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Glenn welcomed the current front-runner for the GOP nomination to the program this morning on radio, and the usually unflappable Newt Gingrich was met with some serious questions about his record on healthcare, global warming, and more.

Glenn started the interview by making it clear that this was not a “gotcha” interview, but that Glenn had “serious concerns” about Newt Gingrich as President. Glenn’s producers had made it clear to Newt that tough questions were going to be asked, but he did think that Gingrich is a decent guy.

“I’m asking questions because I truly, deeply care about the country just as much as Newt Gingrich does but we differ on the answers, I believe. I’d like to have him convince me that I’m wrong. I would love to have him convince me that I’m wrong,” Glenn said.

On Regulation

Glenn started by playing a piece of audio where Gingrich claimed to be a “Theodore Roosevelt Republican”, a political figure in history that Glenn believes is strongly tied to the Progressive movement in history on both sides of the aisle.

The archived clip had Gingrich saying:

And for government to not leave guarantees that you don’t have the ability to change, no private corporation has the purchasing power or the ability to reshape the health system, and in this sense I guess I’m a Theodore Roosevelt Republican. In fact, if I were going to characterize my – on health where I come from, I’m a Theodore Roosevelt Republican and I believe government can lean in the regulatory leaning is okay.

“Regulation and the government scares the crap out of me and I think most Tea Party kind of leaning conservatives, and Theodore Roosevelt was the guy who started the Progressive Party. How would you characterize your relationship with the progressive ideals of Theodore Roosevelt?” Glenn asked Gingrich.

Gingrich said he was a fan of Roosevelt for reasons like his advocacy of the FDA.

“I was a child who lived in Europe and I always marveled at the fact that American water is drinkable virtually anywhere,” Gingrich said. “So there are minimum regulatory standards of public health and safety that are I think really important.”

“What I’m against is the government trying to implement things because bureaucracy’s such a bad implementer, and I’m against government trying to pick winners and losers,” Gingrich added.

On subsidies, bailouts, and energy

The talk then turned to bailouts and subsidies for businesses. Gingrich was clear that he would not have bailed out GM and the company would have been much better off going through a reorganization bankruptcy. On subsidies, however, Gingrich admitted that he was in favor of subsidies for ethanol because they drive out dependence on foreign oil.

“I want American energy to drive out Saudi Arabia and Iranian and Iraqi energy and Venezuelan energy. And so I am for all sources of American energy in order to make us not just independent but to create a reservoir so that if something does happen in the Persian Gulf in the Straits of Hormuz, the world’s industrial system doesn’t crash into a deep depression,” Gingrich told Glenn.

“Aren’t subsidies really some of the biggest problems that we have with our spending and out of control picking of winners and losers?” Glenn asked.

“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. The Erie Canal was built that way. We’ve always believed that having a strong infrastructure and having a strong energy system are net advantages because they’ve made us richer and more powerful than any country in the world. But what I object to is subsidizing things that don’t work and things that aren’t creating a better future. And the problem with the modern welfare state is it actually encourages people to the wrong behaviors, encourages them not to work, encourages them not to study,” Gingrich responded.

On the individual mandate and healthcare

Continuing with the theme of big spending, Glenn asked Gingrich how a fiscal conservative could call the Medicare Prescription Drug Program the “most important bill to vote on in your career”.

Gingrich said that the bill included the Medicare Advantage and the right to have a high deductible medical savings account, “the first steps towards moving control over your health dollars back to you.”

“You’re trying to transition into smaller government by also supporting a bill that has in it a gigantic giveaway?” Glenn asked with incredulity.

“I think this is where we fundamentally differ is it seems to me and let me just play the audio here that you are for the individual mandate for healthcare and you have been for quite some time,” Glenn said.

Glenn played audio from 1993 and 2011, both of which have Newt advocating for the controversial individual mandate for health insurance.

In 1993, Gingrich said, “I am for people, individuals, exactly like automobile insurance, individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance, and I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals on a sliding scale a government subsidy so it will ensure that everyone as individuals have health insurance.”

In 2011, he said, “I think that there are ways to do it that make most libertarians relatively happy. I’ve said consistently we ought to have some requirement to either have health insurance or you post a bond or in some way you indicate you are going to be held accountable.”

“You seem to be very interested in the government finding the solution,” Glenn said.

“We can go back and we can listen to exactly what I was asked on that show and what I said I stand by, which is in a free society, you don’t elect officials to impose on you things that you disagree with,” Gingrich fired back.

“Now, I also, ironically, I would implement the Medicare reforms that Paul Ryan wants, I would implement them next year as an optional choice and I would allow people to have the option to choose premium support and then have freedom to negotiate with their doctor or their hospital in a way that would increase their ability to manage costs without being involved, you know but I wouldn’t impose it on everybody across the board. I think that’s a very large scale experiment. But I think you could migrate people toward it,” Gingrich said.

On Climate Change

Glenn also asked about his record on climate change.

“ On global warming, with sitting down on the couch with Nancy Pelosi, and I would agree with you that was the dumbest moment you know, it would have been the dumbest moment of my life. And I agree with that. But when you look at, it’s not a moment of your life. In speech after speech, in your book Contract with the Earth, even with John Kerry in a debate,” Glenn said.

“ Help me out. This is a multiyear stance. It’s not a moment in your life,” Glenn added.

“I think that there is evidence on both sides of the climate change argument, and the point I was making was in a situation where, for example, having a larger nuclear program reduces carbon in the atmosphere, it’s a prudent thing to look at nuclear as one of the actions,” Gingrich said.

While many of Newt’s arguments contained progressive rhetoric – the idea of having to lead the American people to policy one baby step at a time – Glenn appreciated the candidate taking the time to appear on the show.

“I appreciate the willingness to come on and answer the tough questions, and I wish you the best,” Glenn said.

“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 American history and interest in the Founding Fathers and I think much of what you’ve done, you know, you and I don’t have to agree on some things to have a great deal of mutual respect and I think you’ve been a very powerful force for good and I wish you well in your new ventures,” Newt told Glenn.

On Israel

Coming back from the break, Glenn did want to emphasize that Gingrich is a big supporter of Israel, an issue that is very important to Glenn.

“I do want to point out a positive. First of all, Newt Gingrich signed a letter of support for Restoring Courage. He is a big supporter of Israel, and he is issuing a press release this morning demanding that President Obama renounce the recent statements by Leon Panetta and his ambassador to Belgium which were hostile over the weekend to Israel, I mean in ways I’ve never seen before. That press release is coming up from Newt Gingrich today. We didn’t have time to cover that, but I wanted you to know. He is a big supporter of Israel,” Glenn said.

Glenn will have more on this interview tonight on GBTV!

  • Anonymous

    “Gingrich should be anathema to conservatives. In fact, for all the reasons Romney hasn’t appealed to conservatives, Gingrich can go one (at least) better: flip-flops, crony capitalism, would have voted for TARP, supports ethanol subsidies and, as recently as this summer, said he supported Federal mandates on purchasing health insurance (which he first did while lobbying for the healthcare industry)”….Personal Liberty Digest

    Yes, it’s no secret that Newt is a globalist. He’d make a great Little Caesar, and it’s obviously the role that he was born for, i.e. more government and more spending albeit Newt-style. Remember G.W. Bush, and his big spending budgets? Did G.W. ever veto a budget? Romeny, Newt, Bush 1 & 2, so what’s the difference? Yes, these men will boil the frogs ( read: amerikans) more slowly than BHO, but is that what you really want?— to be slowly boiled by another big brother hypocrite?

    Both Newt & Romeny are natural-born politicians. Yes, they are smooth talking debaters, and, remember, so is the devil.

    Look at their records, because actions speak louder than words. Deeds, not just words, are what count.

  • http://www.praxacademy.com Rothbardian

    It should come as no surprise to those of us that actually follow these slimy politicians that Gingrich is a statist.  Vote for the true believer in liberty, Ron Paul.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus isn’t running, He is guiding.  If not Newt, then who?

  • KayAZ12

    I see Speaker Gingrich as an outsider who’s been on the inside and knows how it works.  More and more establishment (and other) insiders are oozing out of the woodwork to diminish him as a leader, viable candidate, etc.  They may or may not be correct.  Unfortunately, many of the Republican leaders have been less than spectacular in out maneuvering the Democrats.

    I’ve not made my final decision and look forward to hearing more from all the candidates.  Not talking points, rhetoric, or the usual litmus test ideology.  I DON’T want to know what they are going to do, but what they are going to UNDO.  And how are they going to systematically undo without throwing the country into chaos. 

    I believe in redemption and am leery of those whose policies and views remain static over time.  Perfection is not possible.  I know that through the years I’ve learned and gained wisdom from my mistakes.

    I liked and appreciated the interview.  Both Glenn’s questions and Newt’s honest answers.

  • Anonymous

    This video regarding Newt was just posted on Drudge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jzi3HBCS2M

  • Anonymous

    Glen is coming at things from a religious point of view, and Newt is coming at them from a practicle point of view. There is no reason why the two are not compatible. Prolonged discussions between the two of them would probably have them agreeing on most issues. Even Ron Paul, on Huckabees’ Forum the other night, said he would sign bills that he felt were unconstitutional as a practicle matter. He ellaborated that to immediately scrap everything that was unconstitutional, in a constructionist view point, would create havac in the country.

     I believe the reason for Newt’s current high ratings is that many people are seeing, in him, someone that will be a strong leader, as aposed to someone who is clueless, but can read a telleprompter. If anyone can get the congress to behave in a rational manner, it is probably Newt.

  • Anonymous

    Bachmann on Newt: “It doesn’t help to have a frugal socialist. That’s really what we’re talking about is managing socialism and trying to be a frugal socialist.”

    Yes, I agree with Bachmann on this one. In fact, she may have just coined a new phrase that’s very relevant to not only Newt, but a majority of the Republican party.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    USMC — right now with Newt, I have seen and read and listened to the interview with him and Glenn. He does demonstrate some good qualities, yet I still can picture him as a political Shou Lin style of master; one who can go either way as a benefit or a danger to the future for the nation.

    Yet still I think that we have a chance for a real wild card candidate to come forth in the end. Something is telling me the real selected candidate is soon to come forth; and will take prevelence…yet if Newt will do as the Constitution demands of the position; and can tame the Fed, and the Congress, along with the deficit/debt, who knows.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=836385413 Bill Kalles

    Every Republican candidate is a progressive Teddy Roosevelt progressive, except for Ron Paul.  If Glenn Beck loved the constitution as much as he says he does, he would support Dr. Ron Paul.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000509514371 Barbara Gardner

    Looks
    like Newt may have to fight some of the same old foes he fought when he
    was Speaker…They are like old dogs with a bone, and they are not
    going to let go…Newt did the right thing as Speaker, and yes, at some
    cost to the party, but nonetheless, not considering even his own
    re-election, he did the right thing in bringing spending under control
    and balancing the budget. Newt paid a price for…
    doing what was right, attacked by the left as well as RINO’s on the
    right. Charges were brought against him, all unfounded, except one they
    made stick, a trumped up, grabbing at straws, ethics charge that was an
    obvious error by his attorney, but the dogs were not going to let go of
    that bone and lose face, even though they had one to spare…I still say
    SHAME on them and their trumped up charges and all with backing from
    many in his own party…They had successfully stacked the deck on Newt!
    and the RINO’s sat back, smugly blaming Newt for their own inadequacies!
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Groesbeck/100000319492111 Michael Groesbeck

    Beck, I’m sorry you have to ask….a set of prepared questions that you cannot deviate from.

    Gingrich is a fascist biding his time.

    Teddy Roosevelt was an idiot. 

    What I oppose to  are subsidizing things that don’t work.and things that aren’t creating a better future.

    PEOPLE DON”T FALL INTO VATS OF SAUSAGE.

    That’s a hilarious piece of logic accepted by Newt

    And Gingrich opposed the Paul Ryan plan…which was derived from Medicare Advantage… the private insurance route of Medicare.

    Gingrich is still 1.0  -> He lied on Beck’s show

    People familiar with the Healthcare system (not insurance) knows that the masses won’t are not disciplined enough for preventative care. Doctors would be forced into micromanaging their patience. 

    PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE REQUIRES FAR MORE TIME/WORK FOR OUR ALREADY OVERBURDENED HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE.

    Lets Assume people are disciplined: Doctors service more people (More work)…for less money….

    I’m pretty sure doctors wouldn’t support this. This cannot not be solved with TORT reform or by solving anything on the insurance side. There are simply not enough aspiring doctors/nurses to carry the workload.

    Our Healthcare* system (not just insurance) needs to be changed. Registered Nursing, Nursing Assistants, Medical Assistants….these fields of work are limited in their scope BY LAW via licenses. Our workforce is STATIC in their work scope and hospitals can do nothing about it.

    If you over-work doctors/nurses…it doesn’t matter what Insurance you have, YOU’RE GOING TO GET INFERIOR CARE

    Newt is talking about an extra-ordinary level of preventative medicine that is unachievable and impractical.

    Rationing is already happening…you just pay a hell of alot more…for less….Obamacare or no

    Your grandma is going to die either-way. She’s mortal anyhow.

    I’m just upset with the Individual Mandate…I can keep myself healthy just fine thank you.

    OH! And I also take care of my own parents….I don’t need to be forced to keep THE 10 COMMANDMENTS.

  • Anonymous

    It is time that America wakes up to the leader that is best for the USA.  Michele Bachmann has integrity, knowledge, humility, squeaky clean record, crystal clear conservative message…no flip-flopping on the issues.  We don’t have to second guess what she is saying..she says what she means and means what she says and is easily understood because she isn’t trying to hide something or cloud over something that might not be politically correct at the moment. She is a fighter and firmly stands by her principals and core conviction.

  • Anonymous

    “practical”…. just saying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/BFlava-Flav/100002544407419 BFlava Flav

    if Gingrich or Romney get the GOP nomination the Tea Party has lost.. RON PAUL 2012

  • http://twitter.com/GrrrStick Jordan Roberts

    If Gingrich or Romney are nominated, Obama will win in a landslide. If you are paying attention and reading things outside the neo-con bubble, you know this is true. Unless the GOP nominates a pro-freedom and a pro-constitution candidate the American people will lose. Ron Paul or Jon Huntsman are the clear choices.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000509514371 Barbara Gardner

    Glenn I have watched you for a long time, since you were with CNN until you left FOX, anyway I just wanted to say you can say a lot without saying a word, which is what I felt you have done so far in this interview with Newt, you say it was not a gotcha… but, through your expressions to all who viewed this you seemed to have your mind already made up and not open to change as far as how you perceive Newt, and of which I believe you presented him in a very negative light with the shaking of your head and seemingly eye-rolls, I do not think so far this has been a fair interview at all, at least not to those who also had a visual of the interview! I do not think Newt is perfect, no one person is, but I do, without doubt believe Newt Gingrich loves this country and respects the history of this nation as well as the Constitution, he may have made mistakes along the way, but none that he is not willing to rectify, Newt is a reasonable man and definitely does not have a closed mind except in the matters of freedom and the exceptionalism of America and on those points I do not think his mind can be changed!

  • http://twitter.com/GrrrStick Jordan Roberts

    George Will nails it on Gingrich: “Gingrich, however, embodies the vanity and rapacity that make modern Washington repulsive. And there is his anti-conservative confidence that he has a comprehensive explanation of, and plan to perfect, everything.”

  • http://twitter.com/GrrrStick Jordan Roberts

    Gingrich, who would have made a marvelous Marxist, believes everything is related to everything else and only he understands how. Conservatism, in contrast, is both cause and effect of modesty about understanding society’s complexities, controlling its trajectory and improving upon its spontaneous order. Conservatism inoculates against the hubristic volatility that Gingrich exemplifies and Genesis deplores: “Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel.”

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_D7U6T7MQXBZ7ALQE26K7KQ32AQ Rich

    I think that we often misunderstand the contexts of our own time.  Newt is a historian, and so is Glenn Beck.  The very reason behind studying history is to learn the lessons of the past so that we can be better advocates for wisdom, knowledge, mercy and justice in today’s world.

    What I am hearing from Gingrich is that wisdom without knowledge is dangerous, and justice without mercy is dangerous, but we have to find real and meaningful ways to shape the course of human events.  I hear the same thing from Glenn Beck. 

    Both Beck and Gingrich are giants of our time.  They both get it, that political power does not rest with any office.  We are free people, so the political power to act rests with us, not the giants of our time, or the president, or at the barrel of a gun. 

    Conservatism is a governing philosophy, not a form of government.  Libertarianism is a governing philosophy, not a form of government.  Personal religious faith is a governing philosophy, not a form of government.  We can all pick and choose which governing philosophy is right for our own lives, which we call “government of the people.”  We are blessed with a Constitution – a FORM OF GOVERNMENT – that establishes individual liberty and honest representation as the best way to populate the institutions that act on our behalf, which we call “government by the people.”  When these two things combine to shape a moral and ethical society whose economics and politics advance the truest ideals of American Liberty, we call it “GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE.”

    The US Government and all the many states are created for OUR purposes.  The course of human events is shaped by the decisions that ordinary Americans make every day.  We need a leader who is going to provide the platform for ordinary Americans to make their stand.  A true leader does not shape followers.  A leader is someone who instills confidence in everyone else to make their stand for the principles and values that bind us together as one nation, under God.

    Newt is a man who is trying to look at the static friction that society, economics and government are forced to overcome, and then apply policy solutions in appropriate areas.  Beck is a man who doesn’t care about any type of friction because he sees the bigger picture.  Beck knows that we have to get from where we are to where we need to be, but sometimes the first policy steps are the toughest to grasp.

    In my opinion, we need Rep. Bachmann or Sen. Santorum to lead the American people into a world where society makes moral and ethical decisions.  These two candidates have demonstrated an ability to paint the broad strokes, which is very good, but it means that they may struggle with the specifics of a first step, at least policy-wise.  Gingrich or Romney may be the man for 2012 because they are very good at taking these little first steps that tend to lay the foundation for an epic turn-around.  Yet I trust Bachmann or Santorum infinitely more when it comes to driving us safely home.  If Gingrich or Romeny win the nomination, we have to choose whether or not to defeat Obama in the general election.  To me, there is no choice and Obama has to lose the election.  Since this posting is about the Gingrich interview, I have to conclude by saying that my trust in Gingrich (or Romney) extend only as far as his pick for VP and Sec. of State.  Bachmann must be the VP and Santorum must be Sec. of State or else I can’t trust him at all, yet I will be forced to vote for him.  This makes me feel like I need a shower, and I don’t like it when the political system pukes out scenarios like this. 

  • Anonymous

    Can somebody please explain to me how we let the media manipulate us (Conservative voters) into allowing Newt to rise to the top of the polls while a brilliant and truly conservative woman has been maligned for no reason and left for dead in the polls?  If we are looking for true, honest, unapologetic, conservative leadership, it is time for the second coming of Michelle Bachmann (no disrespect intended).  There is time for a resurgence.  We have vetted the others and found each one flawed, some more than others.  Bachmann’s flaws pale in comparison to Gingrich, Romney, Cain, Perry, Paul and Huntsman.  I have to admit, I have not given Santorum much notice so I have nothing to say about him good or bad.  Bachmann’s biggest flaw is that she is unapologetically Christian and she walks the walk.  It gets her in trouble politically but she has the courage of her convictions.  It is time to give Michelle another serious look before we end up with another RINO running against dear leader.

  • Anonymous

    Snow – I also have some reservations about Newt, however that is true of all of them (particularly Romney). It’s just, I feel he will be the strongest leader. I’d rather follow a strong leader into the eye of the strorm, than a weak one into the swamp.

  • Anonymous

    Roger that -

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHMHNPJT7Y6VKOVJ7PC4A2BOS4 Michael

    Newt continues to come off as practical, and we NEED practical.

  • Anonymous

    We do not need another Progressive in the White House.  We need someone who respects the Constitution even if the media says it is unpopular to do so.  To hell with the media. 

  • KayAZ12

    While the solutions to our problems may not be complex, the implementation of reversal is.  Any quick and radical change has a tendency to lead to chaos.  Politics has been described as the art of the possible.

    As I’ve said before, “Progs are masters at deflection and deception”.  To date they’ve effectively out manipulated Conservatives.  Not only do we need to hold to our values but we need to win the war, not just a battle here and there.

    I’m looking for somebody who is bold, intelligent, and has the knowledge to out-maneuver them.  Someone who is not afraid to stand up and point out, with facts, their deception, silly demagoguery, lack of workable solutions, and twisted logic.  

    Just swapping rhetoric that adheres to a strict dogma won’t do it.  These are serious times that need serious solutions.  Reality based solutions that must include the vast majority of Americans who are on neither end of the spectrum.  

    Without consensus we’re less likely to succeed.  The TEA Party will remain successful if it sticks to it’s primary goals of fiscal responsibility, Constitutional values, and the smallest government possible.  Once it started branching out into other Conservative ideals it began to lose some support.

    I’m still a TEA supporter who sticks to the original intent.  I’m keeping my eye on winning the war, one battle at a time using the best people and tactics available.  I will seriously consider Newt Gingrich and any other person capable of boldly, but intelligently, leading the charge and carrying us forward.

  • Bruce Penman

    Is Newt going to “go either way” due to political triangulation, or is he doing it based on what he believes?  If he is making decisions based on his beliefs, then more power to him.  I am sick of all the politicians that tell you what you want to here just to get votes and support.  If Newt disagrees with me on something, but that is his deeply held opinion, then so be it.  So long as I believe Newt has the interest of our Country in his heart, then he gets my vote.  

    I want a leader, not a follower of public opinion.

  • jen

    I like Newt and Ron Paul to varying degrees.  However, you keep saying there is a wild card that is the real candidate.  I am really curious.  Can you please relay what makes you say that, what is it about that candidate that makes him/her real, and why isn’t that candidate here as I think it is quite late, if not impossible to get into the race now?

  • jen

    Good for you to keep an open mind.  Interesting insight – an outsider who’s been on the inside.  I partially could agree.  What is absolutely clear to me is that Romney has 0 political will. 

  • Anonymous

    Snow – Sometimes a good navigator must be flexible. The safe way home is not always a straight line through the reef. Whoever the next president is, he/she will have to lead a divided congress “through the reef” in order to get things moving again in this country. That’s the problem with President Obama, he has no idea how to lead and convince others that he is correct. He has an ideology that can only be dictated.

  • Anonymous

    Well  said!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1706791868 Darlene Boudah

    I am with newt also good interview.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I am very interested in the Republican members of Congress that are speaking out against Gingrich like Sen. Tom Coburn.  I’m still trying to figure out what to make of this.  One part of me says that he rubbed people the wrong way because he was “dictatorial” or snubbish in the way he led the House in the 90s.  The other part of me thinks that Newt irritated people because I actually got positive changes made in the 90s.  Should Coburn let Congress’ current approval rating do the talking for himself or does he have a good point?  I’m not sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1148424586 Walter Tuers

    I am staying with Michelle Bachmann.

  • Anonymous

    Great interview, very revealing.  Newt is such a statist.

  • Anonymous

    Please try not to ramble, finish one thought before you start the next.

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  • Anonymous

    If Newt falls, I could easily support Michelle. I just wish she had a little more Maggie Thatcher in her.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46ZLNVI7AUDJJDG5H2FGVHFJWE Louis

    Glenn ,give me å breåk ! He is å honest mån Gingrich ????? He is å ådulterer ånd dumped å wife thåt håd cåncer . He is åll åbout himself ånd ån såusåge full politiciån . Uncleån ! Like 99% of åll the cåndidåtes were håve in these 2 evil pårties . Gingrich ‘s chåmpåighn workers åll left him . He wås in låst plåce å month ågo . ONLY one mån is honest , mån of chåråcter , know whåt going on , ånd Åmericå only chånge ånd hope RON PÅUL. 

    Glenn,  Honest & truth  is whåt you åre looking for . Only one Ron Påul hås it ! 
    Åll the rest åre evil , liårs & the results åre only .Cåll it ås it is !!!
     

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DUA7IVPY2555AJF6HAAMNWHYVE MarioG

    Somehow, the “brilliant” Newt Gingrich has failed to notice that “global warming” according to NASA’s GISS, an official keeper of the scientific record, has been less than one degree C over a period of more than 100 years, during which we have had the entire industrial revolution so far.  To anyone with more than half a brain, this represents global stability, not a disruptive situation requiring the $100 billion a year being demanded by the UN’s IPCC.  Secondly, man-made CO2 in the atmosphere is 0.013%, and total CO2 is 0.04%.  Even if we shut down ALL human activity worldwide, it would not “control” this trace amount of a clear plant food like CO2.  Yet the Kyoto Protocols exempt India, China and every less developed country from its controls.  This is like having a smoking section in an auditorium and pretending to control smoke in the room.  It’s all a humongous hoax, and the sooner that someone explains this to Newt Gingrich in proper context, the better.  We need to KILL this destructive hoax rather than keep it alive with sophistries.  It is no surprise that the environmantal movement is largely composed of refugees from the failed socialist-statist movement, who are seeking to achieve through faux-environmentalism the control over others they were unable to achieve through socialist-statism.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AHMAD3XCWC6U6UZ3YJLQ2JXQ4Y Mark

    I couldn’t disagree more strongly. First off our current system should be called Sick Care. Preventative steps are not that expensive eg. $30/mo to join a gym, $300 dollars of Personal Training to teach people what to do and what to EAT. This alone would save 1 trillion dollars per year in diabetes control, heart attacks, etc. As a Sports Medicine trained individual I have seen with my own 2 eyes people completely turn their health around. Some things you can’t fix… most things you can BEFORE you need a hospital. That is all.

  • Anonymous

    I respecfully disagree.  The Tea Party has had a great, conservative influence on politics thus far.  If Gingrich or Romney get the nomination, the Tea Party can still influence politics by continually holding either candidate responsible for the conservative actions that they have promised to take should they be president.  I do like Ron Paul, though.

  • http://twitter.com/113KriEger Allen

    >Louis…..get the story straight about the wife.  1 the wife did not want to go to Washington and basically cut him off and second it was the wife that filed for the divorce not Newt. 

    Was Newt wrong for the adultry….yes.  He has asked for forgiveness from his ex wife and they are on speaking terms and dearly loves his children and even his ex wife and children defend him.  Why can’t you ???

    If ye are without sin then cast the first stone.  Are you without sin???  I don’t think so.

  • Anonymous

    Newt obviously “believes” in man-made global warming which is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on humanity.  It is a socialist scheme to redistribute wealth from the norther hemisphere to the southern after the leaches at the UN’s IPCC have skimmed their $50 billion.  Newt would probably have funded Solyndra.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SULQOFL23FLNBZELWCUTC2L6KM Realist

    Gingrich represent the “old guard” politics, and he steps right into it with his answers here.  You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.  He wants to appeal to the Tea Party conservative, but when you look at his history on the issues, he is not what he wants us to believe he is.  We don’t need another chameleon, looking out for himself first and foremost.  We need a true patriot that has answers!  The propensity to talk around the issues, as he did here, should be a warning to us.  He is the problems of the past repackaged and I don’t trust him.

  • Anonymous

    Not sure, but it is posible that they are afraid of him. The old boy network in Washington could easily come tumbling down if someone like Newt, who knows how it works, were to become president and attack it. He probably has an axe to grind with them also. The latest news about stock deals derived from inside knowledge, are probably making a lot of politicians nervous about their goose that layes golden eggs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-Stewart/100001030243015 Shannon Stewart

    what is so important about israel? Really?  What do they do for us?  The entire arab world hates the US and England for the 1948 founding.  In a friendship there is mutual benefit.  When and where has Israel helped the US?  We give them weapons, training, lots and lots of money for what? The fact they are jewish should by no means effect our decision making with them.  The constitution forbids advocating for a religion over a different religion. Israel is going to be the beginning of WW3.  We put people supposed jews (very debateable argument) in palestine that had not been there for 2000 yrs. and kicked the ones who lived there to the curb.  How can we be ok with that?

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Kay — I love this post of yours; with many candidates in local and the national elections coming up, maybe I am being too cautios. In the case of Newt each time I review the discussion of him and Glenn, I still see him as a political Shou Lin monk – one who is skilled in battle, discipline to the core of iron, able to move with speed and ferocity, and can lead.

    Yet what does trouble me, the little warning sound not yet settled; is the potential for him to be a great success, or a true and clear danger to the future of the nation.

    The long term goal of us all who want freedom has to be the securing of the White House AND Congress from the progressives of all sides and their cronies.

    That goal I still have.

    Maybe over the years I have becone so jaded by politcal figures and from my family dealing with them I assume the worst across the board; while hoping for too much.

  • Kevin Jensen

    2008 all over again –  a past prime gray haired progressive IS NOT what conservatives deserve for a challenger to Obama. Newt is a brilliant historian and author but that does not make him a conservative nor a leader by any possible stretch of the administration (imagination is what you expected to read – I  got it right!) . Sorry kids, we do not need practical  - we are too far down the road to socialism to just coast where we are. To save the constitution we need to roll back the role of government and regulation to where you can go through your day as employer without fear of government tyranny. 

    It is sad that there is no clear choice. Where are the conservative leaders? I agree with much of Ron Paul’s positions but he goes too far into legalizing drugs and espousing isolationism. Perry may be the guy but he just can’t articulate his positions. Mitt has a horrible poker face – you can’t smile through every sentence and be taken seriously. Michelle is close to good but the media will eat her alive. Who is left. The ones we need are not running!

    Every candidate is in the pocket of someone or some lobby – make no mistake, they are beholding to whoever got them this far. God help us all.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Throught the reef is a good analogy; we need a navigator who does know the course; yet what we need to ensure as well is the course is true and does not put us “On the reef” or worse (by a bit) “On the bottom.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Good point, Washington made an army of a mob in Valley Forge; while many of the political elite established the nations capital in a reclaimed swamp — Foggy Bottom indeed.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see how anyone can separate religious and political views. Either you are a Christian and believe and do things based on God’s Word or you aren’t. I’m not saying that Christians are perfect, because they aren’t. I am just saying that you can’t throw out God’s Word and commands just because it may seem convenient. A true Christian does not and will not separate faith beliefs and political choices.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ WhoRiggedWhatElection

    Did Newt have a chance to explain Freddie and how it brought down economies from a global perceptive? How about the real reason why Sarah Palin and Cain had to drop out of the race? Want to know the truth about the last election and the next? I promise you’ll never see anything like this
    http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/

  • http://twitter.com/Juliezzz Juliezzz

    Newt the flip flopper for Political Expedience
    Cap-and-Trade:

    Flip: “I think if you have mandatory carbon caps combined with a
    trading system, much like we did with sulfur, and if you have a
    tax-incentive program for investing in the solutions, that there’s a
    package there that’s very, very good. And frankly, it’s something I
    would strongly support.” — February 2, 2007

    Flop: “A carbon cap and trade system … would lead to corruption,
    political favoritism, and would have a huge impact on the economy.” —
    April 21, 2008

  • http://www.facebook.com/netshark7 NetShark

    Allen, he already knew that but is going to keep spreading the “Newt dumped his dying wife with cancer” routine every chance he gets.

    By now, anyone repeating that bilge is either woefully ignorant or intentionally deceptive.  Doesnt matter which really, I’m all for voter reform which would make this guy and people like him a moot point. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/netshark7 NetShark

    The Solyndra remark was stupid.

  • Anonymous

    I actually think being asked the difficult questions from someone like Glenn is a good thing, then We are actually getting answers to things We want and need to know in order to make an informed decision,(I also liked the format of the interviews on Huckabee Sunday Night, Outstanding!),this also allows Our candidates to sharpen their games for the idiocy that is to come in the debates with Obama  and makes it unnecessary to really listen to the moronic gotcha questions the MSM is sure to ask of the Republican candidate because We already will have the information We need..

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.maday Brian Maday

    I USED to like Newt very much…. Not at all sure anymore. He does NOT sound like a true “REDUCE GOVERNMENT” person.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adrianne-Georgia/1274643336 Adrianne Georgia

    Judging solely by the people Newt Gingrich is referring to as models of his viewpoints, like Teddy Roosevelt and Alexander Hamilton, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say he’s not a true conservative.  And we NEED a true conservative in the White House.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_44WOD3TJ3AVXHBSJFE356B4BSM John

    That synopsis of the interview did not seem to really clarify much at all!  I still have very deep concerns about Newt being a true conservative.  He seems to be a quasi-closet socialist, not a true conservative.  I would vote for almost any of the other candidates (except Ron Paul) rather than vote for Newt.  But looks like we are going to get stuck with him. Hope he turns out better than obama….

  • Anonymous

    Newt is VERY polished with his 20+ years in Washington. He has said things many times to our ears what we wanted to hear from him. He strays from the true question by running examples of similar or other topics. This is a sign of a true politician. If he wins the presidency, don’t expect many changes that America needs for the good of the nation and the people. The next leader MUST be a strong figure to steer the nation in the direction of former successful achievements and I doubt that there is anybody in Washington now that can do it. Certainly NO democrat can give Americans what they deserve. The nation needs to be cleaned up from the huge special interest expenses. The system has to be changed to encourage people to be proud to do what is good for the country, not rely on the government to take care of them.
    How nice it would be if a Tea Party member emerges with such qualities. The corruption in Washington is destroying America, and the only way to clean it up is to have a leader who can change the system.

  • Anonymous

    I wish Newt could just symplify his genious.  His knowledge base is so extensive he can confuse his audiance by having too many references to get to the point.  He needs to state his  intelligent and practicle vision for America and contrast that to the slippery slope of socialism being promoted by the Obama Administration and its puppeteers.  He was a child of the Middle Class who’s brains and tenasity brought him success.  All of his choises were not perfect and all of his positions were not perfected but he stayed in the arena of ideas for several decades and brings conservitive wisdom and maturity which is desperately needed today

  • Anonymous

    Glenn..glenn..

  • Anonymous

    my close friend makes $73/hour on the computer. She has been fired from work for 6 months but last month her check was $7540 just working on the computer for a few hours. Here is the site.. CashHard.cÒm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001043698963 Margaret Hood

    Yesterday; I agree, Newt is a brilliant man, and he’s ahead of the curve. But sometimes it can turn into a train wreck! I want him to slow down and give it to me in laymans terms, although I consider myself worthy of being an intelligent human being, not brilliant but close enough! (LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Kemp/1015602230 Patricia Kemp

    I suppose you, Glenn Beck, as much as I love you are for Mitt Romney   because he is a MORMON.  Understand that the reason why he is not moving is because he is a “slick” man. He has changed his views back and forth – so how can we trust him either? Please please give us a break once in a while.  

  • Anonymous

    Bachmann-Santorum 2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/howard.west3 Howard West

    Obama knows exactly what he is doing.  Overloading the system is his goal and he is accomplishing it quite nicely.  He just has to wait for the collapse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Kemp/1015602230 Patricia Kemp

    USMCPilot, you make so much sense – - -Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Kemp/1015602230 Patricia Kemp

    and who is that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Kemp/1015602230 Patricia Kemp

    Amen to that USMC PILOT

  • Anonymous

    From the interview with Beck it’s obvious that Newt’s words were not completely understood by Beck.  Beck should have apologized for incorrectly quoting Newt, when you take someone’s words out of context it is a misquote.  Newt was very clear and if more time was allowed would have been able to explain himself so we the not so educated could have understood it.  He is gifted and that is what makes him so confusing when we jump to conclusions so quickly before we understand the facts.  Who has the same level of knowledge and experience as Newt, and thats why it is so hard to understand him without an interview asking him direct questions to satisfy our doubts.  Thank you Beck I understand and believe in Newt more now then before.

  • Anonymous

    Newt is a very adept chameleon.

  • Anonymous

    Yep, a sure sign of a slick politician, this Newt. He’s only got 20+ years experience.

  • Anonymous

    Are we going to be smart enough to recognize that this man knows how Washington works and knows how to work Washington and that’s what we need to START to turn this ship around? The government has been moving slowly in the Progressive direction for years, Obama with the help of a majority in Congress just stepped on the gas.  Now that we recognize where we’re headed, we want to stop the progress and change course.  Speaker Gingrich has a firm command of the problems and recognizes HOW to get to the ultimate solutions. 

  • Anonymous

    Newt is a very adept Chameleon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeffrey-Daly/785752224 Jeffrey Daly

    I think it’s important in looking at Speaker Gingrich and Congresswoman Bachmann to weigh how they proceeded in the House.  It tells a lot about their drive today and their qualities to be President.  Mrs. Bachmann boldly took the lead on the Tea Party caucus and has been unwavering in her positions, bringing 40,000 people to the Capitol to attack the Obama healthcare bill. In contrast Speaker Gingrich during his Speakership suffered a painful investigation, a $300,000 fine, and lost major support even among his own House party members. A President Bachmann would attack the problems of our Republic at the very root–

  • Anonymous

    Newt can run circles around the POTUS about what the government should be doing and how it operates.  Yes, he has some barnacles, but he is a tough guy.  I think he will do the right thing for the country and get rid of much of the dysfunctional departments and agencies and programs that don’t work.  All he has to do now is win the nomination and bring Rubio in as the running mate and we can breathe easier.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Suzanne-Westfall/100000585386498 Suzanne Westfall

    Ron Paul 2012.  The only candidate that is true to the Constitution and unwavering.

  • Anonymous

    What!!!  Did anyone know about this.. http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/12/white-house-asked-about-beastiality-in-the-military-at-todays-presser-video/  it’s sick…

  • Anonymous

    EWT GOT A MILLION AND A HALF FROM GOLDMAN SAX–ELECT ANOTHER RICH MAN- KEEP OBAMA– HES ALREADY BOUGHT-EVERY PRES OWES AND EVERY AMERICAN PAYS WITH THEIR ASS..

  • Anonymous

    What it comes down to…..Please, ANYONE but Obama in 2012.  The liberal left will only vote for Obama, no matter what they know about his record.  We have to keep the right strong and prove to the independents that no matter who the Republican nominee is….he/she will be much better for America than Obama.  Again, ANYONE but Obama in 2012.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tim-Louis/624350967 Tim Louis

    RON PAUL AND RICK PERRY HAVE DECLARED THE SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR AMERICAN ECONOMY . GET AMERICA OUT OF THE WORLD GOVERNMENT . MR. GINGRICH AND MR. REAGAN WROTE SOME OF THE RULES WITH CONGRESS , WHICH PUT AMERICA WHERE WE ARE TODAY , 3 0 YEARS AGO . ISRAEL CAN TAKE CARE OF ITSELF , THEY DO NOT NEED AMERICA’S HELP . THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH SOCIAL SECURITY , AS SOON AS YOU GET WELFARE OUT OF IT . THERE IS A SIMPLE SOLUTION TO AMERICAN ECONOMY . O P E C DOES NOT SET THE RATE AMERICA PAYS FOR GAS AT THE PUMP . ALL COST OF LIVING IS SET BY AMERICAN COMMERCE DEPARTMENT . IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING ELSE .  My name is T i m

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBLI6X7K53FX67QVKX2PYTHKCU e

    f em all
    they all suk.. Ron Paul is our only hope

  • Anonymous

    When it comes to healthcare why don’t we keep government out of it all together and let insurance companies create a plan to help all people to have affordable healthcare. Before even social security, food stamps etc…and read the history about this, churches provided for the poor. There are also orgnizations of people out there that “pool” their money together and take from that fund “necessary” expenses for any form of health issues of the group.

  • Anonymous

    I found this fascinating as well as frightening, I suspect many of you will feel somewhat the same way.  I learned that presidential candidates and individuals that run for Congress are NOT required to pass a high-level security clearance, yet once elected they receive the highest level of security clearance possible.  

    If candidates were subjected to a high-level security clearance, surprises like what we found out about Herman Cain, or surprises that we might soon find about about Newt Gingrich would have never surfaced because neither of them would have been able to run for office.

    Interestingly enough the president that is in the Oval Office would probably not have been allowed to become president since in all probability he never would have passed a high-level security clearance due to his association with radicals in his past.

    I bet that a White House gardner is subjected to having to pass a high-level security clearance before they are let anywhere near the White House grounds.  Think it might be a little insane that the residence of the White House is not required to pass one and once in office, they receive the highest level of security clearance?

    I hope that Glenn Beck and his staff investigate this thoroughly and try and bring about the necessary change having all political candidates be required to pass a high-level security clearance.  One should be imposed upon all individuals that run for any high office, and I think it is insane that those requirements are not in place nor have ever been in place,

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LBLI6X7K53FX67QVKX2PYTHKCU e

    water in the USA is drinkable everywhere.????. where was he born.

    just keep sucking down the clourine, Flouride and amonia..all good for u

  • http://profiles.google.com/1836crockett David Crockett

    Some facts about Newt you may have forgotten. 
     
    04/02/1987 – He cosponsored the 1987 Fairness Doctrine  
    10/22/1991 – He voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.  
    03/—/1993 – He Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.  
    11/19/1993 – He voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.  
    11/27/1994 – He supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.  
    08/27/1995 – He suggests that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.  
    04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)  
    04/10/1995 – He supported Federal tax dollars
    being spent on abortions.  
    06/01/1996 – He helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in the 1996 election.  
    09/25/1996
    – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone
    bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.  
    01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.  
    11/29/2006
    – He said that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight
    terrorism. Wants to stop terrorists from using the internet. Called for a
    “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”  
     
    …but wait, there’s more! 
     
    11/29/2006 – He called for a “Geneva Convention for terrorists” so it would be clear who the Constitution need not apply to.  
    02/15/2007 – He supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.  
    09/28/2008 – Says if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.  
    10/01/2008 – Says in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”  
    12/08/2008 – He was paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.  
    03/31/2009 – Says we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.  
    07/30/2010 – Says that Iraq was
    just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.  
    08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.  
    08/16/2010 – Opposes property rights of the mosque owner in NYC.  
    11/15/2010 – He defended Romneycare  
    12/05/2010
    – He said that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant,
    hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.  
    01/30/2011 – He lobbied for ethanol subsidies.  
    01/30/2011 – He suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.  
    02/13/2011 – He criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.  
    02/15/2011
    – His book said that he believes in man-made climate-change and
    advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the
    environment.”  
    03/09/2011 – He blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.  
    03/15/2011 – Says that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.  
    03/19/2011 – He has no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)  
    03/23/2011 – He completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.  
    03/25/2011 – He plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.  
    04/25/2011 – He’s a paid lobbyist for Federal
    ethanol subsidies.
    08/01/2011 – He hired a company to create fake Twitter to appear as if he had a following.  
    10/07/2011 – He said he’d ignore the Supreme Court if need be. 

  • Anonymous

    You are right about Newt, he would definitely be a strong leader with very much a boldness and agression America needs at this time.I feel Newt has made alot of mistakes in the past but don’t we all live and learn. We need a man like him in the WH to get rid of Obama, his communist Czars, and all of the other corrupt cronies running  the government. We need a leader that we have not had in three years.

  • Anonymous

    1.       Newt wrote or originated BOCare [heath care manifesto] manifesto, that was implemented later by Mitt Romney;
    2.       Newt Wants to extend the use of illegal Executive orders;
    3.       Newt is Pro-U.N.;
    4.       Newt is Pro-Fed; after 2 depressions caused by them;
    5.       Net is in favor of NAFTA;
    6.        Newt still supports the Global Warming myth.
    7.       Newt is pro- Cap & Trade.
    8.       Newt despises the “Right Wing”, in his own words, that short sighted people have forgotten.
    9.       Newt is pro-Amnesty, which means ever increasing amnesty, once his foot is in the door.
    “There is a path to non-deportation for certified, very long-term community members but they would not have the right to vote.” “A citizen panel evaluate” what long-term meant.
    10.   Newt’s anti-Gun record: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/12/02/robo-calls-in-iowa-accuse-newt-gingrich-of-anti-gun-record/
    11.    
    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/gingrich-immigration-bachmann-romney/2011/11/24/id/419069?s=al&promo_code=D969-1

  • OscarK44

    Do I think Newt can cure us of all our ills, no, do I think there is someone out there that can, I don’t think so, not by their self anyway. Think of it this way, say you was a doctor and had a patient that had cancer. They came into your office and was bleeding from a knife wound, what would you do, continue working on the cancer or try to get the bleeding to stop. I think Newt could stop the bleeding, then we will have time to work on a cure for the cancer. I don’t know if Newt is a healer only time will tell on something like that, but I think he would make a damn fine band-aid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wally-Womble/100000649357137 Wally Womble

    Let me say I like Glenn Beck.  However, I do not like the body language he displays in this interview.  When he is looking at someone off camera, and smiling, I ask myself what he is trying to imply.  And, to raise his eyebrows, again I am wondering what the implication is.  I think Glenn is  an honest guy.  But, I am disappointed in how he handles this interview.  Newt does not get the benefit of expressions since he is on the telephone.  Glenn, I think you are a little unfair on this one…………………

  • Anonymous

    I have followed Newt since the mid eighties and must say, he always takes a positive stance on every issue. Sometimes people hear what Newt does not say as opposed to what he does say. His problem is, he is very honest and straightforward about issues and is very knowledgeable about issues and ALWAYS chooses the path of what is right for the entire nation as opposed to what is right for any individual as many of his opponents do. Newt is so educated about American politics and what is right for America,-some folks just do not understand when a man is completely truthful, as is Newt. Like anyone, Newt has changed his mind on some occasions about things but, with Newt, we always look up,,,never down. Newt is as close to Ronald Reagan as we will ever get. GO, NEWT!!!

  • Anonymous

    Snow – I feel your  pain. Let’s get behind Newt, but let him know that if he double crosses us, the congressional sensure will be childs play compared to what will happen to him. I’m thnking along the lines of “no more children”!

  • Anonymous

    It’s called “being a little full of yourself”.

  • Anonymous

    What’s your point?

  • Anonymous

    I too have some of the same concerns as you about Newt. I do think Newt ‘s decisions are based on his beliefs and that he has the best interest of the country as a priority . I am not sure yet if I can get behind him, I want to hear more from Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.

  • Anonymous

    Well said!

  • Anonymous

    You’re right. Anything Newt’s done pales in comparison to the insanity of Obama.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, I think President Bush said it first, “compassionate conservative”.

  • Anonymous

    That’s using your brain, good comment.

  • Anonymous

    Try drinking the water in the rest of the world!

  • Anonymous

    Newt considers himself a futurist. He believes in big government but not bureaucracy. There is an opening there if he will take it. Steve Jobs showed the way to a post bureaucratic world. His communication devices, millions of them, are unique to each individual, containing no more, nor no less than the individual wants. Bureaucracies are no more than poorly constructed fundamentalist religions-without the promise of redemption. The ability to concentrate information with each individual allows for individuals to do the work of bureaucracies without the inefficiency. Otherwise, Newt is no more than a big government conservative with slightly more palatable ways of addressing problems than the progressives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Incognitoski/100003203164905 Joe Incognitoski

    Newt is one of the dirtiest crooks around. How are any of you still debating this liar. Glenn…he is not an honest guy do your homework.

  • Anonymous

    We generally end up voting for the least worst candidate, and the ones available can talk up a storm while swamping us with more debt.

  • http://profiles.google.com/midwestrefugee1 connie foster

    Newt is a “Pratical Progressive Republican”.
    Whoppee do.
    I want the Big Government machine dismantled, not a different operator!  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanie-Creviston-Gregory/1059594485 Jeanie Creviston Gregory

    We really need Allen West to jump in….just my opinion.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting,going back 30 odd years, no one did this to the sitting potus

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, why are you so opposed to Mitt Romney?  I live in a family of Independants, and I can tell you the dialogue is that Newt is too easy for the dems to take down.  They will vote for Mitt way before they will vote for Newt.  The thing is, conservatives like yourself are so bent on right wing ideology that you will elect someone in the primary that cannot win the general.

  • Anonymous

    It has no point!

  • Anonymous

    I recently contributed to the Gingrich campaign, but since then I have had greater reservations the more I research and learn. As a result of Glenn’s interview with Gingrich, I am convinced that he is more of “big government” guy than Romney and not a real conservative. It seemed for every challenge, more government was the answer. I am persuaded to think that Rick Santorum is the very best candidate. Michele Bachman is a wonderful conservative, but I don’t feel that she has the “presence” to pull of an election of this magnatude. I never liked Herman Cain because I never thought he was smart enough, or perhaps he just didn’t have the “chops” for this level of politics. (and the third person “Herman Cain” references just irritated me). Rick Santorum has the package. He has amazing command and experience in almost every facet of the job, he is a strong personality, is a good conservative and is solid in his faith.

    Glenn, thanks for bringing the truth to the light.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001849564825 Mickael Ventura

    Newt is by reasion of experience and track record the best we have right now.
    Let us not throw out the baby with the bath water. We need to get back to our constitutional guides with a strong conservative who can win. Newt is the best we have right now. Lets just make sure he understands the consequences if he betrays what conservative Americans expect of him. Let get with electing and ejecting the statis quo.

  • http://profiles.google.com/midwestrefugee1 connie foster

    He also uses a lot of conservative, limited government language, but then talks about these Big Government programs and how he would tweak them, but NOT get rid of them. I’m very disturbed that so many conservatives are being taken in by this guy. Just because he’s a Republican doesn’t mean he’s not a Progressive! Wake up people.  

  • Leverett Hadlow

    The single most important attribute this voter is looking for in a presidential candidate in 2012 is: “Can she or he balance the federal budget?” 
    With Newt,, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”. Why? Because he’s actually done it. I suppose one could say it was Clinton’s doing, but even if it were, he’s no longer Constitutionally eligible for the office. The only other person who even comes close is current Ohio governor John Kasich, who was Newt’s Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget. However, Kasich is not running. Newt is eligible AND is running.

    “Deeds, not just words, are what count.” I couldn’t agree more!

  • http://www.facebook.com/riva5666 Renee Riva Rachow Lazarus

    Why is Beck trying to set up the # 1 contender for the Republican party? There is so much positive that can be focused on. Beck needs to drill Bachman on her preaching about gays having to go “straight”.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re looking for someone who can turn around a run away government by cutting the fat out and getting them out of our lives, Newt is not the guy.  This is a career politician, lobbyist (though not registered as such) and professor. None of which are conducive to reducing the size and involvement of government in our lives. It is about the economy and Newt knows nothing about getting it back on track.

  • Frank Klaene

    Newt is a straight up liberal lefty piece of shit.  I never thought I would beg for Romney but I’m there.  If he supports a individual mandate then the constitution is OVER!!!  The precedent that sets is dangerous. The idea that the constitution could go from a document that protects you from the government to one that allows the government to come after you is downright scary.

  • Anonymous

    Beck, you should be ashamed of yourself.  Newt is the best candidate for conservatives – with a shot a winning in November.  You just hurt that, hopefully not too much.  But you obviousley put grandstanding for ratings over trying to further the conservative agenda.  Realize you do not stand for the majority of conservativse in the US.  You want the government just small enough to fit in the bedroom, that’s the only government regulation you support.  Glad you are off TV, you are exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party and exaclty why I left 10 years ago for the Libertarian Party..

  • Anonymous

    The difficult times are made more difficult by the lack of confidence in the current Republican field. One thing certain is, four more years of Obama is a guarantee of the continued erosion of traditional American values and inturn traditional American success. There is no doubt that America is in serious decline and Obama is at the forefront of that decline. The question is who will step to the plate and stop the decline and at the same time and garner the necessary support of the electorate to make the necessary tough decisions. We need a victory on the scale of Ronal Reagan vs. Jimmy Carter. A loud and clear mandate that cannot be denied by anyone regardless of how “progressive” they are.  This is war, but it is still not clear who is capable of being the General? Scary isn’t it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1377242133 Raul Rockman

    I respest both Newt and Glenn. I think they are both essentially on the same page, a U.S.A. in which the people are the  determiners of what is to be and not the government. under the American system it is for the govt. to implement the will of the people for what they want for their lives and absolutely not, not for the govt to impose upon the people anything contrary to to the peoples will. As an anology, let me say that it is for the people to say what guns the govt can have rather than for the govt to say what guns a law abiding citizen can have. tHE PEOPLE TELL THE GOVT WHAT IS TO BE AND NOT THE GOVT TELLING THE PEOPLE WHAT IS TO BE, THE GOVT SERVES THE PEOPLE , THE PEOPLE DO NOT SERVE THE GOVT.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Glenn that Newt has some big government ideas along with his conservative agenda.  If he was presidnet he would need a conservative Republican controlled congress to implement his right ideas and discourage his wrong ones.

  • Chris Girard

    Oh, wow. There’s no perfect candidate in the Republican race. I guess I’ll have to vote for Obama. WHAT’S WRONG WITH EVERYONE? This is a golden opportunity not only to defeat Obama, but to have a president who can articulately define the right values. You’ll never find ANYONE with whom you agree on all subjects. Get the most conservative candidate possible and worry about the rest later.

  • Anonymous

    If you think Gingrich is the answer to saving this country from the global financial collapse that may soon follow, you’re as big a fool as the Obama zombies.

    I’m so sick and tired of holding my nose every election.  If Gingrich gets the nomination I”ll have to wear an oxygen tank and hazmat suit this time.

    Wake up, Tea Party!  Wake up before we miss our last exit ramp to turn this car around.

    The Tea Party was NEVER only been about Obama!  It was about returning our country back to a Constitutionally limited government the way our founding father’s intended.  Gingrich will not do that!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, that’s the important issue. Brother.

  • http://twitter.com/mflane Michael Lane

    The perfect candidate is Ron Paul.  ;)

  • Gabby in Florida

    I used to like Glenn allot but lately I am not that fond of his tactics he wants Bachman so to me he is making Newt look progressive. ITS a mans right through experience to change his mind and I do think Newt learned from his past polictical mistakes… Glenn is  a great guy but self serving at times and to many scary tactics for me to sign up and listen to daily.   JMHO we need to beat Obama that is the goal what Glenn is doing to Newt adds fuel to the Obama fire…   

  • Anonymous

    Glenn can’t. He wears “Israel first” blinders and is burdened with a tragic misperception about America’s proper role in international affairs and Ron Paul’s position on it.

  • Anonymous

    I was very disapointed in Glenn. He was bragging too much about how ‘tough’ he was, when in fact he did an admirable interview with reasonable questions….’gotcha and all.’ No need for Glenn to Hannitize himself with self-agrandizing braggadocia about how ‘tough’ he was. I’d prefer almost any of the other candidates, but would be very happy to have Newt replace Obama. I suggest Glenn and his sidekicks think about that.

  • Anonymous

    Newt has already balanced the budget in the 90′s, he knows how the Government works. He knows first hand how People like Pelosi & Reid spin their webs. He got in trouble with The Democrats, when he tried to get Clinton Impeached. He doesn’t back down when The Dem’s go after him. There are no surprises left with Newt Gingrich, and I believe that Obama is no match to Newt. WE HAVE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY!  IT’S GOING TO TAKE A STRONG MINDED WELL EDUCATED INDIVIDUAL TO GO AGAINST OBAMA.  

  • Anonymous

    I believe Newt looks at things from a myriad of perspectives, so it’s easy to find nuanced contradictions within his universal perspective.  Nothing is all black or all white.  He knows things are more complicated than that.  His answers struck me as reasoned and sincere.  I don’t believe he’s a “new era progressive”, rather I think he’s an intellectual conservative cut from the mold of William F Buckley with one exception… Newt has the ability to deliver a more focused message.  Glenn asked him some really difficult questions, and he handled himself with aplomb.  He’s going to get my support.

  • Anonymous

    I was very disapointed in Glenn. He was bragging too much about how ‘tough’ he was, when in fact he did an admirable interview with reasonable questions….’gotcha and all.’ No need for Glenn to Hannitize himself with self-agrandizing braggadocia about how ‘tough’ he was. I’d prefer almost any of the other candidates, but would be very happy to have Newt replace Obama. I suggest Glenn and his sidekicks think about that.

  • Anonymous

    The perfect candidate is Glenn Beck… but since he’s not a candidate… Michele Bachmann will have to do.

  • Anonymous

    They are all Career Politicians. GET OVER IT!

  • Anonymous

    I adore Michelle Bachman, She is a WOMAN AND WILL NEVER MAKE IT! TOO MANY GOOD OLE BOYS!

  • Anonymous

    That’s right. Newt is open to denying even the most fundamental principles of the American Creed — you know, that inalienable rights thing that he discards with his positive rights solution to healthcare. Open minded? Yes, even when it involves fundamental American principles. Beware.

  • Gabby in Florida

    Sad isn’t it that Germany has a women and many other countires but the USA no siree the good ole boy network.. I like Michelle also..

  • Anonymous

    It is so nice to see a well thought out logical discussion of both candidates and politics. What I have seen time and time again is Republican and Conservative voters literally destroying their own candidates and enabling a victory by the left. So much so that the left ( if you observe steadfastly ) actually play this behavoir against us. This has always (as long as I have been politically aware) been an obvious weakness on our side of the aisle and so your comment , USMC, and the responses to it are a breath of fresh air : logic and reason. Snow Leopard , as a reminder ( this is my second big sore spot, Americans can barely remember 9/11 let alone anything honest before that time) Newt was the speaker during Clintons presidency, so when the leftist media was crediting Clinton with a balanced budget and positive growth figures and low unemployment those of us who paid attention and remembered saw clearly that this was not only a lag effect from Reagan era policies mostly adhered to during Sr Bus’s administration AND because of Newt’s fiscally conservative and responsible handling of the nations purse strings as speaker. The major media chose to ignore their vehement and rabid persecution of Newts contract with America that was truly at the heart of the financial well being we experienced during the latter ’90′s. He took a ton of heat back then and was lambasted regularly by them to the extent that I really believed his chances as a presidential candidate were shot indefinitely. I am glad to see he is back, and I really think that USMC & Kayaz12 both are giving very good clear perspective on this. Going back to the eating of our own, it is right here in the presidential run that we usually loose it because we do not have the PERFECT candidate and we spend all of our time lamenting what is wrong with what we have on the table ; it is time to talk about why he / she is good so that when we do make a selection the candidate knows WHY we chose him/ her and therefore has a grass roots mandate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Higgins/609920713 Stephen Higgins

    It’s pretty simple, WE NEED as a Nation Bachmann or Santorum.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Couldn’t agree more

  • http://www.theamericanquest.com pjtex

    Newt has had some government leanings in the past. However, he was active in government in a very government environment, and the country has moved very left in the past several years. We, realistically, cannot expect to make an absolute and immediate turn to common sense from where we currently are. We need a very smart and politically capable President to help get us started moving out of the Leftist swamp. Maybe, in 8-12 years from now, if we are lucky, and persistent, we can have a purely Conservative candidate who will take us on to a more traditional Conservative position. But, the truth is, Newt is the best we have, and he is a fighter, and he may be able to beat the encumbent Socialist. Nothing happens overnight, but we must stop moving left and start moving right. Newt will move us very, very right, compared to where we are today. Newt is an adapter–he will adapt to the direction that the people give him, and that is up to us.

  • Anonymous

    Beatrice, This is not the appropriate place for your bottom dredging techniques to separate us from our hard earned cash preying on those less aware of the pick pocket type snares and traps within this misleading propaganda of yours. You should be ashamed of yourself and find some honest income. To anybody who sees her disgraceful ad and thinks it sounds good please understand ; if it sounds too good to be true it probably is, if it is so great why is her friends half sister her example and not herself ( the answer is because she is not making money with this but rather you are seeing exactly what you would be doing  if you chose to get involved and you would be hoping, like her, to put out enough of those “friend of a friend” ads to get enough suckers doing what you are now doing to actually start to see some income) , and finally yes, I was one of those suckers and so know this first hand. Consider yourselves warned and please, save your money and don’t go near this crap.

  • Anonymous

    Use a dfferent digit…that was a little rude….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WSK4X67ZASDWPFAAKUI5LNV3WI SGM U.S. ARMY RETIRED

    the problem was shooting straight is still the wrong way if it requires american citizens to give up smaller more effective government too a president who has big government involvement in all aspwects of our lives. Healthcare, carbon tax, cfr, socialist type enforcement when all else fails those kind of things, minimum ivolvement turns into government picking the winner they choose and the losers beware! NEWTON GINGRICH is that type person hidden or open he espouses big government I herad him his explanation and his logic will not set with me as a libertarian beliefs!  

  • Anonymous

    Newt is takling out of his a$$. No vote from me.Newt is a big government person.

  • Judy Patterson

    Newt scares me because he doesn’t sound any different than what we have heard for the last 10 years or more, concerning illegal immigration. He says we should close the borders. HE DOESN’T”T SAY WHEN HE PLANS TO DO THIS. This is what our deceitful government has been pulling over us for years. They had no plan to close the borders, their not stupid, they know the illegals are costing us money, and jobs. His point about separating families, is a lie. If they are separated, the illegals chose to do so. Good parents, take their children with them wherever they go, they also don’t break the law, they set a good example. For Newt to wag his finger at us for not being sympathetic with people who have intentionally broke the law, tells me he is deceitful. The truth is the truth, excuses are lies. He is not an upright honest person.  

  • LEL

    Bachmann YES, Santorum NO.

  • LEL

    Any of the candidates other than obama, BUT this global warming BS, be it real or not, has nothing to do CO2 emissions. And ethanol, besides destroying automobile engines, will not solve anything. It’s the SUN in a hot cycle and you can hold your breath as long as you like to no effect. I feel any fool who who hangs along the idea CO2 reductions can solve a global warming will eventually hang with the ‘Cap & Tax’ brain fart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/FYR.DRL Mark Mansfield

    does Newt realize that ethanol destroys our motors?

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention it causes more POLLUTION.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathryn-Iandoli/100000371144944 Kathryn Iandoli

    Nothing will change with Newt.  He is a big government player, a wolf in sheep’s clothing and can’t be trusted.  He doesn’t stand for Tea Party Values.  He really twisted and spun the interview, he answers questions with questions and a history lesson, so he doesn’t have to answer for his positions on the issues.  Whenever you hear him say, I will create a commission or a committee, it’s big government speak.  Or “Better Outcomes and Better Solutions”, watch out.  There is only one consistent, true conservative running, that is articulate and truthful on all the issues, a proven fighter for liberty, and a trustworthy person without baggage to claim, Michele Bachmann.

  • Anonymous

    What you are looking for is a god like creature, Not even Christ could survive in this world, So lets us be real about this matter, If you vote for the one that is suppose to be our president now, Then I say you will get what you ask for, I for one would rather vote for some person that can think differently than Joseph Stalin, I do not wish to share what little I have with any occupier, And taking what little I have might not be as easy as it sounds, So if you want some thing, then work for it as I did. I was not a teacher so I do not get $93,000 per year retirement. And yet I am suppose to feel sorry for this person, You have no idea what I feel for this clown.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tom-Agee/1499980465 Tom Agee

    I can’t forget him sitting on that couch with Pelosi.  Backing a mandate for healthcare is what I have fought against for 2 years.  He’s just another RINO, but any of them are better than the Socialist we have now.

  • http://twitter.com/Dffallis Donna Fallis

    It’s official, I’m going to wake up the day after elections hating myself. We get this RINO or that RINO. We don’t have anything…and yet, that’s better than what’s occupying the oval now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/AlansPower Alan Clinton

    Newt Gingrich:
    10/22/1991 – Voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
    03/-/1993 – Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 – Voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 – Supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    08/27/1995 – Suggested that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)04/10/1995 – Supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.11/29/2006 – Stated that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”02/15/2007 – Supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.09/28/2008 – Stated if he were in office, he would have voted for the $700B TARP bailout.10/01/2008 – Stated in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”12/08/2008 – Paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.03/31/2009 – States we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.07/30/2010 – States that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.11/15/2010 – Defended Romneycare12/05/2010 – Stated that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.01/30/2011 – Lobbied for ethanol subsidies.01/30/2011 – Suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.02/13/2011 – Criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.02/15/2011 – Wrote book saying he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”03/09/2011 – Blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.03/15/2011 – Stated that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.03/19/2011 – Shows no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)03/23/2011 – Completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.03/25/2011 – Plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.04/25/2011 – Became paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.05/12/2011 – More supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.06/09/2011 – Campaign staff resigned en masse.07/15/2011 – Poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.08/01/2011 – Hired a company to create fake Twitter accounts to make fake followers.10/07/2011 – Stated he’d ignore the Supreme Court and bypass the constitution and congress.HE IS A LIAR AND CORRUPT

  • plomaman

    George W. Bush was bad, Democrats love to say, because of the wars, bailouts and budget deficits. Obama is bad, Republicans love to say, because of the wars, bailouts and budget deficits. Gingrich will be better than Obama, Republicans say, because even though Gingrich supports wars and bailouts and budget deficits, his name is followed by an “R” rather than a “D.”

    Where are the conservative candidates?  Why do we always end up settling for a RINO?  Santorum and Bachmann are the only real conservatives still in the race and their numbers are in the tank… Why?  Isnt a conservative what the teaparty movement has been beating their drum for?  Why do we always end up with a stinkin RINO???!!!

  • Anonymous

    I am very suspicious of Glen’s animosity towards Newt.  Newt is simply the most intelligent, articulate and qualified candidate out there.  I really like most of the work Glen has done the last few years, but his attitude towards Newt has really changed my mind about him.  When he finally comes out and endorses Mitt, we’ll know why he is trying to undermine Newt.

  • plomaman

    Dont know why Glenn is suspicious of Newt?
    here are a few reasons…….flip-flops, crony capitalism, would have voted for TARP, supports ethanol subsidies and, as recently as this summer, said he supports Federal mandates on individuals purchasing health insurance (which he first did while lobbying for the healthcare industry) and a lover of wars, wars and more wars — oh, yes, and he believes in stripping Americans of their citizenship if they oppose the government…. need some more?

  • Anonymous

    Newt appears intelligent only to people that aren’t very intelligent.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my lord, thank you for all of that, people wake up, this man is poison, Glen is a smart man and doesn’t say things lightly, he does his homework and tells us to do the same, take his advise.  We don’t want another Woodrow Wilson.

  • Anonymous

    No, no, no Newt is not the best we have, he is the worst we have, any of the other candidates would be a 1,000 times better.

  • Anonymous

    They probably already have, Newt is a snake and Glen knows it, I will vote for Romney.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Glenn,

    I really think you need to take a step back. You need to SEE yourself, for
    yourself. Just watch the tape of your reactions to Newt’s words. Your whole
    demeanor was “a wink”. You were mocking and condescending in your smiling off
    to Pat, or whoever was off camera. I cringed when you did that, and you did it
    a few times. Made me very uncomfortable. Now why would that make me
    uncomfortable? Oh, I don’t know, maybe its because we see you as someone with
    honor who doesn’t stoop to that level.

    Poor Dave, obviously a great fan of yours, got bitch-slapped by you. God
    forbid he step up and tell you his opinion. He didn’t “LIE”. He merely used
    the wrong word trying to describe what he saw as your “ATTITUDE” during the time
    Newt was answering your questions. You called Dave a LIAR. That was horrible.
    He merely used the wrong word. You did not physically wink, but your snarky smiling was rather like a “wink”. 

    Now, having gotten that off my chest, I still remain a fan and a friend.  You just have to learn to listen to your “friends” more.  Sometimes they need to tell YOU the truth.

    Anne G

    Chicago, IL

  • Anonymous

    I believe that the truth always comes out, whether we want to hear it or not. However, if we tear down all the conservatives candidates and further confuse independents or undecided voters- we are asking for trouble and by trouble I mean dividing the conservatives to the point of risking 4 more years of Obama which our country will not be able to survive. Glenn is shown his support for a candidate who cannot win, and his opinion sways millions of voters. I believe we need to support all conservative candidates this time around, to prevent the worst of all possibilities and that is Obama taking us off a cliff.  I am not for telling anyone who to vote for but the left is united, liberals and progressives and unions are very united, and if we don’t get united we will have the USSA.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1649101913 Frances Martin

    I will vote for Newt if he is our nominee, but I can not in good conscience vote for him in the primary.  He’s been around DC long enough to know how to talk the talk, but when push comes to shove, he sides with the Republican establishment over the TEA Party.

  • Anonymous

    RON PAUL is the only candidate with integrity and competence.His record as a politician is of a saint.The neocon puppets are pushed ahead by the corporate media but this time the american people will not be fooled.
    http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/11/real-newt-gingrich-part-1.html
    http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/10/romneys-advisors-are-leftist-elites.html ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON
    PAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUL
    2 0 1 2. “I predict future happiness for Americans [100%], if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —-Thomas Jefferson

  • Anonymous

    Who is Newt:
    10/22/1991 – Voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
    03/-/1993 – Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 – Voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 – Supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    08/27/1995 – Suggested that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
    04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)
    04/10/1995 – Supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
    06/01/1996 – Helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in 1996 election.
    09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
    01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
    11/29/2006 – Stated that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”
    02/15/2007 – Supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
    09/28/2008 – Stated if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
    10/01/2008 – Stated in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”
    12/08/2008 – Paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
    03/31/2009 – States we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
    07/30/2010 – States that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.
    08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
    11/15/2010 – Defended Romneycare
    12/05/2010 – Stated that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
    01/30/2011 – Lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
    01/30/2011 – Suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
    02/13/2011 – Criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.
    02/15/2011 – Wrote book saying he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”
    03/09/2011 – Blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
    03/15/2011 – Stated that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
    03/19/2011 – Shows no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)
    03/23/2011 – Completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
    03/25/2011 – Plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
    04/25/2011 – Became paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
    05/12/2011 – More supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
    06/09/2011 – Campaign staff resigned en masse.
    07/15/2011 – Poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
    08/01/2011 – Hired a company to create fake Twitter accounts to make fake followers.
    10/07/2011 – Stated he’d ignore the Supreme Court and bypass the constitution and congress.

  • plomaman

    Excellent chronology of Newt’s chameleon past!… I realize that this time its “anyone but Obama” but cant we do better?

  • plomaman

    A vote for Newt is a vote for Obamacare.  There, I said it!  Thats right, a vote for Newt is a vote for Obamacare.  Newt loves the individual mandate. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/garrett.petti Garrett Petti

    I’m a huge Allen West fan and I have in the past urged him through facebook to run for any office I could vote for in PA, but I will say that I believe Newt is the one who can save our country. However, as USMCPilot suggests below, I would keep a close eye on him. I like what he has to say, I just find it hard to trust any politician.

  • Political Pundit aka Paul Ryan

    increasingly irrelevant, glen’s voice

  • Anonymous

    KayAZ – You have hit the nail squarely on the head. Devolving 100 years of progressive creep will take a lot of skill to avoid panic, possibly insurrection ala Greece. Half our society must be re-taught how to work at a job, for crying out loud! If you didn’t grow up watching people lead working lives then you have no clue what that even means. Whoever gets the nomination is going to have to deal with those hard facts.
     
    The Tea Party has been a wonderful thing but it has awakened a lot of newcomers to awareness of the political process. They are understandably outraged at the travesties they are just learning about and want them corrected NOW! But there is a lot more to governance than announcing a new set of rules. Newt is the only candidate looking beyond the barebones Tea Party principles and seriously considering how to actually bring about the changes we need. That doesn’t mean he has gone off the reservation or is abandoning Tea Party principles.

  • Lioness

    Love when people just put the bad crap, but the good stuff is real good.
    Voted YES on the Reagan tax cut of 1981 Voted YES on the Reagan tax reform bill of 1986 Voted NO on the George H.W. Bush “Read My Lips” tax hike in 1990. Voted NO on the Clinton tax hike in 1993. Voted YES on the capital gains tax cut in 1997 an immediate and permanent repeal of the Death Tax; elimination of all capital gains taxes; reduction of the corporate tax rate to 12.5 percent; a 50 percent payroll tax cut for both employers and employees; a 100 percent tax write off for businesses’ equipment purchases. Voted NO on the Chrysler bailout in 1979 Voted YES on the Gramm-Rudman balanced budget bill in 1985 Voted YES on a balanced budget amendment (as part of the “Contract for America” effort that he led) in 1995 Led the effort and voted YES to cut $16.4 billion from the budget in 1995. Voted YES on welfare reform in 1996. Don’t have time for every thing, but don’t forget that balanced budget!

  • http://www.facebook.com/garrett.petti Garrett Petti

    Where’s all the personal attacks? Other sites are all about the negative. It’s great to see a civil discussion for a change! Might I remind everyone who first brought this tactic to light. It was Newt Gingrich who refused to attack his fellow candidates and brought forth new ideas. Not that every idea was great, but every idea was bold and open for discussion. I personally like most of the current crop much more than most in recent years. Is it just the contrast against Obama’s miserable failure of a presidency?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Burton-Trattner/1605691503 Burton Trattner

    Hello Newt;  Ethanol was never an opportunity to reduce imports.  It has more disadvantages than advantages.  It has reduced MPG, food corn and has caused massive food inflation.  The best way to end oil imports from the mid east is simply drill for our own.   And the EPA must be closed down and replaced with common sense regulators.  Not the hysterical green advocates that the administration has fostered

  • Anonymous

    Then why is the Republican establishment joining the Dems in crucifying him?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jerry-N-LouAnn-Olson/100002045633388 Jerry N LouAnn Olson

    Newt Is a Master of Progressive Intellispeak with more Government in a slower way.Same end results.

  • Anonymous

    Newt represented himself and his views very well.  He is a stark conservative realist working with programs which have both addicted and habituated Americans for fifty years.  Finding ways to croll back big government intervention – or at least controlling their growth and expansion — is politically exceedingly difficult, but if anyone can do it, I believe Gengrich can.
    John S. Hardy, M.D.

  • Anonymous

    I like Newt, we do need some big govt. He’s an American ,not a muslim, He knows what is going on….Would you rather have obama for another 4 years????????

  • Anonymous

    So you would rather have bummer for another 4, and have the country go broke?? Ron Paul can’t get elected.

  • Anonymous

    rather have obamacare, than obama for another 4 years, Newt would be good>

  • Anonymous

    Ron Paul can’t get elected, simple as that, either Newt or Mitt or obummer. I’ll take Newt

  • Anonymous

    so you want obummer for 4 more years?  Not a good choice, you will be broke, because he country will be broke!!

  • Anonymous

    Newt won’t say it, but he probably needed a few extra bucks and that was a vehicle for it.  Haven’t you done things for money?

  • Anonymous

    things would change, Newt is an American, obummer is a muslim, and we will be broke in another 4 years if the clown stays in. There will always be big govt. , it just won’t cost us as much with Newt.

  • Anonymous

    not as big govt person than obummer. and Newt is an American

  • Anonymous

    You are insuating that it is either Obama or Newt, I say no to both of them, Mitt Romney appeals to a wider voter electorate, Mitt is a businessman and that is what we need, he is a good family man and has good morals, all of the things newt is lacking.

  • Anonymous

    but they won’t get elected

  • Anonymous

    People that have worked with him and know him, say he is not a conservative he is a big gov. man just like Obama.

  • Anonymous

    agree totally

  • Anonymous

    Mitt Romney can and will get elected, Obama and Newt, same thing.

  • Anonymous

    romney would be better than obummer, romney will probably get the nomination. I just think Newt knows alot more about alot of things than any of the others. Anybody but bummer for sure

  • Anonymous

    anybody but obama

  • Anonymous

    Newt doesn’t give one fig for the Tea Party, just a short time ago he called the Tea Party the radical right.  The T. Party appears to be endoring him, by doing so I no longer care about what the T party says, the Koch brothers are giving the T Party their marching orders.

  • Anonymous

    Why because you don’t agree with him on Newt and everything else you did?  I respect Glen more because he has the guts to tell it like it is, whether you agree or not. 

  • Anonymous

    I agree, you have got that right, May 2012, Newt said on Meet the Press that he would like to see a mandate requiring all people to buy healthcare Ins.  Looks to me more than Obamacare.

  • Anonymous

    So what if he is an America. He is a globalist to. We don’t need a globalist, I would rather have an American Constitutionalist, not an American globalist. Ron Paul will get that job done.

  • Anonymous

    I strongly believe in smaller government, I don’t agree with everything Newt stands for, but I will vote for him.  I just don’t see any other candidate right now that I can stand with.

  • David J. Sanchez

    The people that subscribe and listen daily to to Mr. Glenn Beck have got to realize, hopefully very soon, that he is a pick and choose Constitutionalist and not a true strict Constitutionalist as is Congressman Dr. Ron Paul. We must not continually expect less of our choices, as we have in the past, and vote for the “lesser of two evils”. Newt (the hypocrite) Gingrich is a worse pick than even Mitt Romney (Care), who at least we know where he stands. Gingrich is nothing but a phony opportunist, who complains about something and then collects millions of dollars as a consultant for them (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack). Wake up America enough is enough already. Ron Paul for President in 2012.

  • David J. Sanchez

    Newt does not believe in smaller government but in a bigger NEWT. He cannot even be trusted for anything—-just examine his past actions and comments. Ron Paul has been consistent on every issue since his first days in Congress to this day.

  • http://twitter.com/asyoureadthis rick s. geiger

    What this interview revealed is that Glen Beck is a narcissist just like Obama and that Beck is more interested in promoting his brand and making money than he is about the what happens to the USA.  For a long time I defended Beck against the charge of being a fake and a charlatan, but clearly I was mistaken.  Beck is willing to have Obama get re-elected just do Beck can make more money.   Beck is a shameless huckster and I am sorry to say I was taken by it.  

  • http://twitter.com/asyoureadthis rick s. geiger

    First, Ron Paul is willing to let the Jews go through another Holocaust and just as we sat by to watch the first one, Paul thinks our policy should be the same for the second one.  That means he is a man without morals.  Paul has no legislative program, all he has is trite sayings and complaints.  He is whiner not a doer and frankly he is more like Obama than any of the Repub candidates.  

  • Lioness

    Funny, I was thinking just the opposite!

  • Lioness

    What’s your source?

  • Anonymous

     It must be frightening and disheartenng to passionately dislike Obama or progs as Beckites like to refer to them and then only have Newt and Mitt as your option, Even ”progs” want the opposition to field a competent candidate who can rationally challenge Obama.  At this point  I would just sit this one out than choosing either one of these hypocrites, 

  • http://twitter.com/OntheMark55 Denton Mark

    Newt believes in a realistic goverment which leans towards conservative values. I wish we could have a Paul/Bachman world, maybe we can,  but it can’t happen in 4yrs/1 term. by anybody. Newt’s correct on the “radical”  agendas create gridlock and nothing is accomplished. We need decades of a conservative aproach to changing our goverment and Newt’s the guy to get us started. Bachman and Paul are ridgid and limited in their views and if elected would create a backlash vote in 4 years just like Obama which prevents any chance for continuity. Mitt is and will always be running for office just like Obama and will be just as ineffective as a leader. Newt is the only one smart enough and a  good enough leader to change things for the better with the huge mess we call our goverment. The world we live in wasn’t created overnight and won’t change overnight, no matter who our next president is, Heaven help them and all of us!

  • Anonymous

    Amen to that

  • w. Parker

    It’s obvious Glenn is not for Newt.  I’ve agreed with Glenn on many issues and disagreed on some.  This is one i disagree.  There is not a “perfect” candidate at present but i prefer Newt.  I agree with Ronald Reagan – it is unproductive for a member of one party to attack another in a presidental election.  It shows they have weaknesses, morally and ethically.  Even though I am presently for Newt, I will vote for the nominee, whoever the nominee is.  Obama has nothing to lose with another 4 years, his last 4 years.  I believe the mainstream media is fully behind a total socialistic government.  They’re in the process now of brainwashing america to accept it.  They will defend Obama to the end in achieving it too.  Our biggest concern? – to unseat Obama, by voting for “the nominee” whoever he/she is

  • w. Parker

    Glenn, instead of attacking some of the republican candidates, why not focus on many of the illegal, wrong, and present actions of the person, the “liar” we are trying to unseat – Obama?  Why not focus on exposing some of things such as how much it is costing americans for his to use Air Force One to go on all these fund raising/campaigning trips when there is important business to be taken care of, vacations for 2 weeks while many americans are starving, leaving important agendas up to a super committee to negotiate policies when it should be his job, figuring out what was the subject of and where is his Thesis while in college, uncovering some of the answers to his lies, on and on and on.  That’s why we have the debates for voters to decide on their choice, not your recommendations…Obama’s just sitting happily by while the MSM, you and everyone else is attacking our candidates.  Let’s go after him!  Let’s expose him – Obama!
    Seems as if it would be hitting a gold mine for one to uncover the topic of his thesis while in college! How was he able to get into college? Why is there no records of his mother ever being in the hospital when Obama was born? Why not personally send a msg to the WH asking for answers and just see what type reply you get. How about Bin Laden – is there any evidence he is dead – a pen with his name on it, underwear, anything??? Or was it all a campaign ploy? Need more suggestions? Let Newt sit on a couch with Palosi and the world comes to an end. Look at all the possibilities, the lies and hidden things in Obama’s past

  • Pavel Naydenov

    Newth is a such a good politician – without an eye blink, he managed to be for individual mandates, subsidies and bailouts, and still preserve his “limited government” position, because “it depends on…” I guess on who’s paying.

  • w. Parker

    I don’t agree with him on Newt.  I agree with Glenn on a lot and disagree with him on a lot.  He is not my Guru.  I think for myself.  Glenn has changed since his show on Fox

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathi-Mcdermott/1687023200 Kathi Mcdermott

    Newt you been caught in your own net of taped/videoed lies.  Good job Glenn.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SEKFNEA7RAPTFHXOADNYZ2HABY Rob

    USMCPilot, let me first salute you for your contribution in protecting our freedom. You guys don’t get thanked enough these days unfortunately.

    Now as for what you said, I must disagree. Newt is not being practical. He is being Newt. I don’t know if this happens to most involved with academia, but he looks up to people like Wilson and FDR and sees government as a solution… if he or his people are in power.

    Here’s an example of what I mean. Beck, wither or not this was from a religious point of view or not, decried TARP. He hated it. Doesn’t matter if Bush supported it. Doesn’t matter if McCain supported it. He hated it. Why? Because it went completely against the philosophy of conservatism. Gingrich on the other hand supported it. He claims this is because business the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Secretary of Treasury and some businessmen told him it was necessary.

    Is this practical? Consider this: how many “experts” advise our current President on issues?

    As for Ron Paul, I saw that interview and what I got from it was that he’s in favor of easing out of unconstitutional programs. You can argue that this is about practicability but what programs does Gingrich even consider unconstitutional? He thinks Obamacare is, good, he’s right. But what else? It’s incompatible. I simply cannot vote for the guy. If he becomes our next President, we essentially got someone with an “R” next to their name who does not represent the conservative ideal of small government. I agree with Bachmann’s argument that he is a frugal socialist.

    I was a huge Cain supporter and am sad the liberal media chased him away. I never cared for Romney either. Bachmann and Santorum are real conservatives although more-so with Bachmann. Ron Paul is perfect except for Israel. However even that I might change my mind about because of his support for Israel’s defensive strike against Iraq in 1981. Everyone else condemned Israel because at the time Saddam was an ally. Paul, sticking to his principles, said that the matter was between Iraq and Israel, not us, because we cannot begin to comprehend Israel’s affairs with it’s neighbors. Maybe not giving Israel aid is bad, but is it bad when nobody else gets aid either? Israel has a kick ass military and their history proves it. I think they’d at least be better than they are now with Obama lecturing them about making friends with Islamofacists.

    That’s just how I see the race now. Ron Paul is the most conservative, Romney is moderate (he supports whatever is convenient at the time), and Gingrich is progressive. I may vote for Romney. I would vote for Ron Paul with some minor hesitation. I cannot for the good of me vote for Gingrich. Conservatism fell asleep under President Bush. It awoke when socialism was dangerously neat taking over this country. We need to stay awake, not just find an alternative bed to sleep in. Nonetheless good sir, I respect your opinion and am thankful for your service to this country and God bless you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathi-Mcdermott/1687023200 Kathi Mcdermott

    No USMC Pilot Newt is coming at it from a base of lies, thus your attempt to condemn Glenn for supposedly coming at it from a religious point of view is way off base.  Ethical, character issues, arrogance, babbling as if that means intelligence, just like teleprompter reading is a basis for intelligence for Obuttman.  Nope Newter is not to be trusted, he is nothing more than a “third rate progressive”, Amnesty loving/ Witness Protection providing for illegals.   Nope Newter is not the man and I am truly sick of Conservatives spin, spin, spinning for all the major gaffes in almost everything he says.  Well to all you conservatives, alleged conservatives, I hope your head spins like a top right off of your shoulders if he gets to be the nominee, you watch and see the next and new Newter as he attempt to stick up you royal, idiot behinds.

  • lilolady

    Obama is NOT simply misguided or overwhelmed with the majesty and responsibility of the office.  He is the embodiment
    of evil, deception and planned destruction of this Nation .  He
    happens to be the man of the hour since all the other branches of government are overrun with 11 communists on the House judiciary committee and 83 communists sitting in congress, in caucus’ and heads of committees.  This is the perfect storm and the that man deserves no quarter for what he has cost us
    in the short term he has been in office.

  • lilolady

    From what we have seen, there is something very amiss in the Capitol.
    once there and installed in office you are quickly informed of what is and what is not allowed.  Arms are twisted and “newbies” are brought
    into the existing fold and given their marching orders.  What will and will be  tolerated by the “Junior” Senator or Congressman is dictated by the
    RNC.  Funding, a seat on a committee in the future, acceptance of their kids in a private school, social life or none at all.  There may very well be a time for Chaos to break loose in Washington, because right
    now the work of the Nation is seriously hampered by the powers that
    be that have no business being in power.

  • Anonymous

    Ok, after hearing this interview, I’m now convinced: There are now two GOP candidates that I will NOT vote for. Romney and Gingrich.

    Paul or Bachmann folks. The other choices just don’t cut it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ct.collins01 Chris Collins

    I have lost a lot of respect for you Glenn, It does not matter which Republican Candidate you are interviewing, You treat them with respect, not with your eye rolling, snarls, shaking your head back and forth, And all the other nasty gestures you made. That is fine if it is a Democrat, but who are you trying to get re-elected, Especially when it is the the top polling Republican Candidate. And I am sure no one on her will agree with me, Because you are die hard Glenn fans, And he can do no wrong.

  • Noel Hostad

    I thought it was possible Newt could be running against Obama, I just didn’t think it would be for the Democrat Ticket.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riva5666 Renee Riva Rachow Lazarus

    I agree! This interview scored brownie points for Obama and it appears that was Beck’s choice. There’s a very good chance next year we’ll be voting for either Gingrich or Obama and this interview can very easily be considered to endorce Obama.There is much more positive to focus on with Gingrich and his support for Israel is a huge positive. Beck won’t be able to convince the American public later Gingrich favorable as President after this interview. Why didn’t Bachman get any tough questions? There’s plenty. Many people in the Jewish community including myself feel Bachman’s comment on Gays having to marry the opposite sex could easily be substituted with Jews can practice Judaism but can’t exist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/riva5666 Renee Riva Rachow Lazarus

    Gingrich has my vote. Not everyone can be influenced by Beck’s bias interview.

  • Anonymous

    My Patriot friends,
    While I still have not made up my mind as to who I’ll back for the ticket…it’s looking more Newt.

    I’m sure that the founders would remind us of “divine providence” and the importance of the part that we’re blessed to be playing in this world
    —-today—-and to go forward with faith and caution.   
     
    We have to send someone to D.C. with experience for this fight, that’s our complex reality.
    What KayAZ12 says about radical change leading to chaos, is too true, especially for this precious life boat that we’ve been put in charge of.  

    We can peel this onion back with a surgeons knife, but the “surgeon” had better have been to medical school. 
    If that means swallowing some ideas that are more “progressive” than what we’d like, we may have to go with that option for now. It took more than a few years to grow-these layers.

    Judith
     

  • Anonymous

    newt is part of the problem in america.we talk about getting rid of the bums in washington, but we have this man running for president,[ glen] fool me once shame on him , fool me twice shame on you. he tells you want you want to here.

  • KayAZ12

    Arizona Congressman Jeff Flake was elected in 2001.  Because he did’t take, and spoke out against, “Pork” he experienced what you described.  Now that his stances are popular, he’s gotten committee assignments.   

    Keep in mind that now those “TEA Party” elected officials are being blamed for Congresses inaction and remains a thorn in the side of the Republican establishment.  This is an encouraging sign but much more needs to be done. 

    The country is in economic turmoil.  I don’t want it to descend into chaos because it’s we the people who will suffer most.  I have no problem with turmoil in DC.  We need to keep up the pressure and drag our elected officials, Washington insiders, and MSM, kicking and screaming into reform.

    That’s our job.  To keep them honest and accountable.  We need to throw the “bums” out.  More importantly though, we need to stand up for those who tell the truth and are trying to solve our problems.  If we don’t do our part and support them, what incentive do they have for taking on the very difficult, and often lonely, task of reforming our corrupt system.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dlmaston Doyle Maston

    Great interview, Glenn! Fantastic! And the former Speaker Gingrich handled himself very, very well. He did not avoid any questions, and he gave good, solid answers. Here’s my point…..he is not be wanting to take the “fix it all now, fix it fast, and fix it right regardless” model that we would prefer…..since we are the ones willing to do the hard things. We must remember that most of the American public has grown very, very soft. These changes MUST be made; I believe that all TEA Party-minded individuals agree on that point. Speaker Gingrich sounds like he understand that too, but he also understands that people swallow their food much better when they take small bites rather than big ones. It sounded as if he is talking about a slower, more deliberate easing in process than a “hack and slash” approach (if you’ll forgive the term).
     Is he more Progressive than I would like? YES! But does he understand the need for reform….I think the answer to that is also yes, just not a “capital” YES.

  • Billy Summer

    Elections for most part are beauty contests.  I guess it will come down to who can articulate the deception best.  Can’t just listen to the spin and make an accurate assessment for what they stand or who/what they truly represent.  Unless there has been some recent epiphany, got to look at their history, record and the company they keep (does Obama come to mind).  The unfortunate part is that most of what is offered to us as a choice is really not a choice.  Both sides of the equation (GOP or Dem) have been vetted by other interests and presented to us with a conservative or liberal label.  Newt is very articulate and can spin his extreme views on some issues so they seem benign.  That is a talent but not necessarily one that will facilitate a reversal of the downward spiral of the economy and halt the slide to a socialist (big government) state.  Still undecided about GOP candidates, but damn sure that I don’t want Obama.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5NMKL33LSO3A464OOOLQ4UZKTQ Scamp

    Anyone but Obama!
    But.  This is a fickle country of fickle people who vote for anything that’s better looking than the other.
    That leads us to the Pillsbury Doughboy vs. Barack The Magic Negro.
    Do the math!

  • Anonymous

    I suspect there are ghosts from the past when the poop hit the fan 13 years ago.   Sometime along the way, there were people not so kind to Gingrich at a time when he needed friends, especially from his own party.  It must scare those same people who may have to work with him once again.  What is the expression-payback is a bitch?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Will-Malven/1197420353 Will Malven

    Excellent interview, Glenn, fair tough questions.  I think Newt acquitted himself very well.  He explained why he believes what he believes and (I think) has exhibited good judgement in most cases.  AGW . . . not so well . . . but his argument for the mandate/proof of fiscal responsibility is quite compelling.

    To directly answer your e-mail bulletin, yes I think he acquit himself very well.

    The only thing to which I object is your repeated snarky looks and smiles at your sidekick there.  It shows that you were not listening very closely to what Newt was saying and that you really didn’t care what he said–that your mind was already made up before he opened his mouth.  I was also disrespectful of your guest.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    I agree with each of you, but if Mr. Gingrich misses the mark we don’t have another chance to regroup and get our country back on track.  I will of course vote for ANYONE running against Obama!!!  I have not heard much from the Tea Party, they have sure been quite this go around and now we need them to get vocal and be heard.  I live in a very small rural town, but I support the Tea Party and wish they would get going full steam ahead!!

  • Anonymous

    We all want change…drastic change.  But I believe that if we choose a candidate that is too to the right…like Bachmann…our chances of winning this election are not very good.  I think we have to choose someone like Newt, who’s ultimate goal is to push to conservativism, but if you push too hard…too quickly…you will not get the independent voters to join forces with you and you need to move the independents and some democrats over to win this election since Obama has the bully pulpit 24/7 and a billion dollars from rich people who have made their money through capitalism, as they support a candidate who appears to HATE capitalism!

    I have a friend who is a liberal, who says she would vote for Newt or Romney because they don’t seem ultra conservative to her.  Let’s face it, just like Obama…say what is needed to get elected and then make your transitions.  Unfortunately, with the uninformed electorate it has to be that way.  I think the transitions Newt has put forward, giving choices to move things is a correct approach.  If he is the nominee, he can choose as a running mate West or Rubio who can garner the black, hispanic and true conservative voters.  

  • Anonymous

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  • Hoyt Elrod

    I have always thought highly of Newts ability to articulate his ideas & his ability to get things done.  However, I still have concerns about his core beliefs, especially when it comes to Limited Government.  Perhaps he’s reluctant to lay out his strategy for getting there for fear that the left/progressives will turn it on him or that many conservatives won’t have the patience to allow it time to work.  We didn’t get to this point overnight and, as much as I would like to see a meat axe taken to Washington, it would be immediately devastating and besides,  the general public would not support the drastic measures involved.  I just hope Newt can better articulate his long term plans and convince conservatives that he truly is bent on smaller & less intrusive government.  I he can do that he will win the nomination & the Presidency.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Keck/100000466480341 Scott Keck

    I listened to Glen’s concerns – I understand them and I see where Newt will probably dabble in some things the gov’t wasn’t purposed to do, however, the larger argument is in doubt with the general public, and we need a skilled communicator to make the points as to why Government centered societies and initives don’t work, and why the original ideas from the founding fathers got us to where we are now. If you accept that Bachman or Santorum  are more ideologically pure, I don’t see the ability of either one of them to communicate and sway people. The other issue that Glenn doesn’t address and explain is the issue of a dependent society voluntarily getting of the Federal Teet all at once…according to the constitution. Not going to happen. The point (the original agrument – to quote Glenn)  needs to be made and successses shown over multiple election cycles to get people away from were we have come to over the past 200 years. Newt can be an effective leader to start a bigger process back to the constitution.

  • Anonymous

    I do believe the Newt has the best chance of turning u.s. around and saving u.s. from this current “promised” marxist takeover of our government. However, because this promised “fundamental transformation of government” into marxism was given and accepted by our verbally superior sex, I see no hope in turning this country around from marxism. In fact, I see the two-witnesses of Revelation, chapter 11 coming this September 16, 2012 and I still don’t see even that stopping it! However, once these two-witnesses are killed, they will rise again and then marxism will end right where it promises and that is like Islam, in death!

  • Anonymous

    When Newt became speaker in 1994 he told Congress that a book by Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Creating A New Civilization: The Politics of the Third Wave was essential reading. He had worked on the ideas of this book with the authors for over 20 years. Gingrich said that our Constitutional system of government needs to die and be replaced. He believes that all of our traditions need to go. Abortions, promiscuity, homosexuality will become the norms….. For more info:
    http://americanvisionnews.com/553/beck-nails-gingrich

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Bonk/100001609338804 Eric Bonk

    Newt =2 faced bastard. NEXT!

  • http://twitter.com/porcelain10 patricia

    I think we need Newt for President 2012

  • Anonymous

    Newt is a trickier type of Obama – Newt has flat out said that the Constitutional system of government needs to die and be replaced. Obama, the Clintons, Gingrich – all are taking us to the same place.

  • http://twitter.com/NGGibson Nic Gibson

    I agree that Newt is the response to Obama. I think people are seeing that Obama talked a good game but really didn’t understand the issues and dynamics that go into policymaking. Obama had a certain grasp of the issues but not a deep enough one and not based on enough practical experience in each sector to really have a handle on things he would be deciding. I think people are reacting to that by supporting Newt. He consistently comes off as the most substantive candidate who has thought through the issues the most clearly and who has the most personal on the ground experience with all the major policy conundrums of our day.

  • Eugene Cunningham

    We are in the bottom of the ninth and losing. We need a hitter with the ability to  understand the game, as well as play the field. 

    Mr. Gingrich has a thorough resume and wonderful sense of history, he is a pro, but he is never clear about the Constitution. Does not even mention it.  Does he accept the crystal clear provisions of the Constitution or merely give lip service to “conservatism” that requires equivocation on every vote?  

    Ron Paul, as a contrast, is so clear he even makes his point in 89 seconds. People don’t like his simple determinations, but they are consistent and clear – and Constitutional.

    I guess my take is when a saleperson starts blathering on, I tend back away from the purchase. 

  • Anonymous

    I see you like Bachmann, no major issue with her – EXCEPT SHE WOULD GET KILLED IN AN ELECTION. CONGRATS, YOU ARE PART OF THE FAR 2%, AND THE 2% ON THE LEFT IS JUST AS BAD AS THE 2% ON THE RIGHT. Wear you hazmat suit and vote for Newt, or Romney, or give the election to Obama – trust me, my Mom didn’t raise any fools, yours might have though.

  • jen

    Newt is a decent guy and certain people in media and otherwise should not manipulate him.  However, Newt does have a good voting record.  His voting record is leaning heavily towards big government, patriot act, etc…  However, his record is a million times better than Romney.  Romney’s records are all hidden and his aides took them so noone can see the sleazy Romney.

    Newt is a historian and been around the block so he does have a grasp, but Romney and Paul and Obama all have a very strong grasp.  It is political will that matters.   If anyone had done research on Obama prior to his getting elected, his shady past would have told you that he fully intends to break every promise.  Romney is the same way.  Newt does not intend to break every promise, but will only carry thru a small portion of what he says bec he has limited political will and is tied down to establishment.  Bachmann is heavily tied into establishment. 

    I am sure there is a lot of dirt on him somewhere, but a decent person in the media would want to research and expose Romney.  To date, everyone has wanted to protect him while rip apart Trump, Newt, and Paul. 

    Vast majority of people don’t a hoot about Bachmann – she comes off as the most annoying nut with  nothing to show. 

  • jen

    Bachmann and Santroum are only ideologically pure in terms of their far right religious views.  It is wrong to mix politics and religion – that is where trouble begins.  Bachmann does not have any history of accomplishments or leadership.  She is good at jumping up and down and wanting to be heard, but then she really has no political will to carry thru with much.  In fact, neither want to do anything with the federal reserve system.  So they don’t lie much and being frank that the military establishment and fed will be kept intact.  Neither will bring up entitlements. 

    One has to wonder why they are even running?  Neither has given any good answer as to why they are even in the race.  I believe Bachmann’s intention is to merge church and state, and that is all and hence wants to be heard on that one platform along with bringing down perry and newt, but leaving romney intact.

  • Anonymous

    every time a conservative mentions Ron Paul in the positive – consder that a vote for Obama – RP has ZERO chance of winning 1 state in November.  So, keep it up and it’s four more years of Hope and Change.  Get behind Newt, and stop listening to Beck’s “Vast Left Wing Conspiracy” talk.  You may agree with Newt on all isues, but you will agree with him a lot more that our current Socialist in Chief

  • Anonymous

    I admire Glenn Beck. I also admire Newt Gingrich. Matter of factly, I have two bumper stickers on my car. One says “Glenn Beck is my hero” . The other simply says “Newt” . I believe that given Newt Gingrich’s desire to work for the betterment of the United States, he has from time to time taken positions that were seen as governmental. I do not believe Newt Gingrich wants to take any kind of individual rights away from the citizens of the United States. Glenn Beck might disagree. I also believe that Newt Gingrich will uphold the constitution of the United States if elected president. If we could have the perfect president , I would surely vote for that person. Unfortunately, it is impossible. What we have to decide as citizens is ; given who these people are and what they actually have done, can we believe in what they are offering? I do believe that the actions taken by Newt Gingrich while Speaker of the House were for the betterment of the United States. I believe he was a staunch hawk , who attempted to take every proposed idea by Bill Clinton through the ringer in the search for it’s validity. I believe that Gingrich is a wealth of “common sense” and think that it is there that both Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich are like-minded , and why I admire them both.

  • Anonymous

    WOW – that is a whack – a – do Christian news source you read from.  Really like it when they state” Where he (Newt) allegedly says…” nice reporting, might want to spend less time reading about the invisible man in the sky and listen to what he and other people REALLY said, not allegedly

  • 4joachim

    Mombearof2
    Newt is a trickier type of Obama – Newt has flat out said that
    the Constitutional system of government needs to die and be replaced.
    Obama, the Clintons, Gingrich – all are taking us to the same place.
    ===
    Mombearof2
    When Newt became speaker in 1994 he told Congress that a book by Alvin
    and Heidi Toffler, Creating A New Civilization: The Politics of the
    Third Wave was essential reading. He had worked on the ideas of this
    book with the authors for over 20 years. Gingrich said that our
    Constitutional system of government needs to die and be replaced. He
    believes that all of our traditions need to go. Abortions, promiscuity,
    homosexuality will become the norms….. For more info: http://americanvisionnews.com/
    ===
    connie foster
    Newt is a “Pratical Progressive Republican”.
    I want the Big Government machine dismantled, not a different operator!
    ===
    Maybe these issues still need to be addressed.
    I want a progressive to come right out and say it so that we can know it and decide if that’s what we want.

    I thought Newt was conservative. Need to hear more. Will be listening.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mynikki01 Renee Anderson

    I know Allen West will not run for President, but would for Vice! Newt/West would be a winning ticket!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QGIOHAVIJ36C5XJ4WO42Y4Q5OI Shay C.

    Newt is a POLITITIAN and a progressive who will say and do what is expedient at the time. His record shows this is true. Ron Paul is a STATESMAN who has consistently voted on the side of constitutional principles. I am tired of the media saying that Gingrich is the intellectual of the group. I think Dr. Ron Paul is not only an intellectual, he has INTEGRITY. He does not waiver in his views in order to please the popular politcal wind and whichever way it is blowing.  He has been consistent in his views, and faithful to consitutional principles. Much of what he warned us about is now coming true. Wake up America, he is our ONLY choice if we want REAL CHANGE. He is denied by all the media, dismissed as a non-contender. He is the one leader that the puppetmasters fear. He would end the charade of the FED, restore some power to the people, and get our country back to some semblance of what the founders had in mind.  He is the one congressman who has refused to partake of the public trough of money and outrageous perks to which most elected officials seem to feel entitled. He does this on his principles..something most other politicians lack.   

  • Anonymous

    In every answer I’ve seen him give, it looks like political pandering.  I’m sorry, but I don’t think Newt would be any different than a moderate democrat.

  • fred longe

    WHAT IS NEWT GINGRICH’S VOTING RECORD ???

    10/22/1991 – Voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
    03/-/1993 – Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 – Voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 – Supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    08/27/1995 – Suggested that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
    04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)
    04/10/1995 – Supported Federal tax-dollars being spent on abortions.
    06/01/1996 – Helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in 1996 election.
    09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution
    for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
    01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
    11/29/2006 – Stated that free speech should be curtailed in order to
    fight terrorism. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”
    02/15/2007 – Supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
    09/28/2008 – Stated if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
    10/01/2008 – Stated in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”
    12/08/2008 – Paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
    03/31/2009 – States we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
    07/30/2010 – States that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.
    08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
    11/15/2010 – Defended Romney-care
    12/05/2010 – Stated that a website owner should be considered an enemy
    combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government
    memos.
    01/30/2011 – Lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
    01/30/2011 – Suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
    02/13/2011 – Criticized Obama for sending less U.S. tax dollars to Egypt.
    02/15/2011 – Wrote book saying he believes man-made climate-change and
    advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the
    environment.”
    03/09/2011 – Blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
    03/15/2011 – Stated that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
    03/19/2011 – Shows no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)
    03/23/2011 – Completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
    03/25/2011 – Plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
    04/25/2011 – Became paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
    05/12/2011 – More supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
    06/09/2011 – Campaign staff resigned en mass.
    07/15/2011 – Poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
    08/01/2011 – Hired a company to create fake Twitter accounts to make fake followers.
    10/07/2011 – Stated he’d ignore the Supreme Court and bypass the constitution and congress.

    Help Ron Paul Take Back the Teaparty and get in the White House

    http://www.teaparty11.com

  • fred longe

    look at his voting record above. He can’t beat Obama

  • fred longe

    Really then why are democrats switching parties to vote for Ron Paul in the Primaries

    You guys all keep forgetting the anti war vote. Ron Paul will get half of Obama’s voters from 2008

    Democrats are Leaving Party to Vote for Ron Paul

    http://youtu.be/GejWck6_96Y

  • fred longe

    Don’t worry once Ron Paul wins Iowa Sarah Palin will endorse him. She won’t have a choice.

    She does have perry listed on her sight but she won’t be able to get behind him

    Take back the Tea Party

    http://www.teaparty11.com

  • Lioness

    ExpandAs usual every one is focusing on all the driblets if negative crap that has been rehashed, and in some cases, miss interpreted over and over again. We all know about it. How about the good, the real legislation (you know, the stuff that actually made a real difference). Not to mention the views that have changed because of life experience. A thinker always evolves. Newt Gingrich has a history of cutting taxes and regulation. Give me one candidate that can say this. They talk about it but did they actually do it? My source is through clubforgrowth.org and all their sources are also listed. His unpopular legislation is also listed, but at least it is accurate in comparison to what is thrown out by others on this site.
    Voted YES on the Reagan tax cut of 1981
    Voted YES on the Reagan tax reform bill of 1986
    Voted NO on the George H.W. Bush “Read My Lips” tax hike in 1990.
    Voted NO on the Clinton tax hike in 1993.
    Voted YES on the capital gains tax cut in 1997
    an immediate and permanent repeal of the Death Tax;
    elimination of all capital gains taxes;
    reduction of the corporate tax rate to 12.5 percent;
    a 50 percent payroll tax cut for both employers and employees;
    a 100 percent tax write off for businesses’ equipment purchases.
    Voted NO on the Chrysler bailout in 1979
    Voted YES on the Gramm-Rudman balanced budget bill in 1985
    Voted YES on a balanced budget amendment (as part of the “Contract for America” effort that he led) in 1995
    Led the effort and voted YES to cut $16.4 billion from the budget in 1995.
    Voted YES on welfare reform in 1996.
    Don’t have time for every thing, but don’t forget that balanced budget!
    Visit his website for details on his current ideas, he has made alterations as to what he believes, as we all do. He has a track record of cutting taxes and reducing regulation, little pet projects mean nothing to me in comparison to a balanced budget. How can this be swept under the table so easily. There is still going to be a congress and senate to deal with after this election. Creepy Harry Reid and do nothing Beohner are still there. Do you really think Ron Paul or Bachman’s idealistic solutions are going to fly? Santorum for V.P.

  • Anonymous

    Newt Gingrich is not a Libertarian or a Constitutionalist ideologue, but I do believe he is a relatively honest and pragmatic conservative politician. The problem with being an ideologue in our system of politics is that, in order to get anything done, one never works alone in a vacuum and must garner the cooperation of a solid majority of those with whom one disagrees.

    Glenn rightfully stated that one should ask of Progressives, “Where are you wanting to go? In which direction are you progressing?”

    We have a serious problem in the US because there is a very large portion of society that has bought into the ideas of the progressive socialist movement in the US. This cultural change took nearly 100 years and I seriously doubt – outside a collapse of the system – there is sufficient political power to restore the traditional values of our founding fathers over night. We will need to elect those who are capable of “progressing” us towards restoration over time. Newt Gingrich’s record shows him as one who would shrink government – albeit not as much as many of us would like.

    While Mr. Gingrich will probably earn my vote, the biggest concern I have with him was never raised by Mr. Beck. He is vehement in his support of the creation of a police state in a vain effort to halt terrorists. As Ron Paul once wisely pointed out, terrorism is a tactic of war and not an enemy one can be at war with. Creating a war on a tactic cannot be won and only serves to create a perpetual state of emergency in which citizen rights are suspended.

    As a historian, Mr. Gingrich should of course realize that the greatest threat to liberty and democracy is how a nation responds to states of emergency.

  • Anonymous

    Honest, decent, nice and concerned for the country would never come to mind when I think of the phony narcissist Gingrich.

  • Anonymous

    So after listening to Newt in this interveiw it makes it clear he is not the candidate for me.

  • Anonymous

    Newt has a lack of arrogance and an abundance of evidence that he uses to dictate his decisions.  Even deep questions from Glenn were met with no hesitation answers, insights to Newt’s beliefs, and were completely rational.  Whether or not you agree with him, you have to admit that Newt has a very realistic view of government and the power of the president.

      Unlike a candidate such as Bachmann, who fronts her points with crowd pleasing one- liners which take away from the substance of her argument, Newt uses logic and historical evidence to articulate an educated and complete thought (that actually answers the questions he is given), which, in my opinion, is what has sent him to the top of the polls. 

    Its nice to see a man that not only BELIEVES in what he says, but is not afraid to defend and articulate his positions with anyone that asks.  I expect very little nonsense from Newt, and certainly no political games like the ones we’ve seen from Obama.   He has my vote thus far, and I’m glad to see him match words with a man like Glenn.

  • Anonymous

    GB is a hypocrite for posting a video about a drunk when he has admitted to being in AA.  Amd he wants to divide the country in half with a wall!  But I have actually tried to connect on common ground but people name call and like the division.  I have said from the beginning that this country will fail if we don’t work together and when you boil away all of the BS…most people wan the same thing.  Most people on here make up things and call me names for no reason.  I am not part of OWS but I do support the middle class ( now lower class) who have been robbed from corruption.  The problem is most people fail to see both sides are equally corrupt and only blame Obama and the middle class (OWS) which is wrong.  Yes there are a few bad apples but they would be that way no matter what.  They did not create this problem.  The rich elites ho who want more money and power did and it is both the Right and the Left.  If people fail to recognize this and think that the same corruption on the Right with the next election will change anything is highly mistaken!EditReply

  • SoThere

    Sickening.

    “TMP”

  • Anonymous

    The health care reforms ala’ Gingrich will NEVER  work.  Those “sliding scale fees” are so unfair that most cannot qualify at the ‘selected affordable rate’ for a variety of LEGITIMATE reasons which go ignored by the intake worker (who is following directives from the agency CEO).  This interview shows me that Gingrich is to much the ‘old school, business as usual’ RINO.  He leans towards the left, so he should switch to the dem party.  He certainly isn’t my selection and if the RNC/GOP hasn’t the gumption to select a true Constitutionalist, I will be writing in my choice for the Presidency.  I really dislike the fact that the RNC/GOP is permitting the media and the left dems make the choice as opposed to those of us who are among the RNC membership.  What names would cause me to write in a candidate’s name?  Romney, Gingrich, & Perry for certain.  Paul and Bachman, now that the left has effectively assassinated Cain’s character, are my choices.

  • Anonymous

    I like Adam West, Sarah Palin, & Herman Cain…but neither one is running.  Gingrich, in my opinion, is NOT worthy of being elected to any office…besides, his and romneys ‘selection’ seems to be coming from the dems and the leftist media and the RNC is dumb enough to allow this..

  • Anonymous

    USMCPilot:  So you think the people could get back at Gingrich if he ‘doublecrosses’ us?   Well how’s getting obammy out of office working for us?  And we have mountains of evidence against this imposter.  Gingrich gets in and he will do exactly what he wants to do and he won’t care a fig about this interview or any other interview.  In other words, it will be just like it was when he was Speaker of the House.  The only difference between then and now is that he has a different wife to dump.  Most Georgians don’t trust him and don’t support him either. Why do you think he is considering a permanent move to Virginia? Like the Clinton’s did when they moved from Arkansas to New York…

  • Anonymous

    When you write in your selection for president, I hope you enjoy President Obama for four more years. You sound like the kid in the school yard that takes his ball and goes home when he doesn’t get to be the pitcher.
     
    As to your other reply – I’m from Georga, and I like Newt, as do many of my friends. The main reason is, although he was destroyed by the Washington establishment for rocking the boat, he was responsible for reducing the welfare state and balancing the budget. I guess you could see that as a negative, since it saved Clintons presidency. Funny how Clinton manages to get the credit and Newt gets destoyed.  I don’t care how many wives he has left, as long as he fixes this economy.

  • Anonymous

    “the middle class (OWS) ” – That’s the most retarded thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT IS NEWT GINGRICH’S VOTING RECORD ???

    Who is Newt:
    10/22/1991 – Voted for an amendment that would create a National Police Corps.
    03/-/1993 – Voted for sending $1.6 Billion in foreign aid to Russia.
    11/19/1993 – Voted for the NAFTA Implementation Act.
    11/27/1994 – Supported the GATT Treaty giving sovereignty to the U.N.
    08/27/1995 – Suggested that drug smuggling should carry a death sentence.
    04/25/1996 – Voted for the single largest increase on Federal education spending ($3.5 Billion)
    04/10/1995 – Supported Federal taxdollars being spent on abortions.
    06/01/1996 – Helped a Democrat switch parties in an attempt to defeat constitutionalist Ron Paul in 1996 election.
    09/25/1996 – Introduced H.R. 4170, demanded life-sentence or execution for someone bringing 2 ounces of marijuana across the border.
    01/22/1997 – Congress gave him a record-setting $300,000 fine for ethical wrongdoing.
    11/29/2006 – Stated that free speech should be curtailed in order to fight terrorism. Called for a “serious debate about the 1st Amendment.”
    02/15/2007 – Supported Bush’s proposal for mandatory carbon caps.
    09/28/2008 – Stated if he were in office, he would have reluctantly voted for the $700B TARP bailout.
    10/01/2008 – Stated in an article that TARP was a “workout, not a bailout.”
    12/08/2008 – Paid $300,000 by Freddie Mac to halt Congress from bringing necessary reform.
    03/31/2009 – States we should have Singapore-style drug tests for Americans.
    07/30/2010 – States that Iraq was just step one in defeating the “Axis of Evil”.
    08/03/2010 – Advocates attacks on Iran & North Korea.
    11/15/2010 – Defended Romneycare
    12/05/2010 – Stated that a website owner should be considered an enemy combatant, hunted down and executed, for publishing leaked government memos.
    01/30/2011 – Lobbied for ethanol subsidies.
    01/30/2011 – Suggested that flex-fuel vehicles be mandated for Americans.
    02/13/2011 – Criticized Obama for sending less U.S. taxdollars to Egypt.
    02/15/2011 – Wrote book saying he believes man-made climate-change and advocated creating “a new endowment for conservation and the environment.”
    03/09/2011 – Blames his infidelity to multiple wives on his passion for the country.
    03/15/2011 – Stated that NAFTA worked because it created jobs in Mexico.
    03/19/2011 – Shows no regrets about supporting Medicare drug coverage. (Now $7.2T unfunded liability)
    03/23/2011 – Completely flip-flopped on Libyan intervention in 16 days.
    03/25/2011 – Plans to sign as many as 200 executive orders on his first day as president.
    04/25/2011 – Became paid lobbyist for Federal ethanol subsidies.
    05/12/2011 – More supportive of individual health-care mandates than Mitt Romney.
    06/09/2011 – Campaign staff resigned en masse.
    07/15/2011 – Poorly managed campaign is over $1 Million in debt.
    08/01/2011 – Hired a company to create fake Twitter accounts to make fake followers.
    10/07/2011 – Stated he’d ignore the Supreme Court and bypass the constitution and congress.

    Vote Ron Paul or Gary Johnson for President 2012. 

  • w. Parker

    I fully agree.  Now you’re seeing just what the other candidates are really made of – rather than campaigning on their own accomplishments, skills, and what they can do to turn around the drastic situation in our country that obama has caused, they are aiding the MSM by attacking Newt like some foaming at the mouth dog.  It shows just how “classless” the others are.  Newt is the only one who hasn’t attacked our fellow candidates.  It shows that he has class and confidence.  It shows that all the others are desperate.

  • Anonymous

    I think Newt is a counterfiet conservative and cannot be trusted to get this country back on track. He is a politician and we need to be careful of his abilty to debate. That does not make him the right person for the job. Ron Paul has the wisdom and ability to do the job. He too supports Israel. His stance is one that gives Israel the right to make her own decisions concerning borders, and defense. Ron is saying America has to stop telling Israel what to do, and to support the decisions made to defend her borders. His idea to stop sending support to Israel’s enemies is the best way to stand with Israel!! Ron Paul for President!! Move over Newt.

  • Pablo

    If you think Newt Gingrich is the guy who’s going to clean Washington up, you’re kidding yourself. One of the DC Geese that lays Golden Eggs is Freddie Mac and while outside government, Newt helped himself to $1.5 million of them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_65ITSG6TITQ7IEFUNWZQPIKIHA Tony

    Tony
    Newt is a member of the CFR which is one of the driving forces for a one world government. One of the tool they will use to accomplish it is global warming.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,  I just want to say brother, that you have taught me more about what it means to be a “TRUE” American & I thank you for that Sir :-)  I’ve always been a strong believer in american freedoms & doing what is right, even if it occasionially means breaking the law every once in a while.  Afterall, What is right, good & just for some, is not always another persons way of doing things.  But that doesn’t give those who are in a position of power the right to discriminate,or dictate one’s actions just because they find another persons actions somewhat disagreeable.  I say, if you wanna do something, & it doesn’t involve anyone getting hurt, mamed or killed, then what is the harm?

  • Anonymous

    The current field of contenders consists of 3 state governors, 2 current Representatives, a former Senator, and a former Speaker of the House. One of these 7 will go up against a former Community Organizer who campaigned for President during most of his 1 term as Senator.
    Only Newt has worked with a President, the House, the Senate, and all parties in between, and all at once. 
    Newt’s experience on a bad day is better than everything Obama has done in his entire life; Obama’s “accomplishments” in 3 years as President have harmed this country far greater than all of Newt’s “failings” in 25 years.
    Some of these comments seem to take for granted that the next president will govern like the one we have now, and that if we don’t get the right guy in there— if he’s too “progressive” or not “conservative enough”, or not “electable” —gee it’s too late, we’re sc re wed. And we will be, with supporters of other candidates “writing in” their favorite, or staying home altogether in the general.
    Not me. I will vote for the candidate that wins the GOP nomination. The pendulum needs to be pulled back to the right, and ANY of the GOP nominees will do that–some more quickly than others depending on their experience and knowledge of issues. With a new awareness of all things political, with help from the likes of the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, and others, I would expect us to keep on top of the next administration and Congress. We won’t get fooled again, or at least not for long. Four years from now we will live in a whole ’nother world, under different conditions and we’ll have and need new criteria for keeping our president or choosing someone more “conservative”, “progressive”, “constitutional”, or “electable”. But we have to turn right, and we have to turn right now.

    Welcome to Texas, Glenn

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Riney/1079046734 Terry Riney

    Terry says:
    December 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Go ahead and vote for Newt. The flip side of Obama. It will be just like another Bush in office creating another war somewhere to fight and send our young people to be slaughtered. For what so the bankers and military suppliers can make more billions. Anything Ron Paul would want to do would be tempered by the CONgress and We the People which Paul seems to listen to more then anyone in a long, long time.My God does anyone really want a change that is real. All the rest of the Republicans are just the same old progressive big govt spending war mongers.I just can’t understand how the people do not see that. If the media backs them we should all run the other way.You are right Ron Paul sounds really different because it has been many years since anyone really defended the Constitution and We the People. People do not know what that sounds like.For about 30 years Ron Paul has and no one has a record that comes close. Not even the GOP God President Reagan.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve listened the interview and the debates.  As for the interview, i heard reasonableness, not radicalness.  In the debates, what i heard most was theoretical policy from most all the candidates except Gingrich who seemed to provide a plausible approach to concerns.  I believe he is much more in tune with the needs of the American public than what the rhetoric has been  by most of the other candidates.  I don’t think Obama would fair very well in debates with Gingrich.  He can answer the tough questions on his feet while Obama can only attempt to lie his way through.  As for the other candidates, all seem to have good principles also.  Question is how to attain.  The gov’t's best intentions usually have unintended consequences.  Giving Americans choices instead of mandates is a pretty good path.

    On a side note, the target is Obama. Negative GOP ads help him. Is that what you really want.

    For those who voted for Obama in 2008 that believed he would provide for those who are less fortunate financially and thought the gov’t (taxpayers only) would pay for their car and house bills, how’s that working out for you??  Instead, there was insider trading for Buffet, Solyndra, GM bailout, corruption in gov’t sponsored funding.  Geeesh! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Tiffany/100001320367593 Victor Tiffany

    Glenn Beck is NOT CONSERVATIVE. Unless you think that being conservative means changing everything about the American polity and going back the 19th Century policies and let corporations wreck havoc on the American people, Beck is not supportive of the status quo.  There are about 1 out of 5 Americans who want a tiny, useless federal gov’t, and Beck feeds that group red meat, sometimes supposedly “principled,” but usually what they want to hear.

    No, they (you) and Mr. Beck are reactionaries, regressives not happy with the current Gilded Age because the Koch brothers are not quite dictators for life (except within their private empire). 

    Glenn Beck is a reactionary. Period.  (For that matter, so is Huckabee.)
    http://www.sharethisurlaboutglennbeck.com/2010/06/what-is-glenn-beck-politically.html 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Newt was way ahead of Mitt til your interview, then all the sudd Hey wait a minute!!! You and Mitt belong to the same church! Surely you wouldn’t let that influence you would you Glenn???

  • Anonymous

    I totally disagree. the dems smeared Cain ’cause they were afraid of him . They are trying to do the same to Newt but he’s not easily derailed. He’s been in the boxing ring with them a few times. I think he can “knock them out “

  • Anonymous

    Newt is by far the most qualified and capable candidate. He’s a great scholar and a brilliant thinker. It is rare to be both at once!
    All the other politicians efforts are focused only on saying the right thing and getting elected and re-elected

  • Anonymous

    News Flash, Victor Tiffany sure as heck is not a Conservative.

  • Sandie

    No he is a nutbag who jumps on weeks old forums to post Beck hater crap like the true delusional blowbag he is.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with you pro Newt bloggers – I’ve admired him even back in his speaker days when he was under such attack.  I’ve always respected him and believed he truly loves this nation and wants the opportunity to do major changes for good in it.  I trust him.  Nobody’s a perfect person and I haven’t agreed with his thinking at times but over all I’m almost 100% in agreement with him and I see him as a true Tea Party type conservative who isn’t afraid to speak his mind if he does disagree with a tea partier.  But it seems Newt isn’t afraid to change his mind and admit he has which is a strength in a politician.  I believe he’s always searching for the best answer for the nation and not himself politically.  I give a big yes to Newt being president or if not then a high level authority position in this nation.  I’m proud of you Newt – keep on even under the current onslaught of negitive attack. I want your voice to be heard in this nation – I love to hear you speak and debate!

  • Anonymous

    Glen Beck is a pretty good TV personality,-that’s it. Newt Gingrich is the most outstanding conservative political there is living today. Glen Beck is very good at what he does. (which is not very important at all except for entertainment-no offense intended) Newt Gingrich is absolutely excellent in what he does. (which is very important) If you want to be entertained, listen to Glen Beck. If you want our nation to get back on the right track and be once again great, safe and prosperous, vote for Newt Gingrich.

  • Anonymous

    Hyperbole without substantiation Vicky33…

    You’re such an idiot!

  • Anonymous

    NEWTS ANOTHER WEALTHY SELL OUT FOOL LIKE OBAMA– YOU COULD TRUST THE DEVIL FOR BETTER–  LOOK AT HIS ATTITUDE-ARROGANCE AND HIS RECORD–  HE’S A HARD NOSED PIG –TWO OBAMAS IN A ROE – KISS THIS COUNTRY GOODBYE IF HE EVER GETS IN. HE’S A PRICK.

  • Ryan Frederick

    and you are a conservative HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! WHAT LOAD OF SHIT! you’re IQ drop to -300 for this stupidity. you’re just a moron that poses in front of books so you can feel smart.

  • Ryan Frederick

    you forgot coward to.

  • Ryan Frederick

    oh look he still hiding in the land of forgoten stories. what a coward.

  • Ryan Frederick

    hay vicky you said you were a Republican. i just found you’re part of the Republican party http://youtu.be/MyafZmZjSOY and he still has a higher IQ then you do.

  • http://www.google.com Doodaddio

    American polity? wreck havoc? This from a man with a Master’s degree? It’s highly unprofessional for you to turn out work like this, but you are really no stranger to unprofessional conduct, now are you?

    Here’s a sample of your unprofessional conduct –

    Handiwork from the mind of the great Victor Tiffany:
    “Come by my office; you can have a very brief chat with my lawyers:
    Smith and Wesson. Tip: call the county morgue first for a pick up.”

    And don’t leave out this classic:

    “I’ll cut your face off and shove it up your ass.”

    I certainly hope you don’t forget those threats, but if you do I will be sure to remind you. Don’t try to back out of this, I do not take being threatened lightly and
    you can’t lie your way out of this. I have you dead to rights, and this much is
    clear, you are a dangerously disturbed man and your narcissism has gone
    untreated for much too long. You should be committed involuntarily. Maybe you
    will be. I’m not about to let this go, there will be no forgive and forget for
    this.

    Vivian, your village is calling – they miss their idiot.

  • http://www.google.com Doodaddio

    Is he a blowbag, a nutbag, or a nutsack with a blowhole? It’s so confusing now…

    He is tap dancing on hot water as fast as he can, but he is still sinking.
    Quick, somebody toss in some soap and clorox – he’s been stinking up this place for a couple of years now.

    I’m moving up wind.

  • http://www.google.com Doodaddio

    Oh yeah, he is a big fat liar and a coward with a yellow streak up his back and in the front of his tighty whities.

  • barbara clemen

    He can’t take the heat,that’s why he runs.

  • Sandie

    He is a Rino … registered as R in order to vote in the primaries so he can vote for the least likely of the R’s to win against the D nominee…. apparently he thinks this is a real clever, winning strategy…. now is that a deluded person or what? He probably creeps around in his dungeon like basement all hours of the day and night plotting crazy schemes that he believes are brilliant. LMAO.. he is one sick dude.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I agree,  Allen West is a great leader and defender of laws.  I also like Marco Rubio, Jim DeMint, and Rick Santorum.  At the most critical time in History for voters, for Voter ID laws, for America’s sovereignty, we surely need an honorable person we can take at their word, not a flip flopper, thats for sure.  Newt is totally capable and smart, and Romney is too, its the character part I worry about with them, and the flip flopping on issues, especially abortion, healthcare, immigration, National Security, and issues that will deeply affect America.    You know the Democrats are getting desparate when they try to implement a no-photo-ID situation, to minorities so they can vote and disenfranchise legal Americans votes, in the election of 2012…This is legal voting Americans last chance to get it right.   If those who care about this country don’t get out to vote, regardless of the weather, or inconvenience, this country will be Lost.  Ron Paul is another nightmare, he has all these young people voting for him who don’t understand that a Nuclear Iran, legalizing hard drugs, and a President who dislikes Israel is another Loosing prospect for America!

  • Michael Gore

    For
    this interview with Glenn I was more impressed by Newt Gingrich than ever
    before. His knowledge of past history and his command of current events absolutely devastates the repertoire and intelligence of the other candidates.

     

    If
    not for his bad personal history and his absolutely shameful/un-American performance
    during the Clinton impeachment proceeding debacle, he would be a good possible
    president.

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edie-Mae-Boudreau/1170403455 Edie Mae Boudreau

    When I first read your opinions (and saw your responses) to Newt’s comments, I started to change my mind that he would be the best candidate to run against Obama.  Then I saw your same smirks and eye-rolling that many others on this blog saw, and suddenly realized that you are doing the same as the dems or RINOS–trying to influence your followers to vote for your favorite candidate–someone you have yet to promote.  I love your patriotism and courage, Glenn, and even as 75 went all alone to D.C. to your Honor Rally from No. NV. I watched you every day on FOX, and even taped your pgms, but you are not perfect yourself, Glenn. You might need to think about that and pray for more humility.

    I am still working hard as an activist Constitutional Conservative, and started a Mall web site:
    ItsYourIssue.com, to make it easier for grass-root Americans to contact their representatives & give their opinions.  I’ve written you many emails asking you to look at it and read the link “About This Site” which is my executive summary about the goals of this site, but you or your producers have never responded to my pleas for you to become a Strategic Partner to provide the technical skills and capital to bring it to fruition.  It is still just a skeleton site right now, as I am only a senior woman with health issues, even if I did write for all the mediums for >30 yrs.  I’ve been working on it for more than 2 yrs, but without help I cannot make a difference, as we could if you or your Mercury One got involved.  Hopefully, this time you or Stu will take up my challenge to check it out.
    EdieB5

  • http://twitter.com/_Jeff_Benton Jeff Benton

    The only thing I saw that was avoided was the most important question… are you for or against individual mandates (in regards to health care)… Mandates to buy a product are a tyrants way of controlling people… Auto insurance is NOT a mandate… I can choose not to have it and use a bicycle or my feet… Health insurance mandates make me buy insurance just because I am ALIVE!!!! That is true evil… Do not make me and millions like me outlaws just because you want to FORCE me to buy a product!!!

  • Henry Asbury

    turning corn into fuel is not a good answer to the oil import problem.  big oil is not  interested in 
    any reduction in their current status.  we conservatives must remember that defeating oboma
    is of first importance right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wjtedder Doris Juanita Tedder

    I have heard again and again Glenn saying Gingrich is a progressive and I hear Gingrich saying that he looks at the situation and makes decisions that make sense. I also heard Gingrich restate, in the sound bites what he was asked and why he responded in the way he did. I believe Gingrich would work very well as our president with a Republican congress and senate. I believe he has shown the ability to negotiate and come to conclusions that make sense.  We just need to make sure we get the most conservative people in congress and the senate we can  vote in. 
    I know I would be called a flip floper because I saw a different view at 25 that I do at 60 and made different decisions. To have to recall the situations and each issue for the reasons I made the decisions would tax me beyond my ability to do simple life things. Not only has my view changed but the worlds view looks different. 
    It is like knowing today what Egypt will look like in 5 years and having to make a decisions on an issue depending on my guess being true.  
    I don”t like the way Glenn and his people treated this interview. it sounded like cronyism. Everyone needs to agree with the boss. 

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/2012/02/teddy-roosevelt-rides-bull-moose.html  I have to say, I like a president who would do something like this.  I am not endorsing his progressive tendencies, but I still like Teddy.