Once again Newt Gingrich of the past comes back to haunt Newt Gingrich of the future. Clip after clip after clip of old Newt reveals a disturbing love of all things Woodrow Wilson and FDR. There was yet another old Newt clip discovered this week, this time praising Wilson, FDR and the creation of the United Nations. No wonder Newt hasn’t agreed to come back on the radio – the great debater has met his match: old Newt!
What did Gingrich say?
NEWT: “But I want to say a second about the UN because I’m a big fan of Franklin Roosevelt’s. I’m frankly a fan of Woodrow Wilson’s and I think what they were trying to accomplish was terribly important.”
“I come out of the Theodore Roosevelt LaFollette progressive tradition.”
“And I do want to pick up directly on what Dick Gephardt said because he said it right. And no Republican here should kid themselves about it. The greatest leaders in fighting for an integrated America in the 20th century were in the Democratic Party. The fact is that it was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who gave hope to a nation that was in despair and could have slid into dictatorship. And the fact is every Republican has much to learn from studying what the Democrats did right.”
Now, Glenn also played audio of Romney saying he was a progressive in the early 90s.
ROMNEY: “I think the old, you know, standby definitions of who votes for which party have been blown away in this campaign. I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate and that my views are progressive and that I’m going to go to work for our seniors citizens…”
“(Romney’s) not my guy because he’s also a progressive. But I think he’s more of a progressive lite,” Glenn said.
*Note, at the beginning of this clip Glenn incorrectly states that Jenny Beth Martin was a member Tea Party Express. She is a member of Tea Party Patriots.