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Newt Gingrich Declares: "I Am Not A Citizen Of The World!"

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This evening at a Washington DC fundraiser, in a statement that can best be described as regressive American exceptionalism, former Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich said of himself:

    "I am not a citizen of the world. I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous!"

Witness the video below of Mr. Gingrich's pronouncement that defines in two simple sentences the elitism, racism and egotism that have destroyed his Republican Party:


The question is, how can this protectionist, elitist, and even racist declaration be in the best interests of America, which despite Mr. Gingrich's supremacist notion, is part of the global community?

What's most frightening is the air of superiority with which Gingrich made his statement. Staring straight into the camera before a room of Republicans, this leader of his party defamed any benefit he might derive as a citizen of the world. With George W's arrogance, Dick Cheney's sociopathy, and Donald Rumsfeld's bravado all rolled into one, Gingrich equates a citizen of the world to "intellectual nonsense." He typifies the very characteristics of the Bush years that thrust this nation into its abyss.

Clearly Gingrich's "I'm not a citizen of the world" is a slam on Obama after the President's recent Mid-East & Europe tour. But undermining Obama's global popularity won't alter the fact that Gingrich could never achieve such acceptance. In the ever blending global arena, Gingrich is consistently bland.


Mr. Gingrich, if you are NOT a citizen of this world, then stay the eff out of it. Go back where you were ten years ago when you were forced from the House in disgrace.

 

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The vast majority of Americans do not believe that... by Doc "Old Codger" McCoy on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:19:04 AM
Hey, us old codgers gotta stick together. I taugh... by Dak on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:59:39 AM
I feel this statement is soooo wrong. I went to 23... by sandy valencour on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:27:19 PM
I am a bit younger than you and grew up military a... by Donna Vogelpohl on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 7:50:50 AM
I am a citizen of the United States of America... ... by Dennis Kaiser on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:08:31 AM
then what planet do you claim as your own? Bein... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:33:51 AM
Your first bigggg mistake is reading only the US n... by Dak on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:08:42 AM
The actual statement about not being a 'citize... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:02:34 AM
hired the US army to illegally attack, invade, occ... by sliphoch on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:55:44 PM
The only allegiance Newt gingrich serves is the ol... by liberalsrock on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:25:36 AM
To me being a citizen of the World means that I pu... by Philip Pease on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:34:55 AM
give us standing to deport that alien from this wo... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:39:41 AM
You remember that bit in the first MIB movie when ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:17:02 AM
it was a tragic oversight.... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:38:46 AM
is much better off without such a citizen.  A... by GL Rowsey on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:15:17 AM
Thank you, Linda!!! I marked this as "Must re... by Dak on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:48:10 AM
 Have always disdained Gingrich. However, I p... by richard on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:49:07 AM
my reply option does not work. But  I agree w... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:23:15 PM
I don't think that we who call ourselves World... by wagelaborer on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:09:10 PM
As stated, I agree with your sentiments wholeheart... by reasonableperson on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:24:36 PM
We seem to be in a state where we pretend that bad... by wagelaborer on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:57:48 PM
And that's why the newt is opposed to the word... by wagelaborer on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:10:22 PM
1. Cheney, Bush- senior and the fat cats who broug... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:25:25 PM
Michael Moore has to be taken with a large pinch o... by sliphoch on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 2:26:33 PM
"I repeat take Michael Moore under advisement, he ... by Maxwell on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:08:33 AM
Well, I for one agree with Newt the nit. He needs ... by sandy valencour on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 1:42:14 PM
Wow, I believe I'm a citizen of the United Sta... by reasonableperson on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 6:15:47 PM
further, the new imperialism will ultimately be in... by richard on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 7:36:32 PM
I'm sure the world is wipping over this...And ... by Sister Begonia on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 8:39:19 PM
We were, after all, born here. And in a world that... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 9:41:08 PM
It was a filmed performance of stand-up comedy by ... by GL Rowsey on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:07:13 PM
was a line from the movie Head of State which accu... by luckydjw on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 10:53:04 PM
'Sokay, we don't want him.signed, The Worl... by B. Ross Ashley on Tuesday, Jun 9, 2009 at 11:31:47 PM
Citizen, resident, it’s all semantics. ... by Dave Kisor on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:59:04 AM
cit·i·zen    (st-zn) KEY &... by Donna Vogelpohl on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:30:21 AM
that the second definition is 'resident' which I d... by richard on Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 at 7:12:37 PM
when he says that he is not a citizen of this worl... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Jun 11, 2009 at 12:40:51 AM