Theodore's World: Newt Gingrich Attacks Conservative Paul Ryan's Plan AGAIN Says He Meant It Calls It Right-Wing Social Engineering

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December 01, 2011

Newt Gingrich Attacks Conservative Paul Ryan's Plan AGAIN Says He Meant It Calls It Right-Wing Social Engineering

This creep was on Hannity last night. 11/30/2011

Newt Gingrich on Ryan's Plan as Right-Wing Social Engineering: "What I Said Was True"

Sean Hannity: What you said about Paul Ryan and criticized his Medicare plan and “right-wing social engineering?”

Newt Gingrich: Well look it was a technical mistake but what I said was true. I was asked a question, “Should Republicans impose a plan that is deeply unpopular. And, I said something that Hayek wrote about in The Road to Serfdom, rightwing social engineering is as dangerous as leftwing social engineering. I made a lot of my conservative friends mad at me. But, in fact, Hayek wrote this and he’s right. We have an obligation to explain to the country that any major reform that affects their lives until they decide they’re going to accept it… I was trying to say something very profound but I frankly backed off because it was too much noise to communicate.



Former House Speaker and current Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to apologize on Tuesday, two days after Gingrich criticized Ryan's Medicare reform proposal as right-wing social engineering.


Also from back in May 2011 ...Rush Criticizes Gingrich's Paul Ryan Critique


Wild Thing's comment......

Listen to Newt, listen to his tremendous ego. I know he cannot help it, he truly believes HE and only HE has the answers to everything.

Posted by Wild Thing at December 1, 2011 03:46 AM


Gingrich has no conscience, only a massive ego and the skill of articulation. Like Romney, Gingrich will take whatever side of an issue that best serves him at the moment. Another thing that Gingrich likes to take is $$, even if it is handed to him under the table.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at December 1, 2011 02:52 PM

Tom, you hit the nail on the head, that is exactly what he is like.

Today Newt announced he is the nominee. wow I was shocked he would go that far. He said.... " I am the nominee"

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 2, 2011 12:54 AM

Anyone that is serious about fiscal sanity has to tackle the third rail issue of end of life health care. It is going to be hard to get health care under control as long as 20% of all expenditures come during the last month of life. Newt simply repeats Bachman's death bed demagoguery. It makes for a good sound bite, but is more evidence that Newt is more about articulation than solutions.

Posted by: Randy Pickard at December 9, 2011 09:45 PM