Thursday, January 26, 2012

Newt In His Own Words Bashing Reagan

Delivered to you unspun and in Newt's own words. H/T Drudge Report.

"If George Bush runs as a continuation of Reaganism I think he'll lose"

Go to the 0:45 mark to watch Newt.

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Anonymous said...

Dan, I think what is one of the disturbing things about these old Reagan quotes coming out is that even back then Newt thought of himself as the smartest guy in the room--smarter than Reagan, smarter than anyone. His condescending attitude toward Reagan and cold war policies was just Newt being his old self-important self.

He's still the same today. It doesn't matter if he's wrong, or if he has to lie about anything. He just moves on to the next effort to inflate his own ego.


PS did you get my email?

Anonymous said...

WOW...I cant believe no moderator has asked this to our "Georgia Reagan conservative" candidate.

DanL said...

Pam I got the email with the link from the, if that is what you are referring to. And I forwarded it to some family members who are Fox zombies.

JCarnley said...

I'm suspicious of any video clip that cuts off in the middle of someone's words. Was he going to go on to say Bush should push a bolder platform, cut deficits. We don't know.

Machtyn said...

JCarnley: You may be correct. Here is the full video (purportedly, I can't watch right now).

The problem is, Gingrich was bashing GHWBush. And Gingrich can't get away from the other statements he made regarding Reagan's supposed incorrect directions. Perhaps this is more evidence that Newt tries to play both sides of the fence?

Machtyn said...

As I've stated, I can't watch the video until I get home. I can only report what I've seen others say. Apparently, Rush Limbaugh says that the video is NOT doctored.

RUSH: You know, every time I mention a blogger, it doesn't matter what blog site I cite, other bloggers send me e-mails saying they're phonies, they're creeps. The hatred in the blogger community is funny. Sometimes I'm hesitant to mention bloggers 'cause I don't like getting e-mails, "That blogger, he's a phony, he's a thief, that was mine first, everybody steals." But I've got a blog here, guy named Dan Riehl. He claims that the video of Newt bashing Reagan is bogus, this 1988 audio that we played of Newt saying that Reagan's wrong.

Here's the little blog post. "There's a short excerpt of a 1988 C-SPAN video purportedly showing Newt Gingrich bashing Reagan when talking about how Bush, Sr. should run," his campaign, should not run as more Reagan, but do something new. Riehl writes, "As I suspected, it's edited to give a false impression. What you don't see is immediately after when Gingrich praises Reaganism and the Reagan platform. If you can't watch it all, it begins at about 2:30 in to confirm it's the same segment. It's the minute or two afterward you also need to hear to understand that Newt wasn't bashing Reagan at all. He was merely saying, Bush isn't Reagan and the GOP needs something new to sell."

So I knew something like this was gonna happen. It's not really that it's been doctored, but that it has been selectively chosen from. So I sent it up to Cookie 'cause I can't listen to it, I didn't have the time to listen it. Cookie said, "Look, this thing is an hour long. I'm sure he praises Reagan at some point or another, but I wouldn't say it's doctored." So my expert says it's not doctored. The blogger says it's been selectively edited or chosen. So I just wanted to get it out there. I think Cookie is protesting having to listen to an hour of Newt, basically, in order to find -- (laughing) -- what I asked her to find. he-he-he-he-he-he.


RUSH: Cookie is defiant. She's giving me a minute and after of the Newt bite and she's insistent that nobody's doctored this and nobody's changed -- and I've read the transcript, that's true. Newt still says look, the eighties were great but we gotta look forward, people -- people care about the future, da-da-da-da-da. He praises Reagan in the bite, which the first -- the -- the excerpted bite doesn't include any of but it doesn't change the fact that while praising Reaganism, he still says to George Bush, you -- you're wasting your time if you campaign on Reaganism. Nobody wants more of the past. We want to look forward, nothing changes about that. So the -- the Cookster was right.


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