In Newt’s Words
To the surprise and delight of President Obama, Democrats and progressives, the Newt Gingrich campaign has risen from the ashes and propelled him to frontrunner status in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Whether he can win is an open question, but Newt’s habit of making jaw-dropping statements make him the general election candidate of the Democrats’ dreams.
Let ‘s take a trip down memory lane and allow Newt Gingrich speak for himself. Here is just a small sampling of the low-hanging fruit ripe for the picking by Democratic ad men:
Newt Gingrich on whether the US should help overthrow Gaddafi:
Exercise a no-fly zone this evening, communicate to the Libyan military that Gaddafi was gone and that the sooner they switch sides, the more likely they were to survive, provided help to the rebels to replace him. I mean, the idea that we’re confused about a man who has been an anti-American dictator since 1969 just tells you how inept this administration is.
Newt Gingrich, two weeks later, on whether the US should have helped overthrow Gaddafi:
I would not have intervened. I think there were a lot of other ways to affect Qaddafi. I think there are a lot of other allies in the region we could have worked with. I would not have used American and European forces.
Newt Gingrich on himself:
I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.
Gingrich – Primary mission, Advocate of civilization, Definer of civilization, Teacher of the rules of civilization, Leader of the civilizing forces.
My enemies will write histories that dismiss me and prove I was unimportant.
People like me are what stand between us and Auschwitz. I see evil all around me every day.
It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.
I think you can write a psychological profile of me that says I found a way to immerse my insecurities in a cause large enough to justify whatever I wanted it to.
I will not rest until I have transformed the landscape of American politics.
Newt Gingrich on Gays:
It is madness to pretend that families are anything other than heterosexual couples.
There is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us. [It is] prepared to use violence, to use harassment. I think it is prepared to use the government if it can get control of it.
Newt Gingrich on his first wife:
She isn’t young enough or pretty enough to be the President’s wife.
Newt Gingrich on campaign finance reform:
The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.
The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
Newt Gingrich on women in the military:
If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections…. Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.
Newt said what?
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty.
Give the park police more ammo. (responding to a reporter who asked what to do about the homeless a few days after the police shot a homeless man in front of the White House)
We need a military four times the size of our present defense system.
I would instruct the national security officials in a Gingrich administration to ignore the recent decisions of the Supreme Court on national security matters.
The secular-socialist machine represents as great a threat to America as Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union once did.
We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart.
There is no attack on American culture more destructive and more historically dishonest than the relentless effort to drive God out of America’s public square.
I love the environment, but I’m cheap on the environment.
By the time [my granddaughters] are my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.
Newt Gingrich on Democrats and the political left:
The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose.
Woody Allen had non-incest with his non-daughter because they were a non-family. It fits the Democratic Party platform perfectly.
It’s almost as though [the ACLU] were into destruction for its own sake and weakening and undermining America for its own sake.
The America in which we grew up is vastly different from the America the secular-socialist left wants to create. And that’s why saving America is the fundamental challenge of our time.
What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together his actions?
Up to 25% of the White House, when they first came in, had used drugs within the past 4 or 5 years.
Obama is trying to end America as it has been for the last 400 years.
George Soros wants to spend $75 million defeating George W. Bush because Soros wants to legalize heroin.
Bill Clinton is the enemy of normal Americans.
The NEA and the HEH are simply enclaves of the left using your money to propagandize your children against your values.