Gingrich Paves Way For GOP To Back-Peddle Obama School Speech

Posted: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | Posted by Chico Brisbane | Labels: , , , , ,

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich began paving the way for rightwingers to back-peddle from their rhetoric regarding President Obama’s address to school kids. It is by no mistake that the former first lady Laura Bush and the former Speaker Gingrich came out at the last minute to praise the Presidents address. Former McCain staffer Nicole Wallace also made an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today an offered a nearly sympathetic tone towards the White House over the Van Jones debacle.

Gingrich spoke out in support of President Obama's "back-to-school speech" delivered to school children across the country. Gingrich's remarks came in the wake of an outlandish controversy stirred up by conservative commentators over the address.

"President Reagan did it, President H.W. Bush did it," Gingrich said on NBC's "Today" show. "If he could give a speech tomorrow night in the tone of his speech today to the students, this country would be much better off ... It's a good speech, I recommend it to everybody if you have any doubts."


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