New Gingrich ad: America’s starting to look like Cuba

posted at 1:20 pm on January 30, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It wouldn’t be a Florida presidential primary without Cuba playing a big part in the debate, and Newt Gingrich doesn’t fail to deliver on some red meat here. In a new ad that has gone out in both English and Spanish, the ad shows one Cuban-American warning that the US is “starting to look like the country my parents fled.” The language is actually harsher in Spanish than English:

In a new Spanish-language ad, former House speaker Newt Gingrich suggests — through Cuban-American speakers — that President Obama is headed down the same path as Fidel Castro.

“My parents came to America looking for freedom and opportunity, and now America is starting to look like the country my parents fled,” says a young man in the English version of the ad.

“With things like government-run health care, and taxing businesses out of business,” a young woman continues. “But Newt Gingrich wants to rebuild the America that we love.” The man returns to say, “My family knows what it is to lose the country they love. They won’t stand by and watch it happen to this one.”

The Miami Herald translated the Spanish version, in which some of the language appears to be a little harsher — “socialized medicine” is used intead of “government-run health care.”

It’s more than a bit hyperbolic — we’re not even approaching the UK and Canada yet, let alone Cuba — but the Cuban card usually makes for good politics in Florida.  Marco Rubio certainly talks about the experiences of his family as Cuban exiles as a learning experience that guides his political philosophy, although I’m not sure that he’d go so far as to say that America’s looking a little Castroish these days.  Ted Cruz has done the same in Texas to good effect.  Both of these men have more personal connections to that comparison, but that doesn’t really make a lot of difference; no one expects Gingrich to say soy un Cubano, either.  Best of all, the ad attacks in the right direction — Barack Obama — rather than back into the GOP.  Think of this as a water’s-edge boundary, only applied to the primary race.


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Especially after Newt makes them all dependent citizens of the state.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on January 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Newt for the individual mandate, before he was against it

hanzblinx on January 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Conservatism from Newt?

So does this mean that the whining and the OWS claptrap is over?

beatcanvas on January 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Do you hear that, Newt? That… is the sound of inevitability.

Goodbye, Mr Gingrich.

JohnGalt23 on January 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Newt is campaigning with the full-fledged tactics of a liberal. First he attacks capitalism like an OWS protester, then he questions others’ credibility despite lying himself, and now it sounds like he’s injecting racial politics into the campaign?

Is Newt going to feature a Chinese woman in a campaign ad speaking broken “Engrish” saying America has become like her former country?

Aizen on January 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

For the record: The Miami Herald just established that in their view “socialized medicine” and “government-run health care” are interchangeable terms.

QFT

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Parts of California are looking pretty third world. Victor Davis Hanson has written about it.

BuckeyeSam on January 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

With the Newt approved federal mandate we get closer to Cuba.

tommer74 on January 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Identity politics are what made this country great.

a capella on January 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“Buy this, or go to Jail”

-Governor Mitt Romney

“Comprar este o ir a la cárcel”

-Governor Mitt Romney

portlandon on January 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Newt must be in So Miami …

tarpon on January 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

where’s my ration of awesome friggin’ cigars then, dammit?/

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Newt for the individual mandate, before he was against it

hanzblinx on January 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Yah, and Mittens has ALWAYS been for socialized medicine and the mandate and will be still for it in the unlikely event he were to become Potus.

KirknBurker on January 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

It’s more than a bit hyperbolic — we’re not even approaching the UK and Canada yet, let alone Cuba…

When it comes to economic freedom, we’re not “approaching” Canada, we’re below it and moving downward at an accelerating rate. We are approaching the UK, and can expect to overtake it in our race for the bottom in 2014.

Fabozz on January 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Anybody hear Rush’s rant on the campaign between Adams and Jefferson? Trust me, this is weak gruel compared to the way it used to be.

platypus on January 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM

where’s my ration of awesome friggin’ cigars then, dammit?/

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 1:29 PM

It’s coming along with your rum ration. Wait patiently.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Desperation.

bopbottle on January 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Maybe I missed something, but didn’t the most prominent Cuban-American who’s parents escape just endorse or at least defended Romney?

Zaggs on January 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Well, if Obama is not a communist he certainly is a socialist/leaning communist.

The U.S. is not there yet, but she is on the way. The bus has left the station a while ago, like 40+ years ago. It’s hard to stop.

Weasely RINOs, as close as possible to the left, are not going to put a dent on those brakes.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

But do the Cubans on the moon get a kosher meal before evil rich people like Romney steal everything first?

Trying to keep up.

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 1:32 PM

True Conservatives are for Newt…..Go Newt this is a long race.

Shain1611 on January 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

hanzblinx on January 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Mitt folks have amnesia or are bigger hypocrites than the Obama goons. You folks should omit flip-flopping topics, always.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

No matter what

Viva Cuba libre!!!

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Yes, let’s attack Newt over this ad going after Obama, since Romney has FL in the bag and wasn’t mentioned in the ad. Romney gets similar treatment, then, since burning bridges is the new strategy for unity. *facepalm*

Christien on January 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Almost half of the voting age subjects of America are Socialists. From their mommy-led families [by Socialist design] to their indoctrination in the public schools [also, by Socialist design] they’ve been born and bred to be dependent on the State.

That is why America is on the verge of collapse. That is why elections, from here on, will be 51%-49%, at best.

Half of all Americans are now cattle. They are mooing in the fields, waiting for the farmer to come feed them.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

It’s more than a bit hyperbolic

That’s pretty much all Newt has, oh yeah I forgot, add unprincipled and vindictive. Perfect!

dmann on January 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Desperation.

bopbottle on January 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Really? I’d say it’s pretty smart, considering this.

Gingrich wins support from nation’s largest Hispanic-GOP group

Newt Gingrich has earned the endorsement of Somos Republicans, the nation’s largest Hispanic Republican group, in an announcement that could help the House Speaker as the presidential campaign shifts towards South Carolina and Florida.

[...] The group says it has a membership of more than 6,000 Hispanic Republicans. While the Hispanic population is low in South Carolina — representing fewer than 5 percent of the population — Hispanic Republicans represent a far wider influence in Florida, where they make up more than 17 percent of the population.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Gingrich’s words are most decidedly NOT “hyperbole” Ed.

Compared to Germany’s hyper-regulated health system, ObamaCare IS absolutely more socialistic. Cuba *IS* socialist, hence a reasonable comparison.

And ORomneyCare? Read:

Romney Explains Why He Can’t Beat Obama

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/30/romney-explains-why-he-cant-be

DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS: UNLEASH GINGRICH IN 2012!

Czar of Defenestration on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

True Conservatives are for Newt…..Go Newt this is a long race.

Shain1611 on January 30, 2012 at 1:34 PM

How many ex-wives are “conservatives” cool with nowadays?

Because I’ve lost count.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Viva Cuba libre!!!

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM

spiced or non-spiced?

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Newt is not Conservative.Talk about changing positions.

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Half of all Americans are now cattle. They are mooing in the fields, waiting for the farmer to come feed them.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 1:37 PM

This is why I am not hopeful, no matter who wins the election.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Like Newt or hate him, the bits in the ad about America becoming Cuba are dead on.

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Newt is not Conservative.Talk about changing positions.

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM

You might want to ask wife #3 about that as well.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

OK, Tina,

Now, post a Romney ad going after Obama, so he can get a knee-jerk dissing.

Christien on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You might want to ask wife #3 about that as well.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Amazing people are obsessing over someones love life while the country burns to the ground.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

How many ex-wives are “conservatives” cool with nowadays?

Because I’ve lost count.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Meaning you have nothing.

Go Newt!

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

There should have been a hot young Cuban in the ad proclaiming, “Newt is muy caliente…Muy, muy, muy caliente.
:)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

This is why I am not hopeful, no matter who wins the election.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I’m not hopeful, either. I’m 53 and, unfortunately, I’m going to see the destruction of my country. I had hoped that it would come after my demise – my hopes have been dashed.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Lessons on how not to run on the shining city on the hill, beacon of freedom, we have a rendezvous with history.

The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas – a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated — Ronald Reagan

If you’re not winning using this, you’re not winning in your heart.

Speakup on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

How many ex-wives are “conservatives” cool with nowadays?

Because I’ve lost count.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Let’s see—Reagan had one ex-wife

Carter, Clinton and Obama have had no ex wives.

So my answer is—”at least one”

dirtseller on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

You might want to ask wife #3 about that as well.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

That lame talking point is so 3 weeks ago.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Mitt is a liberal.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Newt is not Conservative.Talk about changing positions.

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Amnesia and hypocrisy are indignant.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Because I’ve lost count.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Dude, you don’t remember how many wives you’ve had? I wouldn’t tell that. They all blur together for you or what?

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Let’s see—Reagan had one ex-wife

Carter, Clinton and Obama have had no ex wives.

So my answer is—”at least one”

dirtseller on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

LOL. Way to slap that nonsense down. Guess that means Romney isn’t qualified.

Christien on January 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Newt is not Conservative.Talk about changing positions.

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Make me laugh. Is Romney?

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Meaning you have nothing.

Go Newt!

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

What do you have, the re-definition of “conservatism” every 10 minutes to suit whatever pathetically weak-charactered, weak-minded candidate of the day you have?

Man turns his back on his family, he ain’t no candidate of mine.

THAT’s conservative. Not what your pill popping five wife fat guy talk show host is going to tell you though.

Old school conservative.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Since I can’t understand rationale of ad-is it pro-gingrich or anti romney

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Man turns his back on his family, he ain’t no candidate of mine.

THAT’s conservative. Not what your pill popping five wife fat guy talk show host is going to tell you though.

Old school conservative.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Newts done more for conservatism in one day than you will do in your whole life.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

your pill popping five wife fat guy talk show host

You’ve had enough of the conservative-entertainment-industrial-complex? Or you like it when the quitter does it?

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

It’s more than a bit hyperbolic — we’re not even approaching the UK and Canada yet, let alone Cuba — but the Cuban card usually makes for good politics in Florida.
Ed, I strongly disagree. The situation in the United States has deteriorated faster than people realize. Our health care system has not yet degenerated to the levels of Canada and the UK, but that’s mostly because Obamacare has yet to be fully implemented. If it does, we will race to the bottom with them in short order. In economic terms, though, we’ve been giving Canada and the UK a run for their money in government intervention for quite some time.

Shump on January 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Since I can’t understand rationale of ad-is it pro-gingrich or anti romney

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Pro saving America, while you can, and forcefully.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Ed Morrissey,

Newt’s knowledge of foreign health care systems juxtaposes wonderfully over your ignorance thereof!

I am Canadian and I am going to help you with the facts that you lately can’t seem to grasp.

Americans spend almost triple what Canadians do on health care. The result is that Americans have more choice and better access, but they are breaking the bank. You have an unsustainable health care system.

The American health care system is the most expensive in the world by far. Yet, you have a huge percentage of citizens dependent on Medicare, Medicaid and other forms of government aid. Furthermore, employers kick in for health insurance which is a direct transfer of wealth from employer to employee.

This looks like Socialism to me!

Ed, your stunning ignorance of how the American health system compares to other countries in cost, access, delivery, and shared burden is shameful for someone who considers himself to be a pundit!

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Mitt is a liberal.

ask the mass. democratic party if he is a liberal. I think he’s a moderate-they think he’s a conservative

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Obama will run from his right.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

looking good Newt! I just donated yesterday.

We have to fight these rino’s all the way to the convention.

exceller on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Make me laugh. Is Romney?

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:48 PM

No . Not the “Conservative” everyone is obviously hoping for. looking our perceived “dream” Conservative is not going to happen. We must play with the hand we’ve been dealt and make our only objective the defeat of Obama. Right now,in my opinion, the Candidate with the best chance is Romney. Just can’t see Gingrich in the same light.

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

ALLEN WEST…….OFF THE gop PLANTATION!!!

I’m telling you the gop is just as corrupt as the Democrat party is. You mean to tell me that the gop dominated legisltature is going to let Wasserman-Schultz keep her seat but West will be effectively cut out of his?

The republican party is dead.

PappyD61 on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Newt is a fraud, and anyone who supports him is a fraud. Just cause you enjoy inflammatory @ssholes, please don’t push them on the rest of us honest voters.

rubberneck on January 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Unless I misheard the last statement in the ad, the group statement, “He’s very viable.” If that’s correct, then this ad wins worst tagline of the year!

Bmore on January 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Newts done more for conservatism in one day than you will do in your whole life.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Yeah, my 22+ years in the Navy were all for nothing, raising my family, my daughters. Nothing.

And my negatives aren’t nearly as high as his are.

Maybe I should have raised cats like Rush does, so when he and Newt get Barry re-elected, I could flee the country while it burns, satisfied I struck a blow for “conservatism”.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM

ask the mass. democratic party if he is a liberal. I think he’s a moderate-they think he’s a conservative

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

I wouldn’t trust the words of Democrats and liberals.

They think Obama isn’t a liberal, for God’s sake.

Aizen on January 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The republican party is dead.

PappyD61 on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I voted for Newt, but if the “time-share” salesman ends up as our nom. I am voting Johnson.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Glad you comment here. You have most fact correct, but not all of them.

The cost never stays with the employer. It always gets deducted from the employee, but ultimately from the consumer.

The high cost of healthcare in the U.S. gets picked up by the insured and the taxpayers, the consumers, to support the looters/moochers, as all else ‘works’ in socialism.

Don’t criticize Ed on things he knows.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

looking good Newt! I just donated yesterday.

We have to fight these rino’s all the way to the convention.

exceller on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

LOL…what a waste. He’s about to lose by 20 points and drop out.

rubberneck on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

What do you have, the re-definition of “conservatism” every 10 minutes to suit whatever pathetically weak-charactered, weak-minded candidate of the day you have?

Man turns his back on his family, he ain’t no candidate of mine.

THAT’s conservative. Not what your pill popping five wife fat guy talk show host is going to tell you though.

Old school conservative.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Mitt turned his back on the conservatives in his state. It is because he isn’t a conservative and never has been, I won’t be a part of mitt’s fake conservatism no matter what ugly names you call Newt (or anybody else who you don’t agree with). You are a joke.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

dirtseller on January 30, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Carter, and Obama having only one wife is a valid, genuine claim.

CLINTON having only one wife is MEANINGLESS. Claiming ‘one wife’ status for any man who has a list of ‘concubines’ that would rival King Solomon, just doesn’t fly.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

rubberneck on January 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Your statement is a fraud.

Bmore on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Also, if you read up, due to personal challenges and other experiences, Ed knows more about healthcare, domestic and foreign, than about 1000 of us put together.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

What, all three of them in Massachusetts.

Go turn out your radio to figure out how to respond.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Yeah, my 22+ years in the Navy were all for nothing, raising my family, my daughters. Nothing.

Let me know when you bring a conservative majority to congress after 40 years in the wilderness.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 1:59 PM

sandee on January 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Obama, the charlatan, will run to the right of Romney, just because he can. His capos, incl. the media, will do the rest. There is not enough differentiation, no matter how hard you will try.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Maybe I should have raised cats like Rush does, so when he and Newt get Barry re-elected, I could flee the country while it burns, satisfied I struck a blow for “conservatism”.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Well, why wait? I have a feeling that if you would leave, you’d be striking a blow for conservatism.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

You’ve had enough of the conservative-entertainment-industrial-complex? Or you like it when the quitter does it?

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I find them vastly entertaining and occasionally enlightening, although I don’t have time to listen to them hardly ever, at this point.

Taking direction from guys I have almost nothing at all in common with as far as income, values and really knowledge. I know more about how the government operates than these guys do, they know how to attract listeners and that’s about it.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

LOL…what a waste. He’s about to lose by 20 points and drop out.

rubberneck on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Whomever you favor, don’t invest your 401k, or buy lottery tickets, based on this statement.

Also, put away your pipes, cigars, cakes and the champagne. The fat lady will sing way later.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Go turn out your radio to figure out how to respond.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

There’s no need.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Well, why wait? I have a feeling that if you would leave, you’d be striking a blow for conservatism.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

I have a feeling your definition of conservatism blows – in the wind, according to whatever flavor of the day you find.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Taking direction from guys I have almost nothing at all in common with as far as income, values and really knowledge. I know more about how the government operates than these guys do, they know how to attract listeners and that’s about it.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:01 PM

lol

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

There’s no need.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I forgot about Sarah’s Facebook Page, you’ll always have that.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Obama, the charlatan, will run to the right of Romney, just because he can. His capos, incl. the media, will do the rest. There is not enough differentiation, no matter how hard you will try.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM

This. Mister .5% does not stand a chance.

jsunrise on January 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I have a feeling your definition of conservatism blows – in the wind, according to whatever flavor of the day you find.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Nope, I’m not like mitt.

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

newt might as well head to the next state. he is pretty much done for in florida

fwm299 on January 30, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I’m getting a little cynical about these “___ is not conservative” posts.

No politician is totally conservative, and the more successful one has been in politics, the more it came by compromising and dealing with liberals to get things done. The only politicians who never had to make a deal with liberals are the ones who never held elected office. Either that, or they never accomplished a thing. Reagan himself had a few liberal skeletons in his closet.

I’m willing to bet that you folks posting the “___ is not conservative” posts are holding onto a number of opinions that are also not conservative (no offense).

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I forgot about Sarah’s Facebook Page, you’ll always have that.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Well, who else? lol

tinkerthinker on January 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

It doesn’t matter if you call it govt run health care or socialized medicine, either way, we lose the best health care in the world. Take a look at the big kahuna, Medicare. You need to see a statement from a doctor who gets his bill reduced and see what MC pays, with the remainder being what you owe to understand that it will be less enticing for someone to become a doctor. If Mitt gets in and just tinkers at the edges of Ocare to make it better, who do we get to say TOLDYA to?

Kissmygrits on January 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Don’t criticize Ed on things he knows.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:57 PM

You miss my point; which is that a huge portion of American health care costs are already carried by somebody other than the user/recipient.

Americans pay on average $4271 per capita for health care compared to $1939 in Canada and $1675 in the UK. (in USD)

This is Socialism and America is far closer to Canada or the UK than you realize.

The big difference is that Americans pay exorbitantly more over all but, do have the best delivery of services.

I repeat: Ed, does not know what he is talking about.

Newt does!

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

A friend of mine is a Doctor & I asked him about people without Insurance – are they more of a burden than illeagals getting free hospital care — they are only a drop in the bucket compared to people with no insurance – and most people choose not to carry any – a guy in his office making $40,000 a year he cited as one example — according to him ..

wheels on January 30, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Go turn out your radio to figure out how to respond.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Oh, aren’t you just sooooooo smarht?

Rush to Newt: Stop whining about negative campaigning

But, since you appear to think Rush doesn’t know what he’s talking about, I guess that means Gingrich should ignore his advice.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Also, if you read up, due to personal challenges and other experiences, Ed knows more about healthcare, domestic and foreign, than about 1000 of us put together.

Schadenfreude on January 30, 2012 at 1:58 PM

If what you state is true, then Ed’s commentary makes no sense.

However, I guess one has to write what one has to write when shilling for Romney!

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

The Panda is pandering?
No!
I’m shocked…just shocked!
To the moon! To the moon!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS: UNLEASH GINGRICH IN 2012!

Czar of Defenestration on January 30, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Hey Ed, this poster has been cut and pasting this to multiple threads. Exact same post on the Gallup Poll thread just a few minutes earlier:

DON’T BELIEVE THE POLLS: UNLEASH GINGRICH IN 2012!

Czar of Defenestration on January 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Wasn’t another Noob banned a couple of weeks ago for doing the same thing?

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM

His rhetoric is so ever the top.

dczombie on January 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Squinty, the most electable thinks Prez Foodstamp is a nice guy. More proof of Squinty’s penetratingly moderate insights. Expect little change from Foodstamp’s policy out of Squinty.

kenny on January 30, 2012 at 2:23 PM

The Panda is pandering?
No!
I’m shocked…just shocked!
To the moon! To the moon!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Yeah, kind of like Romney standing in front of a Navy Carrier yesterday in Panama City, talking about how much he was going to increase military strength if he’s elected.

Imagine that.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 2:24 PM

One “-care” to rule them all.
One “-care” to find them.
One “-care” to treat them all,
and by no options bind them.

Whether it is Obamacare, Romneycare, Hillarycare, socialized medicine or nationalized medicine it will be at considerable cost to Liberty when a DC bureaucrat exclusively holds the keys to your health care and by monopoly you are stuck with it.

If anyone thinks the EPA has America by the ‘nads already let their bureaucratic equivalent control your health and you ain’t seen nothing yet.

viking01 on January 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Best of all, the ad attacks in the right direction — Barack Obama — rather than back into the GOP.

About time.

Mr. Prodigy on January 30, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Americans pay on average $4271 per capita for health care compared to $1939 in Canada and $1675 in the UK. (in USD)

Sparky5253 on January 30, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I’m Canadian. The fact is that if you pay more you are either getting something better in some way, or are getting ripped off. One reason America spends more is because they have more, and can afford to spend more.

I wish that our health care service was better. I wish our spending approached the US spending. But while the government controls the healthcare purse strings, and a chunk of health spending actually goes to bureaucrats, we’re stuck.

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 30, 2012 at 2:27 PM

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