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This is Newt at his best. David Gregory has no answer other than the DNC talking points.
To paraphrase an old stoner staying, I guess Sandra Fluke would say, “birth control will get you through times of no cash better than cash will get you through times of no birth control.” And THIS is what David Gregory thinks is a crucial issue for potential presidents to discuss.
I am pro-choice. But it is sickening to me that this silly so-called journalist would ask such a patently absurd question as “can you not see how this would be viewed as an attempt to take away women’s rights?” No, Mr. Idiot, I cannot see how this could be so framed except as a false issue that in itself belies the dependency mentality of the American left, especially by those who call themselves feminists. I would like to say to him, “Mr. Gregory, do you not see how you’re participating in the culture wars?
I tried to explain this issue to the liberals on my facebook feed and they simply didn’t understand. They actually believe that Rush, and all conservatives, are arguing that anybody who uses contraception is a prostitute! I’ve never encountered such a blatant straw man.
Except that Mitt has, several times. In the New Hampshire debate against George Stephanopolous and also in the Mesa, Arizona debate, I believe.
If Newt were WH Press Secretary, they could make Press Conferences pay-per-view cable events.
I’d buy a season pass. · 39 minutes ago
My thought too, except Newt would never stoop to White House Press Secretary. You’d have to call it something like Grand Czar of Communications.
He is very good at not letting the press deflect him from the crux of the matter. When Bachmann tried the same thing, she sounded stilted and robotic, but Newt is nimble. Could we infuse Mitt with an essence of Newt without being accused of witchcraft?
Breitbart and Newt were/are the only ones that refuse to accept the media narrative.
If only Romney could do this.
Breitbart would have been an awesome Press Secretary.
This makes me long for a Gingrich Presidential News Conference. After a couple news conferences like this I can imagine the MSM drawing straws over who HAS to cover the conference, knowing that they’ll get schooled in front of the nation.
No, Romney, is not a Newt-level debater, but he is pretty good when pressed. And he will be pressed. And he will respond.
Semi-related, I heard (and cheered) when I heard Romney referring to a “15% unemployment rate.” That suggests Romney will not accept the DEMSM narrative.
Pat Buchanan was the first White House Communications Director to become a presidential candidate. Newt could be the first to go the other direction.
Except that Mitt has, several times. In the New Hampshire debate against George Stephanopolous and also in the Mesa, Arizona debate, I believe. · 44 minutes ago
You’re right. Romney did. And I’m thankful for it. But it’s just nowhere near the same thing as what you see Newt accomplish above. The important thing, though, is that Romney’s on the right side of the issue.
Yep. Earlier this week we were lamenting and wondering where our next Andrew Breitbart would come from. Folks? His name is Newt Gingrich and he’s already here. Vote for him.
Newt makes the essential point: President Obama is the aggressor here. The status quo–right now, today–has contraceptives available to all practically everywhere and at dirt cheap prices. Conservatives are not suggesting a change to current policy. The Catholic Church is not trying to outlaw contraception.
The Left and allies in the MSM are eliding from the original aggression into the response, then implying that the response itself is aggression. And now they have personalized the matter by targeting Rush Limbaugh, once again, as the face of “intolerance.”
Say what you will about Saul Alinsky, his ideas have legs.
On the other hand, over on ABC, the Sunday show did exactly what they were told. George Stephanopoulos again raised the “contraception issue” as if the Republicans were waging culture war … and yet Stephanopoulos was the one who originally brought it up, and Obama was the one who ignited the issue with the HHS mandate.
The Republicans have to learn how to challenge the question. Newt knows that the premise behind every question is always a liberal premise. Newt’s method is to attacks it. Santorum whines about it. I’m not sure that Romney grasps it in the first place.
Reagan knew how to answer without accepting the premise, but he never showed that he took it personally. He’d just switch to a story or an anecdote that deflected it. Frequently his opponents, who were too locked into the same premises, thought Reagan was a dope because Reagan wasn’t answering the question … as asked. They couldn’t see the difference.
Say what you will about Saul Alinsky, his ideas have legs. · 39 minutes ago
This is why I find it so maddening that Rush didn’t just stand his ground and make this same case. Perhaps if he’d made this the vanguard of his defense in refusing to apologize, he’d have kept the lemming horde that his advertising partners showed themselves to be from jumping ship.
The fact that he apologized at all is surely a big defeat for the standard-bearer of the modern Conservative movment in the U.S. This past week has been bloody for conservatives. Breitbart, Wilson, Rush…
Since the dems and MSM will try to turn the election into Class Warfare, Occupy, 1% vs 99% if Mitt wins the nomination, Romney will have to select somebody for VP who is a fighter (preferably with working class background) who is not afraid to take on the Class Warfare rhetoric of this administration. That means guys like Jeb Bush, Rubio, Haley and Susana Martinez are out, and Christie, Giuliani and even Gingrich should be given major considerations.
After watching the video, I wouldn’t mind if Gingrich becomes the VP for romney. Mittster needs a bodyguard from the Occupy Freaks.
Newt Gingrich is the Andrew Breitbart of Establishment Repubs. He’s got lots of ideas and is not afraid to battle with liberals on their own turf. Unlike Santorum, he knows how to get his point across without offending women or sounding like a scold.
Gingrich for VP. He needs a national platform for his anti-OWS, anti-class warfare message.
It’s funny how Gregory tries to spin it that Newt somehow agrees with him in the end when Gregory knows he just PWNED by Gingrich, HAH!