The Corner

Schumer on Gingrich: ‘It was refreshing to hear such candor from a top Republican’

Chucky is excellent at rubbing salt into wounds like this:

“Newt and I are considered political opposites, but I couldn’t agree more with what he said Sunday about the plan to end Medicare,” Schumer said. “He acknowledged that it is right wing social engineering.”

“It was refreshing to hear such candor from a top Republican,” Schumer continued. “Gingrich was saying what everyone knows to be true: The plan is extreme.”

Schumer added that the fact that Republicans turned so aggressively on Gingrich proves that they have become far more extreme than they were in Gingrich’s heyday — and vowed that Dems would continue pounding away at this theme.

[. . .]

“I feel for Speaker Gingrich,” Schumer continued. “ He’s entered the race only to find out that the Republican Party has been pushed considerably futher to the right than the party he led in the 1990s. His party has turned him into a political outcast.”

“We will not miss a single opportunity of reminding the public what it means for seniors,” Schumer concluded.

Then you have Newt saying, with a straight face, that “Any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood.”

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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