Gingrich jokes about tracking immigrants using mail services
February 11th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
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Gingrich jokes about tracking immigrants using mail services

(CNN) - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich got a good laugh from his audience of conservatives Friday when he ribbed the U.S. government for not using mail services, such as FedEx, to track down the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the nation.

He said the media didn't need to fact check him because he was engaging in "hyperbole."


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  1. once upon a horse

    so in other words the statement made by Newt was "not intended to be taken as factual'. Well most statements from the far right GOP aren't to be taken as factual anyway so what's new?

    February 11, 2012 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  2. ptny

    Seriously, the tracking thing was great. Should have tracked those missing mexican guns that way.

    February 11, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. Just a thought

    Yeah...this charleton would say "...just kidding" but he, the GOP/Republican/Teavangelicals have been a huge joke on this country for entirely too long. We all need to get past this group of un-patriotic americans, make sure to vote them OUT of any form of leadership, and get back to work fixing what still needs to be fixed from our last mistake of electing (or actually the SCOTUS selecting) a Republican President.

    Seriously – Obama 2012

    February 11, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  4. David M.

    The very BEST speech I have EVER seen by a Presidential Candidate. Newt understands the Problems. He has the Plans AND Solutions. He understands the rust and decay thats in D.C. We have Politicians that have a Credit Card and go to Washington...NOT FOR THE PEOPLE....but to get RICH on their way to Retirement. They get JOB security by getting votes from LIBS and listening to the LEFT....These Corrupt Politicians are destroying this Country. The Media Cons and influences your insulting one Candidate and building up the other. Didnt they get the O-BOMB elected? A ROOKIE in D.C.? Wise up America...Vote for the Best LEADER not the ones that put up a show like they have the Perfect Marriage in a world where DIVORCE is 50%..... VOTE AGAINST THE CORRUPT MACHINE....Vote for a person that loves this Country and has made a Verbal Contract with America...A History Professor with a Dream Team... VOTE NEWT 2012

    February 11, 2012 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. David M.

    VOTE for the ONE that KNOWS how to WORK with the other side....... to get things DONE....VOTE NEWT 2012

    February 11, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  6. Mikey

    CPAC. The only large public event where you could have a forum on the failure of multiculturalism with two White Nationalists on the panel. This is a disgrace. What is the alternative to multiculturalism? Segregation? Unbelievable. This is you modern conservative movement in the United States. This is a integral part of the modern GOP.

    February 11, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  7. Larry in Houston

    @ptny – That's why Holder should have been fired – If I was Holder's Boss – I would have told him to bend over & touch his toes, and kicked him so hard he would have been sent flying out the door, then I would tell him, "Your Last Paycheck will be sent to you by postal mail"

    February 11, 2012 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  8. Wvazoe

    Many a truth is said in jest.

    February 11, 2012 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. Thomas

    He so funny !

    And out of TOUCH .

    February 11, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  10. T'sah from Virginia

    ►@David M.◄

    Wow, NEWTron will be pleased to know that YOU are endorsing him. Too bad it's not going anywhere!! ginGRINCH and his Third First Lady will never have a residence in the White House!!!

    Obama 2012!! Now THAT"S an endorsement that will carry beyond November 6, 2012!!!

    February 11, 2012 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. diridi

    GOP idiots are nothing but CULT....

    February 11, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  12. Namejkane fl

    If you don't want your families deported and soc sec Medicare , medicade food stamps and other social programs cut by the republican extremest clowns, vote for the DEMS!!!!

    February 11, 2012 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. Charlie in Maine

    If you really want to find someone get the student loan people on the case. They can find anyone anywhere. Also we should put Mattel in charge of port security. Have you ever tried to get a toy out of their packaging? Fort Knox is a pushover compare to unwrapping "Barbie's fun house and accessories.

    February 11, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  14. Rudy NYC

    All mail services, public and private, companies put customers on notice that suspicious packages can and will be opened for inspection. It is on the form you fill out and sign whenever you send a package. If something is found to be amiss, law enforcement is notified. The lawsuit that was filed on behalf of the two immigrants is frivilous.

    February 11, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  15. once upon a horse

    @ David M...
    If your case is true then tell WHY it's his own party that is so worried about him than the Democrats are? The "angry white male" act is only going to go so far in the 2012 election and Newt's act at lashing out at the "evil left wing media" and blaming everyone but himself for his shortcomings is beyond old. Then again perhaps you would like to be one of the new citizens of our 52st state on the moon he was talking about. Just saying...

    February 11, 2012 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  16. zenmunk

    Yet one more tool to help educate people about the candidates based on their RECORDS, not what a biased media wants you to believe:

    election4uspresident2012 dot weebly dot c o m

    Please use it. Thanks!

    February 11, 2012 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. LawrenceAZ

    Great joke, Newt! Maybe a career in stand-up comedy after the primaries?

    February 11, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. Data Driven

    Wow. You're a real scream, Newt.

    February 11, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |