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

Gingrich hits Obama over Olympics

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/02/art.newttwitter.cnn.jpg caption="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. The Chicagoan

    Disgusting! Why is this being made out to be the President's failure? This is shameful.

    October 2, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  2. Nothing 'Stand Up' about Sen John Ensign (R-NV)

    Within 50 years after his passing, Newt Gingrich will be remembered by historians as the person who was most individually responsible for having started the process of corrupting polical discourse in the United States and for having turned debates in a great super power into a circus.

    Americans must reject Gingrich and all those who followed him and who are still introducing so much vileness and sleaziness into our political discourse, before they do any more harm to our country and everything that has made it great.

    October 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Anna

    Newt Gingrich is an evil man. His insides are made of pure poison, hate and malice. Karma comes around and will be his downfall one of these days. All evil comes to an end.

    October 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  4. arch

    He looked really bad with this failure. He only thinks of himself. They were out in the first ballot. He has such an ego that he probably thought it was in the bag because he went over. So much money was spent on this piece of junk of a trip. Why do the people of America have to pay for all of his buddies to fly over! Only one person was needed to go and even then they could have done it by teleconference. Newt needed to go a step further with talk about leadership! He needed to state that we have no leadership in the wh. This man that was elected tries to micromanage everything and fails every time! He is not a leader. He is more of a follower or a puppet. Who is the puppeteer? With hope we will only have him for one term.

    October 2, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. m jeff

    Newt is an idiot.

    October 2, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. Hector from Canada

    Ideologues don't miss opportunity to critizise, but do not say anything positive or indicate what to do to improve theeconomy or others aspects of the economic situation os USA.. Poor loosers, mainly this one.

    October 2, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  7. Rick

    Newt: Just great to read your crap from the side lines! NO involvement, just shoot from the hip. NO electorate to deal with, JUST SHOOT FROM THE HIP! Gee, Newt, see anything WRONG with this type of political crap? NO? Guess that just totally sums up your input!

    October 2, 2009 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. jon from FL

    And this is why Newt is as much of a joke as his name is. The fact that these so-called politicians are taking "action" via Twitter, Facebook, etc, is just hilariously pathetic.

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  9. Billy

    Doesn't Newt have a party with porn industry leaders to go to?

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    Partisanship aside, you have to question this particular leadership decision. I understand the sentiment would change if the result was different. However, his input thus far has been miniscule regarding the pending healthcare legislation, which will have dire consequences if written poorly.

    Perhaps it's time to spend a full week in the Oval Office...

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  11. Randolph Carter, the real enemy of humanity

    "Somehow charm and oratory dont seem to work in foreign affirs...."

    But aparently unilaterally invading countries that never attacked us in search of increased corporate profits works just fine. Have a nice day!

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  12. Tim in NC

    ...and aside from posing with Al Sharpton on a couch (a pathetic political stunt given your record on Education), what good have you tried to do for America recently.

    All you have done is engage in the same tactics to "tear down" the President of the United States that you so vigorously protested against when used against your candidates and YOUR President.

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Pete

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

    Hey Newt, Eisenhower also warned about the Military-Industrial Complex.

    October 2, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    You mean focused leadership like invading a country over lies, ignoring the constitution and installing torture as mainstream military practice?

    October 2, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  15. Nate

    Wow, he went there with the deck stacked against him to try to bring the games here. WHAT A CRIME! I mean there's no way he was able to handle other business on Air Force One, that would be just crazy. Had he not gone, he would have gotten bashed, so I commend him on trying. Also please note the sarcasm.

    October 2, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  16. Al-NY,NY

    Thanks for nothing Newtie. Now go back into your hole and stay there. No one is interested in anything you have to say.

    October 2, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Nate

    GW probably would have added the IOC and Brazil to the Axis of Evil after this ruling.

    October 2, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  18. Preco

    Yes Newt, are you suggesting "subtle con" – the award type to Porn houses and whoremongers?

    Your method seems to work as you are able to succesfully con $5000 from unsuspecting "Adult entertainment enterprenuers" looking for conservative seal of approval from you.

    October 2, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. JP

    Obama put his best foot forward. Wakeup Gingrich! We like the president who works not just takes credit for others success. I am sure the whole GOP was praying that Chicago lost the bid.

    JP

    October 2, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  20. ender

    I dont know if you folks will post this due to the language but I just HAVE to say it.

    Gringrich is such bitch.

    October 2, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  21. probama in paradise

    Oh, Shut up, Gingrich–you and your right wingnut hypocrite buddies need to find a cause to celebrate instead of knocking the current president down–

    October 2, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  22. Who is this moron?

    Newt Gingrich? Who the hell is he, anyway? Why should anybody give a damn what this discredited, amoral, preening narcissist?

    October 2, 2009 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. S M R

    If "charm and oratory don't seem to working for Foreign Affairs",What is (your way) Newt? Invade them? bomb them?Waterboard them?Wiretap them?

    October 2, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. What's newt?

    Newt: Somehow charm and oratory haven't worked for you but historians have warned that hot air always rises.

    Americans: For 2012, remember that in another place and another time this guy would wear a brown shirt.

    October 2, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  25. Cleatus

    If he only had some wood to chop

    October 2, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
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