When asked by Sean Hannity how Republicans are going to counter attacks by Democrats that their leadership doesn't care that they are supporting policies that characterize "Republicans as wanting to kick granny out on the street and have grandma and grandpa eat dog food", Newt Gingrich offered this defense of their incoming committee chairs.
HANNITY: Let’s look ahead to the next Congress. When they start to take power in the House on Jan. 5th and we have more Republican Senators, first order of business I think is going to be to repeal health care, cut spending. You lived through this. How long is it going to be before Democrats start characterizing Republicans as wanting to kick granny out on the street and have grandma and grandpa eat dog food.
GINGRICH: Well I’m sure some left wingers will start doing it on Christmas day. But I think the key is for Speaker Boehner and the Republican team in the House to calmly and methodically focus on job creation, then to focus on a series of hearings on Obama-care and then repeal it and begin to replace it with a much better plan, and then to cut spending and to control spending.
My understanding is, Congressman Paul Ryan, the new Chairman of The Budget Committee is ready to move on the spending side. I think Dave Camp is very prepared to move on the jobs side on Ways and Means and I think that Fred Upton is very prepared to move on Obama-care, so I think you’re going to see a Republican team in the House from day one prepared to move towards a healthier, more prosperous, more employed America. And I think that’s good news for the country.
I'm just curious how Paul Ryan, who wants to privatize Social Security among a ton of other terrible ideas with his Roadmap for America's Future, Dave Camp who supports outsourcing of American jobs and Fred Upton who wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- which despite all its faults is better than what any Republicans are offering as an alternative are in any way shape or form -- concerned about job creation in the United States or keeping our social safety nets intact so that we don't literally throw grandma and grandpa out on the streets and tell them to go eat dog food.
Republicans don't care about job creation and their policies don't create jobs. The only thing they care about are their rich campaign donors, and Newt is just doing a preemptive strike here with what's sure to be the backlash as that becomes more painfully obvious when they have to take some responsibility for governing with their control of the House.
They decided to ignore Darrell Issa and the endless hearings we're going to get out of his Oversight Committee and whether we're going to get to look forward to another set of impeachment hearings over bulls**t as we had when Bill Clinton was in office during which Newt Gingrich was blasting him for the same sexual improprieties he was participating in himself.
Hannity finished up the segment with trying to get Gingrich to say if he was running for president in 2012 by asking him where we'd see him campaigning. I think other than Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich is about the worst person the GOP could possibly nominate as their candidate, so hey... go for it, Newt.