Newt Gingrich Quotes

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (/?nu?t ?????r?t?/; born Newton Leroy McPherson; June 17, 1943) is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

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“The degree to which the conservative movement is dissatisfied is very real. Conservatism is at its biggest crossroads since Reagan was nominated in 1980.”

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“It's a remarkably conservative budget agreement to have with a liberal Democrat in the White House, ... From every reasonable standpoint, this is a budget that every conservative ought to vote for.”

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“If those of us who are conservative say that bureaucracy and compulsion are not the answer, ... then what are we going to say to a child born in a poor neighborhood with a broken home and no one to help them rise?”

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“If you are a fiscal conservative who cares about balancing the federal budget, there may be no more important vote in your career than one in support of this bill,”

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“I don't want to be critical of the White House, but the key is to put the Iraqi campaign in the context of a regional struggle that includes elements in Syria , Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and then put that in the context of the larger struggle against the irreconcilable wing of Islam,”

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“[In some of his comments, Gingrich did appear more intent on answering critics than in laying out a detailed proposal.] We will vote on a tax cut even if President Clinton opposes it, ... We will give the president a chance to veto the tax cut ... and be on the side of bigger government and higher spending and higher taxes.”

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“Most of the offices were surprised to learn about it when it was announced at the White House,”

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“I think we prefer to go to instant check on an immediate basis and try to accelerate implementing instant checks so that you could literally check by thumb print whether there was a convicted felon with dangerous behavior or dangerous mental behavior. Instant check is a much better system than the Brady process.”

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“there are pieces of the bill he [Clinton] doesn't like, that's why we're going to have a conference, Chairman Archer will be there, making a passionate argument. I'm sure that [Treasury] Secretary [Robert] Rubin will be there making some convoluted and complex idea that none of us will understand, but it will be an interesting negotiation, and I look forward to Bill [Archer] being successful. Then at the end of the day, I think the president will sign the bill.”

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“If the president is willing to sign a bill that has those reforms, which everybody agrees intellectually are needed in the long run, no one denies that we have to have some pretty basic reforms as people live longer and baby boomers head towards retirement, if he's willing to work with us, I think that we can get something done, but frankly he can kill that by simply indicating he won't support it, ... It's too difficult to carry reforms of that size against the president, so he has a unique burden of having to decide whether or not he can accept that.”

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“And then we listen more and we say 'But why are you going to do this?' and we listen more and at some point, most of the members say, 'I don't want to talk any more. If I vote 'yes,' can I leave?' And it's a brutal system,”

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“We think you can get a balanced budget and you can get a tax cut, ... We think both can be done this year, and we're trying to find a way to make sure that we have every opportunity to both balance the budget with smaller government, with reforms, and to have tax cuts for the American people.”

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“We've reached many tentative possible agreements, none of which count until we've finished up the whole thing,”

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“I'm not a natural leader. I'm too intellectual; I'm too abstract; I think too much.”

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“we have the same instinct.”

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