Newt Gingrich makes a fool of himself contradicting president Ronald Reagan

Discussion in 'Politics' started by OPTIONAL777, Jun 9, 2009.


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    In reports on Newt Gingrich's June 8 speech to the Senate and House Republican campaign committees, CNN senior political correspondent Candy Crowley and CQ Politics' Jonathan Allen reported Gingrich's claim that "I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous." Both Crowley and Allen reported that the line was a jab at President Obama, but failed to report that former President Ronald Reagan made similar remarks. In a July 2008 speech in Berlin, Germany, Obama described himself as "a citizen -- a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world." In a June 17, 1982, speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Reagan similarly said, "I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world."
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    Have you ever looked on it this way??

    I am a citizen of TN & USA;
    but if i only pay attention to or simply focus on USA, & IGNORE TN laws & customs- not wise @ all.

    Also having traveled abroad more than a few times;
    no way is USA simply another cookie cutter part of the ''world''

    And specifically another danger, as Mr Newt implied;
    most[majority of nations, USSR, Arab nations.......]''stunningly dangerous] hate Israel guts, quite different from many in USA:cool:
  3. So President Ronald Reagan was wrong and Newt is right?

  4. Reagan was first,foremost, and at his core an American.

    who the hell Obama is , is anyone's guess
  5. The appropriate answer is when has Gingrich not made a fool of self?

    If one talks enough then one will surely make a fool of oneself at some point or another.