Full Interview: Newt Gingrich on the Glenn Beck Show

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Newt Gingrich went on the Glenn Beck Show for a fairly lengthy interview filled with tough questions, from his positions on climate change to his positions on the health care mandate. And Beck played clips of Newt that spanned even into this year and had Newt respond to them.



Here’s the full interview:

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Also, here’s a full transcript of the interview if you’d rather read it.

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Glenn, c’mon I am TEA Partier and wrote a textbook for Tea Party coming out in February 2012. Having differences with Newt on nuances in his policies from policies knowing ‘you have to get the bill passed in socialist congress’ is as egregious has Newt having differences with Paul Ryan’s plan with New Elected TEA partiers. It could be fatal for all of us in United States. You both are terribly wrong at the worst possible time!! Conservative need to stand together and deliver “concisely” the message to independents and water cooler voters; do not ever vote for a progressive liberal ever again!! Both of you should drive the point by useing the tally of filibuster proof US Senate majorities Democrats have enjoyed over last 98 yrs since the GOP last enjoyed one from (1907-11). [11 to one in Democrats favor by today’s cloture 60 standard !! In the big… Read more »

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Thank you Scoop. Without the Internet or radio we would not know the truth of what is going on.

Anonymous
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The video that RS has posted is not the full interview.

Here is a link to the full video:
http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/12/06/glenns-revealing-interview-with-newt-gingrich-story-and-video/

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The Wright brothers did not invent the airplane. The Chinese basically did that. They were the first ones to experiment with manned flight. Old Leonardo then did his part and a very important contributer to manned flight was Otto Lilienthal. The Wrights built on all that and there’s still an ongoing dispute on whether they really built the first machine propelled fixed winger or not (the contender is still Gustave Whitehead.) So Newt, please don’t comment on aviation history. As for nationalized healthcare… It doesn’t work. Get over here and check how it doesn’t work. How utter incompetence rules the nationalized hospitals in my country. No thanks. As for “climate change”… Any politicion who tells us that 0.039% CO2 in the atmosphere have that effect, and that we are causing it, and is trying to sell ethanol as something good (burning food for fuel to create a fuel with a… Read more »

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phlpn.es/829r8s

Anonymous
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Knowing many dates in history does not a conservative make. Just not that impressed.

Anonymous
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so, let me get this str8. newt is for limited government subsided by government? i’m a little confuse here.

Jeremy Poncy
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Gingrich just doesn’t get it. I totally understand his points and these would all be valid ideas provided there is no corruption in government or in the businesses receiving government money. Unfortunitely for Mr. Gingrich here, corruption is precisely what the problem is. No matter how good an idea is when it passes through bad government it becomes bad. This idealistic notion that government can ever be free from corruption is rediculous because it is not accountable to the same laws that govern we the people, not legal nor economic, because it is the source of that power. Therefore everything the government touches to some extent becomes illegal and uneconomical. The government is accountable to the people and the people only. The only option is for we the people to limit its scope of power and authority and to stand guard at all times.

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Love Glenn, but he’s coming off a bit cocky today.

I don’t appreciate some of the facial expressions he’s making in the studio when talking to Newt Gingrich, whose legacy has bettered our existence. Balanced budget, anyone? Welfare Reform? He’s DONE these seemingly impossible things.

Glenn was trying to corner Newt as a progressive, and Newt just took him to school on how TR’s career/philosophy evolved. I think Glenn was surprised by many responses, but you can see that he was in a defensive, almost-mocking posture and probably couldn’t receive the answers.

He’s pretty much sold on the petulant Santorum, who won’t go anywhere. And Bachmann, who I love, but is doing a lot of attack politics. Newt’s star is rising because he’s risen above that fray. And he has serious and deep answers.

Allen
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Yes. I was quite shocked at the way he acted today. I would have thought better from Mr. ”the truth has no agenda”. Beck has always complained about how much bias there is in the media and the need for more objective journalism. Today he did not seem to show any of that because he pitched real softball questions to Bachmann. He needed to nail more specifics from her on exactly how she plans on pushing healthcare reform and enforcement of deporting the 11 million illegal. First how do you find them and second what massive new government organization will be needed to implement and control it.

Maximus Decimus Meridius II
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Newt, Mitt, McCain… 2008 all over again without Palin to inspire us. The Tea Party vs. the Republican Establishment: http://www.imperfectamerica.com.

commonsensemajority
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don’t listen to FNC sophistry, and get behind Perry. He is the one that can go into Washington and get the job done based on his TX legislature experience. It’s not too late, and his live debating skills are getting better all the time.

NYCIR
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Car Insurance = State and locality mandated. Insurance for when you CHOOSE to own and operate a car. Individual mandate = Federal mandated. Insurance for simply…breathing. Can’t opt out.

NYCIR
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NYCIR

My retort to Newt’s argument for individual mandate : I AM NOT A CAR.

Charles Martel
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Charles Martel

There is no such thing as a “conservative” who wants the federal government who wants the federal government to do the things that Gingrich wants it to do.

Anonymous
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First West , then Cain ,now Gingrich.Why always support the worst candidates (rinos ) in this page .

Allen
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Allen

Newt Gingrich is no RINO!

Anonymous
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Are you and Newt related? He’s a progressive. He admitted as much in the interview. I didn’t need for him to tell me that to figure it out. You are being conned….again.

Newt loves public-private partnerships. That came out of progressive ideology. They transfer power away from consumers and to connected firms and govt. central planners. It’s not free market, it’s corporatism.

Newt is basically a New Deal Democrat. Wake up.

Allen
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Listen to this clip…this is NOT how progressives sound.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6LoMB_bvVQ

Look at his accomplishments as Speaker….this is now how progressives act.

Look at his ratings from Conservative Ratings groups….95% lifetime Conservative rating is not what progressives recieve.

To put is plainly….YOU ARE JUST WRONG….it is that simple.

I challenge you to look at what Newt says, has done as Speaker, and his ratings by well respected CONSERVATIVE groups and then ask yourself the same questions. I think if you are truely open minded and objective you will agree he is a conservative.

Anonymous
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his worst believe me

Allen Kizzee
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Allen Kizzee

It appears that the Democrats and the establishment Republicans hate Newt.

Allen
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Allen

Yeah.,…ain’t it great….He must be doing something right!

Steven Valdez
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what happen? seems like the video was cut short, only 9:51 and cut off in the middle of a question

NickDeringer
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Glenn asked some great questions, but he didn’t do the follow up questions.

When Newt gets pinned down he throws up a giant snow storm. Beck got lost. After his question on ethanol subsidies and Newt’s answer can anyone say if Newt is in favor or them or against them? Do you support subsidies, Newt? It’s not a gotcha question. It’s a straight forward yes or no.

When he asked about the drug benefit he rambled on about health savings accounts. What health savings accounts? Did I miss something?

Let’s hope people see through Newt’s double talk.

Perry/Rubio 2012 because their baggage is just carry on luggage compared to Newt’s.

odin147
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newt supports some subsidies and not others…it depends on what is being subsidized and how fundamental it is to the free market for e.g. you want to subsidize transportation, telecommunications, railroad, energy as these are fundamental to the free market…private companies are not going to build roads, they rely on cheap energy, so what newt supports is basically the govt. helping create the environment where entrepreneurs can be successful…

Allen
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Allen

Exactly……! Great post odin147!

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Ethanol subsidies are pure political vote buying. Every politician who wants to win Iowa supports the subsidies. Ethanol is as big of a scam as AGW.

Allen
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Allen

You mean another bumbler from Texas??? Were not the past 8 years of Bush the younger bad enough??

MJS
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Call him what you want, but his record is SOLID

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Sure.

Allen
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Allen

You mean the same Rick Perry that supported Al Gore…..NO WAY will I support anyone that wanted Mr Global Warming as President.

NickDeringer
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NickDeringer

Enjoy.

Allen
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Allen

Newt is exactly right. There are minimal things that government should regulate..you know like…it is against the law to kill people. it is against the law for businesses to NOT protect workers from obvious hazzards like protective glasses for drill operators. As Newt says it is NOT the role of government to bailout GM, Goldman Sachs, or Lehman Brothers. There is no reason for ”too big to fail”. So, there are limitations on where Government should be and more importantly where is should NOT be. However, The idea of having economic incentives for manufacturing goes back to Alexander Hamilton’s first report of manufacturing which I believe was 1791. The idea of opening up oil fields for drilling in Texas and Alaska and providing incentives to drive for American energy independence is exactly what the USA needs. When you incentivise an entire industry you are not picking individual winners and loosers… Read more »

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I just watched this over at The Blaze and I gotta say that Glenn went way too easy on Newt.

Man. I don’t have the first clue who to vote for. Newt seems like the best bet but I’ve got a bad feeling about this. People talk about Romney being a flip flopper? Newt’s like Romney on steroids AND he’s got two divorce files just waiting in the wings.

This is not good.

commonsensemajority
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Newt is definitely a smart guy, but this can actually be detrimental if your guiding principles are wrong. Listening to this interview with Glenn, as well as one with Rush a few months back (after the Ryan kerfuffle), it seems that every time Newt is asked a question, his ‘overactive’ mind kicks in with government solutions.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_0NaNPzXRE&feature=related

The solutions we are after are not complicated. They are things like repealing Obamacare; shutting down the federal education, energy, and EPA departments, introducing cut-cap-balance, transferring powers back to the states as per the 10th amendment, making Washington a part-time legislature, etc., etc. Can we have confidence in Newt in shaking up Washington when he always tends to think of things via. a Washington mindset? not so sure….

“government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem”

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Empowering the people first? We are already are empowered. Only a true Conservative (past record included) can turn this disaster around. If Newt ends up being the candidate I will vote for him but I want the principals and values of a real Conservative and that person is Michelle Bachmann. Santorum is second on my list of true Conservatives still in it. Third, Rick Perry. Fourth is where Newt is at in my Conservative lexicon. Like it or not Romney and Gingrich are establishment Republicans and we don’t need any more paper weight do nothings as POTUS. We need brave leadership that is willing to cut, cut, and cut. Government first and foremost needs to be reduced in size dramatically. An establishment POTUS will not do what is needed to save our Nation from its spending addiction. Michelle Bachmann is the one that will make the brave decisions the USA… Read more »

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we are not empowered…if we were we would not be in the mess we are in and newt is a true conservative who recognizes that…bachmann does not what makes them different is not idealogy but tactics…newt prefers using govt. to empower people so over time we can abolish the govt. programs…bachmann wants to abolist them right away which we all know won’t happen as there is no consensus in the country to abolish these programs..congress and senate wont allow it.

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“newt prefers using govt. to empower people so over time we can abolish the govt. programs”

Sssssshhhhhh….. no one is supposed to know that.

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Thanks for the transcript, Scoop. It saved me pausing and re-starting and typing the words. I’m just going to excerpt Gingrich’s comments on two topics to illustrate my attitude toward him. The comments are not necessarily in the order they occurred, but are chosen to highlight my point. **************** GINGRICH: I’m against government trying to pick winners and losers. BECK: aren’t subsidies really some of the biggest problems that we have with our spending and out‑of‑control picking of winners and losers? GINGRICH: Well, it depends on what you’re subsidizing. The idea of having economic incentives for manufacturing goes back to Alexander Hamilton’s first report of manufacturing which I believe was 1791. We have always had a bias in favor of investing in the future. We built the transcontinental railroads that way. **************** (Westernman’s note: Aside from the direct contradiction here, the transcontinental RRs were an exercise in pork and waste… Read more »

odin147
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odin147

r u saying that hamilton was wrong ?

Anonymous
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Newt. Newt. This is about Newt. Pay attention. /s

Yes. Hamilton was wrong. The free market and the profit motive is all the incentive needed.

odin147
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but the free market also needs an environment to be free in…who creates this environment..govt. has a small and temporary role in creating this environment

Anonymous
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The environment, yes. The incentives, no.

Don Tailor
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We conservatives are for truth. And as much as I don’t see Newt as an orthodox conservative, he is very much conservative. Let’s face it, Reagan didn’t do all what orthodox conservatives would want. That’s why it bothers me when Newt is again and again asked about his “right-wing engineering” comments. If you listen carefully, you’ll notice he said he is against “imposing” on the American people, regardless if it comes from the left or the right. Same thing regarding prescription coverage. He is saying that you have to do things in the “right” direction, if they are politically doable. That’s a huge important thing. The worst we could do to bury the conservative cause is come to office and ram our correct ideas through everybody’s throat. It will backfire. Regarding the couch with Pelosi (I’m happy Beck didn’t ask about it) Newt has said enough times he did a… Read more »

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Well Said. Thank you.

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Its official. Newt is the new Cain. As in someone to take the heat for a while then drop out or lose in the primaries. This was a fully destructive interview. He is a full up liberal thinker. By liberal thinker I mean he believes he can out think the inefficiency of government with better ideas for running the government with new “better” programs. Glenn got to it beautifully when he played Newt’s individual mandate support in ’93 and May of this year.

Anonymous
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Tough interview and Newt handled it without any Katie Couric, 3rd thing or Brett Baier embarrassing moments and defends himself well, imagine that!?

Anonymous
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Newt is smart, too smart. He takes progressive positions and then uses twisted logic to trick people into thinking he is a conservative. He justifies the health care mandate by saying he’s requiring people to take responsibility. You make people take responsibility by refusing to bail their butts out when they get in trouble, not by invading someone’s personal liberty and forcing them to buy a product they don’t want. What about the Constitution. Just where does Congress get the power to mandate that people buy health insurance. He justifies the Prescription Drug benefit by saying it saves money by keeping people from having surgery. He’s basing that argument on the premise that there is no other way that people will be able to get their medication unless the government pays for it. Well guess what, if the government pays for it no one will be able to afford it.… Read more »

odin147
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on the mandate i wish we lived in a world where people were not bailed out when they get in trouble and they paid for services like everyone else but we dont and this is driving costs up for people who do have insurance…so now the question is how do u solve the problem what newt is saying is that there be a requirement either to post a bond or be insured…

on the drug benefit…he is trying to modify a program that was already there and there was no mandate to abolish medicare at that time so how do you modify it so that over time so you can abolish it later… that is whay newt is trying to do

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You solve the problem by undoing the socialist policies that created the problem to start with, not by putting more mandates on people. As Michele Bachman said, Newt and many others in the Republican Party are frugal socialist. They don’t want to get rid of big Government they just want to run it more efficiently. You say you wished we lived in a world where people are not bailed out. Well, why don’t we work to accomplish that? Free market societies only work when people are allowed to take risk and either benefit or suffer the consequences. I’m 24 years old. I choose not to purchase health insurance because I would rather put that money towards my education. If I don’t get sick, I benefit by having less college debt than I otherwise would. If I have a catastrophic illness or accident then I should be required to pay for… Read more »

odin147
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but there is no consensus to undo the progressive policies of the 20th century…the reason newt wants to run these programs efficiently is because repubs have no choice …newt would love to abolish these programs but the country does not want to abolish these programs…and if we run on a platform of abolishing these programs we might as well reelect obama… ‘ You say you wished we lived in a world where people are not bailed out. Well, why don’t we work to accomplish that? ‘…we can work to accomplish but not from the top down… the kind of change ur seeking comes from the bottom up…when people become conservative the politicians become conservative…newt can change peoples mind that is what makes him so dangerous to the left if he can reason with the moderates and he has the ability to make them see why conservatism is the way to… Read more »

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I understand where you’re coming from. I know the difficulty of uprooting socialism. I also realize that instead of getting rid of Social Security and Medicare (which is what I would love to do) we may have to simply reform them by creating private accounts. Newt has proposed those things and I support that. However you cannot call an expanded Medicare program, support for an individual mandate, nor an embrace of manmade global warming conservative. He is a big government republican, not as bad as some, but a big government republican none the less.

Obama is vulnerable. We need to use this opportunity to elect the most conservative candidate. Any of our candidates can beat Obama.

odin147
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“expanded medicare program” yes he did but if you look at how he expanded it you will see that the expansion actually empowers people to have a health savings acct.

“support for an individual mandate” yes he did and so did several other conservative who were in the fight against hillary care which they beat..i dont think it is fair to judge him in today’s context when he was fighting for conservatives against hillary…and besides he does not suuport the mandate and i think he has earned the benefit of the doubt.

on global warming…he is agnostic on the issue now and earlier he was advocating conservative solutions on how you fix the environment that is what newt does he looks at a problem and tries to figure out the conservative way to solve the problem, how does that make him big gov. i dont get it.

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I think the best way to get rid of all the big social welfare programs (socialist programs) like social security, medicare, and medicaid is declare them what they are and that is unconstitutional. Then begin the process of turning those programs to the individual states to do with them what they will. That will obviously call for a dramatic decrease in federal taxes so states may raise them to support these programs if they choose. I know would be tough but I think it is the easiest argument and essentially the easiest way to get the burden of our back on a national level. Essentially we’d be in compliance with the constitution and we’d all have the option of moving to the state that makes the changes we would want.

Anonymous
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You hit the nail on the head.

Brian Skinner
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Glenn Beck is secretly working for Jon Huntsman.

Doc Clear
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The problem with Newt is that he’s a long game Republican. He’ll do anything or say anything if he thinks it will benefit the Republican party in the long run. It doesn’t matter if he believes it or not. The couch with Pelosi is a great example. Does he believe in AGW? who knows, but I’m betting he did that as a big tent thing. Guys like that are awful because they continually are moving their goalposts and morals. Once he’s on the top and President I wonder if he’ll ever actually govern by his principals or if he really has any to start with. Notice his strawmen with the medicare. Everything is a political calculation with him. It’s like baseline budgeting with the size of the govt. Why can’t we ever get a guy or girl who will get in there and take it from zero and move ahead… Read more »

MJS
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MJS

Right, just like Romney.

I’m a Perry guy, but I have problems with both of them.

We either nominate a Conservative in this election, or we’re going to lose to obama.

Anonymous
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You are right, but Perry us no Conservative. His a dimmer, more corrupt version of Newt.

Santorum is all that is left…sigh..

MJS
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MJS

Right, but as Levin always says, go for the most Conservative electable candidate.

Perry IS Conservative, but imperfect.

odin147
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odin147

newt is not progressive he is a conservative…he is trying to get to where beck wants to go but not without empowering people first…that is why he advocates the notion having govt. offer choices that include personal savings accts., or you want to opt out of medicare, or you want to opt out of irs, he recognizes that folks currently are dependent on these programs and if you drastically eliminate these programs without a transition it will hurt the conservative movement big time

deo heerai
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Rubbish, Newt is as big a PROGRESSIVE as Pelosi or Obama his deeds and his past words Make him the most Dangerous candidate in the race

odin147
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odin147

where r ur facts u dont have any….

deo heerai
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odin147
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odin147

saw the clip…what in that clip makes him a progressive ?.

deo heerai
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Like I said, if SOCIALIZED MEDICINE floats your boat, You are as big a PROGRESSIVE as Newt. How does this fool(Newt) now argue against Obamacare?? ..How do you?

odin147
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analyze the clip without bias…he is talking about a regulatory framework dealing with public health and safety…even our founding father thought this was reasonable there is nothing progressive about it…it is perfectly conservative to have a minimum amt.of govt. regulation….on the mandate you are misreading newt’s he is talking about a requirement that patients pay for thier health care bills either by insurance or by posting a bond…just like there is a requirement to pay for services in the free market…he is not talking about a mandate to buy insurance enforced by the govt.

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All of Newton’s clips are telling………he always comes to how the government should be involved in every problem he addresses, true conservatives say government is the problem, get it out of our lives as much as possible. Big government= less liberty.

Laura Anfang
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Moderators Please Delete this post

Anonymous
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Thanks for posting this material. The video is not the full interview.

Steve Caron
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That is not the full interview.

Joe
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Great Post – THANKS

Newt will be tested again and again

Great exercise when he chops up Romney or “THE ONE”

with 1/2 of his brain tied behind his back

Nick Jacob
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(B/c the vid was cut off. Here’s the end after a couple more tough questions) GLENN: Newt, I have to tell you, I ‑‑ you know, because, you know, it’s obvious it was very clear in advance and I hope my staff made this very clear that this isn’t going to be an easy interview but I think you’ve ‑‑ you know, there was no gaffes here by any stretch of the imagination. I didn’t expect any. But I appreciate the willingness to come on and answer the tough questions, and I wish you the best. GINGRICH: Well, sir, you and I have always had a great relationship and I admire your courage and I admire the way in which you’ve always stood up and told the truth and I think you’ve had a huge impact as I go around the country with Tea Party folks in maximizing interest in… Read more »

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI

Like the weather in Michigan – just wait a minute and it will change – just as Newt Gingrich can change his opinions, policies and venue on a dime. Newt can abrogate the U.S. Constitution is a nano-second!

Newcomb
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I didn’t even know Glenn Beck was still around until I heard about this interview this morning. Seems he hasn’t changed much at all.

deo heerai
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deo heerai

Thank god he has not changed, what can i say He is not a Gingrich

Professor Why
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Can’t wait to see the Bachmann interview that followed… Can just imagine the hard-hitting questions that were asked…

Beck: “Congresswoman Bachmann, why are you so dreamy and such a perfect, wonderful candidate that I can fawn over?” wink

(Note to the humor-impaired: That was a joke. Now, back to your regular TRS viewing.)

deo heerai
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deo heerai

I said it once I will say it again Gingrich is far far worse than Romney or even Ron Paul. We need to NEUTER NEWT this guy is dangerous and trecherous and a total scumbag

MJS
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MJS

NO, Romney is the worst and most weakest candidate the GOP has.

His nomination will result is a loss for GOP and a fracturing the the party.

deo heerai
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And Newt the Progressive won’t, you obviously have not done any vetting of Gingrich, His personal life matches his political life and the both stink to high heaven. But hey, go ahead and nominate him all will come out. He is ,after all, the guy Obama most wants to run against…why??

MJS
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MJS

I’m not saying that won’t happen, but what I’m telling you is Romney the personal record-shredding RINO will have 0 conservative support. We’re not voting for him.

IF, IF he is elected, its the same old, same old. The GOP will represent nothing. And no, that’s no better that obama.

If obama is re-elected, its time for civil disobedience. How about an occupy Congress, but for real citizens?

deo heerai
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Romney’s support among independents is 10 times that of Newt so he is easily more electable than Newt and much less dangerous … And I hate Romney, so it was not easy to write that first sentence . Anybody but Newt Neuter Newt now before its too late

Anonymous
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Ron Paul’s support from independents is greater than progressive like Obama, Newt, and Romney. Put that in your big government pipe and smoke it. Check out the subsets of these polls where independents are polled.

I don’t understand why you think you are getting a choice among statists like Gingrich, Obama, and Romney. It’s an echo.

Anonymous
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How is Romney worse than Newt?

1. Romneycare: Newt supported the mandate for about 18 years and supported it on a national, not a state level like Romney.

2. Global warming: Both have waffled on this, but Newt did the ad with Pelosi helping Gore’s agenda.

3. Ethanol subsidies: both support it.

4. Education: Romney supported No Child Left Behind (still supports some of it). Newt voted for the Dept of Ed in the 70’s and recently worked with Arne Duncan and Al Not So Sharpton to promote Obama’s education agenda.

So again, please tell me how Newt is better than Romney and how Newt can be trusted?

MJS
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MJS

Hey, Romney-bot. The guy has 100000 positions for every positions you just named.

Romney is not a Conservative and 58% of conservatives sat out last election because of McCain.

Romney = Boehner = Cantor = McConnell = status quo = not acceptable. He’s a another big government liberal from MA who raised taxes (ooohh, fees, my bad), supported gay marriage, and started Romney-care.

You miss the point! Support big government programs and subsidies, and all that other BS is not acceptable.

Romney will lose to obama, at least Newt is exciting people.

I don’t like either, I’m a Perry guy, but if Perry doesn’t get it, I will not vote Romney, I’ll stay home.

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Romneybot????

Wow, I’ve been called alot of things but this one is a first!!!

I was a Palin supporter who wanted to stop Romney at all costs. When Sarah said no, I went to Cain because he had a chance to beat Romney.

I knew Newt was bad, but after researching his record, he may just be worse than Romney.

I’m supporting the conservative with the best record in the race: Bachmann.

Professor Why
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Unfortunately, that isn’t a video of the entire interview… It cuts off the last portion of it…

Art Telles
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Art Telles

An excellent interview… Gingrich responded fully. Beck’s comments after the interview about Gingrich’s progressive mindset are focused on the issue of the history of Teddy Roosevelt progressivism. A few days ago here on TRS I had a comment about the progressive choice we have today as related to how we got the 16th amendment and the tax on income. “… third wave progressivism”… – The entire comment is here – >> http://www.therightscoop.com/michelle-malkin-rips-newt-for-dabbling-with-faddish-third-wave-progressivism/#comment-376731584 – – – – – – – – – “The progress of Progressivism and acceptance of a tax on income” – >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution – “On July 12, 1909, the resolution proposing the Sixteenth Amendment was passed by the Sixty-first Congress and submitted to the state legislatures. – “The presidential election of 1912 was contested between three advocates of an income tax. – – – – – – – – The election was “contested between three advocates of an… Read more »

deo heerai
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deo heerai

Actually it sounds like verbal slop. Newt is a political Viper with a past that will make the accusations against Herman Cain seem like a bedtime story ,whose progressive views make Romney look like a tea partier, whose radical views make Ron paul look like a choir boy ,whose willingness to “brown nose” democrats makes Huntsman look like Mark Levin . And all of that is clearly shown in Beck’s interview. Neuter Newt before its too late .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Well said.

Bachmann is the best choice and has the best record to prove it.

Art Telles
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Art Telles

“… the best record …” Yep, Bachmann has a more conservative record. But, there’s just something missing… maybe it’s the wisdom that comes with experience. Both Gingrich and Santorum have tons of experience and wisdom regarding the social issues in America and the international issues. Bachmann has been representing Minnesota’s 6th congressional district since 2007. That’s only 4 years. She certainly has much more experience than BHObama had after 1 year and 6 months as Senator. However, my point is that, however RIGHT ON Bachmann is on conservative issues she is articulating today, it just seems to me that something is missing in her resume which is found in abundance in Gingrich and Santorum. To me, that something missing is simply the wisdom that comes with experience on international issues. As a member of the Intelligence Committee, Bachmann has current knowledge and perspective about international issues, but current knowledge and… Read more »

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Anonymous

You too Art?

Come on, don’t fall for this! On the key issues of Obamacare, global warming, and education Newt has been dead wrong.

We need a Tea party conservative who won’t compromise on fundamental principles. That person is Michele Bachmnann.

Art Telles
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Art Telles

“… don’t fall …”

I hear your plaint NHConservative0221.

However, everything I have posted here on TRS is pragmatic.

As you will notice in the post to which you are responding, I use the word “IF” in quotes.

“IF” Gingrich wins the Republican wreath –

POTUS Gingrich
and
V-POTUS Santorum

… or vice versa.

or

POTUS Gingrich
and
V-POTUS Bachmann

… or vice versa.

Why?

It’s either Romney OR Gingrich
It’s either Romney OR Bachmann
It’s either Romney OR Paul
It’s either Romney OR Perry
It’s either Romney OR Santorum

Of course, Romney might be TKOed early.

And, unless something changes to elevate Bachmann, Paul, Perry OR Santorum, it looks like it’s going to be Romney OR Gingrich.

That’s all.
That’s it.

Art

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Michele is very bright, and a staunch conservative. Here she is supporting Ron Paul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7G_pey51A8&feature=related

Conservative_Hippie
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Conservative_Hippie

It’s between Bachmann and Newt for me, but leaning toward Newt at the moment.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m really sorry to hear that.

On the core issues of Obamacare, global warming, and education Newt has been dead wrong.

Can we really trust him??

Bachmann has the best record, she deserves our support.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I agree. She is not only a great, small-government conservative, she has no skeletons to date, and it is unlikely any will be found. I also think she would select Ron Paul as her running mate. That would give us the best of both worlds. Any other candidate would keep the Ron Paul supporters at home, virtually ensuring an Obama victory.

This is Michele with Ron Paul:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YleZcGvr5UQ

Art Telles
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Art Telles

“… verbal slop”…

Newt answered fully, and Gregg, Pat and Stuart all agreed that Gingrich was coherent in his answers.

Of course, deo heerai, that does not mean they agreed with 100% of what Gingrich said.

Gregg was surprised that his decades long friend Pat was drawn towards Gingrich and how he handled himself as he answered very tough question about his “progressive” past.

Only the voters can “neuter Newt”… so, time will tell.

Art

deo heerai
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deo heerai

“Only the voters can “neuter Newt”… so, time will tell.

Art”

I am with you 100% on that my brother god bless the democratic process . But vetting must be done and Newt fails and has been found wanting

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“whose willingness to ‘brown nose’ democrats makes Huntsman look like Mark Levin .”

That’s hysterical!

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