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Gingrich Destroys Reich: ‘Every Major City Which Is A Center Of Poverty Is Run By Democrats’

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December 15, 2013

Wow. We haven’t seen this side of Newt Gingrich since the Republican primary debates of last year.

We say that it’s long overdue.

Today on This Week With George Stephanopoulos (he was missing today), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appeared on the weekly panel to discuss a variety of issues. One of those issues was the Pope’s recent statements on the subject of income inequality. That came up because the nearly non-existent Time Magazine named the Pope its “Man Of The Year”.

Specifically, Gingrich was asked about income inequality in New York City and if Republicans should be talking about it.

“Absolutely,” Gingrich replied. “I mean, how can you justify the level of wealth in those big towers in New York City and the level of poverty in those alleys. And, without talking about government, say ‘Surely a society that believes that every person who was endowed by their Creator with the right to pursue happiness, would come up with a better solution than 22,000 children that are homeless.’”

Gingrich went on to say that, after 50 years of the so-called “War on Paverty”, government hasn’t done a very good job. That didn’t sit too well with other (read: liberal) members of the panel, including Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich.

Reich, unsurprisingly, rattled off a bunch of left-wing talking points before getting to his awfully predictable conclusion: it’s the fault of the Republicans that the “War on Poverty” isn’t doing better.

“This is baloney,” Gingrich replied. “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city.”

Ouch!

Have a look at the video below.

  • johnanaguski

    Robert Reich is a mental midget no pun intended, this man is an idiot.

    • sanderdog

      He is a leftist loon and knows it and is proud of it. At least he is honest which is more than we can say for Obama.

    • BOB

      Amen, makes me almost un-proud to live in SC to think of this fat whack-job Ginrich. This state and his OWN were the only two he carried in the primary…. idiots voting for a lying, cheating, bipolar husband on his 3rd wife and the only gig now is CNN on some loud debate show with poor ratings.. hope we can do better than this next go-around or we ARE doomed for sure!

    • crystalballs

      Brilliantly argued, fool.

    • To Post

      What is your doctorate in?

  • Well Done

    Reich is a hard core committed lefty “source of expertise”. He was invited to Vancouver to speak to the choir, as it were, we’re saddled with some mighty unforgiving (and unforgiven) hard core lefties. It’s nothing short of a miracle that the Federal Gov’t is right of center. That’s about all that is keeping N. America from being defeated by the army of “Global Warming, Income Inequality, Lack of Science” talking point-mongers on the hard left.

  • Norman Watson

    I bet the Liberal Demoncrats didn’t want that to come out.HA HA But here it is,read it and weep you suckers.

  • inchbyinch

    Class, did you hear professor Gingrich? He said EVERY MAJOR CITY THAT IS IN POVERTY IS RUN BY DEMOCRATS. Now, you will be tested on that next election cycle.

    • 1JohnMason

      You have to give it to him; as both a professor and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich knew how to make personal capital gains from politics and government eh?

      • Caius Keys

        Almost like the Democrat party machine in Detroit, except Gingrich has built up while the Democrats destroyed.

      • BOB

        Obviously, not enough. The old kook carried TWO states in the presidential primary- his and SC! I’m very conservative but if some bipolar whack job on his 3rd wife is the best we can do, kiss the white house good bye again!

        • Hourglassman

          Maybe you would rather that we make Obama POTUS for life.

    • crystalballs

      Yeah, like New York! Oh, wait…Bloomberg, Giuliani

      • AceTrace

        Bloomberg is a big liberal. He started out as a Democrat, became a Republican for a time, then switched to Independent. He’s a Nanny-stater, down to the bone-marrow, which makes him a big Liberal.

        As to Giuliani, he cleaned up the mess that was New York only to have it returned to Liberal governance. Now, it will get much worse under far-left Democrat de Blasio. Just wait and see!

        • crystalballs

          Your ignorance is showing. Bloomberg’s “Stop and frisk” is “liberal”? Bloomberg is a corporatist. Period. Liberal vs. conservative is a false dichotomy. (You might want to look that up to find out what it means.) And Giuliani? The dumb loon who put the city’s emergency headquarters command inside the freaking World Trade Center — he “saved” NYC? You are delusional.

          • AceTrace

            Ah, no, it is you who is staggeringly ignorant. Bloomberg IS a nanny-state Liberal. Because he’s also a rich, corporatist is immaterial. You are profoundly foolish if you can’t see that so many Liberal elites are getting rich in Corporate America and beyond. Clearly they are hypocrites (which you are most likely also). You have been well indoctrinated. GET A CLUE, LEFTY TOOL! And, YES, Rudi cleaned up NY. But, I wouldn’t expect a silly, lefty tool such as yourself to admit it.

          • crystalballs

            Bloomie is a control-freak corporatist, which has nothing to do with liberalism, clowny. Rudi caused suffering to untold thousands with his idiotic, lazy insistence on putting the city’s emergency control center in the freaking World Trade Center. Yeah, that really cleaned up NY, fool.

          • AceTrace

            The fool is you, nuff said.

  • UrbanCamper

    If we allow the liberal left to continue with their destructive ways, the entire country will look like Detroit. How is it that the bailout of GM is considered such a success and the Motor City is still bankrupt?

    • delahaya

      The government (taxpayers) lost over $10 billion on the GM bailout.

    • 1JohnMason

      UrbanCamper, “How is it that the bailout of GM is considered such a success and the Motor City is still bankrupt?”
      Detroit is bankrupt because the city borrowed to invest in Private Sector Corporations; buying and clearing land for redevelopment, upgrading support infrastructure while at the same time giving Private Sector Tax incentives reducing revenues with which to pay the cost of the bonds.

      • Giovanni Galtiago

        uhmm, you might want to revisit that theory with some actual facts and functioning neurons.

        GG

      • Anan 7

        Yea ok. Their financial trouble has nothing to do with Union contracts or taxpayers being responsible for their pensions, right? Yea ok.

    • kimmyincali

      And the bailout of Chrysler was such a success they are now selling out to Fiat. Sure got our money’s worth on that one. DemoCRAP’s hatred for business will eventually lead us to being COMPLETELY foreign owned and the republic as we once knew it will be DEAD!!

  • dave

    Only one problem there newt,the govs of most of those cities states are REPUBLICAN.The states have cut money for cities,[revenue sharing,etc.],for years. I know detroit will be used as an example of poor leadership,but the money from the state was cut back severely. A city with a lack of federal money for education,city services etc. will not be solvent for long if most of the money it sends to the govt. is not returned to it.Local taxes in detroit started falling at the same time the state cut back on revenue sharing. Lack of money for services has meant a cutback in garbage,firemen and police. Education has also suffered a lack of money from the state and federal govt. both. This is not a way to save a city but to kill it.

    • John Chism

      You low information leftist never search out facts. Detroit, like most every large city has had Democrat Mayors starting from the 1940′s to 1960′s to now, that is at least 50 years of Democrat governing of those cities. All of them have voted in for themselves high retirement packages that is unfunded liabilities, bankrupting the CITY FUNDS to pay for all those who have Retired from all city departments like politicians, street cleaners, police, etc… over many decades. It has nothing to do with a lot of what you gave of Federal funding.

    • DDofAL

      WHAT OF STOCKTON CA–PROVIDENCE RI JEFFCO AL ALL PROGRESSIVE DEM RUN. AS MANY HAVE POINTED OUT [ BETTER CHECK INTO THE UNFUNDED LIABILITIES OF MOST ALL THE DEM RUN STATS LIKE CA IL CONN AND SO FORTH . YOU SRATEMENT IS AS DUMB AS THOSE SAYING THE REPUBS ARE THE CAUSE OF DISMAL FAILURE FOR “O” CARE–THIS CAN’T BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH—IT WAS DEM PASSED AND DEM RUN DEPARTMENTS THE REPUBS HAD NO INPUT INTO THE RUNNING OF “O” CARE. IN FACT WITH WHATS TRANSPIRED THE KNOWNOTHINGS PROGRESSIVES SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO THE RUPUBS–”O” IS DOING PRETTY MUCH WHAT THE REPUBS SAID TO DO ON THE ROLLOUT OF THE WORST POS THE US HAS EVER PASSED.

    • Miranda Robinson

      Does anybody on the left ever take responsibility instead of placing blame somewhere else? Democratic cities create a mess through Democratic leadership and it’s the states fault for not feeding their addition to spending money they don’t have. This is exactly the problem Newt was commenting on. Those on the left are like alcoholics that won’t admit that they have a drinking problem. Instead they complain that they wouldn’t have a problem if somebody would just provide them with free wine!

    • Guest

      Why the fuck are u yelling?

    • LOUDPROUDRIGHT

      Dearest Dave – where the hell do you thing the ‘money’ comes from…not from a tree but from job creating people who put their arses on the line and their money where their mouth is and hire and pay other people to perform work to sell products that generate tax revenue to hire yo’ ass to fix streets and work at the DMV. Pinhead. Go get educated…then, join in.

    • LOUDPROUDRIGHT

      Every state in AMERICA that is FLOURISHING and has CASH to put on the street for infrastructure and education has REPUBLICAN governor at it’s helm. Do you know what a ‘helm’ is?

    • Anan 7

      Don’t give me that BS. A report just came out here in Philadelphia, PA, where the city and state pay $10,000.00 per year per student, that 3rd graders are reading on a first grade level. Philadelphia has one the highest drop-out rates in the country. Every year the school district cries broke and threatens to not open the schools on time unless they get more money. What a joke. This money isn’t going toward educating the children. It’s going to higher teacher salaries, the teacher’s pensions and their union. Then the Union turns around and gives this money to the Democrat politicians (and the Democratic Party) for their re-election campaigns. It just amazes me how Democrats are voted in every election for that past 50 or so years and the quality of life gets lower and lower. The Democrats and the Unions have killed the cities, not the Republicans, you mindless twit.

      • kimmyincali

        And where do these leftist idiots think the money comes from, when Unions support DemoCRAPS?? MEMBERS!, most who’ve NEVER ok’d the expenditure of MILLIONS to support a candidate. They are basically STEALING to benefit their corrupt motives.

  • dave

    I’m sorry,but when did newt become god and everything he says is absolute truth ?? sorry i don’t have much faith or believe much of what this liar and obvious hard line repub has to say.

    • Jonathan

      It’s easy enough to validate if what he’s saying here is true.

    • Miranda Robinson

      Nobody said he was God nor that everything he says is the truth. He made a simple factual observation that can be verified through a little research. Most likely you take everything coming out of the White House as absolute truth and that can all be verified to be outright lies. You’ll notice that your hero Reich couldn’t refute Newt’s statement.

      • ntubs

        I think there are other petinent issues plaquing American society everyday that can be discussed such as school shooting racism and discrimination and not just being angry about the fact that you do not like the present leader. Please grow-up

        • Giovanni Galtiago

          Yes, we have “petinent” issues that are “plaquing” American society. Perhaps, you can learn to spell … please don’t say it was a typo as the “q” is no where near the “g”.

          Moreover, about what school shooting racism are you speaking? What we have experienced so far are mentally ill people shooting up schools and, the last one, was a committed leftist. Further, perhaps you should think about the fact that 50% of the shootings in the US are gang related and 83% of those murders are black men killing other black men. Yet, you don’t want to face that fact and try to help that community because we will end up identifying liberal policies as the cause.

          Now, perhaps you may want to grow up.
          GG

          PS, if you think America is racist, you are either a child or not very well-traveled or both.

        • AceTrace

          “Please grow-up”
          Ah, I read Miranda’s comment, then read your response. Please take your own advice.

          And, here’s another piece of advice: It is better to remain silent to hide your ignorance, rather than to comment and remove all doubt.

    • Jerry Rotten

      Pick and specific issue about which you think he’s lying, then lay out real exculpatory facts. If you’re not educated on the issue and all you can offer is “when did he become god,” then why do you even post anything?

  • Missourimule

    2 Points:
    First, the Democrats didn’t come in and effect a coup on all these cities — they were elected by the voters of those cities . . . . and unless the voters, themselves, eventually make the connection between (1) the way they vote (2) the people they elect, and (3) the quality of life in their cities, things aren’t likely to change.
    Second, I am beyond tired of Newt Gingrich. He’s brilliant – he can out-debate anyone. He is literally, the “smartest man in the room”. But he wastes our time, because he hasn’t got the temperament to last through a campaign that, in fact, he should be able to win. He’ll get mad – he’ll get his feelings hurt — he’ll pout — he’ll spend time and money destroying his fellow Republicans, rather than using his agile mind to actually bring our government back where it should be.

    • Miranda Robinson

      You’re right that nothing will change until the voters see the correlation. Unfortunately, most of them lack the intellect to make that correlation which is the flaw in the Democratic system in this country. I disagree that Newt wastes our time because he has the nerve to say what needs to be said, and it sometimes given a widely seen platform from which to speak. He’s not going to win any elections, mostly because elections are won by those that make promises that can’t be kept. Elections aren’t won by those that point on what needs to be done for the good of the country.

      • Missourimule

        Miranda, there’s a big part of me that thinks that Newt had no intention or real interest in actually winning the nomination last time around, and that all he wanted was the ‘widely seen platform’ — which he uses to great advantage. But I don’t think he wants to be President . . . . I wish he did.

      • June Maulfair

        That may be changing. Google “Al Sharpton Chicago Town Hall” to see what I mean.

        • Miranda Robinson

          Thanks for the tip. Yes indeed maybe their is some hope for America. Notice though that there was no real media coverage. I think the media are poverty pimps just as is the NAACP and other groups mentioned in the article.

  • http://www.clarencecyoung.com/ Clarence C. Young III

    Know a tree by the fruit it bears. Pardon the pun here….

  • plantalgae

    Please name the cities and the democrats that run them. Thank you.

    • ez

      EVERY MAJOR CITY THAT IS A CENTER FOR POVERTY, please read the article. for example, Wash. DC (I know it is not a city, but…) NYC, Pittsburgh, Detroit, LA, the list can go on and on and on…

      • bdubs

        Last time I checked, New York City has Michael Bloomberg as it’s Mayor. Pretty sure he is a Republican…

        • bigbearsattic

          Bloomberg a Republican.. LOL you are joking…right..

        • June Maulfair

          Yes he switched parties to run. He certainly doesn’t represent Republican values.

        • T95Red

          New mayor in 2014 is a Democrat.

        • AceTrace

          No, nitwit. Bloomberg is an Independent (no party affiliation) and a Nanny-state Liberal.

  • Cliff Williams

    Reich is stuck in the 1950′s USSR. He is so far left he is almost coming around the other side.

  • Joe

    Sweet! Gotta love Gingrich – Hits without gloves on

  • DDofAL

    WHAT IS MOST DISTURBING ABOUT THIS IS THAT SO MANY ARE SO IGNORANT OF WHATS GOING ON –THEY RE-ELECTED THE WORST PRES EVER AND KEEP TURNING A BLIND EYE TOWARD HIS TOTAL LACK OF PROGRESS ON ANY ISSUE. EVEN AS THEY RELEASED A REPORT SAYING THAT THE ECONOMY GREW AT 4% FOR THE THIRD QUARTER –WAIT JUST A MINUTE–IT WILL REVISE DOWNWARD – THE WRONG DIRECTION AS NEARLY EVERY ADMIN’S REPORT HAS HAD TO BE SINCE “O” TOOK OFFICE. THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST ARROGANT INCOMPETENT SELF RIGHTEOUS ADMIN EVER BESIDES THE MOST UNWISE!

    • VL123

      why the fuck are you yelling?

      • DDofAL

        DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT MADE UP COURTESIES ON THE NET–WAS TAUGHT TO PRINT THIS WAY– SO JERK– CLEAN UP YOUR LANGUAGE– STAY RELEVANT-KEEP TO COMMENTING ON CONTENT-OTHERWISE SHOULD YOU WANT TO BE COURTEOUS AS YOU WOULD HAVE ME BE RECALL THE SAYING IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING NICE ABOUT SOME ONE SHUT THE F UP FECES HEAD!! IDIOTS LIKE YOU HAVING NOTHING TO ADD TO THE CONVERSATION SHOULD ONLY IRRITATE THOSE THAT AT LEAST HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY!!!

        • Giovanni Galtiago

          Actually, DDofAl, VL123 is trying to do you a favor despite their coarse language. You may want to consider all-caps as a “made up courtesy” but it is a standard of the internet. You are also not printing but typing so your comment about how you were taught does not make sense.

          So, as much as someone would like to agree with you, your “all-caps” standard is received by us as being written by someone who is yelling and unhinged (i doubt you are either).

          You can choose to ignore basic posting rules, but you will be ignored by most readers. The question is: if you think what you have to say is important and intelligent enough to be shared as widely as possible, will you stop with the all-caps? If it is not important and intelligent, then all-cap away.

          GG

          • DDofAL

            GG OR SHOULD I SAY gg when typeing i’m not too good so usually just leave in caps–appreciate the concern should i only do non-caps as some sites rework the posts that way?

  • Daniel Bradley

    Until we get rid of a hidden electoral college system there will be no fair voting by the people . You want to effect change make all US citizens votes count or give us a true transparent electorate. We have the technology to make every citizens vote count without passing through a middle man . When foreign nationals can vote numerous times without I’D as they have done and will do again then out entire government body is suspect.

    • June Maulfair

      The electoral college is all that keep our presidents from being elected by California and New York. Do you really want them to pick our presidents? I don’t

      • GlassJawn

        So you don’t want each vote to count equally? Sounds like a democracy. Ha!

        • Giovanni Galtiago

          Glass, did we sleep during our civics courses? We have a Republic. We do not have a democracy. Further, the electoral college was designed to protect the smaller states. If it makes you feel all squishy and warm, you can think of it as protecting the minority (population) states from the majority (population) states.

          You do realize that a state is not just a name of a place and that they are entities in themselves. You do realize that you are a citizen of your state and, separately, of the US (I am making an assumption here, but…)

          Liberals are idi0ts,
          GG

  • Kevin

    Democrats are the new world slave owners!!! They continue to ruin America!!!

    • ntubs

      Because they spend a lot to pay the new slaves while the reps. slave owners treated the slaves like animals…

  • atlas007

    Demacoms’ talking points won’t work in 2014 or 2016,. The people have had enough. Go Newt,.

  • AynRandWasRight

    I love Newt and will always hold him in the highest regard for what he did in 1994, which in its own way was as impressive as Reagan winning the presidency. I think he is a rare original thinker in the political realm.

    Having said that, he demonstrates here why Republicans always lose political debates. They concede leftist premises. In this case they concede that “inequality” is a bad thing. Rubbish. Inequality is neither good nor bad – it’s just a result. Government has no business promulgating “equality” except as concerns equal treatment of all citizens under law. The comments section is too short to recount all the reasons equality is a terrible idea, but I strongly recommend an essay entitled “Egalitarianism as a Revolt Against Nature” by Murray Rothbard. Just google it, it’s available free online and there’s an audio version (with an unfortunate robotic voice) on YouTube as well.

  • Andy108

    LOVE Newt. If he didn’t have personal baggage, he’d be President right now.

  • Michael Bowler

    Truth, like freedom, isn’t always pretty…none the less, both are essential to a civil society.

  • jerseydave

    ….and it is by design. Keep people poor, take their opportunity, and teach them the other party is responsible, The more people you can put in such a situation the more power it gives you in elections. Of course one could try to appeal to people by helping them make it, but this seems easier.

    Heck look how many times we hear we’re sticking it to businesses that send manufacturing overseas by raising taxes and regulations on people who manufacture goods here. (Hint: That punishes the people who stay here and hire American workers.)

  • BlackJack Charles

    You idiots forgot to report the rest of the exchange, which was won by Reich:

    “First of all, [former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg] is not a Democrat,” Reich shot back. “What’s happening in America is happening all over America. And it is happening in a way that has to do with the fact that wages, median wages, are going nowhere and rents are going up. And there’s absolutely no response in Washington or elsewhere.”

    “Newt, I’m surprised you are not taking responsibility here,” he concluded.

    • Sarah4Prez

      Before you go calling people names, you should do a little research. Bloomberg is certainly not a conservative! The fact he (had) an R by his name doesn’t mean he isn’t a committed leftist – which he most certainly is. And it might interest you to know that he was a DEMOCRAT before he ran for office and only switched to Republican in 2001 for political expediency. He left the republican party to become an “independent” 2 years later. So in his heart and certainly in his actions – he is a Democrat and a hard left Democrat at that! He only changed briefly to R for political gain.

  • DH6478

    And all the richest cities are Democrat as well. What they forget to mention is those poor democrat cities are in Red States..Way to twist things Newt!

  • invictus2

    Gingrich is a primary carrier of trickle down disease. Justice would be trickling down on him. He’s a hypocrite and misanthrope.

  • VL123

    Too bad Newt couldn’t do this all time. He just whimpered out in the primaries. What a wasted vote. RINO Newt.

  • James Schumaker

    Hogwash. This is an old, but not very effective, debating trick. In logic theory, this is what is called a “correlative-based fallacy” (cum hoc ergo propter hoc) – a faulty assumption that correlation between two variables implies that one causes the other. Gingrich wants us to believe that Democrats cause poverty because every major city run by Democrats is a center of poverty. He might as well say that Democrats cause tall buildings because every major city run by Democrats has tall buildings. In making this fallacious correlation, Gingrich obscures the fact that all top ten major cities in the U.S. are run by Democrats. In fact, you have to go all the way down to number 13 on the list to get to one still run by a Republican mayor. Why is this? Not because big cities are centers of poverty, but because their people, rich, middle class and poor, vote preponderantly for Democrats. Here’s an article that shows the fact that Gingrich is desperately trying to obscure: GOP big-city mayors are a vanishing breed. http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/gop-big-city-mayors-are-vanishing-98539.html

    • Giovannia Galtiago

      “GOP big-city mayors are a vanishing breed”

      Now who is trying to use a correlative-based fallacy. I know, your correlation is based on fact and Newt’s is not, right.

      “cum hoc ergo propter hoc” back at you…

      GG

  • 1JohnMason

    Slave Plantations, like those owned by the Founding Fathers and their ilk, were major centers for abject poverty amid the wealth.

  • Shane Schmidt

    Of course cities cannot influence the economy and its trends the way the federal government can. Gingrich’s convenient conclusion ignores the fact that people in poorer cities are not likely to vote for politicians who do not serve their best interests. Gingrich simply shows here that he can spin a story.

  • FD Brian

    Republicans are very adapt at getting people to vote against their own financial interest in favor of guns, religion and against abortion.

  • Timothy Horrigan

    Has Gingrich released the list of which cities he considers “major” (rather than minor) centers of poverty?

    One city he mentioned by name was New York City, whose current Mayor is a Democrat only in the sense that conservative Republicans hate him. Michael Bloomberg is not in fact a member of the Democratic Party.

    • Timothy Horrigan

      The list of the 10 poorest cities over 250,000 (according to 2012 Census estimates) defining “poorest” as having the highest percentage of the population under the poverty level, is:

      1. Detroit, Michigan 42.3%
      2, Cleveland, Ohio 36.1%
      3. Cincinnati, Ohio 34.1%
      4. Miami, Florida 31.7%
      5. Fresno, California 31.5%
      6. Buffalo, New York 30.9%
      7. Newark, New Jersey 30.4%
      8. Toledo, Ohio 30.1%
      9. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 29.9%
      10. St. Louis, Missouri 29.2%

      Miami actually has an openly Republican Mayor. Fresno (like most cities) has nonpartisan elections, and Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s background gives many clues that she may in fact be a Republican. Toledo has nonpartisan elections, and I was unable to verify that the new Mayor D. Michael Collins is a Democrat. The old Mayor was an Independent.

      At most, only 8 of these 10 cities are under “Democrat control.”

      • BuglessDuster

        The vast majority, in other words.

        • Timothy Horrigan

          In all fairness to Mr Gingrich, I don’t know how he defines “major center of poverty,” I don’t know how he defines “control”, I don’t know how he accounts for cities which have nonpartisan elections, and I don’t even know how he defines “virtually all.” Perhaps 8 out of 10 counts as “virtually all” by his standards.

          The only city Gingrich talks about in the clip is New York City: it’s a wealthy city which, until this morning, has had Republican Mayors continuously since 1994. But even New York City has some infamous slums, and from 2001 till last night, its Republican Mayor was Michael Bloomberg.

          • AceTrace

            You are wrong about NYC. Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat (prior to his time as mayor), then switched parties to become a Republican for political expediency, then switched to Independent. He’s also a Nanny-state Liberal, down to his bone-marrow.

            Now they have elected a far-left Democrat as new mayor: de Blasio. Watch and see how bad things get!

  • dave

    Every day I am amazed at that lack of intellect that (R) demonstrate…. do any of the readers of this site/post understand that enormity of the logical fallacy of Gingrinch’s premise??

  • mwilcox1

    And where were you , ie Mr. Gingrich when Ted Cruz took action against #obamacare ? There are now 3 parties in Congress; Republicans, Obamabots ( Democrats) and Ted Cruz. Sorry Gingrich, but you are just another whiny Republican who doesn`t realize Obama and the Obamabots are out to DESTROY anyone and everyone in his way…. How about Putin as the next Republican Candidate for President ? #makedclisten

  • Thunk on that

    Ha ha! And the panel went on to say that Bloomberg is not a Democrat and a Democrat has not run New York city for 20 yrs. Booyah! Newt can’t just spout off BS and expect the panel to accept it as truth. That only works on Faux News.

  • Anan 7

    Robert Reich is a slimy little liberal troll, who preaches “fairness”. Newt slammed him with a fact that cannot be disputed. Mostly all major cities are run and have been run by Democrats for that past 50 years or so. And all of these cities are always in financial trouble. So I’d like to ask Mr. Reich, how in the world is this the fault of Republicans? Mr. Reich is an idiot plain and simple.

  • Random_acct

    Gingrich is an arrogant blowhard….but he is absolutely right (and is frequently right on other issues as well).

  • Right Wired

    Ha:

  • gtoboomer

    Uh…wait. Every major city with that much poverty is run by Democrats? The leaders were elected, right? The poor vote democratic to get welfare benefits. The Democrats didn’t create the poverty. This statement is backwards….although it may mean that these programs didn’t work, thus continued poverty, and votes for Democrats?

  • 1M1Ucla

    Just like deluded, sadistic cons to purposely mix cause and effect for propaganda purposes. The reason that Democrats run those cities is that the radical right policies perpetuate and exacerbate poverty, and denigrate the poor, non-whites and non-Christians. Not exactly the way to create success and attract voters. That cons systematically work to reduce the ability of those folks to vote expresses their fear of “the other”, and their well-deserved increasing irrelevance. You guys have failed America and Americans over your 40-some years of con ascendency. The best part about cons is they are dying off faster than they are being produced. See ya.

    • AceTrace

      I’m always impressed when a troll uses his ugly mug as avatar. Thanks.

  • surlawda

    right. Bloomberg, that dirty socialist! Giuliani, that rabid communist! That’s tellin’
    ‘em, Newt. (And, smart, to not mention how crappy all the states with Republican governors are doing.)

  • To Post

    Every state that takes more from the Federal Government than it gives in taxes is run by a Republican