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Newt Gingrich: What Would You Have Done? Nelson Mandela And American Conservatives

Source: Newt Gingrich / Gingrich Productions

Yesterday I issued a heartfelt and personal statement about the passing of President Nelson Mandela. I said that his family and his country would be in my prayers and Callista’s prayers.

I was surprised by the hostility and vehemence of some of the people who reacted to me saying a kind word about a unique historic figure.

So let me say to those conservatives who don’t want to honor Nelson Mandela, what would you have done?

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  • hankusmc

    What would the conservatives who criticized you for what you said would have done Newt? First, your conservative friends would probably use that old “tried but true” method of attacking from all directions until something that they do looks like it’s working, but more specifically, I believe that (as I said before in something that I wrote) they will start by attacking President Obama and his family, using something like: “Obama loves spending taxpayer’s money because he finds pleasure in jumping on Air Force 1 to go on trips.” You know, something stupid like that.

  • hankusmc

    What would the conservatives who criticized you for what you said would have done Newt? First, your conservative friends would probably use that old “tried but true” method of attacking from all directions until something that they do looks like it’s working, but more specifically, I believe that (as I said before in something that I wrote) they will start by attacking President Obama and his family, using something like: “Obama loves spending taxpayer’s money because he finds pleasure in jumping on Air Force 1 to go on trips.” You know, something stupid like that.

  • hankusmc

    What would the conservatives who criticized you for what you said would have done Newt? First, your conservative friends would probably use that old “tried but true” method of attacking from all directions until something that they do looks like it’s working, but more specifically, I believe that (as I said before in something that I wrote) they will start by attacking President Obama and his family, using something like: “Obama loves spending taxpayer’s money because he finds pleasure in jumping on Air Force 1 to go on trips.” You know, something stupid like that.

    • Blu-Shea Moninni

      EXACTLY;(

  • KatieAnnieOakley

    Newt has taken down this post. Newt wrote a post on Free Republic linking to his post on his website, and the comments are beyond belief harsh – you should read the blow-back to it. What would they have done? You don’t want to know…

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3099373/posts

  • alhasit

    Who cares what they would do? If you, as an elected public servant, know that honoring Nelson Mandela and his impact on the WORLD are historical and warranted, it doesn’t matter what your “friends, peers, cohorts or fan base” would do? Grow some!!!

    • Blu-Shea Moninni

      All that you just said!!!!!~

  • Kenneth H Ransome jr

    Hmmmm…. Recalling the late 1980s and the early 1990s, President Ronald Reagan, Senator John McCain, and Newt Gingrich were key players of the drive to oppose sanctions against South Africa and to release Nelson Mandela from jail. I truly hope, Newt, that your personal statement is genuine because I did not forget how vehement you and your conservative cohorts, GOP and some democrats, were against Mandela. I did not forget you and the President calling him a terrorist, a communist, and a murderer.

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