More ‘tweets’ from Newt Gingrich: ‘I wasn’t in Auschwitz when I called Sotomayor a racist’

From somewhere in Europe, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich is defending himself, 140 characters at a time.

The former Georgia congressman created a ruckus from afar on Wednesday with a Twitter-produced message to his followers, calling U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a “racist.” He said she should withdraw.

But just a few minutes ago, Gingrich tapped this out on his PDA:

A bizarre xomplaint on the left is that I tweeted about a federal judge from auschwitz showing disrespect. it is simply false.

The accusation showed up on DailyKos this morning:

This has to be one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen from a senior figure in the GOP. According to Newt Gingrich’s Twitter Timeline, the former Speaker of the House is using Twitter to push GOP talking points about Sonia Sotomayor being a “racist” while he is visiting the Auschwitz concentration camp memorial–where millions of people were killed and imprisoned as a result of real racism.

Gingrich wasn’t finished with the mistyped note above. Next, he tapped out this:

The fact is we filmed about Pope john paul 2’s 1979 visit in krakow and auschwitz tuesday. filmed at czestochova wed. Tweeted on way Warsaw

And then this:

Auschwitz is a horrifying experience which reminded me of thee vil [the evil] of kim jong I’ll and dangers of al qaeda hamas and Hezbollah.

Gingrich, for the moment, appears to have gone silent with that. What a weird and immediate world Twitter has created.

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12 comments Add your comment

Turd Fergusen

May 28th, 2009
2:12 pm

Sonya Sotomayer is the racist.


May 28th, 2009
2:35 pm

Yeah, Newt wasn’t in Auschwitz when he spewed his ignorant hate! He was heading for WARSAW when he spewed his ignorant hate!

Geez, people, let’s focus on what’s important, shall we?

Rule .303

May 28th, 2009
2:36 pm

Who is this “Newt” person you Georgians seem so obsessed with? I’ve researched back nearly 10 years of elected officials and can find no record of a Newt? I also heard someone mention a “Sam Nunn” the other day…huh?


May 28th, 2009
2:55 pm

Newt is quoted at least once a week here on Political Insider. I think they have a contract with him of some sort.

Copyleft and Will Jones You Are Idiots and Sotomayer is a member is La Raza

May 28th, 2009
3:20 pm

La Raza SUPPORTS SEPARATION of several southwestern states from the USA…….MMMMMM
weren’t the leftist on here bashing and crying about republicans mentioning the same idea for
some southern states? I will bet everything I have that the leftist will all defend sotomayer and claim
she is just a member of La Raza but not a supporter. LOL What a bunch of hypocrites you leftist are.


May 28th, 2009
3:23 pm

To “Rule .303″ – Newt is a former Georgia Congressman who happened to become Speaker of the House in 1995. He became famous or infamous living the high moral tone he preaches – he left his cancer ridden wife in the hospital to run off with another woman and then had to resign his Speakership when he was caught having a Washington DC affair. What has “Newt” done since 1997? Nothing – absolutely nothing but bitch and complain about everything. Truth is – “Newt is nothing” BUT the GOP sure loves him. Maybe the old tired faces of “Newt” and “Cheney” are really the new faces of the GOP with “Rush” added in for good measure!


May 28th, 2009
5:50 pm

And why is it that a political has-been’s tweets are even worthy of a comment from anyone? Does anyone really think Newt matters anymore?


May 28th, 2009
7:06 pm

It is racist to call any Obama pick racist. Since Obama is half black he, nor his picks can be racist. The only question that I have is how did that Latina get to the appeals court before Obama was elected to make things fair in this formerly bigoted and hateful worthless country? Come to think of it, how did a half black man get to be President before Obama? I guess this will be like the chicken-egg conundrum.


May 28th, 2009
9:30 pm

Politicians really need to stop using Twitter.

Banjo Bob

May 28th, 2009
11:42 pm

Hey Race Cop,
You’re racist for saying it’s racist to call an Obama pick racist even though they may or may not be a racist.


May 29th, 2009
7:35 am

Keep arguing with the imaginary voices in your head, Maniac… you can always get them to say whatever you want, and then accuse THEM of hypocrisy!

Meanwhile, back in reality (a realm you may or may not have heard of)….

Will Jones - Atlanta

May 29th, 2009
12:33 pm

Re: Gingrich’s recent “The Daily Show” appearance – look at his “smile” contortion and dare to say it isn’t satanic.