Gingrich: Obama As Threatening as Nazi Germany and Soviet Union

Newt Gingrich is out promoting his new book, “To Save America,” and ThinkProgress is all over his repeated claims that the Obama Administration and its partners (Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) or the “secular-socialist machine” are as “great a threat to America as Nazi Germany and Soviet Union.”  That’s Sarah Palin talk!

Gingrich goes on to ridiculously compare progressivism to totalitarianism; forever joining the ranks of irrational conservative pundits like Glenn Beck who cater to far-right conservatives. Since America is still a country in which free speech is protected and in which state terrorism is prohibited, serious talk of totalitarianism in the context of American politics is the province of fools.

To those in the mainstream media still treating Newt Gingrich as a serious thinker, it’s long past time to stop. I’m especially looking directly at you Meet The Press bookers, who booked Gingrich more often than any other guest on their show during 2009. As Steve Benen pointed out, Speaker Pelosi didn’t appear on Meet The Press once during the same time. 

So by all means, keep inviting disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to appear on your show as a serious political thinker.  The fact that Gingrich is on your show more often than the sitting Speaker, acknowledged by most serious political thinkers to be one of the most influential Speakers in congressional history, doesn’t affect your credibility at all.

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Bill Reese
Bill Reese5 years ago

This author "Tracy Viselli" must have been reading between the lines of Newts book. She is a far off left liberal that is out to promote Obama when in fact Obama's closest associates are anti-American, favor the doctrine of communism and believe in re-distribution of wealth, in other if you do not work you will have as much as the one that works. Wait until they finally make Obama fess up as to Who he is, and what there is about his past that he does not want the American people to know, then and only then will this country begin to heal.

Jeannette Y.
Jeannette Y.5 years ago

I guess we have heard it all, how crazy can it get, sorry but this is going way too far

Earthward PR
Earthward PR5 years ago

Interesting choice of words in the poll.
Does he have a "prayer" of winning?

I'm sure he has an abundance thereof. I have very serious doubts about the effectiveness of prayer, in general, however, and in this case in particular.

Dylan T.
Dylan Thomas5 years ago

Bill Reese says: Dylan, you seem like an intelligent person, then when you write nasty items about people it sort of degrades you a little. However, I am sure most blogger will just realize that is your opinion and thank God for our US Constitution as it insures your freedom of speech, even when you do not feel it does for the rest of America.
Have a Great Independence Day Keep thinking you will one day learn to appreciate that day.
bill, you beg for insults and nasty remarks my friend. the fact that i already gave you the last word and let it drop and you come back with this degrades you a lot. i have no problem with opinions, because they are just that; opinions. it's when someone tries to pass along an opinion as fact that call them on it. passing along an opinion as fact shows either a lack of intelligence or a total disrespect of the truth. that is when opinion becomes propaganda. the fact that you claim that i have no respect for freedom of speech and your implication that only right wing morons like yourself have any appreciation of america's freedom and independence demonstrates your lack of intelligence. like i said bill you beg to be insulted you invite nasty comments and there my friend i obliged. i am dropping this conversation because this kind of dialogue is meaningless. have a great independence day weekend my friend.

Bill Reese
Bill Reese5 years ago

Dylan, you seem like an intelligent person, then when you write nasty items about people it sort of degrades you a little. However, I am sure most blogger will just realize that is your opinion and thank God for our US Constitution as it insures your freedom of speech, even when you do not feel it does for the rest of America.
Have a Great Independence Day Keep thinking you will one day learn to appreciate that day.

Kenneth M.
Kenneth M.5 years ago

Yeh, Bill. You "put it together" all right. Your "report" is as empty as your head. Now that your hero 'W' is no longer in office and telling you what to believe, you actually might have to think for yourself once. Give it some time.....your brain is like an un-used muscle...it needs time to recouperate and build itself into a functional organ once again.

Dylan, have a good fourth.

Bill Reese
Bill Reese6 years ago

Dylan, as I said before, keep cool. I am taking my time and I have put together some of the answer you so want to hear about Obama (not). But it is coming, you see I still have to work for a living and do not have all day to play on my computer. But I will not let you be disappointed as it is wonderful that you asked. Maybe not in a real nice way, but I am use to liberals calling me names or just getting excited when anyone dares to open up what Mr. Obama has been doing while America Sleeps.
Have a nice week, and enjoy. I might get to putting it all together tomorrow, but more likely on Thursday.

Dylan T.
Dylan Thomas6 years ago

Bill Reese says: Donald, you do not believe in hearing or reading both side of a challenge. Another person on here does not want to hear both sides either, he said, "do not quote any right winger newssource" or something to that effect. That sounds like Stalin in his hayday. Only print what that which agrees with me.
bill you are a pathetic liar & a propagandist. you have blatantly taken a couple of my words out of context, you have twisted, distorted & spun what i actually said into your own meaning. you made a series of statements, that were nothing more than innuendo.(" Mr. Obama owns over 7 percent of our economy, mr. Obama wants to control the Internet so he will be able to shut it down at his desire, Mr. Obama wants to control the news media, Mr. Obama wants to nationalize the oil industry") you presented them as FACT & then added apocalyptic warnings like "America needs to wake up before it is too late." that is hitler style propaganda. i told you to provide facts from an unbiased source to back up your claims with fact not biased right wing opinions. i told you to provide links to policy papers, laws & legislation to back up your claims, not links to right wing blogs & forums. i told you to provide facts, not biased articles, just the fact. bill i read all sides, i just don't accept your biased opinion lies & propaganda as fact. when i ask you to prove a point & provide facts; biased opinion, lies & propaganda don't prove your point

Bill Reese
Bill Reese6 years ago

Donald, you do not believe in hearing or reading both side of a challenge. Another person on here does not want to hear both sides either, he said, "do not quote any right winger newssource" or something to that effect. That sounds like Stalin in his hayday. Only print what that which agrees with me. I see something wrong in that thinking for some reason.

donald b.

Gingrich, O'reilly,Beck and Hannity should go and live in the Old Folks home.