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Newt Gingrich Calls Romney’s ‘Gifts’ Comment ‘Nuts’

Gingrich Blasts Romney's 'Gifts' Comment

Newt Gingrich has called Mitt Romney‘s now notorious “gifts” comment “nuts,” adding , “I mean, first of all, it’s insulting.” The former House Speaker made the comments on ABC on Sunday.

Gingrich was referring to comments Romney made that suggested he lost the election because President Barack Obama offered “gifts” to minorities and young voters, reports CNN. In response, Gingrich stated:

“The job of a political leader in part is to understand the people. If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people, we’re not going to win.”

The former speaker of the House who ran for the GOP nomination himself is not the only Republican to attack Romney either, as Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal made his own comments this week.

Jindal stated that a winning strategy does not involve “insulting [voters] and saying their votes were bought.” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) agreed, adding , “rhetoric like this keeps digging a hole for the Republican Party.”

Yahoo! News adds that Newt Gingrich was initially “dumbfounded” by Obama’s victory in the election, but the disbelief quickly turned into disappointment with the campaign’s analysis. Gingrich added when speaking about Romney’s “gifts” statement:

“I’m very disappointed with Governor Romney’s analysis, which I believe is insulting and profoundly wrong. First of all, we didn’t lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts. He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos. This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America — they ain’t into gifts.”

Gingrich went on to say that, if Romney’s “gifts” comment were true, the Republican should have had his donors go “town-by-town and said, ‘Come here, let me give you gifts. Here are Republican gifts.’ An elephant coming in with gifts on it.”

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53 Responses to “Newt Gingrich Calls Romney’s ‘Gifts’ Comment ‘Nuts’”

  1. Julie Blanchard

    What…Accusing Obama of winning because he offered gifts to minorites and young voters…That's totally nuts…I call it a sore loser running on fumes.

  2. Michael Keeler

    Actually he did. Obama even had advertisements on the spanish soap operas for food stamps. Wake up, people. We're a decaying society and a spoiled nation full of endless entitlements and limitless rights. We're the country of handouts, and it will be our downfall.

  3. Tony McCleary

    As long as you have ann coulter, michele bachman, rush limbaugh, paul ryan, and the rest of those nuts on the right you ain't going to win diddley.

  4. Anonymous

    –Many Asian-Americans are moderate Muslims, from India or Bangladesh. They staff your local Emergency Room, or your State College's Engineering Department.
    –GOP extremists in Tennessee sued to prove that Islam is not a religion, to block a mosque. Roger Ailes is paranoid about Muslims. Then there were Sarah Palin's comments about a Muslim Community Center near the World Trade Center.
    –Conservative talk-radio hosts and posters tell you that Obama is a Muslim–their ultimate insult.
    –These Asian-Americans are not stupid, uneducated people, and they are not going to vote for today's GOP.

  5. Randy Hahne

    Too bad Gingrich is lying also, like the rest of the OBi-Sheep. He did give gifts, bought the election by promising more to gays, illegal aliens, and blacks, but not the rest of the US. Too bad he will be going back on those promises for the fiscal cliff he created….

  6. Harold Griffin

    This means more lies from the GOP in the near future,(" If we can’t offer a better future that is believable to more people".

  7. Terrence R. Hampton

    Hmm apparently you were dumb enough as proved by your comment, and you excellent use of the word "gerational"…idiot. As Linda Kirby stated, what gifts were promised to minorities, gays, or any other group that is not accessible to EVERY American? This is a sad mindset being trumpeted by those in the GOP who can't accept the fact that the hatred spewed by the talking heads like Limbaugh, Hannity and Savage doesen't sit well with America, and maybe just maybe instead of spewing hatred and seperatism, try working together with the Dems. Also if we got gifts where do we pick it up or will it be mailed to us?

  8. Danny Salvatera

    Romney is just like George W. He created a very BIG hole for the Republicans that GOP has been on an uphill battle ever since he created this big mess. Now Romney is trying to make this hole deeper and bigger!

  9. Keith Ridge

    Gifts? President Obama recieved more votes than Romney period, there were no gifts handed out. Sounds like sore loser to me. What a idiotic thing to say, and whoever agreed with this nonsense are no better.

  10. Kishmir Intuches

    That's one of the pitfalls of being an abstainer of alcohol. Instead of going on a bender, you vent. Better to bend than vent.

  11. Philippe Igoa

    I agree with Tony. As a democrat, I'm more than happy to see the GOP rip each other apart because all of this infighting turns off the public. Does republicans really think that Romney was their best choice for president, or was he just the last candidate standing- who happened to have the most money? I think we know the answer to that question. Personally, I feel that Gingrich seemed more presidential, actually has experience working across the aisle, hell he made my guy (Clinton) look really good in his second term, consequently shit got done which help to create over 20 million private sector (good paying) jobs, in addition to lowering the debt, while raising taxes on corporations. I hope Obama is able to accomplish with Boehner, although I don't get the feeling that he is as smart as Gingrich, just stubborn and not willing to work with the president.

  12. Mike Hardy

    Newt The whole group of you Democrat and Republican are nuts. Most of you should be tried and sent to prison for deceiving the American public…. And Hey Fig-Newt, He beat your ass remember.

  13. Chris Tuck

    Everyone that voted for Romney, don't worry Obama will do everything in these 4 years that Romney would have done. How dumb are we to have had these two losers to choose between. Obama = Romney

  14. Jenni Rose

    Mitt Romney called it! Obama is Santa Claus and those who mooch off the rest of us know it. They ONLY voted for him because of they didn't want Romney to rock the boat for them. Yes, food stamps and Medicaid has their place for those who REALLY need them, but if the truth be told, most who are on it DON'T!

  15. Anonymous

    The Truth hurts, but its still the truth, an election bought and paid for with entitlements.

  16. Trevor Ducreay

    What is also nuts is calling a man a liar then saying you trust him enough to control nuclear weapons and send American young people to die in war. Now that's really NUTS!

  17. Mike McCrary

    All the republicans had to do to win was to offer free tattoos and half price Air Jordans on election day.They would have won in a landslide. Oh yeah, OJ is innocent, and it's OK to fight dogs too!

  18. Linda Stanley

    "First of all, we didn’t lose Asian-Americans because they got any gifts. He did worse with Asian-Americans than he did with Latinos. This is the hardest-working and most successful ethnic group in America — they ain’t into gifts.”.

    Now Newt will tell us who gets his his support? Or what ethnic group is worthy? Or who did get gifts? HA! Newt is clearly getting ready to flog another of his annual books so he can keep making money as a pundit. Who is nuts enough to listen to Newt these days? He has FAILED as a leader of his party, and fails our nation with his fear tactics.

  19. Marty Siegel

    Hey Tony,
    Where were you in 2010 when Republicans kicked your _ss in the off year elections? Those conservatives you listed were there in 2010. As soon as we get a true conservative running for President, you and all your mindless Obama supporters can crawl back into your hole in the ground…and take your entitlements with you.

  20. Ben Arnold

    Republican Party are idiots if any of them thought a Mormon could become President. Are you insane? Did you think his Spiritual "Gifts" was going to ensure a win? President Obama was very gentle and forgiving thru the entire process. Anybody could've predicted that if Romney began to pose a threat all Obama had to do was play the "Mormon Trump" card. That's why Obama NEVER broke a sweat the entire campaign. He played it cool, like a gambler who has a card up his sleeve that nobody knows about. You can ask Romney yourself: "Uh, Mr Candidate Sir if you had to choose between following 'we the people', or Mormon Prophet Thomas S. Monson.. who would you.. oh, Thomas S. Monson huh?" Ding ding ding we have a new winner, it's President Obama. Hello Repubs, you crazy people you! Who does your thinking? -Ben (AnaEzine)

  21. Mike McCarty

    First of all Gingrich, your sore you lost to Romney, Romney is basically saying the truth,,, give aways won the election for Obama, second Jindal, your so way out u cant see reality!

  22. Plant Guy

    Marty Siegel Good luck with that pipe dream…the GOP is a joke…Your party better wake up into the real world or 2016 will be a repeat of 2008 & 2012… Clinton vs. any GOP loser will be a Clinton Landslide…

  23. Marty Siegel

    Hey,
    Pipe dream? Read my comment, not only what you want to see. When was the last time that a true conservative ran against the democrat? How about Ronald Reagan…and he kicked your _ss!!!

  24. Robert Boyd

    The Lifeline program was created decades ago to help low income families have access to land lines. Over the years the cost of cell phones and cellular service has decreased and the program has been extended to cover cell phones.

    During the Bush administration, there was the introduction of a project that gave subsidies to those who could not afford a phone. The basic principle of the program is that everyone should have access to emergency services like 911. There are a number of deaths that take place every year do to lack of proper communication, and access to emergency services should be a right for everyone.

  25. Plant Guy

    U had to go back 32 years to find one..LOL…and FYI Reagan was a democrat be4 he got rich in Hollywood and became a republican so he could figure out how to rip off the poor people with his "trickle down" bullsh*t that we are living the result of now…do some research

  26. Tony McCleary

    We got rid of some of them (repubs) this time and the rest will go in 2014. Check back with me then.

  27. Cindy Right

    As long as you steal from the taxpayers & give to the lazy….yep…ain't going to win diddly. Your evil will prevail, until the money runs out.

  28. Tony McCleary

    Steal from the taxpayers, thats what was done with the bush tax cuts, and subsidies to corporations and loopholes. I gues the rich are mostly lazy. ok I agree with you.

  29. Bryson Johnson

    well! the phone is a item given for saftey huh, well the mercedes benze 500 is the world's best crash proof car, I can't afford one so I want one delivered to me for my safety. Every one should be protected right!