September 13th, 2010
09:50 PM ET

Has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gone too far?: Join the Live Chat

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Has former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gone too far? Comments he made this past weekend about President Obama have some of his fellow conservatives crying foul. Among other things, Gingrich accused Obama of having a “Kenyan, anti-colonial” agenda and worldview.

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Rick Gee

    The infrastructure in this country should be monitored better anyway... Think about it and how easy something like that could have been done by terroists? POTUS is emphasizing infrastructure for a reason......

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Karen, MN

    Thanks for the inspirational shot. It made my Monday.
    Good night. Pleasant dreams. With a wish that ever dream comes true.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Chi

    Good night AC and 360ers 🙂

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Eveyone! Sweet dreams of love!

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Sylvia Melchior-Walsh

    Response to Gingrich’s statement about the anti-colonial mindset of President Obama.

    Who is going to buy this analysis? Perhaps the uneducated masses marching to the drum of the Tea party propaganda. First of all, President Obama was born in the US, he was raised by his white mother and grandparents and he only saw his Kenyan father once in his life.

    According to Gingrich, Obama's world-view is shaped by an anti-colonial mindset. I guess, Gingrich suggests that a colonial mindset is more appropriate. Wow! Not surprising for a white right-winger, who benefits from belonging to the mainstream colonial power elite.

    Upon reflection, it is clear that Native Americans (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) are slowly becoming conscientizised to the fact that for too long they have internalized a colonial mindset, which has kept them in their place (reservations). A decolonized worldview would benefit all people, but for that to occur, the masses would have to become educated about the colonial history on the American continent.

    Anti-colonial thinking is the opposite of colonial thinking, so Mr. Gingrich, you certainly have shown your true colors by this mindless babble. I give you this, you have a colonial mindset and it obviously reflects the worldview of your white immigrant ancestors.

    Sylvia Melchior-Walsh, Ph.D.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The 'underwear bomber' has alot of homework to do if he is going to represent himself in his court case!

    I commend the boy with spinal bifida on doing what he likes regardless of physical abilities, but, ouch!

    Have a good night all

    September 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Sharon Hastings

    Good night everyone. Good show and comments.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Nancy, and Starr.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Anderson & Team 360. I wish you a safe aND pleasant day tomorrow.

    Good night ALL, great blog. I wish you a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    I can't
    believe this kid in the WC! Good for him!!

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Emily

    Good night Anderson, Isha, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, David & Isabel, Megan, Nicole, Sree, Nancy, Gloria, Starr, & Bloggers!

    Have a great night & see you tomorrow!

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  11. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That's cool!

    September 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show this evening Anderson.

    Stay safe everyone.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  13. cicly

    brave guy, but sore.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Emily

    That's great!! Congrats to him

    September 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  15. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    There is a device that will detect exactly where the gas is coming.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  16. Emily

    How much longer will BP be drilling for?

    September 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Di

    How can a show with Mr. Moore be anything but brilliant? Has he been wrong yet? Thanks for another great show, sweet dreams, Anderson

    September 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Kaytee

    Just as I have no real problem with churches built near places where Christians have committed atrocities (gasp) or Catholic churches near playgrounds, I have no problem with the mosque. And I just don't believe those polls they come up with.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Sofie

    Is it possible that opposing this mosque so vehemently is considered insulting to the victims of the same plot on 9/11 who died at the Pentagon? I wonder how their families feel, knowing that when an interfaith centre was dedicated within the Pentagon, only 1 year after 9/11, everyone was quiet then but now they are outraged for the victims and their families with the building of an interfaith centre/mosque 2 blocks away. Please know I am not expressing my personal feelings here.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Nancy in Oregon

    Good night people....starr, Emily, JoAnn. Rest well. (I had an exciting 'bear event' today and will either sleep like a log or not at all!)

    September 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Angelle

    Newt Gingrich is just another radical politician trying to tear @ the fiber of this President & continuing to plant & spread fear in the minds of his followers.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They did not act on all of those complaints of gas smells.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Emily

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse
    "Are 68% of Americans Islamaphobes?"

    I think Michael Moore thinks that they are uneducated individuals who've not seen enough of the world.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  24. lisal -canada

    given some of the estimates regarding the amount of oil the deep horizon well-site contains, there is no way that well will ever be sealed for good – they WILL be back for that oil

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  25. Kelly, Harrisburg, PA

    If all the gas lines are under houses, roads,etc. How do the companies check them for regular maintenance?

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  26. Sharon

    There should not be any religious building at or near ground zero, there were just as many Catholics, Baptist, and other religious beliefs represented by the victims that died that day, as Muslims that died in the towers, to have one religion put a structure there is wrong.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Heather - Spokane, WA

    It's interesting that they have PSA commercials for the gas companies that say if you smell gas then to call the company. I wonder how many people called the company before this fire happened?

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Nancy in Oregon

    Those poor people in San Bruno. What a nightmare.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  29. Akmal

    Good Evening

    September 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  30. Paula, Colorado

    It's such a terrible incident in California. I really hope they are able to recover.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  31. Sue R. Canton MI.

    The infrastructure in our country should be concerning to all Americans. The people living in the area of this deadly explosion must be living in fear of not knowing if this will happen again in their area.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  32. Kenya

    Goodnight Mr. Cooper and everyone.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  33. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh I agree, Kaytee...if reporters are allowed in locker rooms, then that should play both ways. It seems obnoxious to me, though. I think players should have the locker room be a place not to have the camera and mike floating around, much less in their face (or elsewhere!) How rude that practice seems to me.

    September 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  34. carla

    neglect happened to that neighborhood...someone should be fired

    September 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  35. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Those videos are chilling

    September 13, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
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