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Gingrich Says Obama’s ‘Already Failed’

Posted by italco on June 9, 2009

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If Newt Gingrich said it then it has to be true! Mr. Gingrich has been correct on everything he has ever said, ethical in everything he has ever done, and the most knowledgeable in his field, right? Leaving out past adultry acts and claims from ex-wives concerning neglect…Let’s take a look.

Concerning 911 Mr. Gingrich said;

 “Mohamed Atta, and several other 9/11 hijackers were in the United States illegally,” ….ooops

 What he meant was, All of the 19 men who hijacked planes on September 11th, including Atta, entered the United States on a tourist or student visa http://thinkprogress.org/2007/06/20/gingrich-rewrites-911-history/

Let’s go back to Jan of 1997

The House voted overwhelmingly to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and order him to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it has disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing. Gingrich admitted that he brought discredit to the House and broke its rules by failing to ensure that financing for two projects would not violate federal tax law and by giving the House ethics committee false information. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/govt/leadership/stories/012297.htm

Fred Wertheimer – Frontline interview (Fred Wertheimer is the president, CEO, and founder of Democracy 21, a non-profit organization dedicated to campaign finance reform. From 1981 to 1995, he was the president of Common Cause.)

Fred was asked about Newt Gingrich. His response was; Newt Gingrich is perhaps the leading practitioner of the Washington influence money game, certainly one of the two or three top practitioners. So, when it comes to money, lobbyists, the break-down of the political system, Newt Gingrich is the opposite of revolutionary. He is the chief protector, preserver, and defender of this corrupt system. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/newt/newtintwshtml/wertheimer.html

Lets see what Mr. Gingrich has to say about President Obama failing and what other republicans today are saying about Mr. Gingrich.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said President Barack Obama’s plan to fix the economy through stimulus spending and government intervention to boost companies like General Motors Corp. has “already failed.” 

Bureaucrats managing companies does not work, politicians dominating the economy does not work,” Gingrich told about 2,000 Republicans who attended the event at the Washington Convention Center last night.

Some Republican leaders hailed Gingrich, the leader of the 1994 “Republican Revolution,” as a de facto head of the party at a time when Republicans are looking for ideas to lead them back to the majority.

In introducing Gingrich, Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin called him the “architect of the last reform movement” and “the man of ideas.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20090609/pl_bloomberg/affk5skijh5s

President for 6 months and President Obama has “already failed”. I suppose he shouldn’t be smiling at the Russians either? but, thats a whole other story…

Yep!!! It would appear Mr. Gingrich knows his stuff (sarcasm intended).

 Is Mr. Gingrich the absolute best representation the conservative republicans could find?

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10 Responses to “Gingrich Says Obama’s ‘Already Failed’”

  1. italco said

    POV and Geo – I agree, I am shocked to see him back in the political arena after his days as a house crook…yet here he is again. Behind the scenes man in the McCain/Palin campaign and again in the forefront of the republican party reform…how many times can one man fail before people stop listening to him?

  2. Geonite said

    Actually, he’s been president for less than five months.

    Gingrich has proven that he’s an empty bag. Anyone who says someone failed after 5 months is talking out of their ass.

  3. p of v said

    Gingrich may be an idea guy, some of his ideas might actually be sound, but some are completely off the wall. Remember it was not too long ago he wanted to super-size the Patriot Act? He could never win a national election, especially with his checkered past.
    And whether or not GM succeeds, it was Bush&Co that brought it to it’s knees in the first place.

  4. I wonder how long he would have given to him to “succeed”? My guess, NEVER!!! 🙄

    • italco said

      Yorks…I think we both know, President Obama will have another 7.5 years for his policies to succeed…they are just going to have to be patient like the rest of us.

  5. Alfie said

    I won’t comment on the post per se but I will comment on Gingrich.
    It didn’t help his career that his district was gerry rigged away from him. He admits most of his faults even though he does so with the twinge of the megalomanic. He is indeed an idea guy. Even his critics say this is true. Many of his ideas are pretty good too. Obama’s tech upgrades to the medical system are only about a freakin light year behind Newts and dripping with the suggestions he’s blabbed on about for years. And for a total partisan shot regards Obama’s failure with GM. I don’t think the failure is entirely on BHO but if you see anything good out of this you’re as guilty on your side as you claim Newt is on his.

    • italco said

      I do not deny that in his early days he was viewed as a threat by others in his state and they in fact did “gerry rig” his district. He overcame that by moving into a different district and ran for an empty seat in that district…it was an attempt by his statemen that ultimately failed.

      I have yet to hear any proposal or ideas put forth on healthcare by Newt..do you have a link? I would be interested in reading his ideas.

      I also wouldn’t call GM a failure. I would call it a restructure and a re-building in progress. I also, would not call it a success, yet. Chapter 11 is not the end of GM…it is a new beginning, unless of course we want to throw in the towel and quit. I don’t see President Obama quiting, do you? I do believe it is pre-mature for the conservative republicans to call anything a failure, unless they want to talk about the previous administration.

  6. Marc said

    Good post, With Newt being out of the scene for so long, I think it’s good that people be reminded why he left – basically because ethics violations and insider politics ruled out him running for president, and he could make more money in private practice.

    • italco said

      Not to mention his indiscretions with women, adultres affairs, and the fact he resigned without even finishing his term in congress. If the republicans truely want a chance to win in 2012 or even 2016, I think it would be in their best interest to focus on 2010 first. Just my humble opinion, but 88% of congress is up for re-election….do they want to fight with a popular president in 2012 while having no voice in congress? 2010 is their best chance of getting that voice back especially since being an encumbant in 2010 is not necessarily a positive thing….I just don’t understand why thy are so focused on the Whitehouse….especially since they only stand a 30% chance of success.

  7. italco said

    I would really love to hear what other republicans think about Newt as your “man of ideas”…is he really your choice for reform? I suppose I shouldn’t complain, at least it wasn’t Limbaugh speaking for the party.

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