Phil Gingrey walks out on Barack Obama’s prayer address

A spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey confirmed this afternoon that the Marietta Republican walked out of President Barack Obama’s address at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, offended by what the congressman said was an injection of political rhetoric into an occasion of non-partisan reflection.

“He was glad that the president attended, but he felt that there were 364 days in a year to give a speech on your policies or campaign rhetoric,” said Gingrey spokeswoman Jen Talaber.

She said Gingrey enjoyed the remarks by the event’s keynote speaker, conservative author Eric Metaxes, who was in South Carolina last month campaigning with GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Here are the opening paragraphs from the Associated Press account of Obama’s remarks:

WASHINGTON — Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, from Wall Street reform to his calls for the wealthy to pay higher taxes.

Obama’s remarks Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast were his most explicit account of how his personal religious beliefs factor into his decision-making on the nation’s pressing problems. The comments came amid election-year criticism from Catholic groups and some Republicans that the president is waging a war on religion following his decision to require church-affiliated institutions to cover free birth control for employees.

Speaking to more than 3,000 people at the annual breakfast, Obama said “faith and values” should play as much as role in tackling the nation’s challenges as sound decision-making and smart policies.

Talaber, the spokeswoman for Gingrey, said the Georgia congressman – a devout Catholic — listened to “several minutes” of Obama’s remarks.

“[Gingrey] said he was disappointed, because he wanted to know what was in the president’s heart, and not just rhetoric,” the spokeswoman said. “So he said that he decided to quietly get up and leave because he felt that it wasn’t the time or the place, and that the president didn’t seem to be aware of the meaning of the breakfast or why so many people came to hear him speak. He was offended by the very tone of the speech.”

Talaber said she didn’t know whether any other members of Congress who followed Gingrey’s example. “He wasn’t trying to rally the troops,” she said.

The AP account backs up one of Gingrey’s points, reporting that the president’s defense of his policies was a “rare injection” of politics into the annual bipartisan event. Here’s the remainder of the piece:

[Obama] said, for example, that his own call for fairness in the tax code — a central tenet of his State of the Union address and his 2012 campaign — is both economically sound and consistent with the teachings of Jesus.

“If I’m willing to give something up as somebody who’s been extraordinarily blessed, and give up some of the tax breaks that I enjoy, I actually think that’s going to make economic sense,” he said. “But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’ It mirrors the Islamic belief that those who’ve been blessed have an obligation to use those blessings to help others, or the Jewish doctrine of moderation and consideration for others.”

He also said the Wall Street reform he championed both “makes the economy stronger for everyone” and abides by God’s command to “love thy neighbor as thyself” because it helped people who had been hurt or treated unfairly by financial institutions.

And Obama said he believed in a “biblical call” to care for the poor and to follow “the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.’”

The president’s remarks came one day after Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, created a flap with clumsy comments about the poor.

Romney said wasn’t concerned about the “very poor” because they have a safety net. He also said he wasn’t concerned about the very rich and intended to focus his campaign on the middle class.

“You can focus on the very poor; that’s not my focus,” Romney said.

While the White House said the president’s remarks were not meant to be political, his comments did fit neatly into the Obama campaign’s effort to draw sharp contrasts between the president and Romney.

The former Massachusetts governor is among Republicans who have criticized the president for not exempting religious organizations from a requirement in the 2010 health care law that requires insurers to cover birth control for their employees. Romney said this week that the president was ordering “religious organizations to violate their conscience.”

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Obama has “declared war on the Catholic Church,” and House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday the mandate violates the Constitution.

Obama never mentioned the controversy in his remarks Thursday, nor did he reference his Republican rivals by name.

But his broader defense of his policies was a rare interjection of politics into the annual prayer breakfast. The breakfast is organized by bipartisan congressional lawmakers, but speakers often avoid overt political references beyond calling for civility and respect in Washington.

While Obama speaks often about his faith, he prefers to worship in private. He said Thursday that he starts each morning with a brief prayer, then spends time reading scripture. Sometimes, he said, pastors come to the Oval Officer to pray with him, for his family and for the country.

He also described his own religious transformation in deeply personal language Thursday, from growing up in a non-religious home to finding Christ later in his life. He recalled a visit a few years ago with the evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, which ended with the president feeling compelled to pray for the aging Graham.

Obama said when he found himself at that moment not knowing what to say, the Holy Spirit interceded.

“I have fallen on my knees with great regularity since that moment, asking God for guidance not just in my personal life and my Christian walk, but in the life of this nation and in the values that hold us together and keep us strong,” he said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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710 comments Add your comment

Eli

February 2nd, 2012
5:01 pm

The National Prayer Breakfast is a political event. What ever is said there will have a political context.

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
5:02 pm

Obama has NEVER quit campaigning since 2007.

Where is the apology for the bogus reported Trump endorsement of Gingrich? According to Politico: at least one [unnamed] campaign reporter thinks part of the blame lays with the reporters themselves:

“Everyone cited Gingrich sources. No one cited Trump sources,” the reporter complained, via email. “The fact that these news orgs with egg on their face seem to be getting away with bad reporting by saying nothing more than ‘oops, oh well, moving on’ strikes me as a bad thing for journalism.”

Michael

February 2nd, 2012
5:08 pm

That’s exactly how I feel when conservatives quote the bible to support their economic or social policies. Evidently Jesus advocated capitalism, an invincible military and tax breaks for billionaires.

Eli

February 2nd, 2012
5:09 pm

Centrist,

Stop being a moron. No one ever stops campaigning. Get off your cross and make room for the next martyr.

JD

February 2nd, 2012
5:17 pm

Eli and Debbie have a point, Centrist.

Phil Gingrey’s departure and press release were, in and of themselves, campaign acts.

catlady

February 2nd, 2012
5:18 pm

Let’s “walk” Gingrey out of his cushy “job.” He is yet another embarrassment to Georgians!

Orange12

February 2nd, 2012
5:21 pm

Maybe it was in Farsi and Mr. Gingrey couldn’t understand it.

rural education

February 2nd, 2012
5:24 pm

Once an idiot always an idiot

Joe Mama

February 2nd, 2012
5:29 pm

Gingrey was afraid that black mooslim jesus would see him sitting there and would tell white christian jesus about it.

Native Atlanta

February 2nd, 2012
5:30 pm

Man oh man, Georgia just keeps digging the hole deeper and deeper……

Double Zero Eight

February 2nd, 2012
5:34 pm

And the republicans will have the nerve to go to the president
and urge him to support deepening the harbor in Savannah!
“Good luck with that.”

Road Scholar

February 2nd, 2012
5:39 pm

Centrist: I guess there was not enough room for Gingrich’s and Trump’s egos!

I’m undecided. Which is a more rude and dumb Congressman…Gingrey or Broun?

GaBlue

February 2nd, 2012
5:40 pm

R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
It don’t mean much to Phil Gingrey!

mike

February 2nd, 2012
5:42 pm

I just love the way these morons are making Georgia history. Every act of disrespect just makes a point in this country’s history. What a way for these goobers to be remembered. You made the news and you showed the world what you are made of. Now go do something about the economy and the education in this country. That is what the people elected you to do. Not be a moron.

amazing

February 2nd, 2012
5:54 pm

Eli and Debra Dooley has said it all. There is really nothing to add after that!

Dirty Dawg

February 2nd, 2012
5:55 pm

Just how many idiot, wing-nut, Republican Congressmen from Georgia will we put up with before we do something about it? I’ve long since given up on their ‘base’ being embarrassed about them – you’ve got to have some basic human emotions, along with a conscience, in order to actually be capable of being embarrassed – plus Georgia’s so damned infested with ‘em I’m not really optimistic about any real change in what’s left of my lifetime. Gingrey…Price…Braun…Westmoreland…Kingston…you can count on every one of ‘em to do or say something stupid every few weeks or so, and their idiot peckerwood supporters are proud of it.

redneckbluedog

February 2nd, 2012
5:56 pm

The Republican party is straying from traditional Christian values faster than you can say Brigham Young…..

gm

February 2nd, 2012
5:59 pm

Another white conservative hypocrite, he rather listen to 3 times adultery, 30 page ethic violiations Newt , just when you think the klan and prior southeners filed with stupidity were worse here comes the new southnern rep conservatives””

Terry

February 2nd, 2012
6:07 pm

Phil,I am proud of you.s eems no one else has the guts

Rpaul

February 2nd, 2012
6:09 pm

If Gingrey didn’t have an agenda himself, why didn’t he stay?
The hatred for this president by the Republicans is frankly becoming annoying!

roughrider

February 2nd, 2012
6:13 pm

Gingrey showed a lack of class.

WAW

February 2nd, 2012
6:19 pm

Gingrey gets another 5 minutes of redneck glory that will probably make his redneck backers happy. Like to buy him for what he’s worth and sell him for what he thinks he’s worth. Then I’d be in the 1%.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
6:20 pm

If only he’d have gotten in his car and driven all the way home……

Never to return…..

Georgia would be better off!

rod

February 2nd, 2012
6:21 pm

GM, how many adultries has your boy Clinton had?

rod

February 2nd, 2012
6:23 pm

GM, I am sorry. I left out impeached and dis-barred lawyer when referencing Clinton

Going Right

February 2nd, 2012
6:31 pm

Samuel Johnson, in among his many quotations, said: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
I think he had in mind the following:
-Michael @5:08
-Catlady(?) @5:18
-Joe Mama @5:29
-GaBlue @5:40
-Mike @5:42
-Amazing @5:54
-Dirty Dawg @5:55
-gm @5.59
-Rpaul @6:09
Samuel also wrote many children’s novels and comic books. If you’d like, I’ll give you the information that my uber-liberal and brain-dead neighbor said to let you know that they are available and that you folks would certtanly enjoy. They are filled with stories about the Good Fairy, The Tooth Fairy, The Democratic Party Fairies (a real hoot!) and lots more games, connect-the dots etc.

George

February 2nd, 2012
6:34 pm

I watched Obama’s so-called “prayer” address for about ten minutes on TV and finally turned it off. So it looks like we both got tired of hearing the same old, same old demagoguery. Just how many times did Obama say “I” this time? That pathetic community organizer is a one-act broken record…in many more ways than one.

Question Man

February 2nd, 2012
6:45 pm

Isn’t it safe to assume that Gingrey’s decision to walk out was a largely political act?

Real News

February 2nd, 2012
6:55 pm

First of all Obama is using his so-called Christianity for politics. Mainly his own communist policies of wealth re-distibution and his very selfish re-election campaign. Second Obama isn’t a Christian. Obama is a Muslim. Where was his National Easter Prayer for the Nation? But he celebrated Muslim holidays remember, and he bowed to the King of SA. Why because in Obama’s own religion of Islam all good muslims must bow to the KIng and protector of Mecca. And in Islam with their perverted religion they are allowed to lie to people to gain for Islam as Obama clearly is. This President is fuul of himself and is a muslim. Remember how taxpayer money Obama has given to the PLO, Hamas, Hezbullah, and the Mislim Brotherhood. Billions and Obama wants to give Egypt another billion to rebuild their Country.

redneckbluedog

February 2nd, 2012
6:58 pm

Real News
February 2nd, 2012
6:55 pm
First of all Obama is using his so-called Christianity for politics
————————————-
Republicans would NEVER do that….!!!! In fact, it is quite troublesome to me how many folks are ABANDONING THEIR FAITHS FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICS…!!!! It won’t end well…!!!!!

Orange12

February 2nd, 2012
7:00 pm

Enter your comments here

Martin Williams

February 2nd, 2012
7:06 pm

Gingery is a Catholic? I am a Catholic too since baptism at six months old and now I am sixty years old. A true christain not just catholics will respect other human beings. These Southern politicians are getting out of control. The GOP folks have done everything possible to make sure Obama fails so what folks. If Obama fails, it means America fails too but I GOP supporters are too stupid to understand that. Jimmy Carter was a one term president, big deal. Jimmy is still enjoying good life and protected by tax payers for the rest of his life. The same applies to Obama as their faimly will be protected even after one term till death. Your all remember, two term presidents Ronald Reagan left this country in deficit and so did Georgia W Bush. Only Bill Clinton left a surplus and that was just on paper and not physical cash. So, the gospel that we want Obama to be a one term president is completely stupid. You GOP folks truly DO NOT love this country. You all love your pockets and idealogies to be the rule of the land and that is not going to happen and you all better get used to Obama being still in the White House till January, 2016. As your candidate stated, he does not worry about the poor, the poor will teach you all a true lesson soon called American Spring just like the Arab Spring.

RaisedByWolves

February 2nd, 2012
7:06 pm

Gingrey is evil.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
7:07 pm

Someday I hope Georgia will elect respectable Congresspeople for the Etowah valley area again.

ab

February 2nd, 2012
7:07 pm

I hope “real news” is kidding. Hopefully no one is that dumb.

Auntie Christ

February 2nd, 2012
7:09 pm

When these conservative ‘christian’ yahoos hear a real Christian message, they can’t stand the heat. Their hypocrisy is exposed, so they have to divert the attention to theatrics, instead of the message and the messenger. Whom do you think Jesus respects more, the liberals with their notions of fairness, equality, world peace, and respect for their fellow humans, or the war mongering, hating hypocrites of the repugnant party, who love wars, repress freedom for women and minorities, and despise the poor. This scumbag gingrey and his fellow scumbags never walked out on a bush speech, full of lies about WMD’s,and fear mongering over mushroom clouds. We had 8 years of the biggest bunch of liars this country has ever seen, and this scumbag gingrey supported them 150%.

arnold

February 2nd, 2012
7:17 pm

The whole attitude of Gingrey is BS.

Real News

February 2nd, 2012
7:19 pm

ab, The only one that is that dumb are the ones that still believe in this Hope and Change lie from Obama. Obama is a disgrace as the president and I have lost all respect for him and the office. Simply put OBAMA = LIAR.

sheepdawg

February 2nd, 2012
7:20 pm

Gingrey is an idiot support by an electorate of idiots.

Real News

February 2nd, 2012
7:22 pm

Auntie Christ, You are being fooled by the left and their mouthpieces in the mainstreet media. Maybe you should get on your own knees and ask GOD for forgiveness. And I hope you do.

Real News

February 2nd, 2012
7:22 pm

sheepdawg, You’re name says it all about you and your remarks.

Real News

February 2nd, 2012
7:27 pm

The Liar in-chief Obama has to go.

Jaggar

February 2nd, 2012
7:30 pm

I don’t see anything wrong with walking out quietly if you don’t believe in or want to hear the same old rhetoric. He did not leave making a scene and the media has blown it out of perportion. Obama is not a Christian and his act to fit in to the role is tiresome. It is not disrespectful when you walk out quietly. I didn’t watch it more than 5 minutes.

ab

February 2nd, 2012
7:38 pm

I guess you really are, sorry.

RGB

February 2nd, 2012
7:45 pm

Good for Gingrey!

You can set your calendar to the time Obama finds “his faith”. It coincides with his re-election campaign.

And “Martin Williams”, you may have been baptized at age six but you were not a Christian at that age because you did not accept Christ as Savior at that time. Baptism in no way equates to Christianity any more than washing a car makes it a Christian. Baptism is a public profession of faith, of having asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness of one’s sins, and acceptance of Christ as Lord.

I won’t comment on your other ramblings but I did not want you to leave this blog without correcting your mistaken characterization of Christianity.

Going Right

February 2nd, 2012
7:47 pm

A(U)NTI-CHRIST; You need some serious counseling and a different prescriptive medications. You have flipped your lid and…and…, well nothing came out so I suppose that is one thing in your favor. I guess you are redneck enough to not understand that the term “scumbag” has some seriously negative and vitriolic meanings. But, as a Socialist Democrat you would rather surround yourself with your fecal matter and play tiddly-winks with condoms than to try and tell the truth yourself.

Shine

February 2nd, 2012
7:54 pm

A Kook walked out and showed his kookyness. Republicans have become even bigger whiners and crybabies than the Jesse Jackson brigade. Pathetic.

td

February 2nd, 2012
8:07 pm

Did not Obama tell the press that he walked out of all the services when Jeramiah Wright was saying all those nasty things about America?

ND

February 2nd, 2012
8:10 pm

I am not a Republican but I agree with Gingrey in this instance. Get religion out of politics. That goes for both parties. Keep your religion to yourself.

lucy shaw

February 2nd, 2012
8:11 pm

Politics and religion should never mix. All the religious, political posturing has become a joke and a bad one at that. Practice religion in church or at home – leave it there when it comes to running this country. Mr. Gingrey is a devout catholic and wanted to look into Obama’s heart? Gag.

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
8:14 pm

Change of subject – this one got real old fast.

I-75/I-575 added reversible toll lanes are back on, and much paid by the gas tax. This is what the gas tax is meant for – a user tax. It is the final nail in the outrageously expensive and underused rail boondoggle. The worst part of all this is that it lets Cobb County Commissioner Lee off the hook when he was forced to reverse his rail stance in favor of this option. Maybe voters will still toss him out.

mj lun

February 2nd, 2012
8:19 pm

p gingrey is a disrespectful Punk! Period!

td

February 2nd, 2012
8:22 pm

mj lun

February 2nd, 2012
8:19 pm
p gingrey is a disrespectful Punk! Period!

And by you post it looks like you would know all about being a punk.

td

February 2nd, 2012
8:30 pm

Dirty Dawg

February 2nd, 2012
5:55 pm

Now you know how the conservatives feel every time the messiah and chief opens his mouth and embarrasses all of us. If you my friend do not like Ga. then I promise you no one is stopping you from leaving the state.

No Longer Republican

February 2nd, 2012
8:37 pm

Don’t you just love it when people say President Obama is not a Christian? I think it is quite hilarious when all these self-righteous buffoons do exactly what Jesus said not to do by judging others. You folks have no flippin idea what Jesus stood for or what he was all about. But I do agree 100% that religion and politics do not mix. That is the main reason I quit voting Republican…because the right wing wackos like TD and gang think they have all the answers and want everyone to think, believe and act like them. Guess what…that is not what made our nation great. What made our nation great was that we are all different, but we all love America and work to make it a better place for everyone, not just those who believe in the same religious dogma.

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
8:37 pm

And yet another subject – “Romney says he ‘misspoke’ when talking about poor”

Reminds me of a movie – from Miss Congeniality

Stan Fields (beauty pageant host): What is the one most important thing our society needs?

Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock): That would be harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.

[crowd is silent]

Gracie Hart: And world peace!

[crowd cheers ecstatically]

PCGOPExaminer

February 2nd, 2012
8:41 pm

Just proves that Obama is no Christian and never has been in the true sense.

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
8:52 pm

Back to the second comment on this blog – “Where is the apology for the bogus reported Trump endorsement of Gingrich?”

The AJC is like the weatherman who says tomorrow will be sunny and warm, and we get sleet – but ignores his previous bogus forecast the next day.

Rockerbabe

February 2nd, 2012
8:59 pm

As for Gingrey, his disrespect is fueled by his racism and hatred of anything fair. I hope the citizens in his district send him packing.

riggo

February 2nd, 2012
9:01 pm

It don’t look like the president care much about a jerk name Gingrey

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
9:23 pm

I’m on a roll. Here are 10 common grammar errors:

10) Irregardless is not a word

9) Two, to, and too all have different meanings

8) “Literally” means it actually happened. Not that it figuratively happened

7) Loose and Lose are two different words

6) Your and You’re are two different words

5) Their, They’re, and Their are actually three different words

4) Nonplus does not mean what you think it does (yea, you’re going to look it up)

3) Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun

2) It’s “I couldn’t care less.” “I could care less” actually means you care

1) “It’s” is short for “it is” and “its” means “belonging to it”

B. Thenet

February 2nd, 2012
9:28 pm

And if Obama had not even been at the National Prayer Breakfast, Gingrey would have been one of the first to attack him for his “godless ways”.

When you consider how much the GOP injects religious into politics, this little stunt by Gingrey is nothing but the kind of attention seeking behavior you would expect from a 3 year old.

Curtis Rivers

February 2nd, 2012
9:30 pm

Gingrey is not truthful to his constituents, constantly professing his desire to help people, to support ordinary folks, then voting repeatedly for corporate interests. He is not an honorable man, and his example is simply a grandstanding ploy to keep him in the good graces of those who hate Obama at all costs. His action was not the action of an honest and honorable man, but a simple political ploy…exactly what he accuses Obama of.

Old timer

February 2nd, 2012
9:36 pm

WhatAPill

February 2nd, 2012
9:37 pm

Phil Gingrey. Or is it Pill Gingrich? No difference when it comes to kids who never grew up.

Truth-O-Meter

February 2nd, 2012
9:37 pm

What Would Jesus Do? The opposite of whatever you find Republicans doing!

kreedham

February 2nd, 2012
9:39 pm

And despite all the things Gingrey has said and done the folks in his district keep sending him back. Such “maroons”

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
9:40 pm

You bloggers aren’t fun tonight. One more mixed drink (the other word for that doesn’t pass the robo censor), and TBS reruns of The Big Bang Theory – with my significant other who is playing Words With Friends.

td

February 2nd, 2012
9:40 pm

Curtis Rivers

February 2nd, 2012
9:30 pm

You sir are not speaking the truth. Phil has been my Congressman for about 8 years, is very accessible and has voted mostly the exact way I thought he would and most the other people in his district.

Tom

February 2nd, 2012
9:43 pm

It’s absolutely hilarious that Gingrey is supposedly “a devout Catholic,” since the Roman Catholic Church officially advocates just redistribution of wealth, is anti-capital-punishment, anti-war, etc.

Jed

February 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm

While no fan of our president, I don’t see anything wrong with what he said, short of it not being common for the prayer breakfast. I mean c’mon folks, you either want the Commander-in-Chief’s religion to affect how he governs or you don’t- you can’t have it both ways.
And this kind of thing should end all the silly talk about Obama secretly being Muslim. The man considers himself a Christian, and whether God considers him that is up to God, not you. Give the man a break, maybe he’s trying to explain why his policy is the way it is (even if you don’t like it, like me).

td

February 2nd, 2012
9:46 pm

Rockerbabe

February 2nd, 2012
8:59 pm
As for Gingrey, his disrespect is fueled by his racism and hatred of anything fair. I hope the citizens in his district send him packing

I have been waiting for one of you leftest to pull out the “racist” charge. You leftest have made the charge meaningless now and we conservatives just ignore the charges.

uppity

February 2nd, 2012
9:49 pm

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how that man is President of the United States of America! What have we become?!

td

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

Jed

February 2nd, 2012
9:45 pm
While no fan of our president, I don’t see anything wrong with what he said, short of it not being common for the prayer breakfast. I mean c’mon folks, you either want the Commander-in-Chief’s religion to affect how he governs or you don’t- you can’t have it both ways.
And this kind of thing should end all the silly talk about Obama secretly being Muslim. The man considers himself a Christian, and whether God considers him that is up to God, not you. Give the man a break, maybe he’s trying to explain why his policy is the way it is (even if you don’t like it, like me

Obama is not a Muslim. He believes in Liberation Theology. Go look up the religion and you will find that it is pure Marxism and fits him to a tee.

smallmouth6

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

ND: Starting this year with Obama or all the other years?

Dirty Dawg

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

Goin’Right…at first I thought I’d simply tell you to kiss my royal a$$…but instead I’ll just be satisfied that you folks have got another four-plus years to show yours in your blind criticism of a ‘black’ President – it is showing, by the way – your prejudice that is.

And as for td…I was born in this state and other than my time in the service have lived here all my life…I ain’t going’ nowhere. Meanwhile I’ll have to keep on watching you folks show your a$$es and wondering how you’re going to be judged come ‘that’ day. By the way, I ain’t your damned friend.

Jed

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

And Centrist,
Great grammatical points. I don’t think it’s snobbish to expect better of people, most of whom completed high school (we hope). Sure, we’re not all gifted linguists, but learn the basics, yo.

DHD

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

It was sickening. I would have walked out as well.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
9:51 pm

Gingrey is not racist..can’t you folks see what Obama is saying? He’s preaching a Robin Hood philosophy which has nothing to do with the Bible! Jesus did not say TAKE from some who have worked hard to give to others…giving is VOLUNTARY and in obedience but is never coerced! In fact the Bible clearly states that giving should not be done under compulsion! The President is mixing socialism with the Bible which never works!!!! And I’m FAR from rich! Wake up…I’d have walked out as well..it’s slimy politics on Obama’s part, at best.

SuperB

February 2nd, 2012
9:51 pm

Phil Gingery is a loser– and has always been a loser! I thank God everyday he is NOT my congressman. What an embarrassment to the state of Georgia.

Mr. Ected

February 2nd, 2012
9:51 pm

As much as I dislike and deplore our Georgia delegation, I have to say that Obama’s comments were far more politically-intoned than any of the other addresses in the past. I’ve reviewed transcripts and the sense of detachment from policy and concentration on religion have always been far more pronounced, even with the likes of George W. Bush. While I do not disagree with President Obama’s sentiments, I believe that he opened himself up to criticism by assuming this tact.

Greg

February 2nd, 2012
9:53 pm

F-Off Gingelberry

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
9:53 pm

Unless the rich have stolen their money from others..and that percentage is certainly small, as in the case of insider trading on Wall Street, etc..then people have VOLUNTARILY purchased products and services because they WANTED to, which in turn, has made these folks wealthy..there is NOTHING wrong with that!

SuperB

February 2nd, 2012
9:53 pm

PS: All you thumpers will never be invited to an event like this– and neither will Gingery– again. You are not– always right– even though you seem to think you are. YOU ARE NOT!

Jed

February 2nd, 2012
9:54 pm

td,
Thanks for your point. Maybe he does believe that, and I can see how he acts that way. If you’re interested, go look up the concept of the year of jubilee in regards to Judaism (and Christianity by virtue). If we lived that way, every seven years wealth would be redistributed, to some degree. That’s not a popular thought with Christians who cannot divorce their religion from their wealth (and btw, I’m not assuming to have any answers, just pointing out a system God Himself installed and gave no reason for its end …)

John

February 2nd, 2012
9:54 pm

Religion always been a part of politics. Read your history. Anybody with common sense knows that Congress runs the country. President Obama just a figure head. Anytime he tries to do for the good of the people, he either has to abide by what Congress want or programs and cuts for the rich that the Republicans want.. Blame Congress if you want to blame someone. Many of you who post on this site do not respect the President. It’s Obama or Obama Care. Guess you all forgot that this health care plan is Hillary Clinton Heath Care plan. Middle Class people better be careful who you vote for. You are not use to being poor and remember Mitt says he’s not concern about the poor. With Republicans there will be 2 class, the rich and the poor. I don’t care about the Democrats because many of them are the same as Republicans. They only worry about getting richer too. If we want a true life of freedom and rights, lets get rid of these fat cats in Congress! Ron Paul makes sense but he not rich like the other candidates. We need a miracle. Guess someone will say that a miracle doesn’t mix with politics.

bob

February 2nd, 2012
9:54 pm

Republicans down here are such a joke. They are driving this state into the ground. What an embarrassment. What sort of example do these idiot Republicans set for our kids when they act like 5 year olds, disrespecting Obama like that? I think these idiots watch way too much FOX Noise. That’s why Republicans have become so much more dangerously extreme lately. This country is in big trouble.

Not a Neal Boortz Redneck

February 2nd, 2012
9:55 pm

Praying is just Lobbying to Gawd!

Say whut

February 2nd, 2012
9:56 pm

Does anybody know how Romney really made his fortune? If so, you would not praise a ruthless venture capitalist– which is what he was.

Ashamed of our people we call Georgia representation!

February 2nd, 2012
9:56 pm

He was just rude and darn disrespectful. Not only an embarrassment for all of Georgia, but an embarrassment to what the people of the US stand on. Did not your Mother tell you to sit still during a speech or presentation and that it is rude to walk out while a grown up is speaking. Come on people! Obama did not put us in this mess. It was there when he took office. Give our President the respect he deserves.

rbd

February 2nd, 2012
9:57 pm

Surrounded by your glory, what will my heart feel. Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still.

bucket

February 2nd, 2012
9:59 pm

For most of you the following equation applies: Obama = good, Republican = bad. You guys used to go absolutely crazy anytime Bush mentioned Jesus. But now it’s ok when President Obama does it. There is a biblical word for you, hypocrite!

rbd

February 2nd, 2012
9:59 pm

Will I stand in your presence, or to my knees will I fall.

Kyle

February 2nd, 2012
9:59 pm

My only question to Gingrey would be if you are a Patriot why would you be anywhere near where Obama was at in the first place.

Don Abernethy

February 2nd, 2012
10:00 pm

If Obama was the speaker I would not have attended the event.

Jed

February 2nd, 2012
10:00 pm

And my thoughts as to Gingrey walking out:
I think it’s a little rude. It would have been less so if he walked out and didn’t allow his spokeswoman to verify that he did and for what reason. We have got to grow up and learn how to deal with things we don’t like, and if Gingrey wanted to quietly slip away and not let the press catch on to it, he should have shut down communication on the fact or sat still.
As to Gingrey’s qualities, I for one think he’s a fine representative and an upstanding man. This may just not show it perfectly.

rbd

February 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm

Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all.

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm

Dirty Dawg

February 2nd, 2012
9:50 pm

You can live in this great state if you choose to my friend I was just pointing out your options since you seem so unhappy. Being unhappy is not a good way to live you later years in life but if you enjoy walking away that way then who am I to argue.

As far as another 4 years, it is way to early to tell but if you listened to the CBO director today and read the Gallop article then it is not looking to good right now.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm

Obama has grown the deficit exponentially..he has not passed a budget..he passed a healthcare bill which the majority of the public did not want, by a weak,parlimentary procedure over the weekend..that’s not racist, it’s fact and it’s what HE’s done, NOT what he inherited. He also said he would fix the economy in 3 years or he would be gone, and he has NOT fixed it, so by his OWN definition (and NOT racist, again), he should be gone. He also lambasted Bush for raising the deficit on his watch and called it unpatriotic to do so, and he has FAR surpassed Bush. Facts.

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

February 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm

Phil Gingrey is a low-class cretin and yet another embarassment to the state of Georgia. He is apparently so filled with partisan hate that he couldn’t stand listen to someone profess their philosophy of helping the poor…..at a prayer breakfast nonetheless.

rbd

February 2nd, 2012
10:02 pm

I can only imagine.

Phil Grahamer

February 2nd, 2012
10:02 pm

Irregardless of what that buffoon Centrist had to say, its literally none of you’re business what affect loosing respect for the President has on they’re ability too govern effectively; rest assured the President is nonplussed by Gingrey’s reaction and could really care less.

PubilusPost

February 2nd, 2012
10:02 pm

Did this hypocrite, gingrey, ever walk out on the last President? Its amazing how people are showing their true colors. Think of all the things the gop has gotten away with in the area of just disrespect for the office of the Presidency. They call the president a Muslim and not Christian and criticized his Christian Pastor. They say he was not born in America (mostly out of ignorance of not knowing Hawaii is a state), yet McCain was born in Panama(ignorance on their part again, McCain was not born in Panama City). They claim he does not know the Constitution, yet the President taught the Constitution at a major University.
You can dis-agree with the POTUS politics but temper your hate and respect the Office, gingrey!

Centrist

February 2nd, 2012
10:05 pm

Must use a different spelling to get past the robo-censor.

crocktail might work.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:05 pm

And I was not a big fan of a LOT of what Bush did..but he was also majorly disrespected, and accused of bombing innocent civilians on his watch

KEON

February 2nd, 2012
10:05 pm

REALLY PHIL!? REALLY!?
It would be laughable if it weren’t sad. If the president had prayed in the name of the trinity, or just the name of Jesus, or just the name of the Father…or in no name they would have a problem. Really, it’s being seen more and more that this guy is HATED by the other side and nothing he does will be acceptable to them. They can say this has nothing to do with race but students of history know the signs and cues. If this were the a different time…say 1950 or even 1960…(one he probably wouldn’t be in the office) but I could only imagine what actions would be taken by the opposition.

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:06 pm

Thank you, Congressman Gingrey, for standing up for what is right. Bringing politics into a religious breakfast was beyond the pale. Nothing new for our clueless commander in chief.

KEON

February 2nd, 2012
10:07 pm

P.S. it sounds like Phil was being pricked in his own hear and conscious like the one’s who stoned St. Stephen when he retorted to them the faith in him from the beging or moses to his time. How dare you compare the ministry of Jesus with concern for people!?

John Boehner's Tanning Bed

February 2nd, 2012
10:07 pm

Have any of these evangelicals actually read the New Testament? Do they know what is says about the least of thee? The poor, widowed, and orphaned? Do you think Jesus would deny someone health care? Do you really think Jesus would say drill baby drill? Really?

Tyson

February 2nd, 2012
10:08 pm

Way to go Gingrey! Stand up and walk out!

Sheila

February 2nd, 2012
10:08 pm

Religous groups use the goverment to bully all people. Moochers use the government to bully all people (that work). Please just go away! If you don’t like this state, just go away.

David H

February 2nd, 2012
10:08 pm

Good for Gingrey! This Jew is disgusted with the wanna-be Muslim Obama waging holy war, in the form of “ObamaCare” against the Catholic Church. If the kumbahyah cheerleaders are offended, GREAT! It’s time Obama was smacked in his smirking face and told that he is a pig!

Good man

February 2nd, 2012
10:09 pm

A man who stands for his belief! Good for him,

Mike Hunt

February 2nd, 2012
10:09 pm

Now thats what I call CLASS. Way to go Gingrey, you really showed em.

Bonedaddy

February 2nd, 2012
10:10 pm

None of this matters…..Obabma is going to get his ass handed to him in 10 months. Yes, Obabma. This I will thank the Lord for.

Bob

February 2nd, 2012
10:10 pm

Rep. Gingrey has every right just like I do and you do to walk out if he wants. That is what makes America so great. In Germany during Hilter, you had to sit and listen. We don’t have too, even if its the President of the United States. WE HAVE THE RIGHT!!!!!!!!

yuzeyurbrane

February 2nd, 2012
10:10 pm

Another “good Christian”.

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:11 pm

And you have so much class yourself, “Mike.”

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:12 pm

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

February 2nd, 2012
10:01 pm
Phil Gingrey is a low-class cretin and yet another embarassment to the state of Georgia. He is apparently so filled with partisan hate that he couldn’t stand listen to someone profess their philosophy of helping the poor…..at a prayer breakfast nonetheless

It appears that you are the one professing partisain hate on these boards. I did not read anything in Phil’s statement that was hateful. As for Obama’s helping the poor, it is all in the details. If he wants to take from the producers to hand out to the poor then that is pure evil. If he wants to tell them they have to work for what they get then it is good.

PeaPatch

February 2nd, 2012
10:13 pm

I don’t hardly see how this is newsworthy but I can’t say that I blame Gingrey for walking out on yet another stump speech by the condescending one. I wouldn’t blame if he had dropped trou, bent over and farted at him. Guess he has too much class.

Bonedaddy

February 2nd, 2012
10:13 pm

Any one of you idiots researched Obabmas percentage of charitable contributions for last several years versus Romney? Look it up.

Barbara

February 2nd, 2012
10:13 pm

Most Republicans hate President Obama. Gringrey walking out is no surprise. All politicians make political speeches where and when ever they can. The president is no different.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:15 pm

Jesus NEVER advocated taking from some to give to others..that was Robin Hood…LOL..giving is VOLUNTARY…the top 2% of earners pay nearly half of the taxes in this country. It’s the fact that this President (and President Bush, to some extent) do not understand economics! The stimulus was a failure and Obama even said it himself, that there were not many shovel-ready projects..although he said that at the beginning and then he said there weren’t..was that a lie, ineptitude, or misspeaking (on purpose) to get through what he wanted? People, wake up! This has nothing to do with his race…I’m personally GLAD America was able to vote in an African-American man – it’s his policies that stink! I’d gladly take Allen West, Allen Keyes, JC Watts and others who actually have DONE something in their lives prior to becoming President. Unfortunately, and I lay the blame partly at the feet of the Democratic party, but also at Obama, he had done absolutely NOTHING prior to becoming president..never ran any organization, never created a job, never passed any meaningful legislation..all he’s ever done is run for office…what has he done while in office that has made this country better? I will give him killing Bin Laden, using the VERY policies he lambasted Bush on. People, wake up!

Bonedaddy

February 2nd, 2012
10:15 pm

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle gave $10,772 of the $1.2 million they earned from 2000 through 2004 to charities, or less than 1 percent, according to tax returns for those years released today by his campaign.

The Obamas increased the amount they gave to charity when their income rose in 2005 and 2006 after the Illinois senator published a bestselling book. The $137,622 they gave over those two years amounted to more than 5 percent of their $2.6 million income.

Romney charitable contributions

Tax year Taxable income Charitable donations Donations as % of income
2010 $21.7 million $2.98 million 13.73%
2011 (est) $20.9 million $4 million 19.14%

Ken

February 2nd, 2012
10:15 pm

Wow, Mr. Galloway, you’ve got a lot of angry, looney liberal followers! More predictable liberal propaganda for the liberal lemings from one of the AJC rank and file.

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:15 pm

Wrong, Barbara. Re-read the article. This was a historically religious event – non-political.

Fishawk

February 2nd, 2012
10:15 pm

Gingrey and the rest of his party continually thump the Bible as if it were something they had written. When Obama uses the pulpit he walks Out? Please. Let’s get rid of these jerk-offs and move on to responsible governing. Broun, Gingrey and this ilk need to go!

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:16 pm

Well, it’s obvious that this blog is full of Obama-ade drinkers tonight. Dennis, bud, you got it 100% correct in your posts. Obama is without a doubt the worst president this country has every had. He wants the government to CONTROL every aspect of everybody’s life, and you fools are willing to be slaves on the government plantation. Yes, that’s right I said SLAVES, and Obama is your MASSA. As Dennis said, Jesus taught that we should GIVE to those in need, not that somebody else should TAKE it from us and turn around and do what they decide is best with it. Nobody will win under Obama, except him and his cronies. That’s the way of socialism and SLAVERY. And you fools are willing to take it and vote for him again. I don’t care who the Republican candidate ends up being and whether he is a Christian or not, I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR MASSA OBAMA

Sonny LIED!

February 2nd, 2012
10:16 pm

Congressman Phil Gingrey is a Back stabbing Liar!Pure and Simple! Hell NO, we “ain’t” fergot!

atlfunlver

February 2nd, 2012
10:16 pm

What a hero…a fourth tier politician disrespects the President.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:17 pm

what has Obama actually accomplished in his time in office? Seriously, what has he done, factually? I’m all ears, if someone wants to discuss what he’s done, vs. what he INTENDED to do? Intentions are great but CONSEQUENCES are what matter!

Fidlin1

February 2nd, 2012
10:17 pm

I would have ruined everybodys breakfast. I don’t think I could have gotten out before throwng up.

save GA

February 2nd, 2012
10:19 pm

another redneck from ga is upset at the president i luv it get used too it he is gonna be around for 5 more yrs gods little rednecks will be pissed off for a long time Obama will be reelected and we all know it lol

TimothyZ

February 2nd, 2012
10:19 pm

Why should anyone be SURPRISED? Most of the Republicans have been D-I-S-R-E-P-S-E-C-T-I-N-G
him, ever since he won the presidential election! (And, many KNOW the reason why.)

cynthia

February 2nd, 2012
10:20 pm

Shameful, rude and disrespectful.

Barbara

February 2nd, 2012
10:20 pm

Who cares? That racist is doing what is expected!

FedUp With the BS

February 2nd, 2012
10:20 pm

Gingrey-Gingrich
It must be the water in this district that spawns this kind of incivility.
“Devote catholic” – my ass. The next time I go to Mass, I think I now
have all the example I need to walk out on the Priest’s homily -
making loud noises as I leave the sanctuary – as my right to disagree
is fully established by Phil “No Class Whatsoever” Gingrey.

Ref

February 2nd, 2012
10:21 pm

Neither President Obama, stumping at an apolitical event, nor Phil Gingrey, stomping off like a child as a political publicity stunt, showed one iota of class today.

The only grown ups were everyone else in attendance.

ATLER

February 2nd, 2012
10:21 pm

uppity

February 2nd, 2012
9:49 pm

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how that man is President of the United States of America! What have we become?!

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You’ve become a racist my friend!!!!

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:23 pm

Amazing how many people think this is a racial issue. It says a lot about THEM.

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:24 pm

PubilusPost

February 2nd, 2012
10:02 pm
“Did this hypocrite, gingrey, ever walk out on the last President?”

Did the last President use a non partisan prayer breakfast for a partisan speech?

“Think of all the things the gop has gotten away with in the area of just disrespect for the office of the Presidency.”

And the left never ever did anything disrespectful to Bush.

“They call the president a Muslim and not Christian and criticized his Christian Pastor.”

Not a Muslim but a Liberation theology and it is pure Marxism.

“They say he was not born in America (mostly out of ignorance of not knowing Hawaii is a state), yet McCain was born in Panama(ignorance on their part again, McCain was not born in Panama City).”

Get your facts straight. The claims are not that he is not a citizen but does not meet the qualification of being a “natural born” citizen because his father was not a citizen. ”

“They claim he does not know the Constitution, yet the President taught the Constitution at a major University.

I would argue that no socialist understands the Constitution. This is not an Obama issue alone.

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:24 pm

I do not believe Gingrey disrespected the President..he walked out quietly. To be disrespectful, he would have had to upstage the President. I’m sure there were others who had to leave because of prior commitments and nothing was said about that. Wealth redistribution is EVIL, plain and simple. Want an example? Look at Mozambique, once one of the most prosperous agricultural nations in Africa. The current leader confiscated all property and gov’t controls all industry. Their inflation is absolutely insane, because a gov’t has no incentive to do anything well! People left the country in droves and people are SUFFERING because of the government, who SUPPOSEDLY did this to help EVEN things out…when will people wake up?! Seriously, when will people wake up? Do you know what Hitler did and how he started his plan? With the healthcare system! Now, I’m NOT equating Obama with Hitler…Hitler’s intentions were evil and I do not think Obama’s are…but, if someone else gets in office after him with evil intentions, what do you think is going to happen? The retarded and mentally disabled were taken by the German state in Hitler’s time,supposedly to be taken care of..only to never been seen again. Our freedom’s are going away! and note, I’m NOT a Ron Paul-bot but he is right on a number of things in my opinion.

Oblama

February 2nd, 2012
10:26 pm

Description of a liberal: Oblama is going to save the world with YOUR money. He has 5 mansions fully stocked and equiped with maids, gardeners etc., and he wants us to bail out foreclosed homes that people never were qualified for in the first place. He has tripled the number of people on food stamps since he has been in office. The number of those on disability has quadrupled. These people are afraid not to vote for Oblama. These handouts to those that are not disabled and to those that are not really poor are just another way to buy votes. It is disrespectful to use the National Prayer Breakfast as a political tool. Where is Ross Perot when we need him?

Republicrat

February 2nd, 2012
10:26 pm

No matter how much you hate our President, we will hate your President even more when he or she is elected. I can promise you that.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:27 pm

Herman Cain doesn’t like Obama or his policies either. Does that make him a racist? There are several black editorialists who don’t like Obama or his policies either. Does that make them racist? You people trying to turn this into a racial thing are the REAL RACISTS

Real American

February 2nd, 2012
10:27 pm

Phil Gingrey is a nitwit.

Next.

Jonesy

February 2nd, 2012
10:27 pm

Wow many bed wetters chiming in…..way to go Phil. All the pres. Knows how to do is speak and campaign. Bad part is that’s all he is good at. Economy is still crumbling, and they all stay on board. Well, folks you get what you pay for. I have a cush job over 6 figures and Obama can’t touch that, but often I let folks go so I can keep my cushy life. That’s your Obama in a nutshell. He hasn’t done anything for you middle classers.

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:27 pm

“No matter how much you hate our President, we will hate your President even more when he or she is elected. I can promise you that.”

How mature. Are you 12?

Dennis

February 2nd, 2012
10:28 pm

Can someone answer what Obama has actually done, instead of calling people rednecks? What has he accomplished? He had a Democratic house and Senate for 2 years and what did he do? He dug us a deeper hole! He cannot blame that on Bush or the Republicans. And I’m NOT saying the Republican are without fault; they are just as big government as the current President. What has Obama done with a Congress and Senate controlled by his party? What? What has he done? NOTHING! NO BUDGET!! Wake up!!

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:28 pm

Republicrat, you can hate the man who beats Obama all you want, but I bet you’ll have more money OF YOUR OWN in your pocket when it happens.

Youknowitstrue

February 2nd, 2012
10:30 pm

@ You go Gingrey

Amen!

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:32 pm

@ Youknowitstrue

Thanks!!

Republicrat

February 2nd, 2012
10:32 pm

InAtl

No, I’m 52. I read the liberals bicker about the conservatives, and the conservatives bicker about the liberals. I hear opinions tossed around as fact, and fact….well…not so much of it at all. Frankly, to differ on policy within the American system is to understand the nuances and to argue them eloquently. No, sir, what I hear on this blog and so many others like it is the sound of the playground.

I was mocking you. You are too stunted to even realize it.

Fishawk

February 2nd, 2012
10:32 pm

Gingrey and Broun need to go. Enough is enough. Wake up Georgians.

jj

February 2nd, 2012
10:33 pm

Grow up “congressman”.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:34 pm

No, Fishawk, Obama is the one who needs to go. You are the one who needs to wake up

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:36 pm

I guess it was so “nuanced” that nobody but you knew how eloquent you really were. We must all be stunted.

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:36 pm

Fishawk

February 2nd, 2012
10:32 pm
Gingrey and Broun need to go. Enough is enough. Wake up Georgians

And replace them with whom? John Lewis or Hank Johnson. No thank you. We conservatives like our congressmen as much as you libs like yours.

Gingrey is a chump

February 2nd, 2012
10:37 pm

Seriously….Gingrey is a two-faced fraud….was he “Offended” given that he is allegedly a devout Catholic while all those Catholic Priests were touching little boys???? Never heard anything from him….grow up or go away you fraud

Republicrat

February 2nd, 2012
10:38 pm

Thanks for proving my point.

atlfunlver

February 2nd, 2012
10:39 pm

No more blue hair grandad politicians…speak clear english or stay on the farm…stay out of Washington

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:40 pm

I wish one of you Obama-ade drinkers would tell us all ONE thing that Obama has done that has benefited this country in any way.

Obama Ade Drinker

February 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

He replaced George W. Bush.

Yellow Dog Dem

February 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

Yet another embarrassment for the state of Georgia. This two-bit rethuglican con artist showed what a piece of garbage he is. He, like all rethuglicans, can’t handle it when the truth is thrown in their hateful little faces. What a moron this jerk displays himself as.

Maybe someday Obama will be President?

February 2nd, 2012
10:42 pm

He’s such a nice man. And here he’s been running for President since the 2004 Democratic Nat’l Convention.

Maybe someday he’ll be the President and he can try to accomplish something.

The cute little bugger!

RUSerious?

February 2nd, 2012
10:43 pm

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:28 pm
Republicrat, you can hate the man who beats Obama all you want, but I bet you’ll have more money OF YOUR OWN in your pocket when it happens.

Please specifically list how/why there will be more money in ones pocket if Obama is defeated?

Now you've done it

February 2nd, 2012
10:44 pm

All the republicans should walk out…they have very little (if anything) positive to add to any event.

You go, Obama

February 2nd, 2012
10:44 pm

The auto industry in Detroit would have folded had it not been for Obama….and before a crybaby republican cries about “bailing out the auto industry”…….reagan did the same for Chrysler in 1980

MEB

February 2nd, 2012
10:46 pm

For Representative Gingrey to say that he wanted to know what was on the President’s heart is very disingenuous. He doesn’t care about what’s on the President’s heart. Who does he think he is fooling? What is what is on the President’s heart is caring for the poor and middle class? Would Gingrey want to hear that? Probably not, because he would labeled it as being political.It may be inconceivable to Gingrey that caring for the poor and middle class might be what’s really on the President’s heart. Why doesn’t Gingrey reveal what is on his heart and let’s see if it is political.

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

When you lose the presidency…Again….and the House….maybe you will stop focusing on hate/scare politics and start focusing on your constituents…those that you actually have left

RAMZAD

February 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

Dr. Gingrey is no Obama fan, and it would not be out of character for him to walk out on an Obama address.

Gingrey is a center pin of Georgia’s Obama hate brigade, and why anyone would expect courtesy and human decorum from Gingrey while Obama is speaking is beyond me.

Of course, it is also a way for Gingrey to attract national media attention to himself. He is a third rate legislator from a bottom rated State, so duh!

The Guy Who Owns Toyota

February 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm

Obama bair out Detroit not good for me. Not good for Amelica!

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:48 pm

You go, Obama

February 2nd, 2012
10:44 pm
The auto industry in Detroit would have folded had it not been for Obama

Not true. The auto industry would have survived if they had just filed bankruptcy. All Obama did was to save the unions and gave them the corporations as a payoff for getting him elected.

Maybe someday Obama will be President?

February 2nd, 2012
10:49 pm

I hope if this nice Obama gets elected, he’ll close down Guantanamo Bay!

And no more bombing muslims all over the world. First its Afghanistan & Iraq. Then it’s Pakistan, Libya, Somalia & Yemen.

We need a nice man like Obama who won’t go all over the globe dropping bombs on muslims.

Mike

February 2nd, 2012
10:50 pm

Does anybody really care what Gingrey does? Has anybody ever listened to him speak? For an alleged Dr., he speaks as if he has a 9th grade education, is petty (much like Mr. Westmoreland from Newnan) and is an embarrassment to his district. The fact that I don’t agree with his politics is irrelevant. Were I a Republican, I would seriously consider challenging him in the primary.

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
10:52 pm

Gingrey needs to get over himself.
I’m tired of disrespectful politicians.

Buford Sowega

February 2nd, 2012
10:52 pm

What about the passage in Acts 4, where it talks about the early christians sharing what they had with those who had need. They didn’t consider anything their own. I guess after two thousand years, the stark realization that you truly own nothing has lost its beauty and has been subsumed by the church/state/power groups’ prosperity gospel. I don’t want to argue, I would just like some to consider it.

Jason

February 2nd, 2012
10:53 pm

Some please remind me…who is Phil Gingrey?? Has he done anything important? What district is that…Marietta,Georgia?? HE’S NOT IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BE FRONT PAGE!!!

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:47 pm
When you lose the presidency…Again….and the House….maybe you will stop focusing on hate/scare politics and start focusing on your constituents…those that you actually have left

You are dreaming if you think the Dems will take back control of the house. It is to early to tell about Obama but if you would have read the testimony of the director of the CBO today and the Gallop poll research then it is not looking to good right now.

Todd

February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

Obama is a socialist loudmouth with a walnut sized brain. Hats off to Gingrey for having the self respect to not sit and listen to Obama’s dimwitted rantings. I do the same thing everytime he is on the TV – I walk out of the room or turn it off. Gingrey has my vote for life.

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

Gingrey went to the Medical College of Ga…..people who were to dumb to get into Emory/Vandy go there…..guess we know the level of intellect he is bringing to the table

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

RUSerious? I said more money OF YOUR OWN in your pocket. That means that the money in your pocket will be YOURS, because you were able to get out and get a job and EARN it, rather than it having been GIVEN to you out of the pocket of somebody else who actually WORKED to earn it. Can you seriously look at the unemployment in this country which has INCREASED under Obama and think that you (or somebody who is currently unemployed) will be able to provide for your own needs as long as he keeps stifling job opportunities in this country by taking money from those who are in positions to hire people and attempting to ship off government contracts to Brazil (fortunately that one failed) and other countries, and single-handedly vetoing the pipeline from Canada, which, it might surprise you to know, even ticked off Democrats and the unions.

Cherokee

February 2nd, 2012
10:55 pm

I used to think it took a certain level of ’smarts’ to be a medical doctor. Dr.s Gingrey, Price, and Broun have sure disabused me of that silly notion.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
10:55 pm

Now that the children under the Gold Dome have had our way, I will face having an intelligent gentleman as a Congressman (Hank Johnson) replaced by a petulant jackass (tom price).

What is it you republiclowns find so entrancing about being the biggest ahole in the room in a public situation where adults should know how to behave?

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:56 pm

I guess that Ronnie Reagan did not bail out Chrsyler and save those union jobs….to bad TD has no concept of two men doing something similar and he only disagrees when its the other party doing it

Dam Buford

February 2nd, 2012
10:56 pm

Humans are consumed by greed. Christians too. How ironic that some of those who hoist the Bible the highest are the least Christian of all of God’s flock.

Higher Power

February 2nd, 2012
10:57 pm

The devil will always get up and walk out when it is confronted with the power of Christ.

td

February 2nd, 2012
10:57 pm

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
10:52 pm
Gingrey needs to get over himself.
I’m tired of disrespectful politicians

And how many disrespectful Dems did you call out during the Bush years?

honested

February 2nd, 2012
10:57 pm

By the way, it is long past time for this stupid ‘prayer breakfast’ nonsense to disappear.

We send representatives to Washington to work, lead and compromise not to ‘believe’ that everything will be OK.

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:58 pm

Todd, go back to ringing up people at the local Quicktrip during the 3rd shift. Obama went to Columbia and Harvard…..two schools nobody in your racist family could have never gotten in to

My Name

February 2nd, 2012
10:59 pm

Obama is such a hypocrite. He says “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” but he insists that slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent unborn children every year is perfectly fine. He just doesn’t understand that it’s not about the mother’s choice but about the rights of the unborn who “cannot speak for themselves.”

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
10:59 pm

Buford Sowega everything that was said both by Jesus and His disciples said that we should VOLUNTARILY SHARE AND GIVE with the needy. NOWHERE in the entire Bible does anyone tell the governments to TAKE the money from those who have it and REDISTRIBUTE it to others. Do you know one reason, other than the obvious, why that is never taught? It is because God knew and knows that when one person or group of people TAKE from one group under the pretense of giving to another, the only ones who benefit are the ones doing the taking, i.e., the government. This country has been, rightly or wrongly, called a Christian country, but the government of this country has certainly never been called a Christian government. Don’t kid yourself, man, the only reason socialists want to redistribute the wealth is to fatten their own pockets.

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
10:59 pm

“Gingrey went to the Medical College of Ga…..people who were to dumb to get into Emory/Vandy go there…..guess we know the level of intellect he is bringing to the table.”

That would be “too dumb,” not “to dumb.” Glad to know you’re monitoring everyone’s intellect though.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:00 pm

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:56 pm
I guess that Ronnie Reagan did not bail out Chrysler and save those union jobs….to bad TD has no concept of two men doing something similar and he only disagrees when its the other party doing it

1: Did Reagan give the company to the unions for political payoff?

2: Did Chrysler pay back the US government with interest?

Hello Dimascraps

February 2nd, 2012
11:00 pm

@
Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm

“people who were to dumb to…”

Ha ha, you are cute! You say Gingrey is dumb but you’re so stupid you don’t know the difference between “too” and “to”.

Look, we get it, people who have never had a job think Obama is awesome. it makes sense. He’s our first President that never had a job before becoming POTUS. Pretty remarkable accomplishment when you think about it.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:01 pm

You go,

I have equal disrespect for the bible as any other document codifying superstition…..

However, I do recall something about ‘rendering unto Caesar’.

Did you read that part?

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:02 pm

honested, the National Prayer Breakfast is NOT a government function; it is a privately funded gathering. Nobody has to attend, and when someone is asked to speak, then, although many times what they say has political overturns, it should definitely never be a campaign speech, and that’s exactly what Obama was doing.

matthew hates georgia

February 2nd, 2012
11:03 pm

after 32 yrs in georgia the embarrasement continues to mount..so embarrased that i wont take calls from friends in places like very educated Seattle,boston,chicago,Rome,London,Portland,SAN FRANCISCO..because they always talk about the negative backwater state of georgia..AND ITS 1950,S attitude and racism..it always begin with HOW DID YOU FOLKS GET THE OLYMPICS WITH THOSE BACKWARDS ATTITUDE

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:03 pm

honested, that simply means when “Caesar” taxes us, then we should pay. What about that do you not understand, and in what way does that possibly support redistributing the wealth, i.e. socialism?

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
11:04 pm

Honested (what the heck does that mean anyway) says:
“Now that the children under the Gold Dome have had our way, I will face having an intelligent gentleman as a Congressman (Hank Johnson) replaced by a petulant jackass (tom price).”
Hank is so intelligent he thought Guam would flip over with too many people on it. Just brilliant.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:04 pm

You go….

The prayer breakfast is a sad vestige for those who refuse to accept we are a republic FREE FROM RELIGION.

Honest politicians (ok so that may be a stretch) should avoid it and be proud.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:04 pm

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
10:58 pm
Todd, go back to ringing up people at the local Quicktrip during the 3rd shift. Obama went to Columbia and Harvard…..two schools nobody in your racist family could have never gotten in to

Ding, Ding, Ding. Using that word again for political purposes just makes it more not relevant every day. Keep up the good work.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:05 pm

InAtl, so using your “logic,” I guess that people who are too dumb to go to Ga Tech go to UGA. Is that what you’re saying?

G. Keith Williams

February 2nd, 2012
11:05 pm

I am deeply disturbed by the total lack of respect that has been given to this president. If individuals had acted or responded like this to Ronald Reagan or even the crazy Bushes.. the country would be in an uproar!!

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:05 pm

InAtl.

Apparently you lack a sense of humor.
You should chat with the Congressman and determine how badly talk radio has misled you.

And, tom price is still a petulant jackass.

Georgia hates Matthew

February 2nd, 2012
11:06 pm

Then leave.

We only pretend to be nice to you because we know you have low self esteem and we don’t want to see you cry.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:06 pm

honested, like I said, it is entirely voluntary. Nobody forces anybody to go. At least we seem to share a disdain for the so-called “honest” politicians.

Melissa

February 2nd, 2012
11:07 pm

Thank you Phil for doing the right thing. Obama, you are shameful – and we as a nation are tired of it. Please do as you said and make yourself a one term president as you have failed. And, this event – was not for a campaign stop although you chose it to be. Those of us who do believe, who have always believed can see right through your tricks. More importantly … so can Jesus and HE never said to allow government to divide a nation or to take from one to pay another… whatever it is that we are to do as individuals for charitable purposes is between the individual and their targeted charity… not for you to decide.

Bye Bye Republithugs

February 2nd, 2012
11:07 pm

HAHA, too vs to is a typo. I still went to Tufts….and I am smart enough that a typo does not gauge intelligence….if that was the case, every Republican on this post can start talking about W’s stupidity given his “loose interpretation and usage of the english language…exactly, talk your intelligence smack now….and note, there were no disagreements about my assessment of people going to MCG because they can not get into Emory

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:07 pm

G. Keith Williams, what alternate universe have you been living in. Regardless of whether he might have deserved it or not, Bush was the most vilified and disrespected president in our nation’s history.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:07 pm

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:04 pm
You go….

The prayer breakfast is a sad vestige for those who refuse to accept we are a republic FREE FROM RELIGION

You are dreaming again. We are a nation founded on religious principles.

Z

February 2nd, 2012
11:08 pm

I just love how the naysayers “know” Obama is a not a Christian. No one knows what is in another’s heart, no one, unless your God that is. Are these Naysayers Gods, hardly! I think the naysayers have made a deal with the devil, only time will tell.

wishing

February 2nd, 2012
11:08 pm

What is the reporter’s definition of ‘devout Catholic’? Someone who is against health care for all Americans? Someone who apologizes to a blowhard like Limbaugh? Someone who wants to privatize Social Security? Someone who is an owner of failed and failing banks costing the FDIC over $75 million? Someone who supports capital punishment? Someone who believes a person should be allowed to own automatic weapons? Someone who supports the 1% over the 99%?

InAtl

February 2nd, 2012
11:08 pm

You Go, Gingrey – I was quoting Repuglithugs. Not my sentiments.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:09 pm

I’m still waiting for somebody to answer my question about one single thing that Obama has done to benefit this country. And getting elected to replace Bush is not anything that HE did; the voters did that, and in hindsight quite tragically.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:09 pm

@ InAtl, sorry. I missed the one you referred to, I guess.

Hater of Haterz...

February 2nd, 2012
11:10 pm

Simply put a sign of the times…step back a take a look. That’s all.

MHS

February 2nd, 2012
11:13 pm

Why are we even talking about Obama? That ship sailed a long time ago.

Hello Dimascraps!

February 2nd, 2012
11:13 pm

G. Keith Williams

February 2nd, 2012
11:05 pm

Yeah, I heard somebody made a movie about the assassination of Obama. The racists!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

Oh wait a second, it’s about Bush, it’s ok.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:13 pm

Z

February 2nd, 2012
11:08 pm
I just love how the naysayers “know” Obama is a not a Christian. No one knows what is in another’s heart, no one, unless your God that is. Are these Naysayers Gods, hardly! I think the naysayers have made a deal with the devil, only time will tell

Go and look up the term Liberation theology and then get back to us about what Obama believes.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:13 pm

@ wishing, if Social Security had been privatized 70 years ago, it wouldn’t be going broke now because the government wouldn’t have been able to borrow from the fund for whatever POLITICAL purposes they chose. You do know, don’t you, that there really is no social security fund anymore; congress has reappropriated it to do whatever the hell THEY wanted with all the money that WE THE PEOPLE put into it. And yet you still want to trust our government to handle other social programs and run a health care system. Boy, you are in for a shock when you need any of that money for your own use. The government will be the one deciding whether you qualify to receive it or not, and I bet you come out on the short end.

Rob

February 2nd, 2012
11:14 pm

Good work for Gingrey and others who walked out. Look – people are worried that Obama has been disrespected. It’s come to that because the man is blind or can’t hear …and we know he doesn’t care because he mocks the system, pretends he knows Jesus…. I’m glad some walked out and I think that many of us need to stand up against this communist and make sure he’s a one term prez… he said it himself that if his policies failed, then he would be a one term prez. ADios.

Rob

February 2nd, 2012
11:14 pm

Good work for Gingrey and others who walked out. Look – people are worried that Obama has been disrespected. It’s come to that because the man is blind or can’t hear …and we know he doesn’t care because he mocks the system, pretends he knows Jesus…. I’m glad some walked out and I think that many of us need to stand up against this communist and make sure he’s a one term prez… he said it himself that if his policies failed, then he would be a one term prez. ADios.

KEITH

February 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm

HOW CAN YOU HAVE GOD IN YOUR HEART.AND POLITICALLY NOT THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE

GINGREY YOU ARE A BUM

February 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm

gingrey you are a bum and disgrace to the state of Georgia/SHAME ON YOU!

Away With The Far Right Idiots

February 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm

This is a headline? This is a story? His leaving is a political act. Should not have even been mentioned in the AJC.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm

You go…

The President has taken the bold first step to free healthcare from the ’scroogian’ tentacles of the for-profit insurance industry.

It may take another generation to extinguish the insurance parasites, but I am overjoyed to see the first steps behind us.

GINGREY YOU ARE A BUM

February 2nd, 2012
11:17 pm

ROB WHWEN DID GOD MAKE YOU HIS JUDGE /YOU DO NOT KNOW THE PRESIDENTS HEART

Mike

February 2nd, 2012
11:17 pm

Last week Gov. Jan Brewer pointed her finger at President Obama. Now Gingrey walks out on the National Prayer Breakfast. This shows lack of respect for the president and reflects badly on the country. Republicans should be ashamed.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

For those falling into the ’social security is going broke trap’, realize you are in another talk-radio/faux newz/CofC trap.

Raise the FICA cap (to about 500k) and the problem will be solved forever.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

td, I’m not exactly sure what “liberation theology” is, but if Obama’s former pastor in Chicago is an example of one who preaches that theology, then we are in big trouble. You do realize, I trust, that Jeremiah (whatever his last name was) proclaimed to his congregation, “….not God bless America, but God Damn America.” If that’s an example of “liberation theology,” or what you consider a sign of a true Christian, then how can you expect Christians in America to accept that without question? It is NOT being judgmental, it is being discerning, because, as the Apostle Paul said in the New Testament, we should “be on guard against false teachers.”

donald smith

February 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:19 pm

@ Hello Demascraps. Please don’t make yourself look ignorant. Our POTUS was a constitutional law professor in a previous life. Last I check being a professor of law was a pretty honorable job to hold.
I’m so sick of bigoted idiots hiding behind screen names spewing silliness.

Hello Dimascraps!

February 2nd, 2012
11:20 pm

honested:

It’s the Doctors that are making the money. And once we take all the profit out of it and turn it over the Gubmit, it’ll be run like the DMV. That’ll be awesome! I can’t wait to take a number and sit in a crowded smelly room with people like you.

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:20 pm

You go..

You just validate my point.

There is no place for ANY superstition in American governance.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:20 pm

honested, if social security is so good, why doesn’t the president, any member of congress, or any member of the federal judiciary participate in it? You know the answer to that as well as I do…….because they wanted a system that WORKED and would take care of their needs after retirement. Similarly, they are all exempt from Obama care too. Like I said before, the massas of the plantation are only interested in themselves, not the slaves they own.

Larry

February 2nd, 2012
11:21 pm

Yeah ND makes a lot of sense. How dare the President talk about his faith at a prayer breakfast??? Wait…what…

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

Hello (whatever)…

What magic is there for an industry that takes a dollar from you, and if you are lucky, provides payment for services back to you in the neighborhood of 65 cents?

It is a reverse ponzi scheme and it should have been outlawed long ago.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:22 pm

honested, I’m not sure how I validated your point, but the First Amendment specifies that the church should stay out of government, and the government should stay out of the church. Unfortunately, for the “superstitious,” as you call us, the government intrudes in church affairs on an almost daily basis.

Hello Dimascraps!

February 2nd, 2012
11:23 pm

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:19 pm

Ha ha, that’s cute! Barry was an Adjunct Lecturer. You’ll need to do some research to understand the difference between a “professor of law” and “adjunct lecturer”.

In summary, that means he did no research, published no papers, never appeared in court, never helped a client. He read notes to law students. Wow. Amazing.

I wonder if had a teleprompter?

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:23 pm

Hello…

And you get the ‘doubleplusgoodduckspeaker’ award for using all the talk radio tag words.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:24 pm

KEITH

February 2nd, 2012
11:16 pm
HOW CAN YOU HAVE GOD IN YOUR HEART.AND POLITICALLY NOT THINK ABOUT THE PEOPLE

How can you believe that destroying a person by making them dependent on government is the same as having a heart?

rr

February 2nd, 2012
11:24 pm

Auntie Christ Your name selection is interesting but Jesus already has given his opinion of DEMs and REPUBS. Just read about his comments to the Pharisees and the Sadducees and that will about cover it. Now as to our president claiming that government was meant to address things, well that’s just not there, but is actually its the duty of “his” church not the state. So lets really separate!

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:25 pm

@ Hello Dimascraps!……less is known about Obama’s background than has been known about any president in our history.

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:25 pm

@ Hello Demascraps… Our POTUS has degrees from Columbia and Harvard Law. I wonder if you even have a high school diploma.
Please try to better yourself. Ignorance is really a sad state to be in.

RUSerious?

February 2nd, 2012
11:25 pm

@You go, Gingrey

Below is what you stated:
February 2nd, 2012
10:54 pm
RUSerious? I said more money OF YOUR OWN in your pocket. That means that the money in your pocket will be YOURS, because you were able to get out and get a job and EARN it, rather than it having been GIVEN to you out of the pocket of somebody else who actually WORKED to earn it. Can you seriously look at the unemployment in this country which has INCREASED under Obama and think that you (or somebody who is currently unemployed) will be able to provide for your own needs as long as he keeps stifling job opportunities in this country by taking money from those who are in positions to hire people and attempting to ship off government contracts to Brazil (fortunately that one failed) and other countries, and single-handedly vetoing the pipeline from Canada, which, it might surprise you to know, even ticked off Democrats and the unions.

Ok…so you like to buy into that whole BS of your tax dollars going to the lazy…

So let me ask you a couple of questions…

First your party states that President Obama can’t lead, yet in your statement above, you give President Obama sole credit for the shipment of jobs overseas…Got to be a bad a** to single handedly send all jobs overseas effective Jan 14, 2009.

Secondly, anytime President Obama mentions job creation, I believe your party emphatically states that “the federal government cannot create jobs”, yet you lay the blame at President Obama.

Thirdly…anyone who disagreed with the US going to war with Iraq in retaliation for 911 was called anti-American, anyone who dissented with Bush was called un-American, yet your party has waged the most disrepectful rhetoric against a sitting president in modern history.

The republican party thrives on the fact that they are able to instill subtle racist tones in their messages. They know that they can count on poor to lower income Anglo Americans to support them as long as they continue to feed that belief that minorities are the cause of all of America’s ills. Never mind that there is a large population of poor whites/Anglos, the powers to be in white america simply ignore the poor whites until it is election time.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:26 pm

@ td and rr…….EXACTLY !!!!!

honested

February 2nd, 2012
11:26 pm

You go….

And the various superstitions do their best to stick their tiny little feet into the doors of governance every day.

For instance, today’s GA House vote to put the stupid ’suck taxpayer money into church charter schools’ amendment on the ballot.

Just because a handful of religious nutcases vote to steal my tax money does not make it legitimate.

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:27 pm

With Demascraps and You Go… you see why cousins in the south should not marry one another. I’m upset that clowns like these have ruined a once proud Republican Party.

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:27 pm

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:18 pm

If you will do a little research my friend then you will realize that I was pointing out that they call themselves Christians but the religion is based on Marxist theory.

sandra

February 2nd, 2012
11:27 pm

Once again, Georgia politicians make me ashamed to be from GA. Oh, I forgot, we elect them! I bet that Gingrey will use “I walked out on Obama” in his next POLITICAL speech. What happened to the idea that you respect the Office even it you don’t agree with the one holding it? Gingrey’s actions were just as political as anything Obama might have said. . .

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

@ RUSerious? Next time break your posts into separate ones, so I can address them separately It would be easier that way. First, I didn’t say anything about giving money to the lazy. But by indiscriminately giving out money, it removes all incentive to do anything on your own. I’m not lazy, but do you think I would work if I knew I could get money without working? Hell, no, I wouldn’t.

jp

February 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

Lot’s of angry comments because Gingrey didn’t fawn over this pathetic pres who has ZERO tact. Sorry folks, but you can’t whine about some who is tactful enough to walk away from something obnoxious but pres too dumb to represent ALL Americans rather than be divisive.

The Truth

February 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

Obama quotes scripture to justify the Govt seizing the property of others. Obama misapplied the meaning of “to those to whom much has been give much is expected”. That charge is to each of us as individuals, as a personal responsibility and accountability to our fellow man. It is NOT a call to use the power of the Federal Government to extract from each of us. Furthermore, is Obama suggesting he believes it appropriate to use the Federal Govt to enforce his version of religion? Sounds like it.

The message which Obama misapplied calls on us individually to help our neighbors. In looking at the Obama’s tax return I note the Obama’s donated less than 2% of their income to charity, on an income of some $1.7 million. If Mr Obama sincerely feels he has been given much and has been fortunate he needs to “donate” rather than tax. But as is typical of a Liberal, they are willing to spend your money but not theirs.

George W and Laura Bush routinely donate 30% and more of their income, Mitt Romney over 35%, the Obamas 1.9%, Joe Biden $369.00. There’s another saying Mr Obama should heed, charity begins at home. Nothing prevents him from being generous with his money. Perhaps Michelle should curtail her clothes buying sprees and vacations and donate to charity. That $50,000 she spent at a lingere shop on Madison Ave would be greatly appreciated by Habitat, Hosea Feed the Hungry, United Way.

Hello Dimascraps!

February 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:25 pm

Harvard and Columbia? That’s awesome. I wonder what his SAT and LSAT were? I’m sure he released that, right?

Being a guy with an African father he met one time and a cool name didn’t help him get into schools did it?

Larry

February 2nd, 2012
11:29 pm

I’ve read some of the comments on this matter. obama is NOT A CHRISTIAN he is a MUSLIM. And one person said this was disrespectiful of walking out while this president was talking. What would you call how DISRESPECTIFUL THIS president has been to AMERICA. he has bowed to other countries that we have been at war with. and every time he opens his mouth here comes another lie. look at this economy now since he has been in office.deficit has went over board and keeps on getting bigger. this pres. said when campaining in08 that the BUSH adm. should be ashamed of the deficit every body owed over $30000 now it is over $48000. gas before he took office was $1.79 now over $3.50 . no respect for this pres AT ALL.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:30 pm

@ td, NO, Marxist theory says that the GOVERNMENT should do the giving from what they first TAKE. Christianity teaches us to GIVE ON OUR OWN. That is about as far from Marxism as you can get.

Barbie Republican

February 2nd, 2012
11:33 pm

Demascrap, you are a sad, little person. It makes me ashamed to be a Republican. I hate that our party is over-run by ignorant bigots. That’s not how it was as I was growing up. No matter what, I will always respect the POTUS. Please find more intelligent and adult arguments to RESPECTFULLY disagree with President Obama. Grow up.

Larry

February 2nd, 2012
11:34 pm

@ You go Gingery: Your challenge is to find one thing our (yours and mine) President has done for the country. Let’s see…He got us out of Iraq, he got Bin Laden, he saved our financial industry from complete collapse, he saved our auto industry (saving hundreds of thousands of jobs), he has kept taxes at historically LOW levels. And he’s just conducted himself in such a dignified manor, despite all of the unpresidented personal attacks.

Your turn…why do you hate him so much?

Alabamastan

February 2nd, 2012
11:35 pm

Stand tall, be proud, Georgians. As a former Georgian, I understand. As a current Alabamian, even more. But when one of these Yayhoos shows his a$$, you have to speak out. Let him know how embarrassed you are. Obama was making the point that we all use our moral values to approach law and government, and that should be respected. I, personally, need to keep that in mind. It’s not easy

Steve)

February 2nd, 2012
11:36 pm

Oh heavens! A politician justifying his politics with religion!? Just what is the world coming to? Did Phil clutch his pearls and get the vapors upon realizing this shocking revelation?

td

February 2nd, 2012
11:36 pm

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:30 pm

I think you are misinterpreting my comments. I am saying that Obama has a religious belief founded in Marism and that is the way he is attempting to take this nation.

MC

February 2nd, 2012
11:37 pm

To rural education, you did mean Obama?

southern white boy

February 2nd, 2012
11:39 pm

i think that rep gingrey, like all too many repubs, has not bothered to actually read the bible and understand its teachings. and clearly his mother didnt bother to teach him manners and respect. i find the hypocrisy and double standards of his ilk revolting.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:40 pm

@ Larry, sorry, bud, but Obama didn’t get Bin Laden, any more than Bush got Hussein. Both were president when those respective events happened, but neither had anything whatsoever to do with the actual act, other than approving it. And as I said before, the criticism and scorn leveled on Obama by his critics pales in comparison to that leveled on Bush. I am not privy to enough FACTS to argue with you about either the financial industry or the auto industry; there are plenty of people who know more than I ever will who would certainly argue that point with you. However, I will say, that the government has no business whatsoever in bailing out any industry that shoots itself in the foot by its own greedy or misguided conduct. That’s just another example of government trying to run everything, and sticking its foot in where it was never meant to be to begin with

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:41 pm

@ td, I agree with what you said

Larry

February 2nd, 2012
11:42 pm

@ the other Larry: What did the President lie about? Don’t be afraid you use facts. He never said that he would keep gas prices down or that he would reduce the deficit. Plus how else were we supposed to pay for the wars (that he was against the first place) and help slow down economy that was losing 700k jobs a month when he took office?

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:43 pm

@ Larry, how dignified was it of Obama to turn his back and walk away from the governor of Arizona last week. If, as you assert, he has handled the criticism in such a dignified manner, then why, no matter what she might have been saying, did he show his ass and walk away from her. SHE deserves some respect too, you know.

RUSerious?

February 2nd, 2012
11:44 pm

@ RUSerious? Next time break your posts into separate ones, so I can address them separately It would be easier that way.

First, I didn’t say anything about giving money to the lazy. But by indiscriminately giving out money, it removes all incentive to do anything on your own. I’m not lazy, but do you think I would work if I knew I could get money without working? Hell, no, I wouldn’t.

Fundamentally, we do not disagree as I would wager most Americans do not. The issue I have as an African American, is that so-called republicans/republican conservatives, always act as if miniorities are the burdern on society. White America, in my opinion, ignore poor white Americans until it is time for the vote. White America loves to compare the best of their world with the worst of minorities.

Fats O Kelly

February 2nd, 2012
11:45 pm

Obama is getting way out there. I dont know what he believes anymore.. He took all references to Christ off the White House Christmas greeting cards and now this. This is a bit disturbing

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:45 pm

@ Larry at 11:42, his entire campaign of “Hope and Change” was predicated on his promises to do something about gas prices, the deficit, unemployment, etc, etc. He has failed to deliver on any of those promises. The only HOPE I have now is that he will not be re-elected.

Rufus

February 2nd, 2012
11:48 pm

Gingey is not important. We just dont need another one like him in office. It takes a while to clean up a mess left by the republican party. I have not forgotten who got us in this mess and hopefully the rest of you all have not either. I did not expect for the President to do a miracle in his first term of office. I am realistic. The republicans have shown over and over who they care about. Themselves.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:48 pm

@ Fats O Kelly, I’m with you on that one too. The FEDERAL HOLIDAY is called Christmas, and Christmas was created as a day to celebrate the birth of Christ. To ignore that completely, whether you personally believe in Christ or not, is unconscionable and completely disrespectful of the millions of people who DO believe in Christ and celebrate His birth on that day.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:49 pm

@ Rufus, I hate to tell you, but a lot of this mess (the mortgage fiascos, in particular) were started even before Bush; they began under Jimmy Carter.

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:52 pm

OK, I’ve stated my two cents worth tonight. I’m tired of it now and am calling it a night. In closing, I will just say, “Go Gingrey” and “Get out of here, Obama.”

Larry

February 2nd, 2012
11:52 pm

@ You go Gingrey: I completely disagree that President Obama had nothing to do with the killing of Bin Laden. Even Repubs are on record as saying that it was a gutsy and risky move by President Obama.

I understand somewhat your reluctance of government intervening in private industries, but…if you were faced with the prospect that our entire financial and/or auto industry could completely collapse, would you really be willing to take the risk that “hopefully” things will just take care of themselves.

I just believe that, sometimes, under extraordinary circumstances, it’s ok for government to intervene. And these were extraordinary circumstances. I mean the President isn’t bailing out Krispy Kremes…although…

Keep walking until you make it back to the country club

February 2nd, 2012
11:53 pm

You dont deserve to represent Georgia. You all have proven that the President couldnt do anything right in your eyes anyway. Republicans need to help clean their mess.

Please

February 3rd, 2012
12:00 am

PLEASE! All Gingery and his ilk do is look for any opportunity to embarrass the President. Shame on that big fat dumb baby. He is too immature to be representing his district.

PR Stunt

February 3rd, 2012
12:02 am

Phil Gringray is stoopid – who cares about this man? In fact, who is he?

He obviously did this for a poltical stunt!!!!

Again, i say — Phil Who?

adam

February 3rd, 2012
12:08 am

GINGrey GRINGrinch. whats the difference between two embarrasing georgia clowns?

B Taylor

February 3rd, 2012
12:09 am

What a slob! Maybe they didn’t serve his fat belly enough food. Apparently the only thing NEWT is interested in is eating (dumpy fat guy), walking out on wives and walking out on the President! DISREPECTFUL CLOWN!

RUSerious?

February 3rd, 2012
12:10 am

You go, Gingrey

February 2nd, 2012
11:48 pm
@ Fats O Kelly, I’m with you on that one too. The FEDERAL HOLIDAY is called Christmas, and Christmas was created as a day to celebrate the birth of Christ. (Where the heck did you get this erroneous information?) If all of you so-called believers would carefully read your bible, you would read that the birth of Jesus, according to the King James version, occurred during Spring. Read the new testament.

How is it disrepectful to not observe a man-made holiday? I enjoy the Christmas season, but I am not so arrogant to act as if I am celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. You would do yourself a favor to research American holidays. Christmas, as was originally observed, had nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

What is disrepectful to me is to act as if “your saviour” only set aside certain days that we should respect one another.

What do you do the other 6 days of the week to respect not only yourself, but also your history ?

B Taylor

February 3rd, 2012
12:12 am

DISRESPECTFUL! SORRY

Lulu

February 3rd, 2012
12:25 am

A lot of misinformation is being spued about in these comments. To begin Gingrich is not a southerner. He’s a snow bird from Michigan or some such place. His and many of the other so-called southern poiticians are being elected and supported by constituancies of the tremendous influx from the same regions Wonder why they’re all flockinghere???. So your bigotry bckfires. Secondly the focus of a prayer breakfast is God,.. whomever you religion dictates that to be.Not the Dems or Repubs partyliners on here who seem to miss that point. Personally I think the AP was right but then I’m an indepedent. My personal feeling is that as a Protestant I could easily justify quietly leaving a Cathoic gathring so I can imagine that could have factored into the man’s decision. Sorry I couldn’t think of a way to name call and throw fuel on this bon fire in a cigartte lighter!

D Jackson

February 3rd, 2012
12:34 am

You all republicans are very sick people Christ should come first and foremost in all of our lives. President Obama was voted in by the american people but his steps are ordered by God for those of you who don’t believe and don’t know God you better get to know him.President Obama will be voted in again because God is in control.One of these days you will thank God and President for a job well done

Danny

February 3rd, 2012
12:40 am

Who ever said get “religion” out of politics. Isn’t this majority of of the Republican platform? Don’t they pride themselves to be so called “Christians”. Now that is the funniest thing I heard all day – Get religion out of politics

Dirty Dawg

February 3rd, 2012
1:09 am

td…betcha $10,000 on that ‘four more years’ thing. And as for me being happy…don’t worry, just the thought of you guys being miserable is enough makes me downright giddy.

Fats O Kelly

February 3rd, 2012
1:11 am

Obama will say anything and I mean anything to garner votes. Seems like the “Hollow Man” more than the President. I certainly dont hate the man ,but he seems more like Jimmy Carter every week. My 2 cents…………dats all

T

February 3rd, 2012
1:15 am

NO BUMA!!!!!! Time to get the dictator wanna be out of office….He is a commie….and is making an effort to destroy America form the inside….the radical left has got to go…just like I dont approve of radical right…the radical left are about to destroy this”once” great nation!!!!!!!! God look over us and revel the truth! God Bless America!

T

February 3rd, 2012
1:18 am

Dirty DAWG…i doubt you have a job…just dont want your govt assistance taken away from you…do you? reward failure and punish success…that should be the liberals slogan!

HENRY

February 3rd, 2012
1:35 am

GOOD….THEY ALL SHOULD WALK OUT…THIS SOB HAS NOTHING TO SAY WORTH LISTENING TO….JUST THE SAME OLD “GET ME RE-ELECTED” CRUD……….

Bernie

February 3rd, 2012
2:10 am

Will someone, please explain to me why this sitting U.S.President is so disrespected by so many members of the Republican Party. After 8 years of the apocalyptic failed polices from the previous administration. Anyone of minor intelligence could see that what this man has done for this country and its people is short of miracoulous. despite all of his achievements and efforts he is still being direspected like no other in America’s history. SHAME! SHAME! on all of the Republicans and tea party members who sit quietly and snicker at this abomiable behavior. The SHAME, Rep. Gingrey has wrought again on Georgia, who has enough SHAME of its own history without this dastardly act. Again, we see for our selves on full display the backward thinking of a people who celebrate the denigration of one of its own. How can we possibly be ONE Nation under GOD when this kind of disrespect is shown to our greatest LEADER. I pray that the people of Cobb county consider this act and show this man the door. This is Behavoir that should not tolerated from our kids much less a sitting House Member. Dr.gingrey has forgotten an OATH,
“First, do no Harm”.

Joe The Plumber Too.

February 3rd, 2012
2:33 am

bernie, up drinking late little fellow? urkle obama and his ol lady me-shell are about to get served eviction papers so they can go on back to the rock they crawled from beneath in chi-town. That armpit of a city deserve4s him and his butt buddy terrorists…raum & ayers. Maybe rev. wright let me-shell sit on his lap like the old days.

George W. Bush

February 3rd, 2012
2:37 am

The idiot Congressman walked out before he burst into flames. What a disgraceful bunch of white Republicans represent Georgia in this day and age! Richard Russell, Bo Callaway, and Carl Vinson must be rolling in their graves.

Joe The Plumber Too.

February 3rd, 2012
3:11 am

georgie boy, drop to your knees and give your messiah obama a kiss right where rev. wright likes to fiddle about.

Bernie

February 3rd, 2012
3:30 am

Whatever happened to that BS phrase “We Are All Americans NOW” I guess some of us…….. are MORE American than others and perceived non americans deserve to be disrespected!

Many in the community, knew those words would be short lived and ring hollow …just as many words proclaimed about Liberty and Freedom have been before!

GrannyCares

February 3rd, 2012
3:59 am

For Pete’s sake folks! Politicians — both parties — are what they are. They will do or say anything to give them a political edge any time or, any where the opportunity presents itself! Sacrilegious? SURE, but they cannot help themselves.

We will all have an opportunity to vote on November 6. Let us remember our outrage then.

Kim Huffman

February 3rd, 2012
4:28 am

Gingrey is a pious, self serving, sanctimoniousness example of what is wrong with America.
He could have stayed, then made is comments, but getting up and being noted proves his inner rot.

Braves Fan Since 1966

February 3rd, 2012
4:42 am

What a heart warming story. A Congressman (one of 3000 attendees) walking out of a prayer breakfast because he objects to the Presidents’ comments. Why is this a news story at all? Who would even be taking notice of this Congressman’s departure? I’d like to see every elected elected leader in Washington (including the President) leave their seats in a huff this coming November. There’s not a single statesman in the bunch in my opinion.

Lib in Cobb

February 3rd, 2012
4:54 am

Wait just one minute. I thought President Obama was Muslim. Phil get over yourself and BTW, you don’t represent me and never will.

carol

February 3rd, 2012
5:08 am

IGNORANT AND DISRESPECTFUL.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
5:14 am

Joe The Plumber Too.
Feb.3rd, 2012 2:33 am

“urkle obama and his ol lady mee-shell are about to get served eviction papers”

Sounds like so much false bravado to me. If you’re so confident of your statements, then sit back and let nature take its course. You have ONE VOTE, be sure to use it. I will add this though, Romney’s a dog of a candidate, and it’s going to be hard to sell that high born gaffe making flip flopper to a general public that doesn’t feel as if he understands their plight.

superiorblogman

February 3rd, 2012
5:18 am

Typical Georgia backwood white clowns. Newt Gingrich running around so ignorant not to know that more white people get food stamps than blacks. Typical republicans I should say,but most look and act like typical Georgia ignorant white backwood americans. Just ignorant beings.

Joe The Plumber Too.

February 3rd, 2012
5:26 am

stupidblogman, Gingrich never said Blacks get more food stamps than Whites. Idiot. He just said urkle the food stamp President has more people on food stamps than any previous President. Even a fool such as yourself can learn to be honest. barry boy is a failure and he is done.

superiorblogman

February 3rd, 2012
5:36 am

Joe The Plumber Too.

You retarded snuff dipping, wet dog smelling beings can go back to your caves where Bush gets 2 terms because he sold you special ed students on how you were in the middle of a war on terror and he was the only man that could handle it. Meanwhile, Bin Laden the accused one roamed as free as can be. You know why? Because he never wanted to get him. He wanted to get your ignorant vote. After Bush’s stunt’s there are fewer ignorant voters this time. They fully understand to not expect miracles. Just face it, it will be a while before a Republican ever sees the white house again. All these little temper tantrums that they are showing will be remembered for generations to come. I say there will be another Republican in 2020 at the earliest.

Enough2012

February 3rd, 2012
5:48 am

Georgia! Stop it! You have in the past been considered the Gateway to the South. You public officials are now leading you to the Gateway of Comic Insanity. Let’s see, this week alone: Newt, Gingrey, Karen Handel, Barbour. Oh scratch Barbour, that’s Mississippi.

Gingrey could have just put his angry thoughts in a safe place and reported his displeasure to the AJC reporter. Enough drama queens and kings from Georgia.

babs

February 3rd, 2012
5:52 am

Rep. Gingrey’s presence surely was not missed.

Siouxsie

February 3rd, 2012
5:53 am

If Rep. Gingrey disagrees with President Obama on this point, he is NOT a “devout Catholic”.

JPfromtheA

February 3rd, 2012
5:54 am

Where do we find these hicks to represent us in GA?

American

February 3rd, 2012
6:18 am

I totally agree with you Debbie! It is time we get some of these embarrassing politicians OUT OF OFFICE!!!! I’d really appreciate RECALLING them from office NOW. You can disagree with RESPECT! I don’t think they understand RESPECT until it’s done to them. Hey now there’s a thought…Peace

Justin

February 3rd, 2012
6:24 am

Let call a spade a spade , this congressman is a racist perio!. One can have a legitimate polical disagreement without resorting to hatred and bigotry

GodHatesTrash, p.b.u.h.

February 3rd, 2012
6:24 am

He’s a peach, that Gingrey!

dcstan

February 3rd, 2012
6:30 am

you played right into this Snot-rag hand, never heard of this chump, now he got the publicy that he craves. It will be the only accomplishment of this sad pathetic creep. What a hypocrits you Gop people are, you invoke your so call Christianity in everything you do while do a great job of hating, you people make me sick

American

February 3rd, 2012
6:50 am

Reprehensible Gingrey is a little man with a big job and his conduct reflects this fact. His conduct shows his contempt for the President of the United States. I am insulted by his bad behavior but recognize that this is how Republicans in general have behaved for the past four years….like petulant children.

luckjoe

February 3rd, 2012
6:54 am

It is time for America to walk out on Obama.

me

February 3rd, 2012
6:54 am

Good for President Obama. He does not need this jerk’s attendance any way. I agree with Shine…to hell with these nut cases who want a spotlight, any spotlight. Glad his nutty ass walked. Maybe more of those nuts will find their places underneath a rock and stay there. Real News, you never had any respect for President Obama. You are an idiot. Joe Mama, you get the prize this time. Obama in 2012!

Joe The Plumber Too.

February 3rd, 2012
6:57 am

urkle obama, idiot without a cause……four and out. Then he can go back to his little leather gay bars in chi-town. What a disaster he has been. stupidblogman must have a closet crush on getalife.

Bill Orvis White

February 3rd, 2012
6:59 am

I just watched that clip, Jimbo and threw some sausage links at the computer. What? This “man” is so arrogant and incompetent! What?! I personally think this installed-”leader” has a drug problem. Saying that Jesus would tax the daylights out of those who earned their keep? What?! Can we not have speedy impeachment and removal proceedings right this very second?
Amen,
Bill

Dawged

February 3rd, 2012
7:02 am

Phil Gingrey is a great American and a Hero of Freedom loving Americans everywhere.The whole country needs to walk out on this imposter.If we have to contend with four more years of this imcompetent Socialist/Proggresive the USA will self implode.Obama is a deadly cancer that needs to be removed and sent back to Chicago,Kenya or Indonesia.Anywhere but Washington.

Weetamoe

February 3rd, 2012
7:03 am

Obama said *so me and Jesus decided you should pay higher taxes….*

Who Cares?

February 3rd, 2012
7:04 am

Man, after reading these posts, I guess the Al Jazeera Constipation is a magnet for the bed wetting liberals after all! Obama must have found his bible under his birth certificate. “Christian” with socialists policies,…first one I’ve seen. I hear what he says, and see what he does. And,….actions speak louder than words. Lenin and Marx would be proud of ‘ole Oh-Bummer.

Edward Ruffin

February 3rd, 2012
7:06 am

I attended the National Prayer Breakfast in 2004. Speakers included Pres. Bush, Joe Gibbs, Cong. John Lewis and several others. The only one who made political comments were John Lewis, Atlanta’s own dumb as a rock Cong. Now, let me add, personally John Lewis is very nice and friendly, but he ain’t got it upstairs. Might have lost it at the bridge in Selma. Oh, by the way, I was there, too, on the March, 1965 day.

Anne

February 3rd, 2012
7:07 am

People need to realize that you don’t demand respect you earn it and Obama has not earned one bit of repect. He is trying to bring this country to it’s knees, they he will be able to control you it’s all about CONTROL.

zoe

February 3rd, 2012
7:07 am

I live in Gingrey’s district and this is his typical behavior. It’s all about him or his doctor and insurance buddies.

Traffic Headache

February 3rd, 2012
7:07 am

To paraphrase Will Rogers, when Congress spews out rhetoric, they want to make it a law.

Lee

February 3rd, 2012
7:07 am

I guess now it is ok for a President to inject his faith, but when George W. did it, somehow it was not ok? Also, taking scripture out of context is dangerous.

gtfanfrom1951

February 3rd, 2012
7:11 am

jackass = Obama
ND
No I will not stop declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Feed up with liberals telling its all right to be everything but Christian.

Sunshine

February 3rd, 2012
7:13 am

Just another example of the lack of respect & CLASS shown by Rupublicans

ozzfest

February 3rd, 2012
7:14 am

CONGRATULATIONS ALL POLITICOS,

YOU HAVE RUINED THE UNITED STATES AND WE ARE DOOMED TO EAT OURSELVES.
HOW IN THE WORLD DID EITHER PARTY END UP BREEDING THESE KIND OF IDIOTS?

IDIOTS WHO WALK OUT ON AN ELECTED OFFICIAL. IF I HAD BEEN A FELLOW REPUBLICAN, I WOULD HAVE SNATCHED HIM BY THE ARM AND TOLD PHIL TO “SIT YOUR ASS BACKDOWN”.

WE ARE ALL SCREWED…..ALL OF US…..PHIL GINGREY INCLUDED.

T. B.

February 3rd, 2012
7:16 am

Gingrey has proven once again that he is just simply a fool.

tiger

February 3rd, 2012
7:17 am

GINGREY WAS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE PRESIDENT & TO THE STATE OF GEORGIA. I PRAY THAT PEOPLE EYES ARE OPEN NOW TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY. HE IS SUPPOSE TO BE A DEVOTED CATHOLIC. THE GOD I SERVE IS “GOD IS NOT THE AUTHOR OF CONFUSION”….I CORINTHIANS 14:33. IS GINGREY PRAYING FOR PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY OR IS HE AN AUTHOR OF CONFUSION????

gtfanfrom1951

February 3rd, 2012
7:19 am

If disagree with liberals they start calling you names….

Allie F.

February 3rd, 2012
7:20 am

For a man that has only been to church three or four times in over three years, Obama’s claims are laughable….the man is hardly a Christian. I agree with Gingrey in this instance….just more BS and political posturing by our faux president. The man hasn’t uttered a word of truth in his life.

Wundrin'

February 3rd, 2012
7:20 am

Why would anyone vote for Gingrey anyway? I’m sorry. Was that disrespectful? Like walking out on the President of the United States?
Amazing how Republicans use religion for their own purposes but ignore basic tenets (like “thou shall not commit adultery” ) when it’s politically convenient.

Give me a break

February 3rd, 2012
7:21 am

Liberals are beyond hypocritical. Where is your outrage here?????…

High School teacher Al Levie refused to accept an MLK award from Rep. Paul Ryan because, well, Paul Ryan is a conservative no matter how Levie tries to frame it. Levie stated that “Paul Ryan has no business being at an MLK event.”

jayone

February 3rd, 2012
7:22 am

Again another GA. Politician using his position to make the news against the President. Just like the one that shouts you lie during the President speech. There should some respect and decors even if you disagree with his politics you don’t get up and leave like that. Gingery is an idiot to boot that’s wants to draw attention to himself and his own cause.

Confusted...

February 3rd, 2012
7:22 am

Wow….

I don’t get it….

Repubs want less goverment regulations but wants to use the goverment to tell you.
1. You can’t have an abortion.
2. You can’t marry who you want.
3. You must speak English.

Dems want to tax the *&(^ out of everyone…

When are our elected officials going to learn how to get along and stop acting like little kids…..

We are all in this together…………WAKE UP “A DIVIDED HOUSE WILL NOT STAND.”

sogooden

February 3rd, 2012
7:23 am

Republicans have based their entire cause around hatred and predjudice. They hate the fact that our president is black. Pure and simple. Anything he says or does, they are against it. They would rather hurt the majority of Americans just to have their way. They want control of “their” country back and to hell with the rest of us. There is nothing more to their rhetoric. Their God, their country, and their money, all of the backs of every one other then them.

grow up

February 3rd, 2012
7:24 am

GOP grow up and stop acting like a bunch of spoiled brats! We all have to and had to endure not liking what we hear. Walk out on yourself because I’m sure your not saying everything someone like!!!

Ol' Timer

February 3rd, 2012
7:24 am

Gingrey’s classless act was politically motivated and will earn him a few votes back home. I don’t find it objectionable for the POTUS to explain the religious justification for some of the decision he’s made. And, I’d be interested to hear the religious justification for some of the decisions the GOTP has made.

My objection is why they’re having a Prayer Meeting in the first place. If they want to pray, let ‘em pray — if they want to worship, let ‘em worship. I just don’t agree with the organized National Prayer Breakfast concept where religion and politics merge and an idiot politician get’s his feelings hurt.

jayone

February 3rd, 2012
7:25 am

Allie F.

Again your one of the ones that likes to show your about as dumb as an jack a……… to state that the man has no utter the true in his whole life. I guess you been around him since the man was born to base your views on that fact that your voicing.

Demetrius

February 3rd, 2012
7:28 am

Politicians act like children. When someone says something that disagree with (nothing offensive or combative is even necessary), they storm out. Then attempt to call their temper tantrum a “campaign act”. Also, the President mention his faith and values, EVERY president makes decisions based on their faith and values. The constitution was written based on faith and values. For those republicans that claim religion should have nothing to do with politics, you do remember that you are the same ones making false claims about the President being Muslim and therefore America shouldn’t vote for him. The problem of these disrespectful politicians towards our President is quite obvious.

ray strenger

February 3rd, 2012
7:29 am

Good Comment–”"Another white conservative hypocrite, he rather listen to 3 times adultery, 30 page ethic violiations Newt , just when you think the klan and prior southeners filed with stupidity were worse here comes the new southnern rep conservatives””

Honest Ingine

February 3rd, 2012
7:29 am

Democrat, when you are in school, Republician when your working, Democrat when you retire. It’s the way of the land, because they do not want other policial parties to get in on the benefit the politicians have. Remember its a job with pension, health benefits, paid vacations and easy street for the rest of their lives. They do not want any other people eating from their plate. How can a country with a population of over 312 million people only have 2 sides. Even Mitt realized the only way for him to be elected was to change from Independent party to the Republican party. So his roots are not true Republician, just a mix in order for him to run for President.

loy

February 3rd, 2012
7:30 am

Know i see why young kids dont have respect for other people.

WHAT

February 3rd, 2012
7:31 am

I am a Republican and proud of it. But to be honest, I have never seen a President that has been so disrespected as President Obama. I am a Christian first, then an American, then a Republican. If you really sit back and look and listen, people are showing their true colors. No, I do not agree with 90% of what he says but still. I don’t agree with my boss but I respect him for his position. Some people have taken their hoods out of closet and are wearing them proud.

Marie

February 3rd, 2012
7:33 am

That was very rude of Gingrey. Please be more respectful of the Commander and Chief, the PRESIDENT of the United States. If it was anybody else, he would have stayed and listened. It’s time for Obama to put these rude individuals in their place. He only walked away to get publicity.

Newt, my name is Newt

February 3rd, 2012
7:35 am

If Gingrey had any class he would have stayed and let his opinions be known in the proper fashion: statements to the press afterwards.

Walking out is a bush-league tactic and stinks of grandstanding. What a tool. I’m ashamed to be represented by such retarded republican drama queens.

Mark God

February 3rd, 2012
7:35 am

Keep your made up god and all that bs out of my government. Idiots don’t understand separation between church and state. I bet if Obama was talking about anti abortion and the taking of other female rights he would have stood up and cheered. He is from marietta, enough said.

Dbow

February 3rd, 2012
7:36 am

I agree with Catlady – throw Gingrey out of office asap before he embarrasses us again!

gabugman

February 3rd, 2012
7:36 am

Here’s the plain and simple solution everyone;

re-elect no one!

Pat

February 3rd, 2012
7:38 am

Way to go Rep Gingrey, let that pompous, arrogant communist a-hole know what we the people think of him.

Peter

February 3rd, 2012
7:39 am

Please the Republican’s rally all religious groups in what ever favor they want.

Gingrey has not a clue, and any Republican who says religion and politics are not part of the current political scene is nuts.

RBE

February 3rd, 2012
7:40 am

Typical disrespect for the President from a Republican. It’s ok to disagree (and they have shown for 3 years that anything that President Obama says they will automatically disagree with), but respect the office.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
7:42 am

Anne @ 7:07 am

It’d be nice if Obama could bring this country to its knees, maybe then people would pray while they’re down there instead of worshipping money, and their own particular hatreds.

GINCERY AND HYOCRITES!

February 3rd, 2012
7:42 am

Ideologues like Gingery are the biggest HYPOCTITES in the world. They run on right-wing, faith based politics– act like Fox News is the Bible; then scold the President for linking his faith to his decisions.

HYPOCITES! How in the world can a hypocite like Gingery support an adulterer like Gingrich? His faith is one of convenience! He is a total embarrassment to the state of Georgia.

DoctorJ

February 3rd, 2012
7:43 am

GIngrey was right to walk out. Obama claims to be a Christian only when campaigning. Those of you who responded with comments supporting Obama are utter morons who do not deserve the benefits of democracy.

God Bless the Teacher!

February 3rd, 2012
7:46 am

To all incumbant republicans, all I have to say is “tick, tock, tick, tock…your time in office is running out.”

notagingreyfan

February 3rd, 2012
7:46 am

Gingrey is a joke. Everything that comes out of his mouth is total BS.

GINGERY IS A LOSER

February 3rd, 2012
7:47 am

The real untold fact is: President Obama probably doesn’t even know who Phil Gingery is! I doubt he noticed this “representative” was even in the room– or out of it when he left.

GEORGIA BOY FOR LIFE

February 3rd, 2012
7:49 am

DISRESPECTFUL!!!!!!! He should be kick out of GEORGIA and Congress. Who is he, to walk out on the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITEDSTATES OF AMERICA?! “JACK-AXX!!!!!!

COBBIT

February 3rd, 2012
7:50 am

Obama is a complete loser. He is destroying our nation…spending money we don’t have to fund junk we don’t need. Obama and Congressman “Tip-Over” Johnson are two peas in a pod.

MT

February 3rd, 2012
7:52 am

Gingrey & the rest of those GA ya-hoos are the reason I moved West over 10yrs ago. We do not have all of the greed & arrogance that is in the south. Everyone works for the good of the state and their community regardless of difference. We prospered thru this economic crisis, gwb caused. My belief is God does not reward arrogance & greed, sorry for all of you good people left in that situation.

Logic

February 3rd, 2012
7:52 am

Since 47% of American pay ZERO income tax…Obama can always count on the support of at least 47% of Americans. We are about to reach the tipping point. When we do, good-bye America.

BH

February 3rd, 2012
7:53 am

The Republicans are so self-righteous. They all seem to say lets blame everything on the black guy. They think that the only news sources that people watch are the cable news channels. The GOP will have you believe that all of Obama’s policies are destroying this country. The fact is, that Obama along with Congress kept most of Bush policies in place. This is all being done on purpose for some elite agenda but the main stream media will never report this information.

BuckeyeinGa

February 3rd, 2012
7:53 am

Even if you disagree with the President, it would be nice to show some respect. I guess it’s hard being a mature Congressman.

Capitol Idea

February 3rd, 2012
7:54 am

Phil Gingrey is a disrespectful individual. Fortunately he does not represent me.

Dawg

February 3rd, 2012
7:54 am

This is the problem with our nations politics today! Not one elected official cares about the condition of our nation or the American people. They would rather walk out on opne another than try to solve the country’s problems.

Throw them all out!!

GINGERY IS A LOSER

February 3rd, 2012
7:54 am

I assume “Docor J” is for jackass. President Obama doesn’t conveniently laud his religious beliefs like the shameless wing nuts who bow down to Fox News, kiss Donald Trump’s ring, etc. I mean two candidates: 1. A serial Adulterer
2. A ruthless venture capitalist. these are the GOP two offerings– and YOU are criticizing a decent, honest man.

The good news is: Neither of those men will beat Obama! That gives you and all those jerks at Fox News, Karl Rove, the string-haired ugly blond girl on Fox, and all the other fools four more years to complain and whine 24-7.

PR

February 3rd, 2012
7:55 am

Gingrey’s an ass. What do you expect from a Georgia cracker. Stupid ignorant hick!

HERE COMES THE JUDGE

February 3rd, 2012
7:57 am

Why not comment AFTER the event instead of being an a**hole…sure, come on back to Georgia, get your hooded sheet out of the closet and stick out your chest and announce that you showed that “n-word” a thing or two…ANYTIME a politician speaks at an event, it’s a POLITICAL event. Just reiterates what the rest of the country thinks about Georgians…a bunch of back wood hicks!!

stevcue

February 3rd, 2012
7:57 am

Phil should be ashame of himself!! Where was he when George Bush said his faith led us to war with Iraq where we lost over 4,000 soldiers!!!

Pat

February 3rd, 2012
7:58 am

I have all the respect in the world for the OFFICE of the president of the United States of America, but have absolutely no respect at all for Obama!!!

Tyrone

February 3rd, 2012
7:58 am

Attention MT at 7:52am

Thanks for leaving.

LeeS

February 3rd, 2012
7:58 am

To Republicans concerning the President’s faith:
Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!

Duper

February 3rd, 2012
7:59 am

only wish ‘bama had turner it into a lib pep rally
similar to the way the MLK day lectures have twisted lately

mj

February 3rd, 2012
8:00 am

randy

February 3rd, 2012
8:00 am

Community Organizer

February 3rd, 2012
8:01 am

Obama is doing a wonderful job.
He is turning water into wine and making America shine.
However, it may take some time to turn the economy around. Meanwhile, he can always blame Bush. The dumb masses are just stupid enough to believe him.

EJ

February 3rd, 2012
8:01 am

If the President was white, leaving would not have been a option for Mr. Gingrey. Agree or not, The President is due a certain level of respect from a United States Rep.

Deadbeats and Free Loaders for Obama

February 3rd, 2012
8:02 am

Keep voting for Obama. It is easier than getting a real job.

READY FOR THE IRAN WAR?

February 3rd, 2012
8:03 am

Of course not. But every GOP wanna-be running for President (except for Ron Paul) is waving his sabre. And that is exactly why the Las Vegas casino boss is giving Gingrich all those millions. This is the same party that gave us Iraq– which also extended the war in Afghanistan. And people want ot put them back in charge!

Ideology and arrogance are all the GOP (Gingrich, Romney, Trump, Cain) have to offer. QUESTION: And if you are a blue-collar working stiff, why would you support those filty-rich jerks? What’s in it for you?

red herring

February 3rd, 2012
8:03 am

I’m starting to think obama is following any trucks that have news cameras on them. This guy has been campaigning for re-election ever since he was elected. 5+ trillion in more debt since he was elected after promising to cut the deficit in half in his first term. There is no way he can blame all of his failed policies and spending sprees on GW Bush— by the time gas prices go sky high this summer and the economy continues to tank all those unemployed will be looking for ABO “anybody but obama” to vote for. He told people he was going to transform America when he was elected the first time and people didn’t understand that he meant he was going to transform it into Greece. This man is not a leader and is certainly not a unifier. He is a divider and has done so very successfully. This was his goal from day one and people just didn’t read between the lines of his “messages”. He has a department of injustice that has allowed illegal immigration, voter intimidation, running of guns into mexico, and on and on yet Obama will not take action to get rid of Eric Holder and straighten out this important Department. Sad state of affairs in washington d.c. now—it was a good thing the 2010 elections gave the house back to Republicans that’s all that saved this country thus far. Let the man campaign on his own time not at a prayer breakfast.

tiredofIT

February 3rd, 2012
8:04 am

“If disagree with liberals they start calling you names….”

Then please explain the republican campaign rhetoric. Certainly no name calling going there!

fulldawg

February 3rd, 2012
8:05 am

Gingrey does not seem to understand (as many of here do not) that in spite of who the POTUS is the office of President of the United Sates should always be respected.

Jerk

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:07 am

For you out there that actually believes that Obama is a Christian…… I have swamp land to sell you in the Mojave Desert.

SouthernGal

February 3rd, 2012
8:08 am

It was a BI-PARTISAN PRAYER BREAKFAST…NOT THE TIME FOR A STUMP SPEEECH!

gm

February 3rd, 2012
8:08 am

Community Organizer

I know I feel safer at night knowing my President has killed top 10 terrorist in the world, who could care rats if you are rep or dem, maybe Obama should just let one get by so you bigots anti Americans on the right can get a reality check.
Maybe he should scare you in to voted for him like Bush did in 2004, this great President has taken the fear of attacks, but country red necks like Gingrey has no respect for the President of the United States, I bet this tea party bigot would not have walked away from a UGA football game””’

PEE ON ME

February 3rd, 2012
8:09 am

Red herring: Your hooded sheet is ready to be picked up at the cleaners!!

Joe The Plumber Too.

February 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

cynthia, obama may not have bowed down for rev. wright but I’ll bet he bent over for him and raum emanual and bill ayers and eric holder and……….

Nortley

February 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

Gingrey always walk away from any everything. He never stay with anything. We in the Repubilcan party needs to start looking for a young Republican who can turn Georgia image around. Gingrey has completed his erra.

Alice

February 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

Obama’s decision to threaten Catholic institutions by forcing them to provide contraception to their employees AND the timing of the decision is an intentional slap in the face to Catholics. Gingrey is Catholic. A practicing Catholic, not simply someone whose parents baptized them in infancy. With that mindset, I imagine he was deeply offended by the President’s words at the supposed “prayer” breakfast. He quietly left. His office did NOT trumpet his leaving. You might disagree with his actions, but your name calling speaks volumes about you and says little about Gingrey’s leaving.

SickOfConservativeSh*t

February 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

Typical of right-wing conservatives still angry at the fact that there is an intelligent African American sitting in the White House..man, after 2008 the bigotry in this country rose like the phoenix and everyone still tries to deny that it exist; post-racism..give me a freaking break…white america, get over it

stephen

February 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

Gingrey = classless hypocrite bound for re-election.

Deke

February 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

Republicans badger Obama for being a Muslim, which he never was. When he publicly embraces his faith, Republicans walk out on him. The Republican party grows less relevant every day. They are not so much a political party any more, but a parody of one.

Kramer

February 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

How amusing that a far left secular progressive wants to quote the bible. Man, I bet he pi**ed off a bunch of his base yesterday. The guy is all talk and needs to be judged by his actions and not his words. If people will pay attention to his actions, he will be gone in November. Worst president since peanuthead Carter.

Disrespect

February 3rd, 2012
8:14 am

Just another example of the disrespect that President Obama has received since being in office. When did it become OK to disrespect our Commander in Chief? Why not issue a statement after the speech expressing your concerns instead of drawing attention to yourself by walking out. Gingrey’s action are an example of how childish and disrespectful our country has become.

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:15 am

This guy should have never walked out on Obama…. Then again, Obama does not act like a President. This country is in sad shape. It does not matter who wins this upcoming election because neither Romney, going by the polls, or Obama believe in Jesus Christ.
What Obama said was all lip service for the Christian vote and shame on anyone that actually believes what he said. This man is pushing companies in their health care to pay for abortions!! Yeah, he’s a Christian.
Romney is plain and simple, he’s a Mormon, they don’t believe in Jesus Christ.
Until this country does get on it’s knees and prays for forgiveness and goes back to the values this country was built on, the downward slide will continue. Why does China own us…. It’s not coincidence.

AnotherOne!

February 3rd, 2012
8:16 am

How many times have we had to sit and listen to one of these pale-faced, lying, selfish, devils advocate ass crackers. Thats why there will never be any respect for you MF’s, U dont have common decency and common sense.

4REAL

February 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

Seriously No respect regardless

DawgInaTruck

February 3rd, 2012
8:18 am

You get to know a lot about a person by observing how they act when they think no one is looking. Like myself Gingrey is a UGA alum and I have have had the (dis)pleasure of tailgating alongside he and his family. Besides being total slobs, they insisted upon placing empty beer bottles on our grill (we had stoppd cooking and it was cooling off but it was never intended as a trash can). We politely asked them to discontinue this; our mistake because it only encouraged their behavior.

We were at Georgia Teach for the annual rivalry game and, while I always desperately want to win that game, I have respect for the Tech folks and for their facilities. As a Georgia fan and graduate I was embarrased at the mound of debris our congressional rep and his family left in the parking lot.

In the grand scheme of things, littering is not a huge thing to obsess over but it was an interesting glimpse into the lack of respect he and his family have for others and, ultimately, themselves.

Southern women conservatives idiots

February 3rd, 2012
8:19 am

SouthernGal

Why do Obama bother passing bills for women equal pay for work(Ledbetter act) so country conservatives women can continue to be treated like crap by the southern conservative male.
Once again another african American male fights for equal rights for all and white women take the advantage of it (civil rights leaders) not one rep President pass a bill for equal pay for women, are these rep women playing with a full deck ? or they like being craped on by men””’

WoW

February 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

Way to make Georgia look like a classless, back-water, hick state, Dr. Gingrey. Take your moral outrage and shove it.

Reality

February 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

Jesus is not a republican! Why do republicans think that they own Jesus and own the Bible?

Oh yeah – they want to own everything anyway, so why not them too?

UGAly

February 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

Barack OBama is a socialist zealot with no personal character. I appreciate Phil Gingrey for representing our state.

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

“Just another example of the disrespect that President Obama has received since being in office. When did it become OK to disrespect our Commander in Chief?”

You mean the same way the Democrats treated Bush right!! This is just the way of politics these days. No one cares about anything, but their affiliated party.

This country took off and prospered when we put God 1st! That’s not made up, it’s a fact! Let’s just keep taking God out of everything because we might “offend” someone…… Only person I’m fearful of offending is the Lord himself. The President come next January has absolutely NO CONTROL over this economy. The Politian’s have absolutely NO CONTROL of the economy. There is only one true Commander in Chief in this world and His name is Jesus Christ!!

John14:6

Reality

February 3rd, 2012
8:23 am

I am sad for the people of Marietta….

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:23 am

Reality – “Jesus is not a republican! Why do republicans think that they own Jesus and own the Bible?”

Lost me there, who said this?

Niki

February 3rd, 2012
8:24 am

How embarrassing for Georgia. When will our elected officials stop trying to “make news” and get to work on the issues effecting our state?

WWJD

February 3rd, 2012
8:24 am

Phil Gingrey is a posturing idiot.

Cynic

February 3rd, 2012
8:25 am

Did anyone else listen to the speech? They must have lost his teleprompter. It was a fumbled choppy clusterF@!K. So i guess all of you liberals out there would expect Barney Frank to sit politely if Romney was give a prayer breakfast talk and he touched on God’s views of homosexuality and not walk out, out of respect for the commander in chief?

DawgInaTruck

February 3rd, 2012
8:26 am

@ Suuuuurreee…

They believe in Jesus Christ they just don’t recognize Him as our Savior. They view Jesus as a prophet and don’t think the Savior has come yet. As a conservative voter and a Christian, this is what troubles me about Romney. I don’t want to vote for a person who does not recognize Christ as Lord and Savior. Because of his obvious problems and blatant hypocrisy I have significant problems with Gingrich as well.

I believe we, as a Christian community, have been taken for granted by the Republican party. They know we won’t vote for a candidate who is pro-choice (typically a Democrat) and they have chosen to ignore us, believing they have us in their pockets regardless.

I honestly don’t believe we have a good choice in this election cycle.

T Man

February 3rd, 2012
8:26 am

Double Zero 8 re: asking BHO for $$$ for Savannah. He is not a King that controls the checkbook although too many do treat him like a king and taht is why he actually thinks he is a king and not President. Last I knew the money is contolled by Congress.

Jeff and the Camaros

February 3rd, 2012
8:27 am

This is consistent with the lack of respect the Republicans have for the Presidency, unless their guy is in it. Our President has had shouts during the State of the Union, still is dealing with claims in court that he isn’t an American, has had a wacky governor in Arizona wag her finger at him, a Minority Leader in Sendate claim the two year goal was to make hima one term President (not help the country, not look for ways to move forward, but to make him a one-term President). This is not very different from when Bill Clinton was elected, Bob Barr practicallly had his impeachment papers already filled out. The Republicans are sore losers when they are not in charge. Makes me sick.

Duper

February 3rd, 2012
8:27 am

in the spirit of freedom (sans the chains D gov’t keeps tightening ’round us) don’t ?? dem dems evah

Drewbob

February 3rd, 2012
8:28 am

Maybe Gingrey had to go freshen his triple dark hair dye. Wouldn’t want his soul, er, roots to show.

OutsideAJCLookingIn

February 3rd, 2012
8:28 am

Go back to first page a read “Eli’s” comments: they don’t make a lick of sense, especially the first one. Is he illiterate?

Voter

February 3rd, 2012
8:30 am

Very Dump and Disrespectful

Rod

February 3rd, 2012
8:31 am

No surprise here. Just more grand standing!!

A Liberal in ATL

February 3rd, 2012
8:33 am

I find it interesting that so-called Christians would refer to others as so-called Christians. I guess it takes one to know one.

SHAME ON YOU

February 3rd, 2012
8:35 am

Shame on you Demacrats for thinking it’s OK for Obama to use the prayer brackfast as a campaign platform. Obama has never nor will he ever be a Christian, his actions speak louder than his words. The Bible also states that if a man doesn’t work he doesn’t eat.

Paul

February 3rd, 2012
8:37 am

Gingrey represents all that is wrong with politics today – blind partisan baggage.

MARTA Rida

February 3rd, 2012
8:38 am

What a disrespectful congressman.

angie

February 3rd, 2012
8:39 am

We wonder why children do not respect authority. We wonder why teachers are having a hard time with students these days, why children do not respect police officers, why principles can no longer control our children. LOOK…at the adults. Any time that elected officials…our so called leaders….disrespect the highest office in this great nation where our children are seeing this, you can’t help but wonder if it stamps a seal of approval for them to keep disrespecting authority. I expect more restraint from our elected officials. All of us have been in a meeting at work or school where we did not agree with all of the content, but probably most did not walk out. These so called Republicans are out of control. They look more like a band of thugs rather than leaders. They are really do a disservice to their own party. NO CLASS at all and they pretend to love this great country. If you love it, then start acting like professionals rather than a bunch of thugs on the playground.

Independent voter

February 3rd, 2012
8:40 am

Gingrey is a republican and he from racist Gerogia what else can you expect.
Republican are disgrace to our country, They dont have respect for our president.

Big Brother

February 3rd, 2012
8:41 am

Just because someone is President does not make that someone right. U.S. history if full of presidents who were wrong. Talk of “economic fairness for everyone” is intellectually bankrupt — no one can define the “fair share” beyond whatever it takes to pay for what we want. But it is also morally bankrupting for a society to take from one group in a way that consigns another group to crippling dependence.

Roekest

February 3rd, 2012
8:41 am

I’m pretty sure that when Jesus said “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required”, it wasn’t a call for the Roman Empire to tax their citizens more, against their will. Jesus’ intent was for the wealthy to give freely, from their own heart. It’s called charity. Obama has “taxation” and “charity” confused. In fact, I’m pretty sure he’s got a lot of things confused.

Nice man, stupid president.

gm

February 3rd, 2012
8:42 am

SHAME ON YOU

White Christians conservatives hypocrites””’

When will you white conservative rep christians stop it, no one take you people serious after voting for Newt, 3 times adultry, 30 ethic violations as speaker.
I rather have Obama christians values, family values then Newt any day of the week, you people give christians a bad name”””

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:42 am

DawgInaTruck – You are 100% correct. I guess, for me, if you don’t believe that Jesus Christ s the Son of God, then you really don’t believe in Him as our Savior.

And I mostly agree that wiht either candidate this Fall this country does not have a true leader in Romney or Obama. The slide will continue! Of course, I also believe that this is God’s plan. The consequences of this countries actions towards Him have to be leveled at some time. God loves us, but there are consequences to our actions!

Habakkuk 3:18

FCM

February 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

I left a church for 18 months because the pastor used the pulpit as his politico soap box.

Gingrey is human….if he wants to practice Civil Disobedience because his spirit/concious is led too then good for him. He did not make a big deal of it, he did not lead a rousing course of “We Shall Overcome” or otherwise be rude to President Obama.

Or is Civil Disobedence another thing white folk can’t do?

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

He wanted to leave early so he can get back to the Georgia Mountains and kiss his sister before his dad. Plus he said his brother has a Pretty Mouth(Deliverance)

jimbo

February 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

Way to go Mr. Gingrey!
The great campaigner-in-chief deserves more treatment like that, after all he has turned his back on this country to force his agenda through.
soetoro is an idiot

Michele

February 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

I truly wish that the word RESPECT would remain in the vocabulary and actions of these Republicans. It is so sad that this President is being disrespected on every front but if the shoe was on the other foot, they would raise holy hell!!

Buzz G

February 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

It is breakfast time and I am praying for a President who does not have an agenda which will destroy this country with debt.

Who Cares?

February 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

I’m pretty sure that I can predict a pattern here. I’ll bet that the majority of these these posts are from residents of Fulton, DeKalb, and Clayton counties. Purely a guess, but I’m probably correct.

FCM

February 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

Oh I am not for Newt.

Harvey

February 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

Huh.

Why in the world would any Christian in any setting ever suggest that Matthew 5 through Matthew 7 meant anything other than some partisan sentiment.

If you can’t stand the Word, Rep. Gingrey, get out of the line for free bagels.

This is rather snarky for those of you who dint noticiate.

Progressive Humanist

February 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

Gingrey is an anti-American hick. He’s an embarrassment to Georgia.

Claire

February 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

It says more about Gingreys lack of class. I wish politicians would stop embarrassing Ga.

hoppy

February 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

when I received news letters in the past from gingrey, I would respectfully open
the letter, read it and toss it in the trash. Now it will go straight to the shredder
unopened.

Ol' Timer

February 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

Those of your friends, relatives and acquaintances who lost their jobs, had healthcare emergencies or other calamities would have been up crap creek without a paddle if the GOTP had been in the Oval Office. The extended unemployment and food stamps were life-savers to lots of people for millions.

However, those of you who are GOTP are hard working, industrious and self-reliant and probably didn’t lose your job and do not know any “low-lifes” that drew unemployment or used food stamps.

And, by the way, when did Obama impose a tax increase on you?

FCM

February 3rd, 2012
8:47 am

Gingrey is a republican and he from racist Gerogia what else can you expect.

Lincoln was a Republican. The Republican party was founded on Abolisionsit ideals. They felt ALL men had the right to earn a living and do what he/she could to provide for their family…..they did not believe that a welfare state with a dependent class should be created.

ATR

February 3rd, 2012
8:49 am

I’m with Eli. It is all legal.

Suuuuurreee...

February 3rd, 2012
8:49 am

gm – My question to you would be, “When did Obama show, not talk, but should Christian values as a President.”

Was it when he said “we are not a Christian nation.” was it when he pushes his healthcare for companies to pay for abortions. Help me out here please. I’m not a Newt voter by the way. I would rather have Santorum in the White House because he IS a Christen and understands the impoertance of having God 1st leading a country.

Also, why the reference towards color? Personally, I don’t care what color you are because God made each of us to His perfection and loves each of us equally.

Adrianne

February 3rd, 2012
8:50 am

It’s odd that a person can’t mention God at a prayer breakfast. I don’t know why anyone would be surprised that the subject of God would come up.

TruthSpoken

February 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

I use to be a Republician for over 30 years, but no more. They are the biggest hypocrites in the world. As a Christian, the whole party seems to act the opposite of what Jesus would do. At this point I can never see myself EVER becoming a Republican again. In politicis everything is about politics. For Gingrey to disrespectt the President of our country and anyone praying to the Lord is a shame. Was President Obama swearing? Was he blastpheming the Lord? Was he calling anyone names during his prayer? Was he calling on Budda on high? Gingrey is just another idiot that can’t stand to see a Black man in power and it’s hurtful to Gingrey, his KKK party, and his for fathers. Oh, what a shame.

Duper

February 3rd, 2012
8:54 am

becuz he’s black, the prez can never be ??
ya FEEL me?

Willis

February 3rd, 2012
8:55 am

JD is right. What Gingrey did was a political act. Of course he’s campaigning too even though he doesn’t need to in his district. With the (R) behind his name he’s a shoein.

Tony

February 3rd, 2012
8:57 am

President Obama’s words about the theological impetus for some of his policy initiatives are right on the mark and truly reflect the teachings of Jesus and other historically significant religious leaders. For Mr. Gingrey to walk out because he was offended by the president’s remarks is a strong indicator to me that Mr. Gingrey is out of touch with Biblical truth.

JiminGA

February 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

It appears Obama interprets the bible much like he does the constitution. Bottom line? The National Prayer Breakfast has always been about asking for God’s guidance, not having the Obama-god give it. Gingrey was right, the event was not the proper venue for a campaign speech and Obama claiming biblical support for his political goals.

Question

February 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

How dare Obama talk about Bible and Jesus?

We all know Jesus belongs only to the Republicans and Phil Gingrey was right to walk out..

SHAME ON YOU

February 3rd, 2012
9:00 am

It amazes me to see all you Demacrats so freely backing a President who cares nothing for this country. You call him a Christian but he has no Christian values. Even Satan can speak the word.

Shannon

February 3rd, 2012
9:01 am

Phil is a complete moron, heck look at his hair it is hard to take him seriously. The only time a politician is not “campaigning” is maybe when they are asleep. I take that back they are probably dreaming about “campaigning”

helpus

February 3rd, 2012
9:01 am

Who is trump? who cares about trump, he aint nothing!!! and also, so if President Obama is a Muslim, he is a good one, plus U dont know what if he is a Muslim. He is there to get the job done for all people. he cares about the POOR!!! he will serve second term!!! believethat.

Contractor

February 3rd, 2012
9:01 am

Who wouldn’t walk out of a Barack Obama speech? The guy talks down to everyone and makes everyone feel like they’re not doing their share, and continues to peddle lies. By his own omission he should be a one term president. He is QUOTED in saying that his policies and the results from those policies should make him a one term president. The guy is garbage, and he’s from an even slimier city in Chicago, so that should be all you want to know, and add on top the last three years of pathetic policy and you should have your answer of where to send this loser. He does not command respect from anyone, because he has done nothing to help any of us. He wants the rich to pay their fair share, but I don’t see him writing a personal check from his multi-million dollar bank account to help out. Warren Buffett is the only one who has put his money where his mouth is. Make the smart decision and get this trash out of office, and elect anyone else, heck even another Democrat would be better than this fool.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:01 am

How dare President Obama talk to Christians about a Hewbrew!!!!!!!!!

Georgia, 50th in education – 200 years and going!!!!!!

MrLiberty

February 3rd, 2012
9:03 am

A consumate war criminal like Obama should not even be allowed at a prayer breakfast unless he is there praying for his own soul. Given the voting record of Gingrey and the majority of the rest who were there the same thing would apply. It is disgusting that the same people who are secretly plotting a false flag event to justify the slaughter of millions of Iranians to keep the government of Israel happy and their friends in the military industrial complex wealthy consider themselves worthy at all in the face of god.

The government of this country is truly disgusting.

helpus

February 3rd, 2012
9:04 am

I LOVE MY President, He is a MAN!!! A REAL MAN.he got swag.

John Galt

February 3rd, 2012
9:04 am

Well done Gingrey.

I don’t think Obama wants to do to religion for his economic policies. In the Old Testament it says that those who won’t work (not can’t) shouldn’t be fed.

Paddy O

February 3rd, 2012
9:04 am

Shine is an atheistic liberal.

Goober

February 3rd, 2012
9:04 am

Right Shame, how can a guy be Christian with only one wife.

hornblowermg

February 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

you people who seem to look down your nose at Georgians need to get the hell out of our state. and carry a few of your carpetbagger friends with you.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

“Cling to their Bibles and their Guns”………..A very wise man said that once

sheepdawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

wish gingrey would keep walking and never come back to Georgia

sheepdawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

wish gingrey would keep walking and never come back to Georgia

sheepdawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

wish gingrey would keep walking and never come back to Georgia

John Galt

February 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

Tony @ 8:57

Don’t speak of Jesus, your comment suggests that you know little of Him-

TallaDawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

Just like a Conservative. “If I do not agree with you, I will not listen, and it’s your fault for making me feel bad.”

vote

February 3rd, 2012
9:08 am

Here is the thing. It is not Christian to have the government taking care of the people. God calls His people to be hard working and dependent on Him for their needs.
The President’s rhetoric is the furtherest from a Biblical perspective on charity and poverty.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:08 am

Us out of towners have come to the state of Georgia to stop all of the inbreeding that is destroy this state.

Proofer

February 3rd, 2012
9:09 am

Just another pathetic stunt by Gingrey to get his name in the paper and his unattractive face on TV. He’s a jerk!!

TallaDawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:09 am

@John Galt – I guess from your comment you are not a Christian. From the Christian perspective, Jesus upended the harsh Old Testament law.

ATLHawk

February 3rd, 2012
9:10 am

Ya he has swag .,. . . . are you kidding me, helpus? Its people like you who shouldn’t vote. Watch a debate please and become educated. There are so many people on here that have been misled by Obama. What has he done in the past 4 years? He keeps talking, but no actions have been made. He doesn’t listen, just talks. So many unaware people on this blog. Good thing we live in GA, if you don’t like this state, please move. You can’t pick a president by what he says, look at his track record.

helpus

February 3rd, 2012
9:10 am

So, LET him Walk, no skin off our back. President knows now that he is not for him. LET him GOOOO!gingrey, walk no skin off our back. He’s from GA.

Contractor

February 3rd, 2012
9:10 am

TallaDawg,

Well until a Liberal can bring factual evidence to the table instead of calling people names, pulling the race card, and just plain crying, then there is no reason to listen to your pathetic excuses. And there’s no way you’re a Bulldog fan, because the University of Georgia doesn’t stand for being a loser, it stands for people that want to actually be educated and making the most they can of theirselves. I.E. being successful and making money to take care of theirselves, everything the Liberal agenda is against.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:11 am

You know President Obama will ban Sunday School and make it only availble on Pay Per View in Cobb County

jms

February 3rd, 2012
9:11 am

Rural education: “Once an idiot always an idiot”

Gingrey is a GA Tech grad and a doctor. I’ll wager he’s far smarter than you.

joe

February 3rd, 2012
9:12 am

Atta Boy Phil!!!!

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:13 am

Bulldog fan, because the University of Georgia doesn’t stand for being a loser

You want to ask Boise State, UCF, West Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Michigan State, LSU, should I continue

TallaDawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:14 am

vote – The big problem with your statement and with much of the right-wing view is not understanding that WE are the government. The government is not some external entity. However, a government of 300 million is never going to do exactly what you want all of the time. Even, in a family of four you do not get your way all of the time (unless you are a heavy-handed, egotistical, narcissist or a spoiled brat, but that is another topic for another forum).

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
9:14 am

Going Right — “Samuel Johnson, in among his many quotations, said: “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

Samuel Johnson also said “take your traveling manners with you when you go out in public and don’t act like a Richard.”

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

Good grief, Obama quoted the bible is like a stripper leading a Girl Scout troup. If he would dive into the verses about “unto whom much is given, much is required” had NOTHING to do about them giving all their money to the poor and sharing the wealth. It also says in the bible that if a man doesn’t work, then he shouldn’t eat. Socialist policies is what Obama is pushing. Nothing else. His speeches amount to nothing more than ridiculing the United States and those that have worked hard and took the risk to make the money they have. Who is going to employ, invest and continue to grow the economy if you take from those with the means to do so? I’m sorry but he doesn’t have a clue!

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

President Obama has misled us…………………..

Like the good Christian President that led us into 2 falsified WARS – WMD’s

congo dawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

It ocurs to me that on this post, most of the critisism is coming from the so called “Im a Christian and people on the left”. It is amazing to me what people choose to tolerate from this President and elecvted official while putting blame on anyone who stands against him and also against what the Bible says. The GOP haters dont want to look at the fact the Obama came from Chicago politics as a community organizer, and what knd of philosphy is behind Chicago politics! Nor do they want to look at all the spending that has taken place under this administration! You DO NOT show up at a prayer event and talk about ME ME ME, bc remember he stated the he was EMBARRASSED of Americans! People on the Left also cant say, Gingrey walked out bc he was a republican and was going to disagree with whatever the President said bc that makes you a complete HYPOCRITE! Its time for the so called “Christians” to join together instead of fighting amongst us! Now Ill be waiting for my corretion and how I should think about this situation!

Reality

February 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

@Suuurrreee-

Bush was treated as such because of his decisions and his policies.

Obama is disrespected simply because he is black.

Big difference.

Capt-Dax

February 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

The Cult of Alinsky: “True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught.

They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.

Alinsky viewed revolution as a slow, patient process.

The trick was to penetrate existing institutions such as churches, unions and political parties….

BradC

February 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

Bravo Rep. Gingrey.

Contractor

February 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

Quagmire,

You want to throw out any teams that have never lost a game ever? I’m really interested in seeing if you can find an answer to that. So by your measure, all schools are losers.

Anyways, I’ll bet my life on the fact that you couldn’t get into Georgia, or have what it takes to even graduate from such a school. Seeing as your handle is that or a cartoon, I think that speaks for itself and you’re just another blogger that makes smart little comments that hold no water to make himself feel better. Have a nice day, and come join the big kids table when you’re actually ready to make a decent comment.

Who Cares?

February 3rd, 2012
9:18 am

And Quagmire, since you brought up Georgia’s history, I’m sure that you’re aware that Sonny Perdue was the first Republican Governor in Georgia since reconstruction. Rufus B. Bullock, the last Republican Governor before Perdue, served from July 4,1868 until October 30, 1871. So, from 1871 through 2003, Georgia’s Governor was an elected Democrat. That’s 132 consecutive years of Democratic policy in this state. So, my friends, all you liberals poking fun at what an embarrassment Georgia is can place the rightful blame on the failures of the policies and programs of your party. It’ll take some time, but little by little, Georgia will right the ship. Now, go back to your baseless rants.

Sick of the BS

February 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

How rude of Cong. Gingrey. This is a perfect example of why Congress has virtually no respect from the American public – neither side is willing to listen to the other. And the issue should NOT be politics in religion – the issue should be religion in politics. Ask our founding fathers – religion and government are separate issues and should not be mixed. Keep your god(s) out of our government!!

Reality

February 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

@congo dawg -

Your post is a bit all-over-the-place. However, I want to point out that this was a prayer breakfest of politicans. You combine religon and politics and you end up with the President relating his policies to his views on religon.

How is this about ME, ME, ME?

gapeach

February 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

Give me a break!!! I am sick to say I am from the same state as that man. There are going to be people in this world you don’t agree with but in a position held like a Congressman, how rude and disrespectful to get up and walk out of a speech by our president. You might not have voted for him (hell I might not have) but he is in office and can’t do anything about it. The point is show some respect…….don’t walk out!!! How childish!!!!! That is what is wrong with this country and what we are becoming……..childish, disrespectful ways! The children of this country are being raised to be the same way as well.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Well, Quagmire, Maybe Obama can take those “Savings” he speaks about from fighting in Iraq and use it to build roads, etc.. (NOT) It’s not savings from not fighting in Iraq, that money was BORROWED. How can you spend money that was borrowed and call it savings? Well the stupidity of this nation eats it up because when you are borrowing 1.3 Trillion dollars to cover the budget, money not spent should be bringing the deficit on a yearly basis DOWN! Oh, and I am glad that the President believes it’s a good choice to CUT the Defense budget while sharing our defense technology secrets with the Russian, who no less support N. Korea and Iran. Really good!

helpus

February 3rd, 2012
9:20 am

Are you kidding me atlhawk, It’s people like U, should not VOTE. what did brush do for the people, he mess up the US and ran, but people like U like that, President Obama is trying to help the US. brush mess it up so bad, it made a way for a black man to straight it out. He will. He does have SWAg and he is bright, intelligent and all of that. LOVE, PEACE and soul!!!

TallaDawg

February 3rd, 2012
9:21 am

@jms – Just becasue he may be smart in one field does not mean that he is has common sense or understands economics (doctors are notoriously poor business people). Further, being smart does not preclude being a rude S O B.

BradC

February 3rd, 2012
9:22 am

@Reality

His skin color has nothing to do with his dis-respect .It is about his policies. Like his policies of putting in an AG who wouldn’t prosecute black panthers with nightsticks at a polling place in ‘08. Like his policies of pushing through a health care bill he was told over and over again nobody wanted. Like his policies of continuing to allow countries that hate our free drill for oil while he prevents it here. Like his policies of giving grants to “green energy” companies run by donors who he knows will return a portion of the grant to his campaign even though the company had no business model for success.
Those are the reasons we oppose Obama. He is eliminating our freedoms and turning us into Greece.

A.E.

February 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

Typical GEORGIA PECKERWOOD REDNECK. You brought us here, we are here, we will stay here AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO CLAIM OUR PART OF THIS POWER STRUCTURE. GET USED TO IT OR GET THE HELL OUT !!

Jim163

February 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

“But for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.’

Yeah, that is what is wrong with this country, nobody thinks anything was earned any more. Everything was apparently given.

Reality

February 3rd, 2012
9:24 am

@Fed Up -

Totally agree with you….

Give Paris Hilton a break! She has worked very hard all of her life for her millions. She had to get student loans for her college education. She started as an underpaid intern and worked her way up. We all need to leave her alone. She now employs millions of Americans and is helping to reduce unemployment. She deserves to pay less taxes than someone making only $30,000 per year!

Give the kids from Jersey Shore a break! They also got student loans to attend undergraduate and also medical school. So, they started in debt to the tune of almost $100,000. They have worked very very hard to get to where they are today. It takes physical sweat to accomplish everything that they have done, not to mention high IQs.

We all just need to back off.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

TallaDawg, One thing for sure, our President doesn’t understand economics. It’s a joke! All of you who were complaining about gas prices under Bush, where are you? When Bush left office the gas per gallon was $2.07. Today, well anywhere from $3.35 to $3.60 in Ga depending on the day. Oh, I cannot wait to hear all of you say it’s the oil companies fault. Do your research, oil companies average .12 cents of profit from your gallon of gas. The government and state? .55 cents. Figue it out. Maybe we should kick the GOVERNMENT out.

SIGMONICUS

February 3rd, 2012
9:25 am

Hey Real News, you want to bash Obama for paying respect to Arabic customs? Guess you missed this pic of W laying a big wet kiss on the Prince of Saudi Arabia back in ‘05: http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/-/D/3/bush-little-secret.jpg

Rickster

February 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

“W” made similar remarks at this very setting on more than several occasion during his administration. I ask you, Mr. Gingrey, did you, during any of those times, even once consider disrespecting him by walking out as well? You sir, are the A-typical GOP politician at his/her finest…..!

Texas Tea

February 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

TallaDawg,

Doctors are notorious for being bad business people? Then how are all of them in the business in the first place!?! There apparently has to be some business sense there to make them do what they do. It’s not like they’re flipping hamburgers, they are keeping society healthy and alive with their decisions. It’s all a business, and there are doctors behind the scenes running other doctors and physicians, not high school graduates.

tnt65

February 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

Another day and two more Georgians from the religious wrong make the news:
Gingrey by making news with his pathetic move to get publicity, and Karen Handel with her perversion of the Komen legacy.
Aren’t y’all so-o-o-o-o proud of the representatives you have? No wonder the rest of the Country and the World thinks Georgia is still ukneducated and unwashed.

flash

February 3rd, 2012
9:26 am

Georgia is an embarrasment to the real world WOW .

JB

February 3rd, 2012
9:27 am

Regarding Obama’s so-called “war on religion” and decision to make Catholic hospitals and universities cover birth control: It is not the government’s job to aid the Church in implementing their religious doctrine. If the Church is doing its job well, people will individually turn down birth control based on their faith and spirituality, even when they have the option of using it through their insurance. Wouldn’t that mean more about the soundness of the Church’s doctrine than getting the government to collude in forcing people to adhere to it?

Contractor

February 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

I’m with all of the others, if you don’t like Georgia and what it offers, take your asses elsewhere. No one is forcing you to stay here. It’s probably that nice paying job or convenience that keeps you here, but you don’t have the sack to move elsewhere. Go to California and be liberated. Tell us how that works out for you in a state that is broke as a joke.

LKW4

February 3rd, 2012
9:29 am

Yea Gingrey! This person in office most of you refer to as the president has done everything he can to end religious freedom. I do not believe he knows what pray is. I do not believe he is a Christian. And I do not believe he knows what Freedom is. Thank you for standing up for us that are Catholics and for those that do have strong CHRISTIAN religious beliefs and us that practice our religious beliefs.

jesse

February 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GOD BLESS YOU

chris

February 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

Ha, ha…like walking out wasn’t a political maneuver? Talk about showmanship… Agree with it or not, seems like a reasonable thing to point out that one’s political agenda is at least partially formed by religious belief. Should Gingrey ever be invited to speak, he could talk about whatever he likes.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:30 am

@Contractor –

First of all, Never had a desire to attend UGA(Not enough Diversity for me). If you must know, I was born in Chicago. We like professional teams, we don’t sit around getting excited about the decision of a 17/18 year kid will do for college. Grown men excited about young boys, sounds Sandusky to me

You live your entire life around college football that has a systems that is as abrituray as a chocolate tomato. Sorry, the rest of the country and the world loves the NFL.

Who Cares??…….GoP is a dying breed. It only took 8 years for that to happen, thank your boy Bush for that!!!!

JB

February 3rd, 2012
9:31 am

FedUp @ 9:25: Um, the reason gas became so cheap when W left office was because of the worldwide economic collapse that he oversaw – demand went down drastically, since people weren’t going to work and building things anymore, so the price corresponded with that.

Your understanding of economics is severely lacking.

David Callaway

February 3rd, 2012
9:31 am

Good for you Gingrey! Enough is enough.

LKW4

February 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

tnt65. You are an idoit! At least we have senators that stand up and speak out when your stupid president is taking away our freedoms. Like contractor stated, if you don’t like what goes on in Georgia pack up you happy A$$ and get out. We didn’t ask you to move here and we aren’t beggin you to stay – you fool!!!!

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

Reality,

Let’s take someone like Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, Steve Jobs, Ted Turner and quit trying to use people like Paris Hilton as an example. They had NOTHING and built their wealth and employed a lot of people doing so.
Let me ask you something? Would you be ok to take away ALL tax deductions and make EVERYONE pay a flat 15% tax? So that poor person making $30k would pay $4500 while the Big Rich man making a million would pay $150K?
Who do you want to pay for your college education? The Government? Sure thing Mr. Socialist and maybe we can send you over to a school of indoctrination prior to it. I had (2) student loans. One for my BA and one for my MBA. It took me 15 years to pay them off, but guess what, I did it. And it took me to jobs that paid well and treated me well.
Quit blamming everyone and go out and do something about it. Quit waiting for the government to pay your bills, buy you a home, car and give you an education. If parents gave a flip about their kids, maybe the learning process and the education they would receive would take them out of the slums all want to speak of.
The Government spend 72% of the taxes taken in on entitlement programs while they have increased the national debt by 4.2 trillion in 3 years. And now you think by taxing those that make more money will help? I hate to tell you, but all they will do is take their businesses elsewhere.

js

February 3rd, 2012
9:33 am

We need to vote PG out of office. What an idiot!

Horatio

February 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

The President IS A politician. He MUST use any and every opportunity to promote the concerns of his charges – the citizens. He was invited because he has something important to say. He simply is stating that his Christian beliefs augments his decisions as president. NUFF Said!!!

Double Zero Eight

February 3rd, 2012
9:34 am

I wonder how big of an uproar it would have been from the right,
if Cynthia McKinney walked out of a speech Bush was giving
about the reasons we should fight the war in Iraq? The republicans
would probably have called her “act” disrespectful, and demanded
she resign or be censured.

Gingrey’s mission was accomplished. I am certain the majority
of his constituents are proud of him. Gingrey has proven he is
as capable as McKinney of making a spectacle of himself.

Glen

February 3rd, 2012
9:35 am

I’m a LIbertarian who doesn’t care for either party, so this one is pretty simple. Obama is the ‘bad guy’ here for bringing politics into what is supposed to be a non-partisan event. Gingrey just quietly left instead of making a show of it. It was only after the AP contacted his office that his spokesperson made that statement.

gm

February 3rd, 2012
9:36 am

Wow, the good old white conservative christians, pointing fingers at muslims, and other people faith, while supporting Newt, 3 times adultry, 30 ethic violations while speaker of the house.

Now does this comes as a shocker? , good old white conservative christians are the same ones that had the bible in one hand while lynching blacks in the name of Jessus, instead of praising the President for talking about morales and convictions you throw stones,while praising Mitt for being with Trump, there is no doubt the rep is satans party””””

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:36 am

Like I said, idiots on the right want to say President Obama is bowing to Muslims leaders. Remember who was shaking Osama Bin Laden hands in a picture, your boy Dick Cheney……………………………………

Too much hating in here

February 3rd, 2012
9:37 am

The article was written to incite people’s opinions. Job well done!

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

JB, Oh so because of supply and demand the gas prices were cheaper under Bush because less people needed fuel because the unemployment was high. So now it should be about a dollar since the unemloyment rate under Bush at it’s highest was 5.6%. Currently the unemployment rate is 8.5% but economist say in reality its roughly 12 to 13 percent because of those who no longer receive unemployment benefits, have quit looking or underemployed. So fuel should be DIRT cheap now. You have no clue. Keep drinking the koolaid.

Proofer

February 3rd, 2012
9:38 am

Unemployment’s down and the Dow is up – that makes for a wonderful day in my book. Thanks, Obama!!

pm

February 3rd, 2012
9:39 am

I love what Obama said. This Gingrey is trying to get some attention for himself, that’s all. Thank you for reiterating, President Obama, what The Bibles really says. Paula

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:39 am

Quagmire, And who could have had Bin Ladin 4 years before 911. Your boy, Bill Clinton.

td

February 3rd, 2012
9:42 am

Ol’ Timer

February 3rd, 2012
7:24 am

Gingrey’s classless act was politically motivated and will earn him a few votes back home.

This is spin because you and I both know that Phil does not need the votes in his own district and will win re election with more that 60% of the vote (if he even has someone to run against). You libs just do not want to admit that he made a principled choice to not listen to a political speech at a religious event.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:43 am

FedUP – 9/11 was on W’s watch, not Clinton’s. Just like the War on Terra……..On W, no one else

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

See ya, all of you Give Me, Give Me, Give Me people. Do something about your life and make it better. Good thing that Kennedy came 50 years ago. I would have loved the response of “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” His speech today would need to be, “Ask not what you can do for your country, but what your country can do for you.” Get real, Obama should read the bible a little more and get to the scriptures of you should care for the widows and orphans. Quit using excuses and get out and do something about your lives.

Didi

February 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

Phil Gingrey is an @$$. Let’s be real here, okay? He walked out because he doesn’t like Obama or agree with his policies, in general – not because he wanted to “hear what was in Obama’s heart.” He wanted to make a scene by walking out on the President. Gingrey is a fake and fraud. Oh, and an embarrassment.

Contractor

February 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

Quagmire,

Ahh so the truth comes out. You are from that dump they call Chicago. The rest of the country is more into college sports than pro sports. How many baseball stadiums, basketball arenas, or pro football stadiums do you see sold out across the country. Now take a look at the college scene all over the country and you’ll be sadly disappointed when you pro vs. college theory doesn’t hold up. Nice jab on Sandusky, as a true immature individual would take. And just because you would never consider Georgia, doesn’t mean you could even get in, so nice way of sidestepping the question. Libs are known for that, so I understand you brow beating that idea. I don’t care to attend Harvard, but that doesn’t mean I can get in. See, I can play too.

Yeah, the GOP is a dying breed alright, nice response with no factual evidence to support it. Instead, the Republicans had the biggest gains in Congress that this country has ever seen in an election. Good point by you though. Your true colors make sense once you said you were from Chicago, because it’s a city of takers, and you’re gonna back your homeboy Obama even when it is proven he is pathetic and has no record to run on. Do us a favor and continue to trash the city you came from and not bring that stuff down here where we actually bust our butts to survive and make our own way. We don’t need your buddy Barack to hand feed us anything like you do.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

Oil problem is simple, band Oil speculators………prices will balance out. Also come up with alternative fuels, no nuclear power plants…..We see what happened in Japan.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
9:48 am

Quagmire, Clinton was offered Bin Ladin on a silver platter in 1998 and turned him down. Bush just got to deal with the stupidity of Clinton not taking advantage of having the man who 8 months after Bush took office caused 911. And let us least forget the “eveyone should own a home” from Clinton and the regulations threatening the lenders if they didn’t come up with a way to do so. If people are SOOOOO Stupid to think they can buy a $250,000 home on a $50,000 a year salary and pay about $500 a month house payment, they are too stupid to own a home, drive a car and VOTE.

rm

February 3rd, 2012
9:50 am

Just an example of another racist pi%%ed off that a black man is in the WH.

moderate citizen

February 3rd, 2012
9:54 am

The last year has been quite embarrassing for republicans. Here is yet another example. I really hope there are more qualified candidates than Romney and Gingrich, for the sake of all republican idealists.

killerj

February 3rd, 2012
9:54 am

Wow,the Prez hands condoms to the church and see,s nothing wrong? is it just me or are they trying to alter the constitution?

td

February 3rd, 2012
9:59 am

Didi

February 3rd, 2012
9:45 am

Phil Gingrey is an @$$. Let’s be real here, okay? He walked out because he doesn’t like Obama or agree with his policies, in general – not because he wanted to “hear what was in Obama’s heart.” He wanted to make a scene by walking out on the President. Gingrey is a fake and fraud. Oh, and an embarrassment.

And his voters will put him back in office more than 60% of the vote. We think Obama is the “fake and fraud” and an “embarrassment” to the nation.

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
10:00 am

FedUp – I can’t educate you and debate you at the same time. George W had 8 years to get Bin Laden(who did shake hands with Dick Cheney) when he was on the republican payroll in the 80’s.

The Housing piece – People did buy house that they couldn’t afford and so did rich people(it was called interest only loans). Now, mortgage companies and banks sold these bad loans overseas and destroyed the world market. They leveraged against these bad loans so they would make money either way. Then Bush stepped in 2008 and bailed out the banks with tarp money. President Obama bailed out the Auto industry, Obama’s decision worked out pretty good. Not such much with the banks…………….but what you expect from Bush

prove me wrong???

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:02 am

moderate citizen

February 3rd, 2012
9:54 am

Romney and Newt are both 100 times more qualified to be President then Obama was 4 years ago and are more qualified now then he is. What has Obama done to improve the lives of the average American?

Quagmire

February 3rd, 2012
10:04 am

moderate citizen – you are CORRECT. The republicans/Tea party or whatever you called them are destroying themselves from within. As long as the economy keeps improving. They have no chance of winning the White House

NL Brave

February 3rd, 2012
10:05 am

So Gingrey uses the prayer breakfast to make his own politcal statement. Lets get smart and vote this loser out of office.

Just Cooling

February 3rd, 2012
10:05 am

Some children never grow up….

LawDawg

February 3rd, 2012
10:07 am

As much as the right hated Clinton, this kind of stuff never would have happened when he (or anyone other than Obama) was President. Joe Wilson, Justice Alito, Gingrey. There seems to be a lack of decorum related to this President. There may be another reason, but the only difference I see between him and his predecessors that would cause this behavior is his skin color.

Straight Talk

February 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

Gingrey did the correct thing. The only thing missing here is that Galloway didn’t correct the press report…and remind us that Obama [in his mind] IS Jesus.

BBQ MAN

February 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

RGB

February 3rd, 2012
10:09 am

Desperate Gingrey has obviously continued trying to attract attention and the limelight which he craved for (but never had nor deserved for a minute) each of his days in office by becoming rude to the core. This congressman’s drab of attempted careers (in both medicine and politics) have been lackluster tenures lacking in creative thinking, smart ideas & devoid of any notable achievements. What else could he do except resorting to such dumb actions and gimmicks which are within reach of his feeble mind like being disrespectful, rude and echoing the actions of others ? When are you going to have ideas of your own, even such negative and stupid ones ? Phil – you are a huge embarrassment to Georgia and Ga Tech !!

4xtra

February 3rd, 2012
10:10 am

When I saw that this guy was from GEORGIA
I was not the least bit surprised.
“Jim Crow” really did some damage to people here in Georgia..TRUST ME.
There are some here in GA who think that to acknowledge and respect a black person is looked upon as a chore rather than a human trait.
Then you have the Governor from Arizona who points her finger at Obama as if he is some misbehaving child and not the President of the US.
This is beginning to make me sick to my stomach.

SAY WHUT

February 3rd, 2012
10:10 am

Hey Alice: a survey of Catholic women found that 98% said they had used some form of birth control either prior to or duing marriage. Rathert than bad mouth Obama– whom you know nothing about– concentrate on the problems within the Catholic church. How much has the church paid out to kids who were abused?

Michael

February 3rd, 2012
10:15 am

There used to be a time when even if you didn’t agree with the person in the position, you still respected the office of the president. That time has long past.

curt

February 3rd, 2012
10:17 am

Gingrey is just another self serving jerk grandstanding for the rabid right. Hopefully voters will look beyond his slogans and lies and see him for what he is when he’s up for re-election.

MRJ

February 3rd, 2012
10:19 am

I’m laughing at all the half-educated liberal thinkers in these comments that believe they speak for Georgia. Sorry kids, your votes don’t matter. But at least you have that cool coexist sticker.

I see your true colors shining through

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

the way you treat others speak more of your own character than those you are “treating” . . .that is all!!!
. . .

ProgressivePeach

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

I don’t remember Gingrey walking out when Bush used the event in 2004 to justify his war in Iraq. I find that MUCH more offensive than speaking about feeding the poor at a prayer breakfast. Once again, Gingrey embarrasses his constituents and the state of Georgia as a whole. How long, O Lord, must it continue?

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

Qaugmire,

Who has made more gains in the auto industry from a US stand point than anyone? FORD. Who DID NOT take any bailout money from the government, and why? As the Ford CEO stated, he was not going to allow the government to come in and tell them how to build cars. http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/business/companies/ford_motor_company/index.html

Also, the auto bailout of Chrysler and GM has cost the taxpayers dearly….
But saving the auto companies from bankruptcy, and preserving thousands of American jobs, has cost taxpayers at least $14 billion, according to several estimates by government agencies and independent groups.

To put it in perspective, $14 billion is double the annual budget of the Transportation Security Administration, or roughly two months of operating expenses for the U.S. military in Afghanistan, based on 2010 figures.

The Treasury Department announced Thursday that it sold its stake in Chrysler, which is owned by Italian automaker Fiat, resulting in a $1.3 billion loss.

The bank or TARP bailout money has mostly been paid back, and the government actually made money from the interest it charged the banks.

Most of the big banks have repaid the government funds they received under the Capital Purchase Program (CPP), the pillar of TARP under which Treasury bought preferred shares in the nation’s banks. Enough so that, combined with dividends and sales of warrants, Treasury has declared that taxpayers have earned a profit on the CPP. Thus far, $245 billion has gone out, and $255 billion in repayments, interest and warrants has come back, yielding a profit to taxpayers of $10 billion. And there’s several billion more where that came from.

BTW, the interest only loans come in many flavors but mostly called LIBOR loans.

Would you like me to provide more to you?

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

Michael

February 3rd, 2012
10:15 am

There used to be a time when even if you didn’t agree with the person in the position, you still respected the office of the president. That time has long past.

You dems just have a hard time remembering history (or is it history does not fit the narrative you are trying to tell). The personal hate spews towards Bush was way worse then it has been towards Obama. You libs do not let the facts get in the way of the story.

David

February 3rd, 2012
10:22 am

If it was a true Obama prayer he would’ve put his rug down and bowed to the east…

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:23 am

ProgressivePeach

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

Did GWB use the event to make a political speech? I guess your story just fell apart?

I see your true colors shining through

February 3rd, 2012
10:24 am

Yes, in the ’80s when we undertook the “bottom line”, it took 40 years for everything decent, moral, ethical and honorable about America to fly out of the window . . . now there is rampant disrespect and nothing is sacred; go on, keep it up . . . people who stand for nothing will fall for anything, including political tricks; it’s time for all of us who honor integrity, decency, morals, ethics and honesty to just disregard and resist the negativity; if and when we don’t feed it or address it, it will have to choke on itself; so no more trying to answer the negativity; just please, people, for God’s sake, focus on the positive . . . resist the devil and he will flee. He already lost! Check the back of THE BOOK!!

Just saying..

February 3rd, 2012
10:27 am

Guess we all are now waiting for the day Gingrey walks out of a James Dobson, et al, “overly political” church service…

todd - Lawrenceville

February 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

Everyday I am embarraassed by Georgia’s republican politicians, including Governor Deal. THis has nothing to do with politics or religion; simply put, Republicans have an issue with either President Obama’s race, the fact that he was bore by a white woman or his Muslim name. The President that should have been disrespected, even by his own party was President Bush, however, Democrats never treated President Bush with any disrespect, although it could have been warranted.

Georgia’s Republican Politicians are a bunch of Jack-A$$ idiots….

ComeOn

February 3rd, 2012
10:31 am

BTW, for those who want to keep bringing up that Gingrey and others don’t like Obama because he is black, you are totally out of touch. I heard Gingrey walked out on the 50% white portion of Obama, not the 50% black portion.

SR

February 3rd, 2012
10:32 am

As much as we will like to admit, we can’t remove religion from policticis. Especially if we are going to live by out faith no matter what it is.

The true sign of a person character is being open to other people point of views. You don’t always have to like what others say but you have to respect their opinion. You don’t get up and walk away like a two year old because you can’t have your way. You listen and make you opinion known to the person where your differences may lie.

I am a a liberal democract but as a Georgian who was born and raised here, I am embarrassed.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
10:34 am

I guess these examples don’t count, right?

In 2004, Democrats delivered a “Chorus Of Boos” during Bush’s Bush’s State Of The Union when he called for renewal of the Patriot Act., according to the Washington Times.

In 2005, Dems howled, hissed and shouted “No!” when Bush pushed for Social Security reform in the SOU: “Foreshadowing the contentiousness of the coming debate, Democrats broke decorum and booed twice,” according to the National Journal.

At the time, CNN’s Bill Schneider remarked, “It was unusual. I had never heard it at least at that level before. The Democrats clearly were booing, heckling, saying no when the president talked about the crisis in Social Security.”

Dekalb comments

February 3rd, 2012
10:34 am

I have no issue with one politician disagreeing with another. What I do have a problem with is the disrespect the Republican Party has shown, IN PUBLIC, to this President. From calling the President a Liar during the State of the Union address, having the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court mouth the equivalent during the State of the Union address to people walking out on a speech being given by the the President, these are not the actions of respectable, principled men. These are acts of disrespect by WHITE males to the first African-American President in our nation’s history.

Regardless of the rage and anger among liberals and progressives over the Bush era and their expressions of outrage verbally, on blogs, etc., I do not recall any similar PUBLIC acts by elected or appointed officials in the government toward GWB.

www.TheUndergroundPrecinct.com: I'm 29 and I'm tired of "Adults" acting like Children. Respect The office of the President and leave your misguided views in the past.

February 3rd, 2012
10:35 am

How is Obama using his faith to back his economic beliefs any different than other politicians using their belief to justify being against against gay rights and the ability to be pro choice? Those choices are always backed by what they say is their strong faith. Many people from the far right use their belief in Christianity to justify their unjust views of others.

If it were Mitt or Newt and they said their faith is what leads them to make their economic decisions, they would be praised for being strong men of faith, but when the President of the United States Barack Obama says it he is walked out on and called a Muslim when it’s clear he is praying and sharing words with Christian pastors and is an active Christian.

This is what’s wrong with America right now. Rather than looking for the good in people, we as a whole are focused on pointing out the worst and most of the time what is said to be bad is only an option of the loudest and most incorrect of the groups that are supposed to represent the country.

Walking out on the president is wrong. If the president were to walk out on Gingrey while he was speaking, Republicans would call him disrespectful and unwilling to listen to the views of others. As an elected Government offical, Gingrey needs to sit down and show respect to the office of the President.

He walked out because he never wanted to be there. Rather than just not showing up, he acted like a 15 year old girl and made a scene just to get attention. If you don’t see that then you are choosing to be ignorant to the weak political tactic this adult man that is supposed to be a responsible elected offical is presenting to us all.

If you don’t like the president that’s your business. Politics are fickle, I get it. We all get it. But it’s going too far. Showing disrespect to the President used to be called unpatriotic and could be considered treason to your country. Rather than these actions being ostracized, they are now being encouraged.

It’s time to grow up. I’m almost 30 and all I have been shown from both sides of the political system since I was young is how to bicker and argue. I hope my generation can be better examples of how to do it the right way because our parents and elders fail to understand the power of working together for one common goal. If personal agenda is all that matters then it’s time for those who only care for themselves to get out of the way and let those who care about this country and where it is heading continue to be productive. Like him or not, President Obama has a positive message and wants what’s best for my future and the future of my friends, families and our future generations.

The past decade has given us coorporate greed, an open ended war, a decrease in the value of teamwork and more national & individual debt than we know what to do with. Along with so much more than needs to be corrected.

Let’s allow change to continue. Evolving as a country takes time. But real change that is positive takes effort from everyone. Until we start standing up against disrespectful behavior like Mr. Gingrey’s then we will only continue to stand in place and fall behind has a nation.

Lead, Follow, or Get out of the way Mr. Gingrey and anyone that agrees with his actions.

http://www.TheUndergroundPrecinct.com
http://www.twitter.com/BP_UGP

PMC

February 3rd, 2012
10:36 am

Not classy by Phil Gingrey. Not at all. Even if you disagree, it’s the national prayer breakfast and he’s a politician, so are you, politics and religon are so often intertwined. Respect the setting.

That said, if all that he said were really true, wouldn’t we be sending troups to Mexico to deal with the druglord murders there? Wouldn’t we be sending troops into Africa in more places than just Libya?

The idea that our foreign policy or any policy of the US is Christ led is bollocks.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
10:37 am

The treatment President Bush has received from this country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very difficult time.

Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long after Mr. Bush has left the White House.

Mr. Shapiro is an investigative reporter and lawyer who previously interned with John F. Kerry’s legal team during the presidential election in 2004.

VoiceOfReason

February 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

It is ok Obama, come Novemeber the rest of America is going to walk out too.

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:38 am

todd – Lawrenceville

February 3rd, 2012
10:30 am

I see you did not follow the Bush administration very well. If Republican politicians called Obama the names Bush was called then there would be race riots all over America right now.

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
10:40 am

Todd — “Georgia’s Republican Politicians are a bunch of Jack-A$$ idiots….”

I agree. Even if you don’t like what the President is saying — or if you don’t even like the President personally — surely you can keep your seat for a few minutes while he speaks.

I didn’t care for President Clinton or President Bush, but I’ve never called either one of them names. As a disabled veteran, I know that you respect the OFFICE, even if you don’t respect the PERSON who’s in it.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
10:41 am

Can you imagine the press on this if this were about Obama?

Thousands of Californians Sign Petition to Rename Sewage Plant After George W. Bush
Synchronized flush planned to mark renaming and Bush’s exit from office.

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:44 am

Dekalb comments

February 3rd, 2012
10:34 am

More spin or not knowing history. GWB was booed by the entire Democratic caucus in a State of the Union address on national TV. This is one man leaving an event and he did not make a statement until the media called his office and wanted an explanation for his leaving. I guess he could have said he did not feel well (listening to Obama make me sick) but instead he let his feelings be known.

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Mom of 3

February 3rd, 2012
10:44 am

Wow, just wow. For those of you who are buying all of Obama’s nonsense, where was all his care and concern for the poor before he became President? Just take a look at his tax returns. He had no care and concern before it suited his purposes. I love Jesus and have been caring for the poor and needy for years. I give where I see fit. The government has no business taking more of my money to give where it sees fit. That is not what Jesus preached. How many of you posting all of your foolishness are regular givers?

Sally

February 3rd, 2012
10:45 am

Every thing he has done never worked, it’s always taxing people and spending money to buy votes, nothing to help America. Why would anybody vote for this useless President?

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
10:46 am

Mom — “How many of you posting all of your foolishness are regular givers?”

I am. And I’m an atheist.

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:47 am

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
10:40 am

Plain out lies!!! Can you explain the entire Democratic caucus booing GWB on national TV during the State of the union address? This is not even in the same ballpark with that disrespect. Tell the truth and stop acting like you are unintelligent.

Hope

February 3rd, 2012
10:53 am

This just shows how disrespectful people are of our president. Please get over it. President Obama is One of the most intelligent and articulate presidents this country has had. Because of his race and beliefs, some people despise him and just can not handle a black and intelligent man running this ountry. It is 2012, please get over it. If you don’t like it then move.

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
10:53 am

td — “Plain out lies!!!”

What “lies” did I tell, please?

“Can you explain the entire Democratic caucus booing GWB on national TV during the State of the union address?”

No, and I didn’t *defend* that behavior, either.

“This is not even in the same ballpark with that disrespect.”

Nor did I claim it was. But we’re talking about Phil Gingrey’s rude behavior here. If you want me to come out and denounce poor public behavior on the part of Democrats, I’ll be happy to do that, but crappy behavior from Democrats doesn’t excuse crappy behavior from Republicans.

Grow up.

“Tell the truth and stop acting like you are unintelligent.”

I’m telling the truth, and you and your partisanship can take a flying leap.

Stop using the poor behavior of people you don’t like as an excuse or justification for the poor behavior of people you *do* like.

td

February 3rd, 2012
10:56 am

Hope

February 3rd, 2012
10:53 am

Race has nothing to do with not wanting him to be re elected. The fact that he is a socialist is very important reason why he can not be re elected.

Who Cares?

February 3rd, 2012
10:57 am

Quagmire, my comment was based on fact, and your liberal perspective is once again based on……………? Sorry, but we’re a long way from November, and you’ll see how well the corporations will continue to jump in and help Oh-Bummer “save” the economy. Have you checked out fuel costs lately? Your boy and the fellow tree huggers haven’t been too cooperative in allowing the oil companies to explore and get oil from our own resources, have they. I’ll just hang on and watch what happens till the election. I don’t think that Oh-Bummer can save the economy by enlarging the tax payer’s liabilities any longer. But, we’ll see, and we’ll know who’s right on the first Wednesday of this coming November. It’s gonna get good. Real good!

Mom of 3

February 3rd, 2012
10:58 am

Good for you, Joe Mama. I’m glad you know the joy that comes from serving others. Please take a look at Obama’s tax returns. There is a marked increase in his giving AFTER he became President. On this issue of helping the needy, he is very hypocritical.

td

February 3rd, 2012
11:00 am

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
10:53 am

Good at least you have the intellectual honesty to admit that this is a bipartisan disrespect of elected officials.This is politics and it happens to every politician. Politics is a dirty business but for some of these posters to come on these blogs and pretend that this is only happening because of the race of our current President is just plain Bu11s41t.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:02 am

How many of you staunch republican evangelicals, or Tea Party members, or just plain old regular folk, can honestly admit that your feelings about Obama were any different the day the man declared his candidacy back in 07 than it is today?

Billy

February 3rd, 2012
11:02 am

I wouldn’t go to any of PBO’s events. He never stops campaigning, even at a prayer breakfast! Why go, then have to get up and leave? Either stay there and endure the Great Muslim, or don’t go in the first place. Getting up just gives ammo to the leftist hypocrite dullards, as the above posts prove.
I’ll be glad when PBO is voted out on this ear. Anyone who thinks that PBO and the Dims are better than the GOP is a complete and utter idiot–absolutely no fear whatsoever of being proved wrong on that point…

Joe Mama

February 3rd, 2012
11:03 am

Mom — “Please take a look at Obama’s tax returns. There is a marked increase in his giving AFTER he became President. On this issue of helping the needy, he is very hypocritical.”

How do you know it’s hypocrisy that influenced his decision to donate more?

I’m always leery of presuming bad faith on the part of people I don’t know. Maybe he did it for the reasons you think and maybe he didn’t. I’m just saying that we don’t *know* for a fact. Personally, I think it’s a good thing any time someone finds themselves in a position to give more to the needy and they follow up by actually *doing* it.

Like a criminal

February 3rd, 2012
11:04 am

Barry reminds me of those criminals behind bars that all of a sudden “find christ” when it’s time for parole, or the addicted celebrities who all of a sudden “find God” to get out of court ordred rehab

td

February 3rd, 2012
11:07 am

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:02 am

How many of you staunch republican evangelicals, or Tea Party members, or just plain old regular folk, can honestly admit that your feelings about Obama were any different the day the man declared his candidacy back in 07 than it is today?

As soon as I saw he had a 100% voting rating by the USA socialist party, I knew he would be horrible for the nation. I give him credit for at least appearing to be a good father and family man and for realizing that Bush had it right about terrorism and following the Bush policy. As for his domestic agenda, he is pure left and has hurt the country.

David

February 3rd, 2012
11:10 am

I find it funny how the two political parties view religion and government. For one party the money and charitible side of religion is personal and private, the belief that one should be charitible and take care of others, but that the government should not impose that though taxes and policy; however when it comes to social issues they tend to favor the government being involved. The other party looks at the social side of politics and say no those are personal and private decisions and the government should say out of it (think abortion, gay marrage, etc.) But when it comes to the money and charity they jump up and down and say they need to spend more and tax more because their faith leads them to this!…now here is where some of my bias comes in. Which group would be truely holding more to their strong beliefs, one that favors government policy regarding the social values of their faith but not the government forcing the cheritable side. Or the group that would insist on relious groups to violate their won belifes and faith, but claim that their faith is what is leading them in ecomonic descisions. Just a question to ponder.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:10 am

Hope
Feb. 3rd, 2012 @ 10:53 am

You forgot to tell them that the unemployment rate fell to a 3 yr. low of 8.3 percent today. That is quite a departure from the 700,000 per month job losses we were experiencing at the end of that guy’s tenure that no one’s allowed to talk about (I forget what his name is).

td

February 3rd, 2012
11:14 am

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:10 am

Hope
Feb. 3rd, 2012 @ 10:53 am

You forgot to tell them that the unemployment rate fell to a 3 yr. low of 8.3 percent today.

The way government figures the unemployment rate is the only reason the numbers are down. When you run out of unemployment benefits then you are no longer counted and when you start receiving SS then you do not count any longer. If you listened to the director of the CBO then you would know that the real unemployment rate is still 10%.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:22 am

td
Feb. 3rd, 2012 @ 11:07 am

Spoken the way I’ve always heard it spoken for the entirety of my life. Your words ring hollow and sound familiarly disingenuous……..Oh btw, B-U-L-L B-U-T-T-E-R!

Transplant

February 3rd, 2012
11:30 am

Another black eye for Georgia. This would be a great state if not for the native Georgians!

Dirty Dawg

February 3rd, 2012
11:31 am

I have to say that MRJ’s right…Liberal votes in pretty much all of the state don’t count for much. The place is so deeply mired in hate, prejudice and selfishness it’ll probably never again be considered ‘the gateway to the South’. Just too many idiots per thousand. There was a time when we all were walking, Chamber of Commerce commercials for our city and our State, but years of suburban prejudice directed toward Atlanta have reduced us to just another backward, bottom-feeding, remnant of the ‘Old South’ competing with Mississippi, South Carolina and Louisiana to avoid last place in about every category. Thanks for everything you’ve done for us Republicans. You’re winning the ‘race to the bottom’.

gm

February 3rd, 2012
11:32 am

FedUp

Shame on Obama for helping our fellow Americans with a bail out”"

Let see, stand by Bush tell that to the 4500 dead Americans troops family, or how about the 3500 Americans died in Ny under his watch, or the billions he spent on 2 wars that has destroyed our economy:””’
Oh, I forgot Obama came in to office with clean slate”"‘ you righty are sickos

Dennis

February 3rd, 2012
11:35 am

I don’t know about others, but I am sick of just about everything political. I am 64 years old and find myself in a world of high disregard for others. I have no idea of Obama’s true faith. That is an issue for Mr. Obama and God to discuss. What I do know is that I disagree with Mr. Obama on most everything. In saying this, I do not want to disparage his patriotism or his religious beliefs. What has made this country great is tolerance of other viewpoints. Today there is no tolerance from either the extreme left or the extreme right. What we must know is this country is a center-right country and kind of far left liberalism espoused by the dominant wing of the Democrat party is far out of synch with mainstream thought. At the same time, I find myself repulsed by the far right and consider myself a conservative Republican (mostly because of the far left domination of the Democrat Party). I pray for an uprising of the center, people who want a strong America with toleration of those we disagree with. I find I no longer have a political home. I believe in a strong defense, sound fiscal policies and opportunities for all. I am pro-life and anti-death penalty. I support a strong and clear immigration policy that closes our borders to those who would enter illegally, but also think we should make some effort to allow those who have lived here for years, an opportunity to stay legally.

Bottom line: Was Obama interjecting politics into what was intended to be a prayer breakfast devoid of politics? Yes. Was he wrong? That is up to those listening to decide. Gingrey decided he was uncomfortable and left. Was he wrong? That is for others to decide. Both Obama and Gingrey felt they were right. A bit of wrong on both sides, but nothing to create the uproar and the name calling here on this blog.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
11:40 am

For those intent on making comparisons to the bush administration, give up.

Why?

Here’s a question, which former President and former Vice President are internationally considered war criminals and are therefore fearful of leaving the United States lest they face arrest?

See, there is no comparison.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
11:41 am

td

“If you listened to the director of the CBO then you would know that the real unemployment rate is still 10%”.

Now you want me to listen to the director of the CBO, isn’t that the same guy that so many on the right said didn’t know what he was talking about when he said the health care bill would curb costs? Face it dude, you’re not going to believe unemployment is coming down until that 26 yr.old kid you have living in your basement with no health insurance goes to work.

Unemployed in South GA

February 3rd, 2012
11:43 am

I APPLAUDE Mr. Gingrey for his stance….Obama is NOT a Christian and had NO Business Leading this group.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
11:43 am

Fredrick D….

td is holding a kid hostage in his/her/its basement?

Peter

February 3rd, 2012
11:47 am

Obama is a pathetic lying scumbag, plain and simple.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
11:51 am

So many of the posters are expressing opinions that help explain why I attempt to stay clear of christians unless I have quick access to a sink to wash up.

CommonMan

February 3rd, 2012
11:52 am

I once voted for this idiot Gingrey – and regretted it ever since! Never again!

CommonMan

February 3rd, 2012
11:55 am

Next stop for Gingrey – the Limbaugh or Hannity show, to crow about how he “stood up” to Obama!

Hope

February 3rd, 2012
12:01 pm

Dennis

Just like Gingrey, no respect for our president. He is President Obama not Mr. Obama. Please get over it.

The Truth

February 3rd, 2012
12:05 pm

It is such a sad day that citizens in our country can display such disrespect for the leader of our country. The lack of human respect for President Obama has been nothing less than horrible over the past 3 years. Nothing he does is right and all he accomplishes is wrong to conservatives. People like Gingrey hold up our countries progress and should feel foolish because I know his plan was to have followers in which he did not! What an A-HOLE!!!

Bernie

February 3rd, 2012
12:07 pm

Well done Georgia!….you always manage to get your names among America’s most distasteful leaders.

Good Job Phil Gingrey, Karen Handel, and Newton Leroy,

“May all of your Acts reduce the Financial coffers of all those you support!”

you join the list of many Georgian political leaders of the past.

Like

Gov. Lester Maddox
Gov. Herman Talmadage

Real “We are going to Show Them type of leadership” politicians. As expected, History reflects that they were ALL Wrong……. Then and NOW!

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
12:09 pm

Dear Ignorant Folks:

If Barack Obama was indeed a Muslim like all of you insist he must be, I can provide you a hundred reasons why he would be the absolute worst Muslim in the history of history.

And as for bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia and that being some kind submissive act, let me assure you neither Obama nor that king had any doubt in their minds which one of them could blow the other’s country back to the stone age with a snap of his fingers.

Ignorance might be bliss, but it can also be nauseating. Try coming up with more intelligent forms of president-bashing, please.

paulo977

February 3rd, 2012
12:10 pm

Don’t blame me I voted for Hank!

mark swanson

February 3rd, 2012
12:13 pm

Sounds like he was speaking from his heart. Mighty Christian of you,Phil.

Black Man who Identifies more as a Christian

February 3rd, 2012
12:13 pm

Gingrich quietly got up. Hardly disrespectful.The President was disrespectful for bringing politics into a bipartisan event. Oh I forgot,I dare not say do anything that disagrees with him (especially being a black man myself). He stated that he was speaking up for those who couldn’t speak for themselves. So what about the unborn children? I will continue to pray for the President everyday I choose not to hate him, but love him as God commanded, but that does not mean I have to agree with him.

The Truth

February 3rd, 2012
12:14 pm

Unemployed in South Ga. I suggest instead of blogging about how you condone the disrepect of our president, you flip the page to the employment section. I was up at 5:30 a.m getting my children ready for school then off to work and now on my lunch break. What have you done other than blogging? Is the president respnsible for your unemployment issue there in South Ga. or you? Look in the mirror buddy and ask yourself who the blame for your situation and what leader has your best interest at heart? The current president who is willing to take a tax increase for you, or the the Rep front runner who says the “Poor” is not his concern? If you didn’t know you woul dprobably fall in the “Poor” category like many.

The Truth

February 3rd, 2012
12:27 pm

Peter I am calling your ignorance out!!! Is that the best you can come up with in discussing this blog? I reported your classless comments so they should be removed shortly. This is a blog about what occurred at the National Prayer Breakfast and you could only make vulgar and offensive comments like that?? Come on man go to the comic section and lighten up because you are an idiot! Have a little respect for the ruler of the free world and your self for goodness sake….

Independent Thinker

February 3rd, 2012
12:28 pm

Dennis

February 3rd, 2012
11:35 am

I agree with your post 100% and I also believe there are many others that feel a you do.

yellowdog.

February 3rd, 2012
12:32 pm

the republicans always inject religion into their speeches; yet snother form of disrespect to the prez. its appalling how they all have treated him; its a black mark on gingrey, not Pres. obama, whom they never address as Pres Obama, simply Obama. yet another GOP ego assuaged……..stop it and get a grip……………

Dball

February 3rd, 2012
12:35 pm

It’s really interesting how much disrespect is shown to this President. Oh yeah, it’s expected from these representives here in Hicktown USA. Voters, please remember Phil!

ace

February 3rd, 2012
12:37 pm

Gingrey is a classless boob. Oh boo hoo, he didn’t agree with what Obama was saying. Gingrey is the reason America is getting worse every day, the intolerance of man towards his fellow man.

Grenadine Bach

February 3rd, 2012
12:38 pm

Man, what a cool dude.
It must be awesome to live in a state with so many cool people.
Georgia is the BEST!!!!

ace

February 3rd, 2012
12:40 pm

Just remember Gingrey, if you are a devout Catholic, he who exalts himself will be humbled.

Sam

February 3rd, 2012
12:44 pm

How anyone with above average IQ take Obama serious ! I don’t think Obama even likes the US.

td

February 3rd, 2012
12:45 pm

ace

February 3rd, 2012
12:37 pm

Gingrey is a classless boob. Oh boo hoo, he didn’t agree with what Obama was saying. Gingrey is the reason America is getting worse every day, the intolerance of man towards his fellow man.

Please stop the spin. Gingrey did not agree with the President so he got up and left the event quietly. Reporters called his office and he gave a statement. The entire Democratic caucus booed GWB on national TV at a state of the union address. Now please tell me again how this is the worst thing that ever happened or how Obama has been disrespected because he is African American.

Hussein

February 3rd, 2012
12:49 pm

Thank you, Rep. Gingrey!

ASHCAN.

February 3rd, 2012
12:51 pm

One guy get up and walk out and scream his displeasure and it stirs a riot on a blog???? A lot of our children died in a self inflicted war(Can you say BUSH) were was the out cry then.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
12:52 pm

The spoiled fruits need to be picked this fall.
Gingrey, price, broun and even kingston need to go back to the private sector.

Believe it or not, Georgia deserves better.

td

February 3rd, 2012
12:58 pm

honested

February 3rd, 2012
12:52 pm

You know as well as I do that none of the 4 of them are in any type of trouble and will win re election by more then 60% of the vote. The same can be said for Lewis, Scott and Johnson. These are all safe districts. There is only one district in play in Georgia and it is the one Barrow is running in. I personally think he has a 45 to 50% chance of getting re elected.

chris

February 3rd, 2012
12:59 pm

Gingrey never planned to stay from the onset. This was a political move on his part, just grand standing to cause a big ruckus about nothing. That’s what the Republicans do best. Make a big stink about NOTHING.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
1:00 pm

If Obama has his way, we will all be bowing to the Iranians as they try to push the nation of Israel into the sea. Remember we are an arogant nation as the President said, and hence we should cut our defense budget, give up our technology defense secrets to the enemy and stand in a circle and sing sweet songs. This President has done NOTHING but put us in greater debt, moved the men and women serving in Iraq to Afghanistan, stirred up class warfare and blamed anyone he could for the mess we are in. BTW Buffet’s secretary made $150,000 in salary and over $50,000 in bonuses last year, along with receiving stock options. Do you think she has a clue she is one of the “rich” Obama speaks about. It’s easy for a President who took in $1.3 million dollars that pays for NOTHING to talk about raising his taxex. Wait till he gets out of office, HOPEFULLY IN JANUARY 2013, and starts raking in millions for books, speaking fees and consulting and he will change his mind. It’s all politics to stir up those that have no clue about how an economy or finances work. He knows he can’t raise taxes because he will never get it through the Congress, so it’s all political talk. He should move to Europe and live in a socialist country because that is what he so loves.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
1:02 pm

Talks about idiots, you better throw the left wing Cynthia McKinney into the mix. How would ANYONE vote her into office? Add her to the mix of Georgia politicians that made Georgia look like fools. Oh, and who voted BILL CAMPBELL into office TWICE?

JB

February 3rd, 2012
1:03 pm

I’m a conservative, but I have to agree with Hillary Clinton…………” He gives a nice speech”………..
The man is lost in this job. To go from a 2 year Senate job ( and missed 54% of those session days) to being POTUS is a reach. He’s run nothing. He’s fixed nothing….and it shows. He’s all ideolog….And doesn’t even try to hide it….If a conservative President just came out and said he had no use for “the other side” like this one has, they would burn the place down.

Seriously?

February 3rd, 2012
1:04 pm

I’m from Georgia and we’re still up to our racist tricks. You should see these folks down here…checking birth certificates, trying to keep President Obama off of the ballad. Though time presses on and technology increases, the heart of many white Georgians remains the same, racist! In the words of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, “There is no guarantee that when you train a man’s mind, you train his heart.” As you can see, some have covered up their hatred for a while, but what’s in the heart always surfaces.

Former Republican

February 3rd, 2012
1:04 pm

No wonder why Gingrey personal life is a mess.

td

February 3rd, 2012
1:04 pm

honested

February 3rd, 2012
12:52 pm

“Believe it or not, Georgia deserves better.”

It is not up to Ga. but to the individual districts these congressmen represent. I went to the GT graduation in December and John Lewis was the keynote speaker. The man has lost it. He can barely put together a cognitive sentence any longer and in my opinion he should no longer represent Ga any longer but that is not my choice to retire him that is the choice of the people that live in the 5th district.

Former Republican

February 3rd, 2012
1:04 pm

td- stop the racist comments or we will kick you out of here.

Gail Engelhardt

February 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

Yes, Jesus did say that those those that are blessed with riches should help those less fortunate. However, Jesus never said to give over ones riches to the government to distribute to those less fortunate, or that the government should decide how much to give to the less fortunate. Obama uses the Bible passages to suit his political agenda to raise taxes on the wealthy. Now if he feels so blessed nothing stops him from giving more of his wealth to the government. He simply needs to write a check out. As far as Congressman, Phil Gingrey, walking out of the prayer breakfast, I applaud him for being honest with his feelings and true to his Christian faith. Obama turned what was suppose to be a non-partisan prayer breakfast into a campaign stop.

Sparks

February 3rd, 2012
1:07 pm

Phil gets it….a real shame so many others of you simply don’t.

MeaneyMouse

February 3rd, 2012
1:08 pm

HEYYYYY YOU DANGED WOODCHUCKS QUIT CHUCKING MY WOOD!!

td

February 3rd, 2012
1:09 pm

chris

February 3rd, 2012
12:59 pm

Gingrey never planned to stay from the onset. This was a political move on his part, just grand standing to cause a big ruckus about nothing. That’s what the Republicans do best. Make a big stink about NOTHING.

And you know this to be a fact how?

td

February 3rd, 2012
1:11 pm

Former Republican

February 3rd, 2012
1:04 pm

td- stop the racist comments or we will kick you out of here.

Show me one “racist” comment I have made? Oh, I forgot that anyone disagreeing with the messiah in chief is making a “racist” comment. Please go somewhere else and play before you get run over by a truck.

come on son

February 3rd, 2012
1:12 pm

I am seriously considering moving my family from GA. This, Karen Handel, the judge wanting President Obama to appear in court, etc, etc. Then we wonder why we rank so low in education when we have “leaders” like this.

JB

February 3rd, 2012
1:13 pm

Damn you Khruschev, who knew you were a prophet?…………………………………….
For those on entitlements, he was the former President of the Soviet Union, who was quoted in the 50’s
” Don’t worry about America,they will destroy from within”……………………….And with more takers than producers day by day, he is correct……………………………………………To which the great Margret Thatcher said………” The only problem with socialism is when you run out of other peoples money”.

Deborah Kaye

February 3rd, 2012
1:13 pm

Is it noticeable that he does not say to whom he prays and what scriptures he reads and from what book ? If this man really reads the Bible then he needs to read the OT and find out just what is going to befall him and our nation because of his leadership and others like him. Oh, I forgot his allah allows him to lie to the infidels. This is a half white muslim in sheeps clothing.

td

February 3rd, 2012
1:15 pm

come on son

February 3rd, 2012
1:12 pm

Your choice my friend but I can ensure you that no one will be crying when a libs moves. Is there anyway we can talk you into taking some of your lib friends with you?

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
1:21 pm

Maybe Eddie Long can go up to Washington and annoint Obama King too

honested

February 3rd, 2012
1:22 pm

So the t(iny)d(og) won’t wet itself:

The spoiled fruits are ready for picking.

Gingrey, price, broun, and even kingston need to return to the private sector where they might be of some value.

The 1st, 6th, 10th, and 11th Districts DESERVE BETTER.

And just give the 7th, 8th and 9th another session and they will show how lost they are as well.

Concerned

February 3rd, 2012
1:24 pm

If president Obama were a Christian, he would understand that Jesus’s teaching in the bible is directed toward Christian’s giving directly to an individual in need and paying tithes to the church who would in turn take care of those less fortunate. He was not referring to a government with layer upon layer of beauracracy absorbing most of the money people pay in taxes, leaving very little left to actualy benefit the poor. Until he addresses the huge level government debt, he should not be demanding that others pay for his mistakes.

JB

February 3rd, 2012
1:27 pm

As a conservative, I get a lot of Anti Obama E mails. Surprise. Most are trash, but one in particular caught me off guard the other day. This dog of theirs NEVER travels on Air Force One with them ( Bush’s dog did) and Muslim law prevents pets or animals from traveling with them. Hum. Maybe the pilot is allergic to dogs

Grenadine Bach

February 3rd, 2012
1:31 pm

It’s funny to see you loser rednecks talking about how Obama isn’t doing enough to protect Israel.
If you love the Jews so much, why don’t you marry them, Bubba?
ha ha ha ha ha ha.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
1:31 pm

14 pages that:

Excuse a boorish and ineffective ‘representative’ for boorish and embarrassing behavior.

Prattle on about little more than ‘my imaginary friend (and set of superstitious rules) is better than your imaginary friend (and set of superstitious rules).

Ignorance (of how our state is viewed throughout the country and the world) is bliss.

After growing up here in the ’60s and watching things improve, who would have thought we’d be drawn back to the ignorance of the past.

Tellit

February 3rd, 2012
1:36 pm

Way to go Phil Gingrey!

Really

February 3rd, 2012
1:39 pm

Bach
I guess rednecks don’t marry Jewish girls for the same reason that black men go outside their race to marry white women.

WAR EAGLE

February 3rd, 2012
1:39 pm

Obama is NOT a christian but a muslim. He belongs to a black muslim church-a radical one at that. and he has sided with all the muslims against our friends. he tossed the pipeline aside to support his muslim friends. How blind do youhave to be to not see thru this liar!?

Storm Debris

February 3rd, 2012
1:51 pm

Gingrey’s act was yet another disrespectful act of one of our elected officials. There is no justification for his actions. Any event that is attended by a politician is political. Gingrey just wanted his name mentioned in the news. Note that he has not introduced or sponsored any legislation in the past 4 years that has brought one single job to Georgia. We the voters need to walk out on Gingrey when his term is up. He should be brown noising the President so that we can get some help down here in Georgia with our economy and educational system. We Georgian’s are sinking further and further down the economic poll as our congressmen continue to get richer and more disrespectful.

chanceman4

February 3rd, 2012
1:53 pm

Not sure how I feel about Gingrey leaving…I guess he does have that right. But isn’t it funny how we have never heard any of this “Christian” talk from the President until an election year, where he is about to be at war with many religious organizations? Also Mr. President, Jesus wanted the rich to act out of their own heart, rather than be told that they have to give. An obligation is not the same as an act of benevolence. Just sayin’.

bt1togo

February 3rd, 2012
1:53 pm

Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

Real News

February 3rd, 2012
2:02 pm

bt1togo, Yeah and a Liberal Democrat firm conducted that bias study. FACT. The study is frauldulent and it was conducted bt the left so that the liberal bias mainstreet media could use it to make fun of conservatives. That way conseratives would get unset and won’t come out and vote against Obama the liar. All of you Liberal Democrats are being played as foo;s by Obama and his thug cronies.

Alabama Communist

February 3rd, 2012
2:09 pm

More Breaking News On Walkout… A source within a Satantic group said today. ” I am shocked that the media did not report that 2000 confirmed 7 th Day Atheists left the Prayer Service with the Congressman.”.

bt1togo

February 3rd, 2012
2:11 pm

I do not claim to be either Real News. I found it really outrageous someone would actually conduct a study like that. Prejudice, Racism & Conservatism comes from both low & high IQ’s.

[...] Representative Phil Gingrey (R-Georgia), walked out of President Barack Obama‘s address at the annual National Prayer Breakfast after becoming offended that the president insinuated politics into what is supposed to be a non-partisan event, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. [...]

kitty

February 3rd, 2012
2:20 pm

When did Obama become SO religious?

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:25 pm

FedUp is funny. “He (Obama) should move to Europe and live in a socialist country because that is what he so loves.”

Among the several other ways FedUp was wrong, this was especially amusing when you consider the head of the largest and most socialist movement in this country said himself that Obama is nowhere near being a socialist.

Meanwhile, FedUp, I agree: Let’s cut all entitlement programs permanently. I mean, what do we care about A.) the workforce needed to employ those programs, and B.) the skyrocketing crime rate that would hit soon afterward? What’s that? Buy a gun? Gee, I would, but I’m a little too concerned about my daughter being shot in an accident that could happen to anyone. And besides, why would I or should I want to live in a country armed to the teeth? I suppose you wouldn’t want to smack me in the face if at your child’s funeral I said, FedUp, quit your crummy belly-aching – she’s dead because you insisted on keeping an arsenal in the house and forgot to hide the key that one day it managed to slip your mind.

BecomingPt2

February 3rd, 2012
2:27 pm

Reading the comments saying Obama is a Muslim and all the other right wing stupidity makes me embarrassed for this state. Seriously, we need better education here or else our population is going to continue being ignorant, uneducated, and uninformed.

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:28 pm

“Obama is NOT a christian but a muslim. He belongs to a black muslim church-a radical one at that. and he has sided with all the muslims against our friends. he tossed the pipeline aside to support his muslim friends. How blind do youhave to be to not see thru this liar!?”

WAR EAGLE, if this is true, then Obama is far and away the worst Muslim to ever live and would be called out as such by his fellow Muslims. Think about that next time you see Obama eating a hamburger or pork ribs, or you hear from FOX News about his schedule including the fast his religion requires of him.

You’re just spewing ignorance and hate.

Am I the only Republican who wants to win

February 3rd, 2012
2:30 pm

I hate to say it, but we are giving the Democrats the election. We are playing like a defeated football team. When behind, start playing out of character and making poor decisions that ultimately gives the game away. That’s just what we are doing. Obama is playing it cool and letting us kill ourselves. We have got to pull this together or we will loose the election. Say what you want,but the acts of the Republican leaders over the past months is putting a bad taste in mouths of the undecided. We are really screwing up. Yes, the media is giving us a platform to show our displeasure with Obama, but at a cost. Everyday it’s another Republican who is disrespecting the President…NOT OBAMA the man….BUT the office of the President. That’s not a good look. Mark my word, if we loose the election, it’s because we played the game with fear and not with character.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
2:30 pm

real news,

No ’studies’ are necessary to make conservatives look stupid.
It is a guarantee they will run their mouth and make it obvious.
For more details, see ‘Getrich, Nut – The Book Tour Campaign’.

kitty

February 3rd, 2012
2:31 pm

Folks want to call Phil disrepectful? OMG are you kidding? Obama talks to the American people like they are trash on the bottom of his shoe. It plain to see he cares nothing about this country or the people living here. He has done nothing he said he was going to do. He has divided the country. Increased racism to its fullest. I mean come on. He has a new website out called African Americans for Obama. Could you imagine the outrage if a white candidate had one called whites for so and so. There would be mass riots in the street. I don’t understand how people can be so blind and stupid.

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:31 pm

No, BecomingPt2, they’re educated and informed enough. They’ve just chosen to pretend otherwise so they don’t have to come right out and admit being racist. Why complain about Obama being black and being called a racist when you can knowingly and falsely allege he’s a Muslim and deny any racist overtones? They just think they’re being smart and exercising their fundamental right to question government.

[...] Phil Gingrey’s (R-GA) office confirmed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution that the lawmaker walked out of President Obama’s address at the annual National Prayer [...]

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:34 pm

“Obama talks to the American people like they are trash on the bottom of his shoe.”

I know, that’s annoying. Thank goodness Bush only TREATED people like trash on the bottom of his shoe.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
2:35 pm

kitty,

There already is one.
It’s called the ‘christian coalition’.

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:37 pm

Am I the only Republican who wants to win … apparently yes, you are. You’re the only one with enough awareness to have some kind of plan to win, anyway. Telling me Obama is a Muslim who hates America is not going to persuade me to vote for the Mormon guy or the adulterer. Telling me what someone can do rather than what the devil isn’t doing sounds like a sound strategy to me.

Travis McGee

February 3rd, 2012
2:40 pm

Wish to heck when he walked out on the president the ol’ boy had kept on walking. . . .

OHCOMEON

February 3rd, 2012
2:42 pm

“Jesus wanted the rich to act out of their own heart, rather than be told that they have to give.”

I suggest you do a little research into your candidate Romney’s own religion. Mormons get bills sent to them in the mail for their tithing obligations.

Question

February 3rd, 2012
2:48 pm

People who say Obama is a Muslim are idiots..

I bet those are the same who complained about Rev.Wrigh.

Ol' Timer

February 3rd, 2012
2:53 pm

“Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts as are injuious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” ~Thomas Jefferson

“When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds.” ~Will Rogers

Obama 2012

February 3rd, 2012
2:54 pm

VOTE OUT THE REPUBLICANS!

Obama and the Dems are fixing this country without idiots like Gingrey. We don’t need the fascists and we don’t want the fascists. Democrats are on a roll. Join us in solving this country’s problems or step aside.

Ol' Timer

February 3rd, 2012
2:56 pm

@Kitty — “The trouble with people is not that they don’t know, but that they know so much that ain’t so.” ~Josh Billings

bt1togo

February 3rd, 2012
3:08 pm

BTW RealNews, where are YOU getting the info on who conducted this study? I do not see any informaton of any political affiliation.

Quedawg

February 3rd, 2012
3:14 pm

The real issue here is the respect for the office. During the Presidents term I have seen some of the most blatant disrespect ever! So much disrespect that Repubs are looking like bumbling idiots grasping at whoever they think can just “beat Obama.” Not what that person can do for the country. You went from one accused adulterer to one convicted adulterer, to the man that invented “Obamacare?” Yet all they focus on and the underlying mantra is, BEAT OBAMA!!

Goober

February 3rd, 2012
3:28 pm

Thank God for yankees, changing Georgia one redneck at a time.

luckjoe

February 3rd, 2012
3:37 pm

Obama’s November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving address was void of any religions reference.
He stated that the first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community. Guess he now needs votes.

SDON

February 3rd, 2012
3:41 pm

Really? ComeonSon- whatever is said by the President at any time any where regardless of the function will be political in some way. Sounds like a lame excuse and looking for an excuse to catch a headline and another reason to just be angry when someone says something you don’t like. Grow Up Will You.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
3:42 pm

OhComeOn,
Entitlement programs should be in place to help the elderly, orphans and those injured and cannot help themselves. It was never meant to support those that do no want to support themselves. And on the socialist front, let me give you a definition and see if this is not the way Obama is speaking on a daily basis.

Socialists generally argue that capitalism concentrates power and wealth within a small segment of society that controls the means of production and derives its wealth through a system of exploitation. This creates a stratified society based on unequal social relations that fails to provide equal opportunities for every individual to maximize their potential, and does not utilise available technology and resources to their maximum potential in the interests of the public,and focuses on satisfying market-induced wants as opposed to human needs. Socialists argue that socialism would allow for wealth to be distributed based on how much one contributes to society, as opposed to how much capital one holds.
Socialists hold that capitalism is an illegitimate economic system, since it largely serves the interests of the owners of capital and involves the exploitation of other economic classes. As such, they wish to replace it completely or at least make substantial modifications to it, in order to create a more just society that would guarantee a certain basic standard of living. A primary goal of socialism is social equality and a distribution of wealth based on one’s contribution to society, and an economic arrangement that would serve the interests of society as a whole.

So you see you can talk all you want about Obama and his socialist stance not being true, but he is socialist through and through. His talk that Everyone should have a chance, and the taxation of the so called RICH, his rhetoric daily about government intervention in schools (which is up to the states by the way), and what is fair and what is not is socialism, period.

You speak of my daughter and arming ourselves and her being shot over idiotics who DO NOT want to make themselves better, but just rely on being given to, or believing they have the RIGHT to take from others. First off, I find it offensive you would even bring up that type of example, but the CONSTITUTION gives law abiding citizens the RIGHT to bear arms. What the CONSTITUTION DOES NOT GRANT is wealth and prosperity to those that do not try. You have the RIGHT to the PURSUIT of happiness, wealth, making yourself better, not the RIGHT for the government to GIVE IT TO YOU at the cost of others.

This country would be speaking Japanese or German with this generation we have living today. Thank GOD our forefathers fought for this country and the rights founded in the CONSTITUTION. There is a seperation between church and state, and there is a seperation between STATES and Government. Maybe if we were teaching our children to go out and get an education (I am sure the liberals here think the government should give them a college education too) and make something out of yourself instead of waiting on the government to “take from the rich and give to the poor” Robin Hood scenario, this country would be a much better place.
You should be pissed that the government takes money for Social Security and then borrows it to spend spend spend and if you die, who gets the money? Your wife? NO Your kids? NO (unless a pitiful little amount until they are 18). Your estate, NO! It’s kept by the government.
Get real and get your head out of the sand. This Government, and I mean the WHOLE government should be kicked out and start over.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
3:46 pm

And BTW Obama had 2 years with a Democratic House and Senate and DID NOTHING. Do you know why, his own party doesn’t support half of his agenda.

judy mckenna

February 3rd, 2012
3:47 pm

Very rude!! What is wrong with sitting there and having good manners. Guess they didn’t teach that in the Ga. schools.

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
3:53 pm

One thing I will say, I don’t believe ANYONE should disrespect the OFFICE of the President. What Gingrey did was wrong. Even if you don’t agree with a single thing the President said, have respect for the office, even if you don’t respect the person.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
3:54 pm

fed up…

Turn off the am rant radio and look at a political science book or even a dictionary.

You may be surprised at how different it is from the wrong wing radio definition.

homebuilding

February 3rd, 2012
4:07 pm

I had never heard of Dr. Phil until yesterday. He surely played his cracker role out real well for you’all, now, didn’t he?

And the newspaper, playing out their GOPster role, so well, too.
(political commentary at prayer breakfasts is “rare,” please say it again that President Obama was the only such offender, in our times–what a lie from Journal Constitution)

Does anyone remember Billy Graham, in several of his books, mentioning how he truly regretted being ’sucked into’ his defense of Richard Nixon, during Watergate?

Michelle

February 3rd, 2012
4:16 pm

So glad the self righteous right NEVER mixes religion with their politics. :-/ LOL!

shady

February 3rd, 2012
4:35 pm

Idiot Gringrey had to do what his boss Leror “The Pig” Gingrich told him to do. What a loser, along with that sap Lidnsey out of Savannah. Get rid of these bums!

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
4:41 pm

Honested, So since when did Webster’s Dictionary become right wing? Maybe you are one of the entitled people!

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
4:41 pm

Honested must be getting ready to go out gangbanging tonight. Make sure the rich give ya somethen.

AB+

February 3rd, 2012
4:45 pm

Disrespect is the right word. but as a christian believer the republican party does not act as a party lead by christian principles. if they did then they would be lead by Romans 13: 1-5. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+13&version=KJV So perhaps they should start there before they tell anyone how they should respect the flag, military, Ronald Regan, or the forefathers! If we are a nation under God then who will God honor in this situation…

FedUp

February 3rd, 2012
4:49 pm

AB+ well the government surely doesn’t abide from though shall not steal and thou shalt not covet. That’s for sure!

John T

February 3rd, 2012
4:55 pm

Obama is trying to “brainwash” everybody by telling the same old story, it’s his way or no way, Gingrey had all the rights in the world to leave. At least Gingrey is smart enough to realize Guam won’t tip over and capsize if more troops are stationed there.

Cora

February 3rd, 2012
5:11 pm

It is sad that these Republicans who claim to be Christians don’t simply follow the Bible. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, “what you do unto the least of these, you do unto me”.
What they do not understand is that they are not just undermining President Obama, they are undermining the office of the President. What do you think will happen when a white man or woman takes office. The respect for the office will still have been diminished.
Racism is alive and well. Please racist folk, understand, Black folk, nor liberals are out to get you. We simply want an opportunity to achieve.

arlene

February 3rd, 2012
5:29 pm

There is a gross lack of respect for our President, whether it’s a redneck Republican in Arizona shaking her finger in his face, or a redneck from Georgia who walks out during his speech…and all points in between. This man is due all of the respect we Americans can bestow upon him. He is doing the best job he can, considering the big mess he inherited when he took this job. All of you “Obama haters”: grow up and act like adults.

td

February 3rd, 2012
5:37 pm

arlene

February 3rd, 2012
5:29 pm

Were you saying the same thing when GWB was not receiving any respect from the left?

honested

February 3rd, 2012
5:49 pm

shrub proved himself to be worthy of prosecution at the Hague.
That is why he hides in Texas.
He lied to the country to start a pointless war.
He wrecked the economy to fund the first war he lost and the second one he never should have started.
He lost all respect with the Citizenry who was paying attention.

There is no comparison.

[...] – a devout Catholic — listened to “several minutes” of Obama’s remarks,” reports Jim Galloway at the AJC’s Political Insider. “[Gingrey] said he was disappointed, because [...]

saywhat?

February 3rd, 2012
5:51 pm

The right wingers are just all butt hurt that their “socialist muslim” president is a better Christian than they pretend to be. Cry me a frickin’ river.

arlene

February 3rd, 2012
5:55 pm

Thank you, honested. Gingrey just wanted a reason to show his disrespect. He thought he was being cute; he only showed his ignorance.

No Incumbents Elected

February 3rd, 2012
6:03 pm

Obama 2012

February 3rd, 2012
2:54 pm

the dems had total control of congress and the white house for two years and did not do squat to improve the economy. I know, the repub had it so messed up it was beyond repair.

Bullet County

February 3rd, 2012
6:13 pm

Mr. Gingrey had to leave so he could work on repaying the taxpayers the more than $60 Million that his Bank of Ellijay (shut down in 2010 and taken over by federal regulators at a cost of more than $60 million) cost us. Reprehensible doesn’t begin to describe this man’s behavior.

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
6:14 pm

A spokesman within U.S. representative Phil Gingrey’s office confirmed this afternoon that Dr. Gingrey stormed out of the annual National Prayer Breakfast because of an apparent discrepancy with his food preparation. In accordance with strict redneck dietary laws, the congressman’s breakfast of fried squirrel brains, poached possum snout, and an omelette of buzzard eggs required the blessing of his local Imperial Wizard who missed his connecting flight out of Hartsfield, and was a notable no show.

td

February 3rd, 2012
6:19 pm

Frederick Douglass

February 3rd, 2012
6:14 pm

You made a funny and it made me laugh. Good job.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
6:28 pm

Fredrick D..

I’m sure there must have at least been an ‘exalted cyclops’ within a few blocks.

honested

February 3rd, 2012
6:34 pm

This might be a good time to take a minute and reflect on Congressman gingrey and some of the representatives who are his closest Georgia cohorts.

Since at least 2006 they have been long on displaying their ’southern indignation’ and short on attending to the Country’s (and their constituent’s) business.

We don’t elect these clowns to pander to their funders, we elect them to attend to the difficult business of governing the country and make the compromises necessary to do so.

Any fool can be an inflexible extremist. There are places where it will even get you elected repeatedly.

But it doesn’t qualify you to know and respond to the needs of your countrymen.

So please, pay attention in November. Vote for people who will attend to the job at hand rather than focus on pranks for the camera.

IT IS IMPORTANT!

A God Fearing Woman

February 3rd, 2012
7:35 pm

Religion out of politics, free speech out of politics, owning and having the right to bear arms out of politics. Frankly anyone that reads this should be concerned with your own soul and how “your behavior” is first. Lets get parties out of politics and go with the man or woman that do what they say they will do. I read my bible everyday and I pray for my state, my county and my family and loved ones. Get a real grip America- It is time to get Right in Action, Heart and MOUTHs. Thank God for Grace and Mercy.

Mitchell

February 3rd, 2012
9:14 pm

The President of the United States of America interjecting politics in his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast?

Who the F does he think he is?!

The President of the United States?

What was the president thinking? That’s what I want to know.

Mitchell

February 3rd, 2012
9:28 pm

I can’t believe a political leader in this country would ever be so bold, careless really and just plain irresponsible enough to marry both politics and religion in a speech at a public event.

Conservative republicans like Representative Gingrey have long been known for their opposition to Christianity not to mention extremist fundamentalist dogma as it pertains to the law of the land.

Congressman Gingrey’s abrupt exit from President Obama’s speech is consistent with his belief system.

I couldn’t agree more with the man. Keep religion out of government and legislation.

It has no place there.

That is all.