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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:26 PM

Robert Reich shocks Newt Gingrich with his aggressive pushback

Robert Reich hammers Newt Gingrich after he blames Democrats for increasing poverty

“The war on poverty which next year we are going to celebrate the 50th anniversary in addition to the Civil Rights Act,” Reich interruped. “The war on poverty was successful for a time. What has happened, however, over the last 30 years is much of the, much of the ardor, much of the concern, much of what propelled that war on poverty has dissipated.”

“Why after five years of President Barack Obama, have we seen the problem worse?” ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl wondered.

“Well the problem is worse; I think it has something to do, perhaps, with the intransigence of the Speaker’s Party,” Reich explained. “Because every time there was a jobs bill, every time there was an effort to expand a low income housing, every time there was an effort to provide better opportunities for young people — We’re talking about equal opportunity…”


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The segment started with a video of Rush Limbaugh accusing the Pope of being a Marxist. Jonathan Karl asked Cokie Roberts about the Pope’s impact. She stated that the Pope has shaken up the church. He is bringing the church back to being more like Jesus. She is puzzled that some have reacted the way they have. “They clearly have not spent much time reading the New Testament,” she said

Robert Reich chimed in saying that the Pope had the temerity to take on supply side economics. Reich referred to supply side causing inequality as a kind of ‘savagery’.

Jonathan Karl then asked Newt Gingrich if Republicans should be talking about inequality. Gingrich said they should. He said the Republican Party needed to address some of the indifference his party has towards the very poor. Gingrich then tried to segue into claiming the war on poverty was a failure. It was clear Cokie Roberts was attempting to get in to refute Newt Gingrich but was ignored.

Robert Reich slams Newt Gingrich for GOP complicity in income inequality.
Instead Robert Reich chimed in and reminded Gingrich that in fact the war on poverty was successful. Reich then implied that it was policies of the last thirty years (Reaganomics) that stunted progress.

Jonathan Karl as most in the ‘Liberal Media‘ do, attempted to bolster the Republican (Newt Gingrich) by asking why in the five years of the Obama administration, inequality has gotten worse. Robert Reich went for the jugular. He said it perhaps had to do with the intransigence of Newt Gingrich’s Party, the Republican Party. “Every time there was a jobs bill. Every time there was an effort to expand low income housing, every time there was an effort to provide better opportunity for young people,” he said.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:38 PM

1. Gingrich's lie exposed.

His bullshit claim that all major American cities are governed by democrats. It's not just a mistake; its a deliberate lie.

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Mon Dec 16, 2013, 12:48 PM

2. by Egberto Willies = Robert Reich Slams Newt Gingrich

 

In this video clip (follow link) it seems no one is allowing Robert Reich to finish a complete thought.

Robert Reich Slams Newt Gingrich’s GOP For Inequality Policies (VIDEO)
December 15, 2013 http://egbertowillies.com/2013/12/15/robert-reich-newt-gingrichs-inequality/

The roundtable on ABC’s ThisWeek was sometimes entertaining. It was a relief to watch Robert Reich slap Newt Gingrich around some. Too often those on the Progressive side allow bullies like Newt Gingrich to intimidate them away from making their point.

Jonathan Karl made a very lousy moderator. Several times Cokie Roberts attempted to get into the discussion to add substantive input. She was ignored by Jonathan Karl who mostly concentrated on the men. It ranked of sexism. Gingrich got ample opportunity to misinform. Roberts attempted to refute Gingrich on policy and was summarily disregarded. She seemed visibly perturbed.

The segment started with a video of Rush Limbaugh implying the Pope was a Marxist. Jonathan Karl asked Cokie Roberts about the Pope’s impact. She stated that he has shaken up the church and is bringing it back to being more like Jesus. She is puzzled that some have reacted the way they have. “They clearly have not spent much time reading the New Testament,” she said

Robert Reich chimed in saying that the Pope had the temerity to take on supply side economics. Reich referred to supply side causing inequality as a kind of ‘savagery’.

Jonathan Karl then asked Newt Gingrich if Republicans should be talking about inequality. Gingrich said they should. He said the Republican Party needed to address some of the indifference his party has towards the very poor. Gingrich then tried to segue into claiming the war on poverty was a failure. It was clear Cokie Roberts was attempting to get in to refute Newt Gingrich but was ignored.

Instead Robert Reich chimed in and reminded Gingrich that in fact the war on poverty was successful. Reich then implied that it was policies of the last thirty years (Reaganomics) that stunted progress. ............

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