18 Newt Gingrich Quotes That Disqualify Him From Ever Being President

Author: November 26, 2011 12:09 pm

Potential GOP Presidential Nominee Newt Gingrich. Image from http://www.salon.com/2010/07/24/this_week_crazy_newt_gingrich/

Newt Gingrich is currently the leader of the Republican field of presidential candidates. So it’s only fitting that the quotes come out of the skeleton closet. Here are more than a dozen quotes from Newt Gingrich that reveal his lies, his arrogance, his hatred, and his hypocrisy and disqualify him from ever being President.


1. “I’m not a natural leader. I’m too intellectual; I’m too abstract; I think too much.”
~Newt Gingrich, admitting that he’s an intellectual elite incapable of leading.

2. “If the Soviet empire still existed, I’d be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.”
~Newt Gingrich, saying that it’s okay for the President to be ignorant.

3. “The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.”
~Newt Gingrich, arguing that it’s okay for politicians to be bought and paid for.

4. “Give the park police more ammo.” ~Newt Gingrich, responding to a  reporter who asked what to do about the homeless a few days after the police shot a homeless man in front of the White House.

5.  “The problem isn’t too little money in political campaigns, but not enough.”
~Newt Gingrich on campaign finance reform.

6. “I have enormous personal ambition. I want to shift the entire planet. And I’m doing it. I am now a famous person. I represent real power.”
~Newt Gingrich, blowing his own horn.


7. “Gingrich – Primary mission, Advocate of civilization, Definer of civilization, Teacher of the rules of civilization, Leader of the civilizing forces.”
~ Newt Gingrich, blowing his own horn.
8. “The most serious, systematic revolutionary of modern times.”
~Newt Gingrich, blowing his own horn.

9. “It doesn’t matter what I do. People need to hear what I have to say. There’s no one else who can say what I can say. It doesn’t matter what I live.”
~Newt Gingrich, saying we should do as he says, regardless of what he actually does.

10. “This is one of the great tragedies of the Bush administration. The more successful they’ve been at intercepting and stopping bad guys, the less proof there is that we’re in danger…. It’s almost like they should every once in a while have allowed an attack to get through just to remind us.”
~Newt Gingrich, at a book talk in Huntington, NY, April 2008, saying that Republicans should allow terrorist attacks on American soil to remind us of the dangers in the world.

11. “Now, we don’t get rid of it in round one because we don’t think that that’s politically smart, and we don’t think that’s the right way to go through a transition. But we believe it’s going to wither on the vine because we think people are voluntarily going to leave it — voluntarily.”
~Newt Gingrich, admitting that while they won’t kill Medicare outright, Republicans will try to make it wither on the vine and die.

12. “She isn’t young enough or pretty enough to be the President’s wife.”
~Newt Gingrich, talking about his first wife after divorcing her.

13. “I read Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them and I found frightening pieces that related to…my own life.”
~Newt Gingrich, talking about his problems with women.

14. “It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid…These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school.”
~Newt Gingrich, advocating for an end to child labor laws so businesses can fire union workers and replace them with cheap labor.

15. “We should replace bilingual education with immersion in English so people learn the common language of the country and they learn the language of prosperity, not the language of living in a ghetto.”
~Newt Gingrich. Two years later, Gingrich unveils a new Spanish-language website, The Americano.

16. “The left-wing Democrats will represent the party of total hedonism, total exhibitionism, total bizarreness, total weirdness, and the total right to cripple innocent people in the name of letting hooligans loose.”
~Newt Gingrich, smearing Democrats when in fact it’s Republicans who want to cripple innocent people. Remember when they cheered for letting a man without health insurance die? And speaking of exhibitionism and bizarreness, have you seen the Republican Presidential field?

17. “These people are sick. They are so consumed by their own power, by a Mussolini-like ego, that their willingness to run over normal human beings and to destroy honest institutions is unending.”
~Newt Gingrich, once again smearing Democrats, but telling the complete truth about himself and the GOP. Republicans want to kill Medicare and Social Security, the EPA, and several other honest institutions that serve normal human beings. Speaking of running over normal human beings, remember when Republicans cheered for letting a man without health insurance die?

18. “I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican party is that we don’t encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, and loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words.”
~Newt Gingrich, advocating for hateful rhetoric and smearing opponents with lies.

Obviously, we could fill a book with many more quotes by Newt Gingrich, so putting them all here would make for a very long read. Hopefully, just by reading these quotes, you will get a good idea of what kind of person and politician Newt Gingrich is. He is a hateful, vile, nasty, despicable, hypocritical, arrogant man and he is personally and professionally unqualified to be President.

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  • Notice one thing missing from the campaign and debates? George W. Bush. Ya know this liberal elite media? Why doesn’t someone ask, “do you think Dubya’s 8 years were a success? And Why?” Nope. Did you hear that 50% of the people of SC decided on Newt over Mittens (Willard) after those two debates? THEY’RE VOTING AS THOUGH IT’S AMERICAN IDOL. Clueless. Simply clueless. I just hope Newton goes all the way and ends up representing today’s Republican party. He is perfect: He’s White. He’s Rich. He’s Condescending. He’s Racist. He’s an Adulterer. He’s been Divorced Twice. He was Sanctioned by Congress for Ethics Violations. But as Perry said, “no one’s perfect,” and all is forgiven as he is a born again Christian. Done.

  • Only in the CNN-washed USA could this guy pass as an “intellectual”. He’s a bully and an opportunist and is going to disappear, thankfully, without any place in history or in our lives. He’s a bit-player villain in a cynical melodrama – the 2012 Republican circus.

  • Oh SHUT UP you’re just scared he will win and sanity will restored.

  • Do these sound similar:

    If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution.
    Adolf Hitler
    Speech February 1924 at his trial for his part in unsuccessful putsch against Republican government in Munich, Germany

    The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . . The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
    Adolf Hitler
    Mein Kampf

    “Struggle is the father of all things. It is not by the principles of humanity that man lives or is able to preserve himself above the animal world, but solely by means of the most brutal struggle. If you do not fight, life will never be won”
    – Adolf Hitler

    The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
    Adolf Hitler

    • Godwin’s Law… You lose. Just because you disagree with someone doesn’t mean they’re like Hitler.

      • I didn’t hear anyone call anyone Hitler, but it was funny that you noticed a kinship and was bothered enough to comment. Takes one to recognize one??

      • Someone who falsely invokes Godwin, with no idea what Godwin actually said. How dull.

        Yes, comparing Hitler’s use of socially divisive propaganda to that of the Republicans is always shocking because …. well …. it’s Hitler.
        But using Godwin as a shield, rather than refute the substance of the comparison, is about the weakest kind of argument you could resort to.

        And just so you know, Godwin didn’t say that whoever invokes Hitler “loses,” Just that when Hitler gets mentioned, there’s little chance of rational discussion following from there. Which seems mainly to be true because people are more interested in being offended than in logically refuting the comparison.

    • You are dispicable! Are you unaware of what Hitler did? Can you really compare him to Newt?

      • You can certainly compare their use of lying propaganda. As to the rest of it, I shudder to find out what Gingrich would do with the kind of power Hitler had, and have no intention of finding out.

      • If you don’t think the principles of propaganda which Hitler expressed apply to Gingrich, why not take on the comparison in logical terms, instead of expressing outrage that anybody would bring it up?

        • Well, when you do it that way you have to tell the truth. One of the things that makes Gingrich dangerous is that he understands all of this stuff about logic and reasoning, but applying those principles would enlighten people to his own failings, so he instead speaks with a forked tongue. As long as no one clues his followers in, they will follow. They’ll leave the thinking to him.

  • Frankly, I am linking to this post, because of the Frankly, demonstrable awesomeness, Frankly…

  • In the last Republican presidential debate held in Washington DC, Newt tried to justify his position on allowing illegals to stay in the country. He sited the fact many such people have children and even grandchildren, as evidence they are rooted in their communities. However, another of his reasons for leniency referred to membership in a church, On that score, more than one atheist probably went on alert. Evidently, according to Newt, belonging to a church implies proof of character strpmg empigh to should allow an illegal to stay in the country.

    So many contradictions here. In the first place if you came into the country illegally, no matter the number of children or grandchildren you sired, that is ipso facto proof you lightly regarded obeying the law. Secondly, what does belonging to a church have to do with your suitability for residency? Church doors hide no scoundrels? Does the INS question prospective residents about their church attendance? I happen to favor amnesty over the alternative of a costly cold hearted program of deportation that would split up families. I just wish people would stop according respectability to the churched they don’t merit solely on that account.

  • What kind of mother names her son after a lizard? It should have been a snake in that case. Sidewinder

    • I don’t know what sort of mother would name her son after a lizard…perhaps the same sort who would not raise her son to know what he’s talking about before speaking? Gingrich was named after his father, Newton Gingrich. “Newt” is a diminutive of the name…it’s a nickname.

      “Know thine enemy.” – Sun Tzu

    • Just to quibble a bit, a newt is not a lizard (which is a reptile) but an aquatic amphibian.
      To liken Mr. Gingrich to either a lizard or a snake is to do a disservice to all herps.

  • 16. Remember when they cheered for letting a man without health insurance die?

    17. remember when Republicans cheered for letting a man without health insurance die?

    Yeah, I remember.

    Do you remember:

    Gingrich: Free Speech Should Be Curtailed To Fight Terrorism

    Suzanne Kloss is right: “Sources, please!” Not providing them is just lazy.

  • Don’t forget (under the heading of “blowing his own horn”)all the times Newt has plugged his books in the midst of “campaign” speeches. Do you suppose that’s what the “campaign” is really about?

    • That’s what Herman Cain is doing. I read a great article, of course I can’t remember where it was, that outlined why the Godfather of a pizzaria isn’t really running for the Presidency, but just a really long, very expensive, PAC-funded book tour. He sold his campaign enough books to make it look like it’s actually selling, and this is all Newt is in it for, also. What a bunch of crooks and liars. All of them. Good luck to the USA if they steal the election again.

    • Heh, maybe he misunderstood what the campaign was about, thinking it was about selling his garbage–er “scintillating reading material” *gag*. Them Republicans ain’t the high-falootin’ book-learnin’ type with all of that there readin’, you know.

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