Newt Gingrich on Ryan’s Plan as Right-Wing Social Engineering: “What I Said Was True” (Video)
Newt Gingrich was on with Sean Hannity tonigfht. It sounded like he just called the Paul Ryan Plan “rightwing social engineering” again.
Newt should probably just drop this topic for a couple of months.
Sean Hannity: What you said about Paul Ryan and criticized his Medicare plan and “right-wing social engineering?”
Newt Gingrich: Well look it was a technical mistake but what I said was true. I was asked a question, “Should Republicans impose a plan that is deeply unpopular. And, I said something that Hayek wrote about in The Road to Serfdom, rightwing social engineering is as dangerous as leftwing social engineering. I made a lot of my conservative friends mad at me. But, in fact, Hayek wrote this and he’s right. We have an obligation to explain to the country that any major reform that affects their lives until they decide they’re going to accept it… I was trying to say something very profound but I frankly backed off because it was too much noise to communicate.