Gregory: do you think Congress should
increase debt ceiling?
Gingrich: we should avoid default if we can -
but don’t give Obama a blank check
Gregory: Newt will you turn Medicare
into a voucher program
Gingrich: I don’t agree with radical social
engineering even from the right
Gregory: well that’s boring
Gingrich: I am also against Medicare fraud
Gregory: you disappoint me Newtie
Gingrich: I am totally not a radical despite
what you may have heard
Gregory: will you raise taxes?
Gingrich: no - people seem to like low taxes
Gregory: but smart economists say we
should raise revenues
Gingrich: yes but that’s just people who
know what they are talking about
Gregory: I see
Gingrich: I can find an extra $125 billion
per year by re-imagining government as a profitable business which I have never run
Gregory: you called Obama
The Food Stamp President
Gingrich: I wrote that line by myself -
but you can use it
Gregory: no thanks - it's lame at best
and could be racist
Gingrich: that’s bizarre - I sir am no a racist
Gregory: what did you mean by that
rather weird statement then?
Gingrich: Obama destroyed Detroit by
not having litigation reform
Gregory: you don’t say
Gingrich: the EPA is trying to control
the entire American economy
Gregory: is that right?
Gingrich: paychecks vs food stamps!
Gregory: In 1993 you supported requiring
people to buy health insurance
Gingrich: yes but we must also have policies
to make libertarians happy
Gregory: like what
Gingrich: Making people post a bond
before giving them CPR
Gregory: I see
Gingrich: most people without health insurance use the money to go on fancy vacations
Gregory: let's switch topics - are we losing
the war on terror?
Gregory: but we just got Osama bin Laden
Gingrich: but then Pakistan called the Chinese
Gregory: that’s vaguely scary
Gingrich: George W. Bush was soft on
Gregory: you say Obama is an out-of-touch
anti-colonial Kenyan con artist
Gingrich: yes but a guy with dark skin said it first
Gregory: are you a total lunatic?
Gregory: do you think Obama hates America?
Gingrich: right - he’s puts the Arab League
and UN before America
Gregory: that’s sounds ludicrous
Gingrich: Obama hides his wily oriental ways well
Gregory: what will it take for you to be elected President apart from a supernatural event
Gingrich: I’m going to have to rein in my
more crazy statements
Gregory: are a just man with terrible ideas or can you actually lead this nation down a path to disaster
Gingrich: my destiny is to lead a movement around reviving the 10th Amendment
Gregory: Tom Coburn arranged illegal payoffs
to John Ensign’s mistress and even he
thinks you’re immoral
Gingrich: I love my children unlike Susan Smith who drowned her kids because of the Democrat party
Gregory: I could listen to you all day
Gingrich: wait til I get going!
Gregory: you’re so patriotic you cheated
on your wife
Gingrich: sure I’m a lout but I also have an endless series of fantastically weird ideas
Gregory: your businesses don’t pay all their taxes
Gingrich: true but we paid some of them
Gregory: will you go after Huckabee voters?
Gingrich: heh I don’t think they will vote for me I’m just a fat white southern conservative
Gregory: will you be like Ronald Reagan -
run on the right, govern from the center,
and send weapons to Iran?
Gingrich: there is no right-wing majority
in this country
Gregory: who’s the front runner?
Gingrich: all those rich guys like Romney,
Huntsman and that reality show host
Gregory: Donald Trump?
Gingrich: or Ryan Seacrest whoever
[ break ]
Gregory: so panel - how about that Newt Gingrich?
Halperin: he’s very underrated and showed
today what a strong candidate he is in my
Gregory: he still seems to think Obama is un-American
Bai: he’s a very intelligent and thoughtful
Gregory: Newt supports a health insurance mandate and opposes Paul Ryan’s nutty budget plan
Noonan: the new Newt is a good-natured
Gregory: do we like the new soft cuddly Newt?
Halperin: he stayed calm today and didn’t
call anyone Hitler
Dionne: he’s a big old bigoted teddy bear
Cooper: it was fascinating to watch him try to restrain himself from comparing Obama to Pol Pot
Gregory: is he old news?
Noonan: 18 year-old voters will find
Newt Gingrich very compelling
Halperin: that what makes Newt so formidable!
Huckabee: God told me to make money
on Fox News
Dionne: Huckabee leaves all the Christian
voters up for grabs
Halperin: also poor people making $95,000
Trump: good luck in Florida grifter!
Dionne: all these GOP candidates are promoting
a book, a tv show or line of clothing for abstinent teen mothers
Gregory: why is no one running against Obama??
Bai: they’re going for the big money
Noonan: they all think they’re going to
lose to Obama and they’re right
Gregory: Mark you have Bachman's odds at
1000 to 1 - why so short?
Halperin: there are many, many things
I don’t know
Romney: I did what I believe was right
for the commies in Massachusetts
Dionne: he might as well embrace Romneycare
since it was pretty good
Gregory: that's so crazy it just might work
Dionne: but GOP primary voters demand
insanity from their candidate
Cooper: the Tea Party was founded on
opposition to the healthcare mandate and the President’s funny religion
Halperin: Luckily Romney doesn’t
have those problems
Gregory: Obama will be defeated because
he can’t control gas prices
Bai: but people still like Obama
Gregory: or unemployment could also
be a deal breaker
Halperin: there are a lot of red states out there
who yearn for the good times of 2008 again
Gregory: what news did Newt make this morning?
Bai: he’s going to run as the candidate of people who think Obama is secret Kenyan muslim witch doctor
Gregory: Lindsay Graham says Obama has to kill Qadaffi to prove he’s not a wimp
Cooper: or he could just invade Pakistan
Halperin: I like it!
Gregory: and that’s another episode of
Meet The Press