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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“I think Secretary Powell is an extraordinary figure and I think he's a very effective advocate, but I think he is currently presiding over an institution that's broken,”

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“We need to get the job done now, and I don't think anybody is better prepared to do that psychologically and otherwise than Rudy Giuliani,”

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“I think he is one of the two greatest presidents of the 20th century, along with Franklin Delano Roosevelt, ... He shaped both America and the world, and they are different places than they would have been without Ronald Reagan.”

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“Except for the request of the president, I would not have delayed it [the vote],”

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“My campaign could have paid the entire amount,”

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“If we can't respond faster than this to an event we saw coming across the Gulf for days, then why do we think we're prepared to respond to a nuclear or biological attack?”

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“the U.S. leading the world by exercising its military power in an appropriate way.”

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“What is the primary purpose of a political leader? To build a majority. If [voters] care about parking lots, then talk about parking lots.”

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“I wrote a book called 'To Renew America,' and I look up at a sign that says, 'Renewing America's Purpose,' ... I feel that they're building at what we did, and I feel actually, very comfortable with it.”

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“You've got to redesign the system.”

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“Less than 10% of our analysts of North Korea are fluent in Korean.”

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“We shouldn't go into one big liberal fantasy that only if we had the right bureaucracy of non-smoking with the right pamphlet, every 13-year-old in America would be convinced.”

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“Any effort to change the benefit pattern just virtually guarantees you can't get anything done, ... The Democrats and labor are putting together a massive campaign. If you give them a weapon that big, they're going to succeed.”

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“Four years ago it was much different,”

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“I have people who come to this floor, who claim they represent the workers, who say they are for an international bank institution that is totally secret, that is run by a bureaucrat whose major policy is to raise taxes on workers in the Third World to pay off New York banks, ... Now that doesn't sound like populism to me.”

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