Skip to comments.CPAC 2012: Newt Gingrich hits the reset button.
Posted on 02/11/2012 10:49:12 PM PST by true believer forever
No one can say they dont know what Newt Gingrich will do after his inauguration. Hes got big plans
He pledged to have a full list of his proposed executive orders and presidential findings published online by October, so that every voter will know exactly what theyre getting. He wants every Republican candidate to campaign with him on a pledge to hit the next Congress in a monster jam session that repeals the job-killing centralized corruption of ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, and Sarbanes-Oxley by the time hes sworn in
and thats just an appetizer.
Within two hours of plopping his Dilbert calendar and family photographs on the Resolute Desk, hell have signed an executive order to cashier every one of the Obama czars. Then hell sign one to approve the oil pipeline from Canada to Houston. By lunch, hell have moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Next up would be re-instituting Ronald Reagans Mexico City policy, to forbid spending money to subsidize abortion overseas
By the time ex-President Obama lands in Chicago, he aims to have repealed 40 percent of Obamas government.
(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...
just a reminder: the Florida delegates are still in question, Newt could get about 1/2 of Romney’s... and most, if not all, of RS delegates are non-binding, which mean they can go wherever they want at the convention... interesting times.
really appreciate you posting this. it’s all great, — and, my very favorite part was....
“By lunch, hell have moved the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.”
“he really reminded me of Uriah Heep.”
This really is the best interview I’ve seen Piers Morgan do - Newt REFUSED to let him steamroll him, no matter how many different ways he tried.
Newt’s self-deprecating humor is wonderful. He truly loves animals.
Didn’t realize elephants have 105,000 muscles in their trunks!
Those 25 pics of Newt with animals are pretty amazing, especially the huge snakes and #18 - feeding a bottle to that tiger. Newt appears absolutely fearless.
Newt, “The Elephant” - he’s big, has dozens of hundred muscles and a huge memory, lives long and is very intelligent. Besides all that, he is a very sociable being and ... the genuine Republican elephant :)
WHERE were the other Republican candidates during the electoral campaign fight to retake the Congress in 2010?
Newt was there with We the People, from the First day - Newt - The Tea Party Champion
“Newt Gingrich Can Improve Upon His Goals By, Really, Doing These Things”
Gingrich has flaws, without doubt, he is not perfect, like each of us. But his strengths are most important than his past personal flaws. If you could find a perfect human being, just show him to me. American people do not elect a saint, a pure white nun,
or up-to-the-mountain prophet; they elect a President next November.
America needs the strongest, the most knowledgeable person, who is able to change fast and decisively the politics in Washington, in such a way that the country may unleash all its capability to restore the economic, defense and political stand inside and outside and repair the heavy damages the liberal leadership imposed on it.
Marguerite, too funny...
Uriah Heep bump!
YES! Piers Morgan actually asks Newt, which animal would he be?
Of course, Newt says, an elephant!
Terrific interview at the zoo. 45 worthy minutes. Newt talks about his marriage, his faith, his vision for America ...
“Terrific interview at the zoo. 45 worthy minutes.”
I enjoyed EVERY minute of it. Discovering Newt’s true human nature, a kind, full of humor and self-derision person, with whom most of the people can connect.
He comes from a modest family, studied and worked very hard to rise to the top, and was blessed with an extraordinary intelligence and wit, which contrasts so much with the Beltway guys describing his character as irascible, unpredictable and umbrageous.
Around the 20 min mark of that interview, he talks of a profound experience with his dad at a war memorial in Europe, viewing the bones of 600 THOUSAND men killed in 9 months.
That’s when it struck him hard,” THIS IS REAL.”
He was a teenager then, and has spent the last 53 years, FIFTY-THREE YEARS, preparing for this run, this nomination, this opportunity (if given) to serve as President.
He’s profoundly humbled, and he’s prepared like no other.
Transcript of the interview with P.Morgan
“MORGAN: I want to take you back to when you were 14 years old and your stepfather, Bob, took you to the old battlefields in France.
GINGRICH: Well, it’s called the Ossuary, and it’s a glassed-in, basement-like area that had the bones of 100,000 people who’d been blown apart in the fields and left to rot. The battle lasted for nine months. And so literally back in that era, you know, they went out after the war and they gathered up all these bones, German and French bones, put them all in this one extraordinary memorial.
We were staying with a friend of my father’s who had been drafted in 1941 and sent to the Philippines, served on the Bataan Death March, and spent three and a half years in a Japanese prison camp. And so the combination of seeing the battlefield of this — 600,000 men died in a nine-month period of this battle.
And listening to him talk about the stories of defeat. And then, a few weeks later, the French paratroopers killed the French Fourth Republic and brought back General de Gaulle to create the Fifth Republic.
I think that combination of things for a young kid from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just sort of drove home that this stuff is all real. That, you know, this is not just a game. This is —
MORGAN: How would it shape you as a president in the sense that you’re going to face, if you become president, moments where you have to decide, do you take your country to war? It’s going to happen to you. What does that tell you about warfare? I know you’re a military historian in many ways.
GINGRICH: Well, it’s deeper than just going to war. It’s the question of, how can you make the historically right decisions to give your children and grandchildren a prosperous, safe, free country? I mean maybe avoiding going to war because you use the right build-up or the right diplomacy, because you have foresight.
It’s also, how do you operate in a principled manner? Because you can’t just ad hoc all these different decisions. You have to have some underlying set of principles that enable you to say, you know, for America to remain a great nation, for America to remain an exceptional nation, these are things we have to focus on.
And you have to set priorities. And where possible, you have to get ahead of the problems. I mean, one of the amazing things about both Eisenhower and Reagan was that they were able to sort of see around the corner. And so they could take steps that achieved a great deal at minimum risk. And both of them tended to avoid risk.”
Thanks so much for clarifying that part of the interview.
600,000 died in 9 mo. - the memorial shows the bones of 100,000
Imagine Newt’s epiphany as a teenager, changing the course of his life.
This amazing letter to Newt (posted by tbf) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2845854/posts is the BEST.
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