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One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it. 
 --Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in own way. 
-- Robert Frost, 1935

'My country right or wrong' is like saying 'my mother drunk or sober'.
--  G. K. Chesterton

Newt..The Clown

Loser  Clown
Newt Admits He's Full of Crap
"There were times I was praying and I felt I was doing things that 
were wrong but I was still doing them. There are times that I have 
fallen short of my own standards. There's certainly times 
when I've fallen short of God's standards. I knew I couldn't 
cast the first stone as I knew I had weaknesses. I drew a line in 
my mind and said even though I run the risk of being deeply 
embarrassed and even on a purely personal level I am not rendering 
judgment on another human being.
Newt Gingrich,,2030773,00.html 

"It is perfectly American to be wrong." 
-- Newt Gingrich

"To the degree I was too brash, Too self-confident or too 
pushy, I apologize."
-- Newt in 1997

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting 
money from private industry or private sources is essentially 
a socialist argument. 

In every election in American history both parties have their 
cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins. 

Climate Change
"I’m an amateur paleontologist. I spend a lot of time looking at the Earth’s 
temperature for a very long time. I’m a lot harder to convince than just looking at 
a computer model."
Newt Gingrich

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, 
we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now. 

Clinton's 1993 budget bill

“It kill's jobs and leads to a recession, force people off of work and onto unemployment 
and will actually increase the deficit.Gosh, how wrong can a person be?” Newt Gingrich
Note: This Bill kicked off the longest period of growth in US History

Credit Union, Electric Co-Ops
"Government-sponsored enterprises include, for example, telephone cooperatives, 
rural electric cooperatives, federal credit unions. There are many different kinds of 
government-sponsored enterprises, and many of them have done very good things,"
Newt Gingrich

NOTE: None of the above are Government-sponsored enterprises.

I discourage a cult of personality. 

Dan Rather
If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather 
would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened.

Democratic Party
The greatest leaders in fighting for an integrated America in 
the twentieth century were in the Democratic Party. The fact 
is, it was the liberal wing of the Democratic Party that ended 
segregation. The fact is that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
who gave hope to a nation that was in despair and could have 
slid into dictatorship. And the fact is, every Republican has 
much to learn from studying what the Democrats did right. 

Do Something
We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, 
but do something. 

I love the environment, but I'm cheap on the environment. 

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. 
No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.

It may just be because I get homesick, but I have concluded 
Washington's cherry blossoms are just plain overrated. 

Leaders and Leadership
I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too 
abstract; I think too much. 

What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a 
majority. If [voters] care about parking lots, then talk about 
parking lots. 

It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us. 

Mitt Romney
Romney would buy the election if he could,
Newt Gingrich

“This is a man whose staff created the PAC and his millionaire friends fund the PAC, 
He’s not telling the American people the truth,” Gingrich said. 
“It’s just like his pretense that he’s a conservative.”
When asked if he was calling Romney a liar, Gingrich answered “yes.”

"I raised so much money over the years, from
so many different people that ... I don't owe anyone."
-- Newt Gingrich

“The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.” 
Newt Gingrich on campaign reform.

Newt's Wife
"She isn't young enough or pretty enough to be the President's wife." 
- Newt, on his first wife.

New Deal
"I want to repeal the New Deal." 

“Public Broadcasting is a sandbox for the rich. The NEA and the HEH are simply 
enclaves of the left using your money to propagandize your children against your values.” 
Newt Gingrich

“They still don’t realize that the appropriation is gone, that the game is over. 
The power of the Speaker is the power of recognition, and I will not recognize any proposal 
that will appropriate money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 
What they should be doing is planning for the future.” 
Newt Gingrich

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of 
doing the hard work you already did. 

Politics and War
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.

Praying In School
“Most People don’t realize it’s illegal to pray in school, most people 
somehow think that’s not true.” 
Newt Gingrich
Note: Praying is allowed in public schools as long as it is not lead by government employees 
or so loud as to disrupt the education of others.

Press Confrontations
You have to give the press confrontations. When you give 
them confrontations, you get attention; when you get attention, 
you can educate.

Republician Party
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican 
Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We 
encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all 
those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire 
but are lousy in politics. 

Spanish and the Ghetto
"The American people believe English should be the official language of 
the government....We should replace bilingual education with immersion 
in English so people learn the common language of the country and they 
learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto," 
Newt Gingrich 
Source:speech to the National Federation of Republican Women, Apr 2007

In 1998, Newt Gingrich, leaving a meeting at the 
Oval Office, said to Clinton: "Mr. President, we 
are going to run you out of town." In about a year, 
it was Gingrich out of a job, not the president. 
Newt Gingrich
Source:THE SURVIVOR: President Clinton and His Times

Women In Military
"If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological 
problems staying in a ditch for thirty days because they 
get infections and they don't have upper body strength. I 
mean, some do, but they're relatively rare. On the other hand, 
men are basically little piglets, you drop them in the ditch, 
they roll around in it, doesn't matter, you know. These things 
are very real. On the other hand, if combat means being on an 
Aegis-class cruiser managing the computer controls for twelve 
ships and their rockets, a female may be again dramatically 
better than a male who gets very, very frustrated sitting in 
a chair all the time because males are biologically driven to 
go out and hunt giraffes." 
Newt Gingrich

Notes to Leave You With

Draft Dodger:
Though he relentlessly pushes military spending and talks like a bigtime hawk, 
Gingrich avoided the Vietnam War through a combination of student and family deferments. 
(He married one of his teachers at age 19.)

House Banking Scandal: Newt Bounced 22 Checks 
Remember the House Banking scandal, where so many congressmen 
wrote rubber checks on government money? Newt hopes you don't, 
because he bounced 22 himself, which almost cost him reelection in 
1992. His vote for the secret House pay raise, and the chauffeur who 
drove him around Washington in a Lincoln Town Car, didn't help. 

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