Gingrich Accuses President Of Using ‘Dishonest Scare Tactics’


Gingrich accuses President of using 'dishonest scare tactics'Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has announced his intentions to run for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.

On May 11, the Republican revealed his candidacy via Facebook and Twitter. Later that night, Gingrich appeared on FOX News’ Hannity and said that President Barack Obama “should be ashamed of himself” for distorting the GOP’s positions.

Gingrich accused the President of using “dishonest scare tactics” to describe Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal. Obama has criticized Ryan’s plan to cut about $4 trillion in Federal spending over the next decade, saying that it would leave some senior citizens without Medicare coverage.

Although Gingrich is a household name, a recent Gallup Poll indicates that he has some work to do in order to become a bona fide frontrunner. According to the survey of more than 3,000 Republican voters, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney lead the pack.

Former Alaska Governor and Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin placed third in most demographics, although she received the most votes among respondents with salaries that are less than $24,000 per year.

Palin led Gingrich in most categories except among Americans earning $90,000 or more per year. The former House Speaker received 9 percent of the votes, compared to Palin’s 7 percent.

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