Westcott pointed to Beck’s recent appearance on Fox Business Network, where he referred to Gingrich as a “progressive.”
“What do you say to that sort of claim?” Westcott wanted to know.
Gingrich’s initial reaction? Laughter.
“Well, I don’t know,” he continued. “I mean, depends on what standard you’re using. You know, the fact is that I balanced the budget for consecutive four years. And we did so well cutting taxes and increasing employment. So people went back to work, they left welfare, they left food stamps, they left unemployment, the left Medicaid. Who else has a record of that level of achievement?”
“I worked with Reagan in ’79, ’80,” he added. “I worked with Reagan for eight years in defeating the Soviet empire. I think those are relatively conservative credentials.” Invoking Reagan? That’s ten Conservative Points right there, naturally.
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