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Gingrich: Rand Paul should have answered civil rights question by blaming Democrats

Gingrich, like a lot of Republicans did last week, suggests that Paul could have easily flipped the script. "The first thing any libertarian should say about the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is that segregation as imposed by Democrats through the state governments was a good example of why libertarians oppose government," he said. "Without the government, under the Democrats, imposing segregation -- without the Democratic sheriff of Birmingham using police dogs on the cover of Newsweek, without the Democratic governor of Arkansas trying to prevent children from going to school, without the Democratic governor of Alabama standing in the door of the schoolhouse, you wouldn't have had to have the federal government bring power to bear against the state governments... you ought to go on offense and first point out to all these nice liberals that it was their party which imposed segregation, it was their party which kept blacks subservient, it was their party that created that mess."

By David Weigel  |  May 28, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Conservatives , Newt Gingrich  
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Last call

Sorry about some lighter blogging today -- between some meetings and a Bloggingheads that was beset (and for now, killed) by technical difficulties, I did not get to spend as much time with Movable Type as I like. Dan Balz...

By David Weigel  |  April 13, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Newt Gingrich  
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Gingrich: Republicans would win a showdown on de-funding health-care reform

At a luncheon at the Heritage Foundation -- his second meeting with conservative journalists and bloggers today -- Newt Gingrich expanded a bit on his argument, made most recently at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, that a new Republican Congress...

By David Weigel  |  April 13, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  2010 Election , Health Care , Newt Gingrich  
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Gingrich: Republicans can win in 2010 and 'defund' the Democratic agenda

NEW ORLEANS -- When I asked if I could see a copy of Newt Gingrich's speech to the SRLC, I was rebuffed for a good reason -- there was no prepared text. Gingrich let us know it. After walking through...

By David Weigel  |  April 8, 2010; 9:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Newt Gingrich , SRLC  
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