Nancy Reagan: Ronnie Turned the Torch Over to Newt Gingrich (Video)

It should be clear by now that the elites in the Republican Party will do and say anything to destroy Newt Gingrich or anyone else who challenges the Romney machine. Drudge, Coulter, Britt Hume, the folks at National Review, Jen Rubin etc. are just a few of the prominent conservatives trying to not only persuade you that Romney is some sort of conservative, but that Newt Gingrich, Reagan’s Young Lieutenant, is some kind of squish.

Legal Insurrection today sets the record straight on the Gingrich record. Professor Jacobson dug up this video from 1995 where Nancy Reagan tells a conservative audience that,
“Ronnie turned the torch over to Newt.”

You’ll have to decide for yourself how much of the latest Romney smear campaign you’re going to believe but as Jeffrey Lord writes, “Quite to the contrary of the Romney message, Newt Gingrich was in fact one of Reagan’s Young Lieutenants.

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  • Multitude

    Remarkable. Thank you btw. I was beginning to wonder if Newt made all the Reagan stuff up given how well coordinated these attacks are.

    Soros says Obama and Romney are the same (of course; they are insiders who work for the elites, not people of principal). What will Romney say to this? Anything? Or just silently acknowledge it?

  • Militant Conservative

    Newt worked with Reagan.

    Romney is no Reagan, no conservative.

    Newt is going to crush Romney.

  • jorgen

    Newt is probably the least worst option.

  • Militant Conservative

    #3 is such a positive individual.

  • Jenny

    I’m wondering? All of the Republicans that ousted Newt in the late 90s … Aren’t those the big spending progressive RINOS that made up the congress under Bush? Isn’t that the congress that overspent and gave us a democrat controlled congress in 2007? Don’t we want Newt to go back and take revenge on these RINOS? It would be fun to watch. Still I do not like Newts global warming history. He must address Climategate with his intelligence.

  • donh

    The problem they are having is that people like me were alive during the Clinton years and we saw what happened. Newt WAS a fighter…He got knifed in the back by his own party. It was people like Bob Dole and John McCain scuttling our own bills passed in the House. It was the north eastern liberal republicans who broke ranks on the government shut down and voted Clinton not guilty in impeachment proceedings. Since pushing people like Newt out of power there has not been a single principled effort to cut spending and reform entitlements. It has been a party of wimp enablers of fascism who only have a fight towards genuine conservatives who demand better representation.

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  • Sasja

    Sadly, those who believe in a smaller, less intrusive government, returning to the ideals of our founders, are fighting a war on 2 fronts. Our adversaries are not only the dim lefties but also the RINO’s.

  • SW

    Wake up people. Do your homework, learn your history. Gingrich is a BIG GOVERNMENT PROGRESSIVE.

  • SturJen

    This all-out witch hunt on Newt is exactly the reason why we have the dearth of good candidates for any political office. This needs to stop. NOW.

    I don’t give a flying rat’s patootie if you like Newt or not; this crucifixtion over the last minutiae of a candidate’s past is going to lead to Obama’s 2nd election to the presidency. And I will blame every last one of you media pundits (HEAR THAT DRUDGE?!) for it!

  • Simsalabim

    OMG. I just received an email that Ed Martin is now running for Attorney General. Did he make an agreement with Ann Wagner and the Republican establishment? I really like(d) Ed but it looks like he’s just looking for a job instead of fighting for us if he bowed out of the 2nd Congressional District race.

    Say it isn’t so Ed. I placed a lot of hope in you! You’re not just another politician–or you?

  • valerie

    #5 January 26, 2012 at 8:38 am
    Jenny commented:

    He did. First, he invited discussion, and then he kept his mind open to the developing information. Al Gore refused to accept the developing information, and Newt let him have it.

  • vickilori

    It obvious that this website is rooting for Gingrich. I believe that he was not as close to Reagan he constantly says. He is also said that is a Wilsonian Politik. FDR, Woodrow Wilson are Presidents that he greatly admires which he said is in his own words. He is a Washington guy amd worked there too many years. He is not an outsider or conservative. He has in his own words said too may things that lead me to believe that he is not. I don’t care that he tells the press off.
    The moral issues. I believe in redemption of his adultry for 6 years with his Marriane Gingrich but it does not mean I want to vote for him. I overlooked that with Bill Clinton and very much regret it.

    Lastly, he is never ran a company, made payroll or run a State. We already had someone in the office who did not have the expierence and look at what that is getting us. He maybe smart but I want someone who is wise.

  • Billy Jack

    Nice job getting it out, Jim
    Here’s another good read………..

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  • SturJen

    People! Leave the mudslinging to the Libs!

    You don’t like Newt, FINE. Don’t sink to the Lib level of excoriating every little thing he’s ever done. JUST STOP.

    You want to be helpful?

    Tell me WHO you like to run for the Presidency and WHY. Witch hunts only tell me the negative and I WANT POSITIVE. People don’t submit resumes for jobs with only their failures on them, they highlight ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

  • injunjoe

    drudge just changed his site’s name to the Romney Report

  • myohmy

    Ann Coulter was hysterical on her latest post. They are definitely wanted to protect the status quo of DC. Romney has not articulate his policy different from Obama other than I am rich and I am not Obama.

  • StrangernFiction

    The Establishment vs. the Truth

    It breaks my heart to say this and I sure hope I am wrong, but I believe the Establishment is going to win this. And all you have to do is look at Obama’s approval ratings (even after all he’s perpetrated against this country) to know why. The uninformed Republican voters, just like the uninformed American voters, will buy the propaganda and go Establishment/Romney. Again, I hope I’m wrong.

  • flownover

    Thank you Jim !! I immediately posted in the members section at Ricochet. This settles alot of the caterwauling from Coulter and the rest.