Skip to comments.Bachmann: Gingrich the most liberal GOP candidate
Posted on 11/23/2011 7:06:16 PM PST by VinL
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Wednesday furthered the attacks on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over his immigration policies, saying that he moves the most toward the left among the GOP presidential candidates.
"He probably has the most liberal position on illegal immigration of any of the candidates in the race," Bachmann said in an interview with "PBS NewsHour."
Gingrich made headlines Tuesday night in the CNN National Security Debate when he called for fewer restrictions against longtime illegal immigrants.
Arguing that the GOP should adopt policies that avoid breaking up families who have lived in the U.S. illegally for decades, Gingrich said he was "prepared to take the heat" for going against his own party.
"Let's be humane in enforcing the law, without giving them citizenship, but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families," Gingrich said at the GOP debate in Washington, D.C.
His opponents onstage quickly pounced, saying that Gingrich's position amounted to amnesty and dismissed the rule of law.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
Exposing Newt’s pro-illegal fanatism before too late.
Newt is good debater but his judgement is horrible.
Newt is global warming scam artist and pro-illegal. Enough for me.
Sad that Bachmann had to show her real colors on national TV. What a poor, desperate character she turned out to be.
Except that in this instance, she’s full of it.
Gingrich is the GOP Obama Lite. He is Mittens in drag. I will never vote for the Open Borders RINO!
Bwahahahaha ... your team is showing your desperation also, running about trying to float Bachmann’s deception as accurate and all the while being exposed as liars all. LOL, quite a spectacle.
‘Tis the season of Reagan’s 11th commandment. If true - wonder how this works for her. Conventional wisdom suggest that her antics so far has not served her well.
Two liberals are running for the GOP nominations and clueless conservatives support the worst one! I’ll take Mittens over Gingrich and hope he loses to Obama!
I am not in the Gingrich camp, but the fact is he delivered more conservative results in the past half century than anyone not named Reagan. He ushered in significant welfare reform, got the budget under control, and reformed the corrupt House practices of the democrats. Not to mention orchestrating the first majority in 40 years
Calling him a RINO is ridiculous. He certainly has his flaws, but he has delivered big for our movement.
Bachmann is constantly attacking GOP candidates like and even attacked Palin when she was considering running.
If she thinks Gingrich is more Liberal than Mittens she is a moron. Bye Bye Michelle.
To the headline: apparently she is unaware of Huntsman and Romney.
Gingrich used to be a conservative. He abandoned his core philosophy and principles. This is the guy who is tight with Nancy Pelosi, racist Al Sharpton and jihadist Grover Norquist. He endorses global warming, Obamacare and amnesty. He is worse than a Democrat. I don’t want him to be President. I want him stopped now!
He is liberal. This is the guy who endorsed Dede Scozzefava.
Wake the heck up!
There are news clips with Romney stating he is Pro citizenship for Illegal Aliens... Gingrich is AGAINST citizenship for illegals.
Romney is going to lose this battle.
Romney is the one who is done.
Michele-single digit- Bachmann failed to climb on her own, so now, in frantic desperation, she attacks with LIES.
I am so glad that she didn’t make it and I’ll be happy when she falls completely off the map.
When you have two RINOs as the putative front runners, that says it all. And its sad to see conservatives falling all over themselves to defend a liberal, simply because he has an “R” beside his name.
rush has tried to re-inflate her 2x this week.
Perhaps Bachmann is pandering to Romney in hopes of gainignt he veep nod? Treacherous that
If Reagan had not held back on Rino’s like HW the country wouldn’t be in the shape it’s in now. Our friends and allies aren’t Republicans, they’re conservatives.
Newt is a straight shooter (aiming squarely at his foot). As a NYS resident and one old enough to remember a little history, Newt’s road trip with Sharpton was plenty enough for me.
Gingrich favors amnesty for illegals and opposes ending anchor baby citizenship. He is on record as being for global warming policies and defends Obamacare. But you Gingrich cheerleaders can’t or won’t see your guy is unelectable!
“Romney is the one who is done.”
The Cain folks won’t like that... they a for Romney, not Newt.
Guess what either Gingrich or Romney is going to be the candidate. The platform and agenda he articulates on his website is very good.
You have read his website right?
Gingrich has warts, Reagan did amnesty and raised government spending while he was in there are NO IDEAL CANDIDATES.
Bachmann has run a negative campaign and can’t present a Positive Vision as Cain , Gingrich and Palin can.
I am wide awake and not living in a fantasy land of an ideal utopia unlike many here.
Standing by Newt.
Keep bashing conservatives. Why don’t go join the Republican Main Street RINOs. All I see you’re doing is their dirty work for them on FR.
The MSM is pretty much orchestrating who gets actual face time and is heard. The end game is to ensure the next McCain is ready to appear on the ballot.
That’s why Obama is going to be re-elected. People like you don’t demand better. I’m not going to vote for Gingrich.
Except that she is telling the truth about Newt.
The primaries is where we fight these battles and the vast majority of conservatives support her "true colors" on this issue.
Yeah I think you’re right about that. Newt is the only guy on the stage who has both balanced a federal budget, and is a pro life conservative.
I’ve got to support Newt from this point forward.
Yup. Allen West said Gingrich has 200 lb baggage. The MSM is hiding his real record until he gets nominated. Then they’re going to destroy him. And its sad people don’t see how they’re playing with us!
Bachman has shot herself down by her obvious ambition, by her attacks on anyone who gets in her way. Vehement attacks. A little bit of sugar makes the medicine go down. Too much vinegar.
He is a liberal. On Open Borders, Gingrich is to the left of Obama. That’s why I don’t want him in the White House.
And so was his sitting on the couch with his girlfriend Nancy. I can't believe how so many want to ignore what is obviously someone who is a liberal/progressive apologist.
Newt is not for 'open- ended' borders. Obama depends on them.
You are so far off base. But I will not bother to enlighten you since you seem to be happy spittling about this evening. I have just this evening bashed ONE candidate, and that because she has shot herself int he foot with an obvious deception she could not make float to raise herself in the polls. She also smarmed Sarah Palin, which ticked me off then but I didn’t speak about it then. Oh, and Have Nice Day
So, she went from Perry to Cain’s plan which she called a 666 and now after Gingrich...lol.
Who exactly do you think has a chance to be nominated who would beat Obama?
Right. Bachmann’s exposing a liberal sticks up your craw. So now its time to put down conservatives who warn of the wolves in sheep’s clothing in our party!
Right, her campaign mgr attacked Palin, she went after Cain’s 999 plan..called it more like a “666” and next went after Perry..now it’s Newt’s turn. Is she giving Romney a pass?
Newt is the best in this lineup... he has my vote.
All I can say is a tad better than Obama is not good enough. I want a conservative candidate who puts America and its national security first. If there isn’t one for whom I can vote for, I’ll stay home.
No she is not telling the truth. She tried to stand up a red herring lie that Newt was in favor of amnesty for 11 million illegals. That is an outright deception. She was caught on it yet she and Milt Rominy have continued to try and maintain that lie. Bachmann is the first —other than Rominy— whom I have decided is completely unfit for the White House. MNjohnnie has tried to float the lie that I have been bashing the candidates other than Newt. It’s a bold lie, but a lie nevertheless. And now Bachmann has destroyed her creds, for me. She and Milt belong together and appear to be standing that way now.
Yup. Its hilarious to see people who swore they would never vote for Romney support Romney’s clone.
This is what was actually said: “He probably has the most liberal position on illegal immigration of any of the candidates in the race,” Bachmann said in an interview with “PBS NewsHour.”
Note the phrase “most liberal position.”
Now try again. Why is Newt’s illegal alien statements last night NOT the most liberal of all the candidates?
Meanwhile, Bachman once again proves she is the stalking horse for Mittens.
-—”When you have two RINOs as the putative front runners...”-—
See, that’s where your false presumptions cause your inability to recognize reality. You can project your thoughts onto the rest of Conservatives, but you can’t speak for them.
Newt is not a RINO, he is the most accomplished Conservative running. Nobody has implemented more nationwide Conservative change than Newt.
PLENTY of Conservatives support Newt Gingrich, despite the rants of Cain backers and malcontents. That’s why you guys are so frustrated and angry, watching a litany of Conservatives back Newt in stead of your preferred candidate (The only “true Conservative”).
You can shout louder and louder and play the post-1,000,000-threads-on-the-same-bullcrap game, and continue sniping at opposing Conservative candidates; but your base gets smaller as you water-down the word RINO, move the goalposts in the hopes of taking out opposing candidates, and try to excommunicate accomplished Conservatives in the hopes that your guy will be the last one standing.
Newt is winning on his Conservative merits and bona fides. That’s the brutal reality your watching unfold before your eyes.
You’ll stay home? How very ... childish. There are no down ticket positions for which a conservative is running in your little world? Can’t get the pitch you want so you’ll take your vote and stay home? Mercy, such infantilism.
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