Saturday, November 19, 2011

Newt Gingrich all over the place

The GOP’s latest presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich drew a stark contrast between the Tea Party and Occupy movements at a campaign stop in Jacksonville, Florida yesterday. “I would like everyone in the news media to look at the difference between the destructive, hostile, anti-civilization behaviors of the so-called Occupy Wall Street crowd and the serious studying of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, the federalist papers, and all the things the Tea Party is doing which are constructive, designed to get America back on track,” he declared. “They want to tear down our country, we love our country and we want to rebuild our country. That’s the difference.”
GINGRICH: There is a strain of hostile people on the left organized across the country who believe in trashing things, believe in destroying things. Who do they think paid for the park they are sleeping in? Who do they thing paid for the bathroom they want to use? Who do they think paid for the food they’re eating? America wasn’t created by people who woke up every morning saying, ‘You owe me.’ America was created who woke up every morning and said ‘I’m going to go to work and I’m going to do something positive, and I’m going to contribute.’ I think we ought to confront them head on. [...]

PROTESTER: Mic-Check!

PROTESTERS: Mic-Check!

PROTESTER: The 99 percent…

GINGRICH: Hold On. I want to answer you very directly. There is no such thing in America as 99 percent! We are 100 percent Americans! We are all part of America!”
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