Posted by Farkley Bugg | Posted in Election 2012, Politics
Posted on 17-10-2011 | E-mail this to a friend
WASHINGTON. The Republican Party officially kicked out Newt Gingrich for saying possibly nice things about President Obama’s kids.
The issue arose during a campaign dinner appearance by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in Iowa at the Ames Republican Club. In the question-and-answer period after his well-received speech where he gave a vicious critique of every aspect of the Obama presidency, Gingrich was asked about his views of the Obama family. “I guess the kids are OK,” answered Gingrich.
Persons present said the room went silent. Philippa Anderson who was there said, “You could hear a pin drop. Then the boos started, low key at first, then overwhelming.” Gingrich looked startled and left the podium when the outraged crowd began to throw food, glasses, and small waiters.
Late that night after a rushed telephone conference call the Republican National Committee formally ousted Gingrich and issued a public apology. “Newt violated the First Principle of Republicanism: Never, ever say anything nice about Hussein Obama or anything he has anything to do with.”
Gingrich issued his own statement apologizing for the “slip up.” “In the heat of a campaign sometimes a candidate will unintentionally say something flat out wrong. What I meant to say was that I am sure the kids are at risk of serious mental harm by their constant exposure to socialism and anti-American thought that permeates the Obama White House. At the least, the child welfare authorities should launch an intensive investigation that will likely lead to having the kids removed from the Obama influence and placed in a real American home.”