October 2nd, 2009
01:56 PM ET
5 years ago

Gingrich hits Obama over Olympics

Gingrich is taking aim at Obama on Twitter.
Gingrich is taking aim at Obama on Twitter.

(CNN) - Former House Speak Newt Gingrich is taking aim on Twitter at President Obama over Chicago's loss in its bid to host the 2016 Olympics:

@newtgingrich Somehow charm and oratory dont seem to work in foreign affirs but historians have warned that foreign policy is different than campaigning

@newtgingrich President Eisenhower had a rule that Presidents of the United States went to the meetings after success had been assured

@newtgingrich President Obama fails to get the Olympics while unemployment goes to 9.8% Iran continues nuclear program. America needs focused leadership


Filed under: Newt Gingrich • President Obama
soundoff (335 Responses)
  1. urbigguy

    Why is it that the only people who bring up George Bush's name in relation to failure are the people on the right? I haven't seen one comment from anyone on the left about George's failures, and he had many, LOL

    October 2, 2009 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  2. Alec Nguyen

    Despite the problems Mr. Gingrich's had, he's right this time on President Obama for being everywhere and all over the place. Our President needs to be a more focused.

    October 2, 2009 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. proud dem in nc

    Newt, You had your chance years ago and blew it. You are a washed-up, womanizing, hypocrite. Nobody but Fox Noise gives a **** what you say. They are the only news station that gives you a podium so you can spew out your hate, venom and bigotry. Please, please shut up, fat man.

    October 2, 2009 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  4. Tracy-Oakley

    Newt..Jealousy is such an ugly thing!!

    October 2, 2009 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. ICARE

    I rather see the President of this country smile around the world and shake hands then dropping off bombs, anytime :)

    October 2, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  6. infidel

    Newt is right Obama needs to focus his efforts at home. We have massive unemployment, we have a Heath Care crisis, and we are fighting wars on three fronts Iraq, Afghanistan and the Republican Party.

    October 2, 2009 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  7. Anita

    Where has he been? in another planet? I wonder where he thinks this high unemployment came from? he is out of touch with reality! You need to zip it ! go away!

    October 2, 2009 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  8. TwittThis!!!

    Gingrich is taking aim at Obama on Twitter.
    How About this Newt
    Dead Beat Dad
    Family Value
    Pressing Wife for Divorce in the Hospital
    Bounced 22 Checks
    Draft Dodger
    Now Shut the H_LL UP

    October 2, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  9. Kent in CA

    Hey Newt, have you prayed for youe former wife lately, asking forgiveness? Where is your priority Newt?
    You have no right to pass judgment on anyone, after what you did.

    October 2, 2009 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  10. Petena

    Newt a real inspiration! At least the President gave it a try. More than what George would have done. In life, you have to, at least, try. And just remember, you have to fall before you can get up. Seems all the Republicans want to do is criticize the President for everything he does. Hell, he can't even talk to students, take his wife to a show, try to bring in new jobs, provide the America people with health care, etc. I always tell my students to try and if you don't succeed the first time, try the second, third, etc. Keep trying but don't give up.

    October 2, 2009 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
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