February 20th, 2010
06:57 PM ET
8 years ago

Gingrich's warning

(CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday that the left is "antithetical to the survival of America."

"I believe we are now in a struggle over whether or not we are going to save America," Gingrich said. "I believe the radical left is a secular, socialist machine so dedicated to values destructive of America that if it is allowed to remain in power…that machine is antithetical to the survival of America as a prosperous healthy country. "

More of Gingrich's speech after the jump:

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  1. hj

    We have to cut spending and reduce the debt, it has to happen now.

    February 20, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Alex

    Ridiculous! Last time I checked, it was the out of control spending, religious fanatics and war mongering behavior of the so called "conservatives" that was threatening this country and our Constitution. All these right wing nut jobs have left is attacking and threatening fellow Americans who don't think exactly as they do. They sound more and more like Nazis every time they speak.

    February 20, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  3. Tom in Santa Cruz

    These people have gone right past delusional and now dwell in the land of clinical insanity. I can't believe that once respectable public figures would be willing to stand up in front of a camera and say completely insane things that have no resemblance to reality. Man that's some powerful Kool Aid those folks are drinking. I feel sorry for them at this point. Its just pathetic.

    February 20, 2010 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  4. Stop the Nonsense

    And which Jihadist organization is he part of? Oh yes- Conservative Republicans!
    It's this same fear tactic that put the Nazi's in power in 1932 during a financially struggling time.
    The only thing that is dangerous to our survival is the rhetoric of the past few weeks by the zealots that have not learned the art of comprimise and living with others Ideas.
    If you read Hitler's early writings and the writings of the Taliban, you will hear the SAME themes.
    Be careful what you bleive people. "Never again" is trying to take over our government.

    February 20, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  5. Jilli

    Geez, just had a Joseph McCarthy flashback.

    February 20, 2010 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  6. Winkandanod

    In the proud tradition of Jerfferson Davis.

    February 20, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  7. John

    Yep, the radical left is almost as bad as the radical right. Lets hope neither one becomas a majority. But I'm sure the repubs will delcare that Obama is a radical and continue to spread misinformation, lies and fear and distribut the posters with face all painted up like a monster or a nazi. It's ashame that there are so many Americnas that can be swayed by things like that.

    February 20, 2010 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  8. Sherry

    Oh brother.....They will throw any kind of fear and lies to get elected.....They know there are alot of ignorant americans that will believe their hogwash. Obama I beleve kept the country from total collapse that the Bush administration led us into. I sure dont see the recession hurting in my state.....people are out at the malls in droves and out eating in restaurants.... Congestion on the highways......If people are hurting financially they sure arent cutting back on buying gas.

    February 20, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  9. John

    Save America? That's exactly what we are trying to do after 8 years of republican rule.

    February 20, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  10. hampster

    In other words Gingrich is telling the republicans make sure you get a big enough bus to throw all of the poor, disadvantaged and middle class uder. You don't want any of these people to come back at you next election!!!!!

    February 20, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  11. meeee

    "dedicated to values destructive of America" – as opposed to the constructive values from the Bush/Cheney years that put our country in such a strong position, right? Idiot

    February 20, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  12. JonDie

    Gingrich sounds Adolf Hitler giving a speech in 1932 pre-Nazi Germany.

    February 20, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  13. Donkey Party

    Newt, I seriously suggest you watch you words closely. You are inciting your audience to declare war on the Left. I hope your revolt takes foot, so I may legally slaughter as many of you and your ilk as possible when the next Civil War starts.

    February 20, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  14. karl

    aand furthermore, Newt's reference to "secular" should be a MAJOR red flag that he wants the country to be controlled by the religous fundamentalist wackos. .along with the traditional corporations and bankers

    It's HIS vision of America that would finish destroying us

    February 20, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  15. campbell

    These guys amuse me so much.

    February 20, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  16. vs

    Sounds like the speeches that Hitler gave when he declared that any opposition to his version of patriotism was an enemy of the state. America sure needs to wake up to the totalitarian takeover by the likes of goose stepping dittoheads.

    February 20, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  17. paul

    Nice Newt, more fear tactics. Lets scare the hell out of everyone of doomsday scenarios for one reason or another once more, this time its a "socialist takeover!!" give me a break. people with half a brain informed enough to think on their own....come on, America has made it thru so much in its minor near 300 year existence, really? democrats are socialists? give me a break. grumpy old white men.

    February 20, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  18. Vincent Petrosino

    This hypocritical demagogue will say anything for the GOP to regain power. It is the old fear tactics again aimed at the good ole white boy network afraid of losing control. It was the greed of this capitalistic society that landed us at the doorstep of a second great depression. It was the election of a below-average in intelligence commander-in-chief that gave us two wars to fight. What has anyone to fear from the progressive people in this country who are more diversified in origin, education, beliefs and economics than the "conservative" christians? He disappeared at the beginning of the last decade and he needs to disappear again. He is a fraud.

    February 20, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  19. JonDie

    (CNN) – "Fourteen-year-old conservative author and pundit Jonathan Krohn fired up the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday morning."

    The GOP is so sad and pathetic that they are led by 14-year-olds.

    February 20, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  20. lanray

    Amen, Amen, and Amen!

    February 20, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  21. Louis

    Let us not forget Mr. Gingrich's making sure of the "Destruction of America".

    Let us not forget his "Contract ON America" which has so polarized politics that NOTHING can get done for the real Americans in this country who need things to get done so that we can get out of the malaise that the Republican Party created.

    Wasn't the Republican Party who can tax cuts to the wealthy Americans, not once but twice, turning budget surpluses to budget deficits. Wasn't it the Republican Party who started unneccessary wars that are bankrupting this country? Wasn't it the Republican Party that threw BILLIONS of dollars to their corporate buddies because their businesses were deemed "too big to fail"? Or the Republican Supreme Court ruling that corporations are individuals too, which will allow big business and foreign entities to take over our election process? This is just a small list of the sins the Republican Party has been responsible for, yet they seem to have all the answers to everything that ails America these days.

    We don't need the Republicans back in charge of anything unless you want to ensure the destruction of America. They don't even live up to their supposed values of "small government, less taxes, tight national security, moral values, ete". Why should we again trust these folks to be in charge of anything?

    February 20, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  22. Jerry

    Geez. How crazy has America become. The repubs can control the populace by creating an environment of fear. The real terrorist may be in this country and may be hiding in a republican suit.

    February 20, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  23. USMC Mom

    OMG......how much longer do we have to hear this crap! This country seems to be in a constant election mode. Can you people please focus on getting some work done rather than your own freaking ego's!! Your scare tactics are yesterday's news, CPAC. Either get original new thinking or, go home and watch more Faux News. None of you offer solutions....just the same tired rhetoric & lies.

    February 20, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  24. Jon

    The radical left is destroying the country?? HOW...We cant get any legislation through because the party of NO.... I am really sick of hearing that we liberals are socialist anti americans..I AM SICK OF IT... Obama has been in office one year– ONE year and they are acting like he has destroyed America......

    One question....HOW DID WE GET TO WHERE ARE TODAY......2 Wars that were not paid for...Prescription drug progam not paid for and tax cuts ....

    Come on Americans– I might be a huge liberal but I know the truth!!!

    February 20, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  25. Rosemary

    The conservative right wants to turn America into gated communities for the rich, trailer parks for the middle class, and homelessness for the rest.

    Capitalism is another word for Greed Rules!
    A splash of socialism is needed to counter the greed.

    I never hear the conservaties speak to the poor and the growing ranks of the middle class slipping into poverty because the can't afford health with minimum wages jobs.

    February 20, 2010 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
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