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Gingrich Disses Reagan!

Ronald Reagan, speaking to the United Nations on June 19, 1982:

I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world. … My people have sent me here today to speak for them as citizens of the world, which they truly are, for we Americans are drawn from every nationality represented in this chamber today.

Newt Gingrich, addressing the GOP on June 8, 2009:

Let me be clear. I am not a citizen of the world! I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous.

So how about it, Newt? Did Reagan spout stunningly dangerous words that are intellectual nonsense?

See the video at DailyKosTV.

UPDATE: Olbermann has further good video on this:

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  1. DEEK wrote:

    Well, what President Reagan was saying was blah blah blah and it’s very consistent with blah blah blah and for some reason I’m on television all the time.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Sammy wrote:

    You mean Newt Gingrich, the new Catholic who was allowed into the church despite two divorces and at least one extra-marital affair that led to at least one of the three marriages, but who is still held up as the moral leader of the Republican party? THAT Newt Gingrich?

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 11:06 am | Permalink
  3. starluna wrote:

    Newt Gingrich is a Catholic?! This is so sad. I have a friend who was fired from her teaching position at a Catholic high school for sending money to Planned Parenthood clinic that provided health care and adoption services to poor women. She was all but excommunicated from her church for it. And they wonder why Americans are leaving the Church.

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Permalink
  4. Sammy wrote:

    Yes, here is a link:

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  5. starluna wrote:

    Well, history shows that the Church has always been more forgiving of the rich and powerful.

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
  6. Bubblehead wrote:

    Well, Gingrich DID inspire Limbaugh’s ire by saying that the “Age of Reagan” was over and that the GOP needed to move beyond it …

    Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

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  1. The Melting Pot Project on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Zombie Reagan Won’t Like This……

    Over the past few weeks, Newt Gingrich has been relishing the role of Republican attack… uh… amphibian. One topic on which he vocally opposes President Obama is the content of the now-famous Cairo speech. Too much Kumbaya, not enough “U-S-A,”……