"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, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Newt Gingrich on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Newt Gingrich on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Newt Gingrich on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Newt Gingrich on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Newt Gingrich on Joseph Stalin
"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism."
"I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century."
"President Obama is the most successful food stamp president in American history. I would like to be the most successful paycheck president in American history."
"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about."
"We're at the crossroads. Down one road is a European centralized bureaucratic socialist welfare system in which politicians and bureaucrats define the future. Down the other road is a proud, solid, reaffirmation of American exceptionalism."
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