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Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:14 AM

Trump a 'stunningly effective president,' says Newt Gingrich

Source: CBC

Newt Gingrich says he has no doubt that Donald Trump was the better choice for U.S. president.

Gingrich, a Trump confidant, and the U.S. House Speaker from 1995 to 1999 who sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, says Trump is "a stunningly effective president."

The CBC's Wendy Mesley interviewed Gingrich in Toronto, ahead of his appearance at a public debate at the University of Toronto.

"What he is doing to shake up Washington is what America needs," Gingrich tells Mesley.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/newt-gingrich-wendy-mesley-1.4352829

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Bigredhunk Oct 13 #1
madokie Oct 13 #14
joshdawg Oct 13 #25
haele Oct 13 #47
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 13 #51
msongs Oct 13 #2
world wide wally Oct 13 #3
edbermac Oct 13 #4
True Dough Oct 13 #5
C Moon Oct 13 #6
RKP5637 Oct 13 #26
Scarsdale Oct 13 #37
SergeStorms Oct 13 #7
SeattlePop Oct 13 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 13 #9
JHB Oct 13 #10
diva77 Oct 13 #11
Initech Oct 13 #46
diva77 Oct 13 #49
Initech Oct 13 #52
jmowreader Oct 13 #12
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truthisfreedom Oct 13 #17
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Locrian Oct 13 #22
dalton99a Oct 13 #23
Nitram Oct 13 #24
justhanginon Oct 13 #27
rocktivity Oct 13 #28
Javaman Oct 13 #29
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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:16 AM

1. -

Thanks newt. Just did a spit take with my lemonade.

Are new keyboards expensive?

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:26 AM

14. I've grown fond of the 20 dollar ones

at the big box stores

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Response to madokie (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:16 AM

25. I found a good one for ten dollars at Fry's.

Surprised me!

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:59 PM

47. There's a couple Cherry keyboards that are pretty much splash-proof.

The key workings are individually encased and the keyboard itself drains. Nice keystroke feel, too - especially for those of us who learned on manuals or IBM Selectrics. The keys are also programmable, so they're good for gamers or scientific and military use.

They're around $70 - $100, though.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #47)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:03 PM

51. But are they impervious to vomit?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:22 AM

2. true that. considering what he does he does well. tho none of it is actually worth doing IMO nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:31 AM

3. It's easy to be a Russian sabateur

and he is effective at that

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:33 AM

4. Newt Gingrich a 'stunningly effective ass-kisser,'

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:37 AM

5. Gingrich is almost on the mark

Trump has effectively STUNNED him, all right! If that's what he meant, he's on the right track.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:45 AM

6. Two peas in a pod: both creepy, with ugly souls.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:18 AM

26. +++ 1,000 +++ n/t

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Response to C Moon (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:43 AM

37. Both lard-assed, self important

adulterers. Both THINK they are lady killers, but in reality (or in Newt's case a Tiffany no-interest credit card) they only attract gold diggers. No self respecting woman would touch either of them with a 10 foot pole. IsNewticles pandering for the Vatican job for his frozen faced wife?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:47 AM

7. Gingrich is so totally....

irrelevant in today's political environment he MUST kiss Trump's ass in order to be seen or heard at all.

Gingrich is a postscript in history. His "contract with America" was the biggest lie perpetrated upon the American people until......the NEXT Republican President came along, George W. Bush. Now HIS lies outdid Gingrich's in a major fashion. And now Donnie Trump's lies are making George W. Bush's look amateurish. Each successive Republican big shot seems to think they have to up the ante in the lying department. I guess that IS the only way to distinguish themselves from each other. It surely wouldn't be helping our country, or it's people. The GOP, the party of LIES!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:51 AM

8. Effective At Making America Weaker?

 

That's about it Newt you dirt bag.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:05 AM

9. The rock he lives under must be extremely large.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:23 AM

10. The only thing from Newts mouth that should be taken at face value...

...is vomit.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:38 AM

11. That's the kind of sound bite the rabid wingnut hate media glom onto; I'll bet it's already echoing

on AM/FM hate shows ad nauseum right this minute

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Response to diva77 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:43 PM

46. I need to turn off the news or I'm going to lose it!

Between this, threatening nuclear war with Iran and North Korea, and the Iran speech and the Values Voters Summit - ah!!! And it's not even noon!

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Response to Initech (Reply #46)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:56 PM

49. I'm right there with you, Initech!

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Response to diva77 (Reply #49)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:08 PM

52. At least I'm going to a concert tonight so I will be away from the computer for a while!

Sanity restored!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:41 AM

12. Newt Gingrich's latest portrait



BTW did you know you can buy sacks of shit on Amazon?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:13 AM

13. Newt must be off his meds again.

Dude should stay away from Vatican City, he could burst into flames.

Drain the swamp dot, dot, dot

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:41 AM

15. And dotard newt is a

stunningly stupid amphibian. Bigly. Sad.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:45 AM

16. Well, the government does appear a bit stunned, for sure! nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:58 AM

17. Newt stunned by stench as he drives over dead skunk

OMG, did you smell that? OMG OMG OMG OPEN THE BACK WINDOWS! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:01 AM

18. Just acting and behaving like a lunatic doesn't mean you are shaking things up.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:06 AM

19. he's effective at lying

that's his first and foremost gift to the U.S. political system.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:34 AM

20. Gingrich is the biggest EFfing suck-up

just had to say that. He'd sellout his mother for a used pair of socks.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:42 AM

21. Newt needs to suck on a handful of wet wipes. n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 05:49 AM

22. he IS effective...

He's stunningly effective at wrecking everything he touches. That's been their plan all along.
The next step is give *everything* away to private interests once we've spiraled into a third world country.

Stunningly effective.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:45 AM

23. It is easier to destroy than to build

Much, much easier

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 07:29 AM

24. The Aquatic Lizard is an ass-kissing, sycophantic, brown-noser.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:24 AM

27. Should read, "stunningly defective president".

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:32 AM

28. Gingrich a "stunningly irrelevant failed knee jerk pundit -- and I DO mean 'jerk'"

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:32 AM

29. it will be a good day when he dies. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:35 AM

30. I believe Newt Gingrich was actually misquoted.

Newt actually said "drumpf is a stunningly defective president".


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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 08:42 AM

31. Gingrich is a stunningly stupid man

Everything Trump has done has been done by fiat--by executive order. Almost every executive order has been to undo something that was done to improve our country. He is dismantling environmental regulations, his Justice Department has signaled that private companies can now treat LGBTQ employees as 2nd class citizens and can even fire them for their sexual orientation. This same Justice department has said that companies can also not comply with regulations that conflict with their religious beliefs. An anti-environmentalist is in charge of the EPA and has announced that "the war on coal is over". The regulation put in place by the Obama administration prohibiting mountain top removal coal mining has been shelved. North Korea, always a problem, is now a nuclear power and Trump has made sure that there will be no diplomacy. We inch closer and closer to war each day. Our long time allies have no idea what will come from Washington day to day and have seen that America can no longer be relied on. The State Department, a key promoter of American interests, is a mere shell. Many ambassadorships are empty and an oil/gas executive is the Secretary of State. Rex Tillerson, in a all-hands-on-deck meeting, said his number one goal was to make the State Department more "efficient"...whatever that means.

Puerto Rico is being left to rot after a category 4 hurricane decimated the US territory. Trump just announced he will stop making the risk corridor payments to insurance companies and may stop subsidizing insurance premiums (not clear on that yet--the news is only few hours old).

Everywhere I look I see destruction and wreckage. It is a poignant irony that we have had 4 natural disasters--Harvey, Irma, Maria, and now the California fire storms--at the same time that Trump is doing everything he can to destroy our system of government. It is as if nature in mirroring the ongoing destruction of our system of government.

So, in a sense, Gingrich is right. Trump has been stunningly effective. But is this the change that the people wanted? I think it is the exact opposite of what the vast majority of Americans were looking for. Maybe to Gingrich, one of the anti-government zealots that stormed the bastions of Washington in the 90's, this looks like progress.

But to most of us this looks like destruction of the last remaining super power. When this is done America will be largely irrelevant in geopolitics with our power and influence almost gone. A huge howling power vacuum is developing with China and Russia standing ready to occupy it.

Even if Trump drops dead today what he has wrought will be with us for a long, long time. We are a people that operate on precedent and he has set a good many. The most damaging is ruling without legislation. The closest we have come to imperial rule was Franklin Roosevelt--but he at least was a very brilliant man. Trump is obviously an idiot. If we do not lumber into a world war we will still be trying to put together some system of government after his passing.

Gingrich is a fool. Trump is a moron. Rex Tillerson hasn't the skills to manage the State Department even if he has benign intentions. Scott Pruitt hates the EPA he is supposed to run and doesn't believe in climate science. Mulvaney, well he's just a mean SOB. Ben Carson, he's just crazy.

Effective? Yes, in fomenting chaos and destruction. God help us all.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:02 AM

32. Sure, in a bad way, though

nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:20 AM

33. Yes, if destruction is what you want.

He is hellbent on destroying this country. No one will ever trust the government on anything. Graft and corruption are now the norm. This opens Pandora's Box for all the incompetent asshole to run for President and win.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 09:57 AM

34. Said one stunningly effective

white supremacist about another who is speaking at the "values voter" white supremacist summit today.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:05 AM

35. you're not a good liar, Newt, try again nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:30 AM

36. Newt's right

He is "stunningly effective." Look at all he's destroying.

Hitler was "stunning effective" too.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:53 AM

38. DISGRACED former Speaker of the House of Representatives....

There. I fixed it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 11:20 AM

39. Fake presidential assessments for sale! Call Newtie for a price quote. nt

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 11:36 AM

40. In all fairness, Newt is probably a dotard, too.

And of course his wife, the owl, is cashing in as Ambassador to the Vatican.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:02 PM

41. "Effectively stunning"--there, I fixed it for you eom

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:18 PM

42. Newt is a stunningly stupid man.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 12:53 PM

43. Only this horses ass would think that.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:31 PM

44. Says the criminal who left Congress in disgrace.

Fucking idiot.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 01:41 PM

45. Newt Gingrich's career - how is this still a thing?

Oh and Newt - go fuck yourself!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:17 PM

48. For once I can actually...

agree (at least partially) with this twit, Newt. Drumpf has been "stunning effective".......at being a FUCKING MORON!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 02:59 PM

50. Well, if Newt Gingrich said it.......nt.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:21 PM

53. Still butt kissing for a cabinet position newt?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 03:43 PM

54. Translated: DO *SOMETHING* to advance Callista's nomination as Ambassador

to The Vatican.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:06 PM

55. Has trump accomplished anything yet?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 04:18 PM

56. Why is the media still talking to this lowlife?

I have no idea what to think of Gingrich. He's always been a scumbag, but I at least thought he was smarter than this. I have a hard time buying that he's actually stupid enough to think Trump is doing a good job. If he's being a politically-calculating opportunist, then he's a damn fool because there's no way in hell Trump will be remembered by history as anything other than a colossal embarrassment and his supporters as useful idiots.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:09 PM

57. And my Dog is a freaking amazing Rocket Scientist!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Oct 13, 2017, 10:03 PM

58. Said the King of the Douchebags.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 02:40 PM

59. Trump's more like a stunningly defective human.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 14, 2017, 07:00 PM

60. Another gem from Mr "waterboarding isn't torture, kill the homeless, life is so unfair to white men,

Another gem from Mr "waterboarding isn't torture, kill the homeless, life is so unfair to white men, fuck the first amendment, same-sex marriage cause of economic woes, Obama's a Kenyan, guilty until proven innocent" Gingrich

New Gingrich is an idiot of great renoun... There's something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it's hard to take him seriously.
-Maurice Sendak

Am I the only person covering politics who ever noticed that Newt Gingrich is actually a nincompoop?
-Molly Ivins


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Sat Oct 14, 2017, 07:02 PM

61. Still sucking up for a cabinet position Newt? n/t

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