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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 June 2016

    06/26/2016 4:32:23 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 180 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 June 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 26th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.; Paul Manafort, adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.THIS WEEK (ABC): Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders; Sen. Bob Corker, Tenn.
  • Column: Gingrich favored to win Trumpís VP sweepstakes

    06/25/2016 9:09:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star ^ | June 25, 2016 | Justin Haskins
    LOVE HIM or hate him, thereís never been a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump, and thereís never been a presidential campaign season quite like this. All the ordinary rules etched into political science textbooks about how politicians should walk, talk and strategize have been tossed out the window. Itís a new political world, and that makes the political-prediction business as unreliable as the weatheróand at times, as volatile as hurricane season. But this is precisely why at this chaotic moment in U.S. history, when it feels as though almost anything can happen, Trump will likely pick as his vice-presidential...
  • Is Newt Gingrich Running For Shadow President?

    06/10/2016 5:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 10, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    Is Newt Gingrich distancing himself from Trump or promising to be the responsible party who will really run a Trump administration? The following things were said about Donald Trump in recent days: ďThis is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made. I think itís inexcusable;Ē ďthe kinds of mistakes that amateurs make;Ē and ďan absurd amateur mistake.Ē It is not at all unusual that someone said those things. They are pretty obvious responses to Trumpís attempt to turn his personal grudge against a judge, tinged with an element of prejudice against people of Mexican descent, into a campaign theme....
  • Gingrich praises Clinton's 'spectacular speech'

    06/08/2016 2:48:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 8, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Hillary Clintonís speech Tuesday reveling in her historic title as the first woman to clinch a major political partyís presidential nomination drew praise from an unlikely source Wednesday: a Republican who has endorsed Donald Trump. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich described the reality starís toned down, teleprompter speech Tuesday as ďvery fineĒ but cast Clintonís remarks as a ďspectacular speechĒ that was ďvery effective.Ē ďLet me first say that I thought Hillary Clintonís speech last night was very effective,Ē Gingrich said Wednesday via Facebook live. ďNo conservative, no Republican should assume that sheís gonna be a pushover.Ē After apologizing for...
  • Paul Ryan is playing right into Donald Trumpís master plan

    06/07/2016 11:33:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 7, 2016 | Jake Novak
    Here we go again. Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump has done it this time. His attacks on the Mexican heritage of federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel clearly show that Trump's campaign is off the rails. The proof is that even prominent Republican leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and former Speaker Newt Gingrich have disavowed themselves from Trump's attacks on the judge. Surely, this is the beginning of the Trump campaign's self-destruction! Not so fast my friends. Let me rewrite the opening paragraph to represent the true Trump strategy here, one I don't endorse but still recognize for what it is:...
  • Gingrich in pole position to join Trump presidential ticket, say conservatives

    06/07/2016 7:42:59 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Peter Stone
    Newt Gingrichís prospects of joining the Republican presidential ticket as Donald Trumpís running mate are expected to get a boost from mega donor Sheldon Adelson, say three conservatives with links to Gingrich or the casino billionaire. Adelson has pledged $100m to back Trumpís White House bid Ė and the sources familiar with Adelson and Gingrich said they think close ties between the two men who share ardent and hawkish pro-Israel views, should help the former House speakerís chances. Adelson has long been close to Gingrich, who had a hand in convincing him to back Trump last month, and the Las...
  • Trump calls scolding by Newt Gingrich 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 3:46:44 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 54 replies
    onlineathens.com ^ | LAURIE KELLMAN
    Donald Trump said Monday it was "inappropriate" for Newt Gingrich to demand he drop the subject of an American judge's ethnicity and start acting like "a potential leader of the United States." But Trump let stand widespread scolding from other Republican leaders who want him to lay off the jurist ó a sign that the GOP presidential candidate doesn't want to blow up the fragile truce he has struck with the party establishment. Trump insisted that his comments about the judge came in defense against relentless questions from reporters and others about lawsuits against Trump University. Trump said U.S. District...
  • Newt Gingrich Backtracks on Calling Sonya Sotomayor a Racist

    06/06/2016 9:28:02 AM PDT · by marstegreg · 43 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | June 3, 2009 | John Amato
    Newt Gingrich confirms that he's running for President in 2012 because you know he would never backtrack from a statement like this: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn't have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • Trump: Gingrich criticism of me 'inappropriate'

    06/06/2016 6:42:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 220 replies
    POLITICO ^ | June 6, 2016 | NICK GASS
    A day after former Newt Gingrich called Donald Trump's latest comments on Judge Gonzalo Curiel "inexcusable," the presumptive Republican nominee fired back at the former House speaker, who has largely been supportive of his candidacy. "As far as Newt is concerned, I saw Newt," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Monday after the show played clips of Hillary Clinton and Gingrich denouncing his remarks speculating that Curiel's Mexican heritage represented a conflict of interest in the cases against Trump University over which he is presiding. "I was surprised at Newt. I thought it was inappropriate what he said."
  • Paraphrasing Newt Gingrich re: Trump being elected President

    06/04/2016 8:05:30 AM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    self | 6/4/2016 | self
    I was watching one of the cable news shows recently and Newt was a guest and he said something that stuck with me. Not an exact quote but the main idea of what he said. Ronald Reagan was elected Governor of California in 1966 because Americans watched the (American) flag being burned. Richard Nixon was elected President in 1968 because Americans watched the flag being burned. Donald Trump will be elected President in 2016 because Americans watched the American flag being burned by illegal aliens carrying the Mexican flag.
  • Dole says GOPers should fall in line behind Trump, pushes Gingrich for VP

    05/28/2016 7:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Bob Dole encouraged fellow Republicans Saturday to back Donald Trump and suggested the presumptive GOP nominee select Newt Gingrich as his running mate. In an interview with CNN's Ana Cabrera, Dole -- the 1996 Republican nominee who said he spoke with Trump last week -- also suggested Trump apologize to Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez for disparaging comments he's made about them in the past. "I have been a Republican all my life," said Dole, who endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at one point during the 2016 primary fight but has since backed Trump....
  • Are You Ready For...Vice President Newt Gingrich?

    05/24/2016 11:16:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 218 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Guy Benson
    Really interesting stuff from National Review's Eliana Johnson, whose latest campaign dispatch sheds light on just how close Newt Gingrich has become with the presumptive Republican nominee -- and how hard the former House Speaker is said to be lobbying behind the scenes for a spot on the ticket. Are you ready for Trump/Gingrich 2016, America? Gingrich has, in effect, launched his own campaign to secure the nomination. ďI think Newt is lobbying to be the vice president, and I think their people are paying a lot of attention to him,Ē says Ed Rollins, a Republican operative and former Gingrich...
  • Report: Gingrich Lobbying To Be Trumpís Running Mate

    05/23/2016 2:18:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 144 replies
    hotair.com ^ | May 23, 2016
    Actual quote from Ed Rollins about the fact that a Trump/Gingrich ticket would have six wives between them: ďThey certainly understand women.Ē ... Gingrich has a reputation for insinuating himself into campaigns by firing off dozens of e-mails brimming with ideas that range from brilliant to insane. While itís a quality that has irritated previous presidential candidates such as John McCain and Mitt Romney, sources say that Trump has come to value the former speakerís opinions. ďThey talk every day,Ē says a source familiar with the relationship, who claims that Gingrich e-mails Trump, campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and campaign manager...
  • Growing support for Trump-Gingrich ticket

    05/22/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 95 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/21/16 | Paul Bedard
    As Donald Trump, the eventual GOP presidential nominee, sifts through a handful of potential vice presidential picks, one is rising to the top in Washington and conservative circles: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. "He does all the things that Trump needs," said a Trump advisor. While in the past it was key for candidates to consider a geographical teaming, with Trump the issue is energizing the Republican voting blocks with a running mate that could also provide savvy counsel once elected. Insiders said that Gingrich's assets are his close ties to conservatives and the pro-life movement and his years as...
  • Newt Gingrich says heíd probably say yes if asked to run as Donald Trumpís veep

    05/15/2016 12:40:14 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 15, 2016 | Valerie Richardson
    With the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees all but decided, attention turned Sunday to the possible contenders for vice president. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he and his wife, Calista, ďcould be lured into a new pathĒ if presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump were to ask him to join the ticket. ďIf he can convince Calista and me that itís doable and itís serious and that we would in fact contribute, I think weíd be very hard pressed not to say yes,Ē Mr. Gingrich said on ďFox News Sunday.Ē
  • Newt Gingrich on Trump VP Talk: 'You Have to Look at It Very Seriously'

    05/14/2016 10:05:59 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 83 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 13, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    Newt Gingrich said Friday that "you have to look at it very seriously, of course" regarding the possibility of being presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's running mate. "I regard Donald as an old friend," Gingrich, the former Georgia representative who was House speaker from 1995 to 1999, told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News... Newsmax reported Tuesday that Gingrich topped Trump's list of possible vice presidential choices. The developer said that he was seeking a partner while deep experience within Washington who could help him "with legislation, getting things through." "There are a lot of very good candidates who know a...
  • A Trump-Gingrich Ticket: Brilliant or Crazy?

    05/13/2016 6:35:59 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 345 replies
    NRO ^ | May 4, 2016 | Myra Adams
    Over the last three months, Trump watchers have noticed that former House speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been consistently advocating on Trumpís behalf in the media, on Capitol Hill, among K Street power brokers, and on social media. In fact, Gingrich has morphed into Trumpís unofficial ambassador for GOP peace and unity, while also seeking converts in hostile territory. Gingrich is the most recognized and respected member of the GOP establishment who is defending the insurgent candidate ó even as Trump rails against that same establishment. But now, it has become apparent that Gingrich is waging...
  • Donald Trump Is Weighing Newt Gingrich for Vice President

    05/12/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 149 replies
    Time ^ | May 12, 2016 | Sam Frizell
    Donald Trump is considering former House Speaker Newt Gingrich as one possible option for his running mate in November, according to a source familiar with the discussions... Gingrich has praised Trump in the past, telling TIME he has ďthe potential to be an extraordinarily dynamic president who shakes up a bureaucratic city that badly needs to be shaken up.Ē
  • Newt Gingrich Tops Trump's VP List

    05/11/2016 2:11:58 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 10, 2016 | John Gizzi
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now the leading candidate to be tapped by Donald Trump as his running mate, a close confidante of Trump tells Newsmax... Trump is said to favor Gingrich for several reasons. First, Trump recognizes he is a Washington neophyte and sees in Gingrich someone who can school him in the legislative process and ďmake niceĒ with Capitol Hill... Trump has other reasons he is leaning toward Gingrich. He is said to personally like him. Rubio, Newsmax reported, has already been eliminated though he lobbied through surrogates for the job. Rubio has denied doing so.
  • Former Speaker Of The House Just SMOKED The ĎEstablishmentí For NOT Endorsing Trump VIDEO

    05/07/2016 6:18:04 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 78 replies
    Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters. ^ | May 6, 2016 | Fox News via Independent Journal via americas freedom fighters via Dean James
    Newt Gingrich has weighed in on the #NeverTrump movement and he has some harsh words for the Republicans that are turning their backs on the party. He specifically addresses The Bushes, and Mitt Romney saying, ďLetís be clear. The Bushes, the Romneys, the Republican party has been pretty darn good to them. And they owe a little bit to that party. And the people who make up that party.Ē Gingrich told FOX News host Uma Pemmaraju that House Speaker Paul Ryanís announcement that he is ďnot readyĒ to support Donald Trump ďprobably represents a fairly large block of people who...
  • Newt Gingrich Rips Paul Ryan for Trump Non-Endorsement

    05/06/2016 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 159 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/16 | Breitbart
    ď[I]n the case of Paul Ryan he made a big mistake today and he needs to understand this,Ē Gingrich said. ďHe is the Speaker of the House. He has an obligation to unify the party. He has an obligation to reach out. Obviously he and Donald Trump are going to have disagreements. Some of them will work out and some of them they wonít. Thatís fine. Our constitution provides that speakers and presidents can fight, but I think he sends the wrong signal and a signal which I think endangers the House Republicans and endangers the Senate Republicans.Ē
  • A Trump-Gingrich Ticket: Brilliant or Crazy?

    05/04/2016 4:14:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 207 replies
    NRO ^ | May 4, 2016 | Myra Adams
    Over the last three months, Trump watchers have noticed that former House speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been consistently advocating on Trumpís behalf in the media, on Capitol Hill, among K Street power brokers, and on social media. In fact, Gingrich has morphed into Trumpís unofficial ambassador for GOP peace and unity, while also seeking converts in hostile territory. Gingrich is the most recognized and respected member of the GOP establishment who is defending the insurgent candidate ó even as Trump rails against that same establishment. But now, it has become apparent that Gingrich is waging...
  • Newt Gingrich: Wake up, Republicans Ė Itís either Trump or Clinton. Cruz and Kasich are finished.

    04/30/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 47 replies
    powdered wig society ^ | April 28, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    With a #NeverTrump hashtag and a growing list of high-profile people and groups declaring that they will never support Donald Trump as the nominee of the Republican Party, the effort to block Trump from winning the nomination is gaining force. But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Tuesday previewed what he said will be the single most effective argument for strong-arming anti-Trump Republicans back into the fold if he is the nominee. "You are either going to elect Hillary Clinton who will, I think, be the most corrupt president in American history, or you're going to help elect Donald Trump,"...
  • Gingrich: ĎOdds Are Better Than Even Moneyí That Trump Will Get the Delegates Needed (tr)

    04/13/2016 1:04:50 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Gingrich: ĎOdds Are Better Than Even Moneyí That Trump Will Get the Delegates Needed Before the Convention Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Republican presidential front-runner would more likely than not get the needed 1,237 delegates required to secure the GOPís presidential nomination before the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July... "When Cruz is running third, this is ó I had not thought about this coming out of Wisconsin candidly because Kasich is doing a little better than people expected. Cruz is doing worse than people expected.Ē ďWhat it does is itís very hard to argue you are the...
  • Trumpís Plan to Win Conservative Support

    04/13/2016 1:18:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 12, 2016 | Fred Barnes
    Newt Gingrich has been a friend of Donald Trumpís for the past decade. He hasnít endorsed Mr. Trumpís presidential bid, but they talk frequently. Mr. Trump is anti-left wing and anti-political correctness, Mr. Gingrich says, while acknowledging this: Mr. Trump is not a conservative....
  • Gingrich: Trump has made Ted Cruz look normal

    04/06/2016 6:53:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Politico ^ | April 6, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Newt Gingrich on Wednesday marveled at one of Donald Trump's biggest accomplishments in the 2016 race ó making Ted Cruz appear normal. The former House speaker predicted that Cruz could be boosted at a contested convention by establishment support, something that would be unthinkable without an even more polarizing figure like Trump in the race. ďThe challenge is entirely on Trump,Ē said Gingrich, who has been supportive of Trump. ďHe is not gonna get any help out of the establishment. They have reluctantly concluded that if, you know ó Trump in a funny way has normalized Ted Cruz because without...
  • Trump plans to choose experienced politician for VP

    04/03/2016 12:31:22 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 241 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2016 | Evelyn Rupert
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he is "95 percent" sure he would pick a veteran politician for vice president if elected. He said he would choose ďsomebody that can walk into the Senate and whoís been friendly with these guys for 25 years, and people for 25 years and can get things done" in an extensive interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. ďSo I would 95 percent see myself picking a political person, as opposed to somebody from the outside," he said.
  • ďUtterly stupidĒ: Gingrich turns on Trump for retweet attacking Heidi Cruz

    03/29/2016 2:21:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 29, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Plenty of buzz about this last night, especially among anti-Trumpers struck by the coincidence of Trump superfan Newt criticizing him publicly on the same day that an even bigger superfan, Ann Coulter, called Trump ďmentalĒ in an interview. (Matt Drudge, yet another superfan, is leading as I write this with the news of Trumpís campaign manager being arrested for battery.) Are Trumpís cheerleaders heading for the lifeboats because they know something we donít? Nah. Theyíre still onboard, theyíre just alarmed that the captain wonít steer away from that iceberg that keeps getting closer. Trumpís fans within the commentariat have, I...
  • Newt Gingrich Is Bullish on Donald Trump

    03/23/2016 8:46:37 PM PDT · by tatown · 134 replies
    Slate ^ | 3/23/16 | Isaac Chotiner
    So why are Trumpís negatives so high, if he is giving a voice to the masses? Look, Trump has been campaigning in a Republican primary with harsh language and has been routinely attacked by the elite media as much as they can. Reagan went through the same cycle. Do you know how many points Reagan was behind Carter in March? It was double digits, right? Twenty-five. Not just double digits. Twenty-five points. So if you had talked to me in March of 1980, you would have said, ďHow can I support this crazy right-winger who makes movies with chimpanzees and...
  • Wake up Ted, it's time to make the phone call to Trump

    03/16/2016 8:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 237 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 16, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    What's that famous saying? "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." It's time for Ted Cruz to wake up and make the phone call that changes history, changes the GOP, changes the course of America. It's time to face reality. Donald Trump will be the 2016 GOP presidential nominee. Only Trump has a path to the nomination. Ted Cruz is delusional if he thinks he can win the nomination...or deserves to win the nomination. He was shut out on Tuesday night. Shut out as in zero, zilch, zip, nada. It was Trump 4, Kasich 1, Cruz 0, Rubio cut from...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Newt Gingrich: If Trump Wins Big in Florida, They Wonít Be Able to Stop Him

    03/15/2016 11:36:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 72 replies
    breibart.com ^ | by Patrick Howley
    ďIf Trump gets big numbers in Florida, youíre not going to be able to stop him. Youíll just tear the party apart,Ē he said. ďIf Trump wins Florida by the margin anticipated, then [Sen. Marco] Rubio could stay in just to affect the numbers, but he wonít be a serious candidate anymore,Ē Gingrich said. Gingrich is watching Florida closely, but heís also looking at Ohio, where his former House Budget chairman John Kasich is looking to get a win to keep himself alive going into the convention, amid pressure from Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 97% . ďIf Kasich...
  • Newt: It's "Either Trump Or Cruz, I Don't Think There's Any Path For Anybody Else"

    03/15/2016 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on Fox News Channelís ďHannity,Ē former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich downplayed any prospect of someone other than either Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) receiving the Republican nomination.
  • The Rubiobotís Malfunction

    03/06/2016 11:38:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Lawyers, Guns & Money ^ | March 7, 2016 | Scott Lemieux
    More reviews are in! "They have no infrastructure," said Scott Reed, who is unaffiliated with any campaign but serves as the chief political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "His campaign hasn't been able to keep up with his candidacy. .‚ÄČ.‚ÄČ. They don't have the operation in the states to help him get over the top. He should be a finalist going all the way to California, and he's not." [...] But Rubio's game plan ran into reality -- the #MarcoMentum strategy, as it's been dubbed on social media, was covering up massive deficiencies inside the states that were...
  • Newt Gingrich shared Speaker Paul Ryan's live video. 3/2/16 <Barf Alert>

    03/02/2016 6:06:24 PM PST · by E20erer · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/1/2105 | facebook
    Live now with Speaker Paul Ryan for our first ever double speaker Q&A. Recorded event.
  • Gingrich: Christie Endorsement Is GOPe's Signal that They Had Better Think About Trump As The Future

    02/26/2016 11:35:07 AM PST · by drewh · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2.26.16
    This Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is real signal to GOP establishment that they had better begin thinking about Trump as the future 984 retweets 1,152 likes Newt Gingrich ‚ÄŹ@newtgingrich 1h1 hour ago Chris Christie endorsement of Trump is a major breakthrough.this is a huge step for Trump and will impact super tuesday bug time.
  • NEWT GINGRICH: Itís Time for GOP to See Trump as Inevitable Nominee (VIDEO)

    02/28/2016 9:32:06 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/28/16 | Jim Hoft
    Newt Gingrich went on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.Newt tweeted this out to the GOP establishment on Friday after Chris Christie endorsed Donald Trump.Today Newt told Maria it’s time for the GOP to wrap its arms around Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.Newt Gingrich: I thought it was very impressive both that Chris Christie endorsed him and the way he endorsed him and the things he said… I think it’s actually healthy to go for another couple of weeks but all this talk about stop Trump, Super PACs and all out assaults on Trump’s character, and so, these are...
  • Trump In Talks With Gingrich For White House Chief of Staff Position?

    02/26/2016 3:06:00 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 152 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | 2/26/2016 | DC Whispers
    A newly whispered rumor involves Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich having preliminary discussion about Gingrich's involvement in a Trump White House as the potential new president's Chief of Staff. Trump is said to have made clear his intention to surround himself with a mix of business-savvy men and women as well as some who have considerable experience dealing with the monstrosity that is D.C. politics. The former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate was the last to lead a Congress that was willing to send to the president's desk a balanced budget, and Trump appears increasingly interested in...
  • Newt Gingrich slammed 'Fox & Friends' for giving Donald Trump a massive platform

    02/23/2016 9:39:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | February 23, 2016 | Tom McKay, Mic
    Progressives angry about the extensive amount of free, sympathetic coverage Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets on Fox News may have found an unlikely ally in former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich. During Monday's episode of Fox & Friends, Gingrich took the hosts to task for giving Trump a massive platform to spread his views -- likely referring to the network's wall-to-wall coverage of his campaign as well as Fox & Friends' regularly scheduled Monday segments featuring Trump as a pundit, which ran from 2011 to 2015. "This time the billionaire is spending the least amount of money and running...
  • Newt Gingrich: GOP Establishment 'Living in Fantasy Land' Over Trump

    02/22/2016 2:17:27 PM PST · by xzins · 104 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Feb 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Donald Trump is "far and away the front-runner," for the GOP presidential nomination and the establishment is "living in a fantasy land," by denying that big changes are happening, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday. "Trump is tapping into something in the country that's real," Gingrich told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "If you take Trump's vote and Cruz's vote and Carson's vote -- the three outsiders -- they are once again at about 62 percent in South Carolina, and they have been consistently above 60 percent everywhere in the country. If you pull together all of the...
  • Gingrich on Trump: 'Nobody should kid themselves' anymore

    02/21/2016 5:39:02 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 88 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/20/16 | Al Weaver
    Newt Gingrich has a message for the GOP in Washington: Start taking Donald Trump seriously. Appearing on Fox News after Trump's Saturday win in South Carolina, the former speaker of the House argued that nobody in the Washington Republican political class should kid themselves about Trump's chances any longer. It is a huge night for Donald Trump and nobody should kid themselves. Here's a guy who seven months ago for the first time entered electoral politics, has learned at an extraordinary rate, Gingrich said, pointing to his second-place finish in Iowa and victories in New Hampshire and South Carolina. By...
  • Newt on Trump ad hominem attacks: "I think it makes us look stupid."

    02/16/2016 7:25:33 PM PST · by reegs · 95 replies
    Fox News - Greta Van Susteren ^ | 2/15/2016 | Fox News
    "I wish Trump would drop all of the personal ad hominem things which he seems to enjoy so much. I think it weakens the country, I think it weakens him, I think it makes us look stupid. Uh, and I'm not defending Cruz or anybody else. I'm just saying... I think the whole politics of this kind of personal stuff is almost deranged. It makes no sense to me to spend this kind of time on this kind of personality stuff."
  • What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11 (long but illuminating)

    02/15/2016 8:05:53 PM PST · by Defiant · 9 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | September 10, 2007 | Newt Gingrich
    What If? An Alternative History of the War since 9/11 Newt Gingrich Introduction American Enterprise Institute September 10, 2007 (Text of speech as prepared for delivery. The essence of this speech is very simple. Six years after the attack of 9/11/2001 we are having the wrong debate about the wrong report. The heart of our problem is in attitude. Wars require bold efforts and undertaking real risks. We must recognize the requirements for change and we must adopt a spirit that it is better to make mistakes of commission and then fix them than it is to avoid achievement by...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2015 U.S. Speaker of the House : GREAT Links to Youtube Speeches

    10/09/2015 4:13:39 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 29 replies
    Patton@Bastogne | 2015-10-10 | Patton@Bastogne
    . Florida Republicans and Conservatives Ö Letís defeat ďBarack Hussein ObamaĒ in November 2012 and reclaim America for George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton (et al) ! Newt Gingrich is a conservative revolutionary, with the COURAGE to stand-against President Bush (41) when Bush foolishly broke his "Read My Lips, No New Taxes" promise. Future President Newt Gingrich includes these promises in his "21st Century Contract with America": 1) Abolish the EPA 2) FIRE Federal Reserve Banker Bernanke 3) Actively protect America against Islamic Jihad 4) Prayer in the Public Schools -- RETURNED 5) Liberal (Activist) Federal Judges REMOVED 6) Business...
  • Gingrich: Donald Trump was big winner. Looked calm, pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance

    02/07/2016 1:09:43 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 116 replies
    Twitter ^ | 2/7/2016 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich: "@realDonaldTrump was big winner. Looked calm,pleasant,like a frontrunner,had more substance than previous debates"
  • Evangelicals See Donald Trump as Man of Conviction, if Not Faith

    01/18/2016 4:12:06 PM PST · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAGGIE HABERMAN and THOMAS KAPLAN
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    01/08/2016 5:50:17 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 7, 2016 | Newt Gingrich
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    12/20/2015 7:02:58 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2015, 06:00 am | Bradford Richardson
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    12/11/2015 3:46:09 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Patrick Howley
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    12/07/2015 5:35:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 7, 2015 | Newt Gingrich
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