Newt Gingrich on Mitt Romney "Gifts" Remark: Insulting and Wrong!

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Newt Gingrich is weighing in on Mitt Romney's controversial comment that President Barack Obama won reelection by promising "gifts" to young and minority voters.

The former U.S. House Speaker, who battled Romney for the Republican nomination this year, pointedly criticized that assertion on two different grounds.

Said Gingrich on PBS:

“I’m very disappointed with Governor Romney’s analysis, which I believe is insulting and profoundly wrong. First of all, we didn’t lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts."

"He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos. This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America. They ain’t into gifts."

"Second, it’s an insult to all Americans. It reduces us to economic entities. You have no passion, no idealism, no dreams, no philosophy."

"If it had been that simple, my question would be, why didn’t you outbid him?"

“He had enough billionaire supporters, if buying the electorate was the key, he could have got all his Super PAC friends together and said, don’t buy ads, give gifts."

"Be like the northwest Indians who have gift-giving ceremonies. We could have gone town-by-town and said, ‘Come here, let me give you gifts.'"

"'Here are Republican gifts.’ An elephant coming in with gifts on it.”

Mitt Romney? Owned.


Republicans lost because many in this country have lost all hope in having any chance at the American dream and many do want the Government to provide for their needs. Romney had no chance of winning because Americans see Obama as someone who understands their lack of desire to try and provide for their own self. Obama is their Rock Star and he plays off their weakness. His followers don't care if he makes this a better country they just want the perks and they will do nothing but sit and wait for the scraps. He seems to think he is some sort of civil rights world leader and he distances himself from Americas problems. He constantly puts himself in a position to NOT take the fall- for Libya, Higher taxes on the rich etc. The only thing that's certain in the next 4 years is nothing will change. His mission is to 1st divide then conquer. This is a time when people must see for themselves that nothing good comes with hard work. Romney misjudged the American public. He thought people were smart enough to see the hole they were in and he thought they were miserable enough to dig themselves out of this mess. He was wrong on both accounts. If there ever was a waste of time and money it was this election. Evidently this "Reality intervention " is necessary for America.

@ Newt

do all of you rethugs keep telling yourselves lies to make yourselves feel better for your short comings? you people will never have the usa the way you think it should be. people are not all sucking off of welfare. how ignorant are you? i feel sorry for you that you;d rather live in a crappy place where no one gets along and the rich prosper while the rest of us who actually make the country go round by working our hearts out. you people should be ashamed of yourselves for spewing the stupid nonsense you spew.

@ sickofdumb

Sick- of taking you by the hand. If you think that taxing the rich more will somehow trickle down to you then your are wrong. Creating jobs and letting private sector jobs insure people through their jobs is the answer. Obama has an agenda. Green Energy Taxed Health care and civil rights and if this economy don't recede then it will continue to move at a snails pace. I'm pulling in plenty of Green- Legally! Short comings? I think not! Seems like Republicans want you people to work more than you do! You are not miserable enough yet!

@ Newt

@ HJ- It's funny how the people who have nothing find it your RESPONSIBILTY to point out the necessities of becoming a community! So what were you doing all those years we were working day and night- saving- buying insurance, paying income tax? Bush? America had terrorism brought to our soil 8 months after he was in office and not one other time did they attack again. Obama goes to Asia and congratulates Cambodia on their progress towards human rights and... Your rights? What's he doing about your right to work- to feed your family? Is he making progress? 2 wrongs do not make one right. Obama has not a clue as what to do about you or your misfortune but he always has someone to blame. The problem we have is their is no defining measuring device in this country between the USELESS/Lazy and the unfortunate! 50 million on food stamps and growing and OBAMAS in Asia shaking hands! Peachy- JUST PEACHY!

@ Newt

So when Bush gave tax cuts to the rich, where was the trickle down? Where were the jobs? They kept the money and didn't create jobs. We ended up in the worst economic crisis since the great depression! Pure capitalism is evil and pure socialism is equally evil. You have to have free enterprise balanced with social justice. Work hard and make as much as money as you want legally, but you are also part of a community and can't function alone, so you have an obligation to the community you live in.

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