February 20th, 2010
06:57 PM ET
4 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. Dan Holiday

    And Newt is right. The progressive liberal agenda is so anti-American it makes me sick. All they want to do is destroy this country and it is becoming more and more apparent each and every day. Just look at the health care bill. It is so unpopular that even many democrats do not want to be a part of it. Obama asked the GOP to become involved...meaning that he will have them on T.V. to OK the democrat health care bill and nothing else. There is no working with the GOP on this. They do not want the GOP input at all. They want their bill and only their bill. They are going as far as to marry this thing into a budget measure so that they only need a simple majority to pass it. They do not care if people want it...all they want to do is pass it no matter what. They are evil people on par with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Kim Jung Il. Vote them out before it is too late.

    February 20, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  2. Donkey Party

    You Righties are picking a dangerous fight. The MAJORITY of American voters elected Barack Obama as our President. While we are not pleased with his kid-gloves approach to the GOPPERS, we still support him, as a MAJORITY. So if your little radical fundamentalist Neo-Cons want to rumble, then by all means, BRING IT ON LOSERS!

    February 20, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  3. Tim

    He is talking like the left is an enemy. Why is political talk going down this road "the sky is falling" Newt Gingrich is a hypocrite. He led the attempted impeachement of former president Clinton because of a personal issue all the while he was having an affair at the same time he later admitted. Instead of attacking the left, he should be talking about solutions on healthcare, budget, etc.

    February 20, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  4. Robert

    We must never forget why Newt was removed as Speaker of the House and what was found guilty of.

    February 20, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  5. Sharon

    Correction on my statement about Homeland Security and the President feels should have been phrased-Homeland Security and this President feel any opposition to President Obama-is a threat to National Security!

    February 20, 2010 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  6. Anonymous

    well, the left feels the same way about Gingrich.

    February 20, 2010 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  7. Charlie Brown

    Amazing the how republicans are able to get away with so much hyperbolic nonsense. What's so sad, however, is that people still buy into all this fear mongering crap.

    All of this is reminiscent of Nazi Germany and how Hitler, through fear, was able to come to power. Sad!

    February 20, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  8. Shawn

    Didn't the republican party have a whole eight years to get conservative? I mean, look at where we're at because of them. It's a mess. Fortunately we still have a fairly good credit rating because OTHER people were actually conservative. It wasn't the republican party. They gave out billions to banks with the bailout. They spent billions overseas and we've seen absolutely NO return on that. Health care spun so far out of control and it's anyone's guess if we'll crawl out of that mess. They borrowed from social security. They let the country get into a mess of childhood obesity. They gave tax breaks to big oil and investment companies that artificially drove up the price of oil. They took our constitutional freedoms away in the name of "security" and "terrorism". Free people don't do that!!!!!

    On a daily basis the republican party points to the constitution, taxes, conservative spending, drug reform, homosexuality being evil, abortion being evil,... Yet on a daily basis they get caught in public bathrooms trolling for gay sex, spend like it's not their money, get caught for illegal prescription drugs and don't have the capacity to care about the children being born into this world or what happens to them after they are born.

    Nearly ever liberal I know owns a gun. We don't oppose gun rights. We want our tax dollars to go to us. NOT TO CORPORATIONS. We want the double standards to disappear in drug reform. Don't tell us not to smoke pot and then get loaded on prescription drugs and feed them to children like candy...and then tell us you're afraid of kids being on drugs.

    When the best the Republican party can get is Sara Palin and 14 year old kid to speak on serious issues ..... Really? Who should we really be afraid of? Seriously!

    I'm a small business owner and we've been suffering on and off since the day we landed in Iraq. It hasn't been easy for us at all. Now the republican party want's to talk "Main Street America"? You've ripped us apart. You've dolled out billions to big business and nothing to us yet we pay huge taxes and the largest sums for health insurance premiums for our employees. Now you want to act like the Obama plan on health care is going to sink us. No it isn't. It's going to level the playing field when jumbo stores like Walmart HAVE TO pay for health care so it doesn't come out of the pockets of small businesses and the common tax payers. They don't pay for that. When those people making minimum wage go to the hospital emergency room it comes out of our pockets because companies like Walmart don't and WONT pay them enough to get it themselves.
    Those are real jobs! There will always be people needed to fill those positions so do tax payers foot that bill or does it come from the pockets of the family that has five people in the top ten richest people on the planet in the Forbes list? Do we just let it go and let companies like Walmart sink companies (read: "Main Street America") that care about employees and become a Walmart nation like a bunch of third world financial dictators... or do require social responsibility in capitalism which is NOT the same as socialism.

    You people are so out touch with the common man it's criminal. It's like an anti trust political system against hard working Americans that you're trying to push. It's a war against Main Street America that the republican party is pushing. You are pushing a system of financial dictators. The only conservative part is hoarding the money from our tax dollars and spending on big business and giving NONE of it back to us in any form be it for today or the future of our children.

    February 20, 2010 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  9. Sue

    And I believe that the CPAC crowd, the far right wing and those republicans who refuse to disown comments that they spew are going to bring down this country. All that they know how to do is spread hate, anger, lies, and tear the country apart.....
    This behavior should NOT be rewarded at the ballot. Instead, there should be no republicans voted in until they learn how to work TOGETHER, for the good of the country. ENOUGH of this nonsense.

    February 20, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  10. valwayne

    Its sad that Gingrich is right. We thought we when we elected Barack Obama that we were electing a celebration of American Values. Instead we got the man who sat in Rev Wright's church for 20 years nodding in agreement as every American value we love was condemned and ridiculed. "G.D. America"!! President Apology! We should have elected Hillary and now we have to pay for our mistake! How quickly we correct our mistake will determine how long we have to pay, and whether our children will still be paying after us??? We can restore balance in Nov!!!!!

    February 20, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  11. Kurt Funke

    Gingrich is like the rest of the CPAC. They're nuts! They want to vilify any who believes in the progressive agenda. Apparently we are all Marxists now! After only one year of the Obama presidency they have proven to be the ultimate hypocrites, as they are willing to wish, and work for this country's failure instead of "putting the country first" and seeking to find common ground and pass legislation with compromise as its hallmark. It would restore my faith in our system if moderate Repubs would start vocal effort to take their Grand Ole Party back.

    February 20, 2010 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. Gil Oberdas

    And the right is a threat for militarism, helping the rich only, for co-porations and big business. They are the biggest threat to this country and they are soon going to be wearing brown shirts. Loyalty oath included! Scary!

    February 20, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  13. Fed Up

    Actually, I worry about the radical right as much as I worry about the radical left.

    I have no use for either one, nor do I have much inkling to vote for any incumbent.

    February 20, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  14. RemainCalm

    The “leaders” featured at the Conservative Political Action Conference included Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, John Ashcroft, Sarah Palin, and Tim Pawlenty. Even Wanderin’ Mark Sanford stopped by. This is it? This is as good as conservative leadership gets anymore?

    February 20, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  15. Smollman

    The only thing that is antithetical to america, is the fact that we have all these politicians who fight each other, name call each other, call each other out, slam one another over every little thing, and NOTHING gets done. The only people who get hurt are the common working people, who make this country possible, and it is them who is getting stepped on. If politicians actually worked together instead of against each other, so much more would get done. Its a wonder why the rest of the world thinks we are a joke.

    February 20, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  16. John

    I agree about the radical left, but I would also say the same thing about the radical right.

    February 20, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  17. Thank you Massachusetts

    Newt is correct.

    February 20, 2010 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  18. methuselah

    Conservatives suffer from such a profane virus of hatred that they will do anything to make sure the entire world is as white and safe as they think they are. Gingrich is a pathetic chump who needs to retire to the pages of history. Conservatives, you are the antithesis of all that is great in this country. You want to keep blacks 2/5ths a human being, keep all hispanics out of your lily white America. You want your imagined "good old days" that never existed.

    February 20, 2010 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  19. Steve

    Thanks Newt for being a voice for reason.

    February 20, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  20. Angel

    It's too bad that the republicans are busy trying to win back the house and senate and not working with the President to get things done.

    February 20, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  21. Ron

    Wow, more fear mongering, as if anyone could fore see this!
    So, the 'left' is a threat to the U.S. Talk about kettle and pot. This is exactly why I voted Democrat this last election. The GOP like to bed the RR so there is no way I would want to live in a fascist country under these two groups.

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross" Sinclair Lewis.

    February 20, 2010 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  22. leon pa

    You have to be kidding me!!!!!!!!!

    February 20, 2010 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  23. JD

    Like we were sound and any healthier when the right was in control.

    February 20, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  24. Kate

    Newt...don'you remember it was the republicans under GW and his policies that nearly destroyed America. He spent $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ with a blank check to spend on wars which is why our children and grandchildren will be paying for for years to come. You DO have a short memory or being plain stupid. What is antiethical about wanting to help people our of the muck GW and his republican friends got us into?

    February 20, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  25. secular guy

    I was under the impression that we have a separation of religion and state in this country which would make us SECULAR.... by calling the left secular and antithetical to America Gingrich is being a complete tool! Keep your bible off my constitution!

    February 20, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
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