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  • GOP Rep. Ryan swipes at Gingrich: 'With allies like that, who needs the left?'

    05/16/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a swipe Monday at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich after the former House Speaker criticized hiss proposed Medicare reforms. "With allies like that, who needs the left?" Ryan told guest host Raymond Arroyo on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's radio show. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, defended his 2012 budget proposal that includes significant reforms to Medicare. Gingrich on Sunday distanced himself from Ryan's plan, which would transform the program into a voucher-based system for Americans under the age of 55. "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing...
  • Newt Stumbles Out of the Gate

    05/16/2011 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 126 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/16/2011 | Doug Powers
    Newt Gingrich was on Meet the Press this morning in his first Sunday show appearance since announcing his intention to… challenge President Obama for the Democrat nomination, apparently. Andrew Stiles at NRO has the details: Newt Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” today could leave some wondering which party’s nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryan’s (and by extension, nearly every House Republican’s) plan to reform Medicare, calling it “radical.”
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."