Gingrich Had No Comment On January Jobs Figures In Morning Event

Newt Gingrich had no comment about January's jobs figures at an event late Friday morning in Nevada because, the former House speaker explained, he hadn't seen them yet.

Gingrich was asked several times about this morning's jobs report, which showed the economy added over 240,000 jobs and the unemployment rate falling to 8.3 percent, while working the rope line following an event in which he assailed President Obama's economic record.

“I haven’t seen them yet,” he told reporters late morning and was overheard by some members of the press telling his deputy press secretary, "I don't know what to tell them on job numbers. I don't know what to say now. These people are driving me up the wall with this."

Gingrich would address the January figures shortly after the event concluded in a pre-taped interview with CNN.

"He's [Obama] gonna take credit for it. We've been in the longest deepest recession since the depression," Gingrich said. "I think he [Obama] will get some limited credit and it depends on how much the economy recovers and what the rest of the year looks like."

Gingrich took aim at Obama and his main Republican rival, Mitt Romney, at this morning's event, just a day before Saturday's Nevada caucus.

“It isn't good enough for the Republican Party to nominate Obama lite,” Gingrich said inside Stoney's Rockin Country bar a few miles from the Las Vegas strip.

The former House speaker, who frequently labels President Obama “the best food stamp president in history,” today took those remarks a step further and threw Romney in the mix.

“Obama is big food stamp, he's {Romney] little food stamp but they both think food stamps are okay,” Gingrich told the crowd, which had a couple hundred people in attendance. “I don't think food stamps are a future for America.”

The Speaker gave one of his more energetic speeches Friday, drawing a number of standing ovations on a day when he has just two public events scheduled.

On Wednesday morning, Gov. Romney made what some believe are controversial comments about the poor and Gingrich has continued to criticize Romney for “his boo-boo” and today labeled him as rich.

"We did not create Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac so rich guys like Mitt Romney and Goldman Sachs could make money," the speaker.

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  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    Im sure the Republican know at this point that it's over for them in November
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM in reply to Lavon
      We are still in the primaries trying to figure who will be the next president 1. Anybody but Obama wins at 5% more votes. 2. Regardless whether its Mitt Romney or Rick, the party has not even united on the front yet. 3. I can only estimate that when they do, the 5% will even swing further to anybody but Obama as history shows, repeatedly, always, written in stone, solid and as always. No matter what you post, you are wasting your time, its over, get it?
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        by Lavon on Feb 7, 2012 at 01:15 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Rick Santorum? Are you kidding? Please tell me your kidding. Do you just like to make stuff up as you go. Man you must be related to Willard.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 03:39 PM in reply to Lavon
          Well, Donald Duck is retired and George Bush is run his full two terms allowed, so anybody but Obama comes down to the main three. The DNC went after Cain and got him disscredited, so he is out. I guess you have a problem with blacks running for president.
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        by Game over on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:23 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        You could have fooled me. Looking at the voter turnout at these events, the GOP are fighting a lost cause, nobody likes the current crop of GOP candidates, and the numbers are proving it so. You have been ranting for months "anybody but Obama", well it looks like its gonna be NOBODY BUT OBAMA in the 2012 Presidental elections.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:29 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        The DNC went after Cain and got him discredited???? Where have you been? Cain himself said Perry was responsible. You your brain..(if possible)..if the DNC had this info on Cain, they would have waited until he was the nominee. Cain was just a Token, just like Palin was, but his popularity got out of control. He had to be stopped because he had no chance of beating Obama and replaced with Romney. Romney was the only one who stood half a chance of beating Obama.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:41 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        3. I can only estimate that when they do,ESTIMATE ? Who are you to ESTIMATE ? LOL can't even stay on subject matter at hand without throwing a net tantrum ? I do know you fit in with this bunch of circus politicians !
  • by To OSOC Location: ENC on Feb 6, 2012 at 10:42 PM
    This did not have anything to do with abortion. The hospitals wanted to not offer insurance policies that covered birth control!! While you try to make every woman's issue abortion-you are uninformed in this case. This was about birth control, something that Protestants believe is OK! You rave about unwanted children, but now you want to deny American women birth control while the Fed. government pays for Viagra. Once more, the Republican party is anti-woman!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:46 AM in reply to To OSOC
      Apparently, you have absolutely no knowledge about the issue yet you posted it here. This is about paying for abortion, get it? That is the hot topic. The government cannot force us to pay for abortions yet they are. Don't sidestep the issue, focus.
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        by To OSOC on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:38 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        The Catholics, through the Republicans, are trying to dictate anti-birth control! Have you not heard of the bills they have already proposed in Miss.-which was soundly defeated! They are now trying to get this same anti-birth control bill through other states. So, you go ahead and ignore this and claim it isn't happening, but the American women are very aware of the attack being made on them by the GOP!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:59 AM in reply to To OSOC
          So what part of Obamacare did you miss out on, the facts that abortion was in the bill or the part where you try to divert attention away from it. Don't play childrens games. You have no idea what this is about nor do you care, don't post nonsense.
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          by Lavon on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:31 AM in reply to To OSOC
          Look over Snake Oil. He's still mad because Obama beat Hillary LOL
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:07 AM in reply to To OSOC
          Nope, just angry the ignorance is bliss! Thanks for setting the example.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:44 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Wht part of Obamacare do you understand? You don't even know what part of "orthodox" is in your religion and since a white Kenyan is president you are without a party. Go live with Bush and help him overcome his guilt of killing innocent people.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:42 AM in reply to
          You poor struggling young child. Did they once again, beat you up on the playground and take you lunch money away or did they take you bag lunch, your mommie made for you so you wouldn't have money on you? Have your mom also show you what orthodox are so very confused by a big word. She can help...
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      by Lavon on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:25 AM in reply to To OSOC
      Just look over Snake Oil. The bottom line is this when it comes to him or her. He or she is a straight Obama hater. He don't dislike Obama he hates Obama! He don't disagree with Obama he hates Obama! So it doesn't matter what the President does whether it' good or bad, he hates him regardless. President Obama can pay off everyone of Snake Oil's bill today and he would still hate Obama. Im sure most of you have come to realize that Snake Oil is as nutty as they come. The guy is about 3 seconds from going off the deep end.
  • by Abe Location: NC on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:49 PM
    Obama lost the American Jewish vote years ago. Only the Democrat Blacks are left for Obama. Funny , Why was Martin Luther King Jr a Republican?
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      by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:29 AM in reply to Abe
      Funny, why was the racist Gov. George Wallace a republican?
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      by Lavon on Feb 7, 2012 at 06:01 AM in reply to Abe
      Sorry but the polls don't reflect your statement.
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      by To Abe on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to Abe
      I'll be glad to answer that-again, for the umpteen time! Prior to the 60's, the Republican party was the leader in civil rights. The South was heavily Democrat and had been since the Civil War. In the 60's-it turned, which it has done several times in our nation's history! The 60's brought the split over Viet Nam and the Civil Rights Bill. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Bill and the Republicans nominated Goldwater. Those two things help create an exodus of anti-integration southern democrats to leave the Democratic party. Some went independent and some went Republican-they were known as Dixie-crats. At the same time, the civil right leaders found a home in the pro-Civil Rights Democratic party. Martin Luther King Jr. became a Democrat and worked with that party through out the 60's. That change has continued and expanded until today! I am a Democrat-White like many here in the south. I was raised by southern, white democrats who at the risk of their own professions preached against segregation and racism from their white pulpits every Sunday. Sorry you were not blessed as I was.
  • by Mary Location: NC on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:31 PM
    Catholic Leaders Outrage from Catholics over mandate that employers must cover entire cost of female contraception as part of health care overhaul could be factor in presidential election, as Obama won the Catholic vote in 2008 by a 9 percentage-point margin
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      by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:32 AM in reply to Mary
      if I didn't know better, I would swear you are Osoc using another tag again, just so it would appear someone else agrees with his twisted spin........naw......that's just sick.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:18 AM in reply to
        If I didn't know better, I would swear you post as Lavon....nuff said.
  • by Truth? Location: ENC on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:40 PM
    Now Newt is accusing Obama of waging war against religion. Well, I'm not Catholic! I believe in contraception and while he might follow the Pope rather than the law of the US, thank God Obama does not! Obama is defending the laws of the USA! Those "Catholic" hospitals receive payment from Medicare and Medicaid-both are tax funded! They are NOT independent financially. Insurance companies are NOT religious organizations; therefore if they want to give insurance, it should follow the insurance laws! I am sick of certain denominations trying to say that just because I don't want to support their tennants, I am against religion! This is EXACTLY why our forefathers were so emphatic about the separation! Many of them had fled Europe to escape the Pope and now Gingrich says if Obama doesn't back him-his is against religion? Gingrich is Against Protestants!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:18 AM in reply to Truth?
      So if you spin a lie, does it become the truth. So Truth means lie? Like saying separtation is in the constitution? Can you tell us where I can read that or will you continue to post that lie?
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        by To Snake on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:55 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        You tell me where it says the President should uphold the beliefs of just one church? Show me where it says the US laws should support the Catholic church? Show me where it says that anyone who goes to the hospital at ORU should be forced to have a "laying on of hands" ceremony! It doesn't! It clearly says for the US government to stay out! The constituion does NOT say for the US government to DO anything! It says for the government NOT to do anything!-Stay OUT!! There is no law saying one can't be Catholic, but there is also no right for the church to be in the health insurance business, with government (tax paid) funds and use those funds to enforce their religion!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:19 PM in reply to To Snake
          So instead of an answer, you ask a question? The point is, you want me to stoop to your level and pay for abortions? You are saying the government has the right to force me to pay for murder? I don't think you understand the implications of doing this to catholics and christians. This alone will force catholics that are democrat to stay away from the polls. They simply will not vote for murderers. Its like gay marriage, we don't even make it past gay behavior and you want us to santion it? Yes, we don't have gay catholics, have celebate people that might be that way period. So tell me again the answer to my question, where does the constitution force me to pay for murder?
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          by To osoc on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:17 PM in reply to To Snake
          Nobody is making you pay for ANYTHING! This was about insurance policies offered by the hospital to their employees! Private insurance! They have to offer policies that include abortion coverage IF the employee is willing to pay for it!! You and the GOP expect to pay for Viagra every day!!! That is covered in Medicare! You don't seem to upset about 65yo being able to father children! Apparently you don't even know what this decision really covered, you just jumped the gun a began ranting! These hospitals wanted to be EXEMPT from the type of insurance available to their employee-even those who are NOT Catholic! When you offer insurance-you are not a church-you are a business!
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          by To osoc on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:20 PM in reply to To Snake
          Don't have gay Catholics? You just have pedophiac priests! Are you kidding me? Nobody has asked you to pay for these abortions! These are PRIVATE policies! I thought you Republicans are in favor of Privatization! This is market demanding the right to buy the policy they want!
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        by To osoc on Feb 6, 2012 at 09:00 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Don't worry about Romney telling you what he believes-he isn't allowed to-it is secret! Why did flip-flop on Pro-choice? Because he is Pro-life for Mormons only!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:20 PM in reply to To osoc
          So what makes you think you bring anything to the table? We all know who you voted for and saw the mistake you come here to justify.
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        by My Two cents .... on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:54 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        You are one very confused individual.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 7, 2012 at 09:22 AM in reply to My Two cents ....
          That and a glass of water, will get you into the wallyworld restrooms....
  • by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 03:39 PM
    Way to go Newt....Keep on telling facts about Mitt. Sooner or later it will start to sink in the those mush melon tea soaked brains. Only problem...your party pefer you not expose Mitt, they rather the country with a blind eye.
  • by Mc J. on Feb 5, 2012 at 02:00 PM
    McCain had his Moose for a sidekick, Gingrich has his White Owl. The party that keeps on giving. He wants to put a Lady of the Evening in the White house.
  • by PatheticPeoplePatheticCountry on Feb 5, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    After the trillions of dollars O has spent and said the unemployment rate would not go passed %8 3 years ago and it is still higher than what he said would not happen I would not say anything either.obamas and the soros news media down right lies speak for themself.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 5, 2012 at 03:36 PM in reply to PatheticPeoplePatheticCountry
      Go tell it to the Koch Brothers.
  • by and... on Feb 5, 2012 at 08:30 AM
    newt just announced he is going all the way to the GoP big top , OH NO That means we got to see the White OWL on stage during the show - isnt that special - the gop Klown show just keeps giving and giving. I wonder at what point does the looser morph back into the book tour? Maybe after other people's donation money runs out?
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM in reply to and...
      Vermin Supreme, why don't you use you name? Are you still trying to hide you identity? Well, good luck with your theories....I just don't want to hear you cry when your koolaid runs out. We remember that when Bush got his second term...he cheated, they lied, bush lied...playground libterds. So just get over it, you voted for the worst president in history and are here trying to justify you mistake.
  • by Alpha Location: Lenoir on Feb 5, 2012 at 06:57 AM
    With the European Debt Crisis still rolling our economy is at the mercy of the EU and their ability to pay their debts and the strength of the US dollar. The more we borrow, using this administrations plan, the weaker the purchasing power of our dollar becomes. When Obama came into office the dollar had the purchasing value of $2.50 a gallon. Now its $ 3.60. The employment figures were predicted but are temporary. Our trading partners and deficit will prove our undoing.
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