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Gingrich Backs Off His Criticism Of Ryan Budget, Reaches Out To Tea Party

May 19, 2011 by  

Gingrich backs off his criticism of Ryan budget, reaches out to Tea PartyNewt Gingrich has begun backpedaling following his verbal attack on Representative Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget proposal, which calls for significant Medicare reform.

The former House Speaker fielded harsh criticism from Tea Party leaders after he described Ryan's plan as "right-wing social engineering" during his May 15 appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. In addition, Gingrich, who is vying for the GOP Presidential nomination, publicly backed the individual mandate in Barack Obama's healthcare law during his television appearance.

According to media reports, Gingrich has admitted he made a mistake, saying that he apologized to Ryan during a phone conversation on May 17. Rick Tyler, Gingrich's press secretary and longtime aide, told Politico.com that the former House Speaker also held two conference calls with Tea Party leaders to explain what he meant on Meet the Press.

The Huffington Post reported that Gingrich is expected to denounce the individual mandate provision of Obamacare despite his track record of supporting the controversial measure.

William Temple, the chairman of the Tea Party Founding Fathers, slammed Gingrich during a speech in Kansas City, Kan. on May 17.

"Like President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitt Romney, Mr. Gingrich also favors forcing mandatory health insurance upon American citizens," said Temple. "They all quibble about whether States or the Federal government should do the imposing, but they would all use the power of government to force Americans to buy a product they may not wish to buy." 

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  • http://burkecomputers.blogspot.com/ DanB

    Sounds like a politician… personal “opinion” molded to adapt to public pressure more than any personal conviction. I wonder if too many politicians are buying the story that the Tea Party is just a passing influence. A one stop wonder that had impact on the 2010 election and is now dying. Actually, more than any politician believing that, what I fear is that the “grassroots” people are actually buying that story and making it truth. As for myself, I have no more money than I did then (broken then and broke now), but my views on politics were somewhat refined during the 2010 election cycle and I have no intention of going back to the lazy bum I had been before. I listened to more debate, read more stuff (including Liberty Digest) then I had ever done in an election year before. I made sure I got out and voted. I took notes on who I wanted to vote for and why. I even tried to take notes on less known positions so that I wasn’t just blinding voting. Newt Gingrich might have been a better choice than Bush, but right now America is so far off track that we need someone who lead instead of being led by politics. I want the Constitution followed, so that means a President who will enforce the laws even if the laws are wrong. As much as I don’t like all the burdens of regulation and want them to go away, I do not want to avoid our current path to tyranny by putting in a tyrant of another nature either. What I want is a presidential candidate that will stand for constitutional governance and to vote in sufficient senators and representatives to push two branches of government into a position that will allow America to actually begin changing course–to do a one-eighty.

    • Robin from Arcadia, IN

      DanB… Wow! I couldn’t have said it better! I didn’t follow as close as I should have what was going on in Washington, but I am now! Barry is not taking us down a road that will improve America. Newt is a ‘good ole boy’. He wouldn’t be any better than McCain if McCain had been elected. I am sorry that Trump dropped out, because I think we need someone who is not in the ‘good ole boy’ club. We need someone to stand up for America! I want to be able to be excited when I vote for my candidate in the next election.

  • bohemian

    Too late – this guy is toast. At least it takes another liar off the list of people to pay attention to. I’m just glad this came out now so I don’t waste my time on him anymore. What a dirtbag.
    To be successful, guess what – they just have to listen to the people! They DO NOT know more than us, they are not any smarter than us, and we don’t want to eat their crap sandwiches.

  • Paul Ritter

    You are absolutely correct. Newt is toast.

  • FRAN LAMBERT

    Need to be perpared to advertise and run it often the following:

    HOW’S THE OBAMA “CHANGE” WORKING OUT FOR YOU.

    UNEMPLOYMENT HIGHEST IN HISTORY
    FOOD PRICES SKYROCKETING
    GAS $4.00 TO 5.00 PER GALLON
    MONEY DEFLATED
    HOUSING MARKET AT ROCK BOTTOM
    FORECLOSURES DUE TO FLAT ECONOMY
    TRUST IN OUR POLITICIANS LOWEST IN HISTORY
    EVEN OUR PRESIDENT LIES TO US.
    OBAMACARE LOADED WITH TRICKS AND LIES

    WHERE DOES IT STOP

    Mr Gingrich, Where does it all stop, we want to be told the truth. We do not want to be kept guessing what is the truth.
    I am not the most educated retired person but I do know right and wrong. I will vote for the person that I feel is for “we the people”.
    Thank you for letting me sound off.
    Fran Lambert ( registered voter)

    • Allen in Reality

      It all amounts to “true colors” They (the politicians)
      are all lobbyist lubricated globalists and no matter how
      well intentioned they are, money subdues all ambition
      and all is lost to the corrupted peers they surround
      themselves with. All those “tea party winners are now
      RINOS and the lobby money with perks have corrupted them.
      Just watch them closely. Gingrich? He’s been there so
      long, he could buy Wells Fargo! (a lobbyist himself)
      So, summing it all up, Replicrats & Demopublicans!!

    • Mick

      FRAN .You git it…
      Where does it stop ??? The only way to stop the madness is for “we the people ” to start thinking and vote for candidates with some concept to what money is and quit putting our country into debts further that the eyes can see……..

      • Mick

        Sorry,,,Should be You got it……….

  • Nadzieja Batki

    Newt’s apology is worth nothing. He only apologized because he got called on his lambasting Ryan.

  • Push comes to shove

    One phrase to sum up Newt(sucker footed belly crawler)Gringrich

    Politically expedient double talk.

  • s c

    That completes the cycle, folks. When Gingrich stoops to acting like Horse’s Ass McCain, you know his time in politics is FINALLY running out. Scram, Newt!
    He’s all yours, ‘Republicans.’ Flush the toilet. Air out the pig sty. Out with the has-beens, and in with people who CARE [REAL conservatives, that is].

  • Kate8

    I’ll say it again: Anyone who gets so far as to be seriously considered for a presidential nomination is already being financed by big corporate interests. There is just no other way to get there.

    Think about it. The PTB control the media, so we hear what they want us to hear. They give attention to those they like (or hate), who have the backing of the “club”, and they ignore those who whould be good for the country.

    Even if they can, somehow, come up with the HUGE money they need, they still are dead in the water without media support, which translates to PTB support.

    The only way we can get anywhere is to forget TV, and launch our own campaign via internet and word of mouth, for someone we want. This would require a lot of folks being willing to wake up and get involved, but it could be doable.

    It only takes a remnant.

    http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin649.htm

    • PeggyB

      Kate8: So true. Any candidate, Republican or Democrat, who makes the presidential ticket has been tapped by the NWO. Newt was the fair haired boy for the NWO from the beginning. His personal immorality finally made him unviable as an out front political power, so the reigned him in for a time. The pied pipers of “conservative” talk radio have continued to tout him as a great conservative despite tremendous evidence to the contrary. It now appears that the NWO has withdrawn his annointing and manipulated him into revealing his true colors (Monarch mind control?).

      You are absolutely right in saying that those of us who want to regain our God given liberties as acknowledged by the Constitution will have to launch our own campaign. No Constitutional candidate will ever get any support from the MSM or from “conservative” talk show hosts all of whom marginalized Ron Paul in 2008. All of these media sources, like the puppets in Washington, take their marching orders from the NWO.

      BTW, I too am a reader of Chuck Baldwin’s very straightforward articles. His son, Tim, also contributes great articles.

  • JeffH

    Newt Gingrich is just another proffessional politician. As was said earlier, Newt is toast.

    Bill Bennett Tears Newt a New One in Spectacularly Tense and Brutal Interview
    http://www.breitbart.tv/bill-bennett-tears-newt-a-new-one-in-spectacularly-tense-and-brutal-interview/

  • 45caliber

    When Gingrich started talking about cuts on the budget being nonsence and that Oblamacare only needed some tweeks, he blew his chance with me.

  • chuckb

    people only have to go back to the nineties when gingrich was speaker, clinton shut the govt. down and blamed newt. gingrich hid for days, he was no where to be found. that says it all.

    the next election will be easy to pick the candidate for the conservative side, just watch who the democrats denigrate and the media attacks.–palin–

  • http://com i41

    Still think it should be Backman and Palin ticket, he rinos and all dems would be wiggin out and have all kinds of things running down their legs. I’ll take any but a dem and the crossbred niggardly Onumnutts.

  • newspooner

    Can you spell CFR?

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