Newt Gingrich On the President's Nobel Peace Prize

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The mastermind of 1994's "Republican Revolution," former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, has never been shy with his opinion. He joins us this morning giving his read on President Obama's accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.

"I thought the speech was actually very good. And he clearly understood that he had been given the prize prematurely, but he used it as an occasion to remind people, first of all, as he said: that there is evil in the world. I think having a liberal president who goes to Oslo on behalf of a peace prize and reminds the committee that they would not be free, they wouldn't be able to have a peace prize, without having force... I thought in some ways it's a very historic speech. And the President, I think, did a very good job of representing the role of America which has been that of – at the risk of lives of young Americans – creating the fabric of security within which you could have a Martin Luther King Jr. or you could have a Mahatma Gandhi."
— Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, on President Obama's acceptance speech before the Nobel Committee

Guests:

Newt Gingrich

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Neil

John, you let Newt's contention that the Martin Luther King jr. owed something to the US government's for their protection from White Segregationist go unchallenged. The nicest word I have for that is extremely unfortunate.

He should be ashamed of himself for such a suggestion. What protection does he speak of? He was never afforded the protections of a prominent white citizen . To the contrary, he was considered an enemy of the US by such people as the head of the FBI. They spied on him and tried to discredit him.

In my humble opinion this is a good reason as to why such an either ignorant or ideologically blind figure such as Newt Gingrich should not be allowed on your airwaves. He is a disservice to your audience, again in my humble opinion.

Thanks for listening

Dec. 10 2009 11:55 PM

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