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Gingrich Quotes:

The 1994 elections that brought Newt Gingrich to power in the House decisively shaped the remaining years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, pushing him further to the right and bringing out his latent tendency to govern every day as if an election were being held the next.

Noah Feldman

This is a ridiculous heat wave we’re in right now, and to contribute, Newt Gingrich said that for the entire month of June, he will stop blowing hot air.

Bill Maher

Caucuses are different than primaries, and winner-take-all primaries are how Mitt Romney eventually took over Newt Gingrich in 2012 and why Rick Santorum left.

Kellyanne Conway

If you heard 40 times in a day that Newt Gingrich takes the wings off of butterflies, eventually you’d believe it.

Kellyanne Conway

Am I the only person covering politics who ever noticed that Newt Gingrich is actually a nincompoop?

Molly Ivins

From orphanages to space colonies, it was all shallow but endearingly enthusiastic futurism. Gingrich was the kind of person who read a book or two on something and would then be quite afire as to how this was going to fit into some shining future.

Molly Ivins

When you look at the results that Newt Gingrich got when he was speaker, he got results for the American people.

J. C. Watts

I think Newt Gingrich has a proven track record of changing Washington and getting results.

J. C. Watts

I’ve had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn’t care! He knows what a politician is, and he’s a perfect embodiment of one.

John Lydon

I’m not a Gingrich fan. He’s just difficult to work with. It’s either Newt’s way or the highway.

Bob Dole

Gingrich, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, and Clinton passed legislation because they understood and appreciated the difficult political process. They fought for their principles yet recognized the need for compromise to get anything done.

Pete Hoekstra

Newt Gingrich had to work hard – getting Republican candidates to sign the Contract with America – to nationalize the election that swept Republicans to victory in 1994. A Democratic anti-Tea Party campaign would do that for the Republicans – nationalize the election, gratis – in 2010.

Charles Krauthammer

That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.

Henry Rollins

Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich supported the Wall Street bailout.

Michele Bachmann

Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown… There’s something so hopelessly gross and vile about him it’s hard to take him seriously.

Maurice Sendak

Callista Gingrich has, I suspect, given Newt’s advisers a giant headache. She’s a constant presence at her husband’s side – and a constant reminder of his acknowledged infidelity. Newt cheated on his second wife with Callista, a woman 23 years his junior.

Patti Davis

Newt Gingrich wrote a novel, and he’s a short story. Bill Clinton wrote a biography, and he’s a novel.

James McBride

Newt Gingrich has certainly seen his own empire rise – and fall.

Christopher Buckley

Gingrich was a far more volatile and aggressive individual than Boehner, but the institutional norms of self-restraint, and perhaps even self-interest, have broken down under the pressure of an increasingly abnormal Republican Party.

George Packer

There’s a huge cost in being bipartisan, a tradition started by Newt Gingrich when he took over the House in 1994 and has continued forward, that you dare not vote against the Republican Party even if you’re voting against your own initiatives and your own interests.

Gwen Moore

I think Newt Gingrich is a Christian; at least, he told me he is.

Franklin Graham

Newt Gingrich is a boastful kind of guy. But when it comes to Wall Street, the former House speaker is surprisingly modest.

Gary Weiss

Reagan was president and had Democrats control the House and Senate, and they reformed the tax code. Clinton was president, and he had Newt Gingrich and Bob Dole; they reformed welfare and balanced the budget.

Kevin McCarthy

Newt Gingrich would cream Barack Obama in a debate.

Monica Crowley

Newt Gingrich’s job to capture the Congress was to give Republican candidates an edge and a distinction from their Democratic opponent. That required a very high profile, some very strong language.

Pete du Pont

When Gingrich attacked CNN’s John King for bringing up his alleged proposal of an open marriage to his second wife, Gingrich accused him of lowering the level of discourse in a presidential debate, suggesting that such a discussion is unworthy of consideration by voters.

Robert Dallek

We’re quick to describe politicians whose views we find extreme or whose behavior seems odd as ‘crazy,’ and perhaps anyone who runs for president in some sense is. But I’ve long wondered whether Newt Gingrich merits that designation in a more clinical sense.

Jacob Weisberg

Without medical records that he hasn’t released, we can’t know whether Gingrich may have inherited his mother’s manic depression. Nevertheless, one observes in the former House Speaker certain symptoms – bouts of grandiosity, megalomania, irritability, racing thoughts, spending sprees – that go beyond the ordinary politician’s normal narcissism.

Jacob Weisberg

Newt Gingrich is a very intelligent man, if he says so himself.

John Podhoretz

Newt Gingrich has a restless and outsized intelligence that is tragically unleavened by any kind of critical sensibility.

John Podhoretz

But like a born actor who only really wants to direct, Gingrich has always been unsatisfied with what he’s brilliant at. He can’t still his hunger to deliver grand pronouncements on life, liberalism, conservatism, religion and whatever else swims into his consciousness.

John Podhoretz

Newt Gingrich never received more than 100,000 votes in his life. He’ll never be president.

John Podhoretz

Most of Gingrich’s moderate positions are rooted in a realpolitik that transcends ideology.

David Grann

It’s easy if you’re Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh or even sometimes Newt Gingrich to stand back and throw bricks.

Phil Gingrey

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and other conservative giants are the voices of the conservative movement’s conscience. Every day, millions and millions of Americans – myself included – turn on their radios and televisions to listen to what they have to say, and we are inspired by their words and by their determination.

Phil Gingrey

Mr. Gingrich has a number of elements in his record that could be criticized accurately. But to suggest that he was somehow anti-Reagan or to suggest that Reagan was anti-Gingrich is preposterously untrue.

Trent Franks

I think Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time. Whether he’ll do it again in the future, I don’t know. But Gov. Romney never has.

Chris Christie

Newt Gingrich would be a much better president than Barack Obama.

Rick Santorum

Newt Gingrich is one of the brightest people in the Republican Party and he’s always been a little unorthodox in his approach to politics, but that’s what makes him Newt Gingrich.

Gary Bauer

As a Democrat following the 2012 presidential election closely, I was happy to see that South Carolina voted overwhelmingly for Newt Gingrich, a candidate almost too easy for President Barack Obama to beat in the fall. I was not, however, surprised at the state’s gaffe.

Jack Schlossberg

I will ensure the conservative legacy and leadership of Tom Price, Johnny Isakson, and Newt Gingrich will continue.

Karen Handel

There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They’re the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run.

Howard Dean

The biggest threat to any politician is an artist. Comedians unleashed can do a great deal of damage. David Letterman can do more damage than any Republican assault by Newt Gingrich.

Michael Moriarty

I think former President Clinton and even Newt Gingrich have said it was a mistake to repeal Glass Steagall.

Martin O’Malley

What would be the nicest thing I could say about Newt Gingrich? He may be one of the great supporters of the humanities, because you have people who don’t want to study the social sciences, because it’s not profitable, and now Newt, as the highest-paid historian in American history, may be an encouragement to people to study history.

Barney Frank

The progressive movement needs more crazy and amoral/immoral right-wing politicians and pundits like Tom DeLay and Newt Gingrich and Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity.

Moby

I was one of the hardest-hitting conservatives on George W. Bush. Republicans didn’t like me on George W. Bush. Republicans still don’t like me on many things. If any Republican thinks I’ve been hard on Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or any of these guys, wait until Mitt Romney gets into office. I’ll hold his feet to the fire just as much.

Glenn Beck

In August 1994, I was invited to have dinner with House Minority Whip Newt Gingrich. At that time, I was a senior engineer working for Martin Marietta Astronautics in Denver, where I had been responsible for inventing a new plan called ‘Mars Direct.’

Robert Zubrin

Walter Isaacson attracts the best and the brightest to Aspen. It is exhilarating to listen to the likes of David Rubenstein and constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen speak about George Washington and Newt Gingrich and the original intent of the Second Amendment.

Richard Edelman

I have no question that Newt Gingrich has the heart of a conservative reformer, the ability to rally and captivate the conservative movement.

Rick Perry

I’m delighted to make as many people feel ashamed as possible. There’s probably a site like that for everybody. I’ve heard Newt Gingrich has his own as well.

Dylan Moran

Now Speaker Gingrich says interesting and insightful things. He can explain them well. On many occasions he also says outrageous things that come from nowhere and he has a tendency to say them at exactly the time when they most undermine the conservative agenda.

Jim Talent

What is Gingrich?

The act of leaving your incredibly sick wife to her hospital bed as you fuck the hell out of your slut, whom you then marry and cheat on with a third woman, is gingrich.