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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:53 AM

Gingrich on Morning Joe - Top 3 Presidents

Washington, Lincoln, and surprisingly (for him), FDR.

Newt spoke glowingly of FDR, using terms like "natural sense of purpose", and "extraordinary achievement."
What? What?

Scarborough, at one point, tried to bring Reagan into the discussion, but Gingrich turned the conversation to Eisenhower instead.

Have the pod people struck?

ps: Gingrich: "I think I'm one of the most optimistic person in Washington."
pps: False alarm - order is restored. Gingrich just mentioned that Ryan is the "center of gravity" in trying to solve the debt/deficit problem.

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FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 OP
jehop61 Feb 2013 #1
RKP5637 Feb 2013 #2
Sunlei Feb 2013 #3
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #6
pipoman Feb 2013 #4
FleetwoodMac Feb 2013 #5

Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:13 AM

1. Just can't

think of one good reason why anyone would give a damn what either of these two fools think.

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:22 AM

2. Yep, that's pretty much the bottom line! One POS fool talking to another POS fool. n/t

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:24 AM

3. Gingrich is sent to speak for ryan? send Ryan why can't Ryan speak for himself.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:03 AM

6. lol. Water bottle shortage?

Rubio is hoarding everything.

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Response to FleetwoodMac (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:38 AM

4. Not surprising to me..

I attended a lecture series at a local university about 20th century history. He had the lecture about the lead up to and involvement by the US in WW2. He was very fair IMO, he spoke highly throughout about FDR while still pointing out inconvenient truths about our involvement..I don't think I would have known his affiliation until the Q&A some asshat had to ask some ridiculous, present day, right wing shit..the guy was probably pissed Gingrich didn't blast FDR.

I left the lecture feeling that Gingrich was very passionate about history and if being a history professor would have paid the bills, he would have been content doing that...but then there was this weird narcissistic vibe which made me believe that his involvement in politics was an attempt to inject himself into US history, and in doing that, his strong admiration for war time presidents was unsettling...the whole patriots and heroes arising from war thing..

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Response to pipoman (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:57 AM

5. That's some pretty good observations, especially...

...your take on his warlike hero projections.

I think his relatively swift and easy ascension into a position of leadership in the House failed to prepare him for the eventual mutiny he faced in 1998, and consequently, made his desperate to rewrite his legacy. Unfortunately, he chose to side with the nascent social conservative movement.

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