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Watch: Iowa GOP Voter Attacks Newt Gingrich, 'Get Out Before You Make a Bigger Fool of Yourself'


GOP Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is experiencing major fallout over remarks he made on Sunday's Meet the Press calling Paul Ryan's GOP budget radical and "right-wing social engineering."

Gingrich has been trying to backtrack ever since, and yesterday blamed the controversy on the liberal media in an appearance on Bob Gallagher's radio show:

Were in a phase here where, if you are a conservative, you better expect gotcha press and they took dramatically out of context what I said and tried to make it dramatically a fight between me and Paul Ryan.

In Iowa, yesterday, Gingrich was attacked by a Republican voter, calling his remarks undercutting and unforgivable, saying "You're an embarrassment to our party...Why don't you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself."


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  1. I love witnessing the GOP cannibalization. Its only going to get better as the primary battle heats up.

    Posted by: Wes | May 17, 2011 10:55:24 AM

  2. Newt has 100 ideas a day.
    All of them contradictory.

    Posted by: Philo | May 17, 2011 10:55:32 AM

  3. Poor, poor marginalized middle-class white man. Life is so hard for you!

    Posted by: Ben | May 17, 2011 10:56:04 AM

  4. "right-wing social engineering."

    Yes, Newt has 100 ideas a day, and this time he was correct.

    Posted by: Gus | May 17, 2011 11:00:43 AM

  5. Here we go again, the "liberal" media misunderstanding everything (hypocrite GOPs).

    ...and to that Republican voter, please don't be a party-pooper! The show hasn't even started and he wants Newt out already?

    Posted by: Chris in Irvine | May 17, 2011 11:01:17 AM

  6. ronnie reagan's cardinal rule of repubs never attacking other repubs is out the window and a full tilt circus is in effect

    One thing repubs had was walking lock step in line with each other and never allowing disagreements to appear in public even if that meant walking off the cliff with GW Bush jr leading them over the edge

    Dems have always been like "herding a bunch of cats" due to so many different interest groups

    Now? I predict that repubs will be fist fighting by next week

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 17, 2011 11:04:27 AM

  7. Ha, more of this please.

    Posted by: RONTEX | May 17, 2011 11:07:02 AM

  8. "One thing repubs had was walking lock step in line with each other and never allowing disagreements to appear in public even if that meant walking off the cliff with GW Bush jr leading them over the edge"

    I believe it's because there's never been a greater disconnect between grassroots Republicanism (read: people who participate in Republican politics outside of voting) and the traditional Republican leadership. I have nothing but contempt for everything Gingrich stands for, but he's not stupid. Tea partiers want to upend the present system; the leadership knows that's a recipe for electoral disaster.

    We can only hope for this insanity to continue to prevail.

    Posted by: Zach | May 17, 2011 11:16:41 AM

  9. Gingrich is an embarrassment although not in this case.

    Refering to right wing social engineering is merely saying that the emperor is naked which we all know that particular emperor IS.

    Gingrich is very bright except for the huge blind spot that says the masses want him to be President.

    Posted by: esther blodgett | May 17, 2011 11:25:22 AM

  10. zach

    yeah every so often Newt is pretty spot on in spite of himself

    His saying the ryan plan was social engineering and too far radical right was 100% correct

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 17, 2011 11:34:47 AM

  11. I don't have any idea what this is about, but its nice to see Gingrich getting humiliated for any reason. BAHAHAHAHA! More, please.

    Posted by: AJ | May 17, 2011 11:47:00 AM

  12. The tea party is so full of bitter white people in button down shirt that hate that (in their minds) someone is getting something they paid for that they'll turn on Oompa Loompas like Newt like nasty brats on the playground. There was so much douchebaggery in that :16 clip that I nearly had to clean my office after watching it.

    And Newt, please stay in. Your fall from grace needs to be longer, more vitrolic and more final so that you disappear into the bowels of Fox News where normal people never have to see you again.

    Posted by: Bart | May 17, 2011 12:33:00 PM

  13. Newt (n: a slimy salamander)probably said the most moderate and truthful thing he will EVAH say and yet the rabid great unwash of overweight, mean-spirited, uneducated, venal, grassroots refucklican sure knows what 'social engineering' is--but can't seem to recognize Reaganism was social engineering. Perhaps if they ate more corn.....get some protein to them thar brain whatchamagiggers.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 17, 2011 12:59:31 PM

  14. how dare Gnewt have a moment of clarity and truthiness! That is anathema to the Tea party.

    Posted by: brent | May 17, 2011 1:07:33 PM

  15. time for the repuks to start eating their own. nice to see. two down and only 7 more dwarfs to knock off. newt, frothy stuff, palin , bachmann , pawlenty, romney, if this is the future of the repuks they are in deep sh=t. glad to see it. but if is the caliber of candidates to run the free world pray the mayans are right and the world ends next year.

    Posted by: walter | May 17, 2011 2:06:28 PM

  16. What are the odds Newt will follow such sage advice??

    Posted by: anon | May 17, 2011 2:19:08 PM

  17. newt, why don't you just go and blow Santorum ? .......you know you want to.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 17, 2011 3:37:47 PM

  18. I love the stink of purity test-iness that permeates this whole thing. Sieg heil, Repubs. Sieg heil!

    Posted by: MrRoboto | May 17, 2011 4:18:16 PM

  19. Is it wrong that I want to teach the naked emperor (Ryan) a lesson?

    Posted by: David R. | May 17, 2011 5:02:46 PM

  20. David R

    LOL ryan is attractive physically (not mentally)in that tie him up, cbt, tt, spank and make him squeal like a pig till he renounces his crazy Ayn Rand philosophy

    Posted by: mstrozfckslv | May 17, 2011 10:27:26 PM

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