“This [the Obama administration] is an administration which, as long as you’re America’s enemy, you’re safe. You know, the only people you’ve got to worry about is if you’re an American ally.” -Newt Gingrich at the Arizona Republican debate, February 22, 2012.
“I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9. I am convinced that if we do not decisively win the struggle over the nature of America, by the time they’re my age they will be in a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists and with no understanding of what it once meant to be an American.” -Newt Gingrich in San Antonio, March 2011.
“Politics has become a really nasty, vicious, negative business and I think it’s disgusting and I think it’s dishonest.” -Newt Gingrich in an interview with ABC News in Iowa, December 30, 2011.
“Often we search hard for words to define our opponents. Sometimes we are hesitant to use contrast. Remember that creating a difference helps you. These are powerful words that can create a clear and easily understood contrast. Apply these to the opponent, their record, proposals and their party:
abuse of power
anti- (issue): flag, family, child, jobs
“compassion” is not enough
punish (poor …)
-From Newt Gingrich’s 1990 GOPAC pamphlet, Language: A Key Mechanism of Control.
“One of the key issues is the growing anti-religious bigotry of our elites.” -Newt Gingrich in his victory speech in South Carolina, January 21, 2012. (Video.)
“There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia…Those Islamists and their apologists who argue for ‘religious toleration’ are arrogantly dishonest…America is experiencing an Islamist cultural-political offensive designed to undermine and destroy our civilization. Sadly, too many of our elites are the willing apologists for those who would destroy them if they could.” -Newt Gingrich’s Statement on the Proposed “Cordoba House” Mosque Near Ground Zero on Newt.org, July 2010.
“I am appalled that you would begin a presidential debate on a topic like that [Newt Gingrich’s sex scandal involving his second wife]…to make it two days before the primary a significant question in a presidential campaign is as close to despicable as anything I can imagine.” -Newt Gingrich at the CNN Republican primary debate in South Carolina, January 19, 2012. (Video.)
“The GOP’S multimillion dollar ad campaign invoking President Clinton’s relationship with Monica S. Lewinsky was devised by House Speaker Newt Gingrich…reviving the presidential sex scandal just one week before Election Day.” -The Washington Post, October 30, 1998.
“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 in 2008. (Video here. Bonus: He tries to apologize in Spanish afterwards.)
“A mere 40 years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.” -Newt Gingrich at the 1996 Republican National Convention. (Citation.)
“females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections, and they don’t have upper body strength.” -Newt Gingrich teaching a history class at Reinhardt College in Georgia in 1995. (Citation.)