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Monday Morning Open Thread: Imaginary Gardens, Genuine Toads

Much as I respect the man, a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign in 2016 would be a Jesse Jackson 1988 campaign, or a Newt Gingrich 2012 campaign; mostly personal-brand enhancement, with a media-friendly gloss about the Overton Window. But, as per those past campaigns, there’s also the “discourage the dreamers” spoiler effect… and that’s clearly why [Read more...]

Gingrich Praises Obama’s ‘Very Strong’ Address: ‘Most Pro-American Speech’ of Presidency

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

CNN contributor Newt Gingrich said Wednesday night that President Barack Obama's Oval Office address outlining a four-point strategy to confront ISIS was strong, and above all pro-American, speech. Perhaps the former House Speaker felt Obama took notes from his imagined pseudo-Reagan draft from last week.

Van Jones, TV host, author, columnist, activist

Van Jones may be the hardest-working man in progressive creation. Each week, as co-host of CNN’s political-battlefield program Crossfire, Jones delights in holding his own against conservatives like Newt Gingrich, even taking Michele Bachmann to task for comparing border children to criminals. Show More Summary

Obama’s words disconnected from action

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Newt Gingrich remarked that President Obama’s turnaround on taking unilateral action on immigration reform is “one more example of Obama being incapable of figuring out how to do whatever he promises he’s going to do.” He suggested that this is becoming a problem: “This is going to pile […]

Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama As "Cowardly" For Not Taking Immigration Action He Deemed "Unconstitutional"

Newt Gingrich is accusing President Obama of cowardice for delaying planned executive action on immigration reform, the same proposed executive action Gingrich previously deemed "unconstitutional" and indicative of a "Venezuelan-style-anything-I-want-is-legal-presidency." On...Show More Summary

Gingrich: ‘We’re Better Off’ with Obama Not Having ISIS Strategy

last weekNews : Mediaite

CNN host and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the only Republican who doesn’t think President Barack Obama‘s “we don’t have a strategy” admission is entirely bad.

Stephen Colbert blasts GOP for living “in a world of imagination”

"I, like Newt Gingrich, believe we can defeat ISIS with the power of make-believe”

Gingrich Tells Obama How to Handle ISIS with Imagined Reagan Speech

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

What better way to give President Obama advice on how to handle Islamic terrorism than by way of directly channeling a fake Ronald Reagan speech? Newt Gingrich did just that.

Gingrich: No One Would Mind Obama’s Golfing if He Were Like Reagan

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

CNN host and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has a new column defending Barack Obama from criticism of how often the president golfs. Sort of. In a column at his website, Gingrich says the number of times Obama golfs doesn’t matter because he’s a terrible president regardless: The problem with President Obama’s golf outings is [...]

The Rick Perry Mug Shot Was Delicious, If You’re Rick Perry

There’s a saying that goes something like this: “If you shoot the king, you’d better kill him.”   This means, if you don’t, he’ll get you.  Newt .Gingrich learned this when he went after President Clinton.  The GOP will learn that lesson again if they impeach President Obama, though they may get a smaller lesson with the lawsuit [...]

Gamechange: Zell Miller endorses Michelle Nunn

Michelle Nunn may be a special kind of Democrat. It has been a long while since Zell Miller weighed in on a major race in favor of a Democrat. He endorsed the last 3 GOP nominees and co-chaired Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign. There are very few politicians for whom voters have retained such fondness. And […]

Is Andrew Hemingway the New Face of a GOP with a Future?

A tech savvy accomplished entrepreneur with one foot in the Tea Party and the other in the so called GOP establishment, having run Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire campaign in 2012, Andrew Hemingway is making noise in NH's Republican gubernatorial...Show More Summary

Confronting ISIS — ‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that the U.S. Show More Summary

Brian Brown Slams Ronald Reagan's Definition of Marriage

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

And Newt Gingrich's definition—and Karl Rove's definition, and Rush Limbaugh's definition. Reacting to a new "study" from discredited and disgraced sociologist Mark Regnerus, Brian Brown slammed Ronald, Newt, Karl, and Rush. Regnerus's...Show More Summary

Gingrich: ‘Nobody Wants to Tell the Truth’ About Radical Islam

last monthNews : Mediaite

This morning on New Day, Newt Gingrich came on to discuss Barack Obama's proposal to combat ISIS in Iraq -- and, judging by his response, thinks that Obama isn't recognizing that this is a problem of "radical Islam."

Coal country sees what is happending

More and more people are waking up to the reality that the war on coal is just one part of a much larger war. As Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich described in a 2013 American Coal magazine article, … Continue reading ?

Gingrich: Executive Amnesty Could Cause Dem ‘Civil War’

On Tuesday’s “Laura Ingraham Show,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted that executive amnesty by President Obama could lead to a “civil war” within the Democratic Party, and “may well be the final destruction of much of the...Show More Summary

Jean Nouvel Watch: The wildly controversial "Ground Zero mosque"—a...

The wildly controversial "Ground Zero mosque"—a proposed Islam community center that, in 2010, attracted the ire of politicos like Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani—is back, and French starchitect Jean Nouvel has been tapped by developers to build it. It's a...

War on Christianity?

When Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, was asked how LGBTQ couples could form a meaningful relationship in a country often hostile to gay people, he responded without a sense of irony that "The bigotry question goes both ways. Show More Summary

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