Nancy Pelosi went on CNN yesterday and said she “knows" Newt Gingrich will never become president. It’s kind of a no-brainer for most people, including conservatives like Ann Coulter. But when Pelosi said it, Fox jumped on it to accuse her of “threaten(ing)” Gingrich with some secret information she had. Later, when Pelosi said she had no secret information, Fox accused her of lying.
On CNN, Pelosi was asked for her thoughts on the “possibility” that she might return to Washington in 2013 to a President Gingrich.
Pelosi responded: “Let me just say this. That will never happen… He’s not going to be President of the United States. That’s not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn’t going to happen.”
King pressed, “Why are you so sure?”
Here’s the “threat:” Pelosi answered, “There’s something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him, that’s their prerogative. I don’t even think that’s going to happen.”
Gingrich visited America’s Newsroom this morning in an interview that was more notable for what it revealed about tension in the Republican party than what it said about Pelosi. But in the final minute, host Martha MacCallum played the Pelosi clip.
“Look, I think if she knows something she ought to say it,” Gingrich said. “And if she doesn’t, she ought to quit saying it. But this is baloney… Frankly, I’d rather have her threaten me than endorse me.”
That brought a hearty chuckle from MacCallum.
“Civil” and “fair and balanced” Fox Nation printed an excerpt from a report in The Hill saying that Pelosi has said she “doesn’t have any dirt on Newt Gingrich.”
Rather than let the attack on Pelosi go for lack of evidence, Fox Nation wrote, “BUT WAIT… Pelosi Lies? – No New Dirt On Newt.”
I also saw a discussion about this on America Live today.
She can play the Gingrich tune on a fiddle I think. I tend to agree here,she’s got something cooking. She knows that the ultra RW are knee jerk reactionaries. And with this one comment they’ll kill themselves to come to Newt’s defense.
It’s almost mastermind-like. Makes my cold,black heart proud.
King: Mr. Speaker, how awesome are you?
Gingrich: So awesome.
Our report from the GOP war front: A nasty verbal fight within the Republican Party has escalated.
High End Hannocchio slaps down Michelle Malkin on his show for not supporting conservatives.
The Jim Crow TeaNuts disavows Lil’ Annie.
Republican leadership is no where to be find. They are letting the party crash and burn.
Methink’s Ms. Pelosi is just fucking with the freak-tards.
A – let it out that he is not the Anointed One
That is the most despicable thing I’ve ever heard during my Triumphant, Presidential, All Dancing Clown Show Charades! Ever!!!
But you are right, and here’s the other part: If Newt has nothing new to hide… why are both him and Fox News sweating over this? Nancy didn’t say she had some earth-shattering dirt on him, she gave her opinion why he’ll lose.
Short of playing a role in 9/11 or being the mastermind behind some future act of high treason, I can’t think of anything Newt could have done that’s worse than what we already know. But he must have still done something pretty bad for just that to shake him.
But, a turdball like Newt just brings that out in people I guess.
You tell ’em, Fox.
Who does she think she is — Donald Trump?
Trust me, Iâm an expert on this subject, never underestimate the cleverness of a women, especially when comes to dealing the stupidity of men.
One is the fact that the republicans that worked with him are not supporting him. That should be a BIG RED FLAG to his supporters today.
The other is his hubris. He has not changed. Watch old speeches and interviews with him. He thinks he is smarter, better, more deserving then anybody else.
When people like newt have been caught doing something illegal or unethical, it is usually not the first time they have done it. It is just the first time he was caught.
There is a reason why members of his own party don’t want him besides his unpredictability. They think he is unelectable. There is a reason for that.