Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gregory: wow Newt won South Carolina
Gingrich: thank you I am amazing
Gregory: what happened?
Gingrich: there is real pain and anger
out there and people are sick and tired
about being told what to think
Gregory: I see
Gingrich: I’m running against the
big boys in Washington
Gregory: but you are the ultimate insider
Gingrich: I took a million dollars to
tell Fannie Mae they suck
Gingrich: I am a regular American and
Mitt is a capitalist stooge
Gregory: Mittens says you hate success
Gingrich: I’m not attacking business I’m
attacking this slippery jerk
Gregory: do you think Mitt should
release his tax returns?
Gingrich: yes of course but I won’t release mine
Gregory: a lot of people hate you
and some Republicans say you would
be a total catastrophe
Gingrich: I will take on the Establishment!
Gingrich: I will take on elites -
they caused the recession!
Gregory: what happened to family values?
Gingrich: I’m a grandfather now -
cuddly and cute!
Gregory: Jeb Bush says we should be
positive but you said Obama basically
Gingrich: the media has never
investigated Saul Alinsky
Gregory: I’m sorry about that
Gingrich: the objective fact is that Obama
is a black panther communist
Gregory: Romney is releasing tax returns
Gingrich: good now I don’t have to release
mine since the conversation is over
Gregory: Mitt is putting his tax returns
Christie: Finally - what a dumbass
Gregory: what was he hiding?
Christie: his amazing success which would
have made people really jealous
Christie: people don’t want a failure as
President do they?
Gregory: what happened last night?
Christie: hey we got in a rumble and got beat up
and now we got to pick our knives and guns
take some dudes out
Gregory: you said Mitt Romney is too robotic
Christie: we’re working on that
Gregory: Newt is beating you on ethics
Christie: let’s drop the baloney -
of course Newt Gingrich was a lobbyist
Gregory: what has Mitt Romney ever done ?
Christie: people working at the Sports Authority
should thank Mitt Romney
Christie: people using those high-paying jobs at
Staples for food - let Obama attack that!
Gregory: why not elect Newt Gingrich
Christie: because Congress sucks and
Obama was a Senator
Gregory: do you think Gingrich would embarrass
the Republican party?
Christie: of course he would
Gregory: when has he ever done that?
Christie: don’t play dumb Fluffy
Gregory: I’m not playing
Christie: I see
Gregory: you’re making his character an issue
Christie: no I’m saying he’s an erratic wacko
who will destroy the party
Gregory: would Newt lose?
Christie: Romney would win!
Gregory: would you run for Vice President?
Christie: sure why not
Gregory: but no one likes you
Christie: true enough
Gregory: how can Obama get Republicans
get to rally behind him
Christie: stop being such a coward and
Christie: I don’t agree with Simpson-Bowles
but he should totally do it anyway
Gregory: Do Republicans bear responsibility
for all the gridlock
Christie: no because Obama is a big meanie
Gregory: you killed a Hudson tunnel but
now you’re cutting income taxes in New Jersey
Christie: We’ve aggressively cut spending
and now it’s time for people to get their money back
Gregory: I love it
Christie: go New Jersey Giants!
[ break ]
Gregory: Chuck what happened in South Carolina?
Todd: Newt became the conservative alternative
and he even won on electability
Scarborough: Gingrich is not a real conservative
- he’s just a giant asshole
Scarborough: Newt called Paul Ryan a
Murphy: Losing Carolina is not the problem -
the issue is Romney is a crappy campaigner
Gregory: Newt is running against Saul Alinsky
and food stamps
Kay: he tapped the conservative lizard brain
Todd: People aren’t voting for Newt Gingrich
- they’re voting against Mitt Romney
Scarborough: the party base is revolting
Scarborough: Newt Gingrich is not
a conservative! Google it!
Scarborough: he called us jihadists!
Gregory: so sad
Scarborough: Newt is not a conservative
- he’s an opportunist!
Murphy: nobody cares Joe - he attacked
food stamps and called for child labor -
you can’t beat that
Gregory: so how does he win?
Murphy: Mitt has to remind people that
Newt is a living train-wreck
Scarborough: Gingrich is Michael Moore
and Mitt is an idiot
Gregory: will Mitch Daniels be recruited
to be President?
Murphy: after a UFO lands in Miami
Scarborough: the good news is that
people don’t like Mitt Romney but they
Scarborough: Jeb Bush will probably
be the nominee
Murphy: [ snort! ]
Kay: Florida is more moderate
Todd: have you seen their Governor?
Gregory: NBC is hosting another Republican
Audience: oh my god
Todd: he should call on Newt to release
his Fannie Mae agreement
Murphy: we’ll see if Romney is a wimp or a fighter
Kay: the Super PAC ads will go negative for him
Scarborough: Newt is horrible -
but last night was a primal scream from the party
we will not go quietly into the night!
Gregory: and that’s another episode
of Meet The Press