Sunday. The forced ouster of Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich this week was a sign of the "new fascism" of liberalism that's sweeping American life. "People need to realize, if you're a young faculty member, in a lot of places if you're a young member of a news department and you have the wrong views – meaning conservative – you have no career," Gingrich said on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." "This is just the most open and blatant example of the new fascism, which says, 'if you don't agree with us...
  • Gingrich: As soon as 2016 is about substance, Hillary starts losing support, literally, overnight

    03/23/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 23,2014 | Newt Gingrich
    NEWT GINGRICH: First lady, Senator, Secretary Clinton is very famous for being famous and as long as she can continue to be famous, she will be famous. Now, you're in the middle of a mess in Russia, her reset, which by the way was mistranslated and actually said in Russian overcharge and had apparently been taken from a jacuzzi or a swimming pool from a Geneva hotel. The reset -- the fact is as Secretary of State, she reset our relationship with Russia so well that you currently have the occupation of Crimea and the potential occupation of Ukraine. So,...
  • Netanyahu 'to demand release of spy in return for peace talks concessions'

    12/30/2013 8:55:31 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 24, 2013 | Matthew Kalman
    Israeli PM will demand release of Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying for Israel against US in 1987, reports say. The Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu will link the release of former US naval intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard, convicted of spying against the US for Israel, to progress in the US-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. The reports said Netanyahu would either demand Pollard's release when Israel signed a framework agreement, or as part of a prisoner exchange involving Arab citizens of Israel held for terrorist offences, who have always been excluded from previous agreements. Netanyahu's...
  • Duck Dynasty star ‘sounds like Pope Francis’: Newt joins conservative army backing Phil Robertson

    12/20/2013 7:44:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The National Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | Staff
    CNN pundit and former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich joined the growing chorus of supporters for suspended Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on Thursday, comparing the duck-call mogul to Pope Francis on his show, Crossfire. Robertson was suspended from the show by A&E after making anti-gay remarks to GQ magazine – but according to Gingrich, the comments were nothing short of “remarkable.” “Ironically, if you read the whole interview, not just take one section, he talks very specifically about loving everybody,” Gingrich, a former Republican presidential candidate, said on Crossfire. “He talks very specifically about not being judgmental toward...
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....
  • Newt Gingrich Surprised by Conservative 'Hostility' Against Honoring Nelson Mandela

    12/09/2013 2:05:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said he is surprised at the "hostility and vehemence" that some conservatives have in reaction to a statement he made honoring the late Nelson Mandela. "Yesterday I issued a heartfelt and personal statement about the passing of President Nelson Mandela. I said that his family and his country would be in my prayers and Callista's prayers," Gingrich wrote on Friday. "I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure. So let me say to those conservatives...
  • Newt Gingrich: What Would You Have Done? Nelson Mandela and American Conservatives

    12/07/2013 2:16:29 PM PST · by EveningStar · 147 replies
    Gingrich Productions ^ | December 6, 2013 | Newt Gingrich
    Yesterday I issued a heartfelt and personal statement about the passing of President Nelson Mandela. I said that his family and his country would be in my prayers and Callista’s prayers. I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure. So let me say to those conservatives who don’t want to honor Nelson Mandela, what would you have done? Mandela was faced with a vicious apartheid regime that eliminated all rights for blacks and gave them no hope for the future. This was...
  • Those Who Can't, Govern [Mark Steyn]

    12/05/2013 1:12:07 AM PST · by ri4dc · 31 replies
    For much of last year, a standard trope of President Obama's speechwriters was that there were certain things only government could do. "That's how we built this country — together," he declared. "We constructed railroads and highways, the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge. We did those things together." As some of us pointed out, for the cost of Obama's 2009 stimulus bill alone, you could have built 1,567 Golden Gate Bridges ... [snip] For the last half-century, Obama has simply had to be. Just being Obama was enough to waft him onwards and upwards: He was the Harvard...
  • Obamacare's self-inflicted wound (Newt)

    11/21/2013 1:48:24 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/21/2013 | Newt Gingrich
    The latest wound is largely self-inflicted. Medicaid and the new Obamacare exchanges are competing for the same young and healthy customers that Obamacare needs to survive -- and Medicaid's winning. President Obama and the entire Democratic Party have nobody else but themselves to blame. In its hubris, the Democratic Party members assured the country again and again in 2009 and 2010 that it knew enough to be able to forcibly reorganize one-sixth of the American economy without causing millions to lose their current health insurance coverage, without triggering skyrocketing costs and without causing a host of terrible unintended consequences. The...
  • The Obama Machine Breaks Down [Newt Grigrich]

    11/13/2013 8:12:49 PM PST · by upchuck · 40 replies
    email | Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | Newt Gringrich
    This Friday, November 15, may be a major turning point for the Obama Presidency. On Friday there will be a key vote on Chairman Fred Upton's bill, the Keep You Health Plan Act. It’s beginning to look as though a large number of House Democrats are going to break with the President and vote for the Upton bill. Ominously for the President, the House Democrat rebellion is matched by an even more visible desertion among Senate Democrats. When Senator Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat, lost her ten-point advantage for reelection since the Obamacare website failed, she had a clear...
  • Flashback: Newt Gingrich on reining in Court Power

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLQebqVQKcc The Senate, by not passing a budget, and by saying fund all or nothing, has taken away the House's power of the purse to defund courts or an other agency that goes beyond its power. If the House impeaches a judge, the current senate would neither try nor convict and remove from office. If the House abolished a court, or limited its jurisdiction, that law would never get through the senate. Every means by which the people can rein in a courts power would be halted by the US Senate and then by former Senator Barack Obama. Therefore, we...
  • Obamacare: Does Buying Health Insurance Make Sense for You?

    11/02/2013 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2013 | Political Calculations
    et's suppose for a moment that you actually could buy health insurance through Obamacare's state and federal government-run exchanges. How high would your health care expenses have to be to really justify buying that kind of insurance? Previously, when we asked if you even need health insurance, we identified a number of situations where having health insurance would be most beneficial to you (Sean Parnell adds to that discussion here). All the scenarios came down to one basic reality: buying health insurance is most worth doing when you can reasonably expect to have high health care expenses in the next...
  • Gingrich strikes back at Ann Coulter’s scathing ‘shyster’ comments

    10/21/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 10/20/13 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich fired back at conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter for remarks she made about him on “Hannity” Monday. -snip- “That’s kind of weird. I helped lead us to the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years. I helped develop with Bill Clinton the first four – the only four – balanced budgets in her lifetime. We helped pass welfare reform. I would’ve thought all those would have counted against the number of books she’s sold. But, you know, people have got to go out and say something to sell books and she’s...
  • ‘Disgusting’: Government at work! Newt Gingrich posts ludicrous shutdown pic

    10/02/2013 12:08:34 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 58 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/02/2013 | Twitchy
    Former Speaker and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took to Twitter to blast the Obama administration for its absurd shutdown actions. "DC Tourists frustrated by shutdown Smithsonian should visit Mount Vernon. Ladies of Mount Vernon have NEVER taken govt money. Still open" Gingrich and wife had paid a visit to Mount Vernon. And he noticed a little something on the bus turnaround. "The tour bus turnaround at Mount Vernon closed by Park Police. Zero maintenance required." A response from a lib: "Zero maintenance. However, if someone gets lost in there, a staff would be required. Are you really that damn...
  • Newt Gingrich: Republicans, don't cave on shutdown

    09/30/2013 3:19:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/30/13 | Newt Gingrich
    (CNN) -- The worst possible outcome for the country from the impasse over the continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown would be for House Republicans to cave. This is a pivotal conflict that will define the relationship between Congress and the executive branch for the next three years. The country will be much better off if Congress does not abdicate its constitutional role and if the president cannot ignore that role. When President Barack Obama is willing to negotiate with Russian, Syrian and Iranian leaders but unwilling to negotiate with the U.S. House of Representatives, it is time...
  • Gingrich: Obama 'following from behind'

    09/15/2013 7:35:16 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    politico.com ^ | September 15, 2013 | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday blasted President Barack Obama's diplomatic strategy with Russia President Vladimir Putin regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons, saying Obama is now "following from behind." "You have Putin playing chess and Obama playing, frankly, a very lucky game of tic-tac-toe," Gingrich said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Putin stepped in to maximize Russian influence in the Middle East. That is a strategically defeat for the United States." "We are now relying on the Russians," said Gingrich, now a host of CNN's 'Crossfire." We're now following from behind -- not leading from behind....
  • Gingrich Urges 'No' Vote on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:59:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 42 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9-3-13
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich urged Congress Tuesday to "vote no" on a military strike against Syria and instead begin debate on what he described as even bigger strategic challenges for the United States and the world. "The most powerful nation in the world does not need a three- or four-week debate about a limited, symbolic, tactical use of power," the Georgia Republican wrote Tuesday in an opinion piece for CNN, as he urged Congress to "vote no on a meaningless public relations use of military force against [Syrian President Bashar Assad]. "What we do need are three debates about...
  • Greenfield: George Zimmerman Cures Cancer

    09/01/2013 6:07:27 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, August 31, 2013 George Zimmerman Cures Cancer Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog George Zimmerman, the Florida man at the center of the controversial Trayvon Martin case, claims to have cured cancer. The announcement was first made on Twitter by his brother Robert and was then followed by a demonstration of the new Zimmerman cure by the man formerly on trial for the shooting of a Florida teenager during which he demonstrated the cancer cure and introduced reporters to several former cancer patients cured by his method. Zimmerman, who claims to have come up with the...
  • Newt Gingrich: Stay out of Syrian Civil War

    08/27/2013 3:55:42 PM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/27/13 | Newt Gingrich
    News that the United States is considering a military strike on Syria in response to the Bashar al-Assad regime's suspected use of chemical weapons suggests we could soon see an American bombing campaign on the war-torn country. The atrocities that took place in Syria recently, such as those that have been taking place there for almost two years, are deplorable and inhuman. Before bombing Syria over the regime's latest crimes, however, we should stand back and ask, "And then what?"....
  • Gallup: Only 41% approve of ObamaCare

    08/22/2013 12:57:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm on August 22, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And almost a third of respondents still say they’re unfamiliar with ObamaCare, even as we approach T-minus one month for the individual exchanges.  Among those familiar with the Affordable Care Act, though, a majority disapproves, according to Gallup’s latest poll: Less than two months before the health insurance exchanges open nationwide, more Americans disapprove (49%) than approve (41%) of the Affordable Care Act. An additional 11% have no opinion. As this landmark legislation enters the next phase in its implementation process, it remains divisive. With the exception of a bounce likely caused by President Barack Obama’s re-election in November 2012,...
  • Mistreating Ben Bernanke, the Man Who Saved the Economy

    07/29/2013 7:05:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07/27/2013 | Mort Zuckerman
    George Santayana, and before him the 18th-century British philosopher-politician Edmund Burke, had history in mind in observing that those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Events five years ago hardly qualify as "history," yet the evidence is mounting that many supposedly well-informed people have forgotten what got the U.S. into—and out of—the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. How else to describe the common attitude toward the Federal Reserve and its chairman, Ben Bernanke? The Fed and Mr. Bernanke were instrumental in pulling the country—and ultimately the world economy—back from the abyss. Yet the heroic effort...
  • I BELONG TO THE STUPID PARTY

    08/19/2013 6:42:52 AM PDT · by shortstop · 84 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/17/13 | Bob Lonsberry
    I belong to the stupid party. I’m a Republican. We specialize in self-destruction. The latest example is the recent decision by the Republican National Committee to ban CNN and NBC from covering any debates during the next GOP presidential primaries. Somehow, in head-up-your-butt land, that makes sense. But out here, in the real world, it’s insane. And petty, and one more sign that the people running this party are, in scientific terms, frigging idiots. Here’s the story. Apparently there is this she-devil named Hillary Clinton who wants to run for president. She’s the one who said we didn’t need more...
  • Gingrich urges U.S. Republicans to move beyond Obama opposition

    08/15/2013 3:28:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:02pm EDT | Scott Malone
    Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich told a meeting of the Republican National Committee that his party needs to move beyond its image of steadfast opposition to President Barack Obama and convince voters its goal is to improve the country. “We have to get beyond being anti-Obama and we have to convince people you can have hope in America,” Gingrich said on Wednesday. “What we have to do, in a sense, is be a party of optimism and a party of hope and show actual cases of how it can work.” Speaking at a Boston hotel adjacent to where Republican...
  • Unclean at Any Speed, Electric cars don’t solve the automobile’s environmental problems

    07/02/2013 12:10:48 PM PDT · by thackney · 32 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | 30 Jun 2013 | Ozzie Zehner
    Last summer, California highway police pulled over pop star Justin Bieber as he sped through Los Angeles in an attempt to shake the paparazzi. He was driving a hybrid electric car—not just any hybrid, mind you, but a chrome-plated Fisker Karma, a US $100 000 plug-in hybrid sports sedan he’d received as an 18th-birthday gift from his manager, Scooter Braun, and fellow singer Usher. During an on-camera surprise presentation, Braun remarked, “We wanted to make sure, since you love cars, that when you are on the road you are always looking environmentally friendly, and we decided to get you a...
  • Newt: Obama Administration 'The Most Dishonest in American History' [Audio]

    06/08/2013 6:05:25 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 23 replies
    rightpundit ^ | 6/8/13 | gingrich
    'Much worse than Watergate' Newt says. The Obama Adm. "methodically, systematically say whatever they need to say to manipulate the American people... This is an administration that refuses to be honest about who our enemies are but they're gathering up huge amounts of data on innocent Americans"
  • Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans

    05/25/2013 9:38:22 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5/24/13 | William Jacobson
    had read headlines about this speech by Ted Cruz, but watching it finally was even better. As background, Sean Sullivan at WaPo’s The Fix points out our house is divided, Ted Cruz vs. John McCain: Welcome to the new normal in the Senate:Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) feuded this week. Then they feuded some more. It wasn’t the first time tensions between the longtime senator and the freshman tea party favorite flared up. And it’s a pretty safe bet that it won’t be the last. The dispute between McCain and his allies and Cruz and his...
  • Gingrich pounds IRS: ‘Administration won’t profile terrorists, but profiles patriots’

    05/13/2013 1:20:13 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 39 replies
    BizPac ^ | May 13, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
    Former House Speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made two points Monday on “Morning Joe” that Americans should hear and heed. Referring to the still developing IRS scandal involving its targeting of tea party-like, conservative political groups, Gingrich asked, “How can you put Obamacare under the Internal Revenue Service?” Gingrich said President Obama “has a huge problem because Obamacare relies very heavily on the IRS.” Although not in the segment of the video below, Politico reported Gingrich also said during the interview: Why would you trust the bureaucracy with your health if you can’t trust the bureaucracy with your politics?...
  • Never-Ending Newt

    04/05/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/5/2013 | Robert Costa
    Gingrich lost, but he hasn’t retired. After 69 years, Newt Gingrich is wealthy, a celebrity, and the owner of a tony home in Northern Virginia. His place in the history books, as the leader of the Republican revolution, has long been established. But the former House speaker isn’t ready to fade away. “I don’t rule it out,” he said on Thursday over breakfast, when asked about a future presidential run. He spoke excitedly about his company, Gingrich Productions, and his upcoming trip to South Carolina, where he won the Republican primary last year. Gingrich’s unflagging energy isn’t surprising. We’ve all...
  • The Secret Republican Plan to Repeal 'Obamacare'

    03/28/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 74 replies
    National Journal ^ | 3/28/13 | Chris Frates
    A few minutes after the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision upholding President Obama’s health care law last summer, a senior adviser to Mitch McConnell walked into the Senate Republican leader’s office to gauge his reaction. McConnell was clearly disappointed, and for good reason. For many conservatives, the decision was the death knell in a three-year fight to defeat reforms that epitomized everything they thought was wrong with Obama’s governing philosophy. But where some saw finality, McConnell saw opportunity — and still does. Sitting at his desk a stone’s throw from the Senate chamber, McConnell turned to the aide and,...
  • Why Do People Believe Scientifically Untrue Things? Because to do otherwise would be immoral.

    03/18/2013 4:06:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 73 replies
    Reason ^ | March 15, 2013 | Ronald Bailey
    You hear a lot about the politicization of science, but the real problem is the moralization of science. The New York University psychologist Jonathan Haidt has made a compelling case that moral differences drive partisan debates over scientific issues. Dan Kahan and others at the Yale Cultural Cognition Project have identified cultural differences that bias how people assimilate information. Together, Haidt and Kahan’s research suggests that what you believe about a scientific debate signals to like-minded people that you are on their side and are therefore a good and trustworthy person. Unfortunately, this means that the factual accuracy of beliefs...
  • Newt Gingrich knocks Karl Rove’s new super PAC

    02/22/2013 9:56:12 AM PST · by Lady4Liberty · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Seth McLaughlin
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Karl Rove should not play the role of kingmaker in congressional races across the country. Mr. Gingrich said it would be “repugnant” for Mr. Rove to use his newest super PAC — Conservative Victory Project — to ward off candidates that he doesn’t deem fit for a general election race. “I am unalterably opposed to a bunch of billionaires financing a boss to pick candidates in 50 states,” the Republican wrote in an op-ed that appeared in Human Events, a weekly conservative newspaper. “This is the opposite of the Republican tradition of...
  • A Temporary Majority - The problem Democrats can’t solve.

    02/10/2013 5:51:39 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 18, 2013 | Jay Cost
    A tradition after each national election, presidential or midterm, is for the pundit class to pontificate on whether and how the results point to a realignment. This exercise dates back at least to the publication of The Emerging Republican Majority by Kevin Phillips in 1969, and it continues to this day. Now, of course, the hot topic is the so-called emerging Democratic majority, dominated by young people, nonwhites, and upscale social liberals. Pundits across the political spectrum are offering free advice to the Republican party on how to change its ways lest it face extinction at the hands of this...