Challenging Anti-Republican Bias in Foreign Coverage of the Primaries
Two connected questions, if I may be so bold, both to assist me in my personal campaign against outrageous coverage of the GOP in prominent Irish media organs ( one State-funded):
1) Does Gingrich want to do away with unemployment benefit, specifically the 99 weeks allowance as I heard stated on radio (state-funded) minutes ago. I can't find a clear statement either way on his Website or elsewhere, although I think he's for reform rather than repeal.
2) Could an American educated in California be excused for making the following statement;
"History matters here. Republican state senator Glenn McConnell, a Civil War re-enactor, spent $30,000 to commission a replica of a Civil War canon, which he keeps in his garage. Bobby Harrell, the speaker of the state assembly, who this week endorsed Gingrich, has built his career on the idea of restoring South Carolina to its pre-Civil War wealth, influence and grandeur. A few days ago, the burghers of Charleston held a party to mark the 205th birthday of Robert E Lee, the president of the confederacy."
The latter statement was made in the Irish Times yesterday by it's Washington correspondent (whose immediate predecessor made the first statement above). What I'm looking for are links to unimpeachable sources to challenge the first statement and any possible explasnation for the second eg) California kids 40 years ago or so weren't taught about Jefferson Davis.
Answer by Ottoman Umpire
He's against protracted unemployment benefits. From The Daily Caller, reporting on the Nov. 16, 2012 debate in South Carolina:
According to Gingrich, the 99-week maximum that citizens can receive unemployment insurance payments is ample time to gain marketable skills.
“The fact is, 99 weeks is an associate degree,” he noted to cheers from the South Carolina audience. “I hope my four colleagues would agree here. It tells you everything you need to know about the difference between Barack Obama and the five of us.”