February 20th, 2010
06:57 PM ET
12 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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    I would like Newt to tell me whether its only the far right`s views that are considered American. Pure crap.

    February 20, 2010 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  2. ESM

    Yeah, we really need to get back to those core Republican values of pandering to corporations and the elite instead of trying to help the whole of the people of America. Apparently nowadays, caring for your fellow man makes you non-American and an evil socialist.

    February 20, 2010 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  3. lstro

    Do not be fooled by these people. They pertend to care about this country but do the exact opposite of what is needed to bring the country together to solve its problems. They are the party of No because its their way or no way. This is not the democracy the founders of this great country had in mind. The worst thing voters could do is bring back the party that got us in this situation in the first place. Do not believe their continuous lies.

    February 20, 2010 11:31 pm at 11:31 pm |
  4. Han G Thesobs

    Don't ya love it when lies are able to be told long enough and repeated enough that reporters don't CHOKE and laugh until they pass out?

    The TWICE wife cheater, ethics challenged, co-creator of the Contract ON America in 95 that LED EXACTLY to the mess we're in right now, now wants to be President? Yeah! Let's elect a "Newt"! Or will he run as Newton Leroy, his REAL name? His mother was 15 when married, 16 when "her "Newt" was born. A Ph.D. in Modern European History. He was against Republicans Dan Crane and Gerry Studds for their roles in the Congressional Page sex scandal, he was kinda quiet during the latest Republican PAGE SEX/wife cheating/using government funds for personal use, perversion, & hiding PERVERTS SCANDALS. Maybe because he was caught in many of the SAME scandals?

    I guess if you want the REST of the snakes to rally behind you, you have to be nice to them!

    Is he really a bright guy? He told a room full of reporters that he forced the shutdown of the US government because Clinton had rudely made him and Bob Dole sit at the back of Air Force One..

    On January 21, 1997, the House voted overwhelmingly (395 to 28) to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich for ethics violations dating back to September 1994. (Republicans CONTROLLED COngress) The house ordered Gingrich to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House's 208-year history it had disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing.[16] Eighty-four ethics charges, were filed against Speaker Gingrich during his term, including claiming tax-exempt status for a college course run for political purposes.

    Gingrich LEFT Congress, after winning re-election, and 1 all but 1 charges was dropped & the $300,000 fine was paid. Commenting on his departure, Gingrich said, "I'm willing to lead but I'm not willing to preside over people who are cannibals. Who were the Cannibals that were trying to get RID of Gingrich? Steve Largent of Oklahoma(FAR-RIGHT, left & was unsuccessfull at Gov race), Lindsey Graham( BIG ?) of South Carolina(home to MANY self-rightious religious political wife cheaters" and sinners) and Mark Souder('06 Bush Drug CZAR(actual name)(Drug Czar when Afghan heroin increased to 95% of world supply) of Indiana. They soon gained the support of the four Republicans who ranked directly below Gingrich in the House leadership—Dick Armey-(Quit Congress- Ethics-Now funds Tea-Party) Tom DeLay(Ethics Violations- Can't dance w/the stars), John Boehner(complaining of 1-140 Obama Ambush @ Rep Retreat) of Ohio, and Republican Bill Paxon of New York(left to run Bush2 campaign)

    Please! DO!

    February 20, 2010 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  5. E.J.in Tacoma

    We need to save this country from far RIGHT wing extremest like Mr. Gingrich who preach false propaganda and try to insight his followers to riotous conditions. He sounds unethical and and extremely hypocritical like most so called conservatives these days preaching one thing and doing another.
    E.J. in Tacoma

    February 20, 2010 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  6. A keen observer

    One of the largest threats to the survival of the United States in not radical socialist liberals but Newt Gingrich and his Teabagger friends and the Grand Old Pervert party. Newt and his ilk care nothing for the country, they care only about power and control.

    Look at how well Gingrich ran the House of Representatives when he was Speaker. Power went to his head and he made mistake after mistake, finally resigning in disgrace. His biggest hypocricy was impeaching Clinton while he himself was cheating on his wife. He is just a typical "family values" Republican who cannot resist screwing around on his wives.

    February 20, 2010 11:37 pm at 11:37 pm |
  7. MN Lib

    Typical conservative base-cry. If you say something is wrong with the america or identify yourself as a lib, then you hate America and have nothing better to do than to destroy the country you live in. Say something new, Newt.

    February 20, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  8. Terry - Indiana

    So lets see. Gingrich and the Republicans view average Americans, those just trying to get ahead, as antithetical. Well, the definition of antithetical is: "being as different as possible ". So, modern society, hell bent to chase a materialistic view, i.e., my BMW is faster than your Prius, views anyone who does not want the big house, the BMW, the Country Club Membership, and of course the private schools, as the demon that is out to destroy the capitalistic way of life in these United States. Does anyone really by this crap?

    February 20, 2010 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  9. New Yorker

    Says the man that divorced his wife while she was being treated for cancer. How can you listen to anyone named "Newt?"

    February 20, 2010 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  10. Phillipa

    Interesting choice of words, Mr. Gingrich.

    I would say that it's people like yourself who are trying to destroy America, by causing deeper divisions, inciting anger and possibly violence, and obstructing positive change.

    The Left is America's only hope. You have already proven yourself not to care about America, but rather, only yourself and your own pathetic political survival.

    Get out of the way of the change we need. We don't want to go back to the 90s when you were one of the people that started ruining American politics.

    February 20, 2010 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  11. suse

    Gringrich is dangerous and a rabble rouser as well as a hyprocrite.He was responsible for attacking President Clinton for Monica while Gringrich was having an affair at the same time outside his marriage.
    While his first wife was recovering from surgery he told her, while she was in the hospital that he wanted a divorce. It was on his watch that the Republicans wasted time and effort on a stupid effort to impeach Clinton. That was dangerous for our country, Clinton was still able to govern but with one hand behind his back. Gringrich was responsible for much of the hyper parterianship..look at t.his speech when our country needs to be united with all the problems we inherited from the diasterous years under 'Bush who did not pay for two wars, the prescription benefit and tax cuts that put our country in debt for years to come. Gringrich as a lot of nerve and is dangerous. It is bad news for our country that he has come out of his hole

    February 20, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm |
  12. Albert R. K. . L.A., CA

    "socialist machine?" socialism is a system of government without a free market syatem. All such systems of government began whrn a Capitalist system goes so out of control that all the wealth of the middle and lower class has been taken by the rich and ends in a socialist revolution. The New Deal was an attempt by Democrats to save us from that fate by placing regulations on Wall Street, and a chance for labor to bargain with corporations but the corporations went global and took America's economy with them. Now here we are again in the biggist greed mess since the Great Depression.

    The rift between Democrats and Republicans lies in the reading of the Congressional duty to provide for the general welfare of the nation in Article 1, sec.8, of the Constitution. Democrats read it to include health, public education, social security and police on Wal Street to protect 'We the People.". Republicans read it only as a way to tax all to protect their wealth with a tax supported military, police, courts, and prisons and they see any tax supported program not protecting their wealth as, “socialism” and “big government.” Republicans are dreaming and if they have it their way and allow the global corporate mob to continue taking the wealth of the middle class they will lead our country into a socialist revolution.

    February 20, 2010 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  13. WAHEID

    We liberals feel the same about the radical right: CPAC's values may be the values of the Republican Party, but they are not the values of the U.S. and they certainly are not the values of the founding fathers. What these pseudo-patriots forget is that the people who founded this country were liberals. The conservatives wanted nothing to do with revolution. If the conservatives would have had their way, we would be paying homage to the British crown and our capital would be in London.
    Note Gingrich's mention of a prosperous nation. There is nothing wrong with prosperity, but there is far more to America's values than making money. In any case, consider what the efforts at prosperity have done to the country in the past several years.

    February 21, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  14. Preston kk

    Pkm why are there only rups on this list same old faces more fox cronies

    February 21, 2010 03:20 am at 3:20 am |
  15. carmilla

    gingrich is right.obama and this libergl democrat administration in washington are going to destroy the great free country we love America.obama is a socialist and a liberal,he has a dangerous and bad agenda for america.this year 2OlO the gop are going to take the house are going to start taking washington back,in 2Ol2 there going to blow washington wide open and go full force and take the white house back,just maybe we will have a new party an independent who knows.even a moderate or a conservitive rebulican would be better than whats in there now.we are cleaning the house starting this year.

    February 21, 2010 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
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