Monday, December 12, 2011

Yet another example of Newt Gingrich's mouth leading his brain

Newt Gingrich stood by his comments about Palestinians as "invented" people, after a question from George Stephanopoulos about the Palestinian premier saying the comment would inflame Osama bin Laden's followers.

"How would he know the difference?" Gingrich said, adding what he said was "historic" and correct. "Somebody ought to have the courage to tell the truth. These people are terrorists ... we pay for those text books through our aid money."

Mitt Romney replied, "I happen to agree with most of what the speaker said (except the specific "invented" remark). That I think was a mistake on the Speaker's part. I think the Speaker would suggest that as well. "

Gingrich shook his head and mouthed "No."

Romney said it was throwing "incendiary words into a place that is a boiling pot," and added later, "You don't speak for Israel. If Bibi Netanyahu wants to say what you said, let him say it."

Full Story is HERE.

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Terrye said...

Newt does not care what effects his words have...he is too busy showing off to give a damn. After all, it is all about Newt.

Machtyn said...

International political bomb throwing. Or fanning the flames of disdain.
- Gingrich 2012.

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most troubling things about Newt that the conservative media is ignoring. Newt and FP won't mix well! Too many slips of the tongue.

I've been thinking about this for the past week, and I think Newt would be a very reckless choice. We never know what he will say next.

I't too bad that the press is so worried about a bet, when they should be worried about the capacity of Newt to mess up FP worse than Obama has done.


Anonymous said...

The way he raises his arms out to the side like vanna white does every time he says something makes him look like a prick

Anonymous said...

reckless comments by gingrich, aimed at inciting passion.

Anonymous said...

Someone needs to put a muzzle on this lizard.

Maybe this is one of the many reasons those who served with Newt (during his flipping and flopping with mistresses in the 1990's while paying $300K in ethics violations before he resigned in disgrace)--why those who were in the House with him are not endorsing him, but are, instead, endorsing a real leader--Mitt Romney.