Shit Newt Gingrich Says: A Brief History

'This is, in fact, World War III.' — Gingrich on the 2006 Israel/Lebanon conflict

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Prospective 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spoke out on Good Morning America yesterday with some counsel for likely Republican rival Sarah Palin: "She’s got to slow down," the former House Speaker said, "and be more careful and think through what she’s saying and how’s she’s saying it." Sage advice. Gingrich should consider taking it sometime.

Here, a brief, recent retrospective of the Shit Newt Gingrich Says:

"This is, in fact, World War III." — Gingrich on the 2006 Israel/Lebanon conflict

"The language of living in a ghetto." — Gingrich on Spanish

"There is a gay and secular fascism in this country that wants to impose its will on the rest of us, is prepared to use violence, to use harassment." — Gingrich on the gay marriage proponents

"Obama's trillion-dollar stimulus package is anti-Christian legislation." — Gingrich on the Recovery Act

"I'd find a way to... deliver a laser... This is a missile that is sitting there on a launch pad. You could take it out with very, very minimal risk to anybody." — Gingrich on preemptive war with North Korea

"The United States is not going to tolerate Hugo Chavez majoritarian rule in the Senate." — Gingrich on Democrats bypassing the filibuster

"There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia." — Gingrich on religious tolerance

"What if [Obama] is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together [his actions]? ... Obama gets up every morning with a worldview that is fundamentally wrong about reality... just factually insane." — Gingrich on the 44th President

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