Newt Gingrich Now Insulting Dead Presidents

Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: ,

Ronald Reagan, addressing U.N. on June 19, 1982:
I speak today as both a citizen of the United States and of the world. … My people have sent me here today to speak for them as citizens of the world, which they truly are, for we Americans are drawn from every nationality represented in this chamber today.

Newt Gingrich addressing GOP on June 8, 2009:
Let me be clear. I am not a citizen of the world! I think the entire concept is intellectual nonsense and stunningly dangerous.

[Video updated at 8:06AM, 6/10 with following clip.] The great difference between Reagan’s rhetorical skills and President Obama’s rhetorical skills are [sic] that Reagan used his rhetorical skills to shine light on truths and fundamental facts, Obama used his rhetorical skills to hide from fundamental facts.