NEWT GETRICH, INC.: "Paul Ryan's Plan, "Right wing Social Engineering""

By the Left Coast Rebel

The has-been, double-chinned Jabba-the-Hut-lookalike, serial-adulturering statist RINO known as Newt Gingrich was on Meet the Press yesterday, Lonely Conservative fills us in on the surrounding controversy:

Newt Gingrich appeared on “Meet the Press” this morning and slammed Paul Ryan’s budget plan for Medicare reform, calling it “radical.” If that’s not bad enough, he went on to say he favors an individual mandate. He also spouted talking points straight out of the Democrat play book, saying he would root out “waste, fraud and abuse” in the system.
Video of his appearance:

I recall back in the day progressives using the endearing "Getrich" term for New Gingrich as he used his post-1990s Congress notoriety to sell books and brand himself, laughing all the way to the bank.

I think the term Getrich is more apt for his presidential run -- laugh along and follow the money as Getrich Inc. "runs" for president.

How cynical is it to screech "right wing social engineering" regarding Paul Ryan's Roadmap plan?

We can rest assured that this stupidity from Gingrich will now be featured going forth, "so radical that even Newt Gingrich says so..." will be heard over and over during the 2012 season.

With cons like this, who needs statist liberals?

I wish I could take my vote back in RightKlik's RINO elimination 2012 election poll (I voted for Huntsman but it was a tough choice with so many terrible choices).

Via Memeorandum.

Updated: Weekly Standard's John McCormack catches Getrich in a bald-faced lie:

Gingrich's disavowal of Ryan's Medicare reform comes just a few weeks after he told Time's Jay Newton-Small that he would have voted for it:

The former speaker sang Ryan’s praises for being a “brave” “man of ideas,” like Gingrich himself.

“But would you have voted for Ryan’s plan?” I pressed.

“Sure,” Gingrich replied.

“Do you think it would actually save the health care system?”

“No, I think it’s the first step,” Gingrich said. “You need an entirely new set of solutions.”

But hours after Gingrich said on April 20 that he would have voted for Ryan's plan, he wrote in a Facebook post that he's interested in making a significant tweak to Ryan's Medicare reform: "allow seniors to choose, on a voluntary basis, a more personal system with greater options for better care."

Read the rest.

Updated x2: Does Paul Ryan read LCR? This sure sounds like the line above, "with cons like this, who needs statist liberals?"

From The Hill (emphasis mine):

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a swipe Monday at Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich after the former House Speaker criticized hiss proposed Medicare reforms.

"With allies like that, who needs the left?" Ryan told guest host Raymond Arroyo on conservative talker Laura Ingraham's radio show.

Good for him to call him out immediately like this.


  1. here's the problem, LCR....Newt and the others of his ilk DON'T Want To Cut Spending if they can at all help it!

    In 1991, Newt (and some other 'leaders') of the GOP in the House fought hard against the $500 billion 'Cut Spending First' spending reduction package put out by John Kasich and Alex McMillan and 15 out of the 16 GOP Members of the House Budget Committee.

    all 100% spending tax hikes.

    Newt fought against it vigorously in the GOP Conference as did Dick Armey. Armey later apologized and said it was the right thing to do. Newt never did.

    Newt honestly believes, along with now-departed Jack Kemp that all we gotta do is 'grow our way' out of our fiscal problems. They don't care if SS or Medicare or Medicaid are fundamentally flawed and due for extinction just by simple math and demographic growth.

    If I heard this once, I heard it 1000 times while on Capitol Hill from 1985-1995: 'All we gotta do is have 5+% economic growth per year and everything will be rosy!

    (one guy, Kemp, actually said one time in a meeting that 'if we cut the capital gains tax far enough, we can get rid of unwanted pregnancies and abortion forever!' Maybe that was a slip of the tongue...but I remember asking someone next to me if I had heard what I had just heard and he nodded and said softly: 'Sadly, yes, you did)

    we would have to have economic growth of 10% per year for a long, long time to out-run the current iteration of SS and Medicare.

    That won't solve our problems. Spending reductions and programmatic reforms will.

  2. These guys (no spending reductions, tax cuts all the time) are just as wrong, and just as bad for the country as the Democrats, Frank. The dynamic that you speak of may have "worked" for decades but those times are over. We cannot "grow" ourselves out of the predicament that we are in, as you know the numbers are far too large.

  3. I have to wonder, if there is something in the water that has this affect on the politicians of the North-east...

  4. High levels of mercury, socialism and eiltisim, John...

  5. Newt is a Southerner...right from outside of Good Old Atlanta....


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