Can Gingrich take the Palmetto State?
2012 candidate on South Carolina, GOP debate
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- Date Jan 20, 2012
2012 candidate on South Carolina, GOP debate
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And tomorrow voters in South Carolina we'll head to the polls for the first in the south primary and ahead of that critical vote.
The final four GOP contenders they went head to head last night in a debate that aired on CNN and in typical fashion the left wing network decided they'll open up that -- debate by targeting the -- Who currently leads in the polls in the palmetto state that's former house speaker Newt Gingrich watch this.
As you know your ex wife gave an interview to ABC news that another -- the Washington Post in the story has now.
Gone viral on the Internet in it she says that you came to her in 1999 at a time when you're having an affair she says you asked -- sure.
To enter into an open marriage would you like to take some time to respond to that no.
But I will.
I think that distracting.
Vicious -- -- nature.
-- much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country harder to attract these should be able to run for public office.
And I am -- Paul that you would Begin a presidential debate.
On a topic.
Every person in here.
-- personal pain.
Every person in here has had someone close to them go through painful things.
To take -- -- way.
And make it two days before the primary.
A significant question -- presidential campaign.
This is close to despicable.
As anything I can imagine it.
My my two daughters.
My two daughters who wrote the head of ABC.
And made the point.
There was wrong that they should pull it and I am frankly astounded.
That CNN would take trash like that can use it to open the presidential debates.
As you noted mr.
speaker this story did not come from our network is also know it is a subject of conversation on the campaign I'm not I'm just when I take your point.
John it was a team.
Enjoy -- -- -- -- new shows to start the debate with a don't try to blame somebody else you -- your staff chose to start yesterday.
-- -- show you the rest that's standing ovation but unfortunately this is only an hourlong show -- And joining us now tonight from South Carolina with a preview of tomorrow's big primary day is presidential -- Candidate former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich mr.
speaker all the Macs are.
-- to do if you.
We're very excited -- as you see -- in the aircraft carrier Yorktown behind me.
So tonight general Livingston congressional medal of -- -- There's been introduced me at a veterans rally here at the Yorktown in Charleston.
You know Frank Luntz and -- in the debate.
Monday night when I was in South Carolina said that that was the first time that they've been a candidate -- got a -- standing ovation you guys had -- -- what 1617 debates now up to this point.
This was an extended standing ovation here's my take.
Is that people now have identified.
Left wing biased reporting the media is abusive they have an agenda they gave Barack Obama pass and now they've identified it and when called out on it.
You see the reaction.
And I wonder if the term John King is gonna now become part of the lexicon at some point your reaction.
Well when you look I think that.
There is a deep sense who did the same thing happened Monday night and we've had and I think two or three other debates.
People are just fed up with -- liberal elitists.
In the media.
Telling us what we need to think and how we need to behave and what words were allowed to use and I have found that.
If you stand up for core American values -- you stand up for basic decency.
And -- prepared to not -- and not back down.
That the American people are delighted to have a leader with the guts to take him head on and frankly if we're gonna change Washington.
This is the tip of the iceberg when there are judges are bureaucrats there are laws they're members of congress this is going to be running challenge.
To the old order and the old establishment.
And much of it will be like that their interaction -- I'm okay.
You know it is very interesting to me because some -- watching all the candidates to be an attack.
You know for example when when the media talks about the fact that Mitt Romney.
Has a blind trust his bank accounts in the Cayman Islands what's the implication.
That he may be trying to dodge -- taxes he's putting his money where we hear that drug dealers put their money.
-- the fact that they've questioned the decision of Rick Santorum after -- sadly lost a child.
They questioned his decision on how to handle a very.
Personal serious family matter or they've interviewed in the press -- boyfriends of senator santorum's wife.
In your case this is a lot of thirteen fourteen year old issue.
And this is how they start the debate when the country's sixteen trillion dollars in debt ostensibly twenty million people are under employed or unemployed.
And I I guess that's when you think that's part of the reason for the reaction last night.
-- they -- I think I have two parts one is it people.
Instinctively understand we have very very real problems.
And so they would really like to have to the news media focus on the real challenges how do we create jobs how we balance the budget.
What do we do about the Middle East -- -- these are huge.
And who watched him get junk involve many other weekly had a debate where one -- -- Questioner is one off for fifteen minutes on -- 1963.
And everybody gestures you have scratch and god what is this about what's hidden agenda for this.
-- picked it up in 20072008.
When I thought that the media was deliberately.
Trying to minimize the Republican campaign and Republican candidates.
To the advantage of Barack Obama.
And I think you don't have a lot of that still today.
You know it's fascinating know when you make a comparison we go back to 2007 and 2008.
And you know I remember I spoke to you at the time I took a lot of heat for bringing up.
Controversial issues the president of the United States admitted in his own book.
Of having used cocaine the media never asked him about it.
He hung out with a non repentant terrorists started his political career in his house sat on boards went to meetings with him went to Jeremiah Wright's church.
The media for the most part one question on Bill Ayers I don't remember any questions on past drug use.
What do you see in this is there a huge double standard in the media as a -- -- the way conservatives are treated.
Well you know there's an enormous double standard because the police media in particular.
Led by the New York Times is just on and -- left -- I've recently -- talking about food stamps.
I ended up what it showed in the morning where they they questioner said isn't racist to use the term food stamps in South Carolina.
And I -- and I said you know I served -- Barack Obama.
As a foods -- best food stamp president in August of 2000 -- I'm disgusted and Iowa and New Hampshire I've used the phrase all over the country but they have this automatic mindset.
That they wanted to fine mess in ways that will make us unacceptable.
And and they just can't help themselves and what I discovered -- The American public now instinctively sides with the conservative.
Against the liberal media.
-- but you know it's -- may put them but the numbers speak for themselves you know we've got five trillion dollars in brand new.
Obama debt in this country -- to three years.
If you go back to July of 2008.
Then candidate Obama said that George Bush was irresponsible and unpatriotic.
-- -- in eight years he accumulated a trillion dollars in debt.
Mister speaker so I'm I'm look at this is twelve million more Americans now dependent on food stamps so if -- say that.
Tell whereas the racial component here I'm trying to understand or that is -- the -- look at.
Racism has look at the race is a -- in the -- to the liberal.
The liberal cant defend their policies they can't defend their institutions they can explain schools that failed for children.
They can't explain neighborhoods that are on police they can his plan and carries a no jobs so obviously rather than defend their failures.
They attack us they -- You wouldn't be saying that if you -- races we have to have the courage you have to make fun of them to go straight -- to tell the truth got to stick with the facts.
And I think that frankly we're winning the argument in the country at large.
And people and the country overall.
The increasingly realize how shrill and how fundamentally dishonest.
The left wing media's.