Newt Gingrich Stars In New DNC Ad On Medicare

Well, we knew this was inevitable:

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  1. legion says:

    Well, he did kinda double-dog-dare them to, what with that bit about his own quotes being ‘falsehoods’…

  2. I am sure this will never get aired anyway because it is a terrible ad, but fo expect some better ones that will get aired in the future.

  3. sam says:

    It’s a LIE!!!

  4. Santiago says:

    Newt Gingrich And Paul Ryan: A True Love Story!

    Newt Gingrich grovels before Paul Ryan for telling the truth!

  5. Patrick T. McGuire says:

    Newt was on the Rush Limbaugh radio show today. Rush gave him an opportunity to explain himself and, as is typical of opportunistic politicians like him, he said two things that really pissed me off:

    He said several times, in rebuttal to points brought up by Rush, “I have consistently said…” and then quoted things he never said while ignoring those things he did say.

    When asked about specific points, such as fixing healthcare, he said a few times “I wrote a book on this back in 19xx…” as if to point out what a scholar he is on any topic.

    Newt is one of the old establishment politicians who is on his way out. Thank God for the Tea Party.

  6. wr says:

    Well, one thing you can say for the Tea Party, you’ll never catch one of them sayhing “I wrote a book on the subject.” Hell, you’ll never hear them sayins “I READ a book on the subject.”