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October 05, 2011

Newt Gingrich Surprises Al Sharpton With Birthday Wish

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Gingrich surprises Al Sharpton with birthday wish

The Hill

Al Sharpton got an unlikely surprise birthday greeting Monday from Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.

“I figured I would be the least likely phone call you’ll get tonight,” Gingrich said on the phone during Sharpton’s MSNBC show “Politics Nation.”

“Well, you got that right,” Sharpton responded. “So am I to believe that Newt Gingrich, who is the polar opposite of me in politics, called to wish me a happy birthday?”

The former Speaker of the House praised Sharpton for the work they did together on a tour around the country promoting education.

“While we may disagree about 99 things, on that one thing we were so much on the same team that it really was remarkable,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich said he thought Sharpton did a “great deal of good for children” on the tour.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I guess next he will be sitting on a park bench with Sharpton discussing global warming.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 5, 2011 05:50 AM


Apparently Gingrich thinks teaching children to be victims is a good thing.

Don't forget that Gingrich threw JC Watts under the bus and sucked up to Jesse Jackson after Watts called Jackson a "race hustling poverty pimp".

Posted by: BobF at October 5, 2011 07:42 AM

Gingrich is so soiled morally that very few people want anything to do with him. The only reason he is still in the race now is because of his narcissism. At times he talks a great conservative message, but his actions and associations negate his speeches.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at October 5, 2011 11:22 AM

Newt just doesn't get it. He is a great professor but squat when it comes someone you want in a foxhole with you.
I have seen this behavior in smart business men who try to meet the "Community Organizers" half way. I have seen many go as far as to alter speech to the politically correct standards of the poverty pimps.
Eventually they are treated the way pimps treat everybody and if they reach a point of fighting back they come out bruised and bleeding because they wanted to be nice when it is time to kick teeth. God knows Al Sharpton should be apologizing for the stupid story about the old name of Rick Perry’s family’s hunting camp.

Posted by: Avitar at October 5, 2011 11:34 AM

You all are awesome, thank you so much. I love reading your take on things.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 5, 2011 11:37 PM