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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“To David Sarnoff, the creator of NBC, the word 'visionary' meant a capacity to see into tomorrow and make it work.”

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“I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but a lousy”

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“I discourage a cult of personality.”

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“Medicaid is projected to spend $340 billion in 2006 in combined federal and state dollars. I encourage everyone to think of this program not as a problem, but as an opportunity for real progress, ... A 21st Century Responsible Citizen Medicaid Act would empower those who depend on Medicaid and align incentives so that patients receive markedly better care at lower cost in an environment where physicians, hospitals, pharmacists and nursing homes compete for patients based on the value of their services.”

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“draw a line in the sand and invite a veto.”

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“There was no finding by the committee that I purposely tried to deceive anyone,”

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“The Cornerstone Community School provides hope and academic excellence to students in our area ... Newt and I are pleased to contribute to this effort.”

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“This is something you might have expected from John Mitchell in 1973,”

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“This is the most anti-openness group in the House ... they even have a problem getting together with their own caucus,”

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“He is purely and simply the most important developer of effective management and of effective public policy in the 20th century, ... In the more than 30 years that I've studied him, talked with him and learned from him, he has been invaluable and irreplaceable.”

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“If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as "candle making industry threatened".”

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“may surprise you.”

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“It should serve as a wake-up call to Republicans, and I certainly take it very seriously in analyzing how the public mood evidences itself, ... Who is willing to show up and vote is different than who answers a public opinion poll. Clearly, there's a pretty strong signal for Republicans thinking about 2006 that they need to do some very serious planning and not just assume that everything is going to be automatically okay.”

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“[Listen to him talk about Republicans who lost their seats last November:] When you realize how many of them lost because the Democrats and the unions lied about Medicare, ... it just infuriates you to take casualties that shouldn't be there and that, I think, frankly, are immoral and dishonorable.”

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“It is impossible to maintain civilization with 12-year-olds having babies, with 15-year-olds killing each other, with 17-year-olds dying of AIDS and with 18-year-olds getting diplomas they can't read”

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