Hilarious - Gingrich got under MSNBC's skin - their consensus: Gingrich is disgusting

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    The talking heads this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe reacted to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's assessment of Occupy Wall Street. "All of the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we all owe them everything," Gingrich said over the weekend. "It's a pretty good symptom for how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying, 'Go get a job right after you take a bath.'"

    Mika Brzezinski, the show's co-host, was furious. "Wow," Brzezinski said after playing a clip of Gingrich's remarks. "It's really not surprising, coming from me, but that's about the most arrogant and un-self-aware, and those are probably the only words I can use ... for any politician in this Republican field to say..."

    Jeffrey Sachs, a guest this morning, agreed. "Disgusting," he said.

    Brzezinski then agreed with Sachs's statement: "Disgusting."

    "Absolutely disgusting," Sachs said, again in agreement. "No sense of any meaning at all of this. Absolutely revolting, actually. And especially when what they're protesting against is the incredible abuse of power, the criminality on Wall Street and so forth that he--he has taken his millions of dollars. It's shocking!"

    Brzezinski then went on to suggest that the former speaker of the House needs a shower. "Someone needs a bath, and I don't think it's the people from Occupy Wall Street," Brzezinski said. "That's all I'm going to say. I've got nothing else. I'm so disgusted by that that something horrible is going to come..."

    Last week, Gingrich dinged MSNBC for its support for President Obama. "I understand there are places like MSNBC that are essentially the Obama re-election team," Gingrich said at a campaign event. "But that’s fine. This is a free society."

    This morning's exchange seems to have been MSNBC's response to Gingrich's statement.
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    Nov 21, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    I love that Newt "I-have-a-revolving-credit-line-at-Tiffany's" Gingrich has decided to run against the 99%.

    That's a sure-fire path to victory. icon_lol.gif
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    Christian73 saidI love that Newt "I-have-a-revolving-credit-line-at-Tiffany's" Gingrich has decided to run against the 99%.

    That's a sure-fire path to victory. icon_lol.gif

    Nope, not 99%. Slogans do not make for poll results. Sure maybe a large percent think things are not great, but that does not make them OWS or Democrat supporters. Per Gallup, only 21% call themselves liberal, and probably only half of them are on the looney fringe of socialism.
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    Christian73 saidI love that Newt "I-have-a-revolving-credit-line-at-Tiffany's" Gingrich has decided to run against the 99%.

    That's a sure-fire path to victory. icon_lol.gif

    Nope, not 99%. Slogans do not make for poll results. Sure maybe a large percent think things are not great, but that does not make them OWS or Democrat supporters. Per Gallup, only 21% call themselves liberal, and probably only half of them are on the looney fringe of socialism.


    A plurality support OWS and a substantial majority (75-80%), including many republicans and conservative support policies in line with OWS and the 99% movement, including increasing taxes on millionaires.

    Call it what you'd like but if Gingrich wants to run as someone who is against the unemployed, against elderly people, for dismantling SS and for protecting his fellow douche bags, it will be Goldwater redux.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidI love that Newt "I-have-a-revolving-credit-line-at-Tiffany's" Gingrich has decided to run against the 99%.

    That's a sure-fire path to victory. icon_lol.gif

    Nope, not 99%. Slogans do not make for poll results.



    So true, SoCal. Libs hate it when a politician actually says something so blatantly bold and what so many others are thinking. Newt didn't rise in the polls like he has by playing nicey nicey and trying too hard to be "politically correct". A candidate like Newt will always be loathed and not taken seriously by the likes of those who pundit from somewhere like MSNBC. This is not to say that I think Newt will get the nomination -- I don't -- but I do think they as an elder statesman in the GOP with a vast breadth of knowledge on any number of the important issues of our time, not to mention the experience to back it up, he will play a very important role in this election.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:32 PM GMT
    The liberals thought Gingrich was a joke back in 1994 and look what happened. I was 17 at the time, damn that was a great night. My whole family celebrated.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:37 PM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 saidThe liberals thought Gingrich was a joke back in 1994 and look what happened. I was 17 at the time, damn that was a great night. My whole family celebrated.


    And it's no longer 1994....it's 2011

    And Gingrich didn't become President, he was Speaker of the House, which means he had the same political clout as John Boehner. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    Nobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:51 PM GMT
    Stan904 saidNobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.


    And, though out conservaposse brothers would like to forget, Gingrich was run out of town on a rail after his relentless attacks on Clinton led to a resurgence of the Democrats and Clinton leaving office extremely popular.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWhat's next? Sexual harassment allegations? Pedophile tendencies?



    Gingrich's record of disowning his gay sister, being a lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie and being a serial adulterer speaks for itself.

    Please, by all means, make him your candidate. icon_lol.gif
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    Stan904 saidNobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.



    Gingrich led a huge revolution and designed Contract For America. In 1994 the GOP took back the Congress after 40 years of Dem rule. They picked up 54 seats in the house and 8 seats in the senate. The Dems were in the biggest blood bath ever that night.
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:56 PM GMT
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    Stan904 saidNobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.



    Gingrich led a huge revolution and designed Contract For America. In 1994 the GOP took back the Congress after 40 years of Dem rule. They picked up 54 seats in the house and 8 seats in the senate. The Dems were in the biggest blood bath ever that night.


    And not a single item from the Contract On America became law...

    Some bloodbath... icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 21, 2011 8:58 PM GMT
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    CHRISTOPHER34 said
    Stan904 saidNobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.



    Gingrich led a huge revolution and designed Contract For America. In 1994 the GOP took back the Congress after 40 years of Dem rule. They picked up 54 seats in the house and 8 seats in the senate. The Dems were in the biggest blood bath ever that night.


    And not a single item from the Contract On America became law...

    Some bloodbath... icon_lol.gif



    Well, that was because of Bill Clinton, but we got him to sign Welfare Reform and we got him to decrease the Capital Gains tax, which resulted in more revenue for the government.
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    Stan904 saidNobody said it. I was making a point that he did win any big election to become Speaker of the House, his party won the election.

    Speaker of the House is not an elected position, they are chosen by members of their party in Congress. The people have no choice in who is Speaker of the House.



    Gingrich led a huge revolution and designed Contract For America. In 1994 the GOP took back the Congress after 40 years of Dem rule. They picked up 54 seats in the house and 8 seats in the senate. The Dems were in the biggest blood bath ever that night.


    And not a single item from the Contract On America became law...

    Some bloodbath... icon_lol.gif



    Well, that was because of Bill Clinton, but we got him to sign Welfare Reform and we got him to decrease the Capital Gains tax, which resulted in more revenue for the government.


    Ah... So Republicans didn't get what they wanted because of Clinton but Obama isn't being obstructed by Republicans in Congress?

    It's called Logic. Look into it.
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    Christian73 saidA plurality support OWS and a substantial majority (75-80%), including many republicans and conservative support policies in line with OWS and the 99% movement, including increasing taxes on millionaires.

    Call it what you'd like but if Gingrich wants to run as someone who is against the unemployed, against elderly people, for dismantling SS and for protecting his fellow douche bags, it will be Goldwater redux.

    Supporting some of the policies to some extent does not mean supporting the movement and it's radical goals. Your characterization of Gingrich's platform seems like a desparate gasp. Also a perfect example of a straw man fallacy argument. Here is another example of your logic: If Obama wants to force all physicians to become government employees, and wants to close all unfriendly media outlets, he will lose the election.

    Of course, we don't need to fabricate stuff as you do because his record enough without distortions already gives him a huge obstacle.
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    Christian73 saidA plurality support OWS and a substantial majority (75-80%), including many republicans and conservative support policies in line with OWS and the 99% movement, including increasing taxes on millionaires.

    Call it what you'd like but if Gingrich wants to run as someone who is against the unemployed, against elderly people, for dismantling SS and for protecting his fellow douche bags, it will be Goldwater redux.

    Supporting some of the policies to some extent does not mean supporting the movement and it's radical goals. Your characterization of Gingrich's platform seems like a desparate gasp. Also a perfect example of a straw man fallacy argument. Here is another example of your logic: If Obama wants to force all physicians to become government employees, and wants to close all unfriendly media outlets, he will lose the election.

    Of course, we don't need to fabricate stuff as you do because his record enough without distortions already gives him a huge obstacle.


    My characterization of Gingrich's platform, while hyperbolic, is factually correct. Whereas your analogy is not.

    Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.
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    Nov 21, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    Christian73 said... Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.

    I shouldn't admit it, but really enjoying this. All that is needed is Brenda the popcorn gif.
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    Nov 21, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.


    I kind of think you have nothing to worry about. While he may be the media-driven "Flavor-of-the-Month", he is likely NOT going to be the nominee --- though I wouldn't put it past the actual nominee tapping Newt as a V.P. A lot will depend on how the primaries play out. I'm STILL holding out for an out-of-left-field "Didn't see THAT coming" primary surprise should one of the candidates that remained under the radar surges at just the right moment.

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    Christian73 said... Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.

    I shouldn't admit it, but really enjoying this. All that is needed is Brenda the popcorn gif.



    I thought the adultery was considered his private life. Oh wait a minute that only applies to Bill Clinton. My bad.

    I dont even care if he was a lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie, anything is better than what we have.
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    Christian73 said... Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.

    I shouldn't admit it, but really enjoying this. All that is needed is Brenda the popcorn gif.


    Here you go:

    Popcorn-15-Scary-Movie.gif

    I have to say, John, I'm surprised that you're not outraged at the Fannie and Freddie stuff.
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    Christian73 said... Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.

    I shouldn't admit it, but really enjoying this. All that is needed is Brenda the popcorn gif.



    I thought the adultery was considered his private life. Oh wait a minute that only applies to Bill Clinton. My bad.

    I dont even care if he was a lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie, anything is better than what we have.


    This is precisely what's wrong with the Tea Party - as David Frum has pointed out - you don't have any actual principles or you're willing to cast them aside to "beat Obama."

    Of course, the left does believe that people's private life should be private but right-wingers don't. So you either believe Newt's serial adultery, including leaving a wife who was in cancer treatment, is a character issue or you don't. For me, it just demonstrates that he has no values or considers values to be for the little people - like you.
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    Nov 21, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
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    Christian73 said... Gingrich is disgusting as a human being as a serial adulterer, well-known homophobe and lobbyist for Fannie and Freddie.

    I shouldn't admit it, but really enjoying this. All that is needed is Brenda the popcorn gif.


    Here you go:

    Popcorn-15-Scary-Movie.gif

    I have to say, John, I'm surprised that you're not outraged at the Fannie and Freddie stuff.

    Thanks for the gif. Some things are not real convenient on my iPad, as much as I love it.

    Consulting for F and F doesn't bother me. No evidence that his role was similar in any way to that of Dodd and Frank in terms of them resisting increased oversight (McCain speech on Senate floor) and motivating F and F to get people into homes they could not afford.